It’s a perfect day for letting go
for setting fire to bridges
boats
and other dreary worlds you know

- The Cure

It has been a while since my last playlist, so this week’s playlist has a theme of getting back into things you should really be doing, whether it be that essay due in for 9am, or saving up for those travelling adventures you have tucked up your sleeve.

First up is a trip hop tune from French band, Chinese Man, which uses the vocals from Grand Master Flash – The Message. Following on from this is Break Loose, with the similarly catchy mix of sample-heavy hip hop and that electro thump, by Slovenian-born DJ/producer, Gramatik, who seemed destined for life in Brooklyn.

Sticking with electro, It Hurts is a feel good tune, fusing house beats, swing and jazz, and features a bit of rap in the middle by the versatile voice of Alice Francis - who projects the influential musical style of the Roaring Twenties into the 21st century. If you want to hear more electro-swing, check out one of my previous playlists here!

Now tilt your head back, relax and head to the Caribbean with the smooth vocals of Tanya Stephens and reggae melody of It’s A Pity. The penultimate track is by one of my favourite new artists, Miami-Cuban singer/songwriter – Kat Dahlia, who you can sample some more of in this playlist.

 

This playlist and accompanying piece was created by Claire Hume, Music Blogger at Rhetoric Magazine. Come back for more every Wednesday!