By: Leo Sideras, Production Director
1. "Video Games" - Lana Del Rey Melo-X Live Remix
Melo-X has been one of my favorite artists for quite some time. He is a producer/hip-hop artist working out of the New York underground. Melo-X blends multiple musical influences into his work. This is one of my favorite remixes by him, Lana Del Rey’s famous "Video Games." If you like this song, check out his other music. He is always producing extremely diverse content.
2. "New Beat" - Toro Y Moi
Many of you have probably heard "New Beat" by Toro Y Moi. It is, hands-down, my favorite song by the band. The bass line gets me every time, which is what sets New Beat apart from so many other songs.
3. Gang Gang Dance 4AD Session
If I could describe Gang Gang Dance’s song titled "Adult Goth" in one word it would be "majestic." It starts at about 21:10 in the above video. Gang Gang Dance is straight out of Brooklyn, NY and signed to 4AD Records. Artists on this label include Bon Iver, St. Vincent, and Tune Yards among many others.
Their setup is complex, including a multitude of synths and percussion, in addition to guitar, bass, and ambient vocals. As you can see from the video, they put themselves in a room full of mirrors. Pretty trippy stuff.
4. "Glory" - Ryan Leslie
Ryan Leslie is undoubtedly one of my favorite Hip-Hop/R&B producers of all time. He optimized his fan interaction by releasing in-studio ‘making of’ videos on YouTube. His song titled "Glory" is self-produced by Ryan Leslie and is a huge production. Not only is the music unreal, but also his lyrics explain his ride in the music industry.
5. "Fulham 2 Waterloo" - Caspa
Caspa is one of the artists who brought the genre of Dubstep into existence. His song "Fulham 2 Waterloo" is a great club track. In addition, the video is a unique concept, following a cab driver throughout the adventures of his night. What I love about Caspa is that he still spins vinyl at his DJ sets, something you don’t see too much anymore.