High 5: Five Playlists You Need To Hear This Week

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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Star Trak Entertainment

“As an A&R for The Neptunes’ record label, STAR TRAK, I got to witness and be a part of some of the most amazing music ever made. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo had the game on Warp Speed!!! Featuring Usher, Clipse, Nelly, N.E.R.D., Snoop, LL Cool J, and many other greats, these are some of the hits from those days. All the heat you need with those classic Pharrell drums and Chad synthesizers we all love.” — Cipha Sounds


The Best of Kings of Leon

Leaning heavily on their Dixie roots, Nashville rock band Kings of Leon broke out as the Southern answer to the rock revival of the noughties. But despite sharing the scruffiness and ’70s throwback looks of The Strokes, The Von Bondies, The White Stripes and The Walkmen, KOL’s sound was less focused on post-punk and garage, and more of a nostalgia trip down blues and boogie rock lane. Six albums later they’re still rocking. Following up 2013′s Mechanical Bull and their 2016 single “Waste A Moment,” Kings of Leon’s seventh full-length, We Are Like Love Songs (or WALLS) is set to drop this Friday.


Africa’s Biggest DJ

DJ Spinall is an award-winning, globally recognized artist from Nigeria. First getting his start back in 2003, Spinall has already managed to make a name for himself all around the world for his confident ability to mix all genres into any playlist. Pushing an eclectic mix of Afropop, hip-hop, R&B and electronic music, the aptly named DJ made his full-length debut in 2015 with My Story, which he just followed up with his brand new album, TEN, featuring such African stars as Davido, Sarkodie, Iceprince, Patoranking, Falz, Sauti Sol, Mr Eazi, Niniola and many more. In light of this release, DJ Spinall shared this exclusive, annotated playlist featuring some of his favorite tracks.


Folkified Favorites

It’s far from uncommon for country, folk and bluegrass acts to dips their toes into unknown waters, enjoying a good cover song or two – and some even build their entire career out of stringing up popular hits. Here are some really great attempts in the art of cover songs, featuring acoustic strummers like Dwight Yoakam, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Allison Krauss and Punch Brothers taking on well-known tunes by Prince, Pixies, Taylor Swift, The White Stripes and many more.


Choose Your Mood

In addition to curating constant flow new playlists for your enjoyment, the TIDAL Editors are always updating our flagship mood playlists. Invite your friends over and get the party started with TIDAL PARTY, featuring an energetic mix of new pop, dance, R&B and hip-hop, and switch on TIDAL LOVE if things really start heating up. Try TIDAL WORKOUT as you’re lacing up your sneakers, TIDAL FOCUS when that deadline is fast approaching, TIDAL RELAX when you want to kick back and chill out. Whatever your mood, let us help define your soundtrack.

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