Heat of the Week: Remixes, happy lights and what’s new on Netflix

Need some pop culture inspiration for your week? Keep your finger on the pulse of all things A&E with this week’s heat.

by Meg Bishop, Arts and Entertainment Reporter

Spending more time indoors as the weather turns colder doesn’t have to feel dreary. Try out these mood boosters and vibe checked finds to add some heat to your week.

Something to listen to:
24kGoldn – Mood (Remix) feat Justin Bieber, J Balvin and iann dior:
“Mood” was one of this summer’s hit songs, and even became a Tik Tok anthem. 24kGoldn, a young, rising-star rapper, peaked after the release of “Mood.” The track is a hip-hop banger about a moody significant other trying to control the relationship. Adding Justin Bieber and rappers J Belvin and iann dior, the song now has that touch of pop music and a hint of rap flair that make it really stand out.

Maluma – Hawái (Remix) feat The Weeknd:
Latin music got a taste of The Weeknd this week when Maluma added him to his chart topping song, “Hawái.” The Weeknd can be heard singing in Spanglish backed by his well-known electronic and R&B sound.

Nav and Wheezy – Emergency Tsunami [Mixtape]:
On Friday, Nav and Wheezy dropped a big tape for the rap industry, featuring high-profile rappers Young Thug, Gunna and Lil Baby. This is the first project of a series of collaborative tapes the duo has been working on this year.

Something to boost your mood:
When the winter snow rolls around, for many people, so too does seasonal depression. Check out these stylish therapeutic SAD lamps that mimic the effects of natural sunlight to add an extra boost of serotonin to your day.

Happy Light Lumi, Target $39.99
Luxy, Circadian Optics $39.99
Light Therapy Lamp, Taotronics $39.99

Something to watch:
These classic movies were recently added to Netflix.

“Boyz n the Hood” (1991):
This movie highlights the issues of systemic racism and gentrification, affecting predominantly lower income, minority neighborhoods. Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube and Morris Chestnut play a trio of best friends, growing up under the watch of cops and gangs in South Central Los Angeles. Its director, John Singleton, who has since passed, became the first Black man to be awarded Best Director at the Oscars.

“A Clockwork Orange” (1971):
Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 dystopian film, set under the rule of a totalitarian government, is another recent addition to Netflix.The plot is adapted from Anthony Burgess’ 1962 book and questions the psychological warfare that could happen to a society under complete government control.

“Ocean’s Eleven” (2001):
George Clooney and Brad Pitt play a trickster duo who set up a heist along with a group of career criminals to make millions off scamming the biggest casino in Vegas. Full of great action shots and a few comedic moments laced throughout, the star-studded film is a perfect jumpoff point for the Ocean’s film series.