Category Archives: Techno

Not in Love (feat. Robert Smith) – Crystal Castles


Hello everyone,  This fine early morning (or mid-morning, mid-day, afternoon, evening, or night, whatever time you’re currently at) I’d like to introduce you to probably my favorite song right now.  Again a great mix of electronic beats, but this time they are combined with the voice of Robert Smith from The Cure who also have some major playtime on my list right now.  When you combine the 8-bit sound of Crystal Castles with an outstanding lyrical artist that is Robert Smith.  This particular track is a parallel to the song “Not in Love” which is off of Crystal Castles (II).  For those of you who may have heard this song previously, it was also featured on the FIFA ’12 soundtrack.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy, rate, subscribe.

~Brian

“Not In Love (feat. Robert Smith) by Crystal Castles

Also, anyone who’s been in a long-term relationship can attest to the validity of this song


Don’t Wake Me Up – DJ Shah feat. Inger Hansen


Hello everyone on this beautiful Sunday morning.  This morning I’m presenting you guys with a song that I heard about a year ago by DJ Roger Shah (electronic production) and Inger Hansen (vocals).  This particular song hits me in a sappy way about a girl.  Roger Shah has done a lot of work in the techno/trance world, and is renowned as one of the world’s best electronic producers.  When you mix his lucrative beats with the sultry Norwegian accent that Inger’s vocals contain, you get a recipe for a catchy and great song only made better by the lyrics.  I present to you Don’t Wake Me Up by DJ Shah and Inger Hansen.

~Brian

“Don’t Wake Me Up” by DJ Shah and Inger Hansen

 

P.S.  For an added bonus watch the music video


Polish Girl – Neon Indian


Hello everyone, I am returning from my sabbatical of work, work, and more work to share with you a song that has been in my head for an entire week.   This song comes to you from the band Neon Indian, out of Denton, Texas.  These guys almost epitomize the genre of “Chillwave”  To quote Wikipedia directly, “Chillwave, sometimes also referred to as Glo-Fi, is a genre of music where artists are often characterized by their heavy use of  effects processing, synthesizers, looping, sampling, and heavily filtered vocals with simple melodic lines.” You’ll get it when you listen to the track. These guys are similar to one of my other favorite bands, Crystal Castles.  As my brother describes this genre of music as “glorified 8-bit”  it tends to sound like you are listening to some good electronic music while your little brother plays his NES at full volume in the next room.   Give this one a listen, it’s pretty catchy and has been ringing through my head for the last week.

Cheers,
~Brian

“Polish Girl” by Neon Indian


Barbra Streisand – Duck Sauce


 

Hello everyone, I figured I’d keep you in the know about this song, which you may have heard already or not.  The first time I heard this song, was sitting outside with friends just relaxing.  This song came on, and I was unable to stop my foot from tapping.  All in all, this song is pretty simple, yet catchy.  This song is brought to you by Duck Sauce, an American-Canadien DJ duo.  This one peaked at 89 on the charts in the States, but across the pond, it broke top 5 and took the top spot in Austria and the Netherlands.  If you don’t enjoy the 2 words that are in this song, I honestly think you …. I will keep my feelings to myself on that one.  Anyway, enjoy “Barbra Streisand” by Duck Sauce.

~Brian
“Barbra Streisand” by Duck Sauce


Hello – Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette


Hey everyone, I hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend.  The weather was absolutely fantastic (at least in Minnesota it was).  Unfortunately, now that I am back to real life, this blog is one of the few things I get to look forward to.  Anyway, my track for you today from the French DJ and Producer Martin Solveig.  Just like most things that become popular nowadays, it’s starts with a catchy beat, and features the Canadien group Dragonette.  The upbeat lyrics and catchy melody in this song make it just one of many songs that are perfect for a summer anthem.

~Brian

“Hello” by Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette


On the Beach – Armin van Buuren’s “A State of Trance 2006”


Armin van Buuren

Hello all,  I figured I’d post something that I will undoubtedly listen to at least 3 times through this weekend while relaxing on what is looking to be a glorious 4th of July Weekend.  If you have had anything to do with the Trance music scene over the last ten years, you will undoubtedly have heard the name Armin van Buuren.  For those of you who haven’t heard of him, he is the worlds most popular DJ for Trance/Dance music.  This particular mix of his starts out awesome, ends pretty awesome, and in the middle… it’s still awesome.  One of my favorite mixes to date, layered with chill Piano and Strings, and laced with hard hitting bass lines that we all have come to expect out of anything Electronic. I know it’s a long track (1:13:37 or 73 minutes for those of you who’d prefer it that way) for you all to listen to, but I urge you to give it a listen, I know it will live up to the expectations that I have just implanted into your mind with this wall of text.

~Brian <Cheers>

“On The Beach – ASOT 2006 ” by Armin van Buuren

PS:  As I will be without the common amenity of the internets this weekend, I will be unable to post until I return on Tuesday the 5th.  Hoping everyone has a most enjoyable and safe Holiday weekend.


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