Dear Chris and listener,
While 80’s synthwave is definitely not my music of choice, I do appreciate the time capsule that Hi-Lights is. And since you mentioned Vice City, I couldn’t watch the music video without wondering when the cops were going to show up, or whether or not she was going to stop to pick up a hooker or two.
This week I am going to share with you something rather high up on my musical taste buds. Kognitif’s Common Ground ft. The Mic Jordan is one of my favourite tracks from one of my favourite albums. As a world-class DJ, he layers multiple melodies and progressions over his track with seeming ease. You feel like you’re listening to multiple songs at the same time, and in the best possible way. I stumbled upon this glorious mishmash of hip-hop, trip-hop, funk, and jazz, last year. It has been one of my top go-to albums since then.
Hope this gets your foot nodding.
The track list so far:
“Find Me” by Marcus D (Ft. Jun)
“Hide” by FKA Twigs
“I Am Here” by Funky DL
“El Pescador” by Banda Magda
“Empires” by Electric Swing Circus
“Jungle” by Tash Sultana
“Never Knew a Thing (Live)” by Kileza
“Time of Extinction” (소멸의 시간) by Jambinai (잠비나이)
“Hi-Lights” by Savlonic.
“Common Ground” by Kognitif ft. The Mic Jordon