Band of Horses – “The Funeral (Butch Clancy Remix)” For the past few months I’ve been listening to non-stop progressive house and hating on dubstep, calling it “insolent noise”. I recently moved to San Francisco via LA and met a new friend who is a dubstep fanatic…he’s opened my eyes to the dubstep movement. He … Continue reading
The Velvet Underground – “Oh! Sweet Nuthin’” Sometimes I get so caught up in finding the newest songs that I forget to appreciate the classics.
Calvin Harris – “Feel So Close (Radio Rip)” Here’s a radio rip of Calvin Harris’s new hit single “Feels So Good”, to be released on August 24. I can’t wait for the extended mix.
DeathStar is the collaborative future bass project of MartyParty and Minnesota. They released their much anticipated debut EP, Ultraviolet Halo, just yesterday and I’m pumped about it. I’ve never been immediately drawn to a dubstep album but I can’t stop listening to this. You can download the whole EP, including the Wiz Khalifa On My … Continue reading
Wolf Gang – “Back To Back” Wolf Gang – “Lions In Cages” Remember how much anticipation was built up around Foster the People’s EP? I think we have been blessed with an EP of a similar calibre. London based singer-songwriter Max McElligott (Wolf Gang), appears to be on an equally explosive path to stardom. He’s … Continue reading
Austin Eterno – “I Remember Shelter (The xx vs. Deadmau5 & Kaskade)” Normally I really don’t like mash-ups of any sort. I don’t know who Austin Eterno is, but I’ve never heard a more perfect mashup of vocals, synths, and guitar than his chill house mashup of The xx, Deadmau5, and Kaskade, called “I Remember … Continue reading
Silent Rider – “I Was a Bomb” I’m really excited about this new dubstep/trip-hop influenced duo, Silent Rider (Reed Kackley & Michael Santiago), from New York. They produced a beautiful music video for their first single “I Was a Bomb”, and are currently working on putting on a concert and producing a full-length album. Silent … Continue reading
Graffiti 6 – “Stare Into The Sun” Here’s a catchy rock song written and recorded by London duo Graffiti6. Jamie Scott (vocals) and TommyD (producer) have merged a raw rock fuzz with poppy rhythm and soul to create a unique and incredibly catchy and unique sound.
Caribou – “Sun (Pyramid Remix)” Altrice – “Only What You Gave Me” Caribou’s 2010 album release, Swim, is in my top 5 favorite albums of all time. Daniel Snaith (of Caribou) is absolutely brilliant, and every single track in Swim is perfectly complex and perfectly placed in relation to the other tracks. This is one of … Continue reading
Tor / Sufjan Stevens – “The Dress Looks Nice on You / Make You Feel That Way (f. Gift of Gab)” Tor / Sufjan Stevens – “The Tallest Man / I Like It (f. Grand Puba)” I rarely play my music on shuffle. This morning, as I was searching for something to post about, I … Continue reading
Nadia Ali, Starkillers, & Alex Kenji – “Pressure (Alesso Remix)” Here’s a weekend jam…an Alesso remix of “Pressure” by Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji. Alesso is an 18-year old Swedish producer/DJ who has been making waves on the electronic dance music scene for the past year or so. EDM playboys like Avicii, Tiesto, Axwell, … Continue reading
The Naked and Famous – “Young Blood (Futurecop! Remix)” The Naked and Famous – “Punching In A Dream” I posted about The Naked and Famous a while back, and just found this relatively new remix by the British duo, Futurecop! (20-something year olds Manzur Iqbal and Peter Carrol). In my opinion, the remix is a little … Continue reading
Scuba – “So You Think You’re Special” I have an inclination to listen to music that compliments, dramatizes, or simply suits my surroundings at any given time. For instance, I have a “nighttime driving” mix that I would never play in the daylight, or out of the car. Well, the unexpected prevalence of dark, misty … Continue reading
Beach House – “White Moon (iTunes Session)” Beach House – “White Moon (JAQUES Remix)” Beach house is one of my favorite groups ever. I can’t tell you how many times I listened to their highly praised 2010 release Teen Dream and got completely lost in every track. It’s a perfect album, and I’m certainly not alone … Continue reading
Friendly Fires – “Jump In The Pool” Alright, my apologies for being so spotty with posts recently…I’ve been quite busy traveling around. I was on a West Coast tour visiting friends: hit San Francisco, Seattle, and then, one of my favorite cities for its food, drink, and music, Portland, OR. Before all of that, I … Continue reading
Lusine – “Two Dots” This Saturday morning in LA is particularly dreary (relatively speaking, of course…I sense rain on the horizon, but that doesn’t happen much here). That said, I woke up this morning ready to just sit down with my new book —The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera — and some nice calming music. … Continue reading
Delorean – “Grow (Taragana Pyjarama Remix)” I’ve had a visitor in town for the past week so I’ve been a little off my game in terms of keeping up with posts. Now I’m back at it. I just found a new and unique remix of Delorean’s “Grow”, one of my favorite songs of all time, … Continue reading
The Wombats – “Techno Fan (Afrojack Remix)” Here’s a jam for Friday. One of my favorite Dutch DJs, Afrojack, remixed this song by The Wombats and filled it with an electric energy. This song doesn’t follow suit with Afrojack’s typical style. But it’s clear that he has such an ear for making unbelievable electronic songs … Continue reading
Nina Simone – “Baltimore (Ex-Friendly Re-edit)” This re-edit of Nina Simone’s “Baltimore” is one of my all time favorites and fits almost any mood or situation. I hate the fact that I haven’t quite found the time to delve in to the genre of reggae but, like hip-hop, I love how the repetitive beat and … Continue reading
Paper Route – “Empty House” Here’s an old favorite of my by the highly underrated Nashville group, Paper Route. I have a flight to catch this morning and don’t have much to say about this one, other than that it instantly gets me pumped up. They sound so tight in this song.
Phoenix – “Fences (Def Starr Remix)” Daft Punk – “Something About Us (Def Starr Version)” I love sitting in the dark and listening to music through my headphones before I go to sleep. With the right music selections, there’s nothing more relaxing. Def Starr remixes are some of my favorite songs for the darkness. The … Continue reading
Nujabes – “Latitude Remix (feat. Five Deez)” Nujabes – “Luv Pt. 3 (feat. Shing02)” Nujabes – “A Day by Atmosphere Supreme” I’m going to keep rolling with the hip-hop today. Nujabes is arguably the most influential Japanese underground hip-hop DJ/producer. Sadly, he died at the age of 36 in a tragic car accident in Tokyo … Continue reading
Atmosphere – “Sunshine” Despite the fact that, in my first post, I declared I’d have no specific direction for this blog, electronic music has definitely taken the spotlight thus far. That, however, was not my intention when starting this blog. In fact, I really pride myself on having not only a well-rounded, but also in … Continue reading
Rebecca & Fiona – “Bullets (Club Edit)” Rebecca & Fiona – “Luminary Ones” Rebecca & Fiona – “Bullets (Adrian Lux & Nause Club Remix)” Rebecca Scheja and Fiona Fitzpatrick merged over a shared interest in music. Now the duo, known as Rebecca & Fiona, are the queens of Stockholm’s club scene. They released their hit … Continue reading
Deadmau5 – “Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Extended Remix)” I posted about Madeon, the 16 year old music phenom from France, a few days ago. Here’s another banger he’s put out, and it’s not just a bootleg remix. His remix of Deadmau5’s “Raise Your Weapon” has been released as an official remix on Mau5trap. I’d say … Continue reading