I haven’t had the chance to blog in the past day, mainly because I’ve actually been having a social life. Nothing really major, but I did kind of meet this really nice guy & I’ve been getting to know him. It’s nice to just get to know someone new, as well as having someone to work out with (he’s on his way over so we can go run together.) I don’t really have much more to say about the guy (don’t want to jinx it,) so for now just know that you never know when someone cool can randomly fall into your life….
In the midst of getting to know him, it’s been pretty cool also inviting him into my world of music & vice versa. I def still have to introduce him to the world of house music, but the past few days I’ve been in this nostalgic 80s vibe. I’ve really been jamming to a lot of electropop music by Kamp!, Lemaitre, and Futurecop! If you haven’t downloaded Lemaitre’s new EP, then be sure to check it out. I’ve really been enjoying listening to “Coffee Table” over & over again.
If you’ve read my blog in the past then you know that I love electropop, so I’m always perusing YouTube and finding new music. I just really love that electropop sound, especially if it has a steady synth. Some of the songs I’ve been listening to lately have made it onto my workout playlist, but they’ve also been a part of my morning music routine. I can’t start my day without listening to music, so you know I’m always changing up my morning playlist. So this week my playlist has been a total 80s vibe, as well as a European electropop fusion.
Check out some of the tracks I’ve been listening to below.
ODahl – Just Be Easy
Housee De Racket – Roman (Oliver Remix)
I totally love this remix! So 80ish.
Toomy Disco – Back From Cosmo (ODahl Alternative Remix)
Tesla Boy – Electric Lady (ODahl Remix)
ODahl – Out of Control (Justin Faust Remix)
Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
Kamp! – heats (ODahl Remix)
I love this track!!!
Futurecop! – Gateaux Blaster
Star Wars – Duel of The Fates (The Noisy Freaks & Dead CAT Bounce Remix)
The Magician- I Don’t Know What to Do (Errka Remix)
Lemaitre – Coffee Table
This one is more electro, but still has a pop-ish vibe to it.
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My workout play list wouldn’t be complete without the innovative UK music sensation, Eric Prydz. This Swedish dj, who resides in London, is known for his vanguard dance music that pumps up the crowds and propels those standing on the wall to sway in euphoria. Prydz ( pronounced as prids), also known by his alias Pryda (prounced Pride-ah) is internationally recognized for his tracks “Call On Me”, “Pjanoo”, and “Proper Education”, which is Prydz brilliant version of Pink Floyd’s classic “We Don’t Need no Education”.
His latest release “Niton (The Reason)” has become Prydz 4th UK hit and the video is stunning in all regards! The unequivocal vocals of Jan Burton, mixed with a superb beats, create a stunning anthem that feels like a dreamland.The song will be officially be released February 6th 2011 on Ministry of Sound Recordings.
Amongst his musical breakthroughs, Eric Prydz will be taking on a new avant-garde approach to the contemporary concert.
“The world premiere of ‘EPIC’ will take place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Saturday 2 April. The show features a unique – metre installation that extends from the stage out into the crowd (with a build time of 3 days). It will also see one of the first uses of holograms in a live music show environment, in addition to 3D animation and film that is mapped onto the sets moving and static structures. All video content for the show is designed specifically for the intricate projection surfaces.” (http://ericprydz.tv/Blog)
Eric Prydz in Concert will be an amazing musical event of a lifetime, one that makes me wish I lived in the UK. Even though I won’t be there for that amazing experience, I still will be dancing and going crazy to all the latest Pryda releases.
Niton (The Reason)
Electropop is basically a form of electronic music that solemnly relies on the usage of synthesizers and the additional 80′s pop vocals. One of my favorite electropop artist is Calvin Harris. This scottish singer knows how to create some tracks that make you feel quirky and sexy at the same time. His name is definetly present on my Ipod and I’m always anxious to hear his latest songs. If you’ve never listened to electropop, be sure to check out Calvin Harris.
Yeah Yeah Yeah La La La (I love the cute creatures in the commercial!)
Colours (One of my fav’s!)
Wiley is GRIME!
Grime is a European musical genre that is influenced by UK garage, dancehall, electronica, and hip-hop music. I listen to a lot of Grime artists and my top favorite is Wiley. Some American’s get annoyed by the thick English accent, especially Dizzee Rascal’s very thick accent. Wiley is a rapper that you can understand no matter where you are from. He raps about love and sex, money, London, and other issues he thinks are important. If you like electronica music, then it’s worth checking out Grime. You get the best of both words…electronica and hip-hop make a nice marriage on most occasions. My favorite tracks: Take That, Wearing My Rolex,Where’s My Brother.
*I love working out to this song, and the video is pretty cool!
Here’s an interesting documentary on Grime.
I have many things I love in life. I have a huge passion for my relationship with Christ, I love painting, writing, meeting new people, playing video games, hitting the gym, cooking, and I’m fond of Indian culture. However, aside from all those passions, one of the main love’s in my life is a diverse collection of music. I’ve grown up as an intellectually diverse melting pot of countless cultural interests. Many people meet me and their automatic response is along the lines “Your not the typical black girl…your different.” I’m not the token or white washed kid, nor am I an “all things black and only black” person. My mom raised me in a household in which while being exposed to old school funk and classic hip hop tracks, I was also learning the chords for some of Styx’s songs and jamming to the classic rock ballads of Queen.
My ethnicity or the mere color of my skin shouldn’t be the guidelines for cultural exposure in my life. The world is such a collectively diverse ocean and I like to imagine myself on a cruise ship sailing to each destination and collecting souvenirs. I have a broad palette of interests, that it is often hard for people to pin into one category. I love watching classic films, martial arts movies, sappy romantic comedies, and I love a good black film with romance, drama, and all the intrigue that makes being ethnic so colorful and wonderful!
While working on a painting (I will discuss in another post!) I was listening to music choice and heard one of my favorite Axwell song’s that stands out to me. The words are simple, yet humble and effective. Even though the concept of the white male with the long hair portraying Jesus is a cliche symbol, it still provokes a good feeling. Our world is filled with so much pain and good, but sometimes the pain seems to outweigh all the good.
I like the video though, because it isn’t making fun of Christ. Even though it’s not the most spiritual video, I do give Axwell and the producers props for trying to convey a simple message. No matter what people are going through, attempt to love them in their current state. You can’t change and you mos definitely can’t change the stage of the world. You can’t stop poverty, child molestation, abuse, hate crimes, and murder by yourself. However, you can give and show love to those around you. On a daily basis I try not to take things personal when someone treats me bad. It’s not worth raising my blood pressure and looking like a fool, when in actuality I’ll probably never see that stranger on the street again. Every person you encounter, you have the chance to put a smile on someone’s face or simply say “Have a good day” and move forward with your life.
Perhaps this may not be your favorite genre of music or you may be offended by the religious portrayal in the video. Well then, simply push pause, close your web browser, and go eat a ham and swiss sandwich. If it’s not for you, it’s all good. That’s the beautiful thing about being a human being, we are able to make choices and decide what influences we want in our life.
I love all kind of music from house music to classical, but of my main love is house/dance/and electronica, but I hate techno! There is a difference between the different genres, don’t even get me started! lol. But I ran across this track, and I must say I’m diggin the vocals and the beat. For those out there who love house, the beat actually came from Armand Van Helden’s “You Don’t Even Know Me” track, which is also another favorite of mine. The track is called “Runnin’ ” by Doman and Gooding, and it features R&B singer Dru and Lincoln. Check it out!
Armand Van Helden’s “You Don’t Even Know Me”