Glad you're still listening. These top five tracks will make you smile and dream of beaches and ice cream. Happy summer, everyone!
5. Hot Chip - Night & Day
The English synthpop duo has released their fifth album on June 11, 2012 called ‘In Our Heads’. The hit song 'Night & Day' is the first single from the album and already recognized as the official alternative dance single of the summer. The group traded the pop influences in this song for a dancing style that is perfectly suited for electronic nightclubs. Get ready for the dancefloor, as this summer will be hot, by night and by day too!
4. Aline - Je Bois et Puis je Danse
The song is taken from the eponymous EP released by Aline on May 14 2012. He provides a romantic pop that evokes British pop from the 80's (Morrissey, Orange Juice) although the singer comes from France. The song ‘Je Bois et Puis je Danse’ (translated from French meaning ‘I drink and then I dance’) conjures up emotions of a passionate lover after having had a bit too much to drink on a summer evening.
3. Vivaldi - Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op 8, RV 315 "L'estate" (Summer)
The Quattro stagioni is the best-known masterpiece of Antonio Vivaldi composed in 1728 but well-known to the public only after the twentieth century. This track is taken from the third movement called "Presto". It is very heavy and dynamic and evokes pictures of a severe thunderstorm. Summer is not always sunny for everyone.
2. Gramatik - So Much For Love
The Slovenian beat-maker and producer, Gramatik became internationally famous for his creative and elaborately worked samples. The DJ showed a strong grasp of eclectism, moving smoothly in his albums between jazz, hip hop and even post-dubstep. "So Much For Love" is a sample from the Dee Edwards song "Why Can Not There Be Love" from 1972.
1. Twin Shadow - Five Seconds
‘Five Seconds’ could easily have been a track released on Factory Records (Joy Division, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) with it’s old-synthesizer layers that send us nostalgic Moog waves. This track sends one’s thoughts to the end of summer with tons of great memories, and a reluctance to let the summer end shortly. ‘Five Seconds’ is the first single from the new Twin Shadow album, which will be released in July.
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