Get your weekend started with this roundup of the best dance songs from the week. Vroom vroom party starter!
1. Usher – 2nd Round (prod. Diplo)
2. Azealia Banks – AQUABABE Prod. By MACHINEDRUM
3. The Hood Internet – Singlekiss (R. Kelly x Lemonade)
4. Vaski – Where You Wanna Go
5. Marina & the Diamonds – Power & Control (Krystal Klear Remix)
This is an exciting time for Sunset, myself and of course you, the beloved reader. Just to give you guys a heads up, I’ll be on hiatus next week as I will be traveling to Manchester, Tennessee to cover Bonnaroo for ya’ll. I won’t have access to the Internets out in the country, but I’ll have a nice write up and presents for everybody when I return from the depths of my musical journey.
With that in mind, I’m giving you a whole extra song for your FAF playlist this weekend. I know, ya boy’s nice.
Enjoy the weekend, or else.
1. Yuna – Live Your Life (Dj Carnage & Jakob Lido Remix)
2. Ellie Goulding – High For This (The Weeknd Cover)
3. The Hood Internet – Fuck With Mo’ Money (Ma$e x Diddy x Biggie x Penguin Prison)
4. Adventure Club Dubstep – Rise & Fall (ft. Krewella)
5. AVICII – Two Million (Original Mix)
6. Princeton – Grand Rapids (RAC Mix)
Hold up. What are you doing inside reading this post? Get a nice pair of speakers, download this playlist and find a way to bump this shit outside. I’ve already done all the hard work, so it’s time for you to kick back and enjoy. It’s Memorial Day weekend. Do it for me. Do it for Sunset.
But most of all, do it for ‘Merica.
1. Pendulum – The Island (Madeon Remix)
2. Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World (SirAiva We Rule Remix)
3. Sleigh Bells – Demons (Diplo Remix)
4. RAC – Hollywood (ft. Penguin Prison) (The Magician Remix)
5. The Hood Internet – See Youth (Usher x Santigold)
Unless your from Greenland (sorry Greenland audience), the rapidly approaching summer means a couple thangs: tank tops, sunglasses, bikinis, cold dranks and of course, live music. One of my favorite things to do on a hot ass summer day is to hit up an outdoor concert. Coachella has already come and go, but we still got plenty of big boys to come, including Bonnaroo, Pitchfork, Summerfest, Lollapalooza, Electric Forest, etc.
Will ya’ll be attending any shows this summer? What are you most looking forward to?
Oh yeah, happy #Friday.
1. JUMANJI – Azealia Banks
2. Do I See Color (Big Gigantic Remix) – Adventure Club Dubstep
3. Perfect World (RAC Mix) – Gossip
4. Too Close – Alex Clare
5. Let’s Go! (Original Mix) – Krftkds
YOU GOTTA FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO PARTY
This column is typically reserved for a selection of raucous, electro party jams for everybody to get down to as the week ends. Dejectedly, this isn’t a typical Friday.
As most of you know by now, Adam Yauch–a founding member of the momentous hip-hop trio the Beastie Boys–passed away today after a three year long bout with cancer.
More commonly known by his moniker MCA, or sometimes Nathaniel Hornblower, Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, when a tumor was found in his salivary gland. Though he slipped away from us quietly, I have a feeling that he’ll be heard for a very long time to come.
This Friday at Five is dedicated to the late great Adam Yauch, who was a visionary emcee, bassist and videographer. Peep the iconic visuals for “Intergalactic” below, which Yauch directed himself, as well as a selection of some of my favorite Beastie Boys cuts.
What will you remember most about MCA? What are you favorite Beastie Boys jams to bump?
Rest in peace Adam. Thank you for everything you’ve done for music. Your voice lives on.
I’m simply going to leave you with the following video. I hear it’s going to be adapted into a full blown eHarmony commercial. Happy Friday ya’ll.
1. Let It Go (Faustix & Imanos Remix) – Dragonette
2. Original Don (Flosstradamus Remix) – Major Lazer
3. Love Is Real (Fred Falke Remix) – Theophilus London
4. Do Harder Be Faster (TheFatRat‘s Skinny Dip Mashup) – Daft Punk
5. Daydreamer Feat. Example (Dillon Francis Remix) – Flux Pavilion
You know the drill. We’ve rounding up the latest and greatest of jams with danceability for ya’ll to get down and dirty to this weekend. What’s errbody up to this Friday the 13th. Break a leg.
1. Call Me Jay-Z (Carly Rae Jepsen + Jay-Z) – Scott Melker
2. Under The Bridge (Brummer Remix) – Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. Whip Appeal (SBTRKT edit) – Frank Ocean
4. Primadonna (Benny Benassi Remix) – Marina and the Diamonds
5. All You (feat. Waka Flocka & Kaskade) (CRNKN Remix) – The Cataracs
Happy Friday ya’ll. I hope everybody is similarly enjoying the unseasonably warm weather that I’m getting here in Chicago. What are you guys doing for St. Patrick’s Day? Any special traditions? Drinking green beer? Green eggs and going ham? Passing out in a greenhouse? Whatever your activities are on this festive weekend, be sure to enjoy them to the tunes below.
Also, make sure to get into the Irish spirit with this rendition of Danny Boy by the muppets:
1. Peso (Vaski Remix) – A$AP Rocky
2. Rasclat Riddim – Vato Gonzalez & Diplo
3. The Warning (K.I.D.S! Bootleg) – Logic
4. Blue Jeans (RAC Mix) – Lana Del Rey
5. Cities – Alvin Risk
It’s March. Spring is finally around the corner. But you know what? It’s also daylight savings on Sunday, which means one again that Benjamin Franklin is taking away our precious time. So, let’s all try extra hard this weekend to have a good time, despite our limited minutes–just to stick it to Benji. I really have no idea if he actually invented daylight savings, but at this point I need it to be true to save face.
Side note–March is also home to the supreme gift that is NCAA basketball. Who ya got to win it all? I wonder who Lydia is picking. Have a good weekend everybody.
1. Something About The Fire (Adele vs. Daft Punk) – Carlos Serrano Mix
2. Good Pimpin’ Night (Roscoe Dash x Sepalcure) – The Hood Internet
3. Daydreamer (feat. Example) – Flux Pavilion
4. The Show Goes On (No Big Deal Remix) – Lupe Fiasco
5. I Believe In A Thing Called Love (Vass Remix) – The Darkness
I remember watching The Bodyguard when I was super young, like, early-90s young. I don’t even remember much about the actual details of the film, but I do remember that was the first time I was exposed to the late Whitney Houston. I remember that emotional, final scene when Whitney was about the leave on a jet plane but stops the pilot only to run back and embrace Kevin Costner. Yeah, it was cheesy in a lot of ways, but what made it a great scene wasn’t the cinematography or acting. It was the soundtrack. It was Houston’s voice.
I hate the fact that it takes her death for me to once again appreciate her sounds, but I guess you don’t know what you got ’till it’s gone, right? Peep the scene–and soundtrack–that i was referring to below. Rest in peace Whitney, this weekend’s for you.
1. “When The Knight Knows (Whitney Houston x Chromeo)” – The Hood Internet
2. “Mallorca / Breakdown” – MERIDIAN
3. “Must Be The Feeling (Flux Pavilion and Nero Remix)” – Nero
4. “Sunbreak” – Greenhorse
I’ve always found the week after the Super Bowl somewhat bland. I mean, the Super Bowl is such a climax for much of the sports world, and anything that comes after it just doesn’t seem as exciting or big. But boy, basketball took that notion and was like, “sorry, I’m not sorry” this week.
First of all, this Jeremy Lin kid is legit, no? Alright, yeah I never followed him before this week either, but how could you not respect a great underdog story? From undrafted to starting point guard in Madison Square Garden, aka the mecca of professional basketball. That’s fucking awesome. I’m looking forward to tonight’s matchup between him and the Lakers. #Linsanity #SuperLintendo #Linning
Then, there was the already classic battle in college ball between UNC and Lydia’s alma mater, Duke. Austin Rivers was so clutch. See Lydia’s reaction below.
— Lydia Simmons (@SunsetRearview) February 9, 2012
So, here’s a toast to a great week of sports and hopefully an even better weekend for the rest of us non-professional athletes. What’s everybody up to?
1. “Bad Girls (Barbaric Merits ChainBangin Remix)” – M.I.A.
2. “Move Up (Wiz Khalifa x Phantogram)” – The Hood Internet
3. “Paris (DOCO Dubstep Remix)” – Kanye West & Jay-Z
4. “Make You Pop” – Diplo & Don Diablo
5. “Marvin & Chardonnay (Chiddy Bang Cover)” – Big Sean
Yoooo! This weekend, America will be in full form as most of the nation’s eye will be fixed on Super Bowl XLVI, which is absolutely proven to provide high-throttle sports action backed by gluttonous consumption of food, drink and expensive advertising.
For anybody else that holds marketing dear to their heart like me (I studied journalism and strategic communication in college,) this weekend is like free porn on cable TV. To tie things into music, it’ll be interesting to see what bands and artists are gonna be featured as the soundtrack to this weekend’s big-budget commercials. For more on this, peep the write up on song placements in commercials by our good friend and fellow blogger Confusion over at Pigeons and Planes.
What are some of your traditions for Super Bowl weekend? Giants or Patriots? Do you love American football? Do you hate American football? What artists would you love to see back a Super Bowl ad?
BONUS: A lot of companies have been previewing their big ads for the weekend on YouTube to get a viral bang for their buck. Here’s my favorite so far, featuring Matthew Broderick parodying his own classic flick, Ferris Beuller’s Day Off. The soundtrack also reprises itself from the original movie–“Oh Yeah” by Yello.
1. “Levels (TheFatRat Remix)” – Aviici
2. “Youth (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)” – Foxes
3. “Nightchain (Wale X Kavinsky)” – The Hood Internet
4. “¡Holy Guacamole!” – Super Mash Bros