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The Verge Playlist: Future Jock Jams

The Verge Playlist: Future Jock Jams


Pump up the space jams

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At some point on Sunday, if you’re watching the Super Bowl, you’ll hear a familiar sound. Not the sound of a referee making a bad call, or the sound of an abandoned hot dog falling to the floor, or the sound of half-drunk fans growling at other half-drunk fans. No, I'm talking about the sound of jock jams; the only sound capable of satisfying an entire stadium of aggressively competitive people with a lot of money. There's "Tootsie Roll," "Pump Up The Jam," "It Takes Two." Even if you haven't listened to those songs in years, I bet you can hear them in your head right now if you try.

Inspired by the mid-90s compilation tapes of the same name, I’ve put together a playlist of "Future Jock Jams." Not songs that will be jock jams in the future, but songs that already are jock jams of the future. It’s mostly a collection of polished future-funk sprinkled with enough sucrose to make your dentist hate you, but there’s also Makonnen and his lounge-singer drawl, one muddled Travis Scott remix, and a gurgling rework of Popcaan, the Jamaican dancehall artist who put out one of the best albums of 2014. Personally, I’ve got no love for the NFL, but this playlist will make you feel like you could pull off a 27-yard interception up-the-middle reverse-sweep at the fourth down. Or whatever.

  1. Late Ride - Swear
  2. Et Aliae - Baby
  3. A.G. Cook - Beautiful
  4. Felicita. - Mmmmmmhm
  5. Qrion - iPhone Bubbling
  6. ILoveMakonnen - Too Much (Prod. Metro Boomin)
  7. Travis Scott - Nothing But Net (Cavalier Edit)
  8. BFlecha - Mundo Bizarro feat. Arufe (DJ Q Remix)
  9. Ryan Hemsworth - Cream Soda (feat. Tomggg)
  10. Popcaan - Naughty Girl (Dubbel Dutch Hyperwine Refix)
  11. Yumi Zouma - Alena (Ricky Eat Acid Remix)
  12. Future Brown - Wanna Party (feat. Tink)
  13. Lilangelboi - Guilty
  14. Sophia Grace - Best Friends (Y//2//K Remix)
  15. Drake - Worst Behavior (DJ Paypal x Ticklish Edit)
  16. Dreamtrak - Odyssey, Pt. 2 (A.G. Cook Remix)