Kazak’s Picks: January 2022

Clockwise from top left: Hotline by Lael Neale, Uppercut by Lou Roy, Lawn by Aldous Harding (Warm Chris artwork courtesy of 4AD / Aldous Harding), and Closer by Bonobo (Fragments album artwork)

The Baying of Kazak is now entering its second year, and January 2022 made sure to kick things off in the best manner possible. So many incredible tracks were released this month that I really struggled just to whittle it down to a whopping fifty-two jewels, twelve (!) more than the usual allocation.

Any track that was released as a single or as part of an album, EP, or any other kind of musical project in January was eligible for inclusion for this month’s playlist (which is why you might see some tracks that first emerged in previous months).

WARNING: All tracks and their accompanying videos are completely uncensored. A number of them contain explicit language that is unsuitable for children, NSFW topics and images, discussions of potentially triggering subjects, and/or political commentary that may offend.

Apple Music


Tracks listed in order they appear in playlists above.

N.B. Unfortunately Mydreamfever’s Moment Is Now doesn’t feature in either the Apple Music nor the Spotify versions of this playlist, as it isn’t available on those platforms yet. However, I highly recommend that you check out both the song and its stunning parent album on Bandcamp.

Nili Fossae – Into the Blue (Ambient/Dance)

WJSN Chocome – Super Yuppers! (K-Pop)

Let’s Eat Grandma – Happy New Year (Electronic/Pop)

Kojey Radical (feat. Knucks) – Payback (Rap/Funk)

The Weeknd – Sacrifice (R&B)

Grace Cummings – Up in Flames (Folk/Singer-Songwriter)

Leony – Remedy (Pop)

Moon Byul (feat. Seori) – Shutdown (R&B/K-Pop)

SRSQ – Someday I Will Bask in the Sun (Indie Rock)

Soichi Terada – Double Spire (Dance/House)

Saba (feat. Krayzie Bone) – Come My Way (Rap)

Ivy Sole (feat. Topaz Jones) – One More Night (R&B/Rap)

woo!ah! – Catch the Stars (K-Pop)

Soul Glo – Jump!! (Or Get Jumped!!!)((by the future)) (Hardcore)

Tennyson – Feelwitchu (Dance/Electronic)

Earl Sweatshirt – Fire in the Hole (Rap)

Onsloow – A Good Day to Forget (Indie Rock)

BAYNK (feat. Rainsford) – Remember (Pop/Dance)

Silvana Estrada – La Correinte (Folk)

MICHELLE – Syncopate (Funk/R&B)

Spoon – Wild (Rock)

FKA Twigs (feat. Pa Salieu) – honda (Alternative R&B)

Trenches – The Raging Sea (Metal)

Mydreamfever – Moment Is Now (Modern Classical)

Foxes – Absolute (Pop)

Lael Neale – Hotline (Singer-Songwriter)

Ovid – Descent (Electronic/Experimental)

Lou Roy – Uppercut (Pop/Indie Rock/Singer-Songwriter)

Lilblackkids – Oct. 31st (R&B/Rap)

YENA – Smiley (K-Pop)

Amaia – Yamaguchi (Singer-Songwriter)

Asia Menor – Doce (Rock)

SASAMI – Say It (Industrial/Rock)

North Atlantic Explorers – Beneath the Light of the Moon (Singer-Songwriter/Indie Pop)

meiyo (feat. Asmi) – Nothing’s Working Out (Pop)

Halsey – Nightmare (Reprise) (Rock/Alternative)

Aldous Harding – Lawn (Singer-Songwriter)

OG Keemo – 2009 (Rap)

DOPE LEMON – Rose Pink Cadillac (Indie Rock/Singer-Songwriter)

Goldie, James Davidson & Subjective (feat. Tom Misch & Frida Touray) – Lost (Dance/Electronic)

Eiko Ishibashi – Drive My Car (The Truth, No Matter What It Is, Isn’t That Frightening) (Modern Classsic/Soundtrack)

Nilüfer Yanya – Midnight Sun (Rock)

Noa Kirel – Thought About That (Pop)

Hikaru Utada – Darenimo Iwani (R&B)

VTSS – Trust Me (Electronic/Experimental)

Methyl Ethel (feat. Stella Donnelly) – Proof (Pop/Singer-Songwriter)

iANO – Stay Awake (Singer-Songwriter/Instrumental)

Bonobo – Closer (Dance/Electronic)

Haina Rani – Leaving (Live from Studio S2) (Singer-Songwriter/Ambient)

Kep1er – Wa Da Da (K-Pop)

Imarhan – Adar Newlan (Tishoumaren/Folk)

Anxious – You When You’re Gone (Rock)

To listen to this playlist on Spotify or Apple Music please return to the top of the page

Further Listening – 2021 Tracks

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