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
- 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