1) The 1975 – Chocolate
Chill, laid back and perfect for a summer’s day on the beach, The 1975 bring us a tasteful indie rock jam that I guarantee you will love.
2) Deadmau5 – Suckfest9001
What can I say, the Mau5 is good at what he does. Making music comes natural for this guy and Suckfest9001 is a grungy electronic tune that will get your head moving.
3) The Head and The Heart – Shake
This band continues to impress me. Ever since I head their first single “Lost In My Mind” I was completely in love with their music.
4) RAC Feat. Kele & MDNR – Let Go
Indie Electronic Music is popping up everywhere lately and it is only going to get bigger. Such a perfect mix of indie rock and dance music!
5) Of Monsters and Men – Dirty Paws
Peaceful, moving and full of beauty, Dirty Paws is one of the best tracks of 2013.
Namaste – Carly Jensen
1) C2C – Down The Road
This funky old school beat will have you moving instantly with its memorable electronic vibe mixed with country flare.
2) Eminem Feat. Rihanna – The Monster
Eminem is back and better than ever. His duo with Rihanna gives us a fantastic chorus and leaves us with a catchy tune.
3) Sub Focus Feat. Alpines – Tidal Wave
Dubstep undertones meets incredible vocals. This track evokes a plethora of emotions.
4) Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone
One of Calvin Harris’ earlier pieces. Sends shivers up my spine every time I hear it.
5) Tritonal Feat. Cristina Soto – Still With Me (Seven Lions Remix)
Slow and sensual, Seven Lions takes this track to another level slowing it down and leaving you dancing in a dubstep dream.
Namaste – Carly Jensen
This is a new part of my blog I will be introducing that will have 5 tracks that I am listening to for the week. This can range from old music to new music and every genre in between. I have a huge love for dance music so you can guarantee there will be a lot of dancing tracks to get you moving every day. Indie Rock is another favorite so you can rest assured you will get your fix on bands you probably haven’t heard before. Music to me is so timeless and it can bring back memories and put you in different places in your life. This weekly post will be good for those who need a pick me up, need new music and want to be taken back to some of their happiest days. Hope you enjoy!
1) Alesso & Calvin Harris Feat. Hurts – Under Control
Alesso teams up with Calvin Harris and Hurts to create a dance music masterpiece. Synths that will make you feel again, this track will have you dancing and feeling good!
2) Muse – Starlight
This English rock band stops at nothing when creating memorable tracks. Starlight is the perfect combination of piano chords and vocals that will take you away into a singing frenzy.
3) Elton John – Rocket Man
Legendary Elton John makes my list of top songs this week as a throwback favorite. This song is the true definition of timeless music. Every time you hear it you start blaring out the lyrics at the top of your lungs. Tricky part of the song … “Burning out his fuse, up here alone.”
4) Zedd Feat. Hayley Williams – Stay The Night
Zedd and Hayley Williams from Paramore teamed up to create this pop edm tune that will please Top 40 lovers to the clubbing dancers. With her gorgeous voice and Zedd’s signature sound, Stay the Night is a true favorite.
5) Atlas Genius – Trojans
Imagine yourself walking along a California beach in your Converse shoes during a summer sunset. This song puts you right in that moment and leaves you with a happy go lucky indie beat.
Namaste – Carly Jensen
Chill, relaxing and a refreshing change from my usual hyper love for main stage anthems, Amtrac aces this remix of Two Door Cinema Club’s Handshake. Indie dance continues to weave in and out of the EDM world and I can only see it continuing to grow. Indie rock is the perfect music for anytime a year, any occasion and now with DJ’s incorporating dance music into it, the music is only going to get better. The Irish band Two Door Cinema club does an amazing job of writing lyrics that work well with their choice of background sound, leaving it very easy for any DJ to come in and add some extra productions to the track. They slow down the track leaving you dancing in a dream, a calming summer dream. If you haven’t listened to this remix by Amtrac you must not wait any longer!
I think anybody can relate to this post considering at some point in your life you would have attended such an event. Today for Friday Faves I am talking about why music festivals are the absolute best. It doesn’t matter what type of genre they are I think the love for music is truly universal and going to a festival brings people together. You can dance, drink, eat, sit and relax, whatever your heart desires! Every time I go to one, I feel like I can be myself and let go of all problems. The moment you step into a festival you are transported to a world of your own and you can most definitely leave any stress you have at the gates. What are some festivals you must attend in your lifetime?
1) Coachella – California’s laid back music n arts festival in Indio California.
2) Electric Daisy Carnival – Started by the event company Insomniac, EDC is all over the place now, this all night party should be high up on the bucket list.
3) Lollapalooza – All types of music at this Chicago festival right along the water.
4) Ultra Music Festival – Where it all started in North America, one of the most prestigious Electronic Music Festivals out there in no other than beautiful Miami.
5) Sasquatch – Chill atmosphere and a beautiful night sky at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington. What more could you ask for?
6) Tomorrowland – This one is massive and it is all the way in Belgium! Add this festival to your Europe trip next year.
DJ Disaster of the week should be more like “Typical Thursday” of the week. Okay now I absolutely love dance music but some DJ’s need to give their head a shake when it comes to producing tracks. Why produce something unless it is quality work? Too many DJ’s these days are falling to mediocrity just to get a track out fast. It is true when they say many songs are sounding the same these days because they are and DJ’s are not taking the time to produce something that stands out. Take Daft Punk for example, they spent a long time in the studio, out of the spotlight and created Random Access Memories, which is a masterpiece. The culprit of my typical progressive house rant today is Dannic with his new track Ignite. This is sorry to say, completely boring! I think 10 DJ’s before you have already laid down this chord progression. Not only is it a repeat of most progressive house tracks it is also similar to his last track Clobber which unfortunately puts Dannic on the DJ Disaster of the week list. I don’t care if you are Hardwell’s buddy, until you treat us to something bigger I rest my case.
Okay now I may get a lot of grief for saying this but what in the world is Daft Punk doing? For starters, when you hear the term “remix” you assume that the song is actually going to change. Daft Punk however, has come up with the plan to remix their track “Get Lucky” and keep it very similar. They teased a preview of their remixed track that is a whole 10 minutes long. We get it Daft Punk, you want your album to continue to stay relevant but if you are going to do a remix why not switch it up. The two tracks sound almost identical. Brilliant DJ’s yes, but everyone makes mistakes. Why not remix some other DJ’s tracks so we can hear that signature Daft Punk sound once again.
Avicii is absolute brilliance. Stepping outside the box and regular realm of EDM Avicii brings to us the next phase in the ever changing genre. Dance music blew up so fast that most people believe it is at a standstill. Only the smart artists out there are realizing in order to shake things up and surprise people, one must be different. Just like how Daft Punk’s newest album Random Access Memories took everyone by surprise. The tracks were mellow and unique and now Avicii changes it up and brings EDM to Nashville. For a music lover like myself this couldn’t get any better since this means that genres will continue to collide and work side by side . Music will continue to grow and EDM will live on for a long time since it can mix with any genre. Listen to Avicii`s new track Wake Me Up and tell me what you think.
Calling all music lovers, Zeds Dead must be drinking from the ocean of excellence because they are on fire. Previewing their latest work the remix to Nina Simone’s Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood Zeds Dead take it to a completely different level. Keeping true to their edgy yet calming dubstep sound, Zeds Dead enhance Nina Simone’s unique vocals making the track perfection to the ears. This track is perfect for anytime, so if you are getting ready for your night out or cruising in your car, turn up your speakers and let the bass blare. Previewed on SoundCloud this new track is sure to be a summer hit.
They have been hiding for quite some time. The world of music has come to a complete stand still. But then…Martin Garrix opened the cage and now they can’t be stopped. Running and roaring through the streets, the animals have been released. The song of the summer is out on Spinnin Records. Animals is the track that the EDM world has been waiting for. With a breakdown that will make you jump, move and get down, leading into a lively build up this track has everything. Right when you think things can’t get any better, Garrix throws in the drop and things get real. You have full permission to go crazy. Take a listen to this track, it is unreal. If your Monday isn’t that exciting, Animals will for sure give it the boost it needed.