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Music Stuck In My Head: 3/07/10
Hey BDJ readers,
There’s been music stuck in my head for the last week, it’s driving me insane. No matter how many times I listen to a track, mix or album, I can’t get enough of it.
That’s why I want to add a new (occasional) section called Music Stuck In My Head (MSIMH) – eh? That’s a shitty acronym.
Anyway, here are some of the tracks and albums that have been pretty much on loop for the last week.
Who knows, maybe you’ll find some new artists that you like or some tracks that you can use for your DJ sets.
Let’s take a look:
Midi Miliz – Nonstandard (album)
My friend turned me onto Midi Miliz. Midi is sort of a minimal/psy act that pumps out really amazing music. The tracks aren’t too heavy but they send your brain through all kinds of loops.
For example, check out:
Reminiscing Acid House by Noyeahno (mix)
Reading through a few other blogs I stumbled across this Acid House mix on MixCloud.
I really wish I was old enough to experience Acid House but alas, I only get to listen to how it was – and man was it awesome!
You’ll notice quite a few artists on this list even if you weren’t a big Acid House head, others I’m sure you’ll know if you were.
This mix is excellent, check it:
Various Artists – Urban Forest (V.A. Album)
I found this one recently and it blows my mind all kinds of stupid. There are a few tracks that are hit and miss but the majority of it is raw.
This V.A. album has some really great Dark Psytrance tunes. I’ve had a bug up my ass about how recent Dark Psy has just been too polished and shitty but this took the words out of my mouth, it’s good to see artists still holding it down.
(Remember, if you love it – buy it!)
Favorite track from this collection:
So that’s what’s been playing through my head all week. There are a ton more but this post doesn’t need to take an hour to read, I figure it’s best to keep it short and sweet.
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