I was on a date Saturday night and went to one of my certified conversation starters – the ol’ desert island scenario. Bring one album; one book; one person. After hitting a few nangs (warehouse party), the question started to develop a layer of complexity.


What if you had to murder the person you brought to the island? With a coconut. And only after living on the island together for three years.


Kid A’s always been my go to album. I’d stick it on mixtapes for girls I fancied growing up – it presented a level of masculine sensitivity and an ear for prescient, experimental soundscapes.


For the record, my book is 100 Years of Solitude, and I’d take my cousin, Merlyn, who’d serve as an agreeable companion for discourse on Radiohead’s seminal Everything In It’s Right Place, and whose bald dome would provide the perfect target for my abject violence.


Head on over to your own personal island with this playlist, the very litest of the mixes.


Track 1. | Fukk Sleep – A$AP Rocky feat. FKA Twigs

Your ride home jam: sorted. We vote this one of the best from Rocky’s recent album TESTING. The mellow vibes from FKA make this song both an easy-listener and a bop.


Track 2. | I’m Upset – Drake

Drizzy recently dropped this track from his upcoming album Scorpion, giving us a glimpse of what we can expect from the June album.


Track 3. | What Would Meek Do? – Pusha-T feat. Kanye West

Pusha raps about his success and track record, referencing Meek Mill and his recent release from prison. Kanye adds depth to this one, giving us a bit more from ‘Ye than we got in Lift Yourself.


Track 4. | Buttons – Mac Miller

Mac brings out his latest trilogy of singles since 2016, bringing back the old school Miller in front of synthesised tunes and deep anecdotes.


Track 5. | Ultimatum – Disclosure feat. Fatoumata Diawara

Disclosure brings out their first 2018 release since being on hiatus and since their 2016 EP. In typical Disclosure nature, the groove in this track releases all sorts of moves and feels from within.


Track 6. | Strong – Zaytoven feat. Lil Uzi Vert

The American duo bring the hype with this track. It’s the perfect Friday tune to get you to clock-out time and ready for the weekend.


Track 7. | February 3rd – Jorja Smith

Jorja releases her latest single in light of her upcoming debut album Lost & Found. The young girl who brought us On My Mind takes a turn in this slow, garage-mix track about young love and relationships.


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