West Coast, Best Coast.
Now, before all my East Coasters get all huffy about things, I’m not siding with anyone here, I’m just saying when you’re in the dead of winter, the West Side doesn’t look as bad. Not to mention all of the amazing cultural creations that came from it and the people and the art and the food and on and on. So, this time, I decided to create a playlist that is dedicated to and for the West Coaster, who sits under the sun, takes in the waves, skates, surfs, raps, dances, and whatever it is you love to do there. You won’t just find the gold hidden in the rivers anymore, but gold in the music scene, in the fashion scene, in the film scene, and in the sports scene. But most importantly, Cali is one of the largest hubs for music, and where much of a genre’s characteristics were birthed and formed. Over the years, the tone of the West Coast have developed into new arrays of sound and noise, whether it’s mixing hip hop with EDM or indie folk with pop.
Now, take a seat in that beach chair or get on your board and play these tunes as you groove to the rhythms and beats of good music. This playlist includes: Lauv, Mura Masa, Khalid, Big Sean, Chance the Rapper, Frank Ocean, Disclosure, Kendrick Lamar, Tory Lanez, The Weeknd, Drake, Rihanna, Shoffy, ZHU, KAYTRANADA, John Legend, Jon Bellion, MØME, The Chainsmokers, Cheat Codes, The Neighbourhood, The 1975, Hoodie Allen, Bahari, Bon Iver, James Blake, 2Pac, Nas, Coconut Records, Russ, Bryson Tiller, SOHN, BJ the Chicago Kid, J. Cole, Elephante, NERVO, Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, and so many more.
It’s a playlist I really enjoy because it can incorporate so many types of sounds while still being intriguing and atmospheric. So enough of this, let’s play! To all my West Coasters, enjoy the vibes, to all my non-West Coasters, just zone out and imagine you’re there!