The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week - ft. Roy Ayers, 21 Savage, Kaytranada, and More [Playlist]
The gift that keeps on giving
Merry Friday before Christmas, good people. The second to last Release Day of an interminable 2018 is upon us. And the drops have yet to adjust their relentless pacing.
A small batch of long-plays lead the charge with 21 Savage‘s star-specked sophomore album i am > i was and The-Dream‘s mile-long triple-header, Menage A Trois. Filling in the space between, a mountain of fresh loosies have emerged.
Rae Sremmurd rang in the holidays with a pair of Christmas trap triumphs. Zack Villere shared a short-stack of dulcet sketches. Valee and DRAM crossed the streams on a minimalist monster. Kaytranada furnished Shawn Mendes’ pristine pop styles with a glimmering recalibration. Neon Indian painted the holidays purple with a synth-and-funk-loaded specimen. Luminary legends Roy Ayers and Alessandro Alessandroni each chimed with early gifts, the former sharing an Afro-house update to “Searching,” the latter offering a 70s slow-burn disco stomp.
You can hear it all in this week’s installment of The Round-Up down below. Hit the link to subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel and be the holiday party hero you were always meant to be.