SWANO's 10 [Volume 3] pt.7


Curated by Imani Wj Wright 
Here at SwanoDown, we listen to a ton of music on a DAILY basis. And during these days, of course, there are standout tracks. Below you'll find the 10 compositions we feel you should check out tonight, (or soon). We find these artists to be the most cutting-edge. And oh yeah, this is in no particular order... You decide!
Compositionally gifted artists like Will Brahm, Bogart., and Jackson Mathod, are all featured today.

Will Brahm- Viale Bramante

When I see a Will Brahm piece appear on my screen, I know I am in for a highly professional, and eloquently constructed performance. While listening to Viale Bramante, I can closely focus and find new intricacies with every strum that Brahm takes. 

Black Glove- Melody For J


There's no wrong time to praise your lord, right? I feel a bit of the holy spirit myself while I listen to this piece. Black Glove may have intended for this to be prominent during the Holiday season, but its percussion alone can accompany any time of the year.

Bogart.- Beautiful Istra

I don't know if I should sit back and listen or spit a couple freestyles. You know what? I'll do both. The way this piece "loops" is artistic within itself. The opening vocal sample, the knocking drum, and piano on this track really  create an engaging atmosphere. 

PROVO- Sweet Chai

Right away, this joint gives me feelings of mystery, suspense, and simultaneously- excitement. If you don't know what I mean, experience it. 

Andy Feldman- Laurel Green

I had a bit of a busy day before I turned this track on. With no exaggeration, this piece gave me feelings of bliss and relaxation almost instantly. I poured myself a cold glass of water, and enjoyed my new found peace. 

Jackson Mathod- Dumb People (feat. David Mrakpor & Harry Pope)

I like this track for so many different reason. I won't even attempt to pick a favorite. But, from the horns, to the live-sounding percussion- this joint is a solid  and fun jazzy piece. The piano solo really brings this thing together too. 

johnboybeats- Cliffside

I say this with zero exaggeration. This is one of my All-time favorite tracks. The melody gives me chills from the second I hear those notes. It puts me in a place of reflection, while simultaneously putting me in a place of glee. 

Ogi feel the Beat- It's A Culture

The bassline on this piece is groovy! That's what kept my head nodding. I really dig what Ogi did with the melodies here as well, they're avantgarde amongst what could be considered standard jazz tones and rhythms. 

LowDown Brass Band- We Dem Boys

You ready to get moving? I wasn't, but I am now! LowDown Brass Band is coming to party, and they're not just showing this through they're vocals, but via their mean percussion and horn performances. Have a good time with this one!

Sir Nicolas x Paul Low Key x AXAtheDruid- Dove

Look at the cool cover above. The artwork isn't just aesthetically great, but it truly fits the mood and dynamic of the song. The electric guitar is incredibly potent, and the smoothness of this thing makes you ant to replay it over and over. Really enjoyed this piece. I'm playing it for the 5th time as I type this.


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