Thomas Gold adds some much need German house power to an otherwise mediocre OneRepublic song. Best part of the song is at 1:00.
Pulled this from Pretty Lights’ Soundcloud page and couldn’t have said it better myself. With verses from one of our favorite MCs Talib Kweli, this track is just another example of the incredible talents of Derek Vincent Smith.
“Around The Block” is a feel-good, summertime hip-hop jam and the first single from Pretty Lights new album, A Color Map of the Sun, which will be released July 2, 2013. It’s all about slowing down and enjoying the best moments in life. The track features the talented BKMC Talib Kweli.”
After a very controversial Ultra mainstage set where Avicii essentially played two sets, one that you would expect to hear, or have heard him play over the last year or two. The second set included many of the emerging tracks that are coming off his new album including a few IDs from the 2012 festival season and a live band with the likes of Aloe Blacc and Incubus guitarist Michael Einziger. Maybe the kazoo isn’t your favorite instrument, but that song has a foot tapping groove that is contagious. Criticize Avicii as much as you would like, but very few DJs are pushing their talents forward and in new directions and Avicii may be standing alone sending his musical talents in the bluegrass EDM that people keep suggesting. I think people are upset that they can’t say Avicii is too mainstream anymore and are worried that his quick emergence into dance music was not due to one catchy tune, but is attributed to real musical talent with an ear for the next big sound. I’m surprised that I havent heard any endorsement from Fedde Le Grand considering his new SONG with Sultan + Shepard has a similar kind of feel.
If Avicii is no longer your cup of tea then I implore you to at least click into 33min and give that song a listen, or re-listen if you remember Summerburst 2012 or Paradiso 2012.
C2C released their first album this year with some of the best DJ’d hip-hop style electronic music I’ve ever heard. Their staccato Pretty Lights style vocals in their song is what keeps this album always playing on my ever expanding music library. This song is an awesome mashup with a free download. Make sure too peep the music video below.