Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Meet the folkers!

Over the past few months I have come across some really awesome indie folk and folk rock bands. The following list is a collection of folky-type tracks that are on regular rotation on my playlists. The first section has more of an indie folk feel while the second is folk rock. 

The Lumineers - Hey Ho
Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks
Young Rebel Set - If I Was
The Head And The Heart - Lost In My Mind
The Head And The Heart - Down In The Valley 
Dawes - When My Time Comes
Deer Tick - 20 Miles

The first 5 songs are the type of songs that you'll instantly love. Dawes and Deer Tick's songs has grown on me in a big way. The lyrics from Dawes track are brilliant and Deer Tick is just totally unique. I mean you don't hear a voice like that everyday. Sounds like he swallowed a few cheese graters. 

Boy & Bear - Feeding Line
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Stamp
Delta Spirit - Bushwick Blues

These three songs have been around for a while but they never get deleted off my playlists. They're just amazing. Especially Delta Spirit's track (which also kind of grows on you).

Oh and in case you were wondering, the picture is of Jim Morrison on stage during one of The Doors' performances. It really doesn't have anything to do with the post. I just really like it.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Soak It Up!

I know it's been a looooooong time. What can I say...I'm lazy. Anyways, felt like doing a post so here it is. 

Phoenix's Lisztomania is a brilliant song without the need for a remix. This Shook remix however is pretty subtle with a funky, synthy riff also added. Listen to it. It's very hard not to like.

Phoenix - Lisztomania (Shook Remix)

Ever since Kavinsky's Nightcall was featured in the movie Drive (which had a brilliant soundtrack), he has been quite a popular search all over the internet. The remix of Nightcall by Breakbot is more upbeat than the original and Pacific Coast Highway is just mental. Definitely a good set opener.

Kavinsky - Nightcall (Breakbot Remix)
Kavinsky - Pacific Coast Highway

Skream's Blue Eyez is a departure from his usual dubstep to just plain dub. It makes me want to smoke reefer, grow dreads and praise Jah. Hahahahaha.

Skream - Blue Eyez 

This electro banger builds up for 2 minutes and it's well worth the wait. Expect some glitchy inserts and some dreamy vocals. Perfect tune for when the club is heaving.

Porter Robinson - Language

If this isn't already on every radio station, it should be. Not particularly hardcore dubstep which is probably why it is so popular amongst the masses. And the music video isn't too shabby either. 

Friction - Led Astray

Until next week/month/year! Who actually knows.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Keen For A Big One?

Hi everyone. I haven't posted anything in a while so I figured I'd add quite a few new tracks for this post. The first three songs are more indie/house whilst the remaining five songs are for when the party is in full swing with more of an electro/house flavour.  

Icona Pop - Manners (Captain Cuts Remix)
The Virgins - Rich Girls (Le Castle Vania's Spring Break No Parents Remix)
Gorillaz - Melancholy Hill (Feed Me Remix)

Icona Pop was introduced to me by a mate and definitely has a bit of a Naked And Famous feel to it. The Virgins' remixed Rich Girls sounds very funky and the Gorillaz track is just effing awesome!

Morgan Page, Sultan, Ned Sheperd & BT - In The Air Ft. Angela McCluskey
The Dirty Tees - Miracle Ft. Natasha Bedingfield
Vandroid - Master & Slave (Van She Tech Remix)
Dada Life - White Noise/Red Meat
Felguk - Side By Side

Felguk's Side By Side is a very old track but I've included it in my list cause I rediscovered it recently and can't stop listening to it. The Dirty Tees' track is a cover of Fragma's Miracle and is pretty insane. Dada Life is always a treat and you should also listen to Unleash The Fucking Dada after the one above. Both are brilliant. The first song of the five above has to be one of my best discoveries. For some reason I get an old-school Kaskade feel when I listen to it. And then lastly, Vandroid. I absolutely love this track. Think Daft Punk. Nuff said.

Friday, June 24, 2011


During the last couple of months I have listened to a lot of reggae (in particular The Meditators from South Africa) and I thought it would be appropriate to post some songs that derive from the reggae genre in what is known as dub. Furthermore, I have added two dubstep songs although they really aren't as hard as most dubstep songs. Sit back and enjoy these songs. They are the absolute best to relax to.


Alborosie - Herbalist (Numa Crew Remix)

Alborosie is a relatively famous reggae artist. Radikal Guru remixed his song Kingston Town and it is probably one of my favorite songs. I have however posted it in a previous post. This song above gets seriously irie at round about the two minute mark!

The Scientist - You Are No Good (Radikal Guru Remix)
Radikal Guru - Dread Commandments

Radikal Guru is one of my favorite artists. He is actually from Poland but makes some absolute killer tracks. I reccomend listening to Dread Commandments first if you're sceptical and then try You Are No Good. Love them both!!


Damian Marley - It Was Written (Chasing Shadows Dubstep Remix)

It seems Marley has to fit in any post related to reggae in some way. And any Marley for that matter. The track above by Damian Marley is great in its original form but what an awesome remix.

Sukh Knight - Ganja Dub 

Finally, I have added Ganja Dub because I love the vocals in the song and it could fit into a set pretty nicely.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

T's & C's Do Apply!

So my discovery of this month has to be Tits & Clits...That sounds too weird. All sexual innuendo aside, if you want to hear music that will keep you dancing till you collapse, then it is Tits & Clits.  These two Hungarians are busting out some serious party starters and I guarantee that they won't disappoint. Other than that, I have added in some other tracks that have been frequenting my playlists as well.

B-Roc Of The Knocks - There's Something About Us Under The Sheets (Ellie Goulding vs. Daft Punk)

The track above is a standalone because it is the only song in this post that is downtempo but you cannot go wrong with the funky beats of Daft Punk and the mesmerising voice of Ellie Goulding. Trust me on this one.

PNAU - Embrace Ft. Ladyhawke (Tits & Clits Remix) 
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll (Digiraatii Dance Till You're Dead Remix)
Parov Stellar - Booty Swing (Tits & Clits Remix) 
Mord Fustang - Lick The Rainbow
Lucrecia Protellor - Transylvanian Emperor (Tits & Clits Remix)

Okay people. Listen to all these ones above because they are really good. My next post will be on dub (without the step). For now listen to Radikal Guru for an idea of what's to come.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Plain And Simple But Oh So Brilliant!

I first heard of Ratatat when I listened to Kid Cudi's Pursuit Of Happiness. The song featured the instrumental genious of this electronic duo and since then, I cannot stop listening to their tracks. It's not everyone's cup of tea but if you give it time, like a fine wine, it will grow on you.*
*Your experience may differ. T & C's apply.

Ratatat - Drugs
Ratatat - Loud Pipes
Ratatat - Seventeen Years
Ratatat - Lex

My next post will be another list of bangers I have collected over these last few weeks. Should be good one!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

And It All Ended With A Big Bang!

Good day people. Over the weekend I made this little list of recently discovered songs that I currently enjoy listening to. Ghostland Observatory is definitely a band worth looking up. They are a combination of indie, funk and dance. 
Flying Lotus - Massage Situation
Ghostland Observatory - Give Me The Beat
Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars
Afrojack - Take Over Control (Adam F Dubstep Remix)
Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (White Noise Dubstep Remix)

Nancy Sinatra's Bang Bang remix is an unexpected banger. The first time I heard it I was pleasantly surprised at how good a remix it is and you will too.  Anyway, hope you all enjoyed this little list.