People are always asking me what kind of music I like to listen to. Here are some of the tracks and artists that remain in circulation on my musical playlists used with soundcloud, Spotify and iTunes, etc.
Flowers – Willow Smith
Willow Smith has completely evolved her image and music style from that of potential child pop superstar to the deep, intellectual soul singer we’re currently re-falling in love with.
If the amazingness that is her ‘3’ EP – a mature release for a 14 year old – indicates where her musical future is headed than we’ve got a budding prodigy on our hands. Check out the smooth track Flowers from her ‘3’ EP, currently available on iTunes.
500messages Mixtape – Ylti
Rapper, Ylti, continues to evolve with the release of his latest mixtape entitled 500messages. The 6 song collection features – in my opinion – an edgier sound from Idaho-based hip-hop artist.
Starting strong with 500, a track that samples the Destiny’s Child hit Say My Name, Ylti cleverly navigates the listener through 6 songs with topics ranging from love to the struggles of hustling in his signature relatable, real style. Ylti clearly has a lot to say when it comes to his interactions with the ladies, 500messages worth. Available for download via Buygore.
Alone (Depressed Teenager Remix) – Chippy Nonstop
The result is a pop dance explosion that equally balances emotion and sonic pleasantry to a point that makes it one of those perfect songs to drive alone at night listening to.
Illuminate (featuring Years & Years) – Tourist
British electronic musician, Tourist, recently recruited electro-pop trio, Years & Years, for the brilliant track Illuminate. The track features soaring vocals over a sprightly beat. Another great listen for those late nights when you’re up with a restless mind.
Candy Love – Rebecca & Fiona
I’ve been a longtime fan of the Swedish based DJ duo, Rebecca & Fiona, for years. Their smooth sounds delight the ears and inspire bodily movement in a signature style that the two have said “is telling a story” in their sophomore album released earlier this year entitled Beauty Is Pain.
There a tons of shining moments on the album like in the catchy single Candy Love, above. Available on iTunes, Rebecca & Fiona are definitely a higher quality part of the EDM scene.