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The Longest Road (Deadmau5 Remix) – Morgan Page (feat. Lissie)

24 Jun

I have finally, FINALLY finished all of my exams. Thank goodness. After four in three days, I was ready to jump off a cliff. Having finally rid myself of urges that on another day might have led me to believe that I was a lemming, I can now provide you with a stream of glorious tunes.

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Allein – Pryda

24 May

I’m finally off school and feel like celebrating! Here’s a song that get you in a mood to party with me, even though I have to go right back to school tomorrow in order to finish my art coursework. It feels like the work will never stop, and it most probably won’t. It’s probably a good idea to learn that now. 

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Fall for Your Type (feat. Drake) – Jamie Foxx

4 May

You see it has Drake in the title and you know it’s me. I just love him. There I said it. While rappers like Rick Ross come out with audacious and impractical declarations such as “I’ve got a chopper in the car,” I prefer Drake’s more heartfelt verses about his actual life experiences. Combine that with Jamie Foxx’s beautiful floating voice and you have something special.

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I’m On One – DJ Khaled feat. Drake (Unicorn Kid Remix)

1 Feb

In accordance with my recent Drake crush, here’s a gem that a friend showed me a couple of days ago and haven’t been able to stop listening to. Despite an extremely questionable haircut (pictured above), Unicorn Kid’s genius is inside his head as opposed to outside it. He turns Drake’s huge hit into a brilliantly trancey dance track. I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve needed a little bit of dance in my life, and although Unicorn Kid probably isn’t someone who I’d be paying incredibly close attention to with regards to new releases, this track is definitely worth picking up (for free!). Listen below.

 

We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) – Rihanna

31 Oct

Okay forgive me for being late on this one. About a month late, but we’ll just say that this is post that is celebrating the video. It was weird. The other night I heard a Rihanna song. I liked it, so I decided to listen to some more Rihanna songs. It was a very simple development that took place over the course of that one night, and now I really really like Rihanna. Her newest offering, We Found Love features Calvin Harris and is absolutely sure to getcha groovin.

Also, if you like this song, then you should really check out Coldplay’s cover. I think it’s done really well and Chris Martin sounds good with anything:

Streetz Tonight – Araabmuzik

29 Jul

Haven’t had any dance lately, so let me give you Streetz Tonight by Araabmuzik. There’s been some buzz about this kid lately, and as far as I know, he’s just a dude from Harlem who has been harboring some attention. Good for him. Anyhow, this song is something you can definitely dance to:

Nice and deep. It’s the classic combination of a soft but driving backing with a soaring female vocal layered over the top. We’re not complaining when it’s this good though. If you asked me to give you one word to describe it, I’d probably use ‘dreamy.’ Also, if you like the sound of this, be sure to download Araabmuzik’s mixtape for free, as it also has some awesome tunes on it.

Mr Saxobeat – Alexandra Stan

4 Jul

Apologies to the UK. If you’ve been near a radio in the past month or so, there is a large chance that this song has been blasting out of it. However, for everyone else, meet Mr Saxobeat. Having amassed 57.5 million views in the 7 months that it has been on YouTube, I felt it appropriate to address this song.

In all its mainstream glory (I can feel the more indie of you shake your heads in dismay) it’s nearly impossible to deny that this is a very very good dance song. It’s extraordinarily catchy, and while it might be reasonable to assume that this is the only Alexandra Stan song that will ever be popular, we can at least enjoy the company of Mr Saxobeat for now. He’s a nice guy. Here’s the video.

Louder (feat. Sian Evans) – DJ Fresh

18 May

Now the latest from DJ Fresh. The guy that got us all off of our feet with Gold Dust has a new project. Louder will probably become a song of the summer because of it’s trancey and absorbing qualities. It’s officially out on the 3rd of July, and we await a video knowing that DJ Fresh will have to do something pretty great to top that Gold Dust video. However, if it’s anything like the Lucozade advertisement that uses the song, than perhaps he’s well on his way to doing so.

Although it gets a bit repetitive and it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, it will get you up off your feet. Whether it does so to dance or leave the club is another matter. I can potentially see this one not going off the radio this summer though. Here’s the awesome Lucozade ad:

Video Saved the Radio Song: The Black Eyed Peas Take the Lead of the Top 40

4 Apr

What, no whipped cream ejaculating bras? The Black Eyed Peas lesson us in how to make an average song a hit via video

Before it was overloaded with shows about pregnant teenage girls, we wanted our MTV. And we got it. I don’t want to bore you with the familiar phrases about how Michael Jackson’s Thriller revolutionized the music industry but it was once more of a force than it is today. Its effect can also still be felt today. Music videos are ubiquitous, every advertisement acts like a miniature music video and celebrities launch whole campaigns for a few minutes of headline-grabbing video. Think Lady Gaga, think elaborate stunts as Katy Perry’s website has been ‘abducted’ in anticipation for her latest video with Kanye West.

What I’ve found with the rise of videos is their ability to change my opinion on a song. The Black Eyed Peas are a prime example of this. I’ve often found their creativity fascinating, even if it doesn’t always hit the mark as I said in my article about the UK Top 40. They’ve often proved themselves to be ambitious performers, and I don’t think you can deny that they have a certain visual panache. And often, this visual style really sways me on a song. To wit, their 2009 hit I Gotta Feeling was, I thought, a pretty solid single. It had a great introduction, an anthemic chorus and an uplifting if not wildly original message: partying is good. What really hooked me to their song was the video. Like Adidas‘ advertisement, they portrayed a party I really wanted to go to. Not the tacky, sunglasses and coloured cocktail-d parties that popular music normally shows but a cool one. With rave paint. And girls with laptops. And a vandalising miniature bicycle. Take a look by clicking here and tell me you don’t want to be on the guestlist.

Whilst we’re on the topic of I Gotta Feeling, I’d like to say how it perfectly encapsulates everything about a night out. The excited, slow-motion of getting ready. The slightly nervous, joking journey to the party. The alcohol-infused, ear-busting hours of dancing. The hour of coming down in the garden outside. It’s all there. And it’s done with the same style that Kingsley Shacklebolt praised Dumbledore for his dramatic, phoenix-centred exit in Harry Potter. Such ability to refer to Harry Potter is probably why I’m not on a plus one to these parties more often.

I Gotta Feeling you're gunna buy this one: The Black Eyed Peas sell their party-ready lifestyle in their new video for 'Just Can't Get Enough.'

Moving on, we reach the Black Eyed Peas’ latest foray into hit singles. It’s called Just Can’t Get Enough. It’s fun, Fergie sounds nice in it and it’s already in my head. What’s really great about the record though is the video. Take a watch by clicking here, and then we’ll discuss:

Despite a reference to a pseudo-intellectual and often-dull film (like, Inception is sooo many mindfucks ago, Will!) I’m very fond of the video. Although it’s full of flashing and beeping, it has an oddly wistful atmosphere. There’s the meaningful camera shot of aeroplane time tables. Meaningful shots of trains zooming by. Meaningful shots of Fergie in nothing but a shirt, meaningfully looking out over Tokyo. Now, that may make me sound like I’m mocking the video but I’m not. Like most popular music, I’m buying into something where my tongue remains superglued into my cheek. It’s a lifestyle we want to buy into, where everyone’s goodlooking, everyone wears sunglasses and everyone has a drink in their hand.

So that’s that. My first ( and probably last public) ode to The Black Eyed Peas and their videos. I’d loved to hear your guys’ opinions on the subject and how you view an upcoming video release. Do you shudder at the thought of Lady Gaga’s next ouvre or do you relish the twitter traffic caused? Also, as much as I love I Gotta Feeling and Just Can’t Get Enough, they’re by no means my favourite music videos. That’s going to be another article. Until then, happy listening.

Move Your Feet – Junior Senior

1 Apr

Despite protests from my blogging buddy Michael, I just had to post about Junior Senior’s Move Your Feet. Somewhere along the line, Michael is going to have to realise that he (in the words of Junior Senior themselves) ‘can’t stop the beat.’ Take a listen and see if you ‘ca-ca-ca-can’t control your feet.’

Admittedly, this song is a bit of a joke. I remember seeing it on Top of the Pop’s when I was a kid, and wondering when the huge fat guy’s exhaustion would take it’s toll, and he would stop dancing. Perhaps the beautiful thing is that because he was so insistent on dancing and having a blast, that time never came. Although people may not view this tune as a complex musical masterpiece, it cannot be faulted for it’s infectious melody and fun feel! Bang this out and I guarantee a few people will get off their feet.