Mike’s Monday Morning #Playlist – 18.11.13
Caught, as we are, in this veil of misty, rainy awfulness, Mike’s Monday playlist this week is mellow, if not slightly melancholy.
Still, he’s crammed in some great tracks from artists young, old, big-time and undiscovered.
For whatever reason, it’s pretty rare to see Filipino music make it into the mainstream in these parts. But, ‘Nature Trips’ by Eyedress, which is steadily gaining hype across the UK, is a fantastic little output by Idris Vicuña, a talented producer from Quezon City, Manila.
A surprise entry, for several reasons, in the number two position. Who’da thunk a team up between Lupe Fiasco and Ed Sheeran would be on the cards? Yeah, us neither. But here it is. What’s more, it feels like an old school RnB track of the Boyz II Men variety, perhaps explaining the track’s name.
We The Wild’s track ‘Body Electric (Blue)’ is fantastically catchy, and has a distinctly weird accompanying video. It contains a lot of pastels, some moody staring and the odd poodle. Here, check it out for yourselves.
Mike’s Music Trivia:
– Lulu James‘s track ‘Sweetest Thing’ has been remixed by production duo Laconic. It is also pretty great. Listen to it HERE
– Moko is a South Londoner, originally from New Cross. (Represent). She’s been supporting Chase & Status on tour.
Nature Trips – Eyedress
Old School Love – Lupe Fiasco Ft. Ed Sheeran
Habits – Tove Lo
Sweetest Thing – Lulu James
Body Electric – We The Wild
I’m the Man, That Will Find You – Connan Mockasin
Honey Cocaine – Moko
Subtle – Active Child Ft. Mikky Ekko
Heaven For the Sinner – Bonobo & Erykah Badu
In / Out – Dan Croll (Jakwob remix)