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Slow Deep Grooves | Solomun – ‘Something We All Adore’

It’s nice to finally sit down and write on my own blog. I’ve been doing so many other projects for other people, and I’m slightly exhausted. I missed my blog! I know it’s only been a few days since I’ve written my last post, but the agony was killing me.It’s just been overwhelming lately, and on top of that my brother just moved back to California. :( It’s great that he is going back out there to continue living his dream, but I surely do miss him.

I’m still on this path to figuring out exactly what I want to do with my writing. It’s fun writing for others and having my work be read by many, but I also don’t ever want to reach that point where writing is no longer fun. It would be such a shame to chase after the fame & fortune of being a hotshot writer, but then losing the initial passion and curiosity that made me fall in love with writing.Hopefully that day of falling out of love never happens; I’ll make sure to always write because I want to.

This post isn’t going to be rattled with my thoughts on writing, but listening to Solomun’s “Something We All Adore” is what really got me thinking about the aspect of life, fame, fortune, and humanity. “Something We All Adore” is the name of one of Solomun’s beautiful deep grooves off his EP Something We All Adore, which was released in November 2011. I didn’t hear this track until a few days ago while listening to the latest podcast of Deep House Cat, but the moment I heard it was instantaneously hooked.

I’ve been a huge fan of Solomun for quite some time now. His music always has this industrious quality infused with abstract urban tales. I can always just close my eyes, drift into fading pictures of an urban oasis, and reflect on profound revelations. Time. Space. Love. Life. Hate. Discovery. Sadness. Frustration. Tears. Laughter. Regret. A deep abyss of limitless expression.

It’s powerful to think of the innate quality that music has upon our nature as human beings, and how the simple arrangement of sounds come together to provoke moments of discovery, moments of clarity, and simple moments of content. A lot of house (especially deep house) has that unyielding impact, but the slow chugging deep grooves of Solomun are so organically abstract…

He’s Watching You

Something We All Adore

Girl Slow Down

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Indie Electro | Parachute Youth – “Can’t Get Better Than This”

It seems like all my favorite indie artists come from Australia. Little Red, Eskimo Boy, Empire of the Sun, & Miami Horror. All of those bands have this really cool indie sound, and each of them hail from some part of Australia. Sadly, I haven’t been to Australia yet, but apparently there is something about that continent that inspires the production of such organic music.

Not only does Australia have a pretty good indie rock/alternative scene, but many of their artists have a nice niche for producing dance & electro tracks. A duo that seems to have a knack for crafting a good track is Parachute Youth.  They hail from Australia, but the production for their latest track “Can’t Get Better Than This” took place in the city of lights, Paris. It’s not the usual dance music you’d hear pumping in the club, but it’s more of a chill dance sound with this natural/organic vibe. Yet, you still can dance & chill out to it, it’s really dependent upon your mode.

I will admit, I’m late on finally seeing the video for this track (apparently I’m not the only one, a lot of blogs are finally just posting this video.) The video for the chill electro track “Can’t Get Better Than This” looks as if it was filmed somewhere in Australia. It features this beautiful young Black boys racing on these motorcycles (nothing fancy, but still cool.) The vibe of the song infused with the visuals created such a nice combination. It’s the perfect video for such an organic song.

Peep the visuals below, and be sure to visit Parachute Youth’s Official Facebook.

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