Archive | June, 2011

The Pharcyde – Soul Flower

30 Jun

This song is off the 2005 release Sold My Soul: The Remix and Rarity Collection. Nothing but good fun hip-hop, this song is guaranteed to put you in a good mood.

Bingo Players – Cry (Just A Little)

29 Jun

Here is a fairly new Bingo Players track that has a great funk feel to it, with some awesome lyrics. After seeing this track played live more than once, it is sure to get the dance floor groovin. Enjoy!

Bingo Players – Cry (Just A Little)

Buju Banton – ‘Til I’m Laid To Rest

25 Jun

After hearing some recent unfortunate news about Buju (thanks P-Stone), I thought I’d post a couple of my favorite Buju Banton Songs. Buju has been a huge part of reggae/dancehall music since the early 90’s. In 1992 he broke Bob Marley’s record of #1 singles in a year in Jamaica and recently acquired his 4th Grammy. If you’d like to check out more Buju Banton music, look up his 1996 ‘Til Shiloh record. It’s a step away from Buju’s usual dancehall sound and focuses on roots reggae instead.

Unfortunately, Buju was just sentenced to 10 years in prison for cocaine trafficking, so there probably won’t be much coming from him for a while.

Buju Banton – ‘Til I’m Laid To Rest

Buju Banton – Murderer

Nickey – If I Could (Audien Remix)

21 Jun

Here is one of my new favorite trance tracks that is very chill and puts me in a good mood no matter what. “If I Could” was just released two days ago by Adam Nickey, under his new name Nickey. This awesome remix was done by the 18 year old U.S. producer Audien. I’ll let the track speak for itself and please your ears. Enjoy!

Play this one in HD by clicking the YouTube button!

Nickey – If I Could (Audien Remix)

Lazy Rich – Get Out (Darth & Vader Remix)

19 Jun

This is a recent electro house track from Lazy Rich that has been remixed by Darth Vader – a Brazilian electro house duo that has recently been growing after several epic remixes, one including Duck Sauce’s “Barbra Streisand”. Their style of electro is much more dirty and chopped up, but great for those parties to get people going. This audio clip is a smaller preview, with only a minute cut out of the song. Enjoy!

Lazy Rich – Get Out (Darth & Vader Remix)

Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla

17 Jun

Today I have a very unique post that will feature a very cool band and a trance remake of the same song. Sigur Rós is an Icelantic band that is like none other you’ve seen/heard. Their music is hard to describe, but it’s a minimal rock with lots of different uses of instruments and epic build ups that make each song a masterpiece to listen to. Jonsi, the lead singer who has now gone onto a solo career, uses a bow with his guitar. The drummer and other band members use various household items for some of their sound in their songs – such as a plastic suitcase for a drum beat.

The song I will be featuring here is taken from their Takk… album. In Icelantic, “Hoppípolla” means “jumping in puddles”. This is a very happy song about how you can still have fun and hop in puddles, even if you are of older age. Another unique part about this band, shown in this song, is they have their own Icelantic language they use in their music. Not many people know what it means because it’s unique to the  band itself. One more cool thing about this song, is they de-tune their piano to play it…so if you try and play it on a tuned piano, it sounds off-tune but almost the same. The cool thing is they pull this off and it still sounds wonderful as it is. Anyway, enjoy this wonderful song with one of my favorite piano melodies!

Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla

And here I have the trance remake of Hoppípolla by Chicane. He named it “Poppíholla” since it has that more poppy, dance sound to it. The breakdown in this song is so amazing, having the beautiful piano melody from Sigur Rós.

Enjoy! Let me know what you think of these two tunes!

Chicane – Poppíholla

Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji – Pressure (Alesso Remix)

16 Jun

Alesso is a Swedish producer from Stockholm, who is quite the master of making great house remixes. Here I have the remix of Nadia Ali, Starkillers, and Alex Kenji’s “Pressure”. This song is a great song to get everyone dancing, especially after hearing it live last week at EDC. It has a high energy feel to it, along with some great singing by the legendary Nadia Ali.

Listen to this one in HD and loud! Enjoy!

Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji – Pressure (Alesso Remix)

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