I’ve talked about this sound before… dance? techno? dj spinny stuff? electronica? house? I give up. But it’s a recognizable sound that is getting a ton of airplay on the radio for the past few years. It’s funny, and I’ve had this conversation with several people before. In the past (90s), pop singers used to make music, then DJs would play their songs in the club with “this sound” behind it. That was called a remix, or club version. This has been your educational moment by someone who knows absolutely nothing about music, but has a blog. You are welcome. On to the SOUND!

Same rules:

Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old. (I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.)
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.

Something Old

Artist: Ghosts N Stuff
Title: deadmau5
Side Note: I feel like this is one of the key figures that brought the sound mainstream… partly because the interwebs and a giant, frickin awesome look.
Quotable: Ummmm…. no lyrics.

Note: Song starts at 2:00 after a cool intro… the live version is way cooler than the video. And I kinda dig the original one without Rob Swire on it…

Something Current

Artist: Krewella
Title: Live for the night
Side Note: Digging the sound, but immediately makes me think of Skrillex. They released a new album last month and I haven’t given it much of a listen, but I do like this cut and am considering adding it to my playlist. For now, I just enjoy it when it comes on and think “I could probably run pretty fast to this song.”
Quotable: “I live for the high ’til I’m free falling”

Something to Consider

Artist: Steve Aoki & Laidback Luke feat. Lil Jon
Title: Turbulence
Side Note: @KatSNF just tagged me in her post about it. I’m digging it and happy to include it this week. This is one of those instances of a couple different genres coming together. That seems to be a theme with this “sound.”
Quotable: “Welcome to flight 909”

There you have it. Maybe one day I’ll be hip and cool and edgy enough to know what this sound is called… eh.

Do you run to music like this? Why/Why not?