As the weather begins to warm up here on the East Coast, I’m beginning to switch up my playlists to match the weather. In the midst of looking for great house mixes for the soundtrack of summer, Denmark-based house production Borneland sent me their May 2013 mix; jam-packed with the sounds of summer.
The brothers, Jonas & Micki Borneland, have really put all the right touches on this mix. Each track transitions seamlessly from one to the other, resulting in a beautiful groove of summertime fun, sex on the beach, and the thrills of house.
Push play. Relax. Laugh. Dream….
00:00 – FCL – It’s You (San Soda’s Panorama Bar Acca Version)
05:35 – James Blake – Retrograde (Finn Pilly Edit)
13:25 – Poolside – Slow Down (Pixelated 2012 End of the World Remix)
19:41 – 5 Reasons – Night Drive In Moscow ft. Patrick Baker (Original Mix)
24:15 – Fingerman – I Know It’s Mine (Original Mix)
30:37 – Ben Westbeech – Inflections (Patrick Schulze Remix)
37:49 – Turntablerocker – Grow Up
45:08 – Modisound – Let Your Hair Down ft. Maryse Bernard (Original Mix)
49:16 – Alfa Flite – Long Time (Fred Flite’s Longer Edit)
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Dude, Penguin Prison rocks! Ever since I fell in love with “Don’t Fuck With My Money,” I’ve made sure to keep my eyes open for anything associated with Penguin Prison. So when I saw that Penguin Prison put together a nice end of summer mix, I knew I had to prepare my ears for awesomeness.
The song selection is on point!! Nice collection of a classic vibe infused with a hint of disco and the fresh sounds of an electro touch.
Oh, and since we’re on the topic of summer, here is another summery track by Shall Ocin. The track is called “Tribute to Summertime.”
Ah, summer is slowly fading away. September starts next week, and shortly before I even notice it, the Fall weather will start creeping it’s way into the DMV (DC.MD.VA.) But don’t get me wrong, I especially love everything about Autumn. I enjoy going apple picking with my mom, I enjoy sipping hot apple cider, buying sexy layered looks, and I love the fact this is my last semester in undergrad.
So, the changing of the season is a good thing for me, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to miss summer. Even though I didn’t have time to hit Virginia Beach or Ocean City, I still enjoyed the summer weather. And man, I can’t even begin to fathom how awesome the music was this summer. So many great summery mixes were released, and a good majority of them ended up right here on this blog. I couldn’t be selfish, I had to share the great music with my beloved readers.
Of course when you think of summer time, the first thing that often comes to mind are those sunny days on a beach, and if you’re lucky to take a trip, you’re probably aiming for a Caribbean getaway. And if I had to bet a popular destination this year, I would say that Jamaica seems like a good choice.
We already know that the Jamaicans dominated track this year at the Olympics, and Jamaica is a very popular topic amongst us women with natural hair (we are obsessed with raw Jamaican Black Castor Oil.) Not only is Jamaica popular for getaways, track athletes, and oils that make hair grow quick, but it’s a popular destination/theme amongst a lot of musicians this summer.
The most recent song titled “Jamaica” is by a Sydney based group Van She. “Jamaica” is the group’s first single off their EP Idea of Happiness and today they released the official music video for their summery single.
Another summery tone called “Jamaica” is by Theme Park and it has more of an indie rock sound. Theme Park is an alternative band from London, and their hit single was titled “Jamaica,” but has a different meaning/vibe then Van She’s version of “Jamaica. The original is a nice chill track, but the remix by Gigamesh is quite a delight.
I love the original, but I’m more into the remix by Gigamesh. Sounds epic.
The theme of “Jamaican” has been pretty big this summer, but one track that truly captures the Caribbean spirit comes from the courtesy of a label I greatly admire, French Express. They’ve got so many great artists on their label, and a lot of the tracks from French Express end up making their way into a lot of great mixes.
One of the songs that I’ve heard over and over again on a variety of mixes by different producers and DJs is a caribbean infused track by Jonas Rathsman called “Tobago.” The track just inspires me to get up, dance, but at the same time I could totally see myself laying on a beach somewhere sipping on a Mai Tai (one of my favorite drinks.)
Now even though summer is coming to an end, there is still one track that I’ve been listening to for years no matter what season it is. Whether it’s rain, snowing, or a sunny day, I always find myself listening to Island Breeze (Trentemoller Remix) by Pashka featuring Ijeoma. Such a timeless song that allows me to close my eyes and escape reality…the evening sun, gently kissing my face.
Check out the track below and let the lyrics and the sounds caress your mind, body, and soul.
Looking for the latest fashion tip? Well check out this great guest post by Anya Sarre, stylist to the celebs.
Embrace Your Summer Skin in Fun Summer Fashion and Style
Have a beautiful, fun, and confident this season by loving and embracing your summer skin! Relish the warm sun and cool water while you exude confidence wherever you go this summer season! You don’t have to break the bank to find trendy summer outfits, shoes, and accessories. In fact, you can create many great looks with the clothes you already have or by purchasing a few additions to compliment your wardrobe. Let confidence, style, and practicality be just another part of your nature.
No matter what you choose to wear this summer, be sure to stay true to who you are and put your best foot forward. Your clothes should allow you to feel your natural beauty and they should build you up so you can embark on the fashion world!
So go for it! Be bold! Be you! For fun summer fashion ideas that will remind you and everyone you know just how stylistic you are, check out these styles:
• Flirty skirts and tank top shirts: Take an A-line, knee-length skirt with a cute pattern, a simple, solid-colored tank top, a pair of wedged espadrilles, and some chunky jewelry–viola! You’ll be the catch of the day at any beach or backyard party.
• Shoes: Start from the ground up and strut into summer with the perfect shoe! A peep-toed heel will set of any look, a wedge will add comfort to any ensemble and an embellished flat will add flair to your look! Choose what you love best, and don’t be afraid to try something new!
• Sultry hues: For more special occasions, rich gem colors; peacock blues and greens make fabulous dress fabrics. Tie your hair up drape your wrist with accent bangles, and dance the night away!
• Pin-ups and wrap-ups: Dive in the pool in a cute, pin-up style swimsuit and chill out with a book in a sheer wrap, but be sure to wear your vintage sunglasses for the full sophisticated summer red carpet effect!
For more fashion tips, check out Anya’s website!