vrijdag 29 september 2017

SPOTIFY playlists

Bo! Selecta!

After curating some tribute playlists for my Break Ya Neck fam earlier this year and putting together the entire Summer Madness series on Spotify, I have finally caught up with technology and i am currently streaming the fuck out of my music selections. I thought i’d share some of the playlists i have been building; some are old playlists that i still turn to for certain moods, others are basically selections of best new music. Below i will shine some light on them. If you have any suggestions, questions or props, please leave a comment or whatever. Feel free to share and follow these little lists!

Hip Hop 2017
This is all Hip Hop vibes from this year that i’m feeling. It goes from mega hits to obscure gems and from future trap to 90s revivalists, making it a great list to catch up on what’s going on with rap music (or at least through my individual lens). Eventhough it’s Kendricks year all over again, A$AP ruled the summer and Cole’s dreamville roster is creeping on a damn strong come up. Vets are putting in work and Mick Jenkins, Saba, Chance etc are low key the crew to watch. Whichever way you want to put it though, Hip Hop feels real good right now.

R&B 2017
The same can be said for R&B and Soul in 2017. The genre is buzzing with great music; exciting new electronic and bass heavy directions are being mixed with 90s throwback jams and experimental soul. Syd, SZA, Jorja Smith, HER, Khalid, SiR are all killing shit, while others like Tiffany Gouche, Mac Ayres, Elijah Blake, dvsn and many others are expanding and adding on to what R&B is in 2017. This playlist is like hours of great new music waiting to be discovered.

SlowBurn 01
While we’re on the subject of R&B, this is part one of my SlowBurn series. It’s an older playlist filled with classic vibes that i still play from time to time on the right occasion. This is some smooth, baby-making, get in the groove with somebody music, be warned. This list requires candles and wine and all that good stuff, so snuggle up and catch a vibe

Step Two Me
If you need something more uptempo to get up and get your groove on, this list is some smooth melodic soulful house stuff. I made this some years ago when i really started feeling electronic music and this sort of has a light UK garage vibe to it. I think it’s really accessible to music fans less familiar with the genre and features some great music coming out of Europe. So if you want to take it from the bedroom to the dance floor, this is still feel good music but with a little bite to it. Basically this is meant to get your dance on, but i guess this is also good for getting ready for a party or to getting your momentum at the gym or something.

Rudebwoy Rave
I’ve been meaning to make this selection for a while now, but this is the first serious version i did. Reggae and electronic music mash up surprisingly well and i always wanted to make a list that features that spectrum. From dancehall inspired future bass, to classic jungle remixes and booming trap with rasta vocals weaving in and out. This playlist is probably subject to change in the future as i add even more yardie stuff, but please start to explore with a spliff in hand and ready to bust a move on em.

I will have to admit, the first time around i slept on Grime Music heavy. I liked Oi! and some Dizzee, but couldn’t get into the unique vibes the UK was throwing at me, all that changed a couple of years ago with Skepta’s “Thats not me” and Meridian Dan’s “German Whip”. So I was late to the party and when i go see a show these last years i am officially one of the oldest geezers in attendance, however, the energy and power at these shows takes me right back to 1993 when i was 15 at an Ice Cube concert. This is my playlist with personal classics for people who are trying to get a feel for the genre or vets that want to hear some sure shots. Wiley is my favourite and is all over this, but it also features stars like Skepta, AJ Tracey, Kano & Stormzy.

Melancholic Electronic
This has also been a playlist that i have turned to for years, while staring out the window or giving in to somber thoughts. Its not exactly a debbie downer, but some beautiful introspective music with some electronic elements to it. It has an eclectic feel as the music comes from different areas and backgrounds. I realise it may sound dated to some of you out there. I made it in 2012 or something, but good music is good music and i definitely found myself coming back to this selection a lot recently.

zaterdag 24 juni 2017

SPOTIFY versions

Ah, I almost forgot. You can now find the SummerMadness series on Spotify as well. Keeping up with the times i think these playlists should be available for streaming obviously. Unfortunately for me i always try to feature hidden gems, obscure remixes and other odd or slept on beauties, so much of these lists can not be found on Spotify. The latest SummerMadness (VIII) only has 66 from the original 100 tracks featured, so it does fuck up the flow i intended and also eliminates some inside jokes and easter eggs i put in the sequencing. But nonetheless you can now stream a good chunk of beautiful sunshine music on the go! You can find the playlists here:

twann's summermadness VIII (2017)

twann's summermadness VII (2016)

twann's summermadness VI (2015)

twann's summermadness V (2014)

twann's summermadness IV (2012)

twann's summermadness III (2010)

twann's summermadness II (2008)

twann's summermadness I (2005)

woensdag 21 juni 2017

presenting: SUMMERMADNESS VIII (2017)

It's officially summer! So I guess this is as good a time as any for the official soundtrack to your sunfilled days, BBQ's, roadtrips, beach hangouts, park chillings and all that good stuff. I am low key kind of hyped about this edition. There are some good ass chunks of danceable beats in there and it just feels so damn fresh to me. I truly hope you enjoy listening as much as i enjoyed putting this together. Go out and have some fun in the sun while blasting this set at the highest volume. Much love to everybody that gave me songs, inspiration and love (yeah you). Blessings!!!



1 . Stro Elliot - The Summer Love Song
2 . SiR - Playa (feat. DK the Punisher)
3 . GoldLink - Summatime (feat. Wale & Radiant Children)
4 . Mac Miller - Dang! (feat. Anderson .Paak)
5 . Ravyn Lenae - Everything Above
6 . James Tillman - And Then
7 . Solange - Cranes in the Sky
8 . Anushka - Kendrick (Too Hot Outside Edit)
9 . Khalid - Location (Rasmix)
10 . JR Jârris - Love Be Like (feat. Masego)
11 . Mars Today - 73 Degrees (feat. Masego)
12 . Tessellated - Talk to me
13 . Childish Gambino - Terrified (Zikomo remix)
14 . JNTHN STEIN - Dreaming At The Function (feat. Brasstracks)
15 . Brasstracks - Melanin Man (feat. Masego)
16 . BROOKZILL! - Mad Dog in Yoruba (feat. Fafa de Belem & Kiko Dinucci)
17 . Matt Martians - Diamond In Da Ruff
18 . LION BABE - Rockets (feat. Moe Moks)
19 . NxWorries - Get Bigger / Do U Luv
20 . Bibio - Feeling (Knx Remix)
21 . The Skints - Let's Stay Together
22 . Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - How Long Do I Have To Wait For You? (Ticklah remix)
23 . Oddisee - Rights & Wrongs (feat. Olivier St. Louis)
24 . Marvin Gaye - Sunny (Mercury Edit II)
25 . SoulParlor - Apollo Gees (Pcm Electify Remix)
26 . Black Milk & Nat Turner - The Knock
27 . The Xtraordinairs - Soul Samba
28 . Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus
29 . Callum Connor - .Wake Up
30 . Jay Rock - Traffic Jam (feat. SZA & Kendrick Lamar) (Easy Bake Remix)
31 . ScHoolboy Q - Neva CHange
32 . J.I.D. - Somebody
33 . Smino - Glass Flows (feat. Ravyn Lenae)
34 . Noname - Diddy Bop (feat. Raury & Cam O'bi)
35 . Modlee - So Fire
36 . Little Dragon - High
37 . Mura Masa - Miss u (Tomppa Remix)
38 . Sade - The Sweetest Taboo (Extended Mix)
39 . Big Boi - CPU 2.0 (feat. Phantogram & Sade) (Remix)
40 . Snoop Dogg - Go On (feat. October London)
41 . LE$ - Sundazed (feat. Beanz N Kornbread)
42 . Blu & Union Analogtronics - Don't Trip (feat. DāM FunK)
43 . Dej Loaf - Try Me (Midas Hutch Remix)
44 . E. Live - Cali Nitez
45 . Wiz Khalifa - We Dem Boyz / Jump To It (SIROJ Edit)
46 . Soulparlor - Real (feat. Colonel Red) (Opolopo Remix)
47 . Shaun Escoffery - Days Like This (Spinna & Ticklah Club Mix)
48 . Dan Kye - iigo
49 . Duke Hugh - Loft Nights
50 . Marcel Vogel - Human Being (NY AK remix feat. Mark Hand)
51 . Karriem Riggins - Bahia Dreamin
52 . Lord Echo - Woah! There's No Limit (feat. Mara TK)
53 . Manu Digital - Burn My Dub (feat. Chezidek)
54 . Courtney John - So Beautiful
55 . Zikomo - That Feeling (feat. James Anderson)
56 . Lord Echo - I Love Music (feat. Lisa Tomlins)
57 . Erick Sermon - Music (feat. Marvin Gaye) (Mato reggae mix)
58 . October London - Sail Away
59 . Omar - Hold Me Closer
60 . Keni Burke - Risin' To The Top (Acoustic Mix)
61 . Willie Hale - Groove On (Snakehips Edit)
62 . Tony Orlando - Don't Let Go (Psychemagik Edit)
63 . Painel de Controle - Black Coco
64 . Full Crate - Get Right (remix)
65 . Smooth Operator 3000 - The Heat
66 . FS Green - Watrasei
67 . Freddie Gibbs - Phone Lit
68 . IAMDDB x INKA - Leaned Out
69 . Ace Tee - Bist du down ? (feat. Kwam.e)
70 . Joey Bada$$ - Land of the Free
71 . Kendrick Lamar - Loyalty. (feat. Rihanna)
72 . FKJ - Go Back Home
73 . Maverick Soul - Summer Nights
74 . Kingdom - What Is Love (feat. SZA)
75 . Parables of Neptune - Smoke A Lot
76 . Ivan Ave - The Circle
77 . Patrice Rushen - Remind Me
78 . Christer Norden - Lay Back
79 . Bobby Oroza - This Love, Part 1
80 . Bim Sherman - Tribulation
81 . Nelson Serieux & EchoSlim - Wanna Be Free
82 . Jesse Royal - Always Be Around
83 . Brooklyn Funk Essentials - The Creator Has a Master Plan
84 . Stic.Man - Traffic Jam (feat. Crystal Johnson)
85 . The Howard Roberts Quartet - Dirty Old Bossa Nova
86 . Manu Dibango - Coconut
87 . Rob - Make It Fast, Make It Slow
88 . Nina Simone - Be That Way Sometimes (The Reflex Revision)
89 . Sango - Consistently
90 . Jamila Woods - Stellar
91 . Vindahl - Head Over Heels (feat. Coco O)
92 . Joyce Wrice - Good Morning (Mndsgn Remix)
93 . SZA - Doves In the Wind (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
94 . Wayne Snow - Rosie
95 . Nick Hakim - Roller Skates
96 . Thundercat - Them Changes
97 . The Pollyseeds - Intentions (feat. Chachi)
98 . Robert Glasper Experiment - You And Me
99 . Erykah Badu - Hello (feat. Andre3000)
100 . Roy Ayers - Sunshine (Demo)