Music can’t be underrated; yes, indeed it has become of sentimental value to many. Some call it a daily dose to keep them going. For others, it’s a way to escape life and be relieved from stress, but many just want the entertainment that music offers. I’ve lost my earphones so many times, and every time I lost it, the first thing I think about is how I would listen to my music. I know it’s very sad, I’m sure you had experienced this before. Music is part of my daily routine; it helps me to get tasks done and keeps me motivated but mostly it gets me through the rush of life. Since music plays such an important role in my life, I will now share some of my favourite tracks I have been spending a lot of time listening to recently.
As you might have picked up in one of my recent posts titled “SA’s house music scene”, that I’m into house music. Yes, that’s correct, I do spend a lot of time listening to house music. However, I do also enjoy other genres. There are so many artists to choose from and so many songs, but the songs that are on my current playlist are songs that I can keep on repeat for a long time without getting bored by it. I read a quote that says “a painter paints on canvas but musicians and producers paint on silence”, I think this is profound as it is the exact silence that gets filled in my daily life and that summarises why I’m sharing my playlist with you. Hopefully, some of these songs might enlighten you.
While I was trying to do some research on various DJ’s recently, I came across some of DJ Black Coffee’s tracks. When listening to the sets he was working on, some mixes have caught my ear, it made me get into the beat and it is tracks that help me get things done while I’m working on tasks that I need to get done for work. Black Coffee is good at bringing the best sounds in songs, that allows you to love music so much- some of the tracks I’m enjoying so far are DeMajor Feat. Lizwi – Traveller (Kususa & QueTornik Official Remix) and Black Coffee ft Toshi-Buya (Da Capo Dub). Both these songs just remind me why I’m so proud of being South African and it makes me want to dance.
Another artist that I’ve discovered a while back is Paxton Fielies. I think I’ve taken a liking to her music not just because she’s a local artist but mostly because she has reached a new level in the industry, her songs are bringing a new atmosphere. I like her voice so much; her songs make me feel alive and it tells a story that resonate well with me. Sometimes it can make me think deep too- a couple of my favourites are Paxton – Battleground (Feat. Craig Lucas) and Smother-Craig Lucas & Paxton Fielies. Her songs tell a deep story, and if you enjoy listening to great vocals than I would recommend you to give it a try.
When I’m usually a bit distant or focus on something serious, or sometimes when my mind just goes into a mode of trying to keep things to myself. Especially if I had a bad day or when I realize its time for me to buckle up and reconduct myself then I usually would listen to RnB. I also refer to these as my toughen-up songs, some of my favourites are Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake- Holy Grail and Lil Wayne – Something You Forgot. These songs remind me that although I might be going through a bad day, it will be okay in the end. It has the ability to allow me to keep strong even in low days (kind of like the songs that gets me through storms)
So far you might have picked up on the variety of songs I’m listening to. There is a difference in all of them.
Since I am always in a searching mode to discover a song that I can listen to, I recently happened to get some recommendations from a student. At first, he warned me that the stuff he listens to goes way back. Eventually, I managed to give it a try and I must say it definitely was great music that I can put on repeat. Some of the songs from that list, Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out For A Hero. The last song, Goodbye (1969) – Mary Hopkin, I heard from a series called Age of Youth that I recently finished watching. These songs might be old school, but it has become part of my playlist, the reason I like these two because it makes me feel mellow and relaxed.
These were some of my favourite songs that have been on replay on my playlist. As a scavenger hunter, I’m always on the lookout to explore more songs. Music really plays a big role in my life and often the music I listen will tell you the mood I’m in at that stage, but generally, all the music I listen to lightens up my day.
Let me know what your favourite songs are in the comment section, I will definitely try them out!
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