Foster the People have been all the craze lately. The first time I listened to them it only took 30 seconds in on the first track for me to be grooving. Usually it’s easy to be doubtful, but these guys nailed it. The three tracks I’ve selected are from the 2011 Torches album. They fit right along Songs for Singing. The uplifting lyrics are perfect for cranking up the volume and enjoying the summertime breeze.
If you’ve been hanging around here long enough you may have heard of Songs for Singing. The original premise behind it was to share songs that have lyrics and can be sung along with. Sometimes an occasional ambient track set will slip in. Songs for Singing is really just another way for me to share my favorite artists with you at the hopes you’ll enjoy them equally as much.
On deck is the 2009 Mute Math album titled Armistice. Numerous times I’ve found myself really diving deep into my design when the track Clockwork plays. Itunes claims the genre as “Rock”; I call it Rockin. Now it’s your turn to be the judge. If you have any suggestions for Songs for Singing, let me know.
A new version of the Nueva Forma Listening Pleasures is here for our ears. This episode is different than the last. It brings a more glitchy set mixed with the usual soothing sounds. If you’re new to the Nueva Forma series you can catch some other episodes here.
For the longest time this video by Air France titled No Excuses, has been in my post queue. The track itself is really uplifting and shot after shot of the open water on a cloudy day just feels soothing. If you don’t have the album I’d recommend it.
Ever find yourself listening to songs so much that you don’t spend time watching their music videos? That is exactly how I’ve been with tracks from Com Truise. It’s safe to say that its been a handful of months since I set my eyes on his video visuals—talk about missing out on some wackiness. On another note, the first track on this playlist is really powerful.
So you liked TRON and the soundtrack, but have you heard TRON Legacy Reconfigured? It’s a fresh new perspective to the soundtrack by a number of great artists such as Com Truise, M83, Crystal Method, Moby, Sander Kleinenberg and more.
Hot damn, Nueva Forma is on fire. Episode 14 comes to us with pleasurable sounds curated by Creta. As I write and listen I’ve turned off all light sources. I’m sitting in complete darkness. The mood has been set; the sounds are reverberating off the walls and deep into my mind. The only addition this episode could possibly include is glow in the dark ceiling stars.
There is nothing like a great Headup/Alex Koplin mix. It’s time to put on your disco cap and get lost in nearly two hours of deep and dirty tracks from the following artists:
Gorillaz – Empire Ants (ft. Little Dragon) Duff Disco – I Need Ya (Eddie C’s Sober Summer Remix) Basanov & Mario – Caribbean Girl (New Found Land Exclusive Juno Remix) Tiger & Woods – Gin Nation Mark E – Special FX Tornado Wallace – Swimmin’ Opolopo & Amalia – Life’s A Dance (Nu Opo Swing Mix) Polygon Palace – Tokyo Getaway (Tornado Wallace Remix) Shed – Keep Time Tornado Wallace – Paddlin’ Hot Natured – Modern Amusement Tornado Wallace – Whispering Twirl Tornado Wallace – Always Twirling Deep Space Orchestra – Last Exit Daft Punk – Face to Face Walter Jones – Hot Contact Tiger & Woods – Deflowered Walter Jones – I Am Loved Bassfort – The Street Is My World (Piano Mix) Hot Natured – Turning Tricks Tevo Howard – The Age of Compassion
With two free tracks by A Gap Between and The Bear, this Nueva Forma Listening Pleasures episode will rock your socks off. One minute we’re taken away by the soothing beat of an ambient soundscape and the next we’re taken off on an exploration of what feels like a nostalgic deep bass track.
We’ve been graced with the efforts of Nueva Forma and the 12th episode of their Listening Pleasures. This mix forecasts a winter vibe curated by The Bear and The Sea and accompanied by artists such as Evenings, Ice Cream Social, Dunian and Del Dot. If you haven’t had enough of this mix yet, head on over to Nueva Forma to grab two free tracks by The Bear and The Sea as well as Del Dot.
Big round of applause to Nueva Forma this year for their great musical curations that they’ve graciously allowed us to enjoy. For more episodes listen here.
Nueva Forma Listening Pleasures Episode 12
As we near the end of the year, a big thanks goes out to Nueva Forma once again for sharing these great listening pleasures with us. This episode was curated by Drew Wiltsey of Creta, formerly White Car. Look for his new album coming out soon.