TEN OF THE BEST: Week 19
TEN OF THE BEST is back with yet another installment and I have to this one is good. Not only is it the first time I will be introducing a bonus track, but the playlist is oozing with amazing tunes and I am super excited to share it with you all. Have a listen, and I do hope this one get more plays than any other playlist for entirely selfish reasons. Let’s go!!!!
Check out the spotify playlist at the bottom of this post:
This week’s playlist, in no particular order:
Good Life – Collie Buddz
We start off with the tile tune to Collie Buddz’ most recent album. The track is quite catchy and has some pop tones in the mix, though the song is still very much niche for the modern reggae/dancehall followers. This song has been stuck on repeat on my playlist.
I’m Yours – Sizzla
Sizzla Kalonji has been very active lately, and seems to be back to his productive self having released 2 full albums this years. Those of you familiar with Sizzla’s back catalog will know that the Jamaican can be extremely prolific, releasing a ton of albums through the years. His consistency comes into question enough times, but we all know he is a bonafide hitmaker and this song is no exception. Haven’t heard a dancehall tune from Sizzla in a minute so this tune is a breath of fresh air.
Really Like You (Goldcake Remix) – Sara Lugo X Protoje
Sara Lugo recently released a remix album for her hit song alongside Protoje titled Really Like You. The original song is a big big tune on Silly Walks’ huge Ram Jam riddim, and the remixes build from where the original left off. The Goldcake remix is an electronic version of the song which is up tempo, bordering on drum and bass/jungle energy levels. Good for a party.
Love Like Ours – Estelle X Tarrus Riley
This tune came out of left field for me and took me by surprise, mostly because I haven’t heard any new tunes from Estelle in a while and when I heard this song it brought back a flood of memories as I have banged her music in crucial life moments in the past. This song is amazing, the riddim is on point and both Estelle and Mr Riley put in great performances. Dope tune this.
Be My Woman – M.anifest X Mi Casa
Let’s go to Africa for a minute and take things down a notch in terms of intensity. This song is really great, M.anifest brings his signature super confident flow and J’Something does what he does best on the vocals.
Sure Thing (Remix) – Pusha T X Miguel
A rather unusual selection for this playlist, but this is exactly what this playlist is all about. I really like Pusha T’s music going all the way back to Clipse days. This is very much a top 40 type song, but it’s still a great tune so it makes the cut.
Upside Down (Jugglerz Remix) – Vincz Lee X Popcaan
A remix to a rather big tune and it’s dope to say the least. Very party/club friendly and it will be sure to get the odd dancefloor raving.
Guiding Shield – Cali P
A big tune from one like Cali P. I remember having this tune played quite a bit over last summer during the festival run with the Jafa Mafia family. Big tune.
Blessings – Jahmiel
Jahmiel returns with yet another solid song. This dude is on a real roll in terms of producing quality music, and what sets him apart from his peers is that most of his tunes have real substance. This song is no exception.
Go Pon It – Kalibandulu X TYGW X Richie Loop
This is a tune I happened to stumble into and boy am I glad that I did. Produced by an Italian collective called Kalibandulu with the assistance of TYGW, the tune is very dancefloor ready. Richie Loop is one of those artists who may not get widespread recognition, but he has quietly gone about his business over the last few years. Really cool song.
Bonus Track: Okedeo – Max Shotta X Triplelan
This week we have our first bonus tune for this playlist, and you know it has to be Okedeo by myself, Max Shotta, alongside my brother in arms Triplelan. This song has been a long time coming and it is such a blessing to get it out in the universe. I hope you enjoy it.
That’s another week done folks, until next week!