HMD Guest Series: AYLS

We asked fellow collaborator AYLS to send over a couple songs she can't stop playing. Here's what she gave us!

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AYLS is a LA-based songwriter and singer. Check out her latest release with HMD, “Fetish (HMD Re-Edit)” on Soundcloud and Spotify.

Sabrina Claudio - “Unravel Mel”

I just discovered Sabrina Claudio and now I overwhelmed by envy, which for me is my highest form of praise. I love everything about what she’s doing. Her voice is effortless, but the music and arrangements are complex.

HAIM - “That Don’t Impress Me Much” (Cover of Shania Twain)

I loved this song when it was first popular with Shania Twain, and I find this HAIM cover to do it justice. The acoustic version brings it some new life, and the sound is rich and organic.

Nsolo - “Hush”

Just stumbled upon Nsolo on Soundcloud; he’s got a great voice and vibe. Looking forward to hearing more from him.

Niia - “Hurt You First”

This track is funky and incredibly artful. Niia is one to watch as she has been making a name for herself the last few years with thoughtful, beautiful, jazz-inspired music.

James Vincent McMorrow - “Surreal”

JVM is a staple in my rotation. I covet his falsetto and secretly wish it were mine. I love the reverb in this track; it adds so much space and drama to what seems like a simple arrangement.

AYLS is a LA-based songwriter and singer. Check out her latest release with HMD, “Fetish (HMD Re-Edit)” on Soundcloud and Spotify.


HMD Guest Series: Peter Daily

We reached out to friend and fellow collaborator Peter Daily for his top 3 songs (very hard to do...we know)...Not only did he come back with some great ones, but he also gave us a peak into some of his own songs! Check him out.


IG: peterdaily

Twitter:  @thepeterdaily


Paul McCartney - "Maybe I'm Amazed"

Being a big McCartney fan this might be my favorite song from him. It's a straight forward love song and on this live version he kills it vocally.

Peter Daily - Seven More Days

This is one of my favorite songs that I've written. I had the pleasure of working with guitarist Brian Ray (Paul McCartney) on this one.

Gabriel Garzon-Montano - "Crawl"

A girl called Tasha introduced me to this Stonesthrow artist. Gabriel is piano player like myself so I appreciate the chord progressions and feel. Real funky tune.

Peter Daily - Without You

I had just been in a bad break up while in Orlando Florida. The girl left me for another and after I ran into her and her new guy I went home and wrote this song.

MuteMath - "Break the Fever"

This song is off MuteMath's new album "Play Dead." I've known these guys for a while now and I'm always impressed with how the take rock and roll and blend it with funky pop sounds.


A COVER :: of Talking Heads that you need to hear

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I got schooled not only on Angelique Kidjo but also on the Talking Heads’ 1980 album “Remain in Light”. Angelique said that when she moved to Paris in the ’80s and heard the Talking Heads album for the first time (PS her stories of parties in Paris at this time is great), she was amazed at how the sound reminded her of music from her West African roots. She describes how the album has an undeniable beat that mimics west African music. It turns out she was right.

Discover more through the links below:

NPR INterview

Punk/Post Punk

IDLES – The Bristol punk band for the age of social collapse and Kanye West

Despite being a punk band, Idles are a mess of competing influences. They cite jazz, The National and minimal techno as inspiration while Talbot grew up on a diet of hip hop, garage, jungle and R&B. In fact, you can draw a direct line between Kanye West and ‘Brutalism’. “‘Yeezus’ really helped us come out of our shell,” enthuses Talbot. “That idea of bravery and restriction really inspired us.

Zero Waste Life Hacker

A PLAYLISR FOR...Zero Waste Life Hacks Podcast S.1 Ep.4....THE CUP



We are excited to team up with ZERO WASTE CO as a sponsor of the ZERO WASTE LIFE HACKS PODCAST by providing not only production but also music.

Below is the playlist from Season 1 Episode 4 where we spoke with Dianna Cohen of THE PLASTIC POLLUTION COALITION where we spoke about such topics as how plastic pollution effects lower income communities, petroleum, ethylene, fracking, plasticize, biphenyls, phthalates, impacts on human health, compressed polystyrene, neurotoxins, brand audit data, and polymer chain. Check it out wherever you get your podcasts.

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Kali Uchis is always "In My dreams"


“In My Dreams” reunites Uchis with Damon Albarn, who enlisted her tough-but-tender voice for his latest Gorillaz album, 2017’s Humanz. Musically, it’s of a piece with Albarn’s loveliest bits of Casio-keyboard surrealism, like “Closet Romantic” from the Trainspotting soundtrack or “On Melancholy Hill” from 2010’s Plastic Beach. But this dream belongs to Uchis, and she’s as masterful here, vocally as conceptually: She glides from catchy oh-oh-ohs to jaw-dropping Minnie Riperton-via-Solange high notes with equal aplomb. When Albarn sneaks in his own vocal toward the end about how we’re happiest when “we d

Electro/Disco/Dance, HipHopTrappTwerk, Indie/Rock, Playlists

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This here is a money themed playlist. Enjoy!