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August compilation 2017 this [2017-09-10]

Struggled with this month's compilation. Not many new albums out after summer. Raises the question - where do we get music news today? Certainly not from Swedish newspapers, only a few specialized music magazines still around. I buy most my music from iTunes but music is (for whatever reason) Apple's weakest point, by far. The recommendations in iTunes are so bad it makes me wonder... Spotify's weekly recommendation playlist works though. Pitchforsk reviews are alright but I'm not a fan of the format.

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]

  1. Noah Chef
  2. Mac Ayres Show me
  3. Musiq Soulchild
  4. Grace Lightman Repair repair
  5. Falco Benz Like today
  6. Sex all summer On my way
  7. DJ Die & Sure thing Special love
  8. FKJ Skyline
  9. Kaskade w/Late night alumni Tell me
  10. Siriusmo Comic
  11. 6LACK Free
  12. Ultra bra Helsinki
  13. Four Tet Planet
  14. Depeche mode You move (Latroit remix)
  15. Chase & Status w/MC Singing Fats Step away
  16. Jazztronik Fashion (private edits long version)
July compilation 2017 this [2017-08-04]

A bit lighter with more soul and R&B. Many things to like here, like H.E.R - slow, velvety and a big voice. Calvin Harris is quite commercial sounding, but it's just fine for the summer. Toddla T's new album is a solid surprise.

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]

  1. H.E.R. Avenue
  2. H.E.R. Still down
  3. The Steoples From the otherside
  4. Sidibe Strangers
  5. Sir LSG feat Clara Hill Circles (Sir LSG main mix)
  6. Jessie Ware Midnight
  7. Mura Masa w/Tom Tripp Helpline
  8. Monte Booker & Naji Mona Lisa
  9. Phlake Costa Rica
  10. Calvin Harris w/Frank Ocean & Migos Slide
  11. Calvin Harris w/Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean Feels
  12. dvsn Don't choose
  13. SRNO w/James Vickery All night
  14. Tora Another case
  15. Toddla T w/Andrea Martin & Stefflon Don Beast
  16. Toddla T w/Andrea Martin & Coco Foreign light
  17. Tyler, the Creator w/Rex Orange County and Anna of the North Boredom
  18. Tyler, the Creator w/Frank Ocean & Steve Lacy 911/Mr Lonely
  19. Matthew Dear Modafinil Blues
June compilation 2017 this [2017-07-20]

Again a late compilation but worth it I hope! Some quieter songs this time, like the cool jazzy start with Brian Blade. I like the (a bit) dirty production on Naji's. He seems to be hot at the moment with plenty of good songs and collaborations. AOE is my favourite track on this comp, but it needs a remix and a beat. SZA's new album is going to the best of 2017 draft list. Lamar/Rihanna is going to the best song of 2017 list, for sure. Mwuana and Lorentz are both Swedish. Don't really know what to say, a mix of the Swedish hiphop scene and Drake, trap and so on. A finish with long time fav Azymuth, in a 12 minute long remix. The intro video is great for hardcore fans. Check out Ivan Conti's "sound check" of the drums...

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]

  1. Brian Blade Brother
  2. Naji w/Sara Diamond Thoughts
  3. Sabrina Claudio Unravel me
  4. Sinead Harnett So solo
  5. Naji Do you
  6. AOE My world/R Revolution
  7. KWAYE Little ones
  8. Alison Moyet Reassuring pinches
  9. SZA The weekend
  10. SZA Normal girl
  11. Everything is recorded w/Sampha Close but not quite
  12. DJ Khaled w/Rihanna & Bryson Tiller Wild thoughts
  13. Kendrick Lamar w/Rihanna Loyalty
  14. Mwuana Se dig
  15. Lorentz Schnip schnip
  16. Azymuth FĂȘnix (Ron Trent remix)