These Are the 10 Best Independent Releases of the Week

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The music festival season is officially in full swing, and with that said, it’s easy to get lost in mix if you’re releasing music as an independent act during this time of year. All things considered, we wanted to spotlight 10 of the best independent drops of the week that might be some of the most eclectic independent releases we’ve seen all summer. A nice contrast in terms of genres and styles, check out all our picks below.

Ecco2k – “Black Boy”

Best Independent Music Releases of The Week August 2017

Drain Gang

After touring the world with Yung Lean and Sad Boys throughout the years, Stockholm’s Drain Gang, made up of avant-garde artists Bladee, Ecco2k, Thaiboy Digital & Whitearmor, are set to release their new album D&G on August 7. This week, one of the group’s coveted members, Ecco2k, dropped an autobiographical song about coming to terms with his identity as young man raised with a Swedish mother and Nigerian father. Stream below.

Trippie Redd – “Never Ever Land”

Best Independent Music Releases of The Week August 2017

Trippie Redd

Trippie Redd is Ohio’s newest rap export and he’s slowly, but surely, becoming an artist to keep your eyes on. In just 12 months time, his SoundCloud has garnered millions of streams and it’s only growing with each new release. Check out his newest single below.

Giraffage featuring Matosic – “Slowly”

Best Independent Music Releases of The Week August 2017

Giraffage

Having already been featured on Billboard as one the “15 Dance Artists to Watch in 2017,” San Francisco producer Giraffage is continuing to showcase his unique atmospheric approach to dance music with each new release. Earlier this week, he shared the lead single off his upcoming album Too Real and it doesn’t disappoint. Stream below.

Maggie Rogers – “Say Something Loving” (The xx Cover)

Best Independent Music Releases of The Week August 2017

Triple J

After blowing away Pharrell Williams last year with her impromptu performance at NYU, electro-folk singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers continues to amaze. Watch her latest appearance on Australian radio station Triple J’s, as the singer performance an eloquent cover for The xx’s 2017 hit, “Say Something Loving.”

Sloan Evans – “On Me” (Produced by D33J)

Best Independent Music Releases of The Week August 2017

Aidan Cullen

Sloan Evans has officially stepped from the shadows of his VLONE affiliation with his latest release, “On Me.” Produced by D33j of WEDIDIT the wavy, bounce inducing instrumental contrasts with Sloan’s somber message as he reflects on his environment that offers fans a first glimpse into Sloan’s world. Stream below.

Denzel Curry & Billy Davis – “Goldfish”

Best Independent Music Releases of The Week August 2017

Billy Davis

Melbourne producer Billy Davis has been establishing himself within the Australian musical landscape this past year with his unique, contemporary fusion of hip-hop and R&B. This week he shared a new cross-over record with South Floridian cloud-rap pioneer, Denzel Curry, to let people know his music range is vast. Stream below.

Ugly God – The Booty Tape (Album)

Best Independent Music Releases of The Week August 2017

Asylum

Internet sensation/rapper Ugly God finally dropped his highly-anticipated debut album, The Booty Tape this week. The project was initially set to feature appearances from XXXTENTACION and Ski Mask The Slump God but due to a distribution conflict with his company, the young Houston rapper had to remove nearly all the major rapper appearances. Nonetheless, it’s still packed with bangers. Listen in below.

Smokepurpp & Juicy J – “Streets Love Me”

Best Independent Music Releases of The Week August 2017

Curious Holger

Uncle Juice schooled the young Floridian up-and-comer on a thing or two about strip club anthems earlier this week and from the looks of it, he passed with flying colors. Stream below until his long-awaited Deadstar project drops later this year.

Wifisfuneral – Boy Who Cried Wolf (Mixtape)

Best Independent Music Releases of The Week August 2017

Wifisfuneral

Wifisfuneral finally dropped his long-awaited mixtape, Boy Who Cried Wolf this week. The 14-track project is stacked with hard-hitting records featuring some of the game’s hottest up-and-coming producers including Pierre Bourne. Stream below.

Lil Tracy – Life of a Popstar(Mixtape)

Best Independent Music Releases of The Week August 2017

SHOTBYCHEECHY

SoundCloud rap luminary Lil Tracy released his new Life of a Popstar mixtape this week after unleashing off a plethora of loose singles that did some major numbers on SoundCloud throughout the year. Meanwhile, Lil Tracy is looking to make a statement with this latest drop that he’s a contender for one the best young talents in the game.

Also be sure to check out our previous music roundups for the best drops of weeks past.

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