We've always made a conscious effort to mine for, and introduce, new artists to the site. Without getting into the specifics (*eye roll emoji*), as a user, you'll likely know of an artist in particular that you first encountered here on the HNHH pages. With that being said, beyond combing through our submissions for our weekend Heatseeker highlights, we're going to be spotlighting our top three favorite staff-submitted tracks each week, following our in-office A&R meeting. 

Here's how it'll work.

  • Every week, each of our staff members submits a song from an artist we've never yet posted on HNHH (and hopefully we've never heard) (so get your song into the hands of a staff member, and wow them with your musical prowess hint hint) 
  • The song does not need to be new
  • This can include music videos
  • We listen to all the submissions as a team (Monday, weekly) 
  • Each staff member votes on their top three favorite submissions out of that week's batch of submissions
  • We cull the votes, and feature the top 3 on the website, in a handy article like this
  • Also: in an effort to include direct user/fan-submitted music as well, we'll be going through our Soundcloud messages and picking out a few extra submissions from there to include in the meeting each week (hint hint)

Now that you have the breakdown, take a look at this week's top three new artist discoveries-- we've included some basic info on each as well.

Vote on your favorite out of these three below, we want to know what you think!!

Artist: Mari

Song: "40 Flavors"

Location: Harlem, NY 

Discover more music: Mari's Soundcloud

Artist: Billy Mercury

Song: "Far Away"

Location: Norfolk, VA

Discover more music: Billy's Soundcloud

Artist: FI & Loo Loo

Song: "Double It"

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Discover more music: FI's Soundcloud / Loo Loo's Soundcloud