October 2014 Playlist

 

Nothing kicks off a playlist quite like a twerk jam & Gwola (with production by Coke Empire) is going to be a twerk anthem. Trust me, chuck on some of that Gwola and you’ll have white bitches twerking up & down nightclubs and/or alleyways in no time (see Exhibit A below). Plus you get the added bonus of the ensuing back & forth when abovementioned white girls ask you ‘What was that song!?!’ and you inevitably say ‘Oh, ‘Gwola’, by Honey Cocaine.’ Then they say ‘What? Honey Cocaine, is that ACTUALLY her name?’ You say ‘Yeah’, then they ask you if you’re serious & you say ‘Yeah, I am from Syria!’

‘Oh my god, Honey COCAINE, I can’t even’….. (☉_☉)

Anyway, once you get past the initial Honey Cocaine induced booty workout, you’ll probably just keep on twerking til Track 7, when all the narcotic name-dropping might inspire you to blaze it up for the next 10 tracks. We then encroach on PBR&B territory, where you may become somewhat moist/hard (courtesy of Tory Lanez, The Weeknd, PARTYNEXTDOOR / Tinashe, respectively). Once you’ve gathered your composure at Track 21 (you stoopid) you may get the natural urge in your loins to shake it like a saltshaker again. This shaking of salt should carry you through the chill-trappy dreaminess of Tracks 27-32, until the list gets a little bit more hectic, upon which the addition of tequila and lemon should certainly be considered.

Piggyback off my playlists, reposts & likes @ soundcloud.com/snugglesounds <3

TRACK LIST

  1. Honey Cocaine ft. Kid Ink & Maino – Gwola [Prod. Coke Empire]
  2. Jae Murphy ft. GAME, Eric Bellinger & PROBLEM – You Playin [Prod. Jereme Jay]
  3. Young Thug ft. Rich Homie Quan – Tell Em [Prod. London On The Track]
  4. Earlly Mac ft. IceWear Vezzo – #LikeKanye [Prod. Ice Pic]
  5. Reese ft. OG MACO & Casey Veggies – Parade [Prod. DJ Mustard]
  6. Snow Tha Product Ft. Ty Dolla $ign – 1 time [Prod. Ty Dolla $ign]
  7. iLoveMakonnen Ft. Wiz Khalifa And Gucci Mane – I Don’t Sell Molly No More [Prod. Sonny Digital]
  8. Drake – 6 God [Prod. by Boi-1da & Syk Sense]
  9. Jay Rock – Parental Advisory [Prod. SmokeyGotBeatz]
  10. Joey Bada$$ – Get Paid [Prod. Coke Empire]
  11. Casey Veggies – 3AM In Cape Town (Swag Worth A Mill Pt.3) [Prod. Sango]
  12. Curren$y ft. Mac Miller – Money Shot [Prod. Sap]
  13. Shy Glizzy ft. 2 Chainz & A$AP Rocky – Awwsome (Remix) [Prod. EA]
  14. Tayyib Ali ft. A$AP Ant & Lil Uzi Vert – Drop [Prod. by The Beat Brigade]
  15. Cash Out ft. Problem, Yakki Divioshi & Yummy Pearl – Me So Cool [Prod. Inomek]
  16. ToryLanez – Gold [Prod.Tory Lanez x Noah Breakfast x Play Picasso]
  17. The Weeknd ft ScHoolboy Q, Rick Ross – Often (Remix)
  18. The Weeknd ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Belly – King Of The Fall (Remix)
  19. Tinashe – Cold Sweat (Prod. Boi1da, Sango & SykSense)
  20. PARTYNEXTDOOR – Sex On The Beach
  21. QuESt – Biscayne Blvd [Prod. Logic]
  22. TwonDon ft. Robbie Maxx – Stoop Kid [Prod. The Cratez]
  23. TUNJI IGE feat. Wonda & Michael Christmas – Day2Day [C. Justice, Drewsthatdude & Fortune Remix]
  24. Future – Magic [HYDRABADD Remix]
  25. Tinashe – All Hands On Deck [Wor'king Remix]
  26. Bassnectar & Jantsen Ft. Fashawn & Zion I – Lost In The Crowd [LOCOJA Remix]
  27. Eastside ft. Skizzy Mars – Ellie (Loyal x Don’t) [Michael Keenan Remix]
  28. Jessie Ware – Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe [J Cole Remix]
  29. Dream Beach – Missing Peace
  30. Wookie – The Hype 2.0 ft. Eliza Doolittle [cIn Remix]
  31. Stélouse – Babies in Bars
  32. ZHU – Paradise Awaits [Akouo Remix]
  33. SWEATER BEATS – Cloud City
  34. Zella Day – East of Eden [Matstubs Remix]
  35. Lexxmatiq – Zala
  36. Charli XCX — BreakThe Rules [ODESZA Remix]
  37. Zola Jesus – Go (Blank Sea) [Diplo Remix]
  38. Baauer ft. AlunaGeorge – One Touch (VIP RMX)
  39. Tkay Maidza – Switch Lanes [Prod. Paces]
  40. Nato Feelz – Dem Feelz

FRESH PRODUCER: 20syl

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This French dude, 20syl - he makes a mean remix. He’s got the knack for taking a track, maybe just a snippet of the vocals and creating something reminiscent of old-school hip-hop yet completely brand new and funky fresh.

Exhibit A, this almighty concoction of Kendrick Lamar’s closing verse from Game’s The City plus a whole bunch of flutes or whistles or something. Shit’s rad.

 

This ScHoolboy Q rework is barely distinguishable from the OG track beat-wise but equally as awesome (and another little nod to TDE)

 

A wee bit of King Krule Easy Easy, given the 20syl treatment;

 

& here’s his latest gem, a Gregory Porter re-jig…

 

Je t’aime, 20syl @>-;—

BABY IT’S THE REMIX: Too Bad I Have To Destroy You Now

Whether they like it or not, my neighbours listen to some pretty good tracks. The Infuze remix of Kid Cudi’s Too Bad I Have To Destroy You Now was one that emanated from my abode a good six months back… for a couple of months, every weekend, both Friday & Saturday nights, multiple times throughout proceedings. A gurn anthem like no other, it must be turnt up and it helps if you are too, although not essential – it’s a mean remix.

*reader turns speakers up and presses play

*reader takes a moment to recover from eargasm

For reference purposes & also because it’s a rad track in itself, hear the OG version here;

September 2014 Playlist

On the back of Sunday’s Listen Out festival, beat nerds on the west coast of Australia have today wrapped up the month with a Suicide Tuesday of epic proportions. With a line-up featuring the man ScHoolboy Q, Shlohmo (who produces heaps of Jeremih’s jams), Flume, Chet Faker & Ta-ku, it’s a shame many of those beat nerds were too turnt up to fully engage with or even recall watching them live, rendering the comedown all the more difficult. Luckily, everyone else watched the show through the screens of their smartphones, so to those of you that were TTU – rest assured :)

It was a particularly chunky month on the hip-hop front, with but a wee sprinkling of trap at the tail end of this month’s list. Personally, this list comes to a climax at 35, because the culmination of Ryan Hemsworth’s beats & the syrupy voice of Dawn Golden is literally climax inducing. There may’ve also been some pre-jizz at 10 & 20 <3 ♪♪

Keep abreast of all the best & track me on Soundcloud -> soundcloud.com/snugglesounds

TRACKLIST

  1. Octave Minds ft. Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment – Tap Dance
  2. Benny Cassette ft Isaiah Rashad – Virgo Season [Prod. Benny Cassette]
  3. Childish Gambino ft. K. Carter – Sober (Remix)
  4. GoldLink – Velho [Prod. oriJanus]
  5. Yung Lean ft. Travi$ Scott – Ghosttown
  6. ToryLanez — Mama Told Me [Prod. Ryan Hemsworth x Tory Lanez X Play Picasso]
  7. T.I. – What You Know Bout That [Prod. By Natsu Fuji]
  8. Curren$y ft. Birdman & Gunplay – 10 G’s (Remix) [Prod. Cardo]
  9. Travi$ Scott, Meek Mill, T.I. – Brand New Choppa [Prod. Pops]
  10. Short Dawg Feat. Ab-Soul & Mac Miller – 10 Pints [Prod. Mike Will Made It]
  11. P Reign ft. Meek Mill & PartyNextDoor – Realest In The City [Prod. Boi-1da & The Maven Boys]
  12. T.I. ft Young Thug – I Need War [Prod. Lil C]
  13. Young Jeezy ft. Meek Mill & Kremy – Da Snowman [Prod. by Natsu Fuji]
  14. Meek Mill ft. Mac Miller – I Like It [Prod. Logic)
  15. The Game Ft. Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Soulja Boy & T.I. – Really [Prod. The MeKanics x OZ]
  16. Rockie Fresh – Hesitate [Prod. Peezy & Cam)
  17. Kembe X ft. Alex Wiley & Ab Soul – As I Unfold [Prod. BKorn & Lee On The Beats]
  18. Ty Dolla $ign ft. Dom Kennedy & Rick Ross – Lord Knows [Prod. Ty Dolla Sign]
  19. Trina Ft Tory Lanez – Fuck Love [Prod. The MeKanics & Remedy]
  20. Authentic ft. Iamsu! – Authentic [Prod. Iamsu!]
  21. King Yowda ft. Shorty T, Sav L – Bitch I Got It [Prod. DJ Mustard]
  22. Future Brown ft. Tink & 3D Na’Tee – Wanna Party (Remix)
  23. Wiz Khalifa – This Plane [nosleep remix]
  24. Mac Miller ft. Rick Ross – Insomniak [JayCeeOh & HIDEthenSEEK Remix]
  25. SBTRKT ft. A$AP Ferg – Voices In My Head
  26. Bipolar Sunshine ft. GoldLink- Future (Part 1)
  27. aywy.& EphRem – YNGTHG
  28. Jordan Bratton – Must Be [Fortune & DrewsThatDude Remix]
  29. RL Grime ft. How To Dress Well – Reminder
  30. ODESZA – Bloom
  31. I Am BREED – Awake Now
  32. Basenji – Heirloom
  33. ODESZA ft. Zyra – Say My Name [Hermitude Remix]
  34. Swick & Lewis Cancut ft. Tkay Maidza – Wishes
  35. Ryan Hemsworth & Dawn Golden – Snow In Newark
  36. MUST DIE! ft. Tkay Maidza – Imprint
  37. Electric Mantis – Plush
  38. Evil Needle – Antidote
  39. Ta-ku – CaseyBanks
  40. Fossa Beats – Goals [Dujong Jr Edit]

SPOTLIGHT: Young Thug

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I have a love affair with hip hop & I play the field, but my Mr Right Now has got to be Young Thug. He has ad-libbed his way into my heart, one hilarious, incomprehensible outburst at a time. It’s a pleasure for my eardrums to wait and see how he litters his verses with delightfully retarded, absolutely nonsensical sound effects <3 I mean – ‘shonuffwatyadowatyasayga‘ – what is that? (check the chorus in About The Money). Cheeech! The dude spits pure noise half the time but it’s fucking exciting. Not many rappers make me smile as much as Thugga Thugga does – check it.

August 2014 Playlist

Like the months of 2014 that preceded it, August was a fun-filled month in which I got too turnt up, accompanied by some killer hip hop & trap tracks, contained within this here playlist. It was a particularly entertaining month in hip hop, as we enjoyed watching Nicki Minaj induce worldwide boners with her Anaconda video. Whilst bootymen around the world rejoiced at the new midnight material, ladies all over began feeling inadequate, with Kylie Minogue even chipping in to remind us all that her “derriere does not compare” to Miss Minaj’s (my Anaconda don’t). 50 Cent also kept us well entertained by trolling the fuck out of Floyd Mayweather on social media, challenging him to read aloud a page of Harry Potter, until generously lowering the bar to Cat In The Hat.

I’m pretty chuffed with this list – you should totes turn it up while you’re turning up. If you like bangers like me & my boy Aziz do, add me on Soundcloud (which is like, a million and one times better than Spotify) <3 soundcloud.com/snugglesounds

TRACKLIST

  1. Hitta J3 ft. Kendrick Lamar, YG & Problem – Do Yo Gudda (Remix)
  2. Yowda ft. YG – That’s How It Go (Prod. PYRO)
  3. Malik Emanuel x Casey Veggies – Fly Nigga Shit (Prod. The 1st Kind)
  4. Trendsetter Sense ft. T-Pain, K Camp & Migos – What You Know (Prod. Dun Deal & DJ Spinz)
  5. Batgang ft Kid Ink, King Los & Shitty Montana – Where Dey At (Prod. Jahlil Beats)
  6. Cals ft. TeeFlii – Take Her Down (Prod. Kola Beats)
  7. ILOVEMAKONNEN ft. Drake – Tuesday (Prod. Sonny Digital & Metro Boomin)
  8. P Reign Ft. Drake & Future – DnF
  9. Ty Dolla $ign ft. Casey Veggies – Drank N Cranberry (Prod. Nate 3D & Ty Dolla $ign)
  10. Vic Mensa – Wimme Nah (Prod. Kaytranada)
  11. A$AP Ant ft. Joey Fatts – 12345 (Prod. Leken Taylor)
  12. Joey Bada$$ – Big Dusty (Prod. Kirk Knight)
  13. Sir Michael Rocks ft. Mac Miller and Trinidad James – Lost Boys (Prod. Larry Fisherman)
  14. Travis Scott ft. Young Thug – Skyfall (Prod. Metro Boomin)
  15. MIKOS DA GAWD – Family
  16. Jeremih ft. Juicy J – Can’t Go No Mo (Prod. DJ Spinz & SK)
  17. Tory Lanez – The Mission (Prod. Christian Louie x Tory Lanez x Noah Breakfast)
  18. J Cole – Be Free
  19. Lucas – Keep U Warm
  20. Sam Gellaitry – Reflectionz
  21. esta. – Quicksand
  22. Spooky Black – Without You (Great Dane Bootleg)
  23. June Nawakii – Leave
  24. Fitzroy ft. Stwo – NOIMSAYN
  25. Farhot – So Good
  26. Flosstradamus ft. Elkka – Rebound
  27. Lil Silva ft. BANKS – Don’t You Love
  28. Phoenix – Bankrupt! (Gesaffelstein Remix)
  29. L D R U – Give It All
  30. TroyBoi – Till The AM
  31. Trip Pony ft. Jaykin – Daze (Slumberjack Remix)
  32. Liza Flume – What We Called Love (JayKode Remix)
  33. SOPHIE – HARD
  34. Alison Wonderland – Cold (Prod. Alison Wonderland & Lido)
  35. Lido x ZHU – Faded (Rusty Hook Flip)
  36. A$AP MOB – Hella Hoes (THUGLI Remix)
  37. T.I. ft. Iggy Azalea – No Mediocre (Hipshaker & Ken Roll Remix)
  38. Nicki Minaj – Anaconda (Saint & Lambo Bootleg)
  39. Yellow Claw & Yung Felix – No Flex Zone
  40. Steve Aoki ft. Waka Flocka Flame – Rage the Night Away (Flosstradamus Remix)

VIDEO: Rustie ft. Danny Brown – Attak

I have been eargasming over this song for a few weeks now & have made everyone who has shared a car or a drink with me take a moment to appreciate its sheer awesomeness. And appreciate it they have, so much so that the lyric TELL YO BITCH TO SUCK MY DICK has speedily traveled through their ears and into their brains, inevitably heard via several drunken outbursts later on in the evening. Although this track is already on my July list, here is the video, complete with the man Danny Brown himself, and all sorts of scrolling word art and cash money. Enjoy >_<

July 2014 Playlist

I was peeping through the aesthetically pleasing work of Chris Piascik and came across a Jessica Hische quote he doodled that read ‘The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.’ So with this in mind, I have returned to my little bloggy to accommodate for my most favourite procrastinating pastime – compiling beats that are, as ya boy Soulja Boi would say, so fresh you can suck my nuts. Mr. Fake Money Stacks probably won’t appear in any of the playlists, unless someone makes a gnarly trap remix of Crank That, then fuck yeah, for nostalgia’s sake, I might. I welcome any flashbacks to my pole-dancing party bus days with open arms <3 #RIPyouth

So lo & behold, my inaugural monthly playlist for July 2014. I’m not going to make a wanky attempt to review any of the tracks – they’re all rad (hence their presence on the playlist, duh?)

My speakers are mostly bumping hip-hop & trap right now, so if you’re on Soundcloud and are similarly inclined -> soundcloud.com/snugglesounds

TRACK LIST

  1. Jeremih ft. Chance The Rapper – The End [prod. Shlohmo]
  2. T.I. ft Young Thug – About The Money [prod. London On Da Track]
  3. Casey Veggies ft. IAMSU – BackFlip [prod. IamSu!]
  4. The Game ft. Too $hort, Problem, AV & Eric Bellinger – Or Nah
  5. Majid Jordan – A Place Like This
  6. PARTYNEXTDOOR ft. Drake – Recognize
  7. Ab-Soul ft. ScHoolboy Q & Mac Miller – Hunnid Stax [prod. Kenny Beats]
  8. Mac Miller ft. ScHoolboy Q – Melt [prod. Pete Rock]
  9. A$AP Ferg ft. Waka Flocka Flame – Murder Something [Remix]
  10. T-Pain – Up Down [Stwo Remix]
  11. Stwo ft. Jay Prince- Stay On my Cool
  12. GoldLink – Ay Ay [aywy. & Fortune Remix]
  13. B N J M N ft. Fortune & SZA – Babylon
  14. Tinashe – Days In The West [Ekali Remix]
  15. Lido ft. Muri – Lost
  16. SBTRKT ft Sampha – Temporary View
  17. BLVCK – Roses
  18. Chvrches – Mother We Share [KR$CHN Remix]
  19. JUDE – Crystals [Young Ruffian Remix]
  20. The Weeknd – Often [Kygo Remix]
  21. TOKiMONSTA ft. Anderson Paak – Realla
  22. Biggie Smalls – Big Poppa [nosleep remix]
  23. Kid Ink – Sunset [Dugong Jr Remix]
  24. Rustie ft. Danny Brown – Attak
  25. Leftside ft. Redman – Monkey Biznizz
  26. Hervé & Zebra Katz – Tear The House Up
  27. Mila J – Smoke, Drink, Break Up [Flaxo Remix]
  28. G JONES & Mad Zach – Spontaneity
  29. Snakehips – Days With You [Sweater Beats Remix]
  30. iLLA – Everything Gucci [BennyRox Remix]
  31. jACQ – It’s Goin Down
  32. Milo Mills & Noi – War of Roses
  33. ODESZA ft. Monsoonsiren – Memories That You Call
  34. Stumbleine ft. Violet Skies – Whirlpool [Sorrow Remix]
  35. Geek Boy – Light of Day
  36. Dawn Golden – All I Want [Diplo Remix]
  37. Yung Lean – re-charge
  38. The Dream – Wedding Bells
  39. Kito & Reija Lee – Me & U [Cassie Cover]
  40. Chet Faker x GoldLink – On You

Do Asians still listen to slow jams?

Back when I was a wee tween, I was pretty concerned with being cool. Reputation to uphold and all that jazz. And when I was 14, being Asian was the epitome of cool. Honest to God, IT WAS. So being a half asian, I was allowed to ride on that bandwagon, and I did. This was around the turn of the millennium, when DMX & Aaliyah were doing movies with Jet Li, and Wu Tang were all up in that Shao Lin shieeet. Writing aZn PrYdE on the wall of the changerooms was cool. Getting a Nick Carter inspired haircut… COOL. Knowing all the words to Got Rice? – standard. And cool. Claiming to be in the Spiderboyz or to be dating a Spiderboy….ICE COLD.

Part of the aZn stereotype back in the day was a fondness for slow jams. Playlist classics included anything by Boyz II Men, Sukiyaki by 4pm and, even though none of us had any clue what she was banging on about, First Love by Utada Hikaru.

So it got me thinking… dO aZn’s sTiLL LiStEn tO sLoW jAmZzZz?

I asked a few Asians and here’s what they reckon;

‘That’s all I listen to baby! Usher, Joe, Babyface, Brian McKnight etc…I pump that shit all day eerrr day! Bellliiiieedd dat.’ (Cambodian, 30)

‘Sorry. I’m a child of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Rammstein now.’ (Vietnamese, 27)

‘When I was a younger Asian, I used to LiStEn tO sLoWjAmZzZ. Now, I just listen to slow jams.’ (Filipino, 30)

Not really, only the same slow jamz I used to listen to and only when they pop up randomly. That said, I sing the shit outta them when they play.’ (Filipino, 31)

‘wtf is slow jam’ (Chinese-Malay but to be honest he is a Twinkie, 28)

‘yeah i listen to slow jam now and then not the corney make out slow jam seesh just listen to chill is there even slow jam anymore(Vietnamese, write like FOB, 26)

‘Oohhhh yeah, Bootyman. I like it. Craig David man.’ (half Burmese, 27)

>_<

So I dunno, I guess these days it’s no longer safe to assume your everyday Asian listens to slow jams. In 2013, I’d put money on the presumption that sales and/or downloads of the slow jam variety are mostly made by dudes. Not because they love them, but because bitches do.  It’s basically lubricant.

This dude does not require slow jams in the bedroom

No slow jams necessary

Personally, I struggle with overt displays of emotion and/or sexuality. So I can’t say that I’m a huge fan of slow jams. Unless you were referring to the Yeezy song, in which case, HUGE FAN.

THROWBACK THURSDAY

@>-;—

Cupcakes & Lollipops,

snuggleslave

The turning point in pop music videos

Recently, I observed a group of little girls watching MTV and my heart broke into a million tiny pieces. That’s probably stretching the truth a little. No tears were shed. In typical fashion, I just got temporarily infuriated and mouthed off a bit about it.

‘X-FKNG-TINA AGUI-FKNG-LERA!’

Being born in 1986 and a distinguished member of Gen Y, I’ve seen many a turning point in society. Back in 1999, I was gifted my first mobile phone, a yellow Nokia 5110. The Original Brick. It had a tiny green screen with little black pixels. About the only thing you could do on it was call, text and play Snake (a game that, simply put, was the gradual formation of above mentioned black pixels). Now I’ve got me a Samsung Galaxy with a million megapixels and I be snapchatting homies like it aint no thang. I used to have a dial up modem and would eagerly wait for the line to connect (whilst enjoying the soothing sound of its distinctive dial up tone) so that I could then eagerly wait around half an hour to download a 4MB MP3 (probably a Ja Rule & Ashanti song, or something of that nature). Nowadays, home is where the Wi-Fi is.

And back in the day, I could turn on a music video channel and feel self-assured that what I was about to view would not make me feel inadequate. And if I happened to have a group of 6 year old girls in my company, I’d feel confident that they would not suddenly begin twerking in unison.

Until Christina Aguilera released her music video for ‘Dirrty’.

That was it. The exact turning point in pop music videos. When it went from subtle, suggestive sexiness to soft core porn. Xtina set the standard.  In 2002, she released her chart topping single ‘Dirrty’ and the music video world as we knew it changed forever. That shieet was so dirty, they chucked in another R to emphasise it’s dirrtiness (bubble hard in the double R). The music video, described as “a post-apocalyptic orgy”, quashed her good girl image and dat ass earned her bucket loads of paper.  And so ensued a myriad of music video role models and nothing was the same again.

I’m not gonna lie. There have been many, many occasions that I’ve been drunk as fuck in a seedy P-city club with my g-friends and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed booty grinding with them to this song, but who can blame me? I was 16 and highly impressionable and I really really liked Redman.

Check out where it all began;

So next time you observe a little girls reaction to a typical pop music video, remember to blame X-Tina.

Cupcakes & Lollipops,

snuggleslave