David Guetta

I’ve been listening to Chicago’s B96 a lot lately, and there are a few songs that really get me bouncing and bumping in the car. Now up until recently, I didn’t even question who was doing those songs, but I finally realized that all the tracks that really got me jazzed were all by the same artists, DAVID GUETTA. A french DJ who was popular in nightclubs back in the 80s and 90s, who has really come into his own and brought some new fresh beats to today’s music scene. You can hear him on the radio all day as a part of the following tracks: I Gotta Feeling and Rock That Body by the Black Eyed Peas, Gettin Over You with Fergie and LMFAO, Sexy Bitch with Akon, Club Can’t Handleme with Flo Rida,

Ratatat

What a truly amazing band. I can’t think of a single RATATAT song that I don’t like. Whether you are choosing from their first self titled album Ratatat or Classics, or from one of their new albums LP3and LP4, or even from either of their 2 remix albums I could pick out a number of awesome songs. This electro-rock music duo has truly won over my heart, I could listen to it all the time. Their smooth beats and funky electric guitars just create some amazing instrumental works of musical genius. Ok ok im may be going a little overboard, but man do I LOOOOVE RATATAT Here are some of my favorite tracks by album (the ones in bold are my top 5): Seventeen Years (Ratatat) El Pico (Ratatat) Crips (R

Chromeo

CHROMEO is an electrofunk duo based out of Montreal, Canada. Comprised of P-Thugg on keyboards, synthesizers, and talk box and Dave 1 on guitar and lead vocals, the two childhood friends jokingly describe themselves as ‘the only successful Arab/Jewish partnership since the dawn of human culture.’ And boy are they successful. Their second album, Fancy Footwork has topped the charts and is widely loved by anyone who can appreciate a good synthesizer. My personal favorite songs are Fancy Footwork, Tenderoni, and Bonafide Lovin. These two put on quite an amazing show, I’ve seen them at Lollapalooza in Chicago and Monolith Festival at Red Rocks and its really a spectacle to see that their sythesi

Derezzed - Daft Punk (TRON: Legacy)

Daft Punk, for those of you living under a rock, is a french electronic music duo. Normally dressed as robots, they know how to pump up a crowd with their amazingly catchy and awesome beats. In 2007 they played at Lollapalooza, unfortunately thats the one year I didnt go to Lolla, but I heard from everyone that was there that it was a magical and amazing show. Performing onstage within a giant glowing pyramid, the duo busts out jaw-dropping and crowd-bouncing beats that wow everyone within earshot. They have three studio albums: Homework, Discover, and Human After All. And two live albums: Alive 1997 and Alive 2007. And they are creating the entire soundtrack to Disney’s upcoming film TRON:

Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan

In high school, I took a class called Music of the 1960s. It was such a cool class, we got to learn about all of my favorite bands and write papers about the meanings of songs and their lyrics. My favorite was writing a paper about Bob Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues. But the best thing about this song is the music video. It’s so simple and yet so cool. This video has inspired many other artists to create their own videos with a similar theme of que cards. Here are some examples, click the links to watch the vids: Subterranean Homesick Blues - Sizzla (reggae version of Dylan’s song) Far Left - Evidence ft. The Alchemist and Fashawn (gotta love dilated) Head Lice - Margaret Cho ft. Ben Le

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