Six recommended music downloads

Creative influencers share the tracks that comfort and inspire them

Time of Our Lives by Pitbull & Ne-Yo, Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes and Immunity by Jon Hopkins
Time of Our Lives by Pitbull & Ne-Yo, Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes and Immunity by Jon Hopkins

Soundtracks, folk-pop and hip hop make for an eclectic mix of influences to spend time with…

The soundtrack to Pedro Almodóvar’s Talk to Her
The soundtrack to Pedro Almodóvar’s Talk to Her

Alexandre Mattiussi, creative director of Ami menswear Pedro Almodóvar’s 2002 film Talk to Her contains a beautiful piece of musiccalled Cucurrucucú Paloma, sung by Caetano Veloso. It’s amazing, beautiful, crazy and very dramatic – I’d love to use it in my next show. I’m into music that touches me deeply. This guy’s voice is amazing, like a bird. It’s so poetic and quiet and peaceful.” www.caetanoveloso.com.br

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Marie-Louise Scìo, creative director of the Pellicano hotel group I’ve always loved electronic music, and Jon Hopkins is a brilliant composer. He has a classical piano background, which evolved into his playing full-on electronic compositions. The album Immunity is amazing from start to finish.” www.jonhopkins.co.uk

A Book Like This by Angus and Julia Stone
A Book Like This by Angus and Julia Stone

Love + War by Kwabs
Love + War by Kwabs

Simon Mottram, founder of cult cycling brand Rapha “The last music I downloaded was Love + War by Kwabs. I saw him live recently and he has the voice and swagger of an old soul man, although he’s just 26. He’s only had one hit record, Walk, which was on the FIFA15 game. That’s how they launch amazing hit records now – on video games.” www.kwabsmusc.com

Immunity by Jon Hopkins
Immunity by Jon Hopkins

Pilar Ordovas, Savile Row gallerist “I can’t stop listening to the upbeat music and romantic love songs on an album called A Book Like This by Australian brother-sister folk-pop duo Angus and Julia Stone.” www.angusandjuliastone.com

Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes
Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes

Time of Our Lives by Pitbull & Ne-Yo
Time of Our Lives by Pitbull & Ne-Yo

Phillip Lim, CDFA award-winning fashion designer “The Alabama Shakes album Sound & Color combines elements of jazz, blues and Southern rock into a totally modern sound. I equate them with someone like Amy Winehouse – a disrupter, a fresh voice on the contemporary music scene.” www.alabamashakes.com

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Bobbi Brown, cosmetics brand founder “I love rap and hip hop and download a mix of tracks for an upbeat playlist that I listen to when I run. It includes Pitbull’s Time of Our Lives, Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, Biggie Smalls’ Mo Money Mo Problems and Jeremih’s Don’t Tell ’Em.

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