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We're back! Our last instalment was, unfortunately, in December, but new year, new you...or something. Spring has sprung? I don't know, but I do know that we're picking up where we left off and digging into the ethernet to find some fresh faces to add to our repertoire. We asked for our best submissions to our Soundcloud messages the past couple of days, and we had our staff writers bring a submission of their own to yesterday's meeting. 

If it's your first time seeing this feature, here's a quick breakdown of how it works.

  • Every week, or every other week, or maybe every three months, 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) 
  • 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 (!).

This week, the three top picks were all submitted by our staff writers, so, to our Soundcloud users: go harder. Check out these new discoveries below and let us know what you think.

Artist: Maky Lavender *Staff Submission*

Song: "Ukannafo (the susan song)"

Location: Montreal, Canada

Sounds: Fun, bouncy and creative

Discover more music: Maky Lavender's Soundcloud

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Artist: Ninety6 *Staff Submission*

Song: "Call Log"

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Sounds: Like the internet (entirely produced by ChaseTheMoney so that should tell you everything you need to know)

Discover more music: Ninety6 on Spotify

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Artist: Planet Giza *Staff Submission*

Song: "You Wasn't Lying"

Location: Montreal, Canada

Sounds: Quirky and smooth a la GoldLink 

Discover more music: Planet Giza's Soundcloud

Posted before: No