Okay I lied, there's more room for dance pop songs this summer. Unfortunately though its the second song in a row being posted with no info of the artist/producer--other than his/their skilled sampling of The Jackson 5.
And there's those damn marimbas again!
Aug 30, 2015
Aug 29, 2015
Aug 19, 2015
Two of my more favorite artists from recent memory have finally collaborated for what can only be described as a blissful daydream. Odesza has stapled themselves with their spacey melodies, deep and crunchy basslines, airy vocal samples, and overall impressive live performances (yay for seeing them at Lolla!). Combined with Yukimi's pure, deep voice... mmm.
Look for this track on the re-release of their album In Return, due out in September.
Aug 13, 2015
Remember this? Remember when this was covered by this guy? Now remember when this was covered by that one guy and remixed by this new guy. TBT! LETTERS!
Picture by Jane Long
Jun 25, 2015
Stressed out. The computer labs have an especially quiet resonance to them tonight. Evacuated of warm bodies that might share in my anxiety. This ever expanding pad of empty pages is a reflection of how far behind this semester has fallen. That living nightmare of neglect. This relic of technology is my escape. Not to redemption but to artificial comfort. A fake notion of accomplishment that osmosis might affect these ailing neurons. Yet nothing but a blank stare is accommodated when the earbuds are plugged in. Hours of potential wasted as thoughts run thru the mind of a 22 year old with no ideas about how the real world yet works. As they say, ignorance is bliss.
Photo archived at Purdue
Jun 23, 2015
Pretty much all the features of a song that I enjoy in the summer. Poppy basslines. Airy vocals. Catchy and quirky chorus. Yea this is just fine for June.
Photo by donotlick
Jun 16, 2015
May 28, 2015
An endeavor is defined an attempt to achieve a goal. What goals do I have in life? What goals for my kid... for this blog... for this apartment.. my job.. my family. And of what purpose does achieving those goals do for my well being or betterment?
I could continually get raises at work by overachieving and outperforming my peers. For what though? To be turned away at the next promotion opportunity and set aside for another bright upstart?
I could look at improving myself both in self image, physical well being, and expected life longevity. But why? For my son? So he can take care of me in hospice as I wither away slowly. Ever so gradually losing grasp on today's ever accelerating world?
I could be nice to people in my life, support them in times of need and desperation, laugh with them in times of amusement, hold them close in times of sorry and regret. Or see it all not matter and be washed away like a half gallon of spoiled milk.
So do what it is that makes you happy. That's the only thing that matters. The selfish pursuit of what keeps you going every day. The good things the get caught up are all just big bonuses in your path.
Kid Cudi - Pursuit of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix)
All art by Craig Davison
May 16, 2015
Haven't seen much from DATA for a while, good to see the frenchman is still doing his thing.. and doing it well. In fact he's been pretty quiet since his hayday in the french electro revival of the late aughts. One EP in 2014 and now this single in 2015.
DATA - Don't Sing (Feat. Benny Sings)
May 12, 2015
Filous is pretty much hitting 1.000 with his remixes thus far (that's 'one-thousand', or hitting 'perfect' for those of you too trendy for a bit of baseball vernacular). Just look at these hearts on the hypem charts, 5.5k, 9.4k, 5.4k, 10k, 15k, 7.2k... what in the what? All deserved though after listening thru the remixes up and down. They have that summer-melodic-chill sound that is ohhhh so welcomed.
Urban Cone - Come Back To Me ft. Tove Lo (Filous Remix)
Milky Chance - Flashed Junk Mind (Filous Remix)
Photo by sin1050