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Post-Urban

Post-Urban

This week's playlist is centered around the track by Bonjay titled "Post-Urban." Something about the phrase post-urban is alluring to me. Post suggests a point beyond urbanism. And urbanism can obviously refer to cities but also a genre of music that blends contemporary pop sounds with electronic and/or diasporic influences. In "Post-Urban" there's a unique electronic logic to it as to as the lead singer's voice, an assured humanity, floats about the dense understructure. As a result, many of the tracks reflect a post-urbanism, by which I mean music that speaks beyond the tradition genre trappings to reveal future sounds. Post-urbanism seems to better reflect the visionary quality of female artists, whose voices are the spotlight of 11 out of the 15 tracks. Post-urbanism is driven by younger artists who are willing to have fun but are also motivated by the deepest concerns for justice in this era when justice is further eroding. 

Deep Sea

Deep Sea

Swoop

Swoop