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Entertainment Published: June 28, 2016 Updated: February 19, 2019  |  WORDS: Staff

5 Tracks for This Week’s Grind: The Shine Festival Edition

In anticipation of this weekend’s SHINE Festival, we’ve decided to make a mix based on the line-up of artists who are set to perform at the festival.

1) ShiGGa Shay, “What’s Wrong”

You can’t talk local hip hop without bringing up “Lion City Kia” ShiGGa Shay. His recent release, “What’s Wrong”, delivers some smooth Drake-esque vibes, with dope visuals to match. Fun fact: The video was directed and edited by ShiGGa himself. The track contains a sample from another local favorite, Charlie Lim, with additional vocals by sultry songstress Sheeq Luna from AOR Studios.

2) Charlie Lim, “Rust”

This was the song sampled in ShiGGa’s track (see above) and it’s no wonder why. Charlie Lim, as enigmatic and elusive as he is, makes his love for music known far and wide. A true musician at heart, he’s able to transition from jazz to pop to folk with no problem at all. We can’t wait to catch his set live!

3) Tabitha Nauser, “Livin’ On A Prayer (Bon Jovi Cover)”

Tabitha Nauser is a bae. That’s a fact. Girl’s also got a more than decent set of pipes. Also a fact. Say no more and check her out in this stripped down version of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer”.

4) Jay Park, “On It”

Korean American “Always On My Grind” rapper Jay Park has been putting in mad work this year. Fresh from his tour in the States alongside his label mates, he’ll be coming down to Shine Festival for a special collaboration with ShiGGa Shay. It’s going to be so hyped, we can already foresee crowd control having a helluva time calming down shrieking fangirls. While waiting to see him live, check him spittin’ some rhymes on this track, with a crazy brilliant video production to go along too.

5) Gentle Bones, “Run Tell Daddy”

Ending off this post is Gentle Bones. You don’t need any more introduction to this dude, we’ve been showing tons of love to his craft. This track is off his Geniuses & Thieves EP, and it’s an excellent aural experience with layered synths and a masterful production that makes it more than ready for international release. Peep the video too, where Joel plays an Uber driver of sorts, and see if you can make sense of the situation, because we’ve been trying but just can’t.

Got a suggestion for next week’s grind? Drop us an email at editorial@straatosphere.com.


Tira Lee is Straatosphere’s resident aux cord heaux. She’s in-charge of pulling together nifty mixes each week to spread dope tracks and good vibes to the public. In her free time, she partakes in something distressingly referred to as academia and often experiences an existential crisis of sorts. She’s also paid to put pretty clothes on pretty people sometimes.

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