For many of us, this may very well be the coldest weekend of the winter (so far.) Chicago finally got some snowfall, and I realized once again the joys and woes of snow. It’s funny how as a kid, snow was seriously the best thing ever. It meant the possibility of no class. It meant hours of hurling snowballs at your friends and girls you had a crush on. It meant writing your name in pee all over your neighbors yard (well, it still means that.) Now, all it means is shoveling and bad traffic. For those living in warmer climates, I feel bad for your childhoods but I guess at the end of the day, you won. For errbody else: don’t get left out in the cold, heat it up this weekend with today’s Friday At Five. Bring it, snow.
1. “Heads Up (The Glitch Mob Remix)” – Bassnectar
2. “Reaching Out (Fred Falke Remix)” – Nero
3. “Que Veux Tu (Madeon Remix)” – Yelle
4. “Free My Mind (RAC Remix)” – Katie Herzig
5. “Something About Us (Cherokee Remix)” – Daft Punk
I woke up this morning with an intense desire to blog. First thing that appeared on my radar that was absolutely irresistable? Madeon’s remix of Yelle’s track “Que Veux-Tu.” For those of you less familiar with Yelle, they are a French band whose name was originally YEL, as an acronym for ‘You Enjoy Life.’ They soon found out that there was another band of the same name and changed theirs to Yelle. They recently released their second album, Safari Disco Club, and this is a remix of one of the tracks off that album. Oh and Madeon? He’s a producer. 16 years old. Prodigy, if you ask me.
Personally, I can’t get enough of the dreamy electro-pop sound. It’s an overcast Sunday in Durham and if I close my eyes while I listen to this song, I see explosions of bright colors, dancing penguins, and all my best friends in one room. See, I don’t even need to do drugs to get this high. Thanks, Yelle and Madeon.
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