Saturday, January 16, 2010

So I Don't Forget selections for best tracks and remixes for 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

80s are out, early 90s are in.

I've actually been wanting to make this list for a little over a year.
Anyone who knows me and my music probably knows I have a thing for shitty house pop from the early 90s. I decided to finally compile some sort of list. It will probably be added to or altered, but I've finally gotten to a stage I'm pleased with.
These are all the songs that I listened to on the radio as a little kid. It was shitty radio, and I probably never knew the names or artists, but they never fail to pump me up now.

Here we go: ( I tried to make each link a youtube video, we'll see if they all end up working.)

Corona - Rhythm of the Night
Corona - Baby Baby
Crystal Waters - 100% Pure Love
20 Fingers - Short Dick Man
Technotronic - Get Up
Technotronic - Move it to the Rhythm
Technotronic - Pump Up the Jam
Powerhouse - Rhythm of the Night (different, name anomaly/coincidence)
Culture Beat - Mr. Vain
Captain Hollywood Planet - More and More
Le Click - Tonight is the Night
Le Click - Call Me
Snap! - Rhythm is a Dancer

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Acoustic Back in My Life

I'll admit to having been swallowed up into the electronic music of the moment.
Love the beats, love to dance to it.
But I forgot about that human something that cannot be found in electronic music.
That soul. That emotion. The longing, even.
Sometimes I don't want to be so moved my music emotionally - there are times when i really can't listen to elliott smith without wanting to curl up.
But recently I think I realized that it is okay to curl up once in a while.
It can't all be dub beats and pop synths and breaks.
So - i'm going to that genre of music that is defined by the singer-songwriter (gasp.)
Here are two tracks that I can't seem to get out of my head.

Bon Iver- Skinny Love.
I had a moment in december when I drove home from east atlanta with this song on repeat. I had kindof forgotten about it, but rediscovered it recently, and now it's on heavy rotation.

Jessica Lea Mayfield - Kiss Me Again
This song is so soulful, and makes me miss having my guitar in berlin. We forgive it for being featured on the gossip girls soundtrack.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I'm Just A Tiger, Looking for a Tigress

Hold up, let me catch my breath.
This is the most poppy electro dubstep influenced remix song i've heard in a while-

Boy Crisis - Dress to Digress (Nero Remix)

Also of note, in this category, is:

Santogold - Starstruck

please, can more songs sound like these?

also, this one not exactly the same theme, but almost. really long intro, wait for the beat to drop, it takes a while:

La Roux - In for the Kill (Skream's Let's Get Ravey Mix)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hipster Drug of Choice: Whatever They're Doing in Berlin

this site cracks me up:

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Question of the Day

Why is it not weird to keep dead butterflys or other bugs, when it is weird to keep any other dead thing that was once living?

There's this dead lady bug on my windowsill, and i like sort of want to keep it there... plus it seems like wrong to just throw it away, and not like bury it. but no one buries lady bugs. that's weird. but also i feel weird because it's like, who would just keep a dead lady bug?

See, it seems like this should not be a dilemma, but for some reason it totally is.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Push Me, and Then Just Touch Me

I was looking to get pumped up this sunday night. I failed to go out last night, so when the opportunity to celebrate my saturday on sunday presented itself, i was stoked, but i was still in the sunday malaise.
because no stores in germany are open on sunday, one must really take the day to relax, walk around, and stay indoors, and be generally lazy.
SO, i decided to drink a deer, chug some coffee, and find a song that would really get me going. this is what i do when I don't have red bull at easy access.
anwyay, to cut the long story short, you MUST go listen to:

who made who - satisfaction (benny benassi remix)

as much as i loved the droning of the real one, this cover infusses the song with that hard rocking guitar that proves the lick isn't best when it's a synth. also love the crazy girl vocals. how weird. i love it.

and ready to go out.