So I’ve been listening to Deep House and Indie Dance / Nu Disco for about two years now, and I’ve decided to take the plunge, buy some DJ gear and start spinning sets. Below you can find my first set called Yalla (which means come on, or let’s go in Arabic) on Soundcloud or Youtube. Any Feedback is greatly appreciated. For those that are curious, I’m using a DDJ-SXW (which is just a limited edition of the DDJ-SX in white) and Traktor for the software.
HNNY – No
Shmallen – Tell Me
Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine (Deepend FT. Charles Sax Bootleg)
Jay Sean – Ride It (Bentley Grey Nu Disco Remix)
Disclosure – White Noise (Hotel Garuda Edition)
Mr. Probz – Waves (Robin Schulz Remix)
Leftwing – I Know (Original Mix)
Sharam Jey – Sunglasses At Night
Victor Ruiz – Work (Simple Jack Remix, Amine Edge & DANCE Edit)
Fabricio Pecanha – Gangsta (Original Mix)
Amber Jolene – Everyday & Everynight (KANT Remix)
Vintage Culture – Everyday (Original Mix)
Tube & Berger – Set It Off (Original Mix)
Ferreck Dawn, Redondo – Love Too Deep (Original Mix)
Sharam Jey – All Night Long (Original Mix)
Bellanova – And I Love Him (Daniele Petronelli & Worp Mix)
Thief – Closer (Set Mo Remix)
Maya Jane Coles – Something In The Air (Bonobo Remix)
I’m not always the one in my group that finds new cool music. But a couple of days ago I was! Listen to this Electro Rap Mashup. It’s mixed so well it doesn’t sound like an electro track (even the track names mashup really well). Also I would say it sound better than both songs on their own (no disrespect). Jane Doze did a really good job.
September 7th, 2010 marks the date of Carbon City Lights debut album release on iTunes. This up-and-coming artist is based in the most culturally diverse city in the world, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His own diversity comes through in this album with influences such as Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Bob Marley, and other iconic musicians from a wide spectrum of genres. The album is now available on iTunes, and can be purchased by clicking on the album cover or here.
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Don’t forget to watch the first music video from the album!
It is finally summer and that’s usually when I run around the mountain here in Montreal. I haven’t been exercising in a while so my body and stamina are a bit out of shape. Today I’m going to share with you how I get motivated and get back into shape using cardio.
Music – I’m pretty sure everyone enjoys music, and it makes a huge difference in motivation when it comes to exercising. I recommend songs that have a high BPM (beats per minute), which is a technical term for how fast the song’s beat is. This will get you in the running/jogging mood even if you are really tired/lazy. I have playlists that I make on iTunes prior to running in order to gain the maximum amount of motivation from the music.
Clothing – This one should be a little bit more obvious. I like to wear a white plain T-shirt and gym shorts and my running shoes. Shoes really make a difference, I am currently using Nike shox. I tried my friend’s Saucony shoes and they were much better for running, because they offered more cushioning.
Buddy system – Having a buddy for exercise really helps out. When you are not in the mood the buddy could be, and vice versa. This will really keep you motivated and eventually get you in great shape. The only warning I have here is make sure that you and your buddy have similar goals in mind or else this can be worse than not even having a buddy.
Markers – According to all the treadmills I have used over the years, to burn the most fat you must change up the speed of your run. Most fat loss cycles are about three to four minutes of running then followed by a minute or two of walking. So when I go out running around the mountain I use markers to try to imitate those fat loss routines. I use audiovisual markers such as waiting for the next song to start, or passing a specific tree or traffic sign to make me start running. When I don’t feel like running I use this method the most and it actually works; believe it or not. Below is an example of a traffic sign that I would usually use as a marker.
I know I have not posted in a while, I will hopefully post a lot after the semester is over. However this is a quick post of a great song that my friend Hassan found. Hassan always finds great songs and I thought this one was worth sharing!
So I’ve been listening to the band Temple of Life. They are a young band from Canada, that brings good music back to today’s terribly saturated industry. A couple of weeks ago they prereleased two singles from their album. One song is very upbeat and the other is darker. I really enjoy these songs, and look forward to buying the full album. You can purchase this prerelease on iTunes. If you would like to preview the songs before purchasing them, I have included a widget that lets you preview the songs.
Quick morning post before I run an errand for a friend and go for a run. I went to the jazz festival on the final day (July 12th, 2009) and I was lucky enough to have my camera with me. I caught this acrobat duo, and also the fireworks show. Enjoy!
Ps. Remember these videos are shot in HD, so click on the hd button if you have a fast internet connection, the quality will be much better than normal.