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Lee Foss and Anabel Englund drum up a playlist of their favorite inspirational tracks

Dive in ahead of RHA Festival in Mexico

  • Valerie Lee
  • 15 May 2018

Repopulate Mars label boss Lee Foss and singer Anabel Englund are headed to RHA Festival in Mexico, which is set to take place at Riviera Nayarit across the May 25 through 26 weekend.

The two, who have been performing and making music together for years, have brought forward a playlist of diverse and far-reaching tracks that have inspired them across the span of their entire career. Ranging from names like Madonna and Third Eye Blind to tunes from Hamilton and from crooner SZA, Lee and Anabel have all the bases covered.

Find more information about RHA Festival here.

Read Mixmag's review of RHA Festival

Kaytranada 'Got It Good' (feat. Craig David)

"This is one of my absolute favorite home listening or driving jams… Incredible production from Kaytranada. Great sample and dirty melodic beat - absolutely how R&B should be done, with a cool Craig David vocal." - Lee

SZA '20 Something'

"I heard this song for the first time in January, and it honestly made me cry because of how accurately she describes my life right now, being in my 20 somethings. I've really fallen in love with how raw and relatable SZA's lyrics are and how dynamic and unique her voice is. 'God bless these 20 somethings...'" - Anabel

CAAL + Baum 'Mama Drama' (feat. Solo Tamas)

"Amazing ghetto house song that came out recently on my label Repopulate Mars… Very cool subby bass and fun ghetto house vocal on a current techy, but understated beat. Real floor filler." - Lee

Anabel Englund 'So Hot'

"This is my new and first single off my upcoming EP. It's self released and I am super proud of all the amazing feedback and plays I've gotten without using a label. I wrote it about falling in love in the heat of the summer." - Anabel

Leslie Odom Jr. 'Wait For It'

"I saw Hamilton last night on Broadway and this song just blew me away… [It's] incredible songwriting and current beat that tied the whole musical together and humanized the villain Aaron Burr with a powerful chorus that is very universal. This is the recording of the original cast and I can’t get it out of my head. Great job by Lin-Manuel Miranda, I see what all the fuss is about." - Lee

Madonna 'Get Together'

"This is one of my all time favorite Madonna songs. I actually have the title tattooed on me. The people who know me know Madonna is my idol and a lot of her song lyrics are kinda like my bible. The lyrics here really inspire me. 'Do you believe we can change the future?'" - Anabel

Losh Judlow 'Shake Ya Bahddy' (feat. Nahini) [Mason Maynard Remix]

"Great new Mason Maynard remix that just came out on Repopulate Mars… [It's] got a nice groove and use of the vox that has a big time rave stab chorus." - Lee

Third Eye Blind 'Wounded'

"My mom would always play Third Eye Blind CDs in her car so the band always gives me nostalgia of her, but this song in particular is about a woman who was sexually abused, which I can identify with. If there was a #MeToo playlist, I'm sure this would be on it. This song helps give me power back and since I know I'm not the only one, I'm sure it's helped give many others their power back too, even just for a moment. 'That's just my battle scar...'" - Anabel

Bwi-Bwi 'Insight'

"This is a really lovely disco sample house jam that works great for me to switch moods from the tougher dirty style that dominates the set. I love to use this and vocal tracks like 'Flashes of Light' that build the mood of the set." - Lee

Huxley 'Box Clever'

"I'll forever be in love with this track. It will always remind me of the time I was just starting to get into house music, I played it over and over again in my car driving to school and everywhere else I had to go. This is one of the songs that inspired me to sing on tracks and gave me faith that I can do great things with my voice." - Anabel

Claptone 'Under the Moon' (Lee Foss Remix)

"Here’s my brand new remix of Claptone's 'Under the Moon'. It brings a nice funk and melody twist to the original… Cool vox with a nice build up." - Lee

Peggy Lee 'Where Or When'

"I love this style of music from this era, (late 30s-50s) [it's] so dreamy. I think my voice is heavily inspired by Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald women like this from that time." - Anabel

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