Tropical House | Paxel’s Notorious B.I.G. Remix Gets You Ready For Summer

Posted by on April 1, 2015

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After having heard countless remixes of The Notorious B.I.G, it was really refreshing to hear one that was different from the rest. French producer Paxel has taken this track and given it an uplifting tropical vibe, using the vocals so well that I almost forgot that the original was actually an old school hip-hop track. If he keeps going like this, Paxel is going to be someone to definitely be on the lookout for in 2015, reminding me of a young Matoma. This one is a free download – so sit back, relax, vibe to it as we watch the snow melt away and sun come out!

Chill, House | Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Thomas Jack Remix)

Posted by on March 9, 2014

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As someone in the tail end of his Aussie summer, Thomas Jack releases this remix as a farewell to the season filled with sun, golden coasts and warm breezes. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s island hit “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” became a worldwide hit a few years ago and still receives some play on the radio and commercially. The Hawaiian goodness from the original is channeled by Thomas Jack as he injects a little here and there with some tropical melodies and easy rhythms. He has released this as a thank you for reaching 50k on Facebook & 30k on twitter, so grab it for free below.

Free Download: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Thomas Jack Remix)

Pop | Alexander Tikhomirov – Summer of my dreams

Posted by on December 9, 2013

It’s about that time of year when most of us are longing for summer once more (at least for those of us here in the Northern Hemisphere), and this video I assure you will not ease that yearning. As a youtube commenter so bluntly put it ”My Life Suck : (” aha. Solidifying everything that is summer, Alexander Tikhomirov conquers a vast amount sun-soaked, breezy warm memory on film, all backed by a good track from Perfectiona. I get an early 2000’s Blink-182 vibe from this. As soon as you press play, you’ll be swept away by the refreshing landscapes, and will let you know summer can be a state of mind anyways.

Buy this track: Perfectiona – Follow Me

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Mix, Trance | Markus Schulz 2-Hour Sunrise Set

Posted by on July 23, 2013

Markus Schulz EDC Las Vegas 2013It is currently 3am here on the east coast. That means the sun’s rays will be peaking up over the horizon in just under 2 hours. What a better way to get ready for the imminent arrival of the sun then a set specifically curated for the occasion by none other then Markus Schulz. He has his own stage at Tomorrowland where he will be playing for 12 hours, so just assume there are few guys as crazy / hyper boss as him. Sit back and listen to this set and let the soothing melodies and rhythms take you away. Tracklist after the jump.

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Events, Review | Thump Presents: Zedd, Duke Dumont & Tokimonsta @ Pier 84 6/20/13 (Review)

Posted by on July 1, 2013

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A lineup of Zedd, Duke Dumont and Tokimonsta on Pier 84 in New York City for free? Check. A grandiose, interactive fireworks display throughout the entire show? Check. Open bar from opening at 7pm to close at 10pm at no additional charge? Check. This was how Vice’s music platform, Thump decided to officially launch its “Up Next” section, combining a diverse lineup with state of the art production and a river of booze.

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Chill, Indie | SPIRITANIMAL – Forever Ago (Prod. by DREAMGHOST)

Posted by on June 25, 2013

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Tucked deeply away in the depths of my bedside drawer is a box of tissues. I don’t keep them out in the open because, quite frankly, it’s embarrassing. Nobody wants to know what I do when things didn’t go as planned and I’m all alone in my bed at night. Well, the sun hasn’t even set yet but the box is out of the drawer. You see, I like to make paper mache hats out of slightly damp tissues. How it becomes damp is none of my concern. One cannot simply construct these hats with pants on or without music and house is far to frantic for the delicacy and concentration required so it cannot do. It is for that reason I turn to the soothing sounds of chillwave. Chillwave, in a sense, is the shirtless Adam Levine of the music world. Not many search for it, but once in a while you’ll come across a pic and, not bad. A collaboration between SPIRITANIMAL and DREAMGHOST, whose names are in all caps for some reason, was my shirtless pick for the day (I picked it while shirtless). Whether you are driving around the city or just having fun with damp tissues, this song will fit the occasion.

Playlists | WARM AIR vol. 1

Posted by on June 21, 2013

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When it comes to summertime playlists, it’s a cutthroat battle for the ultimate, all-inclusive and trendiest compilation, so hear me out for a second. Allow me to introduce to you, Warm Air, a three-part series by yours truly that will coincide with the rise and fall of your sweet summer season. I present to you this first installment of my series on the first day of summer, appropriately, in hopes that you might enhance any which way you decide to spend your greatest allowance of sunlight with the shimmering sounds of some of my current favorite artists. This playlist in particular is for the moment you wake up when the possibilities for your day are limitless; the sun is sparkling everywhere from the leaves on the tree to the water in the pool and the hood of your new Bugatti. With a mimosa in one hand and your beach towel in the other, these tracks will inspire and motivate you to carpe the shit out of the diem. But what happens when the sun is hot, the babes are out and you’re ready to play? Stay tuned for volume 2, coming soon to a boombox near you…

 

 

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