There’s a lot going on in the Bay Area this weekend including Live 105’s BFD! From Grammy winners to up and comings, this line up is pretty sweet. Need some convincing to purchase a ticket? Listen to the SoundTracking Team Mixtape on Rdio or Spotify!
Express yourself, release it, go.. attack the floor and work it low.
There are a lot of good bands coming out of Australia these days with this dance-y indie sound. I would definitely want to see these guys live!
Starting out, all I knew of Wallpaper was his music video/ song #STUPiDFACEDD (pretty hilarious). This year, I was in Austin for SXSW with Jamie. When we were driving around in the rental car he asked if he could play “Good 4 It” loud. I said “Of course!” who doesn’t like loud music?? From that moment on I was changed. This song IS amazing loud (has that epic sound) and has some of the best memories tied to it. Definitely a music moment I won’t forget. Later, I found out that Wallpaper’s real name is Ricky Reed, whose real name is Eric and he used to be a front man in a band called Facing New York that would play at the small teen center I booked bands for. I have some demos!
Diplo is playing BFD…can we expect some of this on Sunday?
BruceLee statue at Tsim Sha Tsui. Went there couple weeks ago, they got pretty bad ass view of the bay. Definitely a great place to visit in hong kong, and a band that I would see if I were to go to BFD this year #BFD2013
In 2001 I went to Boston to visit a friend on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. On that Friday night I developed a stomach ache and decided to treat it “medicinally” (think something you might inhale to get rid of nausea). The ache became unbearable, so I treated it with copious amounts of “medicine.” In the middle of the night I was severely under the influence and in extreme pain on my friends floor. Someone put this album on and I listened to it on repeat in a surreal state of mind for the next several hours. Finally at daybreak I convinced my friend to take me to the hospital. I had an emergency appendectomy. I will never forget the state of mind I was in while listening to this record. I’ll always love it for that reason, and for it being a phenomenal record.
If you’re looking for alternative to Bay to Breakers this weekend because of the security crackdown, head over to Mountain View and check out BFD! Need more convincing? Listen along on Rdio or Spotify!
The unofficial kickoff of festival season in the U.S. starts this weekend with Coachella! Even though it’s still spring, concert-goers will be met with summer weather in hot Indio, California. The line-up, though debated on, is pretty sweet. Headliners include The Stone Roses, Phoenix and the Red Hot Chili Peppers who have disclosed that this might be one of their last shows.
If you’re going to Coachella or if you’re missing it this year, check out the SoundTracking Coachella Mixtape and get an inside listen on our favorite artists who will be there this year.
My favorite album of ALL TIME. I’ve never seen them live, and I’ve been waiting for many many years for them to re-unite. I’m so excited to catch them live at Coachella!
Unlike most of my favorite bands, I’ve seen Foals only twice! Once at the 2008 Treasure Island Music Festival and two years later at a small venue called The Blank Club in San Jose. I’ve been telling my roommate for weeks I’m going to start crying when they step on stage at Coachella. What can I say? I LOVE UK bands. Especially ones that are as catchy as Foals. Two Steps Twice!
PL feels to me like Moby 2.0 or Moby-meets-bass; similar to Moby’s Play, PL tracks are heavy on the soul samples, but unlike many of his bass-music contemporaries, PL tends to be judicious with his application of heavy bass, helping to make his compositions more distinguished and setting them apart from those of the average bass-smothering producer.
If I were going to Coachella, Blur would be stop #1. This album, The Great Escape, totally soundtracked my sophomore year in college. I always thought about the “Country House” I’d eventually have. It’s still in the cards, if I play them right.
Earl Sweatshirt bringin’ it.
Not going to Coachella, but if I were, I’d love to check out Grizzly Bear (after raging to “Goin’ In” at the Birdy Nam Nam stage).
I’m a hustler baby / that’s what my daddy’s made me…
I’d love to see him spinning if I were to go to Coachella! On a side note, bumped onto the pic online and they do look alike.
Oh the 80’s. Such a time of music-tech exploration. Anyone remember the key-tar?? We decided to share our favorite 80’s songs with you. We think they’re classic. How about you?
Favorite 80s song, though I LOVE almost ALL of his songs. Prince will also be next door at DNA Lounge in April, maybe I’ll catch a glimpse :)
My wife and I decided that if we were having a girl we’d name her Rosanna, after this song. Turns out we’re having a boy… It’s gonna be tough for him to have the name “Rosanna”, but he’ll get used to it.
Ah, the 80s…a simpler time.
I realize this isn’t your stereotypical 80’s track, but to be honest, I have a hard time getting into pop 80’s tracks. It just doesn’t do anything for me. This track, on the other hand, does. It’s one of my all-time favorites from Philip Glass and throws down quite the artistic gauntlet; a great counterpoint to the rest of the 80’s pop scene.
Even though I was born in the last year of the 80’s I can still appreciate the decade’s music! Back when Napster was big, my mom would spend hours online downloading music (illegally… eek!). This was one of the songs she got and I love it!
February 14th. Valentine’s Day.
Perhaps just another day, though many either love or hate it. So either way, lovers or haters her are our favorite Valentine’s Day songs. We also have some guest soundtrackers sharing the love on our joint mixtape!
Was cleaning my room the other day and I found the set list I swiped from the Tahiti 80 show we saw at SXSW ‘11. Also appropriate for V-day, since they generally sing tunes about luv.
Happy Anti-V day! Remember to brush your teeth after eating those sweets~
Definitely an appropriate song for Valentines Day!
This has to be the sweetest love song ever! I’m such a sap sometimes when it comes to love songs. Alex Turner’s voice is just divine. PS. This photo was taken at Disneyland. So cute right?
There is nothing to more to say than this song and the memories attached to it, except, “Thank You.”
I love this song. It reminds me of very innocent love, and takes me back to high school, when love meant something very different. Happy Valentines Day!
Sharing the love, we’d like to add some editions to the SoundTracking Team Mixtape. Some soundtracker shared some of their own favorite Valentine’s Day songs!
“I said a hip hop, Hippie to the hippie, The Hip, hip a hop, and you don’t stop, a rock it To the bang bang boogie, say up jump the boogie, To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat. Now, what you hear is not a test- I’m rappin to the beat, And me, the groove, and my friends are gonna try to move your feet.”- Sugarhill Gang
This single, released in 1979 became an instant and classic hit! So inspired by these lyrics, we bring you the SoundTracking Team Mixtape with our favorite hip-hop songs!
N****s in Paris by Jay Z & Kanye West is my favorite Hip Hop song of last year. I love the entire album, but that song just makes me really happy every time I listen to it. I think it’s that magic intersection of 4 things I like: Paris, Jay Z, Kanye and hip hop.
This is from The Herbaliser and What What (The elusive Jean Grae). This is what hip hop used to be. Flow, Storyline, Beats. This is one of my favorite hip hop tracks of all time. Take a listen, gather up the lyrics, and have fun with the whole thing.
Regulatooooooooors! I grew up on this early 90s gangsta rap stuff, while living on the mean streets of [the suburbs of] LA.
Jurassic 5 EP never fails to take me back to Pasadena ‘98 - a hot ass summer spent sippin’ suds on the stoop of our digs on South Chester Ave. kickin’ it to the sounds of the J-U-R-A capital S another SIC in the flesh…
Love this track!
Wow, another incredibly hard mixtape theme. Picking a favorite hip-hop song for me is pretty much impossible — I’ll let the desk toys help.
Love the rebel-stye music video and army. Rihanna’s chorus makes this song pop-ish and that’s just the way I like it :)
Growing up outside Detroit meant that I had hip hop in my life from a pretty early age. Good hip hop and bad. But when I think back on the most ‘influential’ music moments, where my taste and style were being defined and refined, 2pac is at the center of a lot them. I will always have mad love for him.
Bukue One; Bay Area Hip-Hop represent!
I have to say, this theme was a hard one. I love all kinds of hip hop. I thought I would stick with a classic duo and pick OutKast. I could listen to any on of their songs on repeat. OutKast all day!
In 6th grade I wrote out every word to this song and handed it to my history teacher, with the hope that he’d share with the class and talk about PE’s message. Needless to say, that didn’t happen. #FAIL #Catholicboysschool