Emily’s October Playlist


In New York, we don't really listen to the radio. These days people listen to the radio when they drive, and we are not a driving bunch. We are Starbucks-frequenting, subway-taking walkers, with those white iBuds (is that what they're called? It is now!!!) precariously wedged into our earholes, playing the same four or five songs over and over again for... months? Years? Unless you are a DJ or are living with a DJ, which is exciting because DJs are generally hot, but is actually more exciting because you're constantly discovering new music.

Therefore, I rely on Shazam, primarily during two sets of circumstances: while watching runway shows (e.g., Zebra Katz' "Ima Read" debuted during Rick Owens' show a few seasons back) and when I'm driving in a white mustang convertible in LA (I always rent a white mustang convertible). Back in August, I discovered Lorde's "Royals" on the radio, fell in love, and have been on a mission to track that Kiwi down for a Top Shelf ever since. At Rodarte in September, J Dilla's "Workinonit" played during the first half of the show. I now have all three "Dillanthology" albums downloaded on my iPhone.

In the spirit of sharing and caring, and with the weekend all but here (!!), I made an October playlist—my current favorite tracks—this morning on my way to work. Consider me your endearingly nerdy amateur DJ girlfriend.

—Emily Weiss

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  • http://www.downtownhautefashion.blogspot.com/ Leslie

    I'm really loving all of Lorde's song right now and that new Robin Thicke song too!

    <3 http://downtownhautefashion.blogspot.com

  • steph taylor

    great playlist!

  • Jenn

    ITG -- y'all should check out Lorde's "The Love Club," if you haven't already. That (among others) has been my jam lately. Thanks for sharing your playlist!

  • Holly from Auckland

    Love Lorde! New Zealand is so proud of her and her achievements.
    It would be great to have a top shelf from her, but I doubt she'd agree to it as she restricts how much media she does, and to quote her, 'doesn't care about hair or make-up at all.'
    Go Kiwis!

  • Kayla

    Don't forget to try Tennis Court by Lorde too :)

  • Sylvie

    Great idea! I've found some awesome songs on this blog already.

  • ITGLacey

    Hey! The illustration up top is from Lorde's album art, created by fabulous limner Sam Yong, whose work you can find here: http://blog.inthewolf.com/

    • Al

      Ah cool thank you!

  • playlistQuestion

    How can I open this on Spotify? I would love to save it there :)

  • LJ

    My recommendations: Haim: The Wire, King Krule: Easy Easy, Ms Mr: Hurricane, Chet Faker: Melt, Arctic Monkeys: Do I wanna know. All on Spotify.

  • caitlin willard

    oh man, i have been obsessing over how to dress well for a while! & it was u has the best 90's vibe. what a great playlist!

  • Katy

    killing it with the playlist, Em.

  • this is our jam

    Solid playlist -- unabashedly addicted to that Drake track.

  • Yan

    Following up cause the MAC x Lorde collab will be out on June 5th!


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