First off, awesome music news! Apparently Arcade Fire is producing some new music for The Hunger Games movie and I'm stoked! It's like two of my major loves are combining to make the most beautiful baby ever!
I haven't posted music loves in a while, so, as always, here are some of my favorites from the past months:
washed out . new theory (RAC remix)
the intro to this song is just insane, so gorgeous. and as always, RAC remixes are always a win.
neil young . old man (sound remedy remix)
sound remedy gives an old classic some new twisted kicks.
bingo players . l'amour
super fun electro song. kind of want to start robot dancing to it, although i'd do it horribly...
the hood internet . still regulating (warren g x nate dog x toro y moro)
the hood internet . #facedvalue (genesis x wallpaper)
(more free downloads available at their soundcloud)
when is hood internet bad? answer: never. they never fail to mash hip hop and indie together to create more melodic beats.
kishi bashi . bright whites
makes me so happy, i picture myself road tripping with the windows down in a sundress with some sweet tea in my hand!
logic . young sinatra III
reminds me a lot of nujabes. if you don't know nujabes, get to know him. and if you like him, then listen to this song. my perfect kind of rap song, one with soul and a great melody.
tyga . rack city
so diiiiirty, in a good way! and much too catchy not to post.
the middle east . blood
if this sounds familiar it's because you watched 'crazy stupid love.' i just love that movie... and ryan gosling... and ryan gosling's glorious body. oops got off point, but anyway, this song is amazing.
jack black . wild ones two ft. david guetta, nicky romero & sia
one of my favorite house music youngsters. lately, everything he's been releasing has been on fire. i didn't originally like madonna's new song, but nicky managed to breathe new life to it and i can now say i love it so.
mike snow . black & blue (savage skulls remix)
something has got to be in that swedish water, because lately, everything i love seems to hail from sweden (i.e. miike snow, avicii, jens lekman, lykke li, plus tons more). anyway i heard this song while shopping and i knew i had to have it. amazing remix.
a.trak x jay z x kanye west . where my money at?
this trio couldn't do any better. ny swag on steroids.
deadmau5 . closer
not officially released but when i heard this song on his soundcloud, i instantaneously loved it. the sampling in it is amazing and i just love the chill mood.
usher . climax (produced by diplo)
i am OBSESSED with this song. such a great song to sing along to. usher's voice is insanely sexy.
teen daze . watch over me
it's so funny, my taste in music. i love everything from hard rap, to banging electro to songs like this. just chill, gorgeous tones and something to listen to on a rainy day.
drake . make me proud ft. nikki minaj
i think it's so awesome that i used to watch drake on degrassi when i was younger and now i listen to him rap... how crazy is that?! still cannot get over it, but anyway i just love listening to drake rap. he can rap to me all he likes!
fareoh . facepaint
an upcoming house producer that i'd like to see a lot more of in the future. this song just makes me happy, it's so uplifting!
segal . vessel
(more free downloads on his soundcloud)
segal produces the score for skins UK and seriously, he's made some of the most beautiful instrumentals to accompany the most dramatic and heartfelt moments of the show that whenever i re-listen to his music, it just takes me back! i love when you can feel the emotion in a song.
boys noize & erol alkan . lemonade (gesaffelstein remix)
i am such a big fan of gesaffelstein! totally dark and french and twisted, in a techno/ electro way. boys noize is also awesome, saw him live when i didn't really know much about his music, but was pleasantly surprised when it urged me to dance all night long.
how can this combination not be good? so much talent in one song, really, it's insanity.
grouplove . tongue tied
grouplove . colours (xaphoon jones remix)
grouplove = pure dance-y fun! hopefully seeing them live soon?!
the jane doze . replacement ros (sigur ros x drake ft. trey songz)
(more free downloads on their soundcloud)
how cute are these girls?! they make some of my favorite mash-ups and this song is amaaaaazing. seriously, have i mentioned that rap mashed over gorgeous melodies is like... my favorite thing EVER? cause they are and this is a fine example of that.
lana del rey . diet mountain dew
hey, i'm a fan of lana, no matter the drama surrounding her. i like her songs no matter how weird her snl performances are and how plumped her lips are haha
loz contreras . break you down ft. sanna
oh my gosh. sooooo beautiful. really, so freaking beautiful it makes me wanna cry!
mac miller . knock knock
throwback! sampling can do a lot for a song, see above example.
nujabes . tsurugi no mai
oh, just ANOTHER gorgeous nujabes song. always love for nujabes. rest in peace jun seba.
karmin . broken hearted (r3hab remix)
labrinth . last time (r3hab remix)
i think r3hab has cornered the market on awesome pop-y remixes. for reals.
sleeping at last . turning page
yes, i watched the twilight trilogy. yes, i'm one of those. on another note, the soundtrack for the movies are awesome, and this song is one of my favorites. something so pretty, i'd consider using it at my wedding.
we are knights . tears
just another great driving song; indie chill.
miike snow . paddling out (wolfgang gartner remix)
wolfgang gartner . there and back (tommy noble's full power bootleg remix)
so excited for the new miike snow! wheeeeeeeeee. but anyway, wolfgang gartner is another house love of mine. just massive, massive tracks.
felix cartal . black to white ft. miss palmer
really liking the piano in this! awesome vocals, awesome track.
NOTE: links are to separate sites where you can download listed songs, or if no free downloads are available, links are to where you can stream the music, and if you like it, purchase it!
*all images gathered from google images, and further edited by me*