SEPT 06

YUGEN Playlist #1

  • GENRE: Mixed Genre
  • ORIGIN: Multiple
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A collection of tracks handpicked by the team and curated by our resident DJ Lil Hot Pot! Covering different genres and musical styles, sit back and enjoy the session.

JUNE 16

Stromae - Tous Les Mêmes

  • GENRE: Hip-Hop/Rap/Electronic
  • ORIGIN: Belgium
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In the clip, Stromae plays both the man and woman in a comically toxic relationship by creating a visual illusion with half his face done up in makeup and the other plainly masculine. “It’s my job to be ridiculous,” he says of his provocative visuals. For as long as Stromae can remember, he’s always composed music in-character, telling stories about extreme human behavior through the multiple personalities he incarnates in his videos. Stromae announced his retirement from the music scene in 2018. In an interview, he said his focus will fully be directed to fashion instead. His already existing record label, Mosaert, also has a fashion division and this is what he would like to extend in collaboration with his wife.

JUNE 14

Frank Ocean - Chanel

  • GENRE: R&B
  • ORIGIN: USA
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A song that does deserve attention, though — something that feels entirely more important than “more chune for your head top” — is Frank Ocean’s new “Chanel.” The boastful first few bars of Ocean’s new song might be the coldest, gayest, and most securely masculine flex in the history of rap. Elegant and mellow, the song’s lyrics read as a deliberate ode to duality and non-heteronormative binaries — an ambition, that since the death of Prince Rogers Nelson, is sorely missed in black music.

JUNE 02

Nujabes - Feather

  • GENRE: JAZZ & SOUL
  • ORIGIN: JAPAN
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Jun Seba, better known by his stage name Nujabes (ヌジャベス), was a Japanese DJ, composer and arranger who produced atmospheric instrumental mixes sampling from hip hop and jazz. Seen by many as the godfather of Lo-fi hip hop, Seba was tragically killed in a traffic accident in 2010 however thanks to the internet and collaborations with other artists, his work is arguably more influential on a broader scale today than it ever was during his life

MAY. 14

Feng Suave - Feng Suave EP (2017)

  • GENRE: JAZZ & SOUL
  • ORIGIN: NETHERLANDS
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Amsterdam-based psych pop meets soul outfit Feng Suave consists of Daniel De Jong and Daniel Leonard Elvis. Together they make music reminiscent of bygone times when vocals were drowned in reverb and instruments were seemingly recorded under water. The soulful vocal melodies, alluding to the 60s and 70s, and punchy bass lines make for a warm, psychedelic deluge of airwaves embellished with dreamy effects. Sometimes Feng Suave sounds more like an audacious attempt to communicate with extraterrestrial intelligence than two boys playing pop songs.

APR. 12

Worakls - Salzburg (Live on the Hill)

  • GENRE: ACOUSTIC ELECTRO
  • ORIGIN: FRANCE
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Worakls is a highly talented 25 year old electronic musician from France. He started playing piano at age 3 after being born into a family of musicians. University educated, his knowledge goes beyond electronics, allowing him to create compositions that can't be defined by any specific style. His music is powerful, dreamlike and sophisticated drawing inspiration from multiple genres from classical to rock. Worakls has begun touring the world as an artist prior to even releasing an album.

MAR. 28

Anjunadeep 11 - Mixed By Jody Wisternoff & James Grant

  • GENRE: DEEP HOUSE
  • ORIGIN: LONDON
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Anjunadeep is an independent record label based in London, founded in 2005 by Above & Beyond and James Grant. Having begun life as an outlet for the deeper and more progressive end of the trio’s DJ sets, the label has grown into one of the dance music world’s most respected imprints. Artists to have come through the Anjunadeep ranks include Dusky, Yotto, Cubicolor, Lane 8 and Croquet Club and the label has built a reputation as an A&R hotbed. As well as the iTunes chart topping compilation series mixed by James Grant and Jody Wisternoff, Anjunadeep has released acclaimed artist albums from the likes of Moon Boots, Way Out West, Dusky and Michael Cassette.

MAR. 27

Bakermat - Baianá

  • GENRE: ELECTRONIC/ DEEP/ TROPICAL HOUSE
  • ORIGIN: Netherlands
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Dutch DJ and producer Bakermat has announced the release of his catchy new single, ‘Baianá’. The song might sound familiaras the Dutch DJ and producerhas used the edit of the Brazilian ‘Baianá’ as a show intro for over a year. Fans have been asking for a release since, and Bakermat uploaded a preview on SoundCloud, collecting close to one million streams and showcasing the popularity of this song. Baianá is the ultimate feel-good song that will instantly lift your spirit. The track is paired with a new music video where beloved dog Matt Baker returns, road tripping his way into another adventure. Bakermat on Baianá: “I heard the original track by Barbatuques in Brazil, and immediately fell in love with it. I just knew I could make a really cool intro for my shows with it. After receiving loads of messages about the track after every show, and seeing a lot of support online, I decided to make an official release out of it. It’s been a while since something I made was picked up so organically and with such amazing support before even releasing it. Can’t wait for my fans to hear the final version!”

MAR. 26

RÜFÜS DU SOL - Live from Joshua Tree

  • GENRE: ALTERNATIVE ELECTRONIC
  • ORIGIN: AUSTRALIA
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A live concert film from RÜFÜS DU SOL Shot and recorded alone in the desert Directed by Alexander George Presented by Rose Avenue Records, Reprise Records & Mixmag

MAR. 25

The Blaze @ Nuits de Fourvière - ARTE Concert

  • GENRE: AMBIENT ELECTRONIC
  • ORIGIN: FRANCE
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At the beginning of The Blaze there was "Virile" - a melancholy piece, carried by an ultra-sharp and frankly homoerotic clip. It didn't take much to stir the internet and stir the curiosity of atmospheric music aficionados. Promising beginnings which, added to a good dose of mystery, transformed the two strangers into artists to follow. A few months after this startling material, The Blaze drives the point home with "Territory". This new song reinforces the style of the duo: melancholic, heady, at the same time telluric and airy. This universe is quickly compiled in a first EP called Territory (2017) then in the album Dancehall (2018). The music of The Blaze may be intimate, but it takes a whole new scale live. The duo embarks on the ancient theater of Fourvière in an experience that will make it hover far, very far.

MAR. 24

VIRGIL ABLOH'S SELF-ISOLATION PLAYLIST

  • GENRE: AMBIENT MUSIC
  • ORIGIN: FROM HOME!
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As for Virgil, these days he's keeping himself busy by sharing the songs that are soundtracking his downtime. Off-White™'s founder, Louis Vuitton menswear artistic director, and frequent DJ also added a bit in regards to the track selection: “my musical tastes know no boundaries; they don’t fit nicely within any box… The songs are just as varied in their genre-less thinking as I am.”

DEC. 18

Forrest Swords - Crow

  • GENRE: Late Night
  • ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Matthew Barnes, known by his stage name Forest Swords, is an English music producer and artist. Forest Swords is also a graphic designer, with work featured in Creative Review, Grafik, and Dazed & Confused.[46][47] He has mentioned in interviews that design and visual art are key influencers to his music. For his new album, UK-based producer Forest Swords spins dark instrumental elements into something hopeful. It ties directly to the world in which we live, where every day presents a new level of political and social despair. The album title, Compassion, is an attempt to throw a hopeful word into the dark abyss.

DEC. 12

EMAWK – TEA

  • GENRE: LATE NIGHT
  • ORIGIN: UNITED STATES
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New York based songwriter emawk follows up his exceptional ‘vintage’ EP with another delicious slice of soulful sounds in the form of ‘tea’. Having caught our attention earlier this year with the stunning ‘Later’, emawk rounds off the year with the soothing atmospherics of ‘tea’. Soundtracked by gentle guitars and a subtle electronic beat, it’s emawk’s soul-stirring vocals that steal the show once more, showing why he’s one of the most exciting voices around.

DEC. 10

Christian Löffler - Like Water (feat. Mohna)

  • GENRE: LATE NIGHT
  • ORIGIN: Germany
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Located on the Darss Peninsular, overlooking the southern coast of the Baltic Sea, is a log cabin, nestled among the jungle-like overgrowth of surrounding birch and willow trees. The cabin is Christian Loeffler's atelier, where he locks himself up to work on both his visual art und his music. Löffler described his music as "...connected by a gloomy spirit, which is minted by a warm sincerity. I try to merge all kinds of different acoustic colors to obtain this feeling in my music."

DEC. 20

French 79 - Hometown

  • GENRE: Electronic Pop
  • ORIGIN: France
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Hailing from the southern French city of Marseille, Simon Henner's synth-heavy style is sometimes heavy and often times dreamy. His debut LP Olympic employs glorious melodies and driving house rhythms to build euphoric tunes perfect for club dance floors or nocturnal car rides.

DEC. 19

Solange - When I Get Home (Director's Cut)

  • GENRE: SOUL
  • ORIGIN: TEXAS, UNITED STATES
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Solange Knowles has debuted an extended director’s cut of performance art film When I Get Home, which was originally released to accompany her 2019 album of the same name. The 41-minute-long visual, edited and directed by Solange herself, is set in the musician’s hometown of Houston and explores the oft-overlooked culture of Black cowboys. Contributions from acclaimed artists Autumn Knight and Robert Pruitt are also featured in the short film, described as “an exploration of origin, asking the question how much of ourselves do we bring with us versus leave behind in our evolution” in a statement by Solange’s reps.

DEC. 13

Kid Francescoli - "So Over" feat. iOni (Official Video)

  • GENRE: ELECTRO POP
  • ORIGIN: Marseille, France
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Born in Paris but raised in Marseille, which he still considers his hometown, Mathieu Hocine has been writing songs since he was a kid. When he decided to publically unveil his project in the early 2000’s, he chose the nickname Kid Francescoli, as a tribute to Enzo Francescoli, one of the stars of his beloved Olympique de Marseille football club. In the past decades, his city has had a strong influence on the development of rap music in France, but things are changing and Kid Francescoli is the perfect example. His music has a lot more to do with pop, electro, the French Touch movement, dream-pop and film soundtracks.