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Playlist 18.06.17 : Five Songs for the Weekend

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Playlist 18.06.17 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Playlist 18.06.17 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Playlist 18.06.17 : Five Songs for the Weekend

Big Boi – Kill Jill ft. Killer Mike & Jeezy

Big Boi has shared a new video for his track “Kill Jill,” featuring Killer Mike and Jeezy. Throughout the video, the rappers appear in different locations: in one scene, Big Boi wears medieval attire and sits atop a throne, with a lion prowling around in his vicinity. Watch it go down below. “Kill Jill” is taken from Big Boi’s upcoming album Boomiverse, which is due out June 16 via Epic. Big Boi recently revealed the full tracklist for the album—which also includes the previously released song “Mic Jack” with Maroon 5’s Adam Levine (he previously shared that song’s music video). Scroll down to check out the tracklist and cover art.

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DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller

DJ Khaled might not actually do anything, but whatever he’s doing, or not, it’s working. He’s still the best famous-person-wrangler around, and he’s managed to round up a truly absurd posse of superstars on his upcoming album Grateful. You’ve already heard the #1 Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance The Rapper/Lil Wayne team-up “I’m The One” everywhere on the radio, and you’ve probably already heard the Drake collab “To The Max” and the post-Grammys Beyoncé/Jay Z duet “Shining” too. Now, Khaled is sharing “Wild Thoughts,” which features Rihanna and Bryson Tiller and samples Santana’s “Maria Maria” guitar riff.”

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  • ILOVEMAKONNEN Killing Me

You only need to make it halfway through the first track to see why Fun Summer Vol. 1, iLoveMakonnen’s surprise EP, is so aptly titled.

Although he raps on the rest of the EP, “Killing Me” is, by all measures, a pop song, marking a shift in the rapper’s discography.

Hearing Makonnen on a fun, flashy dance tune is basically my version of Christmas morning. I’ve long awaited for a male rapper to successfully incorporate pop and dance sounds into their music, à la Nicki Minaj or Azealia Banks.

As his first release since coming out as gay in March, perhaps it marks a shift towards more elements of pop and camp in his music. I’ll be hoping for a Fun Summer Vol. 2 to deliver even more.

You only need to make it halfway through the first track to see why Fun Summer Vol. 1, iLoveMakonnen’s surprise EP, is so aptly titled.

Although he raps on the rest of the EP, “Killing Me” is, by all measures, a pop song, marking a shift in the rapper’s discography.

Hearing Makonnen on a fun, flashy dance tune is basically my version of Christmas morning. I’ve long awaited for a male rapper to successfully incorporate pop and dance sounds into their music, à la Nicki Minaj or Azealia Banks.

As his first release since coming out as gay in March, perhaps it marks a shift towards more elements of pop and camp in his music. I’ll be hoping for a Fun Summer Vol. 2 to deliver even more.

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Toro y Moi – “Girl Like You”

It is no stretch to say that Travis Scott is one of the most divisive artists at work in today’s musical landscape. His signature blend of intoxicated sex-jam filtered through syrupy autotune so sticky you can feel it is an addictive ambrosia to some. For others, it is a relentless torture on par with nails on a chalkboard. Regardless of which camp you align yourself with, Scott’s sound is everywhere now; a slurred yearning that has trickled its way into all manner of places.

So it is unsurprising that the birds in the trap have flown all the way over to the world of indie-pop, taking roost in the studio of none other than first-wave chillwaver Toro y Moi. On Friday, the alternative mainstay announced Boo Boo, his fifth album proper, a record that his release states was inspired by “Travis Scott, Daft Punk, Frank Ocean, and Oneohtrix Point Never,” going on to add that “I recognized that the common thread between these artists was their attention to a feeling of space, or lack thereof.”

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Nilüfer Yanya  –  Sliding Doors

Nilüfer Yanya is a 21-year-old Londoner who makes smoky, soothing pop songs that are simple in their delights yet confounding in their clever construction. There are a few reference points for what she does—her sneaky guitar skills suggest Mary Timony and Helium, and her cool dance melodies recall the xx—but she’s pretty special all her own. “Sliding Doors,” a cut from her upcoming Plant Feed EP, is song that sneaks into you brain and keeps hitting the pleasure center.

Formed from a few simple parts—a calming guitar riff, handclaps, and quiet percussion—“Sliding Door” is a perfect canvas for Yanya’s potent voice. Her singing is rich and placid, soothing in its every little coo. But her choppy diction gives her delivery more urgency. She draws out each word, dwelling on their sounds to make each syllable feel more significant or emotional (“I hide/You seek/Whatever/You find/Keep/I can’t stay here”). As the track closes, a perfect little sax line floats like a wisp of smoke rising from a candle, and Yanya hums gracefully before the lights go out, leaving you in a peaceful state.

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