Augustus

This month’s “monthly” playlist comes a bit early as I finish up my final week in D.C. and seek to bring some closure to this absurd experience. A lot has changed in ten weeks, and it’s on to a rapid-fire barrage of travel and forced relaxation before shit hits the fan this fall. This set will serve as the background music for it all, and I think it’ll fit pretty well. The first twelve songs are slow-burners with a lot of hidden energy that have captivated my attention for the last few weeks. Characterized by thumping bass, low-key crescendos and head-bobbing rhythms, these songs are addicting as hell. After that we move toward more indie-pop vibes and culminate with some straight EDM courtesy of friends like Kaskade. We’ll need to cool off after that dance session so we have some nice alt-rock for a while after that – more than most playlists. I heard a couple of hip-hop songs that I just had to include so I threw them in there as well. We finish off with some house music to re-energize you and keep you going until the next playlist. Hope the summer has been treating you all well. Enjoy the set below.

Emigration

I appear to have made another super long playlist. Clocking in at over three hours, I go deeper into different genres than usual. I start out with my favorite alternative/electronica as usual, but I quickly make the shift to hip-hop with one of my favorite tracks in recent memory called “Here” by Alessia Cara. After that we briefly dip into the acoustic life but come back with some alt-rock provided by Fickle Friends and Alejandro Meola. For some reason a nu-disco trend has been rising from the ashes of the 70s and a couple of the songs are actually good so you get a taste of that with Years and Years before we move into some heavier electronic. The last few songs are ultra-chill tropical house that will hopefully clear your head after listening to so many genres. Enjoy the setlist below.