ESSNTL – here. // a collection by essntl (EP)

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/2fd/46483267/files/2015/01/img_3343-1.jpgWow how does time fly, it feels like yesterday that ESSNTL was doing a weekly mix for us here at Varsity Standouts with his PLYBCK Series.
Now the Design & Communications student is DJ + Co-host on Ópus Dópus Radio Friday’s from 4-5pm on With that said, here are some words from the man himself on his new project. Enjoy.

“if you’re reading this that means that you are now apart of my journey, my thoughts, my goals, my passion. this ep is something i never thought i would put out collectively as a whole, most if not all the pieces in this work have been done in my bedroom, late at night, when i probably should have been studying for midterms. however, “here.” is a much greater expression than i could ever really say on my own. there were many peple who inspired and assisited with this project. thank you. thank you for being apart of my musical pallete for what i wanted to do through this music thing. last year today i walked away from my blog/brand that i started back in 2010, it was hard but i wanted to challenge myself and continue my education i ell in love with music again in 2014 and the proccess of creating + sharing it as well. the last 12 months have been INCREDIBLE. i believe i made the right decision. look at how far we’ve come in such a short time!

guess this the part where i shoutout everyone. thank you the most high, GOD. without you i would not be alive, you are the reason why i am here. all of my glory goes to you. to my MOMMA, i promise ima finish school, a nigga just had to do some things creatively first. to pops, i love you & thank you for exposing me to the NEPTUNES at such a young age. to all my EX’S: i always told you that i wanted to change the world, i think im starting to get that chance and even though it didn’t work out for whatever reason, you are still one of my biggest forms of inspiration, thank you. no hard feelings here, whatsoever. man, the whole team over at SOULECTION, yall are the fucing future. thank you for helping me fall in love with music again. you guys play an integral part of this release, thank you for inspiring me uhhhh. to ALL of my supporters, fans, listeners, watchers, thank you for being apart of this journey, you play a much bigger part in this than you think. thanks for keeping me on my toes. if i forgot u, dont be upset,u know I’m forgetful i still luv u. peace and much love to you all. see you on the next one! Enjoy. I love you.”



essntl // maybe (better off)
kaytranada // silent treatment (essntl edition)
les sins // toy (essntl baile funk edit)
essntl // westside (dom k.)
pharrell williams // best friend (essntl edit)
sisqo // thong song (essntl booty go rework)
orijanus // velho (essntl sansgl edit)
kelis // ufo man (essntl edit)
esta // afterparty (essntl edit)
fortune // is this love outro (essntl edit)
essntl // westside (dom k.)[chase aaron remix]*bonus*