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Kaskade, Rebecca & Fiona – “Turn It Down”

I love how one moment I can be off in this world filled with the soulful vibes of house, neo-soul vocals of Jill Scott, and even the melodic jazz sounds of Kirk Whalum. I can become so easily peaced out on this down-to-earth bohemian type vibe, but then moments later I can have this mega adrenaline rush and starting jumping up and down as the sounds of dance music serenade me. Now, I’m not actually jumping up and down, but I visualize a little caricature of me jumping up in down inside my head, screaming for a bunch of friends that actually like dance & house music, so we can go out to clubs and just tear it up!

The thing that sucks is all the night clubs I really want to go to our mainly 21 and up, but in April I’ll finally be legal! For now I’m just grinding away on school work, hitting the gym like crazy, and having little parties of my own inside my head. But sometimes my imagination gets overworked, so I’m forced to go ask YouTube to find me some creative music videos that are worth watching. Sometimes it takes hours of searching, but today all I had to do was log in and on the home page was a suggestion for Kaskade’s new music video “Turn It Down.” I’m a Kaskade fan, so I didn’t skip a beat. I pushed play, and fell in love.

I’m a big fan of Kaskade, but I will admit I’ve never heard of Rebecca & Fiona until today. But after a Google search and listening to some of their songs on YouTube, I will say that even though these girls suck at dancing, they have some great music! They have this chilly yet intriguing sound, and they first made their debut over a year or so ago with a hit track called “Luminary Ones.” The girls are a Swedish music duo, but they also DJ as well.

The hot new track “Turn It Down” gives Rebecca & Fiona a chance to show off their playful side, while as usual Kaskade brings forth an impeccable mixture that can have the crowds screaming “turn it up” instead of “Turn It Down.” Man, I can so just imagine what it would be like going wild and listening to this song while the strobe lights are pumping, crowds cheering, and folks are getting all sexy. I swear once I turn 21 and like graduate, I’m so finding some new friends who like to go out and listen to some good house and dance music. I’m not going to spend all my twenties staying at home on Friday nights, no sir! That’s a time to travel the world, go to art shows, dance the night away, and somewhere along the way maybe run into a hot guy with potential to be more than a friend. ;)

But for now, it’s all about finding that good music and still being able to enjoy it even when the strobe lights are pulsating and the crowds are going crazy; you can still chill out at home and get lost in the beautiful ice skating, the quirkiness of Rebecca & Fiona, and the intoxicating beats of Kasade’s music video for “Turn It Down.”

The song is on Kaskade’s latest album Fire & Ice, so be sure to check it out!

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

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Soul Peepers: Kaskade & Mindy Gledhill “Eyes”

“Eyes are the window to the soul.” A cliche saying at best, but it does hold some truth. Eyes can be a window to the soul, but some people have some very deceptive eyes. Deceptive, seductive, innocent, and just plain old uncertain. Yet, there is still this magnetic pull I feel when I stare into someone’s eyes and have a sincere conversation. It makes me proud to be a human being and it propels me forward on this journey of humanity.

The beauty of two souls connecting via peepers (eyes) is pretty awesome, which is why I’m sure Kaskade and Mindy Gledhill decided to make a song about it. I heard their song “Eyes” not too long ago, but now there is a trippy video out (came out a few days ago on Ultra Records YouTube page) that captures the essence of a soul, life, and being in tranquil motion. The song is such a simple concept, but sometimes simplistic is best when it comes to music. I’m all for having those abstract musical explorations, but there are those days when I want tranquil vibes resonating in my head. I like music to just “peace me out,” especially on those long days where I feel overwhelmed from school work or life.

If you’re a fan of Kaskade, then I’m sure you’ll love this side of him. It’s a lot more calm and sort of enticing in a way. It’s easy to get lost while listening to this song and if you watch the video, you might get caught in a trance; the video is very trippy and feels like some type of 80s depiction of an acid trip. See for yourself, watch the video!

Kaskade Featuring Mindy Gledhill – Eyes (Official Video)

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com