In the Details

October 12, 2021

>>> This playlist was inspired by desire. We hide them in plain sight, we just don't know it.

>>> And while assembling this list of songs, the devil is in the details, so pay close attention.

>>> Desire is power, whether it's by our own means or it's influenced by others. It creates a thin line between right and wrong.

>>> In this soundtrack I had in mind two plots and two characters. One influenced by flesh, the other by soul.

>>> However, both display a human response to how that line can be crossed.

>>> So, while you might think at first, that the narrative of this list of songs is of luring someone through selfish desires, it really is about being liberated by our own.

>>> There are no good or bad guys here, only well intentioned beings.

>>> One is the adversary, a devil. The other is the version of ourselves we sometimes fail to see, a human.

>>> The sound track leads in with Nina Simone's "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" setting the tone with how we feel when it comes to matters of the heart. From there on, the first quarter of the playlist introduces our characters and their journey with fleshly desires.

>>> From there our second quarter introduces death and resurrection. PJ Harvey's harrowing lyrics in "Down by the Water" details the moments leading to 2:54's "Scarlet" and it's imagery to a type of rebirth.

>>> However, a second coming can bring different desires now that the line has been crossed. Our third quarter plays to that fact with songs like The Dead Weather's "Hang You from the Heavens" and The Kills' "Doing It To Death".

>>> But in our final act, after songs that feed on our fascination with lust and obsession like "Need You Tonight" and "Come as You Are" we end the playlist with records that describe how our own sacrifice from fear... is liberation.

>>> "Wolf Like Me" describes just how that feels, while the closing song "Crazy" by Patsy Cline sings lyrics that take on a different meaning in this playlist in ways of unrequited love described by the previous version of ourselves.

>>> Enjoy this eerie soundtrack set for a cold October night. Happy Halloween!

Don't Let Me Be Missunderstood - Nina Simone
The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie - Colter Wall
Ba Bop Bop Bop / Marcy's Song - Brady Corbet, Chirstopher Abbott, John Hawkes
Bad Things - Jace Everett
bury a friend - Billie Eilish
Down By The Water - PJ Harvey
Scarlet - 2:54
Charmer - King of Leon
Devil Like Me - Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Baby I Call Hell - Deep Vally
Hang You from the Heavens - The Dead Weather
Doing It To Death - The Kills
Look Alive - Black Pistol Fire
Red Eyes And Tears - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
(Don't Fear) the Reaper - Keep Shelly In Athens
Gather up the Devils (feat. Masha)
Need You Tonight - Welshly Arms
Come as You Are - Blakwall
Be Free - King Dude, Chelsea Wolfe
Devil's Resting Place - Laura Marling
What You Done - Lera Lynn
Wold Like Me ft. Shovels & Rope
Crazy - Patsy Cline, The Jordanaires

CREATE Series 1

September 5, 2021

>>> this:undefined podcast, in collaboration with guest creatives:

Brock Yurich (actor)

Sudie (musician)

Max Shannon (Designer, DJ)

Hector Trend (Artist, Painter, Sculptor)

>>> comes a unique playlist in which I asked each guest from the podcast to share 3 pieces of music that are meaningful to them.

>>> They are songs that inspire, stir emotions, or construct a space for them to be creative.

>>> I left it free for interpretation as to what type of genre, style, or time period they wanted to choose from, no restrictions.

>>> What came out of this collaborative mix was a surprisingly beautiful interlacing of songs that tell the story of our four artists in the midst of their creative process.

>>> Told in 4 acts, immerse yourself into this playlist with the mindset of each creative and notice how different music can elicit different outcomes in their creative outlets.

>>> This is their story.

>>> For more context listen to their podcast episodes first and see how their choices match their persona.

Act i (Brock)

Adagio for Strings, Op.11 - Samuel Barber
The Heart Asks Pleasure First - Michael Nyman
River Waltz - Lang Lang, Alexander Desplat

Act ii (Sudie)

Dreamboat - Joviale
I'll Be Your Guy - Bambina, Gabriel Sayer
Lucy - Yenkee

Act iii (Max)

Stereo - BoomBox
Pimp Jackson Is Talking Now!!! - Loco Dice
Deep In The Three - Adriatique, Thyladomid

Act iv (Hector)

Initium - Keaton Henson
Father And Son - Yusuf / Cat Stevens
cellophane - FKA twigs

ESL Summer

July 5, 2021

>>> A spicy summer soundtrack with latin artist leading the way. This is music with English as a second language.

>>> This playlist makes the perfect vibe for a beach party perreo and a twerk frenzy crowd!

>>> Press play. Grab a drink. Let this vibe sizzle up your summer daze!

Trap pea - El Alfa, Tyga
Mi Rumba - Sofi Tukker, ZHU
Bola Rebola - Tropkillaz, J Balvin, Anitta, Mc Zaac
Dip Raar - Diplo, Bizzey, Ramiks
Dame Mais - Tropkillaz, Rincon Sapiência, Clau
Malokera (feat. Ludmilla, Ty Dolla $ign) - MC Lan, Skrillex, TroyBoi, LUDMILLA, Ty Dolla $ign
Maldad (with Maluma) - Steve Aoki, Maluma
El Tigers - Maluca
Mami - Jubilee, Maluca
Calabria 2008 - Enur, Natasja
Pica - Deorro, Henry Fong, Elvis Crespo
Se Me Nota (Agarrame) Prod by B-One - Chimbala, Omega
Tumbala - Chimbala
Baliar (feat. Elvis Crespo) - Deorro, Elvis Crespo
Las Nenas (feat. La Duraca) - Natti Natasha, Cazzu, Farina, La Duraca
Chivirika - El Villanord, Yailin la Mas Viral
Hay Que Bueno - KD One, PV Aparataje
Culo - Jose De Las Heras, Ghetto Flow
Se Acabó la Cuarentena - Jowell & Randy, Kiko el Crazy

Groove Romance

August 13, 2021

<<< I'm always down for a vibey mood and this playlist is it!

<<< It's a "poolside at sunset, evening time cookin', cocktails and chillin', cafe romancin'" type of soundtrack.

<<< When making this playlist, I imagine two things:

>>> 1.) it being the background music to a small evening gathering among friends sipping cocktails.

>>> 2.) having a night in cooking and grooving to old memories on your mind.

<<< Theres no wrong way to listen to this list of tracks. It's shuffle friendly; however, if you'd like the narrative experience, I still managed to remix one up ;) Try and map out the story it's meant to have in chronological order then share what you find.

<<< Otherwise just pop this on and vibe it out.

Everybody Wants You - Red Hearse
Keep Moving - Jungle
Pretty Please - Due Lipa
All The Time - ROMES, Haiva Ru
Lose My Cool - Franc Moody Remix - Amber Mark
go with u - Louis La Roche Remix - BAYNK, Louis La Roche
Take Me Where Your Heart Is - Q
Love Me Back - Ginette Claudette
Comedown - Josef
Hell N Back - Bakar
Lonely Nights - LEISURE
single af - Fousheé
Feel Your Weight - Poolside Remix- Rhye, Poolside
Out Of Love - Busty and the Bass, Macy Gray
Take Me Away (feat. EARTHGANG) - Sinead Harnett
On my way! - ((( O ))), FKJ
Baby Powder - Jenevieve
Controller - Channel Tres
Music Sounds Better with You - NEIL FRANCES
Dance Moves - Franc Moody
Skin on Skin - Franc Moody
Feels Right - Biig Piig
Casio - Jungle
Leave The Door Open - Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

Industry Sirens

June 13, 2021

<<< Women in music, make it rock!

<<< With just over two hours of guitar rifts, drum solos, and gritty vocals, this playlist is fronted by badass women musicians.

<<< Once you press play, the order of this list won't make you want to stop. It hooks you in song after song.

<<< The backstory to this soundtrack comes from the ups and downs of women in the music industry. From getting noticed by execs, to defying all expectations, this playlist builds a narrative many women in music share about the industry.

<<< It's an action packed, cinematic, auditory experience!

<<< From cult classics to new artist still keeping the genre alive, it makes you wonder...

<<< If rock ever makes a comeback, women could be the ones who bring Rock back from the dead. ///

Black Sheep - Metric
60 Feet Tall - The Dead Weather
Pale Rider - The Preachers
Gold Gun Girls - Metric
Sugar - 2:54
The Way We Are - Kate Boy
Just A Girl - No Doubt
Celebrity Skin - Hole
West Coast - Lana Del Rey
Lost on You - LP
Hollywood - The Cranberries
Cannonball - The Breeders
New Song - Warpaint
Blood In The Cut - K.Flay
In A Spiral - Phantogram
Pretty Waste - BONES UK
Hypnotic - Zella Day
Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah) - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
When We're High - LP
Call Me - Blondie
Barracuda - Heart
Heavy Cross - Gossip
You Don't Get Me High Anymore - Phantogram
Sour Cherry - The Kills
Bomb Through the Breeze
Trouble - The New Respects
Let Me Go - HAIM
Down By The Water - PJ Harvey
Smile More - Deap Vally
The Rush - JJ Wilde
Kids (Ain't All Right) - Grace Mitchell
Fences - Paramore
So Good - Warpaint

From Ash-To-Droid

April 27, 2021

<<< A toxic story about Droid + Earth.

<<< This playlist plays out a narrative with each song. From the lyrics to the layered beats of tribal and tech sounds you’re in for a sci-fi ride.

<<< “Iron” dramatically enters you into a world at war, much like the writer Woodkid intends. Our imagined protagonist is leaving a world that’s stripped him of innocence and in course to a new frontier.

<<< “Hearing Damage” echos the sentiment of loss and pursuit for a better world that wants him back.

<<< Meanwhile “Breaking Bones” by Vök illustrates a creator's agony to be seen and explored. Much like what it takes to make life on a floating rock in space, the pressure increases to become flesh and bones. Thus, bringing life to the next track by Sevdaliza, “Human”. A song that is self explanatory and in need of no justification by distant observers.

<<< Then to give context to a past long gone, VETO’s “You’re Hard To Get” provides exposition, but from whose perspective? You decide.

<<< “Escalate” by Tsar B could be meant as a mating dance or warning sign to our two protagonist. Never the less it lures you into its spell.

<<< “DUST” quickly lifts a haze of attraction between two beings looking for visibility. While “Body Sun” basks in the light that casts over the hidden earth that's been found. From there “Burning Hour” begins a one sided love story gone unseen.

<<< Then comes a drift from reality and perspective with Zola Blood’s “Island” in which singer Matt explains, “The track is about drifting off with someone, forgetting who you are or where you’re supposed to be.” The repetitive arpeggio and staccato hand claps give a nice imagery to our continuing story of a city being built for Earth.

<<< Our playlist reaches a tone shift with Marika Hackman’s cover of “I Follow Rivers”, who’s lyrics portray to our story an eerie concern of obsession from our foreign Humanoid that Earth is starting to catch on to.

<<< Meanwhile, basking in the beauty of civilization and taking the optimistic look of the world, “Sunrise” gives you the idealistic hope of what a healthy world can be personified as a love story. This is the first track grounded in modern sounds with a touch of wavy synth. Combined with sounds of birds and high hats here is where music merges with nature sounds much like our two characters.

<<< “Like Water” reaches a religious peak in tone and imagery. From here things will not play out safely and “Elephants” by Warpaint explains that quite well. A good reality check for our foreing droid, seeing Earth does not want organized chaos.

<<< Continuing the narrative, Tender's “Vow” is best explained by how one’s actions can potentially change everything in a relationship, especially if you’re not careful in what you’ve said or done. In this case a world in turmoil from obsession.

<<< “Depraved” begins tearing down the facade of a world at peace. And “Basic Instinct” continues that path of destruction with lyrics like “I’m tired, I don’t want it.” repeating as if to convince us an apocalypse is inevitable.

<<< As a final cry, “Let Me Follow” echoes a similar phrase from earlier, but in a different tone in hopes of changing Earth’s mind and promising a better future. A sentiment repeated one to many times with all the same outcomes.

<<< Nearing the end of the playlist, "Kettering's" actual song description explains it best, as one of the closing songs to this playlist:

“It introduces the relationship between a patient and a hospice worker, most likely symbolic of an emotionally abusive relationship.”

While in terms of imagery for our story, here our foreign protagonist is getting ready to lift off from an imploding world watching it burn on their way out into space and off to another world.

<<< Ending the playlist comes “You Kill Me” by the Golden Filter whose lyrics are self explanatory and serves as a phoenix rising from its ashes and possibly on to something more. ///

Iron - Woodkid
Hearing Damage - Thom Yorke
Breaking Bones - Vök
Human - Sevdaliza
You’re Hard To Get - VETO
Escalate - Tsar B
Body Sun - RY X
Burning Hour - Jadu Heart
Islands - Zola Blood
I Follow Rivers - Marika Hackman
Sunrise - Kevitch
Like Water (feat. Mohna) - Christian Löffler, Mohna
Elephants - Warpaint
Depraved - Mammals
Basic Instinct - The Acid
Let Me Follow - Son Lux
Kettering - The Antlers
Kill Me - The Golden Filter

Skin Deep Social

April 27, 2021

<<< Songs about the effects of social media.

<<< At face value this playlist is a toxic relationship between young lovers who can’t seem to communicate despite their slang efforts, like in songs “Daddy” and “Thru Your Phone”.

<<< Relationships are already hard as it is, now add an obsessive and reckless digital age and you have what Cautious Clay’s sings about in “Cold War” and “Superior Emotion”.

<<< Now go back and listen again to the whole list and imagine most of the songs from technology and social media’s point of view. For this playlist, technology is personified singing these songs to it’s users... you.

<<< Every song hits differently with this perspective. “Stuck On You” and “BACK AND FORTH” sing about obsession, while Nada Surf’s “Popular” throws it back to a 90’s rock vibe showing not much has changed in what it takes to become popular. Plus, the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” cover reiterates that point.

<<< Lastly, the last half of the playlist dives into the mechanics of a lot of music today, ‘I’m sad :( but this beat is FIRE'’ like in the tracks “Alone” and “Clouds”.

<<< But Troye Sivan says it best with the closing track to this playlist, “Take Yourself Home”. ///

Barbie Girl - Tanaé
When I R.I.P. - Labrinth
3 Nights - Dominic Fike
Daddy - Charlotte Cardin
Cold War - Cautious Clay
Stuck On You - RAC, Phil Good
Thru Your Phone - Morgan Saint
Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) - BENEE, Gus Dapperton
My strange addiction - Billie Eilish
Popular - Nada Surf
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Saint Mesa
Deep End - hapi jules, Cellar Door
Superior Emotion - AlunaGeorge, Cautious Clay
Disappear - Tei Shi
Alone - David K & Lexer Remix - Sorcha Richardson
Clouds - Slayyyter
Problems (feat. Grady) - Bryce Vine, Grady
Quantum Physics - Ruby Waters
Alone in the Universe - Tei Shi
Outer Space - Joey Gerlach
Take Yourself Home - Troye Sivan

Mood Music: Vol 1

April 13, 2021

<<< Every song in this playlist could be a sex scene.

<<< Sultry, vibey, moody.

<<< Imagine it playing in the background of any sexy situation and let it take your mind where it will. You can enjoy this playlist however you see fit. Make a moment out of it and listen in on the lyrical acrobatics it takes you on. There’s not much to say about this musical journey but to jump right in.

<<< It’s hard to choose a favorite in this mix when you have songs like Fhin’s “Irreversible” preparing you for a good time forward and back. Then Ayelle’s “Mind and Body'' detailed knife sounds and beats behind those hypnotizing lyrics, sheesh!

<<< Finally, ending the playlist is a long time personal favorite of mine, “Infinity” by The xx, a moody trio you can’t forget on a playlist like this.

<<< Then Tanerélle’s “Mama Saturn” truly captivates you to want more! And more there will be... ///

Say It - Ebz the Artist
Sex and Candy - Unions
Irreversible - Fhin, Chløë Black
Amandine Insensible - Sevdaliza
Sexual Healing - Azee
Stand Still - Sabrina Claudio
Afterglow - Phaeleh, Soundmouse
Body - Sinead Harnett
Water & Air - Alex Isley
Make You Feel - Alina Baraz, Galimatias
Love Is A Bitch - Two Feet
XXX in the Morning - Trevor Dering
Sinking - Feverkin
Mind and Body - Ayelle
Lights Out - Sonn, Ayeele
Lay You Down - RINI
Idle (feat. Ghostly Kisses) - Henry Green, Ghostly Kisses
Infinity - The xx
Mama Saturn - Tanerélle

Coffee, Republic & Cake

April 27, 2021

<<< The writing is on the wall with this playlist taking on a political lens.

<<< Some tracks are straightforward and others take on a different meaning under this concept, but it all tells a story about fear, trust, and obedience to government.

<<< With artists like Muse, The White Stripes, and Thirty Seconds To Mars, who all write about politics in many of their songs, anchor the listener through different relationships between man and government.

<<< “Uprising” and “Seven Nation Army” sound off with beating drums of action, while songs like “Wrong” question circumstance and societal depression. Then halfway through this political soundtrack takes a turn with Lorde’s rebellion track “Yellow Flicker Beat”, continued by songs like “Psycho” and “Ignorance” which build on the idea of identity and change, but in this playlist’s case, a political system.

<<< Toward the end you have the classic war song “Zombie” by The Cranberries, followed by the expression everyone has about future uncertainties with Placebo’s epic song “Twenty Years”. ///

Dangervisit - Archive
Uprising - Muse
The World We Made - Ruelle
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Wrong - Depeche Mode
Protege Moi - Placebo
Survivor - 2WEI, Edda Hayes
Battle Of One - Thirty Seconds To Mars
Yellow Flicker Beat - Lorde
Black Skinhead - Kanye West
Psycho - Muse
Nuclear War - New Politics
Dirt Room - Blue October
Ignorance - Paramore
Zombie - The Cranberries
Hurricane - Thirty Seconds To Mars
Twenty Years - Placebo
The Man Who Sold The World - Nirvana

Summertime Is For Forgetting

April 27, 2021

<<< This dance inspired playlist is a reminder to forget heartache and find a distraction.

<<< A mix of old school house music with today's new dj sounds, this list can easily keep you entertained with catchy beats and lyrically transport you into a state of ecstasy.

<<< The list starts on a playful note with songs like “Into You” and “Good Time Girl” both signaling a summer of fun. The first half of the list is filled with lyrics justifying a ‘go with the flow’ mentality, much like Theo Chinara's song “Electricity”. Then halfway through the playlist tones change with “Only” and “Out of Touch” (a personal favorite) bringing to light burying feelings of miscommunications and loss, but before ending this early summer soundtrack, the songs quickly take a hit of “Ecstacy” to both distract and enamor you into falling in love with the idea of someone else.

<<< Finally ending the playlist, an epic cleansing of a song, “Let Me Go” by Duke Dumont featuring RY X, takes you out in hopes of shaking off all the unwanted feelings of love you've set to accomplish in the summer.

<<< So here's to dancing all your worries away. ///

Into You - Sonny Fodera, Sinead Harnett
Good Time Girl - Sofi Tukker, Charlie Barker
Electricity - Theo Chinara, Craig Hardy
Fire for You - Cannons
Toluca Lake - Imad Remix
Pick Up The Phone - Francis Preve Remix - Dragonette
ONLY - ZHU, Tinashe
Matadora - Sofi Tukker
Out Of Touch - CUT_
On Your Mind - Kaskade
Something About You - Hayden James
4th Of July (Fireworks) - Kelis
Ecstasy - Original Airplay Mix - ATB
Let Me Go - Duke Dumont, RY X

Sunset Delivered

April 27, 2021

<<< As the sun sets, the beats soften, and the tones level. The energy of the summer is coming to an end and so are the things we tried to forget. Be it a summer fling distraction or a deep love you can’t get out of your head, this playlist takes a hopeful yet tempting vibe to not fall back on to old habits now that summer is over.

<<< The playlist starts off with a tropical sound with songs like “Summertime Magic” and “Way Down” reminding you of the fun to be had until the sun sets.

<<< Half way through we’re introduced to a ‘windows down, rooftop open, sunset drive’ kind of vibe with songs like “Off the Grid” and “Comfortable”.

<<< After a summer of escape, turns out old feelings are hard to shake with songs like “Let Me Touch Your Fire” and “Therapy” which provide at least one more chance at dancing it out of your system before the night falls.

<<< On a final note, "Heart Attack" will do just that, as a song that encompasses this whole playlist, the sequel to the “Summertime Is For Forgetting” soundtrack. ///

Wake Up Call - Manila Killa, Mansionair
The Power - Duke Dumont, Zak Abel
Summertime Magic - Childish Gambino
Way Down - MØ
Dancing Anymore - IS TROPICAL
Supersonic Good Life - Waazzoo and the Vibes
Comfortable - Moods, High HØØPS
Off the Grid (feat. Khalid) - Alina Baraz, Khalid
Selfish Love - Jessie Ware
Lento - Lauren Jauregui, Tainy
Honey - Robyn
Fallin Fallen - The Reverb Junkie
Fall In Love - Until The Ribbon Breaks Reimagination - Phantogram, Until The Ribbon Breaks
Let Me Touch Your Fire - A R I Z O N A
Therapy - Duke Dumont
HEART ATTACK (feat. lau.ra) - BRONSON, ODESZA, Golden Features, lau.ra

We Use to Be Friends (What Happened?)

April 27, 2021

<<< Sometimes you can be left with unresolved feelings that are out of your control and it’s only in hindsight where you catch just how unrequited things might have been.

<<< Much like the start of any songwriting process, “Equation” starts off the playlist with just a piano and voice in hopes of solving the question, what happened?

<<< Songs like “Do You Remember”, “Say it”, and “in my head” continue the self reflecting first quarter of this soundtrack to a fault. Then halfway through the playlist, questions turn to self-preservation with songs like “Karma” and “Cool Enough” which help cleanse you of any uncertainty you might have.

<<< But, despite our own coping mechanisms we end up circling back to “Distractions” and late night wonders with songs like “3AM” and “faded/2am”.

<<< Finally, the playlist comes to an ends with two songs that can both acknowledge and confuse anyone who’s in pursuit of answers. Sometimes being “Too Good” can be teared down by a single “voicenote”.

<<< Where do we go from here? ///

Equation - Sinead Harnett
Do You Remeber - Jarryd James, Raury
Say It - Maggie Rogers
Loner - Kali Uchis
Sola - Nina Cobham
In my head - Ariana Grande
Stuck - Tink
You Must Think I’m Dumb - Sydney Ranae
Smile Now, Cry Later - The Shacks
Karma - Lady Wray
Cool Enough - TeaMarrr
Problem With You - Sabrina Claudio
Lonely - Demi Lovato, Lil Wayne
3AM - Janine
Distractions - Wild Painting
faded/2am (feat. GoldLink) - Lila Drew, GoldLink
Too Good - Jo&Me
Voicenote - Alaina Castillo

Silver Pumpkins from the Summer

April 27, 2021

<<< After a sun filled Summer, Fall brings in some overcast sounds with “Peaches” leading the soundtrack for this playlist.

<<< Don’t be fooled by the beachy alternative rock vibe this list has to offer. This playlist personifies a relationship from the perspective of a yearning shadow of depression. The rock influence of this list hides the dismissive nature in us to keep rocking out despite our sadness.

<<< In songs like “A Lack of Understanding” and “Our Deal”, twist in meaning for this playlist and make you listen to all these songs with a different context in mind, not mention a new way of experiencing the popular song “Maps”.

<<< Moving deeper into the playlist “Where Is My Mind” and “Hallucinogenics” numb the downcast feelings of life and enter you into a grungy vibe with oldies like “1979” and “Lazy Eye”.

<<< As the soundtrack ends “Seventeen” takes you down feelings of a distant past and lead you into a brighter future with “Bright Lights”.

<<< But somehow the ups and downs of depression may never leave you, like the song “Breezeblocks” sings, it ‘eat[s] you whole’. ///

Peaches - In The Valley Below
10 Lovers - The Black Keys
A Lack of Understanding - The Vaccines
Our Deal - Best Coast
Hand Me Up To Drive - Cold War Kids
Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Tyler- Toadies
Where Is My Mind? - XFM Live Version - Placebo
Hallucinogenics (feat Lana Del Rey) - Matt Maeson, Lana Del Rey
Everlong - Foo Fighters
1979 - The Smashing Pumpkins
The Beast Live in the Same Place - Corrina Repp
Lazy Eye - Sliversun Pickups
Seventeen - Sharon Van Etten
Bright Lights - Placebo
Breezeblocks - alt-J