The simplicity and beauty of this song is gripping. I really enjoy the vocals filling in for the roles of instruments. Although my first impression of this song was "it's too artsy fartsy for me" and "I need more from this stripped down song". After a few listens my mind was changed and I found myself playing this song over in my head. Enjoy!
I love the piano break after the beginning of the track, it's got a fun shimmy that carries through the rest of the song. Methodically building blocks are placed around the centerpiece piano part. The sample is quick and short, it just exists to perk your ears up a bit to the rest of what's happening throughout the song. This song is real DJ friendly and begs to be part of a great mix. Enjoy!
This dark and scary track is how I'm feeling today. There's a cold steam pouring out of the manhole, and I can't make out if a figure on the other side is looking at me. I find myself paying attention to the baseline progression more than any other individual instrument or sound, it's the story teller. The shakers add to the intensity and anxiety that builds tension through the middle of the track up to the end. Enjoy!
I'm time warped back to feathered hair, white Reebok sneakers, and acid washed jeans with this track. The chorus hook is so dang catchy, and the synths are bold yet soft and carry a youth rebellion with them. This song seems to simplify the complexities that come with being young and in love. With words like 'summer', 'sun', 'ocean' and 'light', I can't help but picture good looking young adults driving around the beach in a red convertible. Enjoy!
The opening is dramatic with simple guitar strings and her voice. I find myself immediately in love with her sound. There's some magic in the lyrics "Punch drunk, dumb struck, pot luck, happy happy". The track is a sad one about trying to be happy, but I love listening to it as it makes me feel happy. There's a great payoff as the song builds from those simple two elements at the beginning to an epic landslide of rock. Enjoy!
This tune soothes me. I love a track that can tell a story, paint a picture, or convey an acute feeling without relying on words. This is one of those tracks. I feel like mid song the clouds open up and the sun shines through with enough intensity to warm the air within minutes. The beauty is that everyone has a different story, picture and feeling associated with songs like this. Enjoy!
Take me back to the late 90's when you'd find me in a forest, abandoned warehouse, or patch of desert 4hrs away with this track. The style from that era was hard and fun with that combination kick drum bass note holding the dance floor steady. The trumpet on this song sings high over all the other instruments, making it extremely recognizable. I can imagine the whistles and the hooting and hollering that would accompany a track like this at 4:30am deep into a great party. Enjoy!
From the name, I had no idea what to expect from the title of this song. There's that pretty awesome sample about Pandora's box opening up the song. I am grabbed the the amazing melody of the chorus, and how fun this track sounds with all the hooting and hollering at the beginning. I'm not sure what the young voices are saying, something about "shell shock"? I guess that's what it feels like to be lost inside a whorehouse. Regardless I love it all. Enjoy!
If I heard someone play this song out, I would definitely not move 'real slow'. Bad pun. But my drift is direct, this track moves me. I love the lyrics and bassline. I can't get enough of those beginning "ba ba ba baaa" either. But most of all I love the chorus. It's simple but perfectly executed, and I deeply appreciate that. When I'm dancing to this beat maybe you'll say to yourself "that guy sure thinks this song was perfectly executed", or maybe not. Enjoy!
This is a fun one! The lyrics are tragic, relatable, and kinda funny when you listen to them. The track is groovy and embraces the daytime nudisco vibe that I'm so in love with these days. I appreciate the horns and the amazing bass line. Enjoy!
This is a track I could build a 2 hour set around. The track pushes twelve plus minutes, and builds so beautifully that after the twelve minutes is up, I hit play again. The original track is amazing, which makes for a touch job for the Pechanga Boys to remix. I think they grabbed the parts of the song that speak to me, just a dab of her immaculate vocal brings the track up an entire level. I'm also a sucker for the huge bass notes they used. Enjoy!
This dance-y, rhythm and blues-y, sexy track caught my ear on first listen. There's a great sideways swing happening in this song, it was made for two people to groove in unison to. Hands on hips, no gazing around the room happening, cause this song turns your partner into a magnet of your attention. Enjoy!
Isn't this fun!? Right away I'm hit with a rainbow of colors, sounds, shapes, and animals. The undeniably positive and upbeat sound of this track is amazing. The track has whimsical sounds, but a very clear projectile. If the feeling to dance on bubbles comes over you during this track, don't fight it. Enjoy!
Jimpster is a deep house behemoth, and with this track he lives up to that. The shakers and lazer lights are in full swing for this song, especially towards the end. When the bass drops I feel tingles down my spine, I love how the smooth synth sound is introduced at the same time. Enjoy!
Hailing from Australia, Hugo Gruzman and Jimmy Lyell have made that most elusive of songs: a song that stretches over seven minutes yet manages to be worth the time. "Clair De Lune" is the type of track that makes me want to make a short film featuring it. Heck, it's practically a short film just by itself. Settle in and enjoy the progression.
This is a solid classic. I stopped dead in my tracks, closed my eyes, and danced in place when I heard this line repeating "When I put my record on I know I'm home". Life isn't easy or enjoyable at times, but there are times when we forget about those downers and get lost in the moment. This song gets me lost in the moment. Home is where you put your record on and forget about everything else. Enjoy!
When in need of motivational inspiration this track gets me in the mood. I love how this track runs the gamut on so many things. Drum and bass, awesome background vocals, tons of soul, and a horn section weave quite an interesting sound. I love when the first slam hits, and the drums explode out of the gate like a rocket launched from the sea. The build up let's it be known that something is coming but when it hits there's still a surprise. Enjoy!
The track paints the most beautiful landscape in my mind. The tidal wave of bass backed by the rolling breeze of harp strings is mesmerizing. Just when I've completely let the song take my to the place in my head, and I'm in a zone, -silence. It's pretty ballsy to put a big moment of complete silence in the middle of a track, but it works great on this one. Enjoy!
Slow down your day and make time for a song that takes some time. I love how pretty the song starts out, and the vocals are silky and thoughtful so they mesh real well with the first few minutes of the song. About 4 minutes in things start to transform, and the song you once knew begins to morph before your ears into something bigger. And something bigger hits with big bass.
This song caresses my ears every time I hear it played. Magically I'm transported to Spain, surrounded lovely people, food, and weather. The simple strumming and raw emotion in his voice are just enchanting. There's so much innocence in the percussion, and there's rich history with the accordion. Enjoy!
If you don't know who Lorde is, then you have been on another planet for the last 6 months. She's young, hot, and unique it's no wonder everyone can't get enough of her. I love how this song starts out, with the chopped up oh's, and then those first lyrics carry her attitude right into your brain. The track is banging pop at pop's finest moment. Enjoy!
The percussion on this track puts me into a serene trance. The track isn't too laid back that I fall asleep, but it does promote my mind to venture into places where it normally doesn't. The heavy echoes give the track a large empty room feel. That roomy essence is stark in contrast to the snare drum which is tight, in your face, and unconventionally though beautifully double hit at key times. Enjoy!
This upbeat dance track is the epitome of all the inspiring quotes I've seen on tumblr. Live life to the fullest, enjoy what's around you, even the bad is really good, and so on. I love the positivity and cheery vibe this track puts me in. My favorite lyric is:
"dance like you're free, use both your feet
dance like you're never gonna walk away
live like you care, dance on the air
dance party up in this escalator"
This banger is unstoppable. There's plenty of saw and wobble, but there's even more earth shaking bass. I love the Missy Elliot sample, it fits perfectly and allows you to sing the sampled song a tad, then get back to the earth shaking riot soundtrack you were enjoying before. I feel super duper fly when I jam this track at high volume. Enjoy!