Welcome back to another edition of Saturday Spotlight. Each week we review submissions from all over the globe, picking the best out of the batch to highlight at the end of the week. If you’re an aspiring rapper, a producer wanting to create a buzz, or a singer looking to expose their talent, the Saturday Spotlight series is dedicated to discovering the next star.
Whether it’s your latest single or a new beat you made, all upcoming artists can submit music to us for Saturday Spotlight on this link.
Mariana Velletto is one of L.A.’s hidden gems. The 21-year-old singer-songwriter manages to balance her melodic sounds and smooth vocals. Originally from Utica, New York, Mariana started singing covers of her favorite R&B artists, and soon after realized her natural talent and passion for music. At 18, she decided to move to Los Angeles to further her career in music. Mariana’s latest single ‘Crazy’ is a power anthem for all women who have that “bad b**ch” energy. The track, produced by Will & JR Gittens, is also accompanied by a sensual music video.
Check out ‘Crazy’ below.
Tristen Davies raps could blend in between infomercials on Adult Swim. Tristen’s raps on his latest single, “The Therapist” are filled with poignant energy but the production is smooth and laidback chilled lofi production. Tristen has impressive technical bars, having a good eye for the things around him. His off kilter flow stands out on the beat, as his lyrics weigh in on the wisdoms learned in life. Check out the single below:
Through our artist discovery platform Saturday Spotlight, we have discovered some amazing talent in the past including Russ, Ty Dolla Sign, Mez, IDK, Victoria Monét and Trap Beckham to name just a few. In most cases, coverage on HHNM was their first look among media outlets. Find the submission guidelines here.