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Listen, playlists, 2015-08-10

The Geneva Playlist

This weekend was spent south of Switzerland in the beautiful Geneva. I absolutely love this city as it truly sets itself apart from what we might normally perceive to be ‘Swiss’. I visited fellow WNM contributor and long term friend Daria Fedotkina as she also visited the city. We both love music so we were obviously playing songs all day. Here’s the playlist that emerged, enjoy your Monday:

Chinese Man - Get Up (feat. Ex-I, Lush One & Plex Rock)

Let’s begin with this little gem which we played Friday evening as we got ready to go out and explore Fêtes de Genève, the annual famous city event. Original chorus belongs to The Weavers - “Get Up, Get Out” but the Chinese Man version is definitely a fun little universe of its own.

Years & Years - King

Years & Years have gained a lot of attraction lately and I am incredibly excited to be seeing them (alongside Alt-J, Shamir, Bastille and Rudimental to name a few) at the Zurich OpenAir in a few weeks. Great song that had to make an appearance this week.

Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot - Comic Strip

Saturday afternoon we decide to lounge by Lac Léman at Bains des Pâquis, catching a bit of sun on a beautiful Swiss day. Ms Bardot encapsulated the mood rather perfectly.

Jamie xx - Girl

That evening we got to see the most impressive fire work display for the Fêtes de Genève (a must see), met up with some more friends and joined the city wide party, Jamie xx’s “Girl” ringing in ears.

Shamir - On The Regular

Also seeing Shamir at the Zurich OpenAir, I’ve been trying to get updated on the rest of his work. Of course, “On The Regular” was the first song I heard from the artist and has been one of my favourites ever since, it’s quirky style making it an instant mood enhancer.

Nicolas Jaar - Mi Mujer

This beautiful piece by American-Chilean artist, Nicolas Jaar, brought Sunday a vibe of its own. A piece you can’t help but move to.

M83 - Soon, My Friend

With just two lyrics in the entire song, M83 still does it by evoking something magical. The combination of “Soon, My Friend” playing in the background on the small protruding balcony whilst drinking white wine and watching the sun set over Geneva made for a truly nice close to the weekend.