The Artiste’s Playlist is a new series on the blog that features some of our favourite musicians sharing a short playlist with songs they love, because we are interested in what our faves are listening to and we’re sure you are too. Today, we have Wale Davies of Show Dem Camp telling us what he loves, and why. Enjoy…

  • Black Friday | Kendrick Lamar

Straight Lyrical Blackout over the beat. Kendrick is my favourite rapper and whilst I love his introspective and meaningful songs, sometimes I like when he blacks out on tracks.

  • Real Friends | Kanye West

Sounds like ‘Late registration’ era Kanye which is my favourite version of Kanye West.

  • Motley Creu | THEY

I like the rock guitar riffs on this. It reminds me of a lot of bands I listened to growing up (Nirvana, Guns n Roses)

  • Your Soul | Hippie Sabotage

Vibess.

  • The City | Anderson Paak

The lyrics, the vibes from the track, the beat. I listened to this track for a whole day straight the first time I heard it. It has an almost J-Dilla Vibe to it.

  • These Sides (Demo) | Tony Blaize

The message in this track resonates deeply with me.

  • Start a Fyah | Chronixx

Righteous Revolutionary music.

  • Happy Day | Nsikak

The guitar vibes make me happy. Its rare for me to connect with a purely instrumental track.

  • School Your Face | Temi Dollface

I love the beat transitions and how it fuses modern sounds with afrobeat

  • It’s Strange | Louis the Child

Sounds like a bit of a Macy Gray or Lamya track who were artists I really messed with growing up. I also like the way the track explodes into life a quarter of the way in after the almost ringtone-ish intro.

Other non Soundcloud Songs:

James Brown Ride | Orlando Julius

This song reminds me of my childhood. I love everything about this track, the instrumentation, the fact it was a track by a legend Orlando Julius paying homage to another legend James Brown who heavily influenced the sound of a lot of Nigerian music at the time.

Phone Down | Erykah Badu

Hello | Erykah Bad

Forbidden Knowledge | Raury

There you have it.. We hope you enjoyed something. Follow Show Dem Camp on Twitter and Instagram. Also, they’ll be performing at Afropolitan Vibes on the 22nd, show up!

Written by Nik-Nak