About the show
Playing tracks by
Gramatik vs. The Beatles, Nicolas Jaar, Benny Tones, Lianne La Havas, [ m a r i u s m e l l e b y ] and more.
Like the strongest emotions, good music this year has been a wave washing over me -- abundant and compelling even when I'm just catching up on something I missed *last* year. Let's begin this show at peak energy, with all the hottest and hypest corralled at the beginning; I’m putting them first so you don't miss them.
As you'd expect, the new tunes are balanced with some strategic picks from the past, so trust the hyperventilating to quiet down about four songs in, yielding to classic grooves from Massive Attack (remastered in 2006) among others. 1995's Jhelisa and 2011's Nicholas Jaar bring the extra complexity for discerning listeners, but this session is quality throughout, beginning with the inspired openers from Gramatik vs. The Beatles, Mikky Ekko and Lianne La Havas. Giving up all my goodies at once: Call it the Christmas spirit... .
Product directions: To awaken emotionally refreshed, hit PLAY and let the sound wash over you; rinse & repeat as needed.