Nujabes’ ‘Spiritual State’ opens this week’s playlist — the first track from the eponymous album. Released posthumously, it’s a beautiful release from a producer gone far too soon. Enjoy part of his influential soundtrack for the anime Samurai Champloo here.
The rest of this week’s selections follow a similar tangent. Swedish duo Koop make an appearance with their mellow, jazzy tune ‘Waltz for Koop,’ featuring impossibly light vocals by Cecilia Stalin. Tokimonsta also appears with ‘Fallen Arches’ from 2011’s Creature Dreams. The playlist veers towards hip-hop with Five Deez and then towards house with Hird, exploring a range of dreamy tracks.
Kaytranada’s catchy ‘BUS RIDE’ from 99.9% rounds out the playlist. This instrumental is pleasantly suited to toking — marijuana.com recommends pairing the album with Lemon Haze.
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