Weekly Playlist 11: FUN!

As the title suggests, there’s a lot of fun to be had in this week’s playlist, not least from Vince Staples whose song suggested the title, but also Vampire Weekend’s return single and a classic, Bambi, from Prince. There’s a few to intrigue too, including Nativity from Elysia Crampton, full of an array of strange sounds, Min We Tun So (Slow) from Benin’s Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo de Cotonou and Mali’s Toumani Diabaté on the kora (a 21 string African lute). Finally, to mark the problematic, but entertaining, Green Book in the cinema, a track from the film’s subject, Don Shirley.

Enjoy!

1. Harmony Hall by Vampire Weekend
2. FUN! by Vince Staples
3. Bambi by Prince
4. Jarabi by Toumani Diabaté
5. Sleep by SMX
6. Into the Red by James Blake
7. Nativity by Elysia Crampton
8. Min we tun so (slow) by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou
9. A Walking Embrace by Nils Frahm
10. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Don Shirley

 

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Weekly Playlist 9: Apple

A mix of older and new tracks with a lot of electronica this week. ANOHNI has teamed up with the South African artist, Nakhane for New Brighton, a soaring, thumping song. James Blake is also back with an album of love songs, of which Cant Believe The Way We Flow is my favourite, and finishing up, a track from last year, bringing together a Moses Sumney and Sufjan Stevens. Along the way, the inimitable sound of the Paul brothers on a Nao (this time producer AK Paul) and a new track from Beirut’s forthcoming album.

Enjoy!

1. New Brighton by Nakhane feat. ANOHNI
2. The Apple by V V Brown
3. So Good by Nao feat. A. K. Paul
4. Can’t Believe the Way We Flow by James Blake
5. Por Qué? by Eduardo Mateo
6. Oxide by Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, Andy Milne, Drew Gress & Mark Ferber
7. Knock Me off My Feet by SOAK
8. Landslide by Beirut
9. Imbalance by Julia Kent
10. Make Out in My Car (Sufjan Stevens Version) by Moses Sumney & Sufjan Stevens

 

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Weekly Playlist 8: Antarctica

Your ten tracks this week start off with an excellent remix of On Hold by Jamie xx, and James Blake’s Limit to Your Love, before taking a detour through the Fratellis, some sparkling new Radiohead and Beirut before Janet Jackson’s late 90s collaboration with Q-Tip, featuring a sample of Joni Mitchell pushes us into a beautiful track to enjoy the cold from Vangelis.

Enjoy!

 

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