September 2023 Playlist

By Hannah Dania

Let the rhythms of this playlist accompany your tasks, turning each moment into a symphony of focus and creativity.

Navigating spreadsheets, drafting emails, or just doing your 9-to-5 routine... What's missing? A killer soundtrack, of course! From the smooth grooves that make you sway side-to-side at your desk to the energetic anthems that help you go through that midday slump, we've curated a lineup that’s as diverse as your multitasking skills. So, if you’re ready to trade in the usual day for a symphony of sounds, keep scrolling – your productivity anthem might just be a click away.

Where I Go - NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge) feat. H.E.R.
NxWorries is a musical duo consisting of singer-songwriter Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge. Their unique blend of R&B, soul, and hip-hop, characterised by .Paak's soulful vocals and Knxwledge's distinctive production style has gained a lot of attention and has imprinted on many minds. This particular song featured H.E.R. and was the highlight of the song because her soulful voice compliments it perfectly. Did you manage to catch this duo at GoodVibes Festival this year? Easily the best performance during our short-lived event!

Jammin - RUBII
Do you enjoy a mix of hip-hop and jazz? Then RUBII is for you. The mixture of both elements paired with her laid-back voice and lyrics will make you feel like you’re walking in a park on a Sunday morning with a coffee in hand. Head empty, just immaculate vibes = 0 worries. This song fits best first thing in the morning to get your creative juices going so give it a listen and maybe start repeating it on a daily basis.

Audio Hug - To Summer, From Cole
Want something to feel like a hug but in audio form? Just like its name, this song will make you feel safe and warm. “To Summer, From Cole” is the first track on Summer Walker’s EP Clear 2: Soft Life featuring Grammy Award-winning rapper J. Cole. Cole's introspective lyricism and rhythmic flow complement Walker's heartwarming voice. This song is basically a conversation between Cole and Walker as he reminds her of all the things she has gone through and that he is always supportive of her in this fast-paced world.

POP! - Adanna Duru
Adanna Duru is a multifaceted artist known for her intriguing blend of R&B, pop, and soul music. Rising to fame through her participation in American Idol's 14th season, Duru's flow in this song will keep you up and going. This song came out nine months ago but has been on repeat up till today, bringing you good vibes and catchy yet chill beats. Those little head bops and shoulder moves? Yeah, we see it. Perfect for a mid-day listen!

Amapiano - Asake & Olamide
Asake and Olamide, prominent Nigerian artists, collectively enfold the dynamic of Afrobeat and hip-hop music. Asake’s distinct vocals merge with Olamide’s lyrical finesse creating a fusion of traditional and contemporary sounds. With its danceable rhythms and soulful undertones, Amapiano often makes listeners move to every beat. Here’s your daily dose of the current music-trend: Amapiano music!

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