Hello everyone, today’s track was introduced to me by my brother, and his advice once again is very correct. “Stuck in My Id” by Reptar is a very catchy song and sounds sort of like the aspects of Foster the People that I enjoy. It’s a very electronic, funky, dance song that really gets my feet tapping. The group hails from the greater Athens-Atlanta-Asheville area and formed back in 2008 and is yet to release a studio album. That being said this track was on their EP OblangleFizz Y’all which dropped in 2011. Anyway give this funky, electronic, dance beat a chance and hopefully you liken them. As always, listen rate and subscribe. These guys will be in Minneapolis on the 3rd of April, and you can bet your ass that I’ll be there.
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.
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.
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.
Today I got a sweet electro-dance group for you guys. To me, this band kind of resembles Passion Pit with mellower vocals, but Starfucker definitely has their own unique sound. “Millions” comes off of the group’s album “Reptilians,” which was released this past March. Just like Brian’s earlier post from Crystal Castles, this track sounds like it came off a Super Nintendo video game. There is also a super tight breakdown about a minute and a half into the song. I’m definitely digging this song, but be sure to take a listen to the whole album with other catchy songs like “Bury Us Alive” and “Mystery Cloud.”
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.
“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.
I’m featuring an awesome local Dj from Minneapolis today. He goes by the name of BadNraD. His music is bad, rad and everything in between. It was so hard to pick just one track today to feature by this dude because all his songs are so unique and crazy to listen to. I finally landed on his track, “Zombie Bitchez” off his self-titled album that he released last year. This song starts out slow and erie, just what you’re expecting, and then he breaks down into a huge rage session. Definitely check out his album “BadNraD.” Have fun raging to “Zombie Bitchez” by BadNraD.