When you grow up in a place with a legendary music scene and then move to a place where some of the most groundbreaking, popular musical styles were invented, things can get a little crazy. We dream about a BK vs. TX battle of the bands that breaks all restraints of time and space: Janis Joplin taking down a Neil Diamond ballad by just tossing her giant hair, Spoon dueling the Dirty Projectors for indie darling dominance, Beyoncé’s crazy eyes aflame as she and Sharon Jones try to out-soul each other. It would be epic. Lacking a time machine and a stadium of screaming fans, we decided to take things into our own hands and have a battle of the DJ, making playlists of our favorite music from Brooklyn (DJ’d by Emily) and Texas (DJ’d by Olivia), respectively. We made sure to include some new favorites from up-and-coming local bands along with our top picks (and BK/TX crossovers!) from the classics. We recommend listening to these back-to-back and on repeat, forever.