just some songs (9/16)

I learned a very valuable lesson this week: don’t trust a friends knowledge of an Orlando band’s religious affiliation when he/she is semi-inebriated. I still love you boy. We’re going to ride around and listen to the new Young Thug mixtape, Slime Season, when it comes out at 5:55 p.m. You should come along! I’m sure we can fit the whole squad into my two door Nissan Element.

There’s been some incredible songs to come out of Orlando in the summer months — too many to do individual posts on — so here for you, my friends, is a bag of tracks, signed, sealed, and delivered. Enjoy.

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September’s Ripest Tracks

I know it’s a few days late, but I thought I’d share with you my top-five favorite tracks from September in no particular order. Enjoy.

SALES – “toto (XXYYXX Remix)”

An Orlando producer shapes his own version of an already great track, originally created by a fellow Orlando act. The result is refreshing. Listen to the original below, and catch SALES next week at Will’s with Maximino, Pathos Pathos, and The Welzeins. Enjoy.

SZA – “Child’s Play” (feat. Chance the Rapper, Dae One, & XXYYXX)

I gotta give a shout out to my boy Johnny B for this one. This brilliant collaboration came out a few months back, but I just heard it from him last week. What shocked me later was the realization that Orlando musician XXYYXX was involved in the production of this track. The bare-bones electronic beat and staccato snares should have been the giveaway. Oh well. Congrats to him for his incredible success; it’s nice to see one of Orlando’s own getting a name. Looking back to the song, Chance delivers a knockout verse. He manipulates word patterns seamlessly while bouncing lines back-and-forth about “weed on the vinyl” and “crowd surf[ing] in a cypher.” Enjoy.