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February compilation 2018 this [2018-03-09]

Slightly more towards soul this time. Again, decent videos.

Going to see Jordan Rakei live in Stockholm, really looking forward. WONK - quality soul out of Tokyo, who knew? Moss Kena EP is out, quite fond of MK. Marian Hill, weird, experimental soundscape, nice and refreshing. U.S. girls, a bit too indie for my taste but I like the video and her voice. A touch of Berghain at the end.

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]

  1. Jordan Rakei Eye to eye
  2. Munro Calm waters
  3. Kaidi Tatham Hard times
  4. Maydien With it
  5. WONK Midnight cruise
  6. Moss Kena Square one
  7. Malia Simple things
  8. Soft Glas Sky in the lake
  9. Marian Hill Subtle things
  10. U.S. girls Rosebud
  11. Sidibe Unreachable
  12. SRNO Try
  13. Snoop Dogg Waves
  14. Matt Martians w/Syd & Stave Lacy Dent Jusay
  15. IAMDDB Shade
  16. Hugh Hardie Nightgale
  17. Answer Code Request Knbn2
  18. Shlomo Vertigo
January compilation 2018 this [2018-02-18]

My transition to a life with less trap and r&b has been delayed.

Video quality way above the normal this month.

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]

  1. Gold fir Sirens
  2. Malika Ayane Dimentica Domani (Jazzanova remix dub)
  3. Audio Dope All right
  4. Peggy Gou It makes you forget
  5. Moon Boots w/King Kona Fortune teller
  6. Khalid & Swae Lee The ways
  7. Nightmares on wax w/Morez Citizen Kane
  8. Heritage orchestra Skybreaks (Jazznova remix)
  9. 1-O.A.K. Every day
  10. Patawawa Patagonia
  11. Kali Uchis w/Tyler, The Creator & Bootsy Collins After the storm
  12. Kendrick Lamar All the stars
  13. Tinashe w/Offset No drama
  14. Lophiile, Moss Kena, Nick Grant Newno
  15. Lane 8 Atlas
  16. Above & Beyond w/Richard Bedford Northen soul
  17. IAMX Break the chain
  18. Pnau Go bang
20 best songs of 2017 this [2018-01-01]

The exact order changes almost daily but this feels stable for now. The best song also has one of the best videos. A list of best music videos feels like a good idea for next year. I'm amazed why big artists sometimes lack a video for a single, or even any online presence - would it not make sense to, for example, invite fans to provide a video if the label will not do that? Some tracks lack a video on youtube or are not listed on Spotify so I sometimes replace it with something else. I'm not fan of audio-only videos, especially from the official artist/label account. I'd rather skip that song.

Mac/Moss/Jose, as always, it all about the voice. Kehlani, there were a number of competing songs, a good year to say the least. Paddy/Prefab, let us hope it all ends well even if the positive signs are not there. Tove, easily Sweden's least afraid artist. Mabel, daughter of Neneh Cherry, I had no idea. Love the accent. Bicep, a homage to dance culture, makes me feel nostalgic and sentimental, and old. Drake, like the J-Lo lyrics. The black madonna, a 10 minute homage to club music.

Raw talent is so obvious when a live performance outperform the original video, like Kehlani/SZA/Thundercat. The best video imo is by Paddy McAloon/Prefab Sprout, a minimal production and just brilliant.

My new year's resolution is to play less alt-r&b in 2018. I should be more into electronica, maybe minimal techno or deep house.

  1. H.E.R. 2
  2. Mac Ayres Show me
  3. Moss Kena w/Jay Prince 48
  4. Jose James Always there
  5. Kehlani Undercover
  6. Kendrick Lamar w/Rihanna Loyalty
  7. SZA The weekend
  8. Banks Underdog
  9. Syd Smile more
  10. Paddy McAloon America
  11. Tove Lo Bitches
  12. Thundercat w/Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins Show you the way
  13. Mabel Talk about forever
  14. Bicep Glue
  15. Drake Teenage fever
  16. Calvin Harris w/Future & Khalid Rollin
  17. Booka Shade w/Craig Walker Loneliest boy
  18. The xx On hold
  19. ZHU Intoxicate
  20. The black madonna He is the voice