Summer's creeping up, festivals are hotly approaching on our calendars and we're all just trying to get through the last period of work and uni to sit back for our Christmas break. (Apart from those who work in retail, sorry you guys have to slave it out the whole time)
19-year-old Ninajirachi is no stranger to the ol' end of year struggle and to make it easier for us, she's put together a killer list of her 10 favourite tracks to get through the end of the year. It's full of chill beats, good vibes and of course, a couple of her own tunes.
She's gearing up to play an end-of-semester party for Red Bull Music called Bright Futures, alongside the likes of Basenji, Pond, Kilter and Kaiit, curated by multi-disciplinary artist Ta-Ku.
Ninajirachi - Gardenia (feat. Oh Boy)
My new song with Oh Boy! I think it’s a pretty fun summery dance song and I love playing it out.
Sinjin Hawke - In Loving Memory (Gutta Remix)
This song is so feel-good and the breakdown after the last drop makes me wanna dance sooo much.
Swick - Mfana (feat. Kamohelo, Savage Skulls)
I could put all the songs from Swick’s new mixtape on this list but I’ll have to just stick with this one.
Nina Las Vegas - Thursdays (feat. Ninajirachi)
The Nina x Nina collaboration of your dreams. We made this track on a 35 degree day last summer and it’s a pretty fuckin' hot track.
Matt Corby - No Ordinary Life
I love the new Matt Corby album so much and this song in particular reminds me that it’s so nice to be alive.
What So Not - 7 Dollar Bill
A fun fuckin' throwback!! Makes me wanna jump around.
Donatachi - In Love (feat. Rosebud Leach)
Donatachi showed me this song a few months ago and I’m soooo glad it’s out now, it’s so catchy.
Zora Jones & Sinjin Hawke - God
This is one of my favourite dance tracks this year and I love opening sets with it.
Tyler, The Creator - I Am the Grinch (feat. Fletcher Jones)
I haven't been excited about a Christmas song for so many years and this is so cool. The bells remind me of when it's snowing in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
Fauxe - Gaut
A short n sweet n fun song to finish it all off.