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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How Long Will They Mourn Me?

Twenty years ago today – on September 13, 1996 – the world lost one of hip-hop’s most legendary icons: Tupac “2Pac” Shakur. Although 2Pac’s untouchable prowess as a rapper is unquestioned, his laundry list of unforgettable hits would not be what it is without their timeless production, leaning heavily on classic samples from the realms of soul, R&B, funk and jazz. Our new Samples of 2Pac playlist features original songs sampled in some of 2Pac’s most memorable tracks. Be sure to also revisit 2Pac’s Legends playlist.


Wilco, Wilco, Wilco

Over two decades after forming in Chicago in 1994, Wilco remains one of indie rock’s most vital bands. With an eclectic sound that ranges from the alternative country of their roots to experimental rock and classic pop, Wilco hasn’t released a bad album, including their 2002 masterpiece Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and Grammy-winning follow-up A Ghost Is Born.

With the release of their brand new tenth studio album, Schmilco, we decided to go all out in celebrating the indie heroes. Check out Legends: Wilco for a selection of their best tracks, Outside Wilco: The Best of Jeff Tweedy featuring the other projects of its frontman and Tracks & Traces: Wilco where we gather the influences, peers and spiritual progeny.


Cipha Sounds

The TIDAL Editors are excited to welcome Cipha Sounds into the fold. The preeminent American DJ and radio/television personality will be contributing regularly to TIDAL, and to kick things off, Cipha has shared two killer playlist guaranteed to scratch your pop and hip-hop itch.

Hits by Cipha: “You ever need to create a good vibe? Wanna’ get the energy right in your immediate area? Turn up before the turn up? These are all your favorite songs, by all your favorite artists, on what will soon be your favorite playlist. I threw some new songs in there too, but trust my flow… I do this for a living.”

The Wave: “You like Rap? You Like Trap? This is the perfect blend of lyrics and LIT. Hip Hop is in a great place right now and this playlist reflects how some of the O.G.’s are embracing the youngin’s and vice versa. And plus, sometimes you just wanna blast some fire.”


When Indie Meets The World

In a time when technology, transportation and communication is making the distance between nations and continents ever and ever smaller, it’s no wonder how global interaction is also influencing the sound of modern music. Sometimes this manifests in the absorption of non-Western styles or the direct collaboration between artists of different nations. On this playlist we’ve picked some prime examples of artists uninterested in geographical, political, and cultural borders in favor of a boundless, global musical view. Join us for a rhythmic, groovy, and thrilling ride where indie music meets the world.



FIFA Soundtracks have always been about new musical discoveries. Over the past decade, EA Sports has introduced artists like Fatboy Slim, Kings Of Leon, Kasabian, CHVRCHES, The Raveonettes, The Black Keys, Chromeo, MGMT, Lykke Li, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, and Imagine Dragons to a whole world of new fans with the FIFA games.

The official tracklist for the much-anticipated release of FIFA 17 has just been announced, and as usual it contains a genre-busting collection of songs from artists from more than 15 different countries. This playlist is a true collection of globalized music. FIFA 17 is out on all platforms on September 27 in North America and September 29 worldwide.

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