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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.

 

10. NGHTMRE & SLANDER – FEELING GUD FT. MATTHEW SANTOS

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!!!

_Sam

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Top Monthly Tune Recap – August 2019

Hi All! Back at it again with your August tune recap. Enjoy:

Part One

1. Jaymes Young – Happiest Year

Genre: Indie / Alternative

Jaymes’ voice gives me chills all the time. The lyrics to this tune are quite beautiful. Instead of going down a negative path, the song chooses to convey gratefulness for relationships since gone.

 

2. Sebastian Paul – So Done (ft. Phoebe Ryan)

Genre: Electronic

This tune is my break-repeat-button winner for the month. Contrasting my first pick which was all about choosing to be grateful and fondly looking back, this tune is about cutting the cord! The catchy beat and hook will keep you coming back.

 

3. THIEVES – Starting Over ft. Anthony Starble

Genre: Dubstep

I was hooked on this tune within the first 30 seconds. Love the vocals layered over the bass kicks.

 

4. Vincent – I’m No Magician (feat. Love, Alexa)

Genre: Electronic

This month’s tunes are heavy around vocals. Alexa’s soft, air-y qualities are beautiful. My favorite parts of this tune are around the choppiness first introduced around the 1:10 marker.

 

5. Popeska – I’ll Be Here

Genre: Electronic

With a minimal hook and a variety of sounds like wind chimes, this tunes rounds out the top 5.

 

Part Two

6. Benny Mayne – afraid of luv

Genre: R&B / Soul

The tagline of this tune got me right away, “inspired by a generation that’s fallen out of love…”. Benny’s vocals are perfectly designed for long drives when you want to contemplate life’s relationships.

 

7. Dosem – All Locations

Genre: Melodic House

Dosem can do no wrong. This melodic house tune is the background to your next dark basement party.

 

7. Ed Sheeran (feat. Skrillex) – Way To Break My Heart (Adam Pearce Remix)

Genre: Dance

Great dance remix of this Ed Sheeran tune.

 

9. Eli & Fur – Parfume (Dosem Remix)

Genre: Deep House

While this is an older tune, I recently discovered it through listening to Cycles Radio. Something about this remix reminds me of early house tracks I used to listen to.

 

10. Lizzo – Tempo (Ft. Missy Elliott)

Genre: Pop

This is the year of Lizzo. Also, Missy. Damn. Elliott. That is all.

As usual, don’t forget to visit thistune.rocks where I post all the tunes I’m listening to. Peace!

_Sam

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Top Monthly Tune Recap – September 2018

Hi Everybody! Welcome to the tune recap for September 2018.

Part One

1. George Kwali – Dream Enough

Genre: House

Repeat in full effect! Love Aplin’s vocals over Kwali’s synths and house beats.

 

2. Caio Monteiro & Wizzi – Undertow

Genre: Deep House

Love the simple chorus on this tune.

 

3. Callum McBride & Oliver Jack – Everywhere (feat. Sander Nijbroek)

Genre: Deep House

This month’s tune recap is strong on vocals. Sander’s voice is quite beautiful. Perfect for that mid-point in a late night set.

 

4. owl city – fireflies (it’s different cover)

Genre: Trap

It’s hard to believe Owl City’s original version came out 11 years ago! The cover by it’s different is a fresh spin featuring a new trap background.

 

5. Robert Delong & K.Flay – Favorite Color Is Blue (Win And Woo Remix)

Genre: Electronic

The original tune was already catchy but this remix amps up that factor even more.

 

Part Two

6. Kyle Watson – Sides [OUT NOW]

Genre: Tech House

This tune is part of a larger body of work called Into The Morning. While we don’t have the entire album to go on a musical journey with, this was one of my favorite tunes to vibe to.

 

7. CVBZ – 2 Gone

Genre: Pop

It’s hard to classify this style of tune since it drifts around multiple genres. Is it dance, is it pop, is it r&b, is it trap?? Who cares. It’a awesome and you should give it a listen.

 

8. Ontonic & Jetique – Far Away

Genre: Deep House

Would love to blast this dancing tune on a dark dancefloor.

 

9. Loud Luxury – Body (Tim Gunter Edit)

Genre: Dance

I’m glad Tim Gunter released this catchy remix to the masses.

 

10. Tinlicker – Dream With Somebody (Extended Mix)

Genre: Progressive House

A great tune to end my September recap. Enjoy this one straight from Armada.

As usual, don’t forget to visit thistune.rocks where I post all the tunes I’m listening to. Peace!

_Sam

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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!

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Top Monthly Tune Recap – April 2016

Hi Folks! After a short break from March, I’ve returned with a fresh recap of April’s top tunes. Here we go:

 

1. Lexer – Disrupted Signals


Genre: Deep House

Lexer is definitely in my top three producer/musician list. All his tracks are packed with emotion and so well crafted. Disrupted Signals is a single from his latest EP ‘Forgive Me’.

 

2. Lewis Del Mar – Loud(y)


Genre: Indie

Fans of Alt-J will definitely gravitate to Lewis Del Mar as they are strikingly similar. I love the rebellious vibe from this tune and bonus points for being NYers.

 

3. Kiiara – Gold


Genre: Pop

One of those catchy tunes you want to put on repeat. Not much substance via lyrical content, however, I love the chopped treatment.

 

4. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (Yotto Remix)


Genre: House

I first heard of Yotto from Anjunadeep’s roster. Definitely an emerging talent, this track shows off his skills by remixing an already popular Coldplay tune with house vibes.

 

5. David August – J.B.Y


Genre: Tech House

Nice combination of echoed vocals, claps, mellow undertones, and extra sound effects.

 

6. Beats Antique – You The Starry Eyed (Blockhead Remix)


Genre: Electronic

I love this remixed tune because it makes me feel like I’ve stepped back into the 70s. Have a listen.

 

7. DOSEM – Untold Stories


Genre: Techno

Debuting on Dosem’s new label Houstrike, this is the title tune from a recent EP. You’ll definitely appreciate the production value that goes into each Dosem track. Untold Stories combines many intricate sounds and patterns, making this a real standout tune.

 

8. Nick Jonas – Close ft Tove Lo


Genre: Pop

I tend to not add many mainstream tracks to my countdown, but this is one catchy tune I couldn’t refuse. I love anything Tove Lo is on, but the addition of Nick Jonas makes this vocal magic. The lyrical content goes deeper and more meaningful on this one too.

 

9. FAIRCHILD – Breathless


Genre: Indie

This tune is a bit older than some of the tracks featured on here, but I’ve recently discovered it. Breathless combines both an 80s synthy feel with an updated string/electronic sound. Enjoy the mellow tune.

 

10. Davidian – Bode


Genre: Tech House

A pleasantly bouncy house tune.

 

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

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