Mixtape Heat Wave Playlist
Published: Friday, February 28, 2014
Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014 13:02
Regardless of the two-day fluke of warm weather this week, and the following two days of frigidity, spring is coming. Whether you’re pumped about the announcement of the Bonnaroo lineup, have an innate urge to break out more pastel, or visions of Punta Cana dance in your head, we are all itching for warm weather. Patience is the key now. The time will come for Hoval lounges and East Street beaches, y’all. And one day (yes, one day) you will leather your skin at Battle of the Bands and Spring Weekend. Until then, stay bright, stay shining, listen to these tracks to get you out of your winter glum. Peace.
1. “Simplethings” by Miguel (Featured on the latest GIRLS episode on HBO, who doesn’t love a little Miguel?)
2. “Prophet [Grammy version] feat. Robyn” by Zhala (Zhala is an artist on Robyn’s Konichiwa Records and has a “Grimes-esque” post-apocalyptic feel. Described by critics as “religious rave” Check out their “live-video” which is an homage to Nirvana’s iconic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video. Eerie.
3. “Jubel” by Klingade (reliving this 2013 house track that packs an ethereal punch)
4. “Tristeza” by Empress Of (Brooklyn based and oh so fresh)
5. “Cop Scame” by Phony Ppl (Old, but a tight hip-hop track with an emphasis on jazzy cool…very Pharell-esque, minus the Pharell. Group releasing new EP very soon.)
6. “Just in Time” by Nina Simone (Watching the movie Before Sunset for the millionth time has placed this classic in my top rotation this week.)
7. “Werkin’ Girls” by Angel Haze
8. “Drake [Best I Ever Had] x Disclosure [You & Me] x Flume” by JANET JACK’s SON (The dual Lorde/Disclosure performance at the Brit Awards last week… YouTube it…. Made me foray back into mashups and this one certainly makes a mark.)
9. “Lose yourself [Original Mix]” by Major Lazer feat. RDX and Moska (Major Lazer released his new EP February 25th!)
10. “Everybody Wants to Rule the World [Dimond Saints Remix]” by Lorde (The dark pop princess covers an ‘80s classic that still retains the artificial synthesizer through Dimond Saints’ remix.)