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Top Monthly Tune Recap – March 2020

Hi All!

What a month this has been. While most of it has been a boon (I want to get out just like you!), it’s actually been this music fan’s blessing in disguise hah. As a result of this quarantine period, I find myself with more time to discover a tune or two, and coolest of all, I’ve had unprecedented access to all these DJ/Musician livestreams. So there’s my little glimmer of hope for you all. And don’t worry, still got a track recap for you.

<3 Sam

Part One

1. Matt Fax – Light On

Genre: House

Matt Fax is definitely no stranger to my countdowns. Because we’re under lockdown, this tune is perfect because it’s one of those tunes that make you feel like you’re flying far away at hyperspeed.


2. Young Pinch – Beach Ballin’ (feat. blackbear)

Genre: Hip Hop

Like the summer vibe of this tune. I really enjoy how it really walks through the mind – one minute you’re riding around enjoying your time to think, and then the next, you hit some real introspective talk.


3. Rootkit – Only Knew (ft. Nevve)

Genre: Dance

I love Nevve’s vocals in this tune.


4. Dustycloud – Never Stop

Genre: House

Dustycloud always has these neat background industrial / futuristic sounds incorporated in his tunes. If you’re looking for a harder hitting house track, this is it.


5. Tsunami – Fly Butta (Original Mix) (Insomniac/Discovery Project)

Genre: House

Oh how this tune makes me long for a drink by the beach, preferably in the Mediterranean. All kinds of chill vibes.

Tune Part Two

6. Ekali & Illenium – Hard To Say Goodbye Ft. Chloe Angelides (Win And Woo Remix)

Genre: Dance

So Win and Woo are definitely becoming one of my newest favorite musical groups. I loved watching them during the recent Digital Mirage festival stream. Get your dance on to this remix.


7. Aethon, Freddy Fat Cats – Enlil (Original Mix)

Genre: Techno

A tune on the dreamier or melodic side.


8. Big Gigantic featuring Felly – St. Lucia

Genre: Electronic

I’m such a sucker for Cali Vibes and guitar riffs. This tune has both!!


9. Ellie Goulding, blackbear – Worry About Me

Genre: Pop

I feel like it’s been a minute since I heard anything new from Ellie. I was sold from the minute I saw Blackbear on the track.



Genre: Dance

This is a cool re-do of a Nina Simone staple.

As usual, don’t forget to visit thistune.rocks where I post all the tunes I’m listening to. Stay safe and social distance y’all!!!



Top Monthly Tune Recap – January 2017

Welcome to the first recap of 2017! Thanks for taking the time to check out my post and hope to see you all year long. This year hasn’t started off on an amazing note, but I’ve come across so many inspiring tracks featuring a variety of vocals and music elements. I hope you enjoy these tunes as much as I do.


1. IHF – Departure

Genre: Electronic

I may have broke the repeat button on this tune. Departure is comprised of so many interesting musical components, but my favorite has to be the Erhu-sounding (Chinese violin) samples.


2. Grandson – Bury Me Face Down

Genre: Alternative

Whether you’re suffering from internal turmoil due to national events, or even a personal crisis, this is a great ‘F U’ anthem. Have a listen. Here’s just a sample set of lyrics:

When I go into the ground
I won’t go quietly
I’m bringin’ my crown


3. Jorgen Odegard – Save Me (feat. Audrey English)

Genre: Electronic

January’s recap definitely features tunes with more emotionally heavy undertones. I am absolutely in love with Audrey’s soulful voice and I can relate to a lot of this tune. Another set of gripping lyrics:

Who’s gonna save me now?
How many drinks until I can’t stand?
Will I wake up on his side of the bed
Who’s gonna save me now
Where will I be at 40
and when will it feel normal again?


4. Golden Features – Funeral

Genre: Electronic

Creepy bass. Bass. Creepy. More bass. This may be the most accurate review ever. Carry on.


5. Kodak Black – Too Many Years ft. PnB Rock (Baauer Rewind)

Genre: Hip Hop

I love Baauer’s UK garage take on this Kodak Black tune. I wish this one were a bit longer.


6. Alon Mor – Presudeos

Genre: Good question

Is there a genre called Mindf**k? If so, this tune fits the bill. Part raw, part cinematic, part scary, this is a tune that will play all kinds of tricks with your mind.


7. The Odds x Bronze Whale – Mercy

Genre: Electronic

The Odds soulful voice plus the stellar production style of Bronze Whale land this tune in my top recap of the month.


8. Tough Love – Dopamine

Genre: House

This is one of those house tunes I want to hear on the dance floor, as loud as possible. “…that’s just dope I mean”


9. Luca Debonaire – Walking On Clouds (Croatia Squad Remix)

Genre: House

Another solid house gem from Croatia Squad.


10. Throttle x Michael Bublé – My Kind Of Girl

Genre: House

I feel like I needed to end this countdown with something fun amidst all the heavy tracks this month. Throttle does a fantastic house re-work on this Michael Bublé tune. Get your dance on.


Don’t forget to visit thistune.rocks where I post all the tunes I’m listening to. Happy Listening!