Playlist Fridays with Songza’s Indie Dancefloor Workout.
Move your body with this playlist of fast-paced and sweaty indie dance, pop, and electronic songs from the 2000s to today.
I’ve been marathoning this playlist all week and no, I haven’t been getting swole. This energetic and creative compilation is great for amping up for your mood.
What’s I like best is that the mixture of remixes and indie variations means this playlist works early in the morning, midday at your desk or late into night. I’ve jammed out while working in excel, while pregaming and it was an apartment party soundtrack.
Dropping this Friday on Soundcloud ‘Catch the Throne’ featuring Wale, Big Boy, Daddy Yankee, Common and more.
The mixtape will be cover some themes of the show: kings, queens, dragons, war, and politics. It’s also designed to help catch up people who haven’t read the Game of Throne series (or watched the show) or at the very least, provide new perspective on characters.
Big Boi is a noted fan of the series and TV show and I can’t wait to see the results.
The song premiered on BuzzFeed yesterday and is officially available on iTunes.
“Jealous (I Ain’t With It”) is the fourth single released from the electro-funk duo’s newest album (out March 12th). With over four years since their last release, it’s great to see little more pop than what we’re used to with Chromeo but with their same touch of their introspection and commentary.
Did I mention it’s catchy? Damn, is it catchy. And before you are filled with despair at the catchy, slightly-typical chorus (especially after a year of “Blurred Lines”), check out what Dave 1 (the lead singer) said about the inspiration behind the song:
Guys are all schmucks, let’s face it. I don’t know why music constantly extols this fictitious macho fantasy persona — we’re all just puny insecure oversize children. And it would be funnier to embrace it.”
Mr Little Jeans is the pseudonym of Norwegian electro-pop singer, Monica Birkenes (the name comes from a character in Rushmore).
This spring-reminiscent tune keeps you moving with a tingly baseline, deep guitar riffs and tight vocals.
The song is off of her new EP but we’re holding out for her full-length album “Pocketknife” which comes out on March 25. That gives us just enough time to put “Good Mistake” on repeat until our ears won’t stop ringing and our feet are danced raw.
Halsey pushed out her song “Ghost” on her Soundcloud page about a month ago. Her easy-going vocals mix with a strong lyrical flow. The pushing bass make this lo-fi-hi-fi 2:22 song feel at once too short, just-fast enough and yet complete.
What we’re saying is it’s perfectly compressed and it is single handedly carrying us from winter into spring.
We can’t wait to see what she comes up with for a complete album.
I was invited to join tuneage in late 2010. It has been nothing short of an awesome experience: I constantly get to explore new music, I get to dig through submissions and discover amazing, up-and-coming artists and I get to write. Running this blog is seriously a delight.
In honor of tuneage’s 6th (!!) birthday and thanks to the fun web app by studio moh, I was able to put together a list featuring tuneage’s 6 most popular posts of each year.
I'm on a music binge and I wanted to say thanks for assisting in feeding my habit. In all honesty though music really does is like a needle in the arm for me, those little pick me up tunes, those feel good fixes and the dirty-secret grooves. Back to what I was saying though, seriously thanks for the rad fucking music.
This is one hell of a compliment—thank you for reading!
I can’t get over this song by Sam Smith. While the lyrics are of a standard love song variety, the production behind “Safe With Me” transforms it into something else.
The layers of sound are pretty unbelievable—a kind of surrealist, hip hop start and then comes a heavy pop bass followed by the hand claps that almost sound like fingers snapping. Then there’s the electronic echo coupled with Smith’s raw, graveled voice.
"Safe With Me" straddles genres intricately, it’s hard to know if you’re immersing yourself in an electronica hip hop ballad or maybe a kind of synthpop love song.
For the upcoming movie, Maleficent, Disney tapped Lana Del Rey to cover the timeless Once Upon a Dream.
Usually, I am not interested in these kinds of covers or reinterpretations but this is one is pretty spectacular. Not only do Del Rey’s vocals hauntingly shine here, her reinterpretation of the song to fit the darker point of view in Maleficent is really lovely and con dolore.
Neonfaith’s song, “Escape” is trippy and transcendent, it’s also familiar and soothing. I first listened to this song, drunkenly, at 2am and fell in love with the vibe. Maybe it was the vodka, maybe it was the dark room illuminated only by my laptop but “Escape” was perfect for my mood.
Now, I’m recreating my first time listening to this tune for all you late-nighters.
As in, if you have a song or a band you want to write about, you can write a post for tuneage and submit it. If the writing is solid, if the music is good, I will message you and let you know I’ll be posting your submission. You’ll get full credit and links to your blog or twitter, etc.
To be fair, tuneage has a backlog of about 250+ submissions and a majority of the ones I receive are not very interesting, dynamic or well-written. BUT songs like PHOX - Slow Motion, Tiger Mendoza - Lovesick Vandal and Lincoln Blache - Bad Girl all came from submissions and I’m really grateful for them (thank you!).