Hello 2013, Goodbye 2012

Well, it’s the new year. Apologies for slacking on posts. You know, end of the semester, exams, busy; no I’m not that young, I’m just old and still in school. No more!

So what was your most memorable moment in 2012?
Oppa Gangnam Style? Ugh, I know, wait can you play it again? For Sundtrak? Probably the blog much needed facelift, it looks similar but functions much better. Possibly also having the amazing remixes coming from RAC, Robotaki and The Magician that set things off. I found electronic/house taking somewhat of a dip without mainstream influences, at least here, and dubstep taking dominance in a lot of places, but there were some surprising remixes from this year in the style of electronica.

My favorite track from 2012?
I think the RAC remix of Lana Del Rey still stands strong from last year. I can listen to that song non-stop, RAC just knows how to do it.

Most memorable music video?
I think The Shoes – Time To Dance video wins that with Jake Gyllenhaal killing hipsters.

Most memorable album?
I think the jury is still out on that one. Seems like a tossup between Tame Impala – Lonerism, Django Django – Self Titled, Crystal Castles – III, maybe Grimes – Visions, but the a lot of the tracks kind of weirded me out. Definitely all albums you should check out though.

New years resolutions?
Listen to more music. Post more album reviews or even post more in general. Here’s hoping I can stick to that with the busy schedule I have ahead of me!

Shut up and give me the music! Okay! First off of the year, The Magician remix of Sebastien Tellier‘s Cochon Ville. You can always trust The Magician for a great beat, solid remix of a great track. Second is the Amtrac remix of Chromatic’s Birds of Paradise, I think this one was actually from 2012 but I really liked it and didn’t have the chance to post it before the new year! And lastly, a bit softer, the Disclosure remix of Jessie Ware Running. Really liked the sound of this track.

Sebastien Tellier – Cochon Ville (The Magician Remix)

Chromatics – Birds of Paradise (Amtrac Remix)

Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure Remix)

Hurricane Force

Well, not really the end of the world, but windy (except in New York where it is the Day After Tomorrow). Here’s some music the pass the time. Yes, you are correct! The Magician remix of Lykke Li‘s I Follow Rivers. I haven’t heard a better remix of the track, all the other remixes are intense trance ones. But this remix segues perfectly into this second track, the Zimmer remix of Pompeya Power. If I were to make a mix, this would be the likely track after the Lykke Li remix. Love the sound of it, takes me a back a bit. Really clean as well. Ending off with the Vindata remix of Strange Talk‘s Cast Away which is also really clean sounding. I guess that’s the theme of this post!

Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix)

Pompeya – Power (Zimmer Remix)

Strange Talk – Cast Away (Vindata Remix)

It’s Friday, Groovy.

Yeah, joke has been overdone. Back to the usual stuff, the Krystal Klear remix of The Count & Sinden featuring Mystery Jets. Pretty groovy track, I really like it. And I think that might just be the theme of this post, because The Magician remix of Yuksek is pretty groovy too. And I think I listened to this remix at least 10 times, loving the raw electric beats and rock feel, the SposhRock remix of The Naked & Famous. Excuse the short post.

The Count & Sinden Feat. Mystery Jets – After Dark (Krystal Klear P-Hard Disco Remix)

Yuksek – On A Train (The Magician Remix)

The Naked & Famous – Young Blood (SposhRock Remix)