Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Rebecca & Fiona Friday night @ Pacha!

Guess who got tickets to go see them on Friday...? ME. YEAHHHHH.

The Pick Me Up's // Ayah Mrar / Diplo / Kavinsky / Armin Van Buuren / Swedish House Mafia / Miike Snow

Ayah Marar - Mind Controller

WOOOHOOO, I love when I freaking find songs like this. Finding sick female artists who sing over killer beats is probably my most favorite past time. Well...at least top favorite finds when it comes to music. Anyway, Ayah Marar, one of the sickest bass girls around. She's not new to this either, she's already collaborated with Calvin Harris, Total Science and Camo & Krooked. She knows how it's done. Mind Controller is the first single to be released off of Hussle Girl which will be coming to our ears soon. Keep your eyes and ears out, kids, it's gunna be a good one.

Diplo feat. Nicky Da B - Express Yourself

I mean, anything that Mad Decent / Diplo puts out is usually a guarantee on this blog. And this one in particular, because the beat is absolutely DANK. This is definitely one of those songs that just sounds so good late at night on full blast in a car with messes of people. It's sloppy, it's loud, it's obnoxious, and it's juuuust right. Check the video HERE.
Kavinsky - Road Game (FOOL Remix)

You know that when I hear any type of classical instrument tied in with electro I have to put it up. It's just necessary for everyone's ears to be blessed with such incredible collabs. Kavinsky usually does it just right too, he has that music that makes you want to drive to a dark remote location where you meet a man who tells you that you're actually a superhero. Ya know, that kind of music.

Armin Van Buuren feat. Nadia Ali - Feels So Good (Tristan Garner Remix)

It's old, I know, but it's just so damn good. I never really liked the original, but this remix made me absolutely fall in love with it. That elevation of all synths that just explode into an array of heart pounding beats is just what the doctor prescribes for anyone looking for a mind escape.

Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound

It only makes me wish I lived in Florida justtttt a bit more. I would probably do anything to be able to see them next week. They get nothing but rave reviews about their shows...one day, one day I will be there. Have you seen the Absolut ad that is also the offish vid?? If not, check it HERE

Miike Snow - Paddling Out (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)

I know that I already put up a good remix, but I found another one that may be better. Whatever, don't hate, just listen.

The Golden Filter - Kill Me


The Calm Me Downs // Oberhofer / James Vincent McMorrow / Mona / Ian Longo

Oberhofer - Heart

You know the expression "my chills got chills"? Is that even an expression? Well, listen to this song and you'll see what I mean. This song is literally the best song I've heard in about a month or so. Every time I hear it a smile steals my face. Around 2:40, an explosion of piano, and a killer violin make my ears and my heart the happiest in the world. Oberhofer is pretty awesome too, read about him more HERE, and visit the wonderful SNSPost & my column about Artists to Watch bi-weekly!

James Vincent McMorrow - We Don't Eat

Poor thing is compared to Bon Iver in every article I've ever read :( They do sound quite a bit alike, but he is his own person, own musician so let's just cut STRAIGHT to his music. The song is absolutely beautiful, and it may or may not make my eyes fill up with tears every time I hear it. So emotive.

Mona - Lean into the Fall (Piano Version)

Obsessed with his voice. Completely obsessed. Does he not resemble Steve Perry?? Just a bit, come on you know he sounds like him. Anyway, I love the piano, and the intensity he has singing over the sweet sounds of those chords. Beautiful.

Ian Longo & Jay Wainwright feat. Craig Smart - One Night Stand (Ian Carey Remix)

OK, I'm fully aware of how old this song is, but holy happiness. I was in the city yesterday, and it was the first warm day we've had since the beginning of winter, and I just blasted this in my ears and walked the streets with the biggest smile ever on my face. I do love fresh air and spring, but there is something nostalgic about the roasted peanuts and clamor of the city people that sends me to a happy place, ESPECIALLY when I'm alone and can listen to a song like this and then meet up with some of the prettiest friends I have (inside, and out.) Oh it was such a wonderful feeling, I love when a song can just sweep my mind off of any negative thoughts.

The Shoes - Time to Dance

Jake Gyllenhaal goes from Donnie Darko to Donnie Darker. This is freaking weird and awkwardly captivating, but for some reason I kind of like it. Probably because it's Jake Gyllenhaal.

Raw Relapse // Ed Sheeran / Sykur / Flosstradamus / Fedde le Grand

Ed Sheeran - You Need Me, I Don't Need You (Gemini Remix)

I've been on an Ed Sheeran kick lately, ever since he and Yelawolf dropped that magical collaboration of an EP. It seems that DJ's all around seem to take a fancy to him and his incredible vocals, and this remix is a perfect example of someone taking a beautifully calm song and turning it into something terrifying. In a good way. This is really heavy, but Sheeran's voice softens the blow.

Sykur - Curling (Database Remix)

Never heard of either of them until I came across this song. Her voice is way cool and super powerful, and Database caters to the extent of her talent by throwing in this incredible beat around 1:15 and continues it throughout the chorus. It's a type of beat I haven't heard in a while, something I would expect from an intense Chrystal Method song or something. It totally works though, share.

Flosstradamus - Total Recall

I know I know, these are heavy compared to what I've been doing lately! But whatever, certain types of relapses are necessary sometimes.....and when it comes to heavy music, this is the type that gets me every time. Dark, hard, raw beats with an element of softness streaming throughout it. The vocals in this are key, and actually really pretty. 

Fedde le Grand, Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel - Turn it (Official videoclip)

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Rebecca & Fiona - Dance

This was a nice little present to come home to this weekend. <3

Still having trouble deciding which one I want to be.