Episode 39: Sayonara, 2016


Another year, another meticulously curated best of music play list. Sure, sure – every one ELSE has moved on to 2017 and are feverishly beginning to mark down what new jams take their fancy, but here at the Lighthouse? Well, we move at our own pace and deliver only the best product to give back you….the people.

In this episode, the lads sit down and go through Cubosa’s Top 116 of 2016 playlist; singling out delicious highlights, egregious omissions and reminiscing on all the quality music that came out in the year of the Monkey. We may hate a little too much, but it’s because we care.

1. NxWorries – Suede
2. Phony PPL – Why ii Love The Moon
3. A$AP Twelvvy – L.Y.B.B. (Resolution)
4. Schoolboy Q – That Part (Feat. Kanye West)
5. Brodinski – Us (Feat. Bloody Jay)
6. Rihanna – Kiss It Better
7. Amine – Caroline
8. Mac Miller – Dang! (Feat. Anderson .Paak)
9. GoldLink – Fall In Love (Feat. Ciscero, Kaytranada & BADBADNOTGOOD)
10. Kaytranada – Lite Spots
11. The Avalanches – Because I’m Me
12. Majid Jordan – Make It Work
13. Barei – Say Yay! (Spain – Eurovision Entry)
14. Gryffin – Heading Home (Feat. Josef Salvat)
15. Flume – Tiny Cities (Feat. Beck)
16. ANOHNI – 4 Degrees
17. The Smith Street Band – History Eraser (Like a Version Cover)
18. Sioux Falls – Copy Paste
19. Isaiah Rashad – 4r Da Squaw
20. Frank Ocean – Nikes
21. Roy Woods – She Knows About Me
22. Drake – Too Good (Feat. Rihanna)
23. PARTYNEXTDOOR – Not Nice
24. HOME – Decay
25. Flume – Free
26. Crystal Castles – Their Kindess Is Charade
27. Khalid – Let’s Go
28. Childish Gambino – Redbone
29. DJ Quik & Problem – You Are Everything
30. Nas – Nas Album Done
31. Fat Joe & Remy Ma – All The Way Up (Feat. French Montana)
32. Young Thug – Webbie (Feat. Duke)
33. Curren$y – Mallory Knox
34. French Montana – Lockjaw (Feat. Kodak Black)
35. Madeintoyo – Uber Everywhere
36. Post Malone – Deja Vu (Feat. Justin Bieber)
37. Wale – It’s Too Late
38. How To Dress Well – The Speed Dial
39. Anderson .Paak – Room In Here (Feat. The Game & Sonyae Elise)
40. Rihanna – Consideration (Feat. SZA)
41. GoldLink – Rough Soul (Feat. April George)
42. Isaiah Rashad – Free Lunch
43. A Tribe Called Quest – The Space Program
44. Schoolboy Q – By Any Means
45. Future – Low Life (Feat. The Weeknd)
46. Flatbush Zombies – Bounce
47. Lil Uzi Vert – Money Longer
48. Joe Budden – Three
49. Danny Brown – When It Rain
50. Crystal Castle – Fleece
51. Julian Winding – The Demon Dance
52. Negative Gemini – Body Work
53. Drake – Feel No Ways
54. Shura – Tounge Tied
55. Bat For Lashes – Sunday Love
56. Blood Orange – Hands Up
57. David Bowie – I Can’t Give Everything Away
58. How To Dress Well – Salt Song
59. Frightened Rabbit – Woke Up Hurting
60. DIIV – Loose Ends
61. Frank Ocean – Ivy
62. Frans – If I Were Sorry (Sweden Eurovision Entry)
63. The Cardboard Swords – Cardigan
64. Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties – ’67 Cherry Red
65. Sioux Falls – 3 Fast
66. FEWS – 100 Goosebumps
67. White Lung – Kiss Me When I Bleed
68. PUP – Sleep in The Heat
69. The Smith Street Band – Death To The Lads
70. Pinegrove – Old Friends
71. DMA’s – Delete
72. Frightened Rabbit – I Wish I Was Sober
73. Anderson .Paak – Put Me Thru
74. Elzhi – Hello!!!!!
75. Joe Budden – I Wanna Know
76. A Tribe Called Quest – Whatever Will Be (Feat. Consequence)
77. Solange – Cranes In The Sky (Kaytranada Edit)
78. Miguel – Come Through & Chill
79. Roy Woods – SKRT (Remix)
80. Dave – Wanna Know
81. Drake – U With Me?
82. Rihanna – Needed Me
83. Majid Jordan – Something About You
84. Mickey Kojak – Move Too Fast
85. Janet Jackson – If (Kaytranada Remix)
86. Kaytranada – You’re The One (Feat. Syd)
87. Drake – One Dance (feat. Wizkid & Kyla)
88. Vybz Kartel – Fever
89. D.R.A.M. – Broccoli (Feat. Lil Yatchy)
90. Domo Genesis – DAPPER (Feat. Anderson .Paak)
91. Anderson .Paak – Am I Wrong (Feat. Schoolboy Q)
92. Chance The Rapper – All Night (Feat. Knox Fortune)
93. Kaytranada – Together (Feat. AlunaGeorge & GoldLink)
94. Teedra Moses – Be Your Girl (Kaytranada Edit)
95. Carly Rae Jepsen – Body Language
96. Era Istrefi – Bonbon
97. Rihanna – Sex With Me
98. Roy Woods – You Love It
99. Mac Miller – Stay
100. King – The Greatest
101. Gallant – Bourbon
102. NAO – Girlfriend
103. dvsn – Hallucinations
104. Maxwell – 1990x
105. Khalid – Location
106. Frank Ocean – Nights
107. Pearl – Private Party
108. PARTYNEXTDOOR – Come and See Me (Feat. Drake)
109. Drake – Fire & Desire
110. BADBADNOTGOOD – In Your Eyes (Feat. Charlotte Day Wilson)
111. Kamasi Washington – The Rhythm Changes
112. Mac Miller – God Is Fair, Sexy, Nasty (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
113. Bon Iver – 29 #Strafford APTS
114. Dreamboy – Endings
115. Sioux Falls – If You Let It
116. Apologies, I Have None – Crooked Teeth (Acoustic)

Bonus #1 – Migos – Bad & Boujee (Feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
Bonus #2 – The Avanlaches – Bad Day (Feat. Freddie Gibbs)
Bonus #3 – Kranium – Rumours

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Episode 38: Limelight Leftovers

Christmas (…and 2016) have come and gone, however there are still a few albums that dropped late this year for the Low Lifes to sink their teeth into. In this episode we welcome the return of Ab-Soul with his new album Do What Thou Wilt, examine the funkdafied transformation of Childish Gambino on the new Awaken, My Love!,  post up with Post Malone’s Stoney, and finally debut a brand new segment at Light House with Trill’s Beef.

So let us dig into some new music, while you dig into some leftovers.

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Top 15 songs of 2015

Episode 19: Top 15 of 2015

It’s December and the year is drawing to an end so it’s time to do a round up. We tasked ourselves with each individually picking our favourite five tracks of the year for a tally of fifteen best jams in the last 12 months.

The criteria was simple: pick tracks that have done it for you this year. Throw objectivity out the window, this is the most biased list you’re going to see this year and we wouldn’t do it any other way. In fact, there was one album so good, two tracks made the top fifteen. Because we like to deliver, there’s also a bonus track we play the episode out on we think you’re really enjoy.

Here’s a toast, a cheers and wishful hoping the world of music continues to deliver in 2016.

cheers to the great music of 2105

July 2015 — What I was listening to

This months digital mixtape is slightly shorter because I spent half the time outside of the country. I was vacationing on the coast of Spain with the family and while I was there I spent most of my time trying to improving my photography skills, not checking for new music.

Drake Spitting FireBut boy did I come back to a doozy. I returned just as the Drake & Meek Mill feud began and it has greatly influenced my playlist this month: I decided to bookend it with our 6ix God’s best two efforts of the month. However our hometown hero isn’t the only one on point, six of the twelve artists in my playlist have been in past compilations.

Back to the hometown hero … and the influence we must have on him. Clearly he must be listening to the pod because in Episode 13 we opened with “Why Can’t We Live Together — Timmy Thomas.” What does ya boy do? Speeds it up to double time and lays his verse ontop. Yeah, “Hotline Bling” is another BBQ jam to finish out the season but at the very least we could of got a shout out, no? 😉

We’ve got an episode that’s long over due that needs cutting together and features one of the realest heros on the come-up in the 6ix so hit play, enjoy and I’ll get back to Episode 16.

Parmigiana Plays April

‘Steal from the best’.

That phrase is popular for a good reason and, as it happens, a perfect way to justify this playlist. Like my fellow lowlife brethren Cornelius, I’ve also steadily been gathering a mixture of tracks that I’ve had in regular rotation for the past month. And wouldn’t you know it, the weather played a role as well.

To say it’s been wet in Australia is an understatement. Case in point, I only just managed to save my car from being washed away in a flash flood in Sydney a few weeks back. Yeah, shit got got real. However there were a few days that managed to hold on to some glimpses of sunlight just long enough before the next downpour. This schizophrenic weather kind of dictated my routine with either longs weekends away catching up with every living person in sight or complete isolation at home, killing time amidst an excruciating wait for a visa application. So with some uptempo house jams, pub rock sing-a-longs and a few pop remixes this playlist reflected the mess of a month that was.