FAULT Weekly Playlist: Kamaliza

Sydney’s Kamaliza and former member of the duo Olympic Ayres is looking to take over the world with his solo project. Recently Kamaliza quit his office job in order to dive into making music full-time, and we have to say we’re impressed with the results so far.

His latest single “Zanzibar” showcases Kamaliza’s distinctive and clear vocals on top of a whimsical flow of R&B electronica leading into a swell of multi-layered percussive rhythms and synths.

We asked Kamaliza to put together a playlist of what he’s been listening to, including a track from his bae SZA. Take a listen below and be sure to check out the music video for “Zanzibar.”

Darius, Wayne Snow – Helios

“Very sexy track, I love the sentiment – ‘Lend me your power, merge into me.'”

SZA, Travi$ Scott – Love Galore

“SZA’s my bae; she just doesn’t know it yet. What a beautiful voice and great songwriter.”

Outkast – SpottiOttieDopaliscious

“Those trumpets get me every time! In this song they capture their surroundings perfectly.”

X-COAST – Mango Bay

“If you like 90’s house, this one is for you.”

Frank Ocean – Pink + White

“When I hear this song I appreciate the fun I had in my youth so much more.”

Maleek Berry – Kontrol

“This song is pure African joy, chuck it on at a house party, watch the people dance.”

Tora – Another Case

“Was so proud to be Australian when I heard this track for the first time. Great call and response between the bass lines, I feel it in my gut.”

Klyne – Water Flow

“This track is tight, it came on randomly via SoundCloud and I’ve been bumping it on my travels.”

Jeremy Olander – Caravelle

“Sit tight with this one and wait for the release of tension at 3:40, you wont be disappointed.”

Rudimental – Spoons

“This song has been out for about 4 years now and I keep going back to it. If I ever need to realign my focus – this is my song of choice.”

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FAULT Weekly Playlist: Saro

Los Angeles artist Saro is prepping to release his forthcoming new EP late summer / early fall and recently released the first single “Sky Doesn’t Blue.” Saro’s clear voice cuts through the track like the sun breaking through the clouds on an overcast day, with percussive synths that provide a dream pop atmosphere.

We asked Saro to put together a playlist of what he’s currently digging including SZA and Weyes Blood – take a listen below!

Marie Davidson – Naïve to the Bone

“You can’t listen to this song and not want to move. This has been my go to album for dancing in the shower.”

SZA – Anything

“This song just reminds me of cool. The entire SZA record has been heavily on repeat since its release.”

Perfume Genius – Slip Away

“I’ve been a fan of his for so long and the music gets better with every album.”

Weyes Blood – Be Free

“I once worked out to this song on repeat for 20 minutes without realizing it.”

Jeff Buckley and Elizabeth Frazer

“All Flowers In Time Bend Toward The Sun – This song devastates me every time. It’s a demo that was leaked after Buckley’s untimely death.”

The Smiths – Reel Around the Fountain

“I have read between the lines while listening to this song for so many years. I have no idea what the song is actually about but it gives me a feeling of solidarity.”

Hundred Waters – Jewel In My Hands

“I love the ethereal atmospherics and Nicole’s lyrics are so beautiful.”

ionna Lee – Not Human

“This is the newest from Jonna Lee (Iamamiwhoami). She is one of my favorite performers. I was lucky enough to see her perform with Royksopp this spring. She’s definitely not human.”

Big Thief – Shark Smile

“I just discovered Big Thief and they’re quickly becoming a favorite. The guitar tones are perfect and the vocals are timeless.”

Arca – Piel

“The first time I heard this, the feedback synth made my brain twitch. Now I long for that feeling. Everything about the track is beautifully haunting.”