HAPPY FRIDAY YA’ALL !! Get down to this.
Track previews above and all the tracks in a nice little .zip file below.
Keep on Dancing,
Greetings and Salutations,
I am Squarewave, henceforth um…swave. Yeah I like that: Swave. No accents, it’s just ‘wave’ with an ‘s’ in front of it.
Awesome. <--- a fitting one word sentence, for it describes the songs I will list here. Sometimes there will be many, other times there will be few, but the tracks I pick were well thought out, well written, and well produced. They are musically correct and have that certain quality that makes it sort of resonate in a special way.
First, something I'm sure you've heard:
Amazingly simple (but so complex!) track that can be labeled several different genres at once, Cassius proves again that they know exactly how to make amazing music. The synths sound synthy but they have such a hardrock edge and the funk guitar with the vocals makes this an enormous track that I think I could listen to just about anytime, anyplace.
Now, I like nudisco, but I dont hear a lot that really stands out. This next track does just that:
It feels like its been around forever, it carries that retro vibe. Very well written, it has a heavy adventure romance sort of feel but is very light hearted. Excellent ‘getting ready to do something in the day time’ music.
I have a lot of respect for Riton, because I saw Carte Blanche earlier this year and they were amazing, and because after the tragic death of his bandmate, he has back within weeks playing shows and making this awesome song:
It sounds really poppy at first but quickly shows it is its own very strong idea. It goes all over the place, and really screams with emotion. The sounds are mostly very stabby, and chaotic. All around very very good house track.
Not every amazing song is a middle set showstopper. There have to be songs you play at the other parts of the set that are just amazing. Here is one that I love:
Perfect party music, it is repetitive only to the point of being extremely danceable. The drops and breakdowns do not get dull, it always sounds the same but different, which in my humble opinion, is exactly the quality that causes electronic music to excel.
We have all been there: you’re at the rave (or the party, or the concert, or whatever else you called it, but it was a rave) and you’re dancing there on the floor confused as hell at all the crazy noises that you are somehow finding absolutely infectious. If you think about these sounds alone they dont make sense, but goddamn bleep bloops make for good dance music:
Excellently arranged, and masterfully compressed, this song is what you would term a ‘banger.’ Play it whenever a group of people needs to get down especially hard for whatever reason.
Finally, my personal favorite of this month (so far) is going to round out my selections today:
I love this track because it’s a perfect bridge between what I would term ‘chill music’ and ‘not-chill music.’ It starts off with this wonderful arpeggio builds until the lead synth sputters out and it drops into a wonderful dance part, and then it teases you with this almost muted guitar-like sound, and then the song just keeps on dropping without ever really getting dull. Perfect for mixing, perfect for dancing, perfect for listening.
So listen to those, but have fun while you do it.
Happy Friday!! Let none of us forget DforD’s rules of Friday: “Get trashed. D.A.N.C.E. Pass out. Repeat.”
We like to keep it simple here, so here are some awesome tunes to get those drunk feet dancing through the night.
cheers to you *clank*
Keep on Dancing,