Since September 2007, I’ve been organizing my playlists by month. Each monthly playlist is filled with my favorite songs that I find within the month. Since I listen to music during just about every waking hour, my mood during a given month is heavily reflected in my song choices during that month. I love this system…it’s my way of keeping a detailed journal of who I was with during that month, what I was doing, how I felt, etc. This method also prevents me from forgetting about songs that I may have overplayed during a given month, but certainly should not be lost in the abyss of my music library. I often catch myself being preoccupied by finding the freshest new tunes before everyone else. Today I turned back to my “May 2010” playlist, and found a lot of gems that I had forgotten about. One of them being Dark Sky’s phenomenal remix of “Crystalised” by The xx. I can’t pinpoint what it is about this song that makes me love it so much. It’s dreamy, yet haunting, sometimes fast, sometimes slow, and the deep muted drum pad beat resonates throughout my body. And, on top of its complexity, you can dance to it.