For the Record: Music dump Friday

Audrey Morrison, Staff Reporter

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In For The Record, Audrey Morrison talks new albums, concerts, and more. (Graphic by Ellen Chadwick)

As per a New Years resolution, I thought I’d like to share a short playlist of my favorite finds every two weeks. Every other Friday (hereby known as “Music Dump Friday”) I’ll pick 1 (or a couple) genres and find 10 songs to rave about. Before I start, I’d like to acknowledge that my perception of a genre (rock, pop, punk, etc.) may not pertain to your idea of a genre. I’m not going to say that Kendrick Lamar is indie rock or anything, but for the most part, music and its classification is subjective. Enjoy this lo-fi/hip-hop/ambient playlist to study to, jam to, or do whatever you please to. 

Some artists I included are Radiohead, Toro y Moi, and of course, the famous indie rock artist: Kendrick Lamar. If you like that sort of smooth, pretentious hip coffeehouse ambiance I think you’ll like this.

“drip bounce _ 7_24_18“ by Toro y Moi sounds like what I would imagine skateboarding to feel like. I will never learn (for fear of eating grass), but I’ll always have this song to vicariously live through.

The playlist also features rapper Lord Apex, a London-based up-and-comer called “Cult MC” by Crack Magazine, and lofi-curator Walterwarm. Their 2016 hit “Spliff in the Morning” is laid-back and an easy favorite for any lovers of more mellow hip-hop.

Kendrick Lamar’s “untitled 08 | 09.06.2014” is an obvious pick for this hip-hop dump, but it also has aspects of ambient/lo-fi influences which are usually uncharacteristic of Lamar. Paired with incredible production, this song makes for a really cool sound. 

Here’s the playlist: