hanna barakat | wiggle beats

hanna barakat | wiggle beats

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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gooch | feelin it

gooch | feelin it

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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kyosi | before spring

kyosi | before spring

New York-based electro-pop artist KYOSi recently curated a lavish, kaleidoscope of a soundtrack feature exclusively for Imperfect Fifth, and we’ve got it for you today! Featuring gems by Kid Cudi, Vince Staples, Four Tet, Empress Of, Blood Orange, and more, this playlist boasts some party-essential tracks for the perfect night, no matter what season it is.

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wilder daze | inspired true nature

wilder daze | inspired true nature

I created this collection of songs because they represent what inspires me in music. They all have an essence of authenticity. It’s that mix of an infectious melody and a rebellious spirit that ultimately drives me as an artist, and influenced my upcoming second album, True Nature.

I included “Electric Chapel” by Lady Gaga because she inspired me tremendously when I was 17 and decided I was going to be a pop star. That song is so specific to her. I love the twisted romance of it all, and the distorted guitar that ties the whole song together.

When I was 18 and moved to New York City, David Bowie, Prince, and Madonna became the soundtrack to my life. I have vivid memories of listening to “Rebel, Rebel” in my headphones while strutting through the East Village, or sitting in my dorm room at night watching Madonna’s early music videos.

I had to include one of my favorites by Chet Baker. Once I was a senior in college, I began writing songs more prolifically than ever, and I would let the smoothness of Chet’s singing and trumpet playing guide me. I also included my favorite song of mine, “Luvline”, off my new record out this Spring. “Luvline” is my favorite track of mine because it sounds like my heart is singing, even when I hear it now, and that’s how I feel about the songs I chose for this playlist. I’m attracted to music that doesn’t hide from the truth, and these songs are a piece of the artist’s soul.

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kat holland | a neo throwback playlist

kat holland | a neo throwback playlist

As a 90’s baby, I have always been a lover of the music that came from that generation. Anything from Norah Jones to Maroon 5 I love to listen to. My music was very influenced by the 90’s soul vibe, so naturally I also love it when new artists attempt to incorporate that in their music as well. This playlist is a mixture of songs that I listened to growing up along with songs that I have discovered over the last few years.

Sunrise – Norah Jones
Sunday Morning- Maroon 5
Make you feel my love – Adele
Never be the same – Camilla Cabello
Many the miles – Sara Bareilles
Fallin’ – Alicia Keys
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Mercy – Duffy
Save me from myself – Christina Aguilera
Gone – Lianne La Havas
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
At all – Suzy Jones
Thinking ‘Bout You – Dua Lipa
Bound to you – Jocelyn Alice

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