A mix of elite and non-elite genres that represent a standard for good taste. – featuring artists like Da Weasel, Anoushka Shankar, Sinéad O’Connor, Band of Skulls, McAlmont & Butler, Bob Dylan, Lovage, Jennifer Charles, Tricky, Wet Leg,
sail a sea of sound where the only rule is “if it flows it goes” with Andrew & Matt – featuring artists like The Beatles • Enter Shikari • Alt-J • Band of Skulls • R.E.M. • Tame Impala • Stevie Wonder • Carpenter Brut
Top shelf J Dilla & Madlib instrumentals plus tracks that they have inspired – featuring artists like J Dilla • Madlib • Flying Lotus • Knxwledge • Georgia Anne Muldrow • Count Bass D • Karriem Riggins • MF DOOM
A good day needs a good flow – featuring artists like People Under The Stairs • Pete Rock • Artifacts • Slum Village • Run-D.M.C. • De La Soul • Mos Def • The Pharcyde
A DMCA-friendly playlist, played daily on stream by dinossindgeil. Featuring artists like: The Midnight • Magic Sword • Kid Quill • PRIZM • The 8-Bit Big Band • Droid Bishop • Kalax
I was feeling sad – and I know why, but damn it’s so hard at times.
I’ve sat and watched as circumstance came in and deconstructed my defences one by one – constant pain leading to lack of sleep to lack of writing to lack of self care to lack of confidence to lack of hope to – STOP!
Chill beats to calm the mind; featuring my favourite electronic, ambient and deep house tracks. Updated bi-weekly | reach-out: @kiskadee__. Featuring artists like Jamie XX • Bonobo • Kiskadee • Four Tet • Tourist • Caribou • Bicep • Weval
Sometimes it’s just so fucking bleak – the past, the present, the future – nothing’s right – everything’s wasted, me included. At times like this – I need something simple, something recognizable, something tangible that I can attach myself to – I need sonic salve.
While the organic opening to this track is rather foreboding, the subsequent six minutes of solid 4 by 4 electronic beats feels relentlessly optimistic…
This debut track sways nicely. smei sings unconcerned, but collected. The beat is choice.
One of the things I’m always looking out for on the essay writing list is repeatability – for tracks that you can put on a loop and then lose yourself for an hour – or longer. It’s why the tracks on this list skew much longer in length than your average 3 minute song…
Synonymous underlyings to the name of this playlist… a self reflective thought where the listener can question their own consciousness.
A mix between soul, trip hop and electronic music. Some melodic and bewitching rap content. I mean, what else do we really need?
This week’s track has just enough umph to energize, while also looping you through yesterday’s thoughts. OTR, an Ohio native, adds his creative, melancholic sound over the Denmark duo’s poppy electric sound.
This trio is the definition of head turning, melodic music that you can not help but to move to. A perfect track to play for almost every scenario, the rhythmic beat and delayed vocal entrance has the mind thinking of good times to come.
Informed by everyone from J. Dilla to Miles Davis to Radiohead, Vanilla’s own work is a harmonious blend of hip hop, acid jazz, electronic samplings, disco, funk and soul.
From Vanilla’s words, his work is based on ‘soul-sampling and electronic instrumentals’.
You know when you’re spoiled for choice, when you have so many options that you end up choosing none of them? There’s an interesting study involving Jam that the Harvard Business Review can tell you about – point being – I’m overwhelmed with amazing tracks that I could put on the essay writing list that I just don’t know where to start…
There’s all kinds of music to write to out there – hell, I’m pretty sure we feature all of them on this list – but there are certain styles that have a direct path to the part of my brain that will get me to start writing. Nick Rezo’s Post London is one of them.