It has been a brutal summer for the East Coast this year and I don’t want anything to do with being outdoors if it’s over 95 degrees out. Ugh.
Keeping my playlists fresh keeps me from going crazy as I hit the treadmill inside the AC-blasting gym I belong to. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been a fan of the website, Run Hundred, for quite some time now. Once you’re on their email list, you can browse their extensive database of hand-picked high BPM tracks to get your workout on to. It’s a beautiful thing for those like me who get bored with their music quickly.
Check out August’s Top 10 below and be sure to visit the website to find more music to tailor your gym time to.
a collection of songs from coachella 2012 artists. 30 minutes long and treadmill ready. songs used in order:
01. raconte-moi une histoire – m83
02. garden – miike snow
03. feel so close – calvin harris
04. civilization – justice
05. save the world (haunted edit) – swedish house mafia
06. polish girl – neon indian
07. eyes wide open – gotye
08. the bay – metronomy
It feels like almost a relief to be back on the East Coast, only because I’m willing to admit that I probably could not handle another day of Coachella. It’s a beast of a wild time. This year we were able to expand our camping group to 20+ different people and there’s no telling what next year will be like.
If you haven’t noticed, the festival scene has exploded as of late. I can’t turn my head around without hearing of a new event packed with a slew of artists waiting to wow you. Each one is entirely different from the next, varying in genres, tiers of artists, camping vs. non-camping; these things have seriously evolved. This is where the music industry is going.
During the phenomenal Radiohead set on Saturday night Thom Yorke said it best, music is about being together and the sense of community we have at these things. To me music is extremely personal, it performs as the soundtrack to my life, a constant ebb and flow. But being in the middle of a sea of tens of thousands of people all consumed by the lights, synths, and strong percussion; it really felt like something else.
As Coachella is one of the only places I will completely keep my phone off and separated for days at a time, I won’t be giving you the minute-by-minute timeline of what I was doing. I will give you some insight on who I saw after 3pm those days though, and trust me, that heat was brutal in the campgrounds before the sun went down. Continue reading →
Like many music festivals,Coachella is broken down in a number of different stages all along the grounds that it’s held on. Typically, the larger outdoor stages are for bigger and mostly indie acts while the Sahara Tent…well, that’s something special.
Above is a picture from last year’s tent and my god was it beautiful. Chandeliers of LED lights is all I can suffice from my poor memory but it truly was a piece of electronic art. The Sahara Tent is where festival-goers will want to plant themselves if they’re looking for a massive dance party. All of the top DJs of the festival play under these lights and it’s a location that I dedicate an entire night to.
This year’s lineup is super house and trance heavy. I’m excited as hell so here’s a slew of tracks from the confirmed lineup that will be sure to set your weekend moods off.
It’s Friday. Rebecca Black. Black Friday. Thanksgiving. Thank God it’s Friday. TGIF. ABC. Full House. Step by Step. Family Matters. Carl Winslow. Cop. Cop this mix. Cop that mix. Mix and match. Awesome match. Friday Night Smackdown. Smell what the Rock is cookin? Cookin. Recipe. Recipe for success. Dress for success. Dressed up. Dressed down. Get down. Dance. Club. Dancing and clubs mix well. Dance mix. DJ Ed Smooth Fall Dance Mix!!!!!