Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Riggadale - Cuddle Season 5

Toronto's own Riggadale, graced us with the fifth installment of his Cuddle Season mix series. This one is delivered in perfect timing for the immanent snowstorm, for which hunkering down, wrapping yourself in a blanket and cuddling with your significant other has become a necessity.
Riggadale's half hour of down-tempo vibes are sure to warm the soul. Incredibly smooth mixing and smart track selection make this Cuddle Season installment a mesmerizing masterpiece. With the necessary nod to the 6ix god, Drake, in his "Change Locations," and inescapably awesome remixes from Snakehips and Shlohmo of Flight Facilities "Heart Attack" and Lianne La Havas "Forget," respectively, Riggadale delivers a mix deserving of comparison to Ta-ku's now infamous "Drive Slow, Homie"mix series. Whether it was a conscious nod to Ta-ku or not, the inclusion of Stwo's "Haunted" with the line "Drive slow" is simple perfection. Whether it's the delightful Darius track "Helios," Lido's touching take on Alessia Cara's "Here" or the ingenious inclusion of "How Deep Is Your Love" a cappella, Riggadale has crafted a magical mix, worthy of countless repetitions.