Staff Picks: 7 LANDR Distribution Artists We Loved in September

Thousands of artists trust LANDR Distribution to get their tracks on streaming platforms worldwide. But did you know we listen to every single submission? Here’s a taste of some of the incredible talent that comes through our distribution community.

For this installment of staff picks we’ve lovingly hand-picked some choice LANDR Distribution releases for the dying days of summer and the onset of fall.

It’s the perfect playlist to celebrate cooler days and cozy evenings.

You’ll find everything from wistful ambient soundscapes, Swedish experimentalism to Nigerian boom-bap reggaeton.

1. Tiger Mask – Sinai

The minimal three-part guitar, bass and drum arrangements come to a head on the final track of Tiger Mask’s first EP.

Sinai is a shifting midwest emo, indie rock style ballad. Its wandering lo-fi guitars, melancholic vocals and longing chords build nicely into a booming final verse.

Sounds like: American Football, Broken Social Scene

2. Simon the Magpie – Microwave

Electronic experimentalist Simon the Magpie came out with an excellent full-length album this summer.

The stand-out track for me was the swirling and spaced-out mixture of bells, synths, samples and percussion on “Microwave”.

Simon has a lot on the go these days. Check out his YouTube channel for funny yet educational content about music gear, production and a… barbed wire bass?

Sounds like: Stereolab, Animal Collective

3. ES.KAY – End of the World

Montreal rap producer ES.KAY recently came out with his new single “End of the World”.

The neo-soul rap and R&B bop is a hot track with a great hook at the chorus and strong rap performances throughout.

It’s an excellent offering from a great independent rapper that’s emerging from Montreal’s increasingly hot hip-hop scene.

Sounds like: ASAP Ferg, Big Sean

4. Imani Rosee – Real Woman

“Real Woman” is the impressive debut single from Imani Rosee.

The neo-soul songwriter puts out an incredibly powerful vocal performance on the track.

But it’s the empowering message of the song that hits hardest when she sings—I don’t need time by my side/ No I don’t need pride/Cause I’m a real woman.

The empowering message of the song hits hardest when she sings—I don’t need time by my side/ No I don’t need pride/Cause I’m a real woman.

It’s an inspiring debut from a budding new artist.

Sounds like: Solange, SZA

5. Patient Hands – Wash My Hands

Sweeping ambient soundscapes that oscillate in and out best describe Patient Hands’ new track “Wash My Hands”.

The calming five-minute track features sprawling synth pads and drowned out vocals that create a potent minimalist ambient track.

It’s the perfect background music for a sunny but crisp fall morning.

Sounds like: Time Hecker, Oneotrixpointnever

6. Hannise – Blue Jungle

“Blue Jungle” is the new dancey house track from producer Hannise.

It’s a classic sounding electronic jam with swooping bass, samba inspired drum programming and some tasty piano chords.

For a chilled-out dance track, this is an excellent offering from a young new producer.

For a chilled-out dance track, this is an excellent offering from a young new producer.

Sounds like: KAYTRANADA, Project Pablo

7. Damilfice – Bumba

“Bumba” is the new pop-reggaeton single from Nigeria based producer Damilfice.

It’s a classic reggaeton track with sensual singing and dancey drums.

If you’re looking for the perfect track for a (small) party at sunset, this track will get everyone dancing.

Sounds like: Daddy Yankee, PARTYNEXTDOOR

 

 

 

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