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Songs of the Week: August 5 – August 11

1. The Head and The Heart – Shake (Posted by Lydia)

I have seen The Head and The Heart twice now, and each time, they have completely blown me away. The first time was in Chicago’s Millennium Park when they opened for Iron & Wine, and the second time was in Houston earlier this summer. They’re one of those bands who truly put a spell over their audience; their music is so gripping, emotive, and, to put it simply, damn good. This one is a little less folky and a little more rock n’ roll, but certainly has the signature H&H sound to it. The Head and the Heart’s new album, Let’s Be Still, will be released on 10/15/13.

Even if it was a mistake, I won’t forget your face

2. Dillon Francis ft. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Without You (Posted by Alicia)

So when this track came out, people had said that Dillon Francis was crying at the end of his set as he dropped this song for the first time, which caught my attention. Rarely is electronic music able to instill emotion in such a powerful way. In his own words: “This song is very meaningful to me because as TEED and I were working on the song, I was having relationship problems of my own. He ended up writing the song about the whole situation I was going through.” This is certainly a break of pace for Francis, and one he has said he wants to continue in. I think he should…what he has created here is as moving as it is catchy. While indie kids are going to listen to Bon Iver when they break up, EDM kids are going to listen to this.

If only you could see the future, it’s all yours now

3. Jon Waltz – Somewhere Else (Posted by Arjun)

Jon Waltz is clearly heavily influenced by ASAP Rocky, as his style sounds pretty much directly derived from the ASAP movement. That being said, he does it well. The trippy, trap production he raps over in Somewhere Else compliments his flow, and Waltz goes hard throughout. He gained a new fan in me with this song, even though what he’s putting out does not seem to have a particularly unique sound at this point. It will be interesting to seem him evolve going forward.

4. SomeKindaWonderful – Reverse (Oliver Nelson Remix) (Posted by Arjun)

SomeKindaWonderful‘s debut track “Reverse” was an absolute jam in its own right, and got me really excited for them to release new music. Oliver Nelson‘s remix really just brings the track to a whole other level, though, and gives it an awesome disco-dance vibe. Tough to not bob my head to this and do a little chair dance as I sit down to type this. Definitely a track I will throw on at a party, this one has huge mainstream potential.

5. Denitia and Sene – It’s Your Fault (Posted by Alicia)

I’m not really sure how it happened, but this genre really snuck up on me and now I can’t stop listening to it. Each week, I seem to be including more and more glitzed out, laid back electronic music, a genre I really never listened to very much until recently. Now I seem to not be able to get enough. I think Disclosure was what got me into it in the first place, but now it seems to almost be an obsession. It just puts me in a different place, and I’m digging it.

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[MP3] Dillon Francis ft. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Without You

Dillon Francis

We all know what it feels to be heartbroken and I’d say most of us go to music to get us through it. Breakup anthems tend to be the first on the list to run to and well, we’ve got a new track to add to the group. Dillion Francis has teamed up with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs to create a sad love song that’ll actually manage to make you dance around even with that feeling on your shoulders. Thanks to these guys and their EDM breakup tune, you won’t need to be totally buried in somber sounds during these times. “Without You”  is out today via Mad Decent.



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Disclosure – F For You (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs remix)

TEED Remix

Maybe I’m completely obsessed and devoted to Disclosure these days, but this doesn’t mean I won’t take a chance on a Disclosure remix. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs is probably the only one that could convince me anyone could ever make a Disclosure track sound even more awesome. Mister TEED himself Orlando Higginbottom, turns “F For You” into a tropical delight that is irresistible as can be.  So don’t be convinced of the myths out there, someone can in fact remix a Disclosure song and completely win at doing it.


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