Everything is about me
I am the most important thing
And you really haven’t thought all those cyclical thoughts for a while?
James Blake, Don’t Miss It
James Blake has quietly become one of the most important artists of now and a key part of other important artists’ stories. He’s got credits with Beyonce, Frank Ocean and has tracks on the Black Panther soundtrack.
He also shared a timely, ever-important note around the release of latest song ‘Don’t Miss It’, against the notion that his music was ‘sad boy’.
“We are already in an epidemic of male depression and suicide,” he wrote, strong words at a time when the world mourns chef and author Antony Bourdin and (a woman) designer Kate Spade. “We don’t need any further proof that we have hurt men with our questioning of their need to be vulnerable and open,” Blake continued. “Seen enough friends drown in this, and almost drowned in it myself because I bottled everything up, afraid of being seen as weak or soft. I now see the great strength, and benefit for those around you in actually opening up.”
It’s good to open up, it’s good to talk.
Blake begins this month’s playlist, plus sounds from New York’s Onyx Collective (I’ve been to Veselka at 2am and it’s dumplings are a balm), J Hus, UK MC Octavian asking “what are you feeling”, Swedish DJ with a good soul Baba Stiltz and ever-beautiful sound of Jorja Smith.
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MAKE IT LAST PLAYLIST JUNE 2018: TRACK LIST
1. James Blake – Don’t Miss It
2. Onyx Collection – 2am at Veselka
3. J Hus – Dark Vader
4. Octavian – Little
5. Galcher Lustwerk – Wristbands
6. Maggie Rogers – Fallingwater
7. Curtis Harding – It’s Not Over
8. Anderson Paak – Bubblin
9. Lava La Rue – Widdit
10. Baba Stiltz – Showtime
11. Tyler, The Creator – 435
12. Jorja Smith – February 3rd
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