Mixtape Monday: Suzi Analogue, Morgxn, Bright Light Bright Light + More Playlist PRIDE
Suzi Analogue, Morgxn, Bright Light Bright Light, Lauren Ruth Ward and more headline Mixtape Monday with Pride Month playlists.
Their sets are the first in SoundCloud’s inaugural artist-curated playlists entitled PRIDE. The playlists celebrating the LGBTQIA artists that got their start on the platform cover sounds from hip-hop to indie pop, rock and electronic.
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A handful of playlists from Spotify’s Pride Takeover series join those SoundCloud curators, including Black Girl Magic with Janelle Monáe, Black Boy Joy featuring serpentwithfeet, and Mother Funk featuring selections from Mykki Blanco.
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This week’s roundup closes with the Vibes For Pride playlist curated by Cakes Da Killa, Nomi Ruiz, Nina Dioz and Tygapaw for Mixmag and Smirnoff Sound Collective, and Honey Dijon’s 2017 BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix just for good measure.
Suzi Analogue – PRIDE 2018 w/ Suzi Analogue
Never Normal Records founder and DJ/producer Suzi Analogue talks the importance of representation for PRIDE 2018.
This playlist was inspired by the countless musical innovators from the LGBTQ community. For many years, so many people from the community have innovated music as we know it – from the beats, to lyrical delivery and more, but do not receive the recognition or visibility that is deserved. I hope that with each passing year, we see increased representation in the music industry – something that will not only free listeners, but the artists themselves. Thank you to these artists who have shared themselves with the world!
Morgxn – PRIDE 2018 w/ Morgxn
Nashville-bred alt-pop singer Morgxn follows the May 2018 release of his debut album vital with a stellar PRIDE 2018 playlist.
Bright Light Bright Light – PRIDE 2018 w/ Bright Light Bright Light
Bright Light Bright Light celebrates the beauty in diversity for the SoundCloud PRIDE 2018 playlist collection.
For me, Pride is an important celebration of the diversity of the LGBTQIA world. While recognising the immense talent that exists in the queer spectrum, it also recognises the struggles that the community has faced, overcome and is still overcoming. Fortunately, these days, lots of organizations are opting to support Pride events so it’s an exciting part of the year where LGBTQIA artists can have a spotlight on them that doesn’t always exist
Lauren Ruth Ward – PRIDE 2018 w/ Lauren Ruth Ward
Lauren Ruth Ward summed up her feelings on the importance of representation for members of the LGBTQIA community working in music during a recent interview with Billboard.
It is important for everybody to be acknowledged and heard, especially in an industry that has always helped perpetuate the understanding of the human condition. History has shown that the most meaningful music comes from strife and struggle. The LGBTQ community has only begun to skim the surface of being understood and valued. There is still a huge gap to bridge. Representation in the music industry will only help bridge the gap.
Various – Work It, Own It Pride Playlist
Spotify’s Work It, Own It Pride playlist is a collection of “empowered rhymes and bangin’ beats” featuring tracks from Cakes Da Killa, Angel Haze, Mykki Blanco, Princess Nokia, and Young M.A.
Mykki Blanco – Mother Funk Pride Playlist
Mykki Blanco plays the hottest in Brazilian funk during the Mother Funk Pride takeover for Spotify.
Various – Fierce Pride Playlist
Drag Queen Jiggly Caliente covers the Fierce Pride playlist featuring tracks from RuPaul, Scissor Sisters, Bob The Drag Queen, Divine and more.
Janelle Monáe – Black Girl Magic Pride Playlist
The Electric Lady brings the Black Girl Magic with her Spotify Pride Takeover playlist featuring tracks from Kodie Shane, IAMDDB, Cardi B, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Internet, Big Freedia, Kelela, THEESatisfaction, Princess Nokia and more.
serpentwithfeet – Black Boy Joy Pride Playlist
serpentwithfeet explores the catalogs of the artists that inspire him during the Black Boy Joy Pride playlist takeover.
Various – Vibes For Pride Playlist
Mixmag and Smirnoff Sound Collective showcase their favorite party-ready tunes for Pride Month with the Vibes For Pride playlist curated by Cakes Da Killa, Nomi Ruiz, Nina Dioz and Tygapaw.
Honey Dijon – 2017 BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix
Throwing back to 2017, we revisit DJ Honey Dijon’s first ever Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1. Honey Dijon mixes her own tunes with everything from essential house and techno to Fela Kuti and Matrixxman.