So I decided to create a rather unconventional music post today. Get ready to be INSPIRED.
I’ve recently helped some friends of mine launch a clothing line called the ADAMO Collection. The whole idea behind this company is to provide a platform for rebelliously creative young people to pursue their passions, collaborate with each other, and express themselves freely. As a forward thinking company centered on passion and creativity, we look forward to working with bands, DJs, music blogs, etc!
Needless to say, launching a clothing line sure isn’t easy and 18 hour workdays are not unheard of. In order to stay sane and keep inspiration flowing, we blast music on our sick sound system 24/7. I thought it’d be neat to share some of these tunes with you guys and so I’ve compiled a playlist of some of our most listened to tracks on spotify. I’ve included everything from electronica/dubstep artists like Pendulum, Doctor P, Flux Pavilion, Emancipator, The Glitch Mob, Benny Benassi, and Steve Aoki, to more indie/alternative tracks from bands like The Naked and Famous, The Civil Wars, and M83. I also threw in some Tinie Tempah, Coldplay, and Claude Debussy. I think my favorite track has gotta be Pendulum’s The Island ( Dusk til Dawn remix). SOOO GOOD. Click the link below to stream this exclusive playlist!
We got 5 new bangers from my favorite Northern California music duo, Sex Ray Vision. These guy have more potential than LMFAO, 3Oh!3 and other duos that attempt to mix electronic dance music with various other elements like hip-hop and pop.
Their latest song is actually by Collin McLoughlin, “Is It Love”, but is produced by Sex Ray Vision. Collin McLoughlin is the type of artist who likes to release lots of remixes and covers for free but never releases any original material. Well one of his first forays into original produced material comes from Sex Ray Vision and is an electronic house pop banger that NEEDS to be on the radio! MUST-DOWNLOAD track! Collin McLoughlin – Is It Love (Prod. by Sex Ray Vision) by sexrayvision
Avicci remixes Coldplay’s “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” and with style. This guy kills it as usual and seems to be everyone’s favorite DJ right now. You all already know about all of Avicii’s work so I don’t need to explain anymore. Just listen and enjoy!
World famous music festival, Lollapalooza celebrated it’s 20th anniversary in Chicago’s Grant Park and with style. It was my first one ever and I will definitely be returning again next year. With 125+ acts performing in the span of three full days, it was impossible see them all. However, the amount of awesome DJ’s, rappers, bands, I saw was quite a legendary experience which I will never forget.
Day 1: (Skrillix, Afrojack, Ratatat, & Coldplay)
On Friday, my flight from Los Angeles to Chicago was delayed about an hour. I didn’t get into town until 3:30 PM. By the time I dropped my stuff off at my buddies apartment and arrived at Grant Park, it was already 6:40 in the evening. That being said, I only saw four acts. However, they happened to be Skrillix, Afrojack, Ratatat, and Coldplay.
I would have loved to have seen acts like Foster The People, Young the Giant, Girl Talk, and Muse on Friday as well, but you can’t see them all.
Skrillix and Afrojack played at the famous “Perry’s” stage at Lolla which is heavily influenced by electronic/house music. When Skrillix played “Kill Everybody”, the crowd went nuts. The same went for Afrojack’s “Pop On Acid” which you know was raging. That being said, I felt it was appropriate to include these in this post.
Right after Afrojack, I made my way over to the Google+ stage to see Ratatat rock out. I only saw three songs of theirs because Coldplay was performing at the exact same time and I wanted to see them live as well. I cut my last hour on Friday between both acts and they were incredible. I have always been a big fan of Ratatat, but after seeing them live, especially when they played “Loud Pipes”, I discovered a whole new love for the duo.
When I went to the Budlight stage to see Coldplay, I was amazed at their stage presence and ability to flow smoothly between tracks. “Clocks” which was one of their first big hits and one of my personal favorite tracks of theres was performed near the end of their gig. What a way to complete the first day of Lolla.
This week’s sampled saturday features hip-hop that samples Coldplay, Motown and electr0-pop.
First let’s go with the biggest act and the latest song from Phil Ade. “Speed of Sound” samples the Coldplay song of the same name. The beat is mostly intact with some added instrumentals and the rapping replacing the Chris Martin vocals makes for an interesting take on the original. Phil Ade – Speed of Sound
Next we take a chill pill with David Dallas‘ “Sideline” featuring Che Fu. Super relaxing weekend chill old school sounding hip-hop with the R&B/soul sample. David Dallas – Sideline (ft Che Fu) Logic takes on a smooth electronic sample in “Nothing But A Hero”. I like the instrumental a lot, the rapping is solid, overall a dope sound. Logic – Nothing But A Hero (Remix)
Lastly my favorite Southern white rapper, Stranger Day is out with a new one, sampling Gold Panda with “Marriage”. Again, I’m a huge fan of the beat, rapping is ok. Gold Panda – Marriage (Stranger Day Rap Edit)
Whatever reservations you may have against mashups, you have to give this one a chance. This mixtape is hosted by DJ’s Mick Boogie and Terry Urban but has several other great producers mixing Jay-Z and Coldplay. Mashup-haters should give this a listen because it doesn’t even sound like a mashup. The Jay-Z and Coldplay songs are mixed together so well. They released the original of this two years ago, but recently re-released a remastered version of it without the DJ drops.
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