It has been a while since I came across a songs that worthy to put on repeat. Daft Punks ‘Get Lucky’ was great, but has been heard everywhere so I wanted to find something that wasn’t getting the playback it deserved (I sound like a hipster!).
The first song that has to mentioned is by Roxie LS, a singer songwriter based in London who I can barely find anything about other than she likes surfing. Every link to information about her is a dead-end but thankfully not her Soundcloud. She has done an amazing mash-up of Bombay Bicycle Clubs ‘Lights Out, Words Gone’ while featuring lyrics from Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’. What you hear is an astonishingly mellow sound with lyrics softer than Del Rey’s. The song needs to be re-done in a longer than 2 minute version!
Next up is a song I stumbled onto while searching for Ellie Goulding’s ‘I Need Your Love’ (don’t worry she’s up next). Dirtyphonics are an electro music band from France. Need Your Love is an electro dance tune that will fit into the start of an amazing night, great beats with amazing drops. As Will Ferrel said, ‘It gets the people going’.
‘I Need Your Love’ by Calvin Harris and featuring Elli Goulding has been remixed by Bombs Away and Komes. The song retains that amazing summer feel while introducing a pumping rhythmic electro beat. All the lyrics have been dropped while retaining the catchy chorus giving the song a new style.
Finally we have another Lana Del Rey mix, this time of her track Young and Beatuiful, featured on the Great Gatsby soundtrack. Myndset, a producer/DJ from Los Angeles who wears a weird mask, has put his own electro spin on the track while retaining the classical piano touch. Del Reys vocals mashed together with pumping synths and goes from being a morbid pop tune to a hell of a dance number.
A worthy mention goes to Giraffage, 23-year old multi-instrumentalist/producer Charlie Yin of San Francisco, California. He has sampled the classic song ‘Music Sounds Better With You’ by Stardust into an 8-bit chill out track that retains the classics vibe.