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    Toking Tunes

  • Middle Eastern Groove: Infectious tunes from folk to funk

    This week's Toking Tunes playlist brings you groovy, pop sounds from ‘90s Lebanon to ’70s Turkey.

    February 17, 2017

    This week, we at Word on the Tree bring you a playlist of nostalgic, funky sounds from the Middle East. “Middle Eastern Groove” offers a blend of pop and folk music, from Lebanon in the ’90s to Turkey in the ’70s.

    The playlist opens with the easy, infectious groove of Ahmed Fakroun in Nissan,

  • Rain Dreams: Music for a rainy day

    This week's Toking Tunes playlist brings you ambient-veering sounds from Kelsey Lu, Aphex Twin, Laraaji, and more.

    February 10, 2017

    Amidst a chaotic political situation and six more weeks of winter (as predicted by Punxsutawney Phil), Word on the Tree brings you a playlist of Toking Tunes with ambient sensibilities. “Rain Dreams” features the mellow cello sounds of avid stoner Kelsey Lu, as well as the serene textures of Heathered Pearls,

  • Cosmic Intoxications: Music ‘designed to get you high’

    Our first Toking Tunes playlist features the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Robert Glasper, Erykah Badu, and Tokimonsta.

    January 27, 2017

    Word on the Tree’s inaugural playlist of Toking Tunes takes you on a brief journey across 23 years of American hip-hop music colored by various shades of jazz and R&B, from Robert Glasper’s melodious piano meanderings to the soulful and spiritual croonings of Georgia Anne Muldrow.

    Our sonic venture makes a number of stops including A Tribe Called Quest’s iconic 90’s record Midnight Marauders,