It’s hard to believe that only a few weeks ago, the world was mourning one decade and ringing in the next. Since the start of the year, The Folklore team has been busy preparing for Fashion Month and welcoming new luxury African designer brands to its growing roster. Braving the cold and daydreaming about the year ahead of us, we curated a collection of songs to fight the wintry blues and that will make us laugh, dance and stay in out groove throughout the year.
This 15-song collection is a small snapshot of The Folklore culture, a multi-cultural tapestry that has as many carefree, energetic moments as low tempo ones. The January playlist features a wide assortment of African New Wave, alternative R&B, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Soul, and those mind-sticking, experimental sounds that blur the lines between each.
Whether you play the songs in order or shuffle things around, you’re guaranteed to explore the full range of those new year emotions. Sample Kelsey Lu’s "Due West” Remix featuring art-school dream-girl, Lafawndah. Explore the depths of modern masculinity with Dijon’s “CRYBABY :*(“ And, when you’re ready for something a little more upbeat, try “Risky,” the Afrobeat, Dancehall mashup from DaVido and Popcann, a banger sure to give you a positive outlook on the future.
The Folklore's January ’20 playlist features tracks from groundbreaking artists like Joey Purp, Moses Sunday, Cuco, Bakar and more alongside throwback artists like Camp Lo' and The Pharcyde.
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Writer - Amber Nicole Alston
Amber Nicole Alston is a New York-based beauty and culture writer. Her work frames urban life, fashion, and beauty around specific histories and cultures. In addition to writing, Amber also styles and conceptualizes fashion shoots.