There are so many sources by which to get your music these days, so let me start by saying how honored I am that you include Big10 in your daily music regimen.
That said, you may wonder where I get my music from weekly. The breakdown goes like this:
15% Alex Koplin
10% You, my friends.
5% Artist Submissions
50% Other Blogs.
So that’s a lot of re-posting going on. Now, obviously, the end-game of every blogger is to spread good music to our friends, So we’re all in this together. But there are a lot of blogs which I have found music on, and shared with you, that deserve the Big10 Spotlight, and that you should be checking out regularly.
I have added a blogroll on the right side-bar. Check out these amazing sites and download from them regularly!
When you follow a blog for a long time you begin to catch the evolving musical tastes and preferences of its contributors. When speaking to the strengths of GDD, one must laud them for their consistency in delivering massive, epic track-after-track on a weekly basis. These guys are unwavering. They stay ahead of the curve, their site constantly churns out amazing posts, and they are sponsored by Avalon for fucks sakes. It is a testament to GDD That I would need more than two hands to count the amount of songs that I have posted on this blog, that I originally procured from GDD.
Whoever says DJing isn’t a woman’s game clearly has never met Dani Deahl. This fiery, outspoken, incredibly charming Chicago native delivers massive posts on a weekly basis, abundant with amazing remixes and powerful tunes. There is a reason that Dani finds her inbox flooded consistently with artist submissions. Her knowledge of production styles is scientific, her descriptions are spot-on, and the website’s layout is extremely easy on the eyes. Her knowledge of how to get the party started ensures that there’s something for everyone on this website, week-in and week-out, making her another frequently re-posted Big10 silent contributor.
Couldn’t do this list without giving props to my homie/next-door neighbor Anze “Alex Koplin” Kopitar. Since switching over from Blogspot to WordPress, Kope and S.Co have added a pristine, minimalistic aesthetics, embedded tracks, and, the key ingredient, their unwavering impeccable taste in all things progressive and electro-house. 1 out of every 2 times I walk into Kope’s room he is scouring Beatport diligently, breaking his bank to bring you the hottest new releases in stunning 320kbps, but that’s why we love him. Follow their site regularly and you will find your Itunes Library replete with incredible tracks in n0-time.
I can’t understand a word that they write, but isn’t that the beautiful thing about music? Being able to scour a website written in eastern-european characters and procure amazing tunes from there? Music transcends all barriers, and HouseGuiden is a prime example. With a more house-centric taste, favoring club epics from the likes of Morillo, Angello, Axwell and the lot as opposed to electro-house artists, this site has quickly risen to be a personal favorite of mine. Don’t let the language barrier throw you off, just download everything and you’ll find something you like.
When TooManySebastians.Blogspot.com shut down, I almost had an aneurism. Where else would I procure all of my amazing Electronic/Electro-Pop/Nu-Disco amazingness? Thankfully, They quickly resurfaced with a dazzling new website in tow. You know the term Miami Vice that I use on occasion to describe a track with that South-Beach feel? More likely than not it came from these guys. A wonderful change of pace from your usual 128BPM ragetacular beats, these guys are the Felix Jones to House Music’s Marion Barber.
SHOW THESE SITES SOME FUCKING LOVE.
CHECK THEM OUT FREQUENTLY SO YOU CAN CALL ME OUT FOR RE-POSTING THEIR SHIT.
Ah…Posting in class, how I missed thee.
Killer music video depicting a tennis match between Martin Solveig and Bob Sinclar
Set to this wonderful new tune which I can now bequeath upon you.
1) Hello (Original Mix)-Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette
Kope put it the best, Dragonette kills it on every single track she’s on. You can bet your life on that. This one is no difference. The track has a lot of bounce to it, lots of pop influences. If this is the modern incarnation of 80s pop music I’m so down with that.
BONUS: Jealousy-Martin Solveig
(CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD) *B10 Highly Recommends*
I’m aware many of you may be unfamiliar with Martin Solveig, so here is a history lesson, an amazing track from the summer of 2003. This was my first Solveig track. Michael Lolli-Ghetti was nice enough to hit me with it, and I still listen to it to this day.
Props to Dillon on the find.
1) Cross the Dancefloor (Laidback Luke Remix)-Treasure Fingers
Love the original, Laidback does some interesting work making the track significantly harder/less disco-ey but uses samples of the original in very creative ways. I approve.
The Count & Sinden are a UK club/house duo from London formed in 2008 consiting of Joshua “Hervé” Harvey (The Count) and Sinden. They’re blowin up, as they’ve managed to reach the #1 spot on the UK Dance Singles with “Beeper,” not to mention having “Bang Bang Bang” featured on Entourage last night. Keep an eye on these homies. And the best part, they describe their sound as GHETTO HOUSEEEE.
Bang Bang Bang (Count & Sinden Tribal Horn Remix) – Mark Ronson & The Business Intl ft. Q-Tip & MNDR
Bonus: Blaze It – Hervé
Good stuff coming out of France these days. I wish I knew what the eff these guys are saying but it sounds funky and Keenhouse ups the ante with some Miami Viced out synths. This is a nifty little nu-disco electro-pop track. Worth a listen.
A slight reworking from Robson Michel turns this into a much stronger track than the original. Cannot wait for Lollapalooza!