Baylist: February 7, 2017
Baylist – a curated weekly playlist published on Tuesdays containing tracks that have caught Omnisound's attention, relevant to the Bay Area and beyond!
By Nicole White
By Nicole White
“Watch My Back” by BASECAMP
Although from Nashville, BASECAMP strays away from the stereotypical country music that has become associated with the city. Soothing electro pop trio BASECAMP goes beyond their city’s limits. “Watch My Back” is mellow, yet dancy. I think their live show would be really fun to go see for a night out with friends! BASECAMP will be headlining the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco this Friday, Feb. 10.
“Ain’t Trippin” by Blackbear
Although he is from LA, Blackbear could have fooled me as a Bay Area artist with his emphasis on the use of the word ‘hella’ on his track “Idfc,” mention of Kehlani on “Flirt Right Back,” and features with G-Eazy. Bay Area rapper G-Eazy featured independent artist Blackbear on his 2014 track “Remember You” and Blackbear featured G-Eazy on his 2015 track “90210.” Blackbear opened for Hoodie Allen at the Fillmore in San Francisco back almost exactly a year ago in Feb. 2016 and is featured on Hoodie Allen’s song “Surprise Party.” Blackbear is also a notable songwriter, he co-wrote Justin Bieber's hit song “Boyfriend.” I have been dancing through my week listening to “Ain’t Trippin,” the song has an amazing rap pop flow.
“Location” by Khalid
Khalid is an artist on the rise that you’ll definitely want to keep an eye on. He will be bringing his modern electronic soul music and smooth vocals to the Social Hall in San Francisco on Sunday, Feb. 12. His sound gives off somber yet blissful late night feels, similar to that of producer duo HONNE. Khalid was featured on Alina Baraz’s newest release “Electric” that came out a couple of weeks ago and is planning to release a 15-track album titled “American Teen” on March 3.
“Honeymoon Phase” by Tysm
When I first heard this song, I immediately thought: Felix Snow? I looked further into it and lo and behold Felix Snow is producing Tysm! Tysm sounds a lot like Kiiara and Terror Jr who Felix also produces. “Honeymoon Phase” is Tysm’s first track on her Spotify and Soundcloud accounts. In the quintessential nature of Felix Snow, the song is short and sweet at only 2 minutes and 27 seconds of stripped minimalistic beats. If Tysm keeps it up with future singles, she is going to BLOW UP.
“Work It Out” by Knox Hamilton
Indie pop group Knox Hamilton will be playing SXSW this year and opening for Colony House at the Chapel in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 28. In summer 2016, Knox Hamilton put out the single “Washed Up Together” with an accompanying music video, which was applauded by Katy Perry on Twitter as “brilliantly made.” The band is scheduled to release their debut LP on March 10.
“Lot To Learn” by Luke Christopher
I recently came across Luke Christopher’s 2015 song “Lot To Learn” and I have been loving it! Luke Christopher is a 23 year old rapper, producer, and songwriter that has worked behind the scenes in the music community with many familiar names such as Usher. He was accepted to USC out of high school, but decided not to attend in order to pursue his music career. “Lot To Learn” reminds me a bit of Travie McCoy’s sound.
“We Won’t” by Jaymes Young and Phoebe Ryan
“We Won’t” is a slow pop melody by two artists that are both acclaimed in their own right. Jaymes Young has toured with London Grammar and Vance Joy and has co-written songs with EDM artist ZHU. Pop singer-songwriter Phoebe Ryan has written songs for artists ranging from Britney Spears to Tritonal and is also the singer on The Chainsmoker’s hit track “All We Know.” Notable for her flashy green hair, the glamourous Phoebe Ryan will be opening for Tove Lo at the Fox Theater in Oakland this Wednesday, Feb. 8.