1. “Holding on for Life”- Broken Bells [ABOVE]
2. “Breathe This Air”- Jon Hopkins ft. Purity Ring
3. “Hémesphere”- Paradis
4. “Where I’m Going”- Sir Sly
5. “I am the Lion King”- PAPA (St. Lucia Remix)
Chet Faker solo: Amazing. Flume solo: Amazing.
So what happens when you have two amazing artists come together? You get something magically mesmerizing. These artist’s styles aren’t all that similar as solo acts, but that whole opposites attracts thing really takes into effect here; they compliment each other incredibly well! Flume’s mixes with Chet’s wonderfully sexy, sultry voice means eargasms all over the place. (And yes. I just said eargasm). With the release of their latest collab, “Drop the Game”, I’ve decided to pay tribute and put together this mini-playlist. Enjoy!
Six months ago I stumbled onto WhoMadeWho’s “Inside World”. It was instant love! I decided to check out more of their songs at that point, but unfortunately, for some reason I wasn’t falling in love with anything else from them at the time. When this happens, I’ll often try revisiting the band at some later date just to see if there is something I missed.
Plus sometimes even with music, you can be blinded by love and stuck in the “nothing is better than this” mode. Today I’m sharing a couple more songs I’ve been able to open up emotionally to:
These songs give me chills, which makes them perfect for summer nights.
I don’t know about your city, but Toronto has been stuck in a sweaty, sticky, muggy mood lately. When I get home from work, all I can do it change into something hardly there, lie on my bed and let my fan cool me down. I’ll press play to my “cool down” playlist and drift off. By this, I don’t mean fall asleep, but drift off in the sense that it’ll just calm me down and allow me to think and breathe again. I have been compiling a few of these songs throughout the start of the summer until now, and I feel like these songs all fit the same beautiful mellow mood. If you just need to chill, relax or even reflect on the day (without falling asleep), give these songs a try:
5. “Miasma Sky”-BATHS
Last year I was completely drawn into this one-man band for 2 reasons; The first being the obviously beautiful music they create, and secondly his name is the Island that my Dad is from- St. Lucia. Since today seems like one of the fist really beautiful days of the year so far, I decided this might be a nice time to get reacquainted.
St. Lucia is one guy, Phillip-Jean Grobler from Johannesburg South Africa (you sure don’t hear that everyday). Eventually he shifted to England and then wound up in New York. There he produced some of these amazing alternative electro-pop songs. Just like the Caribbean island, you’ll probably find the music to be sunny and relaxing.
If you’re a music fiend, you probably already know about the majesticcasual YouTube channel. I could spend hours scouring YouTube for new music, old music and all the stuff in between. I think it was late last year that I really started getting into the magestic page. The songs they post are generally pretty indie-electronic, but somtimes they add hip-hop on there too. It’s all very chill- I think that magestic is actually the perfect word. It’s great to listen to at home lounging around, at work or watching the sunset on a bench overlooking the water. Check them out. My playlist today also features some great tracks posted by them:
1. “Latch”- Disclosure ft. Sam Smith
2. “Fifteen”- Goldroom ft. Chela (Oxford Remix)
3. “Glow”- IYES (above)
4. “We Ain’t Them”- Childish Gambino
5. “Thinkin’ Bout You”- Frank Ocean (Ryan Hemsworth Bootleg)
This mini-playlist is wonderful for those early Spring work days. Those days where you want to be outside but you can’t, because you’re stuck at a desk- like today! This collection of songs has a great combination of pretty chill beats, nothing too fast, nothing too slow. Most mix that with cool melodies, that make you feel all good inside (and not so terrible about sitting at that desk).