Vocalo’s Top 5 Local Tracks For August
Written by Jill Hopkins on August 10, 2020
Jill Hopkins is back with her top five favorite local submissions from the month of August …
If you’ve ever listened to Digable Planets’ “Blowout Comb” and wondered what it might sound like if Ladybug Mecca had started her solo career sooner, you’d find your answer in part with Jade The Ivy. The modern sheen/vintage jazz feel of this single feels simultaneously brand new, and like it’s been in your collection the entire time.
Aaliyah Allah – “Hennesseypineapple”
Short and intoxicating, like the libation it’s named for, Aaliyah Allah’s Flux/Flow EP is full of these kind of hazy summer cocktails. It’s all perfect for poolside, even if that pool is from Walgreen’s and is sitting in your own backyard.
Ms.Philly – “Illusion of Inclusion”
Socially aware house music? Well, hello, Ms. Philly. Welcome to Vocalo.
“Illusion of Inclusion” serves Crystal Waters by way of Angelique Kidjo, with a beat that would make Frankie proud. Give me more, please and thank you.
Awfully bold to release such steamy music with *gestures vaguely* all of this going on. Deanna Devore may be responsible for a whole bunch of new Tauruses next year, but the world could always use more Tauruses! 😉
We have all choices to make, and some of them can keep you awake at night and occupy your every thought. Jasmin Taylor puts that universal feeling into song, and makes listening to this track the easiest choice you’ll make all day.
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Written by Jill Hopkins
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