The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week - ft. Stevie Wonder, Helado Negro, Pink Siifu, and More [Playlist]
Sending 2018 out with a fresh haul of new sounds
The final Friday of the year is upon us. And with it, we’re getting a bit of a reprieve from the relentless 2018 Release Day cycle. Lacking any notable long-plays — save for that massive collection of unreleased Motown recordings and Budgie‘s brilliant gospel-infused instrumental album, Holy Ghost Zone — we’re jumping right into the pool of loosies lining the edge of 2018.
Helado Negro marched on towards is upcoming Private Energy follow-up with the wilting and wonderfully psychedelic “Pais Nublado.” Pink Siifu stitched romance raps into a phased and fuzzy ’60s-r&b chop on “pickup.” Chris Crack attacked a cooled-out chipmunk soul specimen on “Hennergy.” KXNG Crooked jumped on a no-fuss “Fu-Gee-La” recalibration. Da-P forged his own celestial house trajectory with “One Up.” And, of course, there’s a previously unheard little gem of a Stevie Wonder live performance tucked in, pulled from the expansive Unreleased 68′ compilation.
Hear it all in and so much more in our last The Round-Up playlist of 2018 down below and hit the link to subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel for all of your celebratory necessities. We’ll see you on the better side of New Years.