The theme for this playlist isn't so much about the topics contained in the songs as it is the way the sounds go together seamlessly. Many of the songs that I first put on this playlist when I started are there but the order has shifted radically: "Tender Love," a retooling of a classic song by Michael Jackson now sits at the end, while "In My View" by Youth Fathers gets things moving. Soul and funk are everywhere this week: from the syrupy KAYTRANADA production on "Egyptian Luvr" to Xenoula's "Caramello," though rap, pop and house music weave their way through as well.
Whatever the case, there were several days where I stood, looking glazed over on my morning commute, and found some renewed energy from these beats. It's hard not to find this music infectious.