This weekend Megan, Austin and I participated in the Color Vibe color run in Vallejo, a 5K fun run, where as you can see from the photos above, we got blasted with colored cornstarch as we jogged around the Solano County Fairgrounds. While the race had an official DJ spinning some hot tunes from the likes of LMFAO prior to the beginning of the race, we had our own pre-race dance party warm up inside Megan’s CRV. One of the tunes the infamous DJ Broo selected for our exclusive warm up included a favorite remixed dance track, bringing together one of Megan’s all-time favorite musical muses, Robyn, with one of favorite DJs, Kaskade. Enjoy this oldie but a goodie that has been playing on repeat in my brain all week. Happy Hump Day!
Robyn – Call Your Girlfriend [Kaskade Remix]
More colorful photos from the fun run here.
I recently stumbled upon this track on Spotify. I’d never heard of Infadels prior but as it turns out they were an indie electro band from London and this song is from their third album, released earlier this year. Yes, I said they were an indie electro band because they recently announced (on Facebook) they’ve disbanded. Wah – check ’em out anyway…
Infadels – From Out Of The Black Sky
A couple times a year the French music label Kitsuné Maison releases compilation albums featuring some of the best indie dance tracks and remixes. My starred list on Spotify is usually overflowing with Kitsuné discoveries. Here’s a recent favorite from their latest release, #14: The Absinthe Edition.
RÜFÜS – “This Summer” (JBAG rermix)
Dragonette and their lead singer Martina have collaborated with several of my favorite dance artists including Kaskade and Martin Solveig, so they and she have been on my radar for quite some time. Dragonette is a Canadian electropop group that has had a handful of good songs over the years and they just released their new album Bodyparts. It came out yesterday and I’ve had it on repeat. Coincidentally I am going to see them tonight at Mezzanine! Enjoy this insanely addictive track.
Dragonette – My Legs
I love Spotify and use it regularly during my workday to discover new music. I recently subscribed to a really great playlist created by a random user. The playlist is called Upbeat Indie 2012 volume 3 and it’s an always growing collection of new music discovered by the user (T.J. Yujuico). Here’s a fun and less than year old track from a Swedish electro pop trio I’d never heard of, Niki & The Dove. They’re coming to the Rickshaw Stop in October!
Niki & The Dove – The Drummer
Back in January I wrote a post highlighting the four albums I listened to during my vacation to Hawai’i. One of the albums included was the most recent release from Florence and the Machine and I featured my favorite track (Spectrum) for your listening pleasure. The song was just released as the bands latest single along with a few remixes, including one by Calvin Harris (EDM is hot ‘n’ mainstream ya’ll) so I thought it was worthy of a hump day celebration. Enjoy!
Florence and the machine – spectrum
(calvin harris remix)
It’s been far too long since we celebrated a Hump Day together. Here’s a song I recently discovered by St. Lucia, a band from Brooklyn (by way of South Africa). He’s coming to Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco next week and I’m hoping to check him out. His entire EP is awesome so indulge if you like the track below.
St. lucia – We got it wrong