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Live Simply

 

Tracklist

Memory House Old Haunts (LTR Remix)
Olafur Arnalds Near Light
Mornings Vermont
The Sea and Cake Harps
ODEZA iPlayYouListen
Lord Huron Time To Run
Company of Thieves Never Come Back
Grizzly Bear On a Neck, On a Spit
DIIV Geist
St. Vincent Paris Is Burning
Company of Thieves Look Both Ways
ODESZA How Did I Get Here
Yume 2GETHR
Cally D This Little World
Mr FijiWiji Winter
LTR Live Simply

Bright, floaty synths and groovy, janglin’ drum beats run rampant through this playlist. This was designed to match the transition of fall to winter, and the cyclical nature of Mother Earth. At times, the sonic themes are warm and full; at others, brittle and hopeless. The coming shortened days and frigid nights are not easy to bare; may this take you one hour closer to spring. Put this on to warm your cockles.

– W

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Live, Phresh, Bibio

For avid fans of Bibio; this requires a bit of patience as he takes his time to form disparate sounds into percussive oddities. Musically, this is right on point with what I expect from a live Bibio performance, though the visual aspect in entirely lacking. Perhaps I’m just spoiled from having seen Pretty Lights recently. After listening to his records, one might wonder how he could achieve a deeper abstraction. He doesn’t disappoint. Give this

a full listen; you’ll be glad you did. Put this to know what computers know, on mushrooms.

W

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Olafur Arnolds Live on KEXP

Icelandic metal drummer turned neo-classical virtuoso, Olafur Arnalds offers a refreshing perspective to both acoustic and electronic worlds. In a similar tonal vein as Sigur Ros, his music requires an ear for subtlety; be pateint and let it take over your thoughts. I’ve included a link to sites where he’s posted low res downloads of his music (14 songs in all) for free, including some of the pieces featured in this performance . Personally, I’m looking out for his discography on vinyl. Put this on to endure winter’s embrace.

W

Found Songs

Living Room Songs

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Get The Funk Up!

Here’s  some goodies you can take with you. A ten song playlist filled with spectacular electronic grooves. Some are uplifting and motivational, others are heartwrenchingly beautiful. They’re all worth a listen. Put this on while exploring jungles, perhaps concrete jungles.

– W

Tracklist:

1. Fracx – For The World

2. Deep Focus – The Truth

3. Ramses B – Lone Wanderer

4. Yume – There There

5. Foxes – Youth (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)

6. Ollie Macfarlane – True

7. Mr FijiWiji – Apathy ft. CoMa

8. Krewella – Alive (MitiS Remix)

9. MitiS – In My Eyes

10. MitiS – Live Long

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Uptown Psychedelia

Most days I am unaware of the extent to which a human can unravel its mind. Today I am not so lucky. This will pull apart your thoughts if you let your guard down. It is truly sonic beauty, the same way a rotting barn is beautiful, or train tracks. Put this on to transcend.

W

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LoveLoveLovestep!

This track gives me hope! Hope for the new direction of EDM; hope for a newfound joy of life; hope that some day soon, glowing purple will descend from the clouds and take all of us funky, groovy, party people to a musical utopia. Put this on while waiting to board.

He’s calling his genre Lovestep, which is pleasantly appropriate. Visit his Soundcloud for more tracks and some free downloads.

Also, be sure to follow MrSuicideSheep on YouTube to up your daily dosage of bumpin beats.

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Candadian Folk-Pop goes Minimal goes Glitchstep

Some backstory: the soulful British singer/producer James Blake released an 11 track self-titled album in February of last year. He has a distinct style that fuses the icy chill of minimalist with the groove and feeling of R&B. Categorized as Dubstep/Post-Dubstep, this a silly misnomer made by silly people. This label doesn’t do his uniqueness justice, and would turn off many a listener who are looking for more depth in their electronic music.

30 seconds into track one and I was already sold. It’s a brilliant album that magnificently ebbs and flows with expertise; one that you’ll leave on repeat because the songs provide something fresh each listen.  Contained in this album is his rendition of a Feist track, “Limit To Your Love.” He slows down the already melancholy tone to a creeping pace, giving the listener time for contemplation and tension to squirm. The bass submerges into something primal at points in the song; it feels tasteful and creative.

Here is James Blake’s version:

For fans of Inception, below is a remix of the cover, sampling Blake’s vocals but redefining the structure of the song. The beat is different, the flow is different. There are at least a half dozen remixes of this song on youtube and this was only one that seemed to do it justice. To create a successful cover, the artist must take only the best aspects of the original and turn the rest into their own work. This gets more complicated as the song delineates from its origins. Put this on while reanimating.

W

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Dance Hall Dose 2

Photo courtesy of seacater.com

This week’s Dance Hall Dose takes a different direction, one that I plan to continue. It is a post-game soundtrack. There’s plenty of high energy dance music available on a Saturday night, so it’s my goal to provide you something that’s not. Here’s a 7 song collection of glitchy/triphop/chillout tunes for letting your brain rest after you’ve pumped fresh drinks and phresher beats into that dome piece. Put this on to unwind from the night with good friends and silent grins; a job well done, you party pioneer.

-W

 

*Grooveshark is updating a lot of their site, which includes embedding playlists. So, for the time being:

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Thumbs Up For Rock And Roll

I don’t usually post club hits, but this is gonna be big. This track’s got everything: a heavy, danceable beat, synths effected to insanity, and a vocal sample that’s sure to get everyone hyped. There’s been such a movement towards darkness that these inspirational anthems are a breath of fresh bass. The message here is one of modest brilliance: EDM is gradually replacing Rock ‘n Roll. These kids are freaking over sounds that past generations hear as offensive noise. They want things raw, dripping with energy and surging with power. And this all makes sense in a world that becomes more infused with technology everyday. Play this while defending your home from zombies.

-W

 

What do you think? Is this Dubstep/House/Electrobanger craze just this decade’s fad or have the kids really struck gold?

 

 

Here’s the video from which the speech is sampled. At over 5 million views, I’m sure you’ve seen it, but it never ceases to inspire.

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Sound Tribe Sector 9: EHM

This seems to have everything. It’s smooth, it’s soulful, it rocks, it jams. This is Mom’s PB&J with the crusts cut off in musical form, made with extra love.  I might just make this the track of the day, everyday.

The group has a huge chunk of music posted for free streaming over on their Soundcloud which means I will be posting an album review for them soon.

-W

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