Phew, now that that's out of the way...
Ah, Summer. Whether you're celebrating the break from studies, planning your next vacation, or simply enjoying the weather, you can be sure that this is the season to either kick back and relax or dance like you've never danced before. As such, today I'll be posting a few summery tracks to assist both causes.
First up is a house classic, Daft Punk's 10-minute, album-closing epic, the appropriately-named "Too Long". With lyrics about the relief of a great burden and a homecoming, and with some of the warmest, most upbeat synths this side of [insert somewhere with really upbeat synths], this is the perfect track to play while celebrating the season.
Daft Punk - Too Long [right click to download]
While there will undoubtedly be a few diehards out there who'll object, we all love those club tracks you see on "BEST OF IBIZA VOLUME 800" compilations. There's really no better kind of music for dancing in the heat of summertime, and even as you complain that they project a stereotypical image of electronic music, you somehow find yourself grooving.
"Everybody, stampin' to the beat."
Flexy - Mamasita (12" Cotto Mamasita House Mix Version) [right click to download]
In one of the rare instances where I've really liked a track that's gained a fair amount of radio airplay, I think this summer's club hit, as many fans are already calling it, is deserving of its title. David Guetta really pulled off something great with this one, especially considering it starts off with a sample from (dare I speak its name?) Coldplay. A gift from me to you in honor of summer love.
David Guetta - When Love Takes Over (feat. Kelly Rowland) [right click to download]
And just because it inspired the name for this post and it's a fun track:
Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime [right click to download]
Reminding you to occasionally step away from the computer and ride a bike or something this summer,