Remember Poolside? They made a great summer jam at the beginning of the summer. Here’s another track from them that they released a month ago. I’m afraid I was preoccupied at the time of its release but thanks to the Burning Ear, I got a second chance to hear the song for the first time. Yet again I’m writing this post on a hot day and this is a comfortingly summer-y track. A catchy bass line sets the stage for some simple piano and then vocals. It’s easy to slip into a trance-like state listening to this. It’s very relaxing. So grab an ice cold something and cool off to this.
Archive for August, 2012
When browsing Pigeons and Planes, I always look for the posts entitled something like “10 Free Songs You Should Download” because they tend to be awesome. My favorite song of this particular ten, is Crybaby‘s cover of Daniel Johnston. This song has a light surf sound to its guitar that in combination with the simple vocal harmonies that Crybaby presents, evokes a Roy Orbison lilt. It’s lovely. A truly relaxing song on the comforting theme of the inevitability of love. Definitely a song to kick back to. Enjoy it.
I thought it was about time to drop a relaxed track here. Neon Gold Records posted this track almost a month ago but it’s taken me about this long to hear it. Oh well. I like it a lot. Capital Cities covered Sinead O’Connor (and yes of course, Prince) and made the track catchy for a new decade. With a synth and horn intro to draw the listener in, they sing the lyrics with casual soulfulness. The chorus is a little overwrought but for all that I like it still. I enjoy this song all the way up to the end where they troll the listener with an abrupt cut off. Give it a listen.
It’s easier to keep up with my email than it is with all the blogs I follow. But I cleared out my inbox yesterday so I began a futile effort to start catching up on some blogs. As the title of Good Music All Day might suggest, they deliver good music. This remix of Diplo’s “Express Yourself” definitely falls into the category of good. Gent & Jawns turned this fast paced and dance-y track into something meant to boom out of some low riding car speakers. I guess the genre this belongs to is “trap”. If you have opinions on genre categorization of this, hit me up in the comments. In the meantime, enjoy this very cool remix.
Adventure Club dropped a new remix a few days ago and as usual, it’s brilliant. Content from Alexisonfire helps bring this remix that seasoning of nostalgia that ices the cake. The remix feels very airy and doesn’t rely on too much much bass or drums until about half way through when a very relaxed drum beat coalesces. Give it a listen and enjoy!
So I doubt many of you read the first post I ever made on this blog, but it featured a mashup artist from France named Elocnep. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted his works and I feel rather bad that I lost track of him for a bit there. But he emailed me the other day to show me what he’d been up to lately. He’s been posting a five track mashup EP every month. And these are some high quality mashups. I think in my first post the one complaint I had with his mashups was that he didn’t have very creative names for his mashups. As you can see below, he’s rather made up for that lack.
Here’s a track off of his Smash the Dancefloor 3: I’m Not Done Part 1 EP which you can download for free on Facebook here or stream in its entirety for free on SoundCloud here. Elocnep’s mashups have gotten a bit more complicated since last I posted. This track has a lot of fun with the synths that it opens with. They reappear in various forms throughout the track. This track builds gradually until the sample that Avicii made iconic prepares the track for a drop into bass, “Alors On Danse”, and Nicki Minaj. This song feels like it just gets bigger and bigger. Enjoy it!
Next up, here’s a track off of his Smash the Dancefloor 3: I’m Not Done Part 2 EP which you can download for free on Facebook here or stream in its entirety for free on SoundCloud here. This track has a funkier opening than the last one and gets right into the swing of dance-ability. The sheer number of things that are going on in this song is overwhelming, so when the music drops down to showcase some vocals it feels like time to breathe before jumping back into the fray. Give it a listen and enjoy!
So 3lau dropped this a few weeks ago and it has been on steady rotation on my playlists ever since. Anyways I’ve been kicking myself for not posting it immediately, but hey, everyone makes mistakes, right? But I’m fixing that now. If you know the original “Spectrum”, then as soon as you listen to this you will realize that 3lau’s version is just better. The hook is better, the synths are better, and the pacing is better. This is why people first started remixing, to take songs they loved and improve them. 3lau achieved that. This is a progressive house dynamo. Check it out and I think you’ll agree.