Friday Music Feels
I had to give my picks for your weekend playlist. I try to listen to as much music as possible, especially on Friday’s when I drive from my humble abode in OC up to Control at Avalon (I know, shameless plug). I remember as a manager I was never a fan of the “Global Release Day,” for music changing from Tuesday’s to Friday’s back in 2015, but now that I’m more of a consumer than a creator I appreciate New Music Friday’s. In So without further ado, here are my picks for your weekend of debauchery…
This track is vintage Boys Noize mixed with some of Virgil’s flavor. Full disclaimer: Boys Noize is one of the reasons I really got into dance music in the mid 2000’s.
The way music cycles in and out these days, it feels like Drake hasn’t released anything in a minute, and this track doesn’t disappoint. Drake released this on a Saturday just to mess with my opening monologue.
This one is cheating because it came out last week but I’ve gotten to know and love Chris Lake over the years as a person and a producer. I went back through his catalog recently and could not find a single track that wasn’t great. And then there is Deamau5, love him or hate his quirky personality the guy is one of the premiere producers in the game and has cemented himself as such since he first burst on the scene, putting the two together has the throwback feels of 2010 when he showed up to Control in a ghost sheet and played an impromptu set with Tommy Lee.
Last but not certainly not least Migos third studio album boasts 24 tracks with features from the who’s who in hip hop. It’s so hard to pick of favorite out of what would have been a double disks worth of work 10 years ago, but this track makes me want to say the same thing over and over and over in repetition of threes. Narcos is my pick of the bunch, but damn that felt like picking my favorite kid…
Sticking with the theme of Migos…A little insider information, Alive was produced by Party Favor and is the perfect blend of dance and hip hop (a rare feat these days). Most collaborations between dance music producers and rappers end up sounding like someone emailed a 128 bpm track and the email recipient just tried to rap over it, but this track is rounding out my playlist for Friday the 26th of January.