Solange: Crush (Don’t Fight the Feeling)

The music we tweeted this week and the debut of our weekly #PrivateJam

For our first #PrivateJam—our new series of songs pulled from a guest selector’s current rotation for its slightly embarrassing appeal—DFA co-founder Jonathan Galkin offered up Solange’s 2002 single, “Crush.” Originally featured on Solange’s aptly titled debut album, Solo Star, the title was changed to “Don’t Fight the Feeling” for the soundtrack to sister Beyoncé’s blockbuster, “The Fighting Temptations.” And as Galkin explains, the Neptunes-produced song …

Cults: I Can Hardly Make You Mine

The music we tweeted this week and the debut of our weekly #PrivateJam

Cults’ glockenspiel-heavy track “Go Outside” landed the NYC-based band on every summer mixtape when it was released in 2011. And while the glimmering sound of bells is present in “I Can Hardly Make You Mine”—the freshly released track off their forthcoming sophomore album Static—it’s clear they’ve moved beyond Brooklyn rooftop soirées to a slightly more aggressive, mature sound, undoubtedly influenced by Static co-producers Shane Stoneback …

Los Zafiros: Un Nombre De Mujer

The music we tweeted this week and the debut of our weekly #PrivateJam

Cuban doo-wop: Who knew! Apparently a lot of people. But for those who, like us, aren’t familiar with Los Zafiros—a band from the ’60s often compared with the Beatles in regards to timing and fame—have a listen to “Un Nombre De Mujer” and relish in its Latin-infused rhythmic blues. To dig deeper, check out “Music from the Edge of Time,” the 2004 documentary about the …