Monday, September 10, 2018

August Playlist | 2018

I'm a little late, I know! Buuut, I have some really cool new music to make it up to you guys (insert devil emoji here). This time around we have everything, from chill techno to sultry R'nB - just the right amount of different music genres on one playlist. August was definitely a month dedicated to music, I went to a bunch of concerts (and discovered I do not have the energy for anything more than 4 hours of EDM, at best) and discovered soo many new artists. It was hard to narrow down the selection, but here are my top 7 picks for August:

Don't ask me how I stumbled upon "Orange Evening" by DWIG because I can't tell you. One Youtube hole after another and then this gem started playing. I know it probably won't be everyone's cup of tea, it's very dark and repetitive, but what amazes me is how good every layer of this song goes together, from start to finish. And to make things even more interesting to me, I randomly heard this song playing while walking by a cafe days after I discovered it and I was honestly shocked at this coincidence (the song isn't recent, nor is it a hit that's playing on radio stations right now). I love moments like those, and my friend who was with me when I heard the song and freaked out can agree.

I found this song one evening on Soundcloud when I was going through my old liked tracks and I saw the band The Citrus Clouds pop up. There was a period when I was obsessed with their song Nature, so I decided to check out their other songs. That's how I stumbled upon "Thorns on a Rose // Roots", the most chill R'n'B/soul song ever. Listen to this one, you won't regret it.

Jhené Aiko for me is one of the best female R'n'B artists out there, anything she releases is just filled with so much soul. The laid-back beats accompanied by her soothing vocals in "Never Call Me" made me fall in love with her music even more in August.

When there are no new songs by the artist that you love - just find a remix! That's the case with Childish Gambino's Terrified (Zikomo Remix). I love the original, but this version has the most distinctive groove to it. I highly recommend you check this out!

Unknown Mortal Orchestra and their song "Hunnybee" is my most treasured find for this summer. The ~vibes~ of this song are perfect, just what I need to make myself feel like I'm living my best life with it playing in the background. Plus, the band itself has a retro 70s sound that everybody needs to hear!

I love Mura Masa and I love NAO, so when I saw that they collaborated for their latest single called "Complicated" I just about peed my pants from happiness. And of course, the song did not disappoint - it's catchy, groovy, and all-around amazing.

In August I finally got around to listening to the new Years & Years album "Palo Santo" and I was a tad underwhelmed. It has a more pop-ish sound than I'm used to hearing from them, but that doesn't mean that the songs themselves aren't really good. The one that stood out to me was "Karma", the rhythm was stuck in my head from the very first listen. 

And that wraps up another month! Click HERE for the whole playlist on Youtube, or on each individual title above. Happy listening! 

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