Uptown Bourgeois is a word-focused blog created by new York-based freelance writer Jefferey spivey. UB explores universal themes through a black, queer lens. 

Bourgeois Playlist 8.27.15

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This week's playlist is all soothing sensuality.  The selections are moody, trippy, and somewhat uplifting.  But even in this context, there's still a little something for everyone.  Check out the selections down below and listen to the playlist on Apple Music here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/bourgeois-playlist-8.27/idpl.9eb68736c0f14648814ddf455c83a0af

1. Pentatonix "Cheerleader"- The original didn't really do it for me, but the flawless harmonies of Pentatonix turn this pop reggae number into aural candy.

2. DJ Snake & Alunageorge "You Know You Like It"-This remix of the Alunageorge fan favorite has been floating around for awhile.  The melody is still as sweet but the bombastic bass in your headphones makes this my favorite version.

3. Jordin Sparks "Right Here Right Now"-The former American Idol champ becomes a seductive millennial chanteuse on this sensual, booming jam.

4. Purity Ring "Push Pull"-All of the elements of a great Purity Ring song are here: the metaphoric songwriting, the hip-hop inspired beats, the perfect blend of pop and electronic music.  It's hard not to like this indie darling.

5. Tom Aspaul "New Moon"-Indie crooners covering early aughts R&B has become a thing, and I'm a huge fan.  This cover of Brandy's sexy single is just as strong and will have you hooked all over again.

6. Jess Glynne "Ain't Got Far To Go"-The dance diva has found success in clubs thanks to Clean Bandit, but this R&B-tinged inspirational number shows she's a force to reckon with.

7. Chet Faker feat. Banks "1988"-Expert alt-R&B with silky vocals from Banks make this a bouncy, emo gem.  Should we call it emo bounce?

8. St. Beauty "Going Nowhere"-Janelle Monae's Wondaland EP "Eephus" has already spawned two hit singles, but it's this thumping slow jam that's the secret weapon.

9. ODESZA feat. Little Dragon "Light"-I could listen to Yukimi Nagano sing anything.  But this collab with ODESZA is a match made in heaven.

10. Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique "Lose Control"-Collaborations seem to be the only way we get new Robyn music these days, but I won't complain as this single pays homage to the 90s in all the right ways.

 

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