It is our sincerest hope that you’ve enjoyed the two year-end playlists we’ve put out earlier in the week as we crossed into 2020. We look forward to delve further into the patterns we were able to discern and share our thoughts on what’s to come. As such, the playlists serve as a preview. So...Continue reading
Today, Ermias Asghedom (Nipsey Hussle) would have been blowing 34 candles. He passed away earlier this year and, to be understated, it’s been hard to deal with. A few months back, my partner Sen was able to bring us together and come up with our fave Nipsey tracks. And here I wanted to provide a...Continue reading
Goosebumps! Avicii’s “Heaven”, from his posthumous TIM album, is a collaborative effort with Coldplay’s Chris Martin that has been in existence in various draft forms since 2014. (The final version was produced in 2016.) Just as the album, the heartfelt video was completed by a frequent collaborator and friend, Levan Tsikurishvili, who used “a collection...Continue reading
And here comes my bow tie to May 2019. I had a great rush in compiling three playlists to present to you in a three-day span — though, I don’t look forward to repeating the experience so often 😅. As we get into the thick of summer, I will enthusiastically nudge you to listen to...
As I eluded yesterday, the recent tragedy had me in an all-Nipsey-all-the-time phase and as such the last you heard of any ‘Smoke x Mirrors‘ was at the end of March. I’m doing my best to catch up with the new new that’s been unleashed since then. And asides my earlier recommendations, I’ll further suggest...Continue reading
I’m bringing back the ‘Smoke x Mirrors‘ series after a month-long absence. It’s been difficult to listen to anything but Nipsey, and I’m thankful for the time I was afforded before getting back on the saddle. There’s been an abundance of solid projects that I caught up with the past few days and that’s given...Continue reading
I do not wish to recount when I learned that Nipsey Hussle was assassinated. It was clear that day and the days that followed that the grief was shared by more people than I could imagine. I will also dispense with arguments to counter the clumsy, ill-timed and/or misguided reflections of a few on Nipsey...Continue reading
After “Audio“, “Genius” and “Thunderclouds” comes another LSD gem, “No New Friends” along with the debut album from the trio of peerless artists. I love music that can be hard to pin down to a particular genre; I believe the likes of Diplo, Labrinth and Sia as well as the other contributors to this playlist...Continue reading
You better be in the mood to bathe in lust and ecstasy.
When it’s so nice, you play it twice! A couple of days ago, I featured “SMA”, Nasty C’s latest single with his label signee Rowlene. I always felt that the heartfelt song deserved to lead a playlist as well. And its second video — yes, there are two videos for the same song — just...Continue reading