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On Repeat – 8th May 2019

Welcome to another new segment, On Repeat. This is the weekly segment where I talk about the songs on my playlist, both old and new, which are constantly on repeat. I’ll be honest with you, I’m more of a tropical house guy than a hip hop or pop fan. Rap has been so repetitive and pop is trying to find its footing once again. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any good songs. As a matter of fact, I’ll name some of them here. Let’s hope that better songs are released in the future.

Today’s post will focus more on the songs I have been listening to over the past couple of weeks. As time goes by, I’ll focus more on the new songs that I like. I’ll leave YouTube links down below. I’d rather have you guys subscribe to Spotify because it’s free. Because I want you to actually listen to the songs, YouTube will do just fine. With that said, let’s begin.

David Guetta feat Faouzia – Battle

David Guetta isn’t new to making hit songs. Remember back in 2011 when Little Bad Girl came out? I still jam to that song. Several years later, he still got it. What I appreciate about him is that he collaborates with new artists, like Faouzia in this song. Goodness me, she has some serious vocals. Her voice steals the show and that’s what makes play it on repeat.

What I don’t like is how short it is. The song is only 2 minutes and 44 seconds long. That’s a pretty short time when you are listening to someone like Faouzia. Just listen to the song. You’ll get what I mean. Plus, this song has made me to look out for new music from her.

Axwell & Ingrosso – Renegade

I knew this song because of Asphalt 9. Yeah, I like playing games on my phone. Anyway, the beats of the song are what made me look for this song and I have no regrets whatsoever. The song becomes even better if you listen to it with a good pair of earphones or headphones. You’ll feel like you’re in another dimension. Something of the sort.

Celine Dion – A New Day Has Come

This song came out in 2001. How old was I? 5? What’s amazing is that I actually remember hearing it so many times on the radio. It’s so nostalgic and yet so motivating. Seriously, if you listen to this song first thing in the morning, you’ll have a glorious day. Trust me on this. I love this song, I just do. This should be your morning song on repeat every day.

Dennis Lloyd – Nevermind

This song takes me back to the first days of my Apple Music subscription. It was among the first songs recommended in my playlist and I have loved it ever since. There is nothing much about it, just the chill vibes it gives you. Just give it a listen and let me know what you think.

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike feat Deb’s Daughter – Hey Baby¬†

Another house song featured here. Trust me when I tell you that there are more to be mentioned. What’s funny is that this is the only song that I like from the two brothers. I like them more as festival DJs rather than artists. But they did a good job with this one.

Future feat Drake – Where Ya At

In a deleted post, I mentioned that Future is one of the few mumble rappers that I like for no good reason. Even if I were to give you one, it would have to be the fact that he collaborates with upcoming producers who make great trap beats. Case and point, Where Ya At. This song was produced by Metro Boomin before he became a household name and the beats are what make me coming back to it.

I won’t lie, Future ruins the English grammar in this song and is barely audible but I still max out the volume when it plays next. Hey, we all have our guilty pleasures; this is one of mine.

Lil Pump – Esskeetit

Another guilty pleasure of mine. Why oh why did I decide to review his album? Now the song is on my playlist and it is always on repeat. It’s not good by any means but it will get you lit. Especially when he yells ESSKEETIT in the background. Wow, what has mumble rap done to me?

MO – Nights With You (Cheat Codes Remix)

I first heard this song in a Tropical House playlist. What made me love it? The fact that it is a good song. MO has a great voice and the remix by Cheat Codes was an extra delight. And if you listen closely to what she says, she wants to spend a whole night with a girl and doesn’t care about the boyfriend. Uhm, okay, Great song though.

Poppy – X

Poppy is weird, I made that very clear when I reviewed her album. X clearly demonstrates how weird she is. It transitions from a happy tune to all out metal, I love it. Fun fact, metal music is also my cup of tea. She also has this gimmick which makes her so spooky. You’ll notice it if you watch the music video.

Roses Gabor – I Could Be Yours

It’s no secret that I don’t like modern RnB. They seem to be so stuck on making things sexual which gets old real quick. Plus there is this thing where RnB guys are shifting to rap and rappers are shifting to RnB. Weird times I tell you. Roses Gabor offers something new to the table with her recent album (which I loved) and this is one of my best songs. This, ladies and gentlemen, is what I call RnB.

This song is real smooth; from her vocals to the beats. Everything is well paced and by the time you get to the end, you want to listen to it again. At this point, she has the best RnB album of 2019. Did I mention that she loved my review? Best feeling ever.

Saweetie – Dipped in Ice

I don’t like today’s female rappers. Why? Because they contradict themselves when they talk about making a man beg for it and then talking about getting their feelings hurt. Why? Saweetie is new to the industry and I have a lot of high hopes for her. Her EP ICY rekindled my faith in female rappers once more. It may have had with the fact that she didn’t focus so much on her emotions and stuck to rapping, which is what I want.

Dipped in Ice is one of the songs from her EP and it is a perfect demonstration of how much potential she has. Her voice just has that rapping swagger. Don’t get me started on those beats.¬† Give her a try.

VAX & Sorana – Bubble Gum

Goodness me I love this song. I think I play this song on repeat at least 5 times everyday. perhaps more than 5. Wow. Everything about it is perfect; the catchy beats, Sorana’s aggressive voice which quickly turns to vulnerable at the chorus and the fact that it so good makes it one of my favorite songs right now. If you don’t find this song good, I must be a weirdo.

2 Chainz feat Young Thug – High Top Versace

Have you listened to 2 Chainz’ new album? It’s really good. High Top Versace is my favorite song from the song. It’s a braggadocio song which I don’t like most of the time but goodness those trap beats. It’s lit. What I don’t like is Young Thug’s verse. That is one of the worst verses in his career. Was he even trying? Just ignore his verse and enjoy the beats.

FRENSHIP & Emily Warren – Capsize

I have to thank Keshie for adding this song to my library. This song follows second to Bubble Gum as my favorite song right now. How can I even describe this song? I honestly don’t know. It’s just so good. The song talks about how one feels low after a breakup and is at the breaking point. This song might spark emotion to some people. If it doesn’t, you’ll be playing it on repeat for the beats. I highly recommend listening to this with a good pair of earphones or headphones; the stereo effect will blow your mind.

So, do you like my selection of songs on repeat? Trust me, it was hard picking them because I love all of the songs in my library. I might mention them next week. Or not.

 

 

Elvis Mwangi

Student of life, Blogger, Audiophile. Lol.