Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"I Like Us Better When We're Wasted"


It's not exactly Tropical House, but when Tiësto starts dabbling in calypso rhythms, you know the style has fully caught on. Early indications are that the term summer anthem will be bandied about across the interwebs when describing Wasted. It will because it's a fun dance track by an EDM mainstay with a hook by Matthew Koma proudly exclaiming, "I like us better when we're wasted." It doesn't get much more catchy and fun, perfectly suiting the tastes of the Millenials who are currently leading the charge for EDM.

Kudos to Tiësto for a couple things. 1) Proudly jumping in with two feet on this Indie rock flavored EDM movement even though he's never ever produced a track like it before and 2) Getting the track up ASAP on iTunes. I'm sure after a few months worth of college students forking over a buck to cop the track, it'll fetch a pretty penny. In his words, "Expect the unexpected"...#musicalFreedom

Tiësto feat Matthew Koma - Wasted

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lykke & Rocky No Rest For the Wicked


While most people are probably a bit unnerved when rappers find their way on chill pop tracks, I tend to gravitate toward those type of tracks. In my opinion, beauty can come from harsh contrast when it isn't too overdone. When I say contrast of chill and rap, think James Blake/Chance the Rapper's Life Round Here or Lana Del Rey/A$AP Rocky's Ridin. Before I get too ahead of myself, you need to hear the original to appreciate the contrast...

Ever since I heard Drake and Lykke's A Little Bit, I've been a big fan of her music. Feel free and add No Rest For the Wicked to my list of her favorites. Original aside, the real intrigue on the remix comes around the 2:45 mark, when the Hip Hop beat meshes with the original. That's when Lord Flacko goes to work and elevates his verse to another level. Sure, his verse is abrasive when contrasted with the original, but the remix added the right amount of wicked...#NoRestForTheWicked

Lykke Li feat A$AP Rocky - No Rest For the Wicked (Remix)

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Chill Harris Comes Through With Some Easter Funk


After an extremely successful debut EP, Kill Paris is back with a new single, The Walk. The track is scheduled to land on his upcoming Foreplay EP that will be released on Skrillex's OWSLA record label. There's a funky element to Chill Harris's style that I really like and it comes through in his new single. Add to that some live instrumentation and you've got yourself a unique EDM track that your parents might even enjoy on this beautiful Easter afternoon...#TheWalk

Kill Paris - The Walk

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Baauer Rolls Up Some Flosstradamus


Staying true to the timeless trend of EDM DJs mixing other EDM DJs music, Baauer took a stab at Flosstradamus's recent single Roll Up. The track recently landed on Floss's new four song Wake & Bake EP. If you missed the original track, have no fear, it's also on the EP and you can appreciate the heavy bass below...

The remix is a bit more upbeat and bouncy than the original. In short, it's traptastic, repetitive and catchy as hell. Pro tip, get on over to 420.flosstradamus.com and cop Floss's new EP before it stops being free in a week...#RollUp

Flosstradamus - Roll Up (Baauer Remix)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Videos of the Week April 18th


The top 5 this week is a bit Hip Hop heavy with Alicia Keys, Pharrell, and Kendrick Lamar leading the way. In general, I appreciate it when movie companies mix footage from movies with videos from the soundtrack, so tip of the cap to Sony and Columbia Pictures for making that happen. In other news, Eminem and Rihanna stole the show at the VMAs this week with their performance of The Monster, Asher Roth's music always deserves a spot on this blog and despite my dislike for Future, I don't mind his new track with Kanye. The whipped cream of this week came in the form of Jon Favreau's new movie The Chef, which stars Robert Downey Jr. Favreau usually comes through with quality comedies (Elf, Iron Man, I Love You Man, The Break Up), so take note of the mid-May release...#TheChefMovie
Alicia Keys feat Kendrick Lamar - It's On Again (Video)

Eminem & Rihanna Perform The Monster Live at 2014 VMAs
Asher Roth - The World is Not Enough (Video)

Future feat Kanye West - I Won (Video)

The Chef Trailer

Photo Credit: YouTube

Thursday, April 17, 2014

World Cup 2014: The World is Ours


With the excitement gradually building for the World Cup, which is now 56 days away, more music from the One Love, One Rhythm: The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Album is starting to emerge. Last week I posted the inspirational anthem by Pitbull and J Lo and this week it's Aloe Blacc and David Correy stealing the show with The World is Ours. Before I say more, you need to watch Aloe Blacc in studio recording and reflecting on the track...
Whoever decided to recruit Aloe to remix the original version by David Correy deserves a lot of credit. The inspirational power ballad benefited from Aloe's soulful vocals. I'm pumped this makes the final tracklist because the world as a whole could use a lot more Aloe Blacc...#WorldCup2014

Aloe Blacc & David Correy - The World is Ours Remix

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"Ooh Ooh You Got Me in the Mood"


Yet another great song made even greater by The Chainsmokers. In case you haven't heard Neon Trees' original version of Sleeping With a Friend, it's a delicious slice of sugary pop rock. Their lead singer, Tyler Glenn, has one of those voices that sticks with you hours after you hear it. I can't think of a better example than the track below whose hook will embed itself into your brain after a few listens...

Using a hefty bassline and their signature progressive house sound, The Chainsmokers took a track with great vocals and made it into an awesome EDM track. The best part about it all is the fun anecdote they added to their Soundcloud page describing what it may or may not feel like to sleep with a friend. Love or hate their music, you have to give them credit for their engaging sense of humor...#SWAF
"You know that best GF that finally spends the night over and you convince her its cool to spend the night in your bed and slowly you inch over to her to get into big spoon position trying to be ever so cool and smooth about it, and finally you get there, and youre thinking shit what now? and then you do the butt bump, and you wait what feels like forever for them to sorta push back thus initiating what will surely be hardcore sex.... no you dont know, thats funny we dont either..."

Neon Trees - Sleeping With A Friend (The Chainsmokers Remix)

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