[TWO FACED] Top 24 Indie/AltRock – Top 24 EDM/House (*including Spotify Playlists)


Instead of typing out every single detail about these songs like I usually do I decided that it would be easier for you and me to just simplify things a little….

I’ve put together two TOP 24 track lists of both Indie/AltRock/Chillwave and EDM/House.

They are set up in SoundCloud sets so it’s all in one music player, and some will have down arrows for downloading. AND…I made Spotify playlists for those of you that use Spotify (keep in mind not all of the songs are on Spotify yet).

Since it’s been a while I’m trying to give you what I think is great music by being super selective. I took each list from about 50 tracks (from the last 2 months) to 24 each, sooo in my opinion these are the best of the best.

After each list I picked ONE track that I think is the best, so don’t forget to check those out! And I have a little surprise for you at the very end…

FIRST UP: Indie/AltRock/Chillwave – TOP TRACKS

#1 Track: KO KO – Float

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST:

NEXT: EDM/House/Dance – TOP TRACKS

#1 Track: CAZZETTE – Beam Me Up (Kill Mode)

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST:

BONUS:
So this little nugget is from the last 15 minutes of Swedish House Mafia’s legendary set in Creamfields 2010. The entire set is amazing, but this mix gives me the ultimate goosebumps.

Swedish House Mafia – 2 Million Ways [Axwell Remix] vs. Bittersweet Symphony vs. Tell Me Why

[UNIQUE COVERS] Indie Rock Covers of M83, Justice, Telepopmusik, Swedish House Mafia, MGMT

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So I’ve stumbled upon some great covers lately and then I realized that over my music discovery days I’ve actually accumulated a number of great covers. Not just ordinary covers though. Covers of singles from electronic artists like M83 and Swedish House Mafia. These are the types of artists most bands are not so keen to do covers for, because the instrumentals are sometimes too difficult to match. However, I think these covers really do their original owners some great justice!

So check em’ out and let me know what you think!

Midnight City – M83 (Cover by: Trails and Ways)

Midnight City – M83 (Cover by: The Knocks ft. Mandy Lee)

One – Swedish House Mafia (Cover by: Foals)

Breathe – Telepopmusik (Cover by: New Navy)

D.A.N.C.E. – Justice (Cover by: Hawa)

Kids – MGMT (Cover by: The Kooks)

Titanium – David Guetta ft. Sia (Cover by Collin McLoughlin)

Hope you enjoyed the tunes! Make sure to check out my next post!

[HAPPY ‘MERICA DAY!] July.4th.#NEWNOISE.OVERLOAD: Dada Life, Arty, Major Lazer, Wale, Dirty South, Bingo Players, Bloody Beetroots, The xx, and MORE!


So what if the 4th is on a Wednesday this year! Doesn’t give you the right to deny our great country a day of drinking and celebration! You’ve got the beer, the American flag button down, the jorts, the fireworks, and the friends. Now let’s make your 4th of July week complete with some NEW TUNES! Today I bring you some classics with a new twist and some brand spankin new stuff, so listen up and GOD BLESS AMERICA!

The first set of wavelengths I bring you is the classic Kanye West record, American Boy ft. Estelle, re-booted by Kill the Noise. The second is a re-boot from LAZRtag. Not a bad way to start:

American Boy ft. Estelle (Kill the Noise Remix) – Kanye West

American Boy ft. Estelle (LAZRtag Remix) – Kanye West **(one of my favorites)

The next ones are from a guy named Kastra out of New Jersey. He’s doing some original mixes, mash-ups, and re-boots. The first is one of my favorites, One Illmerica, taking SHM’s ‘One’ and Wolfgang Gartner’s ‘Illmerica’ together. They work perfect together. Second is an original mix called ‘American Sex’….thought that was fitting for this post.

One Illmerica – Swedish House Mafia/Wolfgang Gartner (Kastra Mashup)

American Sex – Kastra & Nick James

Okay enough with the American themed songs. Here’s some fresh new stuff:

Tounge Tied (Gigamesh Remix) – Grouplove

**Perfect song for a chill boat ride on the lake***:
Floats My Boat – Aer

!!BRAND SPANKIN NEW EDM FIIIIRRREE!!:
Kick Out the Epic Motherf*cker (Otto Knows Remix) – Dada Life

(Fun Fact!: Otto Knows is Alesso’s little brother)

Open Space – Arty

Burning (Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl Remix) – Adrian Lux ft. Dante

Just Can’t Stay Away – Hard Rock Sofa & Squire (these russians are killlliing it)

Here We Go – Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes (and again!!!)

Don’t Blame the Party (Firebeatz Remix) – Bingo Players

Rocksteady – The Bloody Beetroots (woop woop!)

NOW chilllll…..:

(NEW from Major Lazer):

Oui Got It Wrong (Madeon vs. St. Lucia) – Xaphoon Jones

(FUN FACT!: Xaphoon Jones is 1/2 of Chiddy Bang duo)

Take A Walk (The Highweights Remix) – Passion Pit

(may favorite remix of this new Passion Pit song…Passion Pit may be the most over remixed band of all time)

Why You Wanna – Poolside

Relief – Coastal Cities

Do You Mind (Derek Walin Remix) – The Xx

Third Wave – Summer Heart (this is what we call ‘Chillwave’)

Don’t Owe You A Thang – Gary Clark Jr.

(this guy’s been opening for DMB this summer)

And here we have your ONE hip-hop/rap record:

My Moment ft. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Jeremih – DJ Drama

I lied….:
Nightchain – Wale x Kavinsky (The Hood Internet) killa!!

Hope you enjoyed the tunes! Remember if you don’t know how to download for free you can get that information here!

Also, here are a few pre-mixed July 4th sets from some of my favorites:

The Hood Internet Mixtape Series

(my favorites are: Mixtape 5, Great American Mixtape, vs. Chicago)

From my favorite DJ out there, DIRTY SOUTH!!:
This is his live set from EDC New York on Phazing Radio – June:

And if you’re really looking to RAGE RAGE PARTY PARTY listen to some of the best SHM in honor of their sad news:
Masquerade Motel 2011 (Miami) – Swedish House Mafia (the best 2 hour party on the beach)

Keep it real kids and enjoy the tunes and this holiday week!!!

{INDIE/ALT} M83, Grouplove, Miike Snow, Naked and Famous, Young the Giant, and +

I’ve been away from the music blog for a while and instead of going all electro/house music on my first post back I thought I’d try my indie and alternative rock roots for a change. I have to say I have kind of forgotten about them for a while, but while I was on the road with the opportunity to listen to everything and anything I have re-established my love for this genre. Sirius-XM radio is truly God’s gift to traveling music nomads. Plus, these tunes fit the mood of the season more so anyways. So here are just a few of my favorite tunes from the road:

Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks

Atlas Genius – Trojans

Young the Giant – Cough Syrup

The Naked and Famous – Punching In a Dream

Grouplove – Tongue Tied

Miike Snow – Devil’s Work

M83 – Midnight City

Angus and Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane (Stern* Disco Edit)

{JULY 4th JAMS} David Guetta, Mochi Beats, Japanese Popstars, Drake, Gym Class Heroes, SHM

AMERICA!!! (or here in Indiana “AMUURICA!). It’s the best weekend of the summer my friends so in honor of our great country I have compiled some great tunes to accompany your wonderful weekend activities.

A couple of things I wanted to touch on though before I give you the tunes.

1. For all you festival goers out there, this weekend is the 4 day Electric Forest festival put on by Insomniac events (which I’m so mad I can’t go too!!!). So hope you all have fun and if any of you get to see The Hood Internet, please let me know how they are.

2. For all of you that didn’t know Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas was this past weekend…and boy did that look CRAZY!!! If anyone wants to make a trip with me next year let me know, because I know I’ll be there for sure, no matter what happens. I mean come on look at that light show and fireworks, and parachuters with sparklers reallllyy. Check out this video…OFF THE CHAIN (Make sure you go to 4:15):

3. Swedish House Mafia has been playing a new mix of Coldplay‘s “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” at their shows. I am in love with this mix!!! I would post a download for you guys if I could find it, but I can’t find it and I’ve looked everywhere!!!! So for now you’ll have to live with this video from EDC Las Vegas:

And now your wonderful tunes:

Mochi Beats – Raging Levels (Avicii + Kanye + Britney + Others)

David Guetta ft. Flo-rida & Nicki Minaj – Where Dem Girls At

David Guetta ft. Flo-rida & Nicki Minaj – Where Dem Girls At (Nicky Romero Remix)

The Japanese Popstars – Song for Lisa (Benny Benassi Remix)

Drake – Trust Issues (The Weekend Remix)

Gym Class Heroes ft. Adam Levine – Stereo Hearts

Swedish House Mafia – Save the World Tonight (Knife Party Remix)

Adele – Set Fire to the Rain (Thomas Gold Remix)

Adele ft. Gilbere Forte – Set Fire to the Rain

Tommie Sunshine – Look At Me Lotus (Mumbai Science vs. Busta Rhymes)

CHILL ALERT: Two Door Cinema – Something Good Can Work (RAC Remix)

AVICII SNEAK PREVIEW: Fade Into Darkness

Good night everyone! Have a good 4th of July weekend!

{MUSIC MONDAY!!} Foster the People, Fitz and the Tantrums, Fat Boy Slim vs. Jefferson Airplane

Here are some other good tunes for you guys to listen to too! HAPPY MUSIC MONDAY!

Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks (RLYNX Remix)

Fitz and the Tantrums – Moneygrabber

Lobsterdust – Somebody To Praise (Fatboy Slim VS Jefferson Airplane)

{COLDPLAY} Every Teardrop is a Waterfall + Plus REMIX

I’ve always been a Coldplay fan since I was in high school so of course I need to post their new song. “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” is the first single from their new album. It was obvious they were coming out with a new album as soon as their name starting showing up on these festival lists for the summer. This song sounds very much like songs from the last album Viva La Vida. Coldplay songs are just classic “feel good” songs. Can’t wait to see what else is on their album.

REMIX – (Double Digit)