Sunday, July 31, 2011

Top 10: July 2011

The southern sun in
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro / Brasil

On the menu: Synth pop, Indie pop, all types of pop!

10. Real is a Feeling by Pictureplane
Travis Egedy, who usually produces trance, produced this beauty. He has actually received more attention from the media with this marvelous synth-pop piece, than with his trance beats. His stage name is Pictureplane.

9. Safety of Objects by Anni Rossi
Electro & indie pop are her fortes. All of her songs in her recent album titled "Heavy Meadows" are pleasing to the ear, with a variety of instruments throughout that promise tunes for different moods. The album was actually released in 2010, but this single is what's made the album somewhat known.

8. Raw Spectable (Diamond Rings Remix) by Miracle Fortress
A canadian indie rock band, whose album is actually soothingly rocky. If you're into soft indie rock or alternative.. this is for you. This remix turns it into something else, though.

7. I Found a Reason by VHS or Beta
This band is giving Depeche Mode style. They combine pop, disco, and house into one smooth sound. They also remind me of Cut Copy. Their next album "Diamond & Death" is scheduled to be released in September, and from what I hear of their first two albums, their 3rd project should be promising.

6. Throw Away This by Telepathe
These electropop girls have actually toured with Ladytron and The Faint. Their synthpop sounds are promised to resonate in your ear drums for days. Check out their song titled "Chrome's On It" also a fab track.

5. Back That Up (Original Mix) by Antranig
Antranig is a house music producer who is practically behind the scenes. ALL of his tracks have a force of their own, and are most likely to be club hits. If you don't move to this, you won't move to anything.

4. Pumped Up Kids (Chrome Canyon Remix) by Foster The People
They're a cool alternative band, but I like the remixes better, which have nothing to do with the actual band.

3. Mirros (Cosmic Kids Remix)
by Superhumanoids
Cosmic Kids did a major facelift to this song, that is rather dull in its original state.

2. Keep You by Class Actress
Cool mash up of the song and video... as the video IS a few decades old.

1. Now That I'm Real by Chad Valley
This whole entire album, by the name of Equatorial Ultravox, is great! It goes through valleys of moods from melancholic tunes to uplifting and euphoric melodies. His voice matches perfectly with what the sounds offer, echoes of colorful harmonies. Yes, it's possible! I have a special attachment to this entire album, as it reminds me of my stay in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.


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