I really lost touch with electronic music. I can never be sure whose fault it was, really. Did I change? Did the music? Maybe I just got tired of seeing nothing but dubstep, brostep, chillstep, step step step BLOODY-FRIGGIN-STEP on every genre tag I came across. In truth, this is probably the story of two people who both changed and realized it was time to move on for each other's sake. The music I fell in love with was this happy indie-dance, electro-infused scene where rockers and ravers co-existed. 2007. 2008. Digitalism - Idealism. Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future. Does it Offend You Yeah - You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into. Justice - Cross. Crystal Castles. The Kitsune Maison compilations gave me tastes of everything going on and I loved it.
|#5 was really weird|
|Boba, circa 2008|
To make a long story very short, 2013 is the first year that has supplied music I've been excited about in quite awhile. Granted, I'm not quite the underground-exclusive guy I used to be and Imagine Dragons and Capital Cities are mainstays on my playlists, but it's something. It feels like it felt back in 2008 when I first picked up Idealism and listened to Pogo for the first time.
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Since I've drawled on long enough, I'll skip on excessive commentary and just leave you with some of my favorite tracks of 2013.
Empire of the Sun - DNA [click to download] |HTML5|
Empire of the Sun - Awakening [click to download] |HTML5|
Avicii - Liar Liar [click to download] |HTML5|
Kavinsky - First Blood [click to download] |HTML5|
Kavinsky - Rampage [click to download] |HTML5|
Heartsrevolution - Ride or Die [Taken Down By Request]
Heartsrevolution - Heart vs. The Machine [Taken Down By Request]
Capital Cities - I Sold My Bed But Not My Stereo [click to download] |HTML5|
Until next time, fellows and girls.