‘Cause when you’re by yourself It’s hard to find someone to hold your hand
Sometimes you can get lost in the production and rarely see the beauty of the lyrics. Once a song is broken down into pieces, it’s a wonderful thing like opening a present on Christmas morning. I’m sure everyone is familiar with Grimes, her music is a mystery and wonder wrapped in one. So when dreampop act, Wilsen dissected Oblivion and picked the right component, they produced an intricate cover revealing a richer meaning that I barely notice whenever I listen to the original.
Recommended to fans of: Daughter, The Dig, The xx, Cat Power
I think I may love you, if you give me some time, maybe you’ll love me too…
There’s a lot of buzz on Banks early this year. It took me this long to recognize this lovely chanteuse from Los Angeles. I was enamored by the black & white video of Warm Water and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur’s production that is enveloped with dark synths. Warm Water embraces you with an overwhelming sense of mysteriousness as she starts with, “you don’t know my name yet…” and this vibe goes on throughout the song. Curious yet?
Recommended to fans of: Jessie Ware, AlunaGeorge & Sinead Harnett
we’ve come to far to give up who we are so let’s raise the bar and cups to the stars
You’ll know someone is incredibly passionate when you see one and George Barnett, a 19 year-old singer/songwriter from England, demonstrates that by playing the piano, drums, bass guitar and a cowbell in one video! His vocals and enthusiasm are reminiscent of the young Mika. It is such a delight watching this man, he even got it right down to the intricate detail of producing “the Daft Punk voice”.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, catch him on YouTube(spot the Kendrick Lamar cover), Facebook & his website.
This one is for my runners out there. It’s an hour mix to keep you going during an intense cardio workout. It’s full of EDM tracks to ensure steady intervals for faster weight loss. So check your form and just run every chance you get!
Last weekend, I attended the very first indie music arts & festival in the Philippines. What excites me about these things other than lying under the sun with a beverage in hand while listening to music is the chance to discover new artists and to see my favorite ones live.
One of the bands that caught my attention is the duo from Australia, Colour Coding. My friends were fans and it only took awhile for me to get the rundown of who they are and what their popular song is.
Let me start you off with their EP, Proof. Each track exudes playfulness and adoring lyrics about young love. My favorite tracks are Hold Tight & Perfect.
You can change what you say ‘til it’s all gone away, oh- hold tight this will all go your way cause you’ll never change one thing that’s how you feel.
Recommended to fans of: Capital Cities, Atlas Genius and The Naked & Famous
Up next is Tully on Tully which sounds like a mutation of Ida Maria and Florence + The Machine. With progressive beats that is reminiscent of Dog Days Are Over but still maintaining a mysterious aura. Tully on Tully will surely keep you on your toes. Here’s Naked, a captivating single from the Australian crooner, Natalie Foster.
All I can give you is all that I’ve got I’ve got nothing to hold you away from the dark if you leave
Recommended to fans of: Emma-Louise, Florence + The Machine & Ida Maria
Moving on to the two local favorites I’ve discovered. I have a confession, I rarely listen to OPM. My bestfriend from highschool and I made a silly pact during our freshman year to avoid listening to local music due to the emergence of copycats doing bad acoustic covers of popular songs which is still prevalent. This had consequences because I missed out on amazing artists such as Up Dharma Down & She’s Only Sixteen. Seeing these bands live prove that I should open up to listening to local bands whose lyrics (in my mother tongue) is so heartfelt and rings true to the heart.
She’s Only Sixteen was introduced to me by my Brazilian friend months before the festival. Imagine my surprise when he said they are a local band that sounds like The Strokes. Of course, I jumped right in. They had such a fire-y set which started with this song, Dying To Meet You.
I’m singing this song in hopes that will be Holding hands again, no need to pretend, time will help us mend, I love you till the end.
Up Dharma Down’s music is clearly made for my heart. I swear I thought I would cry when I first heard Tadhana live. It has #feels written all over it. The emotion evoked in Filipino just had more impact than I would ever imagine. Their lyricism blew me away and I got caught up listening to their entire discography this week which is probably why it took me awhile to finish this write-up. Listen to the live version of Tadhana & Oobelow.
Bakit di pa sabihin Ang hindi mo maamin Ipauubaya na lang ba ‘to sa hangin
I’m looking forward to the next festival just to discover new artists to share with you guys.
Lady x Music Sounds Better With You by Jessie Ware & The xx
I feel loved For the first time And I know that it’s true I can tell by the look in your eyes
A cover and a mashup of epic proportions. This is such a treat as they cover Lady (Hear Me Tonight) by Modjo and Stardust’s Music Sounds Better With You while using the downbeat of Sunsets. Could this get any better?
Every second here makes my heart beat faster Finally think I found what I’m chasing after
A Top 40 mix for fleetwoodmacdonalds! It’s mixture of mashups and remixes of the songs we hear on the radio. Sometimes, you just have to flip it and reverse it to enjoy it in a new light.
Here’s to an endless summer night of debauchery and partying. Enjoy and proceed with caution!
01. The Hood Internet - Suit And Commercial (Justin Timberlake vs Daft Punk) 02. The Jane Doze - Follow Running Foxes (Zedd x Foxes x Deniz Koyu x Wynter Gordon x Youngblood Hawke) 3. Ellie Goulding - I Need Your Love Featuring Calvin Harris 04. Paris & Simo, Wolfgang Gartner, Coldplay feat. Krewella & Pendulum - Guilty Pleasure (3LAU Re-Edit) 05. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop (SCNDL Remix) 06. Bingo Players - Get Up (Rattle) Featuring Far East Movement 07. David Guetta - Play Hard (R3hab Remix) Featuring Ne-Yo 8. Icona Pop - I Love It Featuring Charli XCX 09. Will.i.am - Scream & Shout Featuring Britney Spears (Mattias Bootleg) 10. The Jane Doze - I Could Be Alive (Hardwell x Avicii x Nicky Romero x Krewella x Little Mix x Dirty South x Thomas Gold) 11. Pitbull - Feel This Moment Featuring Christina Aguilera (Sidney Samson Remix) 12. Carly Rae Jepsen - Tonight I’m Getting Over You 13. Fergie, Q-Tip & GoonRock - A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) 14. Martin Solveig - Hey Now Featuring The Cataracs & Kyle 15. Alesso vs OneRepublic - If I Lose Myself