We’re all looking for music to complement our moods. It’s not like you can listen to, say, TNGHT all the time or that new track from King Chip and feel satisfied. Variety is where it’s at and, recognizing that, I wanted to show some love to the first compilation from Charlotte, N.C.-based label Vacation Pay. Headed by the dude Simon SMTHNG, the label seeks to bring a strong dose of good vibes our way with instrumental tunes primed for mellow summer days (daze?) from Kenneth Cartel, SXMPLELIFE, Jonathan Cloud, and others. Speaking of those others, I was drawn to some named headband based off his/her name alone and, sure enough, his/her track “gLITTeRs” is an instant standout. It sounds like a track that Nas would rhyme over on some cassette tape-shit if he knew what was good for him.
You can stream the compilation below and download it on Bandcamp.