5@5: A morning playlist featuring Ectryon, Sondrey, and more

This 5@5 morning playlist consists of Ectryon, Sondrey, Barely Great, and more.

This 5@5 morning playlist consists of Ectryon, Sondrey, Barely Great, and more.


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Sondrey – I’m No Good For You

Honesty is underrated, but Sondrey seems to understand the importance of it all. Based on the lyrics, the Oslo, Norway recording artist understands that his lifestyle doesn’t permit commitment right now. He could two-time her, but he doesn’t. He lets her know that he’s not the one for her. I’d rather the truth than a lie.

Barely Great – U Never

Short and sweet, but just enough to wake you the hell up. Barely Great’s glass-breaking/iron-scratching single, “U Never”, gels almost everything I enjoy about Electronic Dance Music. Stream the Los Angeles-based producer’s latest below. It’s less than two minutes.

Nanu Alidina – When I’m Gone featuring EverythingOShauN

These days, new music is about the vibe. “When I’m Gone” is definitely a vibe. Turn on the Toronto-based musician’s new record now. You will hear similarities to another Toronto-native artist, Nanu Alidina, but who doesn’t borrow from the greats?

Deep Down Yonder – Strange Pilgrims

Mysterious, isn’t it? “Strange Pilgrims” sounds like the type of song that will go over well with sync licensing. It’s dying to be paired with a sci-fi television show. Stream the latest track by one of Canada’s multi-talented recording artists, Deep Down Yonder, below.

Travis Tillery – Dipped in Florida (Submission)

Happily, Travis Tillery’s “Dipped in Florida” starts off like a Frank Ocean song. Then, something odd happens and there’s a layering that doesn’t sound pleasant to my ear at 0:47. Regardless, I like what the Miami-native is doing. I look forward to seeing and hearing more. The track is from the singer’s new mixtape entitled, Kiss the Rings, Bitch! Stream the new record now.

Ectryon – Lemons (Submission) (Bonus)

Is it me or does “Lemons” have pacifying tinge at the start of the song? I feel cradled in a bosom, off of a mountain in the middle of nowhere. If you can’t relate, it could be how relaxed I am right now. Anyway, the multi-layered record is the eighth release by the producer, Ectryon. Ectryon believes he’s the first person to infuse the sounds present on “Lemons”. I won’t say that I know it to be a truthful statement, but it’s a fun record to workout with in the morning.



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