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We've always made a conscious effort to mine for and introduce new and undiscovered talent to HNHH. Without getting into the specifics (*eye roll emoji*), as a user, you'll likely know of a particular artist that you first encountered here on the HNHH pages. With that being said, we're continuing that effort with what should be a weekly feature (assuming we don't fall off again, because, life) that spotlights our favorite staff and user-submitted tracks, following our office's weekly (or bi-weekly, or sometimes, when life gets in the way, monthly...but I swear we'll be back to weekly soon enough!) music meeting. 

Here's a quick breakdown of how it works.

  • Every week, or every other week, each of our staff members submits a song from an artist we've never yet (or else, ~barely ever~) posted on HNHH (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, in fact, most of the time, it's an older record
  • This can include music videos
  • We listen to all the submissions as a team 
  • 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
  • In an effort to include user/fan-submitted music as well, we also go through all our Soundcloud messages and pick out the best submissions we find to include in our meeting (please send us your most fire submissions, it can be your song or someone else's). When we're in submission-listening-mode, we send out a tweet like this, which we'll also double up on our Instagram - so if you follow us on either/or platforms, you'll be in the know (!).

Now that you have the breakdown, take a look at this week's three new artist discoveries.

This week, we have two artists discovered through our Soundcloud submissions, Tatted Tez (who makes a rather triumphant return) and Cadillac Freeze-- disparate but dope offerings, although once again I have to admit we had a lot of strong competition in the Soundcloud DMs. If you weren't voted in this week, definitely keep submitting!! We're also featuring a staff-submitted highlight from duo Noah and Shagabond.

More on all three below, and vote to let us know who your favorite is.


Artist: Tatted Tez *Soundcloud Submission*

Song: "Swish Swish"

Location: Tennesse, United States

Sounds: Southern, synth-laden banger 

Discover more music: Tatted Tez's Soundcloud

Posted before: Yes: this is Tez's second time appearing in this feature. You'll recall his music video for "ION KNO" was top-voted back in May, and we welcome his return!


Artist: Noah & Shagabond *Staff Submission*

Song: "Genuine"

Location: Los Angeles, United States

Sounds: Light but lush, minimal and perfectly polished r'n'b

Discover more music: Noah & Shagabond's full EP Everything, All At Once

Posted before: No 


Artist: Cadillac Freeze *Soundcloud Submission*

Song: "El Miraj in Tha Garage"

Location: Los Angeles, United States

Sounds: Funky and OutKast-esque

Discover more music: Cadillac Freeze's Soundcloud

Posted before: No