High 5: Five Playlists You Need To Hear This Week
TIDAL’s music editors are continuously at work crafting new playlists for different themes, genres, moods and occasions, as well as offering you a continuous flow of guest curated and exclusive artist playlists. To help guide you through the constant flow of great new content, we highlight five of our favorites right here. This is the TIDAL High 5.
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Festival Season Is Back
Last weekend kicked off the first half of perhaps the most renowned music festival in the world: Coachella.
This year’s lineup includes performances from Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead, Lady Gaga, Tory Lanez, Father John Misty, Sampha, Mac Demarco, Lil Uzi Vert, Skepta, Majid Jordan, Bon Iver, Lorde, Dj Khaled, Kaytranada and many, many more. You can check out our long list playlists of performances for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The same exact lineup repeats at the polo grounds in Indio, California this weekend.
You can also listen to the official set lists of artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, Future, Travis Scott, DJ Khaled and ScHoolboy Q, which included guest appearances from everybody from Diddy to Lil Yachty.
In The Kitchen With 9th Wonder
Hip-hop record producer, record executive, DJ, lecturer, and rapper 9th Wonder paved his way to the top through hard work and dedication, producing for the likes of JAY Z, David Banner, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, and most recently Kendrick Lamar on the DAMN.-closer, “DUCKWORTH.”
To date, 9th Wonder has released 6 solo albums and beat tapes, his newest being 2016’s Zion.
Just for you, 9th Wonder has put together an exclusive playlist entitled The 9th Wonder Cookbook, featuring 40 of 9th Wonder’s produced tracks and favorite works.
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s… Eyelids!
The Eyelids very well may be the ultimate indie supergroup. For over 30 years, members of the band have aligned themselves with some of the industry’s legendary indie songwriters and instrumentalists, collaborating with Stephen Malkmus, The Decemberists, Elliott Smith, Sam Coomes of Quasi, Black Prairie and more.
Current band members include John Moen, Chris Slusarenko, Jonathan Drews, Jim Talstra & Paul Pulvirenti. The Eyelid’s forthcoming sophomore album, Or (produced by Peter Buck of R.E.M.) is due out May 5. In preparation for its release, the Eyelids released an exclusive music video for “Falling Eyes” starring Peter Buck via TIDAL, which is available to stream here.
Be sure to check out Eyelids: The Ultimate Supergroup, a playlist exclusively curated by Eyelids to showcase some of their members’ best work.
Latin Trap Takeover
Only a step behind its English speaking counterpart, Latin trap music has been taking over the world by storm. Premier artists such as Messiah, Anuel AA, Bad Bunny and Azuna seamlessly intertwine their Latin roots and themes with the trap sound we have all come to know and love. Immerse yourself in the best Latin Trap has to offer with our Noche De Latin Trap playlist, which includes some of the best examples from around the Spanish-speaking world.
Those new to the genre should learn the name Messiah, who is considered one of the pioneers of latin trap. Originally from the Dominican Republic, the rapper grew up in New York City and is considered the “King of Latin remixes” for a good reason. Check out his latin remixes of hit songs from Justin Bieber, JAY Z, Fat Joe, Ludacris and more here, in his playlist Este Es El Remix. Watch Messiah’s episode of the TIDAL series For The Cultura here.
A Blast From the Past
With the Decades series, TIDAL honors the legacy of music history 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and even 60 years back in time. Each playlist includes approximately 100 singles and album cuts that we’ve deemed worthy of inclusion. With a new playlist dropping each Monday, we are currently halfway through the series.
1957 gave us timeless classics from Elvis Presley, marked the formation of groups such as Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers, and served as a turning point for Jazz as artists like Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis approached major breakthroughs of their respective careers. Listen here.
1967 provided Americans with “The Summer of Love” as well as album releases from artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and The Doors that proved became some of the most highly-acclaimed works of all time. Listen here.
1977 marks the year the pinnacle of punk rock & roll and disco began to clash. As funk/disco groups like the BeeGee’s began to become increasingly popular, as punk-heavy weights like The Ramones and The Sex Pistols churned out quality albums. Listen here.
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