WHAT THE TEAM LISTENED TO IN SEPTEMBER
September has undoubtedly been a busy month for all, whether thats moving back to uni, or getting involved in the most hands-on Fashion Month we’ve seen for the past few years. Either way, the CULTED SOUNDS playlist is back, with the best staff picks that got us through the chaotic 4 weeks. As you probably already guessed, the track-list is a pretty mixed bag, from Don Toliver, Kanye West and PinkPantheress to Midland, Pink Floyd and Joan Jett. But anything to keep you on your toes is a good thing in our eyes. And just as the month suggests, there’s a hell of a lot going on, so why should the music be any different?
MIDLAND – FINAL CREDITS (2016)
There’s not much that needs to be said about this track, it just slaps. One of my favourite dance tracks of all time, it’s the perfect balance of house and disco, giving a nod towards a modern club anthem with a nostalgic undercurrent by sampling Gladys Knight and The Pips’ 1972 recording of ‘Neither One Of Us’. The kind of song that makes you want to drop whatever you’re doing and go dance. Give it a listen and try to sit still, I bet you can’t.
KIWI – HARRY STYLES
Bit late to the party on this one, but Harry Styles causing a stir on the cover of Vogue a few months back led me to discover his music – it’s really not my usual taste but I’m trying branch out from anything other than Kanye and Drake right now. So my pick this month (because it’s been stuck in my head for about a week) is ‘Kiwi’ from the singers first solo album – I can’t say the lyrics are relatable, but nonetheless it’s a good tune and obviously catchy as hell.
YOU GOT ME – THE ROOTS & ERYKAH BADU (1999)
The type of song that if you hear it out and about, makes you stop in your tracks and head towards wherever it is playing. This is a song I never get tired of listening to, and can’t imagine I ever will. Queen Erykah’s soulful vocals and a lovely little melody are the perfect combination. The drums at the end will almost guarantee an instant replay – press play and enjoy!
IYKYK – B-LOVEE (2021)
Just one song amidst the flurry of good music coming out of Bronx recently, B-Lovee’s “IYKYKY” has been on repeat in my headphones for the whole month. Wayne Wonder’s “No Letting Go” is sampled for a lush and breezy melody with rhythmic drill percussion bouncing over the top. B-Lovee comes in on top with the braggadocious lyrics and an aggression that could rush to the surface at any second. An unexpected combination but it’s an effective clash – I just can’t stop listening.