Archive for October, 2010
If you’ve seen the film Garden State or have the soundtrack for it, then you’ve heard Imogen Heap’s music. She’s often confused as “Frou Frou”, the name of the duo she created with Guy Sigsworth through which she composed the song “Let Go”. Her real name is actually Imogen Heap (I pronounce it like “emo”+”Jen”). Her songs have eclectic electronic and vocal arrangements that when combined with her brilliant use of trip-hop rhythms makes for some of the most colorful and engaging female vocalist songs I’ve heard.
I just heard this today for the first time. And I actually heard it on the radio, in France, which I think is because Martin Solveig is French and is pretty popular there. So I don’t think his songs have hit the US music market so much yet. But I loved the song and the music video is hilarious, yet another tennis related music video, oops! Enjoy.
In case you’re not familiar with Adele she’s a seemingly nice English lady with a beautiful voice. I really don’t know much about her besides that she has this amazing song. The reason I’m posting it here is to make sure more people can have the opportunity to hear this song.
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Beautiful song. This group has been around since the 90′s and mixes electronic turntablist elements with the piano, guitar, saxophone, trumpet, drums, and double bass.
The video for this song reminds me of video art installations in Modern Museums of Art. It’s beautiful and emotionally provocative and is simultaneously complex yet simple.
I came across this music video today by clicking on something in my browser and I don’t even know what it was. I’m glad I found it though. The video itself appears to be a test in which a girl has to prove to her family that dancing is something respectable as an art form in its own right and must gain the approval of her family, especially her father in order to continue dancing. So it’s as though she’s dancing to save dancing, which is a respectable pursuit, and reminds me of scenes from Dirty Dancing and Flash Dance where the protagonists had to dance with passion and heart to win respect or to prove to the world that it’s not some scandalous activity but rather an art in itself. “And now….you are going to dance…like you’ve never danced before!”
This is the single of Kaskade’s latest album Dynasty, I think almost every track on the album features a different vocalist and also involves another producer.
Kaskade, Ryan Radden, is a remixer, producer, and DJ artist. After owning a record store in Utah he moved to San Francisco and submitted his first song to the Record Label he worked for there called Om Records in 2001 and released his first album “It’s You It’s Me” in 2004. Kaskade is now one of the top 100 DJ’s in the world.
Andy Duguid’s a German born Scott who produces and remixes electro trance dance club music. I got turned onto his stuff about 2 years ago when I started listening to a lot of Kaskade and DeadMau5. Although I had one track, It’s You It’s Me from Kaskade from 2004 that I really liked for a long time but never thought to investigate more of his stuff.
It’s interesting that on his Official Website Andy has a Tiesto music video. The thing about it is that he remixed the song, which might seem a bit like he’s borrowing credibility there, but in the electronic music biz that’s part of how you give props. And it was because Tiesto, and some other major DJ’s borrowed, remixed, and played Andy’s track Hypocrisy in clubs around the world that Andy was able to get the exposure he needed to get signed.
Watch the full version of this song, with 4 extra minutes in the video below for Wasted by Andy Duguid featuring Leah.
One crazy thing I just noticed was that this blog is listed on the COINTERNET.CO/ website which is in charge of the launch of the “.CO” domain extension. All I did was submit the site like everyone else, but I think because the color scheme matched theirs so well and because I have a big image of a cute girl on the top of my page I think they thought mine was at least the most visually stimulating of all of the websites that have been submitted there yet. Cool!
Silversun Pickups have been around for 8 years and have two albums out. Their latest album Swoon I think has made them much more popular recently. The only song of their that I could really get into off their first album was Lazy Eye, but I thought that song was amazing.
Their music feels like it belongs more in the early 90′s but they are still noteworthy. Even though a lot of their songs sound similar to me, they are still capable of making some amazing songs. And since a lot of people don’t know these guys I wanted to give ‘em a song of the day bump. Enjoy.
The artist Santigold (formerly Santogold), real name Santi White, is a dub, new wave, psychobilly artist from Philadelphia who released her debut album in 2008. She was the lead singer for other groups until going solo around 2005. She changed her name in 2009 because a Jewelry business was threatening to sue her. I prefer Santigold better actually.
I really appreciate the variety in her songs and I love this song in particular. I know it’s been in commercials and has been heard everywhere, but I just have to add it to my Song of the Day blog because I can’t bear for anyone to have not heard about it.
There’s an interesting paragraph from her Wikipedia page where she addresses the fact that her music has nothing to do with hip-hop or R&B.
– In a May 2008 interview, White stated that critics and online music vendors were labeling her music as hip hop, rap, and R&B because she is black, saying that it was racist. “Everyone is just so shocked that I don’t like R&B. Are you shocked that Good Charlotte isn’t into R&B? Why does R&B keep coming into my interviews? It’s pissing me off. I didn’t grow up as a big fan of R&B and, like, what is the big shocker? It’s stupid. –
More music videos by Trentemoller…
Even Though You’re With Another Girl
Trentemoller Remix of Bruce Springsteen – State Trooper
Trentemoller falls into the “Electronic, Indie, Other” category of music. He’s from Denmark, and like many things from Northern Europe his music has a dark mysteriousness to it; see Bjork, Sigur Ros, Royksopp, jj, etc. Perhaps its the climate, or maybe their excellence in Education, and their overall progressive thought (see cultural and environmental policies of Northern European countries). Maybe having an ambiguous message or mysterious emotional depth to your music is what they think is the end of cool. Either way they produce some very interesting artists.
Trentemoller has several other notable songs that deserve a listen and has just released a new album Into the Great Wide Yonder.