Courtesy Of: @vividartiste

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Today’s post is of course, a Courtesy Of, one of my favourite posts to write, not only because I get to share amazing music with you all, but because a lot of the time, I’m discovering new music myself! This was no different. The lovely angel behind @vividartiste, Venessa, was kind enough to share with me, not ten…but thirty of her favourite songs to listen to while she creates the absolute works of art that she does.


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There are a bunch of incredible songs in this list, so let’s get into it! Honestly…prepare.


Flow – Crooked Colours
Save Your Breath – Micky Kojak
Pot Of Gold – Lyall Moloney, Dylan Frost
How To Fly – Sticky Fingers
Stoned On You – Jaymes Young
Top Left – Roy Woods
Chasing Shadows – Yeo, Fractures
Music Sounds Better With You – Neil Frances
No Peace – Sam Smith
Hold Me Down – Daniel Caesar
My Love Is Gone – SAFIA
Go Bang – PNAU
Lay Down – Touch Sensitive
We Find Love – Daniel Caesar
Something New – Roy Woods
Take Time – Roy Woods
Say It First – Sam Smith
Sativa – Jhene Aiko, Swae Lee
Through To You – Tobiahs
8TEEN – Khalid
Lovin’ – PnB Rock, A Boogie Wit da Hood
Signs – Drake
Lonely – August Alsina
I Wanna Be – Kehlani
Love Galore – SZA
Supermodel – SZA
Spotless Mind – Jhene Aiko
Juice – Maleek Berry, Ycee
CRZY – Kehlani
Selfish – Rihanna, Future


So we already know how much I love artists like Kehlani, Sticky Fingers and Daniel Caesar, but I loved finding a bunch of new music that fit the vibe perfectly. If you haven’t already, make sure you check out Venessa’s Instagram (which I linked above), I’m continually amazed by her work, hence why I was so keen to get some tunes from her for you all!

A huge thank you again to Venessa for providing such amazing tunes!!



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Courtesy Of: Yasmin Suteja

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I am PUMPED to be bringing you all another set of top ten favourite songs, this time, Courtesy Of the lovely Yasmin Suteja. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Yasmin (@yasminsuteja), she’s basically magic.

She’s the founder, photographer and creative director of Culture Machine Agency, a Sydney-based creative agency focused on film, fashion photography, branding and art direction, which she has also extended into a model scouting, development and talent division. Yasmin’s also the manager for her comedian younger brother, Kai (@urmumsyadad).




Hopping back and forth between Australia and Bali, Yasmin seems to always be working on something incredible, whether it’s producing short films, scouting fresh faces or directing and shooting campaigns for brands such as Glue Store. Her street style film photography has created a brand of it’s own, and it seems like Yas will only lead her army of creatives at Culture Machine to a whole spectrum of creative opportunities. It’s fun stuff.

However, we’re talking about tunes.

Yasmin was nice enough to share her top ten favourite songs of all time with me, and it’s a pretty great selection. Some insane throwbacks, head nods at great Australian artists and tunes that will get you feeling all the feelings. It’s a top list, so let’s get into it.


Groove Is In The Heart – Deee-Lite: You may not know the name, but you definitely know how to sing it. I didn’t even realise I knew this song until I listened to it again. You’re obligated to groove to this one.

Together Again – Janet Jackson: Aside from my love of Michael Jackson, I also have to extend the love to Janet. This song is probably in my top ten from Janet, which made me grin seeing it in Yasmin’s list so close to the top.

Young Hearts Run Free – Kym Mazelle: Honestly Yasmin just seems like she’s constantly boogie-ing? Much like our first song in the list, this one is a classic for anyone who appreciates some disco in their lives.

Fly – Sugar Ray: This song fits perfectly into my obsession with summer tunes. It’s also a major throwback.

Girl Talk – TLC: TLC can do no wrong. Huge grins when I spotted the group featuring in Yasmin’s favourites. Honestly timeless.

Baby Blue – King Krule: This song is perfect for winding down. Like the biggest chill you never knew you needed. It’s such a perfect song for the sun.

Nakamarra – Hiatus Kaiyote: Love seeing a Melbourne band feature on this list. Definitely my favourite song from Hiatus Kaiyote, and if you’ve never heard of the band, I 100% recommend checking them out. Insane stuff.

Get You – Daniel Caesar, Kali Uchis: Not only did I feature this song on my July Tunes and my August Tunes, but I also dedicated a whole post to Kali Uchis, so we understand how I feel about this song. It definitely deserves a spot on this list.

Passionfruit – Drake: With Drake finishing up shows in Australia a little while back, this is great timing. I live for the first minute of this song. I also featured this song in one of my first posts, back in my May Tunes. Definitely one of my favourites from Drake, and obviously Yasmin agrees.

Boredom – Tyler, The Creator, Rex Orange County, Anna Of The North: I never seek out anything Tyler, but whenever I’m presented it, I’m never disappointed and this is no different. 10/10. Would definitely recommend. Great pick on Yasmin’s behalf.


So that’s it! A huge thank you to Yasmin for sharing her top ten favourite songs of all time with me. I had a lil groove myself, so I’m certain you will too. While I love sharing new music I’m finding and loving myself, I love the opportunity to share music that other people enjoy just as much. So a massive thanks to Yasmin again, hopefully you enjoyed some of her picks just as much as I did!



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Courtesy Of: Buket Komur

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Hey friends! So it’s been a little while since my last Courtesy Of, so I thought I’d jump straight into it with another for you all finally. This time, I’m gonna be sharing music favourites from the lovely Buket Komur, of Buket’s Blog on YouTube! I’ve been a subscriber for majority of this year, and her YouTube channel, is honestly one of my top favourites. She’s just a cool gal?? You may also remember her name, from my post about Kali Uchis’ song, Tyrant, which I discovered through one of her videos! I reached out to Buket, and she was lovely enough to share with me her top ten favourite songs at the moment, which I’m so stoked to share with all of you! Let’s kick it.

COPYCAT – Billie Eilish: You know we’re off to a good start when the first song’s by Billie. You may recall I wrote a whole post about Billie Eilish, which is linked, and I am so pumped to see her in February next year. Honestly one of her best songs, and I can completely understand why it makes it’s way to the top of Buket’s list.

Party Favor – Billie Eilish: This song’s cute as heck. Like the ukulele? Singing over the phone for the first quarter of the song? The little triangle in the background? I love this song. Buket loves this song. It’s a fun time.

bellyache – Billie Eilish: Billie is obviously killing this list, three for three. This song is the first song I discovered from Billie myself, so I wasn’t surprised to see this one make it onto Buket’s list. I also featured bellyache in my July Tunes.

Quarterback – AJ Tracey: Have to admit, I’ve never listened to AJ Tracey before. I’ve heard of him but kinda skirted him around him each time it’s come up, but I honestly don’t mind this song at all. I can understand how it features on Buket’s favourites.

Calling Me Out – Dave: This is one of the funkiest songs I’ve heard. Honest to god. Like when I saw it in her list I gave it a listen and added it to a couple of my own playlists, which you know is serious.

Girl Crush – Harry Styles: I too, am obsessed with this cover. Harry does this song justice, so well, it’s magical.

Come Down – Anderson .Paak: This is probably one of my favourite Anderson .Paak songs ever. It kinda gives me Kendrick vibes, and it’s one of the funkiest songs I’ve heard in a while.

Drugs – Anderson .Paak: Hadn’t heard this song until Buket put it on her list, and have to say, I was missing out. Different vibe to Come Down, but you can vibe with it all the same. Such a good groove too.

27 Hours – Banks: Honestly Banks is a genius. Listening to anything by Banks is a complete experience and this song is no different. Round of applause to Buket for this pick.

Luxor Street – Elise Imperilee, Srigala: Okay so I may have found a new song that I’ve fallen in love with literally five seconds into?? Possibly?? Thanks Buket?? Everyone should give this one a listen, it’s honestly incredible.

That’s it! A huge thank you to Buket for sharing such amazing music, please make sure you check out her YouTube channel, which I’ve linked for you all, she’s such a lovely gal, you will definitely find a video you’ll enjoy. One of my faves can become one of your faves! We all win! Hope you also enjoyed some of the tunes she shared, maybe found a new song to boogie or jam to, let me know in the comments!



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Courtesy Of: My Cousin

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I feel so bad. I haven’t been as active as I should have on here. I’ve been very slack with posting recently and was desperately trying to think of more music to post about when I remembered back in August when I was gathering music from my friends and family, there was another set of music favourites I had yet to share with you all. So to make up for my shocking absence, here is another Courtesy Of, brought to you by my cousin!

Gonna be real, only ever heard a few of these before reading her list.
Gonna be ever more real, I definitely have an essay to begin that’s due to tonight but here I am writing for you all. You’re welcome.

Head Home – Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird: First of all, what a name. Second of all. This is a beautiful song. I’m listening right now for the second time as I write this and it’s one of my favourites from this list. The guitar in this song is beautiful if you’re into that.

City of Stars – La La Land: Hopefully I’ve made by love for this song clear, and if not; I love this song. A lot. I was very glad to see this on her list when she texted it to me.


When You Love Someone – James TW: Gotta love me some good James TW, and I’m glad to see my cousin is enjoying one of his songs just as much. This song is probably one of my favourites, it’s a beautiful song lyrically and I always love James’ voice.

Autumn – Palo Nutuni: Couldn’t find this song on Spotify and I don’t recall hearing it before but it sounds so familiar. So, so familiar. It’s a beautiful song either way.

Saved – Khalid: Everyone’s loving themselves some Khalid hopefully, and I’m so here for it. His whole American Teen album is magical and this is a magical, real-shit song.

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Falafel – Tom Misch: Tom Misch is definitely one of my favourite musicians ever. If you enjoyed one of my first posts about Zak Abel (linked), you’ll definitely vibe with Tom. This song features a bunch of smooth synths and a funky as heck guitar, as well as a bit of vocal percussion from Tom.

Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar ft Rihanna: I remember mentioning that DNA was probably my favourite song from the DAMN album, but I retract that. All I’ve been listening to recently is this song, it’s on my 365 playlist (linked) which I pump on my way to university so fair to say it’s a sick song. Glad to see my cousin enjoying this song just as much.


Free Smoke – Drake: I only listen to the Drake I can hear on the radio cos I’m not obsessed with the dude, but this song is ridiculous. The solo at the beginning is so amazing, probably my favourite part of the song.

Get It Together – Drake, Black Coffee, Jorja Smith: Again, haven’t heard this song. When I saw Jorja Smith my jaw dropped. Big love for that girl. This song is a funky song based on the beat, but her voice is so smooth is changes the feel so much. Definitely added to a couple of playlists too. Round of applause for my cousin on this one. It’s a good one.

Darling Street – Spit Syndicate ft Thelma Plum: I’ve heard of Spit Syndicate, but I’ve never looked into them too much. This is a cool song. A good summer song. Would recommend. I never got into Australian rap too much, but I really enjoyed this song.



Once again, apologies for the slack on my posts. Once I get these essays out of the way I’ll have all the time in the world to write and write and write for you all, share some more tunes. Until then, hopefully you enjoyed these songs, I know I found some new songs to add to some new playlists. Let me know what you think!



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Courtesy Of: Another Best Friend

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Another post for you guys! I went to one of my best friends and asked her for her top ten songs. Now she listens to music as much as me, making the task incredibly different, so here’s a bit more than ten of her favourite songs ever.


Be With You – RUFUS: I wasn’t familiar with the song name, but once I put it on I knew the song straight away and added it to a few of my playlists. Definitely a song for a good time.

Wake Me – Bleachers: What a song. I’d heard it once or twice, not completely, so this was the first time listening to the entire song through.

Paris – Magic Man: This song is one of those songs you hear all the time but never really acknowledge as it’s own song because it’s tied to so many seperate moments and experiences you’ve had in life. No? Okay.

Ten-Twenty-Ten – Generationals: Honestly have to thank her for introducing me to such sick songs. This is a driving/running song easily. I loved it.

Thicker Than Dust – K.Flay: This is one of the songs on the playlist that I recommend you listen to the most. That’s all.

Hometown – Twenty One Pilots: TOP can really do no wrong in my eyes and this song is no different. Such a good chorus.



No Role Modelz – J.Cole: I’d like to thank N.DS for introducing me to Cole a few years ago back when I was a youngin. What a man. This song is also highly motivational at the gym if anyone was interested.

Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe – Kendrick Lamar: We both love Kendrick, though unlike N.DS this isn’t one of my favourites of his. It is a great song though, and I was definitely expecting some Kendrick on this list.



Charlie Brown – Coldplay: I’m pretty sure this was on her Snapchat Story when she saw these guys live. It looked incredible, and honestly anything by Coldplay, I’m a fan of.

Jona Vark – Gypse and The Cat: Another one I had yet to hear before writing this post, but since I started writing it, this song has been stuck in my head. It’s a really good, catchy, summer song.

Super Far – LANY: We had a freak out a little while ago when we realised we both listened to LANY. This is one of their best songs. Very happy to see it here.

I’m On Fire – Bruce Springsteen: I remember being so confused when she told me she was going for Bruce’s concert, but it looked amazing from her Snapchats. This song is very much a classic.



Lost – Frank Ocean: What a song to end on. I never really got on the hype when Ocean released his most recent album. Because of songs like Lost, channel Orange is still my favourite Frank.


Hope you enjoyed my best friends’ picks! She was really excited to share her favourite music on this blog, so let me know if you’re a fan of any of these songs, OR if you found a new song you enjoy like I did!



Courtesy Of: My Best Friend

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I asked another one of my best friends to send me a list of her top ten favourite songs, and she came through with some killer picks. There are some amazing songs in this Courtesy Of: so may as well get started!


Dancing In The Moonlight – Topload: You honestly cannot get any better than this classic to kick it off. Its a feel good one most definitely. You also most definitely have to dance once it comes on.



Loveland – Milky Chance: This is a beautiful song from Milky Chance’s album Sadnecessary. The guitar in this one is definitely a highlight, but overall it’s an amazing song. The ‘Live From Spotify Berlin/2014’ version is also a highly recommended version of the song.



Mended – Vera Blue: You have to have a bit of Vera (Celia Pavey) on the list and can’t say I wasn’t expecting this. All of Vera Blue’s stuff is amazing. The production of the song as well as Celia’s voice obviously. This is no different. Her voice is crazy in this one. Vera Blue is also featured on my August Tunes, coming soon, which you should definitely check out!



Youth – Daughter: This song is still so haunting. It’s definitely one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard, and I’m so glad she included this tune in her top ten.



Sad Songs – Sticky Fingers: If you’re not familiar with Sticky Fingers, definitely check them out. We both love them, they’re one of best acts the Australian music industry has delivered in my opinion. This song is a great tune. I was waiting to see these guys on the list. Definitely a summer song, but then again, most of Sticky Fingers’ songs are made for summer.



Make Them Wheels Roll – SAFIA: I hadn’t heard this song until J sent me her list, and since them I’ve been generally loving it. It’s been stuck in my head for ages. It’s definitely a different one compared to that of Daughter and Sticky Fingers, but it’s a funky tune all the same.



Crave You – Flight Facilities: This song is probably the definition of funky. The vocals from Giselle are great, but it’s definitely the production value that wins it for this song. FF did good with this one.



River – Bishop Briggs: We all know how much I love this song, (if you don’t you can find out how much by reading my post, all about Bishop Briggs) and it’s no surprise it was featured on this list.



Does This Last – Boo Seeka: This is another song that I’d never heard of until I read my best friend’s list. But I can definitely understand why she included it. It’s a powerful song, and I’ve come to really enjoy listening to it too.



Edge of Town – Middle Kids: This happens a lot. We both listen to so much music, that we don’t necessarily tell each other about it all, so sometimes we end up loving the same music, without the other knowing. I had no clue she liked Middle Kids and was happily surprised to see this song on her list. It’s on my driving playlist, and I love listening to it on the train to university. So pleased to feature it on this list.



So that’s another Courtesy Of for you all! Hopefully you enjoyed my best friend’s picks for you, and if you listened to any of these songs for the first time let me know in the comments!



Courtesy Of: My Dad

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Back with another ‘Courtesy Of:’ for you, one of my favourite posts to write. This time, I went to my Dad and he gave me some of his favourite songs. He’s lived a life too, so his list is definitely a bit different to that of my best friend’s and sister’s. Let’s go.


Thriller – Michael Jackson: Dad loves Michael Jackson. A love he passes onto me. However, I couldn’t watch this film clip until I was at least 13. But this song is one of the most memorable songs MJ ever released. Iconic.



Beat It – Michael Jackson: Another one by the King. This one is actually one of my favourite music videos, compared to Thriller. Beat It was and still is one of the best songs ever released.



Superstition – Stevie Wonder: Play this song, and you will never find Dad and I not bouncing our heads or air playing the bass during the intro. If you don’t boogie a bit to this song you’re lying, or you’re just missing out on a great time. Stevie Wonder is incredible.



Karma – Alicia Keys: Looking at this list, especially these first three artists, my Dad has definitely had a huge influence on the music I’ve found myself listening to and loving throughout my life. This song was played so much during my childhood. When it wasn’t being played, it was being sung. By me, at the top of my lungs. Such a good tune. Such an amazing woman.



D.I.S.C.O – Ottawan: This song, is like the backing track to my childhood memories with my huge extended family, and I didn’t even know who sung it until I began writing this post. It’s such a funky song, and I was so chuffed when Dad included it on his list.



Greased Lightening – Grease: What a song. What a film clip. This song is iconic. Not to be messed with. And you have to do the dance moves as well. If you’re in close proximity to a car, you’re also obliged to jump on the hood and get into position too.



Le Freak – CHIC: This is one of those songs I’ve just always known. I’ve known this song my whole life, but had to look to Spotify to find out who released it. A group called CHIC apparently. But what a smasher of a song. Definitely Dad’s afro era.



Funky Town – Lipps. Inc: Shrek. That’s how I came to know this song. Dad lived this song. So jealous. Incredibly so.



Worth It – Fifth Harmony: Yeah. You’re definitely reading this right. My Dad loves this song. I’m talking ‘special request with the DJ’ love. I’m talking ‘pumping it at the gym over the sound system when no-one’s there’ love. I’m talking ‘turn up the volume in the car, no shame’ love. I still haven’t told him Camilla left.



Fame – Irene Cara: This song, is a song. You have to sing and you have to dance along. Great pick, great finisher for my Dad dearest.



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Courtesy Of: My 13-Year Old Sister

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Here’s another ‘Courtesy Of:’ for you all, this time, from my little sister. Our family only got the Spotify Premium family pack last month, so we’ve been really getting into using it so freely, especially my sister and I. Here are her picks for you all!


Hey Yah – Outkast: Apparently this is still a popular tune with today’s 13 year olds? Though to be honest, I don’t know how it couldn’t be. It’s a classic.



Hakuna Matata – Lion King: I mean, it’s got a great message. So I’m all for it.



Circle Of Life – Lion King: Now I’m just convinced she’s been listening to a Disney playlist somewhere. Go her.


Despacito – Louis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee ft Justin Bieber: I too, love this song very much. If you don’t, you’re lying. But your hips don’t.



Strip That Down – Liam Payne: Good on her. A lot of people, especially a lot of One Direction fans aren’t too fond of this song, but I’m glad it’s getting its play time in my household at least.



Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran: She was pretty upset when she found out I was going for his concert with my friends. Playing him on replay is clearly a way of coping.



Symphony – Clean Bandit ft Zara Larsson: As a huge Zara fan, I love this song as well. It’s such a beautiful song and whenever it plays in the car we both try and sing it the best we can despite how ridiculously high the song is.



Tears – Clean Bandit ft Louisa Johnson: I was really surprised with this song. I hadn’t listened to much of Louisa that wasn’t on the radio and it’s a shame this one isn’t played very much because it’s great and her vocals are incredibly impressive.



Down – Miriam Hill: Before my sister showed me this song a couple of months ago, I had never heard of it in my life. And then suddenly, it was all over the radio.



Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran: This is another song that I’m very fond of. It’s one of the singles from his album and my sister’s clearly enjoying it as much as I am.




That’s her picks for you! Hope you enjoyed them, let me know if you’re loving any of them as much as my little sister.


Courtesy Of: My Best Friend

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The whole point of this blog, is sharing and discovering new music. So, that said, it’s nice when someone recommends a song for you to listen to or updates you on their current favourites. I share music with nearly everyone in my life, and so thought it would be fitting if I shared that with you too. I sent out a text to a couple of people asking for their current picks, and as expected, my best friend was right on it. Here’s what she’s been listening to recently:


Bad Liar – Selena Gomez: Have to agree with her on this one, Selena’s most recent single is amazing, and I love it. My best friend loves it. My dad loves it. It’s hard not to love this song.



Liability – Lorde: I have to admit, I hadn’t listened to Melodrama yet, so I didn’t know this song, until I listened to it when she sent me her list. And it’s a really pretty song. As well as how much I enjoyed this song, I enjoyed the reprised version just as much.



Malibu – Miley Cyrus: We already know how I feel about this song, since it was featured in my June favourites. Apparently my best friend shares the sentiment, which I like to hear. Miley’s comeback is clearly greatly appreciated.



The Lourve – Lorde: Another song I hadn’t listened to before this. This song is what led me to finally listen to the whole album because of how good it is. It screams 80’s and I loved it.



Slow Hands – Niall Horan: Now, it’s probably good to mention that One Direction very much brought my best friend and I together in Year 8, five years ago. So it was only expected that she had this song on her list.



Woman – Harry Styles: A greatly under-appreciated song from his album, and you know it was a favourite of mine during the month of June. Not surprising to see it appear on her list as well.




So there you have the first of many more ‘Courtesy Of:’s to come! I’m hoping to do a bunch of different people to give you all a huge range of music, as well as my own.

Let me know what your think of my best friend’s picks!