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5@5: A morning playlist featuring Xavier White and High Pulp

This 5@5 morning playlist consists of Loframes, Xavier White, High Pulp, and more.

Xavier White
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Loframes – Fire of Life (Submission)

Needing each other is some of the sexiest stuff on Earth. In the modern day, we all boast about independence, but I think it is when we have not found the right person to love. There’s no other better feeling when you are coequal with someone, and they need you as much as you need them—emotionally. Is that what they call a ‘soulmate’? I am unsure, but I am still trying to figure it out. Perhaps, but whatever it is, it sure does feel good. It helps to make your skin smoother. (Yes, I am holding in the laughter.) Hear the exciting new track by the Anglo-French Disco duo below. I think it is a good one to play when you’re waking up, in love.


Alexander Wolfe – Your Love is a Wheel (Submission)

Gargantuan but subtle from the moment it comes on, Alexander Wolfe’s stellar vocals tell the story of taking things back to the way they used to be. I am in love with the way he ends the song. Today, Alexander Wolfe releases his brand new EP: Your Love is a Wheel via Dharma Records. Make sure you check that out. It’s a dynamic blend of Indie Rock. The title track is a great representative for the rest of the project.


Airmow, Sam Koxx & Magomar – U Know featuring Tyve (Submission)

There’s something about that thumping beat that makes you want to spin around and dance with a perfect stranger or someone you love. Stressing that his past shouldn’t determine what’s happening now, the vocalist wants a fair chance on the infectious Deep House beat. It’s hard to resist once you put it on, so do that. Start your morning off right with a balanced diet of introspective music.


Xavier White – How Deep (Submission)

Has anyone ever told you that your love is their drug? No? Well, listen, I am waiting for the day to hear it, plainly, like this. I have seen what my love has done to people, but no one has been forward enough to present it this way. A visit to the courthouse, or ignoring them is usually the way my escapades end. Let’s give it up for love. There are many different variants, but all of them are worth the experience—if you live to tell the story and hopefully, you are mentally equipped to change.


High Pulp – Juiced (Submission)

I like the way people of Seattle make their musical compositions. I find them to be rich in sound, sort of like the music in France. High Pulp’s new track, Juiced, doesn’t have any words, but it is the best way to wake up—met with harmonious tunes, that can charge anyone’s spirit. High Pulp is a ten-piece band from Seattle, born out of a basement, who plays multiple genres (Jazz to Punk). Anyone that can put together a ten-person anything and sustain, deserves an award. Furthermore, the members of the band should receive awards, too. It isn’t easy.


Written by Richardine Bartee

Her unprejudiced love for people, the arts, and business have 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, and a GRAMMY U Mentor. She is part of the Complex Day Ones, an exclusive community to help make the Complex experiences even better.