Du du ke #5
Saba, Caleborate, Vampire Weekend, Tycho
Timi’s Du du ke
So I decided to make a playlist of songs (from bands) I’ve seen play live.
Bankrobber - Caleborate: I hadn’t known about (or planned to see) Caleborate until I heard his music while I was walking to another set at this music festival last year. Next thing I knew I was shouting “Fuck Donald Trump!” at the top of my lungs as he performed this song.
Uneventful Days - Beck: I’ve seen Beck live, but never this particular song. It’s my fucking playlist and I can bend the rules if I want. This is currently my favourite Beck chune.
Coffee - Sylvan Esso: Sylvan Esso is very fucking dear to my heart. They’re my fave act (after Linkin Park). Coffee is such a beautiful song and my word, it was done justice on that damn stage.
666 ʇ - Bon Iver: I definitely went in to this set with low expectations. Don’t get me wrong - I think Bon Iver is amazing, I just didn’t think a live show would slap. But slap it did.
Dog Days Are Over - Florence + The Machine: This is as close I’ll ever get to worshipping someone of the caucasian persuasion.
Here’s a picture of me screaming the hook with a random stranger in the crowd.
A Moment Apart - ODESZA: I’m not sure I can explain ODESZA to you. It’s a transcendent experience that you have to feel for your self.
Electric Love - BØRNS: “ALL I NEED IS TO BE STRUCK BY YOUR ELECTRIC LOVE”
Slip Away - Perfume Genius: I already talked about how I lost my shit when this came on in #2.
Awake - Tycho: Another set that I didn’t think was gonna bang but I had to go because I’m in love with this song. Tbh, I blame Nigerian concerts for these low expectations. Can’t complain about being pleasantly surprised though.
I Miss You - Blink 182: I did this for 11 year old Timi. That nigga better be grateful. These guys might all be in their 40s but I swear dem dey rock pass all the yutes.
Trees - Twenty One Pilots: This is the best live set I’ve ever seen in my entire life. They’re fucking INSANE. It had everything: backflips, fire, solo drum sets ON TOP OF THE CROWD and fantastic music. 100% willing to spend money on this again & again.
Runaway - AURORA: If you saw two 6ft+ Nigerian men practically shrieking in the crowd at OUTSIDELANDS this year, it was Opemipo and I.
TMT’s Du du ke
Sim Sala Bim is a lot of things. Originally it’s part of the lyrics of a pretty famous Danish children’s folk-song. Then in the 30’s, Harry August Jansen, famously known as “Dante the magician” made it his magic word. Like how people say “Abra Kadabra”....he’d say this. So it’s pretty drenched in European mysticism and Fleet Foxes do a good job of conveying that on a song about ghosting someone. It’s beautifully crafted.
Always like this is a single from the first major label debut from Bombay Bicycle club. Before 2009 they were a white funk band. So a bad band. They found a healthy mix of funk and folk and they became an incredible band. Tell me what you think.
Vampire Weekend dropped an 18 track album this year called “Father of the bride”. “How Long?” is a song off it. It’s good if you like music. It’s great if you like music about questioning why you even bother.
I don’t think Tame Impala are best band on the planet. I don’t think they’re the most hard-working band on the planet. I do think they’re the best hard-working band on the planet. It might be time is one of the singles off their upcoming album. It’s fucking incredilble.
I’ve been kind of obsessed with More by FlyLo and Anderson .Paak for a couple of months because it starts off as this chaotic, clumsy caterpillar of a song and 50 seconds it turns into a melodic rap/sing butterfly.
Homboy Sandman raps effortlessly over this jazzy beat in “Far out”. It’s very fun to listen to.
It’s super easy to forget how triumphant rap can make you feel. “Stay right here” Saba and Mick Jenkins does a good job of reminding you that you’re worth it.
You ever hear a song and know you have no business liking it but you find yourself listening to the entire thing whenever it’s on? For me that’s Big Girls by Masego. I hope it tortures you as much as it’s tortured me.
I wasn’t going to add this song because I wanted to save it for another playlist but I knew I had to end this playlist with something funky. I present you happy man by Jungle.