Deerhunter : Nitebike

I am sitting in the back of a Martz bus. The lights have cut out, the obligatory safety instructions over with. I am thankful for that: I am listening to Deerhunter. The lights of the city don't fade away, they end up abruptly. You notice it, and that's where Deerhunter takes you. That edge between…Read more Deerhunter : Nitebike

Broken Back : Halcyon Birds

There's an ancient Greek belief about the "halcyon" bird: that it was in fact a kingfisher, whose nesting on the sea caused two weeks of calm weather around the winter solstice. Now whether Broken Back was fully aware of this legend, and whether it thus influenced this song by him, is up for debate. What is…Read more Broken Back : Halcyon Birds

Turn Around (Âme Remix) : Sailor & I

Alexander Sjödin, the man behind Sailor & I, hails from Stockholm, Sweden and is a singer, producer, and an expert with a variety of instruments. Sjödin is known for his own vocal contributions to his electronic / house songs. Although not well known in the United States, Sailor & I has received high praise from BBC…Read more Turn Around (Âme Remix) : Sailor & I

Ocean Eyes (Astronomyy Edit) : Billie Eilish & Astronomyy

Astronomyy is a relatively unknown British alternative electro-pop artist that is self-described as "Surf/Urban," an unrecognized sub-genre. It would most likely be located somewhere near the "House" end of the EDM spectrum of Electronic. The intertwining of alternative elements - such as Astronomyy's signature "space guitar" sound - and electronic music have not been paired this well…Read more Ocean Eyes (Astronomyy Edit) : Billie Eilish & Astronomyy

Higher Love : Alessandro Taccini Feat. Pierre Soyer

Steve Winwood's original "Higher Love" that was released in 1986 got a re-work by the up and coming DJ, Alessandro Taccini, in 2014. The catchy choral lyrics, "Bring me a higher love / Where's that higher love that I keep thinking of?" surrounded by the simple and smooth deep house beat gives this track the makings of…Read more Higher Love : Alessandro Taccini Feat. Pierre Soyer

Corey Smith : Twenty-One

If you've ever spent a good amount of time below the Mason-Dixon line then you're most likely familiar with Corey Smith. Born in Jefferson, Georgia in 1979, Smith is revered as a God in the town of Athens, Georgia. Because of his close proximity to the University of Georgia while growing up, Smith spent a considerable…Read more Corey Smith : Twenty-One

Major Lazer : Light It Up (Feat. Nyla)

Cascading and electronic arpeggios, flowing synths, and a steady bass element creates a great foundation for one of many musical successes via the Major Lazer group comprised of Diplo and Walshy Fire. Nyla, a featured reggae and dancehall artist hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, delivers the appropriate lyrics that coordinate with the house / trap /…Read more Major Lazer : Light It Up (Feat. Nyla)