This is a playlist blending my R&B influences. It may not show very much in my own music but I’m a huge R&B fan. Most of the vocal melodies I hear in my head stem from R&B artists, (it doesn’t mean I can actually sing them though!). This is a mixture of old and modern R&B songs and shows how my nostalgia can go down a rabbit hole of music. Music has the ability to make you feel very many different ways, but I think creating and retaining memories is one of the most vital reason we listen to music.
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“Heart beats” is a playlist full of sultry sounds. From funky tunes to instrumental jams – this playlist is all about the feels. Curated around my first single “Night In China”, this lineup has both an exciting yet sensual quality. The songs on here are cinematic and always bring me into a story, a mood, or a memory. I am constantly growing, learning, and discovering in my own music, but I always find myself coming back to this playlist. My sister and I add to it constantly so definitely continue to check it out – and let it take you place.
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Washington D.C. is brewing an act we can all get behind in soul/funk project Rhymes Band ft. Summer Dennis. Not only is their music exquisite, but their taste is pretty great too. Check out a soundtrack curated just for us by the band themselves below!
Redbone- Childish Gambino
ain’t nothing wrong with that- Robert Randolph
Beautiful Life- Judith Hill
Another Life- D’Angelo
Paranoid- Kanye West
Press- Cardi B
Everybody Mad-OT Genesis
Summer- The Carter’s
Love Galore- SZA
6 Summers- Anderson paak
King James- Anderson paak
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We all have plenty of days where we feel strange, exhausted, disoriented, or just not like ourselves. When I find myself deep within my own thoughts, lost in the weirdness, I like to put on my “Wiggle Beats”. The songs in this collection have different effects on my being. Carry the Weight by Morgxn, for instance, overwhelms my heart with emotions, simultaneously giving me the urge to move – dance, be proactive… I seek solace in these tunes, for many reasons, but in one way or another, they each get my blood flowing, emotions heightened, and pull me out of my own thoughts. I hope they bring others a similar sensation!
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Salt Lake City-based duo Gooch has curated a pretty wonderful playlist exclusively for us. We’re sure this list of rockin’ tracks will surely get you “Feelin It” for the weekend. Enjoy!
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