FRIEND’S FINDS: My Friends’ Eclectic Playlist Pt. 1


I’m excited to be writing the first post on CM in over two years! There’s no better way to get back to it than to showcase my friends’ current favorite tunes. I asked my Facebook friends to comment the tune that they’re digging most, and I got nearly 100 submissions of some really great tracks that I’ve narrowed down to my top 10. With immensely different styles, sounds, and instrumentation, it’s very cool to see how everyone digs music in their own personal way. Now enjoy this eclectic yet inspired mix of songs, and be sure to stay tuned for more blog posts to come!

10. “Circumstances” by Nydge & Norty
This emotionally explosive tune features soothing vocals from Kameryn Ogden against Nydge x Norty‘s dreamy beat, cloud lined beat. Suggested by Garret Koehler, the song can certainly feel like a big hug to anyone going through heartache, as it assures you “falling out of love isn’t anybody’s fault”. <3

09. “Meditation” by Goldlink featuring Jazmine Sullivan & Kaytranada
It seems like whenever a talented rapper teams up with Kaytranada, it’s a shoe-in for a hit. Goldlink’s “Meditation” is no exception to the rule. Add a little vocals from Jazmine Sullivan, and you have this sexy jam, and my personal favorite from Goldlink’s recent At What Cost album. Thanks to Matthew Naimi for the comment!

08. “Take Me Back” by Sam Gellaitry
This youngster is a force to be reckoned with. The brand new beat is fresh, and showcases why Sam G will be around for a long time. Also… he was born in 1997!!! Feel old?? Shoutout to Theodore Tyler for suggesting this one!

07. “Truth” by Kamasi Washington
By far my absolute favorite modern Jazz musician, Kamasi Washington is gearing up for the release of Harmony of Difference EP, coming this summer on Young Turks. Suggested by Chase Myska, “Truth” is the first listen to what’s to come from the EP. I’m in love, and can thank this wonderful composition for helping me get my work days started recently, as this is my morning go-to (and coffee)!

06. “Lemondrops” by Telana & Provsounds (Bob Lemon Remix)
Bob Lemon is a Michigan local, but the World is his oyster if he keeps putting out polished remixes and sounds like this one. Scott Prichard is to credit for this discovery. Pull the shades back, let the sunshine in, and bump this one loud! I’m a sucker for any song with a whistle.

05. “That Far” by 6LACK
6LACK is posed to take the R&B world by storm. With a unique voice and tone, the Atlanta native is still riding on the success of his first studio album Free 6LACK that dropped last year. With a handful of new singles, “That Far” leads the pack with it’s ‘worry about yourself’ message. Thanks for sending this one in Patrick Conlin!

04. “Bedroom” by Litany
Brennan Sensenig commented this track, from UK based alt-pop ground Litany. Off their debut 4 Track EP“Bedroom” packs the seductive summer vibes. The funky bass line, and light voice of Litany’s lead singer Beth Cornell is the perfect combination for pleased ear drums.

03. “Slowly” by Giraffage (Featuring Matosic)
Giraffage is back and releasing his latest album Too Real on October 20th. The lead single, sent in by Derek VanScoten, is a high energy hit. Teaming up with NY pop writer Matosic, “Slowly” is a colorful, and pop driven tune that evokes all the feelings!

02. “I Wanna” by Habstrakt & Jace Mek
From 0-100 real quick, this one is the heavy hitting new single from Habstrakt and Jace Mek “I Wanna”, released on Tchami’s beastly label Confession. The tune is squishy, packed with bass, and ready to crush the nightclub. Thanks to Bryan Daniel for suggesting this one.

01. “ConeyRap” by MotorKam (Produced by Landman DXN)
Takayla Patterson suggested this track, but it’s def one thats been on my rinse list since it dropped on MotorKam’s BlackDaddy’s Birthday Suite EP last month. “ConeyRap” features MotorKam’s on of a kind cadence and tone. With the fast juke feel, the tune is guaranteed to get your feet moving.

See you again soon for another post!!