Gym Music Mondays - 25.02.18
/ KEEP CALM & LISTEN TO GYM MUSIC MONDAYS! /
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/ L E T ' S W A R M U P ! /
DO THIS AS: You skip for 10 minutes straight to warm up
SONG: Make me feel - Janelle Monáe
"That's just the way you make me feel, so good, so good so f*%$ing real"
What a great early morning tune from the queen of Afro-futurism herself. This track has so many throwbacks to certain Prince songs but its a pop ballad through and through. You'll be hearing this a lot everywhere. I'm personally looking forward to her new album Django Jane.
/ F E E L T H E B U R N /
DO THIS AS: You do those abs! Hello leg lifts, planks and pushups. Repeat x 3 reps.
SONG: Niks Mapha - Batuk
Batuk is a creative collective founded by South African electronic music producers Aero Manyelo and Spoek Mathambo; along with the prolific artist and vocalist Manteiga. Serving a dose of MIA with local South African Kasi sounds, this track is all sexy attitude and a lot of fun. Available on iTunes.
/ W O R K T H A T B O O T Y! /
DO THIS AS: Squat burpees 10 x 2 reps. Lunge burpees 10 x 2 reps, Squats with weights 10 x 2 reps
SONG: King's Dead - Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake.
"I got a $100 000 and I freaked it"
Fresh of the very hot Kendrick Lamar Black Panther soundtrack (and the even hotter film) is a track which stands out on the album for its bold over the top-ness. But its such a fun track that doesn't take itself too seriously as observed from this bananas video which has visual delights with every frame.
/ A R M E D & R E A D Y /
DO THIS AS: Bicep curls 10 x 3 reps with resistance band.
SONG: Django Jane - Janelle Monáe
"Black girl magic, ya'll can't stand it"
Man, this track and this album are so lit. Impressive rap from Janelle but an even more impressive music video. It's bringing to mind a lot of Kudzanai Chiurai's visual motifs.
/ C O O L D O W N /
DO THIS AS: You cool down
SONG: Runaway by Ramin Djawadi
Kanye's classic track has been performed entirely by talented pianist Ramin Djawadi. Westworld fans will recognise this from the season two trailer. Ramin is also the talented composer of the Game of Thrones opening credit score. Available on iTunes.
Great work! Now go and slay that MONDAY! Have a great day!