Music I Found in 2018 (2)

June 01, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on December 2, 2019

I enjoy finding new inspirational music for when I work. Here are 10 great tracks I found in 2018 from multiple genres – Afro-pop, Dancehall, Drum & Bass (D&B), EDM, Hip-Hop/Rap, Jazz, Rock, and Trip-Hop.

Not all were released in 2018.


F***ing Johnny.


Scarlett Johansson – Trust In Me (Idris Elba Easy Tiger Remix)

I checked out Idris Elba after learning he’s a DJ / Producer. This is Pre-Thanos Avengers: Infinity War as Heimdall.

Zinc – Show Me

This dance by Ayo and Bambi. That vogue. Yes.

Snakehips – Forever (Pt. II)

More Ayo and Bambi dancing. More vogue. More yes.

Body Good

I say again all above. /shrug

Shenseea, Tommy Lee Sparta – Bridget’s & Desert (Pon Foot)

Dancehall hype.

Drum & Bass

Zinc – Ska (Remix)

I likely looked up Zinc after jamming to Creeper or You Follow.

Dub Pistols – Cyclone

Got nostolgic. Found my favorite track from Tony Hawk 2 as a teen. Some YouTube uploads unavailable in some regions.

Birdman – It’s Calm ft. Sy Ari Da Kid

The laid back vibe here. The bells and mellow piano. It’s calm.

The chopped & screwed version adds to the vibe.

Joyner Lucas – Champagne for Everybody

Feel this. Once you level up, don’t forget but do forgive… for yourself. Forgive to move on and reclaim that energy.

I’m Not Racist

Replay this. Don’t take a side. Don’t fall in your feelings. Just listen to both sides.

Nas – Daughters

This hits too deep. It always comes back. That’s karma.

Trip Hop

12 Rounds

Unavailable in some regions.


Tweet – Neva Shouda Left Ya

Tweet’s vibe feels so chill and authentic. And that bass.

I Was Created For This

Seize the Day.

Xscape – Who’s That Man (From “The Mask”)

A classic that I’d never listened to on it’s own.

ABISHA – All That

Rainbows and Blues


Interpol – Twice As Hard



Wreck it Ralph (Movie)

Oreos. Cinemasins brought me here.

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