This is Pt. 2 in a series. Listen to more “Best Of 2021” playlists here.
These are some of our favourite local releases discovered through the #ottmusic weekly playlist on Spotify. If you hear something you like, consider buying a record or digital download directly from the artists—the people who give Ottawa its “music city” potential.
Flow & Poetry
Ready for fire Ottawa beats? This is the “Best Of 2021” playlist for you if you’re into rap, hip hop, spoken word, and r&b. Enjoy the lyrical flow and sweet trap beats. Great for working out, driving, and having a serious party in your living room.
The artists we’re introducing in this genre-spanning playlist bring very different sounds to the table… They’ve made it into Apt613’s Best of 2021 not *only* for producing a sick beat, but we admire these writers for their honesty and the way they use words in a creative fashion.
Enjoy the mix! These are not rankings.
- “The Game of Hip Hop” by Spitten Image & Masta Ace [Bandcamp]
- “Revolution” by Cody Coyote [Soundcloud]
- “Woke Up” by Mischa & Baëbe Ruth [Bandcamp]
- “Wait A Minute” by T. Chandy [Bandcamp]
- “BALLIN ON ICE” by NLN [Apple Music]
- “Shot” by D-Track [Bandcamp]
- “Hi.” by Psyche & yujen [Instagram]
- “Time Makes Two” by Aspects [Facebook]
- “College Dropout” by City Fidelia [Soundcloud]
- “Loop Holes” by Jah’kota [Soundcloud]
- “Aquarius” by Seiiizi [Bandcamp]
- “Red Silk” by JHC [Spotify]
- “Move” by Kar33m & Banggz [Soundcloud]
- “No Love Lost” by Mazyn [Soundcloud]
- “Du Nord” by D-Track [Bandcamp]
- “Cruise Control” by Mischa [Bandcamp]
- “Roses” by Jenna Nation [Website]
- “On Me” by Baëbe Ruth [Soundcloud]
- “Nothing to Hide – Jeepz Remix” by Gold Bonds [Bandcamp]
- “I Know Your Ways” by Night Lovell [Soundcloud]
After 20 tracks, our playlist continues with the best of #ottmusic weekly 2020 selections from last year.
P.S. Most of our favourite 2020 releases came from hip hop artists, so you’ll find a lot of their work in the “Best Of” Bangers (Dec. 29), Dance Party (Dec. 30), and Ottawa Chill (Dec. 31) playlists coming to Apt613.ca this week.