“I don’t make the lists don’t be mad at me / I just make the hits like a factory” What we’re listening to this week…
“Wake up to this / Wake up to this / The cool kids wake up to this”
It’s so important to maintain balance. In life, in love, and in the music. This week we’re balancing the turn up during these hot summer nights with the “ease up” for your morning routine. The chill guitar-and-keys vibe on Wake Up (The Prelude) [prod. by Drum Fu] by Toronto emcee Capital Öde is exactly what you need to get your mind right for the day.
“Cuz you just can’t give your heart away”
We wish everyone love and life this summer, and we hope everyone is responsible with both. Heart Away, by veteran of Philadelphia soul Musiq Soulchild, is an uptempo kick-and-snare drum fueled reminder to look both ways before crossing the streets of love of this summer. The track is the lead single on Musiq’s latest album, Life on Earth.
Every weekend needs its theme music. We have a feeling the new soca anthem Till Morning by Bajan rising star Shanta Prince will be in heavy rotation for all this summer’s late night bacchanal. This track is featured on the new soca compilation EP, Wake Up Project.
Festival season is upon us, and few genres of music go better with lawn chairs, beach towels, picnic baskets, and good friends than Afrobeat. We finish this week’s selections with You No Fit Touch Am, the latest album from Nigerian artist Dele Sosimi.