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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Nevermind at 25

Released on September 24, 1991, Nevermind is not only Nirvana’s seminal statement, it’s the record that broke alternative rock into the mainstream, irrevocably changing youth culture, pop culture, and culture at large forever. To commemorate Nirvana’s monumental legacy, check out our feature 15 Ways to Nirvana: Records that Shaped the Band, along with our playlists Legends, Tracks & Traces and Covering Nirvana.


Young California

Comprised of Dj Amen, DJ Carisma, Dre Sinatra and DJ Shabazz, among others, Young California is a collective of some of Cali’s hottest DJ’s, infiltrating the club, the radio, the underground and now TIDAL. You want that Cali vibe but can’t get to the West coast anytime soon? Dj Amen, from Young California has you covered with this playlist of hits from L.A. to the Bay. As Ty Dolla $ign’s go-to DJ, Dre Sinatra is the authority on the rapper’s best work, which Dre gathered in this Best of Ty Dolla $ign playlist.


Hamilton + Rostam

I Had A Dream That You Were Mine is the outstanding new collaborative full-length between indie heroes Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen) and Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend). We thought it a good opportunity to review both of their respectable careers with our playlists Hamilton Leithauser Essentials, featuring favorites from his overlooked post-Walkmen solo work, and Rostam: The Man Behind the Curtain, featuring cuts from Vampire Weekend and the many productions you probably didn’t know he was responsible for. Read our Off/Beat Q&A with Hamilton from last year here.



Created by and starring Donald Glover (also known as rapper Childish Gambino), Atlanta is the hit new comedy-drama series on FX following two cousins as they attempt to improve their lives and the lives of their families by trying to make it in the Atlanta rap scene. Boasting a predictably excellent soundtrack, this playlist highlights music featured on the show so far. Be sure to check back each week for new cuts featured in the latest episode.


The Upsetter

Lee “Scratch” Perry could well be the most influential figure in the history of reggae music. The Jamaican artist, producer and inventor is noted for his pioneering studio techniques and production craft, and largely credited with the invention of dub reggae. First and foremost a producer, Perry has worked with the biggest names in reggae history, including Bob Marley, Junior Murvin, the Congos and Max Romeo, in addition to his own musical output, frequently with his band, The Upsetters. With Lee “Scratch” Perry out with a new album, Must Be Free, we collected just a small selection of the uncountable tracks that have been touched by The Upsetter.

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