The Friday Playlist
It’s Friday, and you know what that means – one day closer to the imminent robot apocalypse. But before we have our organs inexplicably harvested by machines that have no real use for them, it’s time to make time for party time. Here are some red hot jamz to see you through your joyous Friday / blissful Saturday / ace Sunday / crushingly depressing Sunday night. Shamon!
1. Jay- Z & Kanye West – Otis
In case you don’t know nothin’ about nothin’, the two biggest names in hip hop released a joint album this week called ‘Watch The Throne.’ Directed by Spike Jonze, the video for ‘Otis’ features what looks like quite the enjoyable ride in a door-less car, a two second cameo from comedian Aziz Ansari and the guys looking cool as shit in slow motion. Chizeck it izout.
2. Toro Y Moi – Saturday Love
Nothing will ever beat De La Soul’s ‘A Rollerskating Jam Named ‘Saturdays” as the best song in praise of everyone’s favourite day of the week, but this mellow dance jam definitely sets the mood for good timez nicely.
3. Heems – Womyn
One of the dudes from Das Racist, who we just featured in a post. The lyrics here are super dumb and super hilarious. “Yo, I know like seven women.” Choice.
4. Carter Tanton – Murderous Joy
Sure, all this hip hop and dance stuff makes you feel like you’re big pimpin’, but sometimes you need to chill – sip on a wine cooler, grab your lady/fella and just sit down outside to look at some grass. This guy – formerly of a great band called Tulsa – delivers all your strummed guitar needs with this great tune.
5. The Horrors – Still Life
Skinny-legged Londoners drop the goth and go for an anthemic, Psychedelic Furs/Simple Minds-ish singalong that sounds like it belongs in a John Hughes movie. Inspired by taking heaps of pills, sez the band. Fair enough.
***Classic Track of the Week***
Biz Markie – Just A Friend
A tubby old school hip hopper who looks a bit wrong in the head, Biz is now scaring children doing ‘Biz’s Beat of the Day’ on TV’s ‘Yo Gabba Gabba!’ We saw Biz in concert recently and had the pleasure of hearing him “sing” songs by Bob Marley, Prince and Rick James. This classic song features the greatest off-key chorus ever and also serves as the perfect fodder for a huge drunken singalong. “Oh baybeee ewwwe, ewwe got what I neeeeed” – and so on. Have a good one.