by Molly Randhawa
VANCOUVER – Music plays a pretty big part in building an atmosphere when you spark up a joint. Your senses are heightened and that bag of chips you just had seems to have disappeared into thin air, but one of the best feelings of being baked is listening to that dope playlist you made for that exact moment.
While you still have your classic stoner anthems to roll up to, here at BeatRoute, we want to expand your musical horizons. Here are some tunes to listen to when you’re feeling lazy, sluggish, stupid, and unconcerned – shout out to Frank Ocean’s mom.
- “Noname” — Mary Jane Love
Released before the drop of her debut mix tape Telefone, which is undoubtedly one of the best albums of 2016, Noname pens an ode to Mary Jane with a sample of Billy Stewart’s “Sitting in the Park.”
- “Khmlwugh“ — Homeshake
Peter Sagar provides a breath of Fresh Air with the release of his latest solo record. The Montreal-based musician perfectly describes the relationship between getting intimate and smoking up with his track ““Khmlwugh,” which stands for kissing, hugging, making love, waking up, getting high.
- “Nakamarra” — Hiatus Kaiyote
The neo-soul group from Melbourne, Australia, makes “Multi-Dimensional, Polyrhythmic Gangster Shit,” according to their website. The Grammy-nominated single features Q-Tip and was inspired by the late Aboriginal artist Doreen Reid Nakamarra.
- “Alotta Women/Useless (ft. Kari Faux)” — Matt Martians
The Internet producer Matt Martians released his solo EP, The Drum Cord Theory, in January. The talented producer has the perfect balance of percussion and keys for you to listen to when you’re rolling your weed.
- “Take Two and Pass” — Gang Starr
If you were ever wondering what the rules of the toke were, Guru and DJ Premier insist that you take two puffs and pass. Don’t be greedy this 4/20. “Take Two and Pass” is off of Gang Starr’s third studio album, Daily Operation.