Listen to the Glass Spotify Playlist Spring 2017

THE GLASS latest Spotify playlist for Spring 2017 is now available to listen and stream.

Here is our breakdown of each track in the playlist for your listening pleasure.

1. Often – Abhi Dijon

With insightful lyrics, Maryland R&D duo Abhi//Dijon returns to their signature low-key sounding sounds with Often. Found on new EP, Montana, they have said of the track, “Often is most reflective of where we are right now musically. It’s about the sensation of remembering something significant with clarity and an acceptance of time passed”. 

2. Bist du Down – Ace Tee, Kwam.e

Ace Tee’s first track of 2017, which evokes a sense of ‘90s R&B nostalgia – think stars that burned out prematurely such as Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopez from TLC and Aaliyah – will surely be a big hit this year. A bouncy verse from hip-hop artist Kwam.e adds something decidedly fresh. 

3. Location (London remix) – Khalid, Little Simz

18 y/o Texas-based rapper/singer/songwriter, Khalid, is making waves across the pond in the UK where London-born talent Little Simz hops onto this moreish remix of his hit RnBass single, Location.

4. End of Desire – MUNA

An intriguing sound with powerful lyrics, dark pop girl group trio MUNA delivers another alternative/indie masterpiece with End of Desire. Based in LA,  influences span alt greats to include Cocteau Twins, The Cure, The Cranberries, Tears for Fears, Kate Bush, Prince and Fleetwood Mac.

5. Mistakes – Mined

The London singer/songwriter new EP: Loves Low’s is out Spring 2017. Mistakes being the first single off the album traces the soul of a breakup or fallout, but takes you on a more compelling route.

6. Some Kind of Wonderful – Betty Who

The Aussie singer-songwriter knows exactly what a night out is with her track Some Kid of Wonderful, which is an upbeat, alt-pop singer off her upcoming album The Valley.

7. Love is Mystical – Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids are back with their new single and video for Love is Mystical. This is the first taste of their upcoming sixth album ‘LA Divine.’

8. Goyard Bag – Fabolous, Lil Uzi Vert

Inspired by OutKast, the song originally appeared on Fabulous’ September mixtape Summertime Shootout 2.

9. Eye Luv U – Tiga

The Canadian producer releases Eye Luv U a track that seeps in his signature sounds inspired by a “pyramid that had been converted into a multi-purpose event space.”

10. Show you the Way – Thundercat, Michael McDonald

The track offers a vocal showcase of punchy lines and smooth bass. Show You the Way is the first song from his new album Drunk, which is out February 24th.

11. Special – Tuxedo

Tuxedo is back with Special, their unique brand of elegant funk and a new EP available now through Stones Throw Records.

12. Why Not This Sunday – Nathan East, Ruben Studdard

Featured on Nathan East’s newest release Reverence, the second solo release from Nathan. Artists on this latest release include: Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Phillip Bailey and Yolanda Adams to name a few.

13. Never Enough – CASSARA Remix –Satin Jackets, Niya Wells

Satin Jackets’ latest release Never Enough serves as a spectacular preview of what lies ahead. Dialing in with more clarity than ever before, Tim, the producing half of the project has developed the perfect single to kick off the new year.

14. Invitations – Shakatak

From the English Jazz-Funk band’s third album Invitations, it landed at 24 on the official UK charts in September 1982.

15. Rather Be With You – Sinead Harnett

Signed to Virgin EMI, Sinead Harnett has already made noise on two multi-platinum UK number 1 albums (Rudimental’s Home and Disclosures’s Settle), and now hones her sound on her self-titled EP. Inspired by greats such as Whitney Houston and Micheal Jackson from an early age the sultry vocalist offers a low-slung electro-soul on tracks like Rather Be With You and more from her debut.

16. Rooftop (Pacific Heights & Benny Tones Remix) – Jordan Rakei, Pacific Heights

Rakei’s skills show on this dreamy, soulful remix of his latest track Rooftop by Pacific Heights and Benny Tones.

17. Nobody Else – Pat Lok Remix – Jarreau Vandal, Brasstracks

Amsterdam-based producer Jarreau Vandal carves out his sound teaming up with Brooklyn’s Brasstrack’s in an original collaboration titled Nobody Else. Also featuring the alluring vocals of Niya Wells it is the first single off Jarreau Vandal’s Suburb Superhero EP via Hear This Records.

18.  Nobody Else – Pat Lok Remix

This track is a sure dancefloor burner, with Pat Lok’s signature production style written all over it, Nobody Else is the perfect track for Friday nights.

19. You Love Em (Ft. Emmavie) – ROM

Hailing from Birmingham, UK, 19-year-old ROM has been producing and playing guitar since he was nine.

20. Deadly Habitz – Gang Starr

Listen for a smart sample of Steve Gray’s Beverly Hills in Deadly Habitz by Gang Starr. Appearing on the album The Ownerz.

21. Way You Talk About Me – Sunni Colon

Produced by himself, Way You Talk About Me is a retro beat that shows a different side to R&B.  It will be on his upcoming Thierry Disko Album; an ode to funky dance grooves — and to riding down California’s open roads with the top down.

22. Chapita (Ikonika Remix) – Mind Enterprises, Ikonika

Mind Enterprises is the one-man project of Andrea Tirone, who dabbles in funky rhythms and groovy pulses in his latest track, Chapita.

23. Estrelar – Marcos Valle

Originally released in 1983 by the Brazilian singer, instrumentalist, songwriter and record producer. Estrelar is a boogie dance track marketed as “workout music” at the time and went on to become Valle’s best-selling record.

24. Looking for Love – Chromatics

The Chromatics Johnny Jewel, Ruth Radelet, and the gang take us on a dusty, hypnotic Italo exploration that’s easy to get lost in.

25. Myenemy – Parcels

Myenemy is a punchy dance song driven by a crunchy funk bass line and strong vocal harmonies from young Australian funk-pop quintet Parcels.

26. The Night – Oslo Parks

The Night is a slice of electro-pop from the Brighton outfit’s second upload. It offers an upbeat rhythm that’s easily comparable to indie-dance mainstays Metronomy and Hot Chip, but there’s enough originality here to make it a worthwhile listen.

27. Watch Me Dance – Crackazat Remix – Tom Misch, Crackazat

Tom Misch – still only 21 years old – released Beat Tape 2 last year, a collection of tracks, ideas, and whimsical notions he’d recorded in his bedroom.

28. Thinking ‘Bout You – Decco Remix – Dua Lipa, Decco

Rising British singer Dua Lipa reveals a deeper side to her songwriting on new ballad Thinking ‘Bout You. Remixed here by Decco.

29. Nights (feat. W. Darling) – Snow Tha Product

Bilingual rapper and singer Claudia Feliciano, who goes by the name Snow tha Product, switches between hardened rhymes and bright melodic hooks with an emphasis on the former.

30. CRYBABY – Abra

Abra’s CRYBABY makes good on the promise of her exciting back catalog. The self-produced instrumental is all 808 jams, electrofunk basslines and crashing synths—the type of mix that suits bedrooms, car stereos and clubs alike.

31. Dollas Bills – Syd, Steve Lacy

Syd delivers Dollas Bills on her debut album, Fin. The album features vocal contributions from The Internet’s Steve Lacy, who also produced the single “All About Me,” and up-and-coming Atlanta singer 6LACK. Hit-Boy, MeLo-X, Rahki.

32. Dapper – Domo Genesis

Southern California rapper Domo Genesis was one of the original founding members of the Odd Future crew, and has released a handful of mixtapes over the past few years. But he’s only just now getting around to releasing Genesis, his debut album.

by Jessica Graham with editorial support from Livia Feltham