Du du ke #6
Rema, Gallant, Emotional Oranges, Gigi Atlantis
TMT here, currently doing my write up for the playlist while I go through the songs really loudly in my room. One of my best friends, Mafe just walked into the room dancing and goes “these songs slap but I don’t know if this is what streets want in December”.
Without looking up from my computer I ask “What do you think the streets want?” He leans against my door frame in semi-deep thought and says “sex music”
Timi’s Du du ke
Wahala on the Rocks - Gigi Atlantis & Fasina: Shout out to my boy Daniel for stepping up when he had the aux cord. I can’t get enough of this song.
Imported - Jessie Reyez & 6LACK: This is a very sexy song. Tbh I’m drawn it to it mostly because of the lyrics: “You, you're in love with somebody else. Maybe I could offer some help. Get over them by gettin' under me. But you might O.D. if you get too much of me”. And well, it kinda applies directly to my life lmao. SO yah.
Own It - Stormzy, Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy: I’m surprised by how much I like this song.
Akanamali - Samthing Soweto: It’s mad. Try listening to this and not dance, I dare you.
Aisha - Angélique Kidjo: I heard this beautiful song watching the “Pink Christmas” episode of Neo Yokio. I heard Yoruba and I thought I was high af. Appaz, Angélique Kidjo also voiced Kaz’s Aunt Angélique. The song is amazing sha.
Bad Commando - Rema: This is my favourite song on this playlist. It’s literally been on repeat for about 3 days straight. Rema is just...a Bad Commando! Only problem I have with this jam is that it’s not even two minutes long.
TMT’s Du du ke
“Fuck the world, i’m a walking erection” is a strange way to start a song and by “strange” I mostly mean bad. Brent Faiyaz finds a way to make up for it by crafting what was started as a guilty pleasure and blossomed into my favourite 2019 house party song. .
Bella Alubo is pretty great at making pop songs. I didn’t she was good at light social commentary but here we are. “Follow me” is both catchy and well written.
Making someone feel alive in spite of Rising Water seems like a Herculean task and James Vincent McMorrow manages to find a way to tackle it on this fast paced beauty.. Enjoy.
Che Lingo’s “Circles” is about being confused and in love. Perfect for December.
Emotional Oranges “Just like you” is about being horny and in love. Also perfect for December.
Besides being the most commercially successful music duoof all time (seriously, look it up) Daryl Hall & John Oates made the most remixable pop songs of the 80’s. Canadian producer and all around great guy, Pomo has a lot of fun with his edit of “I can’t go for that”. You should too.
Speaking of great duos, MIKNNA do a pretty solid job of capturing what it feels like to like someone more than they like you. Try to have fun with NESS.
“Bad Behavior” by Austin Millz and Remi Wolf because it’s December.
Interludes are supposed to be pretty stripped down and super simple but “Coming, Going?” By KYLE departs from that tradition to make a song about givng someone a love ultimatum. It’s very strange and beautiful.
Sharpest Edges is a little melodramatic, a little haunting, a little funky and generally very Gallant. It’s a great song guys.