Laid Back: Sunshine Reggae

Kendrick Lamar's remix, Sunshine Reggae, Jason Molina and more in our weekly music recap

As the sun finally shone over NYC on the official first day of spring last Wednesday, warm vibes greeted the city calling to mind the opening lyrics to Danish duo Laid Back’s 1983 hit “Sunshine Reggae.” As we wait for the rays to give us “just a little smile” so we can bust out of our offices and head out to the beach in warmer …

Jed Nayef: Freaks

Kendrick Lamar's remix, Sunshine Reggae, Jason Molina and more in our weekly music recap

The Guardian’s music aficionado Paul Lester made a bold move in comparing rising NYC star Jed Nayef to that of the man on everyone’s lip right now (and always), the legendary David Bowie. There may be some semblance of sound, but more likely what the two have in common is their ability to channel eccentricity into a ubiquitous aspiration. In “Freaks,” Nayef tenderly talks about …

Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay-Z: Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (remix)

Kendrick Lamar's remix, Sunshine Reggae, Jason Molina and more in our weekly music recap

While this souped-up remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” posted to SoundCloud at the beginning of the week, it makes for the ultimate Friday anthem. This Good Kid, M.A.A.D City album hit has been on repeat in our office and elsewhere since slapping the airwaves last October, and it seems Jay-Z loves it as much as the next person when he surprised …