Invigorating Study Jam: Kiara Sound Medik Remix

I’m not going to lie. I have had a bit of down time at work lately (in fact,yesterday was my last full day!), if you cannot tell by the sudden surge of posts. And, as coincidence, most of the stuff I have written lately is about music. I’ve been trying to write and re-write and re-re-re-write my resume to include my final coop. I don’t think I have been so tedious or so horribly hit with professional writer’s blocker ever. Anyway, I’ve been jamming to a lot of music to inspire me, hence all the music posts.

Anyways, the next song I’m writing about is a remix of Bonobo’s “Prelude + Kiara,” which as you may know, is my favorite song of all time. OF ALL TIME. While I still like the original better, this remix by Sound Medik is a nice change of pace and really wakes up the senses.

You can also download the song for free via these weblinks: (Courtesy of VanCity Sounds)



Hate to Sound Hipster, but…

So I was sitting with my dad in the car listening to Z100 (which I rarely get to do now a days), and the song “Good Feeling” by Flo Rida pops onto the radio.



I was rocking out a bit, but I typically don’t like Flo Rida. Then, I realized “OMG I totally heard of this song before, but from somewhere else!” After shuffling through my mp3 player, I realized it was one of my favorite songs Aniket gave me from Pretty Lights (Usually associated with wubwubwub-ness of dubstep. Stop judging!). Here is the Pretty Lights version and their remix of their own song.




And then I saw some YouTube comments, and apparently the song was later also sampled and remixed in “Levels” by Avicii.



To which another commenter rebuttled that the use of the lyrics and tune was first used in the 1960’s by  Etta James in “Something’s Got A Hold On Me.”



The evolution of music! First sang by Etta in the 60’s, sampled by Pretty Lights, remixed by Avicii, ripped by Flo Rida, and probably used in even more songs from other artists!

And here I thought I was going to go all hipster on you and say “HAHA! I heard it first before it got too mainstream.” Wrong again 😛 Grandpas & grandmas, moms & pops all over the world have got me beat.

And this post would not be complete without a Disney hipster meme.