The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with the concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.

-William Shakespeare

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Real Deal

Aight, so all the roads are flooded around my house, leaving me with nothing to do but post some real shit for you guys. Here we go. These are the songs that I cannot stop playing for this week.

Chromeo. Two dudes, synths, great lyrics and everything good under the sun. These guys are unstoppable. My personal pick, Night by Night. Sampled so many times with thousands of remixes and none of them have surpassed the original.

Next up is a great mash-up that adds a new twist to a great track, Back to Earth by Cosmic Gate. We all have our preconceptions about what ze germans are good at: cars, machinery, fighting, but one thats left out is music. The germans along with the dutch and swedish have been dominating the European music scene for decades with DJ's and artists like Cosmic Gate. Even if this isn't your style, I encourage you to take a listen just to see what else is out there. This has been played at Electric Zoo Music Festival, A State of Trance ( the most popular and successful music broadcast show in the world) and live performances around the world. Get it here, from out friends at

Alesso. He's Sebastien Ingrosso's (one of the 3 member of Swedish House Mafie) Protege and you can tell the resemblance. A new track influenced by possible the best electronic group in the world right now (they've headlined almost all of the festivals this year in Europe and most in the U.S), this is a track very similar to Avicii and Swedish House mafia with great vocals, a classic build and house-y drop perfect for a college party.

This track is a mash-up of Arty, renowned for his synths, bass and beats, combined with a vocal sample of Imogen Heap. This is I really don't know what else to say about this one, besides that. It's just cool. It doesn't have the musical intricacy of some other tracks, but its extremely well done, and its just cool. Very good rainy day track to chill out.

Last up is Kaskade's essential mix. Chock full of bangers, this is one hell of a mix. Throw it on if you're feeling like not having to DJ for a few hours or just enjoy some amazing work by one of the best out there. Fucking love this dude. And he gives out his music for free. Awesome.

Thats all for now.


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