Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Sounds of Summer: Codi Mohr

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Sounds of Summer: Codi Mohr

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This week's Sounds of Summer brings five tunes to discover while the temperatures are rising and the sun is shining. This week's selection were hand-picked by Charleston Gazette-Mail copy editor, Codi Mohr.

When it comes to music, my taste ranges from the biggest pop hits to old-school hip-hop to an a cappella group, but truly I'll listen to anything once. The tunes that speak to me most are the ones that complicate my emotions, for better or worse, and make me really pay attention to what the song is doing.

As far as summer sounds, I need a collection of tracks that will make me move, roll down the windows and just breathe in the beat. Hit play on any of these songs, and let them consume you.

1."Show Me Love (feat. Chance the Rapper, Moses Sumney and Robin Hannibal) [Skrillex Remix] by Hundred Waters

Really a song for all seasons, I dare you to feel anything but happiness when you hear this record. A perfect windows-down, warm- weather song, it features the magical a cappella harmonies of its original version reimagined by electronic producer Skrillex. Typically, I'm a sucker for an a cappella song, but the DJ and master of remixes preserves the integrity of the original while adding interesting new voices (Chance the Rapper and Sumney) to give the song new life. Its lyrics deliver a message of love and positivity that consistently leave me feeling lighter.

2. "Lemonade by SOPHIE

That's right, a different "Lemonade. Based on the overwhelming nature of music releases in 2016, this track is border-line ancient - it was released in 2014 - but I find myself coming back to it when the temperature rises. If "Show Me Love is about joy and happiness, "Lemonade is its exact opposite. Something about the twisted popping sounds that make up the beat of the track and the high-pitched, childlike vocals gives the record a sinister quality. It's the kind of sound that almost makes you want to turn it off, but for whatever reason, you just want more, making it the perfect poolside party song.

3. "Pain (feat. Snoop Dogg) by De La Soul

Stepping away from the synthesizers momentarily, what's summer without jamming to some hip-hop legends? …

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