I’ve made some holiday mixes for all y’all! They mostly include 2012 discoveries with a few goldy oldies thrown in. “Surrender to the Dream” may be my favourite track of the year. Solange’s “Losing You” is a stellar pop tune. If you haven’t seen the music video, do yourself a favor and watch it, even if just for the stunning South African visuals and wicked styles. Azaelia is my bad girl inspiration; every time I hear “1991” I feel a deep desire to be voguing in my illest 90s gear. This was a big year for hip hop too; I discovered Kendrick Lamar, Ab Soul and Danny Brown! “Grown Up” by Danny Brown is a true hip hop anthem if I’ve ever heard one; the flow, the beats and the rhymes in ”Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” are perfection and “Terrorist Threats” gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. It’s so dark. I love it. ”Basehead Jazz” has to be one of the smoothest songs, umm ever; “Your Two Choices” by B. Lewis takes a close second. This year I started taking African dance classes, so I had to throw on one of my favourite new African jams by the Zimbabwean legend Thomas Mapfumo. I could go on and on but I won’t - I think you should just take a listen and see if you find yourself any new gems for 2013.
Mix Number One: http://goo.gl/5TvBH
Mix Number Two: http://goo.gl/ymF4a
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! xo Caroline