Temperature is rising and – like every year – the time has come for the most desired Festival that brings the name of the most desired season. Obviously we’re talking about Primavera Sound 2018.
And which is the best way to trick the waiting and, at the same time, get ready for it?
A playlist, what else?
1. Spiritualized / Ladies and Gentlemen we are floating in space
To begin at the maximum with a pindarique flight into the space.
“Baby, I love you today
I guess that’s what you want
And I don’t know where we are all going to”
2. Belle and Sebastian / Another sunny day
Let’s go back to earth with a super happy rhythm. Why should we be happy? Well, It’s sunny there.
“Another sunny day
I met you up in the garden
You were digging plants
I dug you, beg your pardon”
3. Björk / It’s Oh so quiet
It’s all so quiet…till we fall in love. The perfect song for the ones who feel heartbeats at the first spring.
“You blow a fuse
The devil cuts loose
So what’s the use
Of falling in love?”
4. Nick Cave / Into my arms
But love is only a bloody mess? No. And with this song is all so sweet, even crying.
“Oh, not to touch a hair on your head
Leave you as you are
If he felt he had to direct you
Then direct you into my arms”
5. The War On Drugs / Up all night
A light at the end of the tunnel of a sleepless night with a broken heart and a mind so full and so empty at the same time.
“But it just stopped raining
I’m stepping out into the world
I’m stepping out into the light, yeah”
6. Floating Points / Nespole
You know when you are alone in your room and you feel like dancing? This is it.
7. Nils Frahm / Momentum
The ecstatic contemplation of life on an ordinary sunny afternoon. The sudden resolution that brings us to make a decision.
8. Four Tet / L.A. Trance
Slow and sleepy awakenings but with the right tempo. And the birds twitting in the background.
9. Warpaint / Love is to die
Eros and Thanatos.
Love is to die
Love is to not die
Love is to dance”
10. Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Multi-love
What is love? A big chaos that goes beyond every rule.
“Fearing new kinds of mind control and just blaming each other
She don’t want to be your man or woman
She wants to be your love”
11. Kelela / Jupiter
Low sounds and a soothing voice. To caress your ears before the storm comes.
“It’s hard to hear
You’re in and out
I can tell you’re running”
12. Mount Kimbie / Marilyn
When you turn to take a look at him/her and find that he/she was looking at you.
“I’m looking up at you, yeah
Are you looking up at me, yeah?”
13. Marcel Dettmann / Bad boy
Hey there! Anyone who feels like a bad boy who really wants to dance and dance?
14. The National / Walk it back
A great record, a great song. A rhytm that crawls inside your head and cradles you in all your sadness.
“I’m Forget it, nothing I change changes anything
I won’t let it, I won’t let it ruin my hair”
15. Tyler, The Creator / I ain’t got time!
To survive at all the everyday things that make you feel pissed-off but also for a powerful session at the gym.
“Who the fuck you talking to, motherfucker?
Boy, I ain’t got time”
16. Charlotte Gainsbourg / Deadly valentine
To dance a little bit, even with a broken heart.
“Damn! Can’t even remember my name
You are my thing, I’m my own shadow”
17. Arca / Child
That load of suspense/anxiety that is not bad to being prepared. Prepared for what? For everything.
18. Mogwai / Take me somewhere nice
In your room staring at the ceiling waiting for someone to save you.
“What would you do
If you saw spaceships
Would you fear them?”
19. Cigarettes After Sex / K.
A lot of style, to listen while you get dressed to go out and – why not? – to fall in love.
“I remember when I first noticed that you liked me back
We were sitting down in a restaurant waiting for the check”
20. Rhye / Blood knows
The perfect background music to make love, true love.
“It’s coming down for me this way
I’ll be calm for you and fearless”
21. Ty Segall / The last waltz
A contemporary and desperate waltz with a contrasting funny tune.
“Yes, I remember now, my wedding wine
I’ll drink some now, stop wasting my time”
22. Thundercat / Walk on by
The right flow to convince someone or – why not – yourself to stay.
“At the end of it all
No one wants to drink alone
Baby that’s how it goes
Don’t walk away from me”
23. The Black Madonna / He is the voice I hear
Do you hear voices? It’s ok, don’t think about it and keep on dancing.
24. Yellow Days / Your hand holding mine
That closing piano-bar atmosphere when you’re holding the last glass in your hand thinking about the love of your life.
“A bruised soul, purple and blue
But I think I’ve found something in you
You hold my hand so close between yours
All of this time I always thought it would be your hand”
25. Sevdaliza / Soul Syncable
To put the soul back in sync.
“I’m on codeine
Suffer to dream
In the most caring way”
26. Arctic Monkeys / Cornerstone
The hallucinations given by love and other drugs in this timeless ballad.
“She was close, and she held me very tightly
’Til I asked awfully politely
<<Please, can I call you her name?>>”
27. Lorde / Sober
At the end everyone loves a sip of pop and being at a bar on the seaside with a cocktail in the hand. I mean, when you’re everything but sober.
“But my hips have missed your hips
So, let’s get to know the kicks
Will you sway with me?
Go astray with me?”
28. Beach House / Dive
A beautiful daydream to listen to when you’re driving back home from the sea with an illuminating sunset, in every way.
“Tell her something
Tell her nothing
Tell her that you’re
29. Slowdive / No longer making time
How beautiful is shoegaze?
“You come around and I don’t know why
Just lovers and life
Common ground, Yeah there’s no surprise”
30. The Blaze / Virile
Feeling so high and powerful that you have two options: punch someone or dance with all of your friends, even the ones who are not there.
“Oh come with me we’re gonna burn sunset
Just take your lighter, sky will be better in red”
31. Jon Hopkins / Emerald Rush
He’s always a guarantee and this new song is another confirmation. An interstellar trip on the dance floor.
32. Deerhunter / Agoraphobia
Sometimes S.O.S. work better if you sing them cheerfully.
“I had a dream no longer to be free
I want only to see four walls made of concrete
6 by 6 enclosed
Soon we’re on video oh oh oh”
33. Ariel Pink / Another weekend
You can choose to listen to this on Friday before everything or on Sunday afternoon with your hangover at your side.
“Another weekend out of my life
I’m either too shy or humble
Another weekend I can’t rewind
Is gonna get me into trouble”
34. John Talabot / Destiny
Are you ready for the endless parties on the seaside?
“Its a destiny, I don’t believe in destiny
Yes you do, you just don’t know it yet”
35. Populous / Azulejos
Let’s talk about this: everyone loves exotic rhythms when it’s so hot outside.
36. Donato Dozzy / Aurora
The dawn has come and you’re still dancing, isn’t it?