Playlist 09.06.20 : Five Songs for the Weekend


Playlist 09.06.20 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Playlist 09.06.20 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Playlist 09.06.20 : Five Songs for the Weekend

In a time where civil unrest is at an all-time high out of sheer necessity to survive, Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” proves to be a timeless protest song that’s just as relevant as ever in 2020. Back at the BET Awards this June, the group opened the award show with the debut of the 2020 remix to the song featuring Nas, Rapsody, Black Thought, YG, Jahi, and Questlove. The track hit streaming services at a tragic time as many protest the streets demanding justice for Jacob Blake and the countless other Black Americans who’ve been subject to systemic injustice and police brutality.

The song also dropped shortly after news of Public Enemy inking a deal with Def Jam for their forthcoming project, What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down.

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Polo G isn’t like any other new-generation rapper. We spoke with the Chicago prior to the release of his new album The GOAT and, talking about his work ethic and how he actively studies the greats, it became clear that Polo G will be here for a long time.

His new album is officially out and, as expected, it’s filled with personal bops that will serve as the soundtrack of the next few weeks. Polo G loves to open up in his music, pulling out words and themes that nobody else really dares to dissect.

He seems to have great chemistry with Lil Baby and, although they’ve never got a chance to meet up in the studio, they always manage to craft some bangers. Their latest collaboration comes via “Be Something.”

The track describes the drive that both rappers have, explaining how they’ve each coped through the hardest of times before finally making it big.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – LuckyMe have launched their Advent calendar.

The label’s annual tradition of rewarding fans with free music pays off if you’ve been well behaved or a little sod, and it always delivers some intriguing new tracks.

From today – December 13th – to The Big Day itself, LuckyMe will share bundles of new music, featuring remixes, unheard tracks, and a whole bunch more.

Opening with new tracks from Baauer, Lunice, and Littlebabyangel, it’s a broad-ranging trio of new tracks, featuring three very distinct artists.

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Daniel Avery has shared a new song dedicated to the late DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall, who died in February at the age of 56. The song is titled “Lone Swordsman,” and proceeds from the track’s Bandcamp sales will be donated to Amnesty International in Weatherall’s memory.

“I was in my studio the morning I heard about Andrew Weatherall’s passing,” Avery said in a press release. He added:

The track “Lone Swordsman” is what formed that day. Andrew was a hero, a friend and someone who regularly reminded us all how it should be done, not to mention the funniest fucker around. Proceeds from this record will be donated to Amnesty International in his memory. Thank you for everything.

The A-side of Avery’s Bandcamp single features “Dusting for Smoke,” a song from the artist’s recent LP Love + Light. Earlier this year, Avery teamed up with Nine Inch Nails contributor Alessandro Cortini for their new album Illusion of Time.

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For the Manchester-based Angolan electronic artist Nazar, the injustice and repression that marred his home country’s past became an inspiration for his present music. On his debut album, Guerrilla, the 26-year-old producer weaves his family’s fraught history during the Angolan civil war—with a particular focus on the experiences of his father, the politician Alcides Sakala Simões—into mercurial music that digs deep into personal and political conflict. To heighten the impact, Nazar laces his icy electronics with ruptured percussion and field recordings to craft “rough kuduro,” his own dark spin on the kinetic dance genre developed in Luanda in the 1980s.

On “Bunker,” a menacing club cut from Guerrilla featuring London DJ and curator Shannen SP, Nazar gathers coiled synths and clattering drums to induce an instant sense of tumult. The track was inspired by a story about Nazar’s older sisters, who took shelter in a hotel with foreign journalists during the 1992 Angolan election. A helicopter whirr fuses with layers of chopped-up backing vocals and audio of guns being reloaded. The rhythmic agitation forms a restless backdrop for Shannen SP’s cool lyrical delivery; she and Nazar describe eerily quiet city streets and bullet wounds to the chest. Mining both the hallucinogenic mood of trip-hop and kuduro’s turbulent DNA, “Bunker” is a sinister and urgent missive on the long-lasting scars of war.

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