Sunday, November 27, 2011

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 11/27/2011 + some extra special goodness

Here's the playlist this week. Keep reading for some special goodies in honor of the holiday.

In honor of Thanksgiving, I decided I would give thanks to the things I'm most thankful for right now...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Mix Monday: Moonlight Matters - 10 Days Off 2011 Mixtape

This isn't a new mix by Moonlight Matters, half of the Belgian duo Villa, but it popped up on my dashboard today. First off, I love the starting point. It also has some of my favorites tracks.  The rain in the area today sucked, but the energy off this surely made everything better. I hope that it does the same for you.

Moonlight Matters - 10 Days Off 2011 Mixtape by Moonlight Matters

Friday, November 18, 2011

Daniel Lee Kendall - 'Lost in the Moment'

Finding good music always gives you a great feeling. Every holiday season, Zales gets the perfect songs for its commercials. Maybe it's something about the holiday season that puts in me in a cutesy, curl-up-by-the-fire mood, but I always find myself tracking these songs down. Thank god for the internet. I'm not sure there'd be an easy way to go about the process otherwise.

Daniel Lee Kendall made his debut last year with this track. It's a lot more folk-based in comparison to what I normally post about, but I love how cute this song is! The lyrics and melody are really simple, which make the song easier to love. Also, the syncopation in the "I think I'm fa-all-in," is brilliant.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Mix Monday: L'Étranger - Vier (You Need It! Mixtape)

British dj/producer Ben Thomas, as L'Étranger, mixed this up for the fourth installment of a mix series for You Need It! This mix has a great range of tracks. The tracklisting is after the jump. I was really happy to hear Stardust, Ed Rec, and Toro y Moi on this, but even more exciting was hearing Earth Wind & Fire, and MJ. Very nice! Thomas is another young dj, only 19 years old, and he's been doing it for several years.

L' Étranger - "Vier" (You Need It Exclusive Mix) by You Need It!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 11/13/2011

I hope that you caught the show this week. As always, enjoy the playlist!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Mix Monday: Maelstrom - BNR Introduction Mix

Joan Mael Péneau is a dj/producer from France who's been making beats for 10 years. For the past seven years, he's been working under the name Maelstrom. I've been on a huge disco kick, but the combination of aggressive electro, deep house, and lush synths makes this a killer mix. His upcoming Tanger EP will debut on the new Boys Noize digital sublabel, BNR TRAX, just in time for American Thanksgiving. I don't think my family will enjoy Maelstrom as the feasting music. I'll have to remember headphones.


Sunday, November 06, 2011

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 11/5/2011

Wow! It's November already! I feel like it was just October. Well, time does fly when you're having fun (and dancing). Enjoy the playlist, and take a little time to stop and smell the roses. Of course, by roses, I mean music.