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5@5: A morning playlist featuring Eve Minor and Suits and Daggers

This 5@5 morning playlist consists of TELYKast, Suits and Daggers, Eve Minor, Itchy-O, and more.

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TELYKast – Summertime featuring Rachel Raquel (Submission)

If you have yet to visit California, specifically Southern California, you’re missing out. Summertime is nearly over on the Eastcoast, but warm weather is constant on the Westcoast. TELYKast’s track featuring the dreamy vocals by Rachel Raquel encapsulates what it is like to be on the sun-drenched streets of the state. If you could, book a ticket to visit soon. It could be the time of your life!


Suits and Daggers – Defender (Submission)

I think the final mix on ‘Defender’ isn’t industry competitive, but I love the record overall. At the time of submission, I didn’t have much information on the band, but they shared that the song “is about being loyal to your friends and being there for them when they need you the most.” I said that to a close friend last night, so Suits and Daggers‘ record is right on time for me.


Eve Minor – Move On (Submission)

Eve Minor, a New York City-based five-piece band fronted by Eve Minor, nailed the tail on the donkey with their new song when describing how painful it is to move on. I think we’ve all been there. When we are at our lows, we, empaths, want to be there for others, but we have to move on, for ourselves. It is easier said than done, but it is a harsh reality that most of us must face—if we want to achieve balance. If you’re ever in town when the young singer-songwriter is playing, you should check her out. Her videos of her performance make us think she is outstanding in person.


Itchy-O – Black Mist (Submission)

The animation is what got me going. Then, the production had the nerve to fit it so well. ‘Black Mist’ is for a Hollywood blockbuster horror film. At least that’s what my ears are telling me. Without further ado, to feel what I feel, watch the official video for the Industrial release below.


Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Nicky Romero – Here We Go (Submission)

Usually, when it comes to EDM, fans look forward to the promised bombastic bassline. It’s the same case with ‘Here We Go’, a festival anthem produced by Dutch producers, Dimitri Vegas & Like Me, and Nicky Romero. Summer is almost over, so have at the hot track released last month on Smash the House record company. Even if you aren’t familiar with the artists, their song wouldn’t interrupt or become a killjoy at your dance party.


HINDU – The Only Way to Know (Submission) (Bonus)

Although the beat upsweeps HINDU’s vocals on ‘The Only Way to Know’, it is still a bop. It’s heard as part of the production, less like a vocal leader. Stream the Ukrainian Pop singer’s new record now. It’s bound to make you shake your stuff on the dancefloor.


Written by Richardine Bartee

It’s her unprejudiced love for people that’s taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs.

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