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Music Monday – Electronica Obsessions

7 Oct

So I am pretty sure that in some alternate universe I am a club kid. You know, those people who live in NYC and go to nightclubs with glow sticks and lose themselves in techno music. Yeah, you know. I just can’t help myself when I hear it, y’all. Electronic, progressive, ambient, techno, I love it all. Sometimes it scares me that I am so into this kind of music but most of the time I just go with it.  I love turning on my deadmau5 Pandora station while I’m working at the computer – it’s hours of amazing, trance-like background tunes. Plus, it’s amazing workout music!

I’m lucky because right now there seems to be a spike in that genre and everyone is teaming up with DJ’s to make their songs more electronic. Here are a few that I can’t get enough of lately… if you’ve never given this type of music a try, here’s your chance!

(click images for links to awesomeness videos)

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Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness Remix
Miss. Lana is so alluring and so is the mix behind her sultry voice in this gem.

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Calvin Harris Feat. Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love
This guy is huge right now, and so is Ellie – double tap! I love this fun, upbeat song! And how cute are these two in this video??

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Zedd Feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore – Stay The Night
Ok, if you haven’t heard me say it before, I freaking love Hayley Williams. Like, I’m obsessed with her. And now I’m obsessed with this song, too.

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Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
This one is kinda cray-cray. If you’ve seen Spring Breakers you will recognize it. I dig the insane and erratic chords.

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deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon
I love this guy. He’s really creative and loves cats. Slow things down with this one and lose yourself in the trance!

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La Roux – In For The Kill Skrillex Remix
She is super cute and reminds me of a little fairy. This song is light and airy but then Skrillex really mixes things up in the middle.

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Calvin Harris Feat. Florence Welch – Sweet Nothing
Ok, prepare to be blown away. Calvin is back but this time with the one and only Flo (minus the machine). She’s so amazing. This video is pretty amazing, too.

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Swedish House Mafia Feat. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child
This is a great upbeat song that I can’t help but sing along to at the top of my lungs! (While dancing around like a nerd, of course.)

Do you like this type of music? If so, what are some of your faves?

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Spring 2012 Playlist

12 Apr

Ever since “The Manilow Collection” cassette tape was placed into my tiny, child hands in the early 80’s, music has been a big part of my life. I enjoy a lot of different genres of music and absolutely love to watch a good live performance. Growing up, I would pick out songs and make my own playlists, then record them to a tape or cd. Over the years, I’ve gone from listening to music on a walkman, to a portable cd player, to an iPod and most recently to listening to it on my smart phone. I still love to create playlists but now instead of a mix tape, I can transfer them easily onto my iPod or phone (thank you, technology Gods). And I’ve become addicted to Pandora, and am still baffled at how we survived before our computer actually suggested new music for us.

With Spring in full swing and Summer just around the corner, I find myself constantly playing happy, light-hearted music while I’m working, writing, or cooking dinner. The weather has been beautiful, and after a recent long Easter weekend and a trip to the beach, all I want to do is soak up the sun and sing along to some groovy tunes. Here are some of my favorite songs right now that I’ve been rocking out to and that I’m officially putting on my “Spring 2012 Playlist”. I realize some of these are oldies, but they’re still goodies! (Bonus: Click each title below to watch the video/hear the song.)

Ellie Goulding – Lights

Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans

The Shins – Simple Song

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll

Ray LaMontagne – You Are The Best Thing

Sam Sparro – Black and Gold

Weezer – Buddy Holly

College feat. Electric Youth – A Real Hero

Keane – Silenced By The Night

Everclear – Santa Monica

Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger

 Seriously can not get some of these songs out of my head right now!

What do you think of my list, and what’s on yours right now? 

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