Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top music I got to know in 2013

It explicitly states 'I got to know in 2013', because I sometimes only get to know music after it's been out there for years. But for mé it was new. And that is what counts... for me.

It was incredibly difficult if not impossible to create a top 12 (a top 10 kept out the Dutch language), so I've tried to give 2 places each for different categories. Rock (rock, metal...loud), Pop (which is in my opinion a debatable name for a genre), Chill (relax, laid back whatever you want to call it), Singers (female/male), Other (soundtrack, electronic..whatever) and Dutch (the language, not the country per se). The list is in no particular order, including the tracks within genres. Just 2 tracks per genre. Below I've also put a link to a very toned down version of my Youtube Saturday Spotify list of tracks I added in 2013.
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Ministry - Punch in the face  (only 5 min, not 10)
Why:  A lot of aggressiveness in 5 minutes, which is what we all need sometimes.

Texas Hippie Coalition - Pissed off and mad about it
Why: It rocks. They look awesome. Aren't we all pissed off and mad about that sometimes.

Angus and Julia Stone - The beast
Why: heard it in a commercial (Bijenkorf - local warehouse), replayed the commercial just to listen to the track a lot before I found out (by asking around) which track it was.

Hudson - Catapult
Why: The only why that needs to be asked is WHY!!!! hasn't this been picked up yet.

Chill (this was thé most difficult section)
Beatamines - Fact or fiction
Why: chill music and a beautiful video.

Klimeks - Tokyo train
Why: Not yet on Spotify, but I could replay this for hours.

Alela Diane - Elijah
Why: I don't know how I came across her music, but just wow.

Emily Jane - My beloved
Awesome tip by Spotify. Great voice.

Digitalism - Miami showdown
I love the instant badass action movie feel of it. Adrenaline. Heard it first in Person of interest.

Fever ray - If I had a heart
I like the dark and ominous sound. It's been around for quite some time, but I only heard it for the first time in Vikings. Perfect fit.

Great minds ft Kleine viezerik and Yung Felix - Doag 
Awesome video and a great collaboration of Dutch rappers with awesome lines.

The don't touch my croque monsieurs - Leonardo DiCaprio
Why: It immediately stuck in my head. Even if you don't speak a single Dutch word, check it out.

Selected shortlist of Youtube saturday 2013 (still 168 tracks in many different genres, but ..really worth listening to!)

As I said, it was really really hard to name only 12! So do check out the list, there is incredibly good music in there!

And to top it off..3 of the most awesome or craziest music video's I saw in 2013, there were a lót of crazy video's around last year...:
Best/craziest/weirdest video's

Zack Hemsey - Between worlds
Full screen this and silence anything and anyone else.

Why: because it réally brought some tears to my eyes. The music is awesome by itself, but the video really enhanced it for me to that point, giving it an extra emotional layer. I can't remember when, if ever, I had this before.

Placebo - Too many friends

Why: Whý? Watch..and then consider if you need to ask.

Biting Elbows - Bad motherfucker

Why: First person crazy violent chase incl throwing a dog through the window...do I need to continue?

Let me know if I missed out on something last year so I can start the new year with great music!

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Youtube saturday 28th of December 2013

Note, 1 minute after midnight on 0.01 on January 1st of 2014, there will be an extra 'Youtube saturday' post with a way too short list of the (in my opinion) best tracks that were featured in the YTS posts in 2013.

Youtube spotify list

Son Lux - Easy
love the horns.

Zack Hemsey - Between worlds 
What is that in the corner of my eyes..I believe they're called tears.

Zack Hemsey - The way (instrumental)
Found Zack's music via this piece.

EarlyRise - Oblivious
via Rahim. Check out their other music too! Looks like they'd be awesome live!

Adrenaline Mob - Come on get up
Sideproject of Disturbed's bassplayer, John Moyer. It can certainly hold its own.

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Youtube saturday 21st of December 2013

Rebecca Black and Dave Days - Saturday
...the next day. Pretty fun though.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Youtube saturday 14th of December 2013

Queens of the Stone Age - The vampyre of time and memory
Weird video. Haven't been able to fully test the interactive video yet.

Primal fear - Unbreakable part II

Chance the rapper ft Vic Mensa and Twista - Cocoa butter kisses
cigarettes on cigarettes, my mama think I stink...I got burnholes in my hoodies...

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Saturday, December 07, 2013

Youtube saturday 7th of December 2013

Youtube saturday Spotify list

Hydrogen sea - Falling
Dreamy music.

Lange Frans - Formidable
Cover version of Stromae's Formidable

2012 - J'veux un homme
She wants a certain kind of man.

Racoon - Shoes of lightning
Great song

Mapei - Don't wait

JMSN - The one
If it was just the instrumental, you could easily play this track just out of sync with a 2nd youtube of this playing.

Devin the dude - I'm just getting blowed
Devin the dude is being ambiguous

Chromeo - Over your shoulder
That disco-soul flavour.

Digitalism - Miami showdown
Recently used in the tv series Person of interest. Just plain awesome action track!

The atomic bitchwax - The local fuzz 
Decide for yourself if you're going to listen to the full album :)

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