Today I am DJ’ing an event in Long Beach. Minus the excitement, I am also very nervous (a habit of mine that will only disappear when I play that first song). Today, I am going to discuss a group that speaks to me through their song lyrics. As an Xtreme (had to stay with the X theme) music connoisseur, I take different elements of music into account when downloading, listening, and then deciding if I like what I hear or not. For each band, song, or remix, I assess them on a different level depending on the genre. The genre of this group, as Myspace is calling it, Pop/Soul/New Wave attracts me because of the quality vocals, musicality, and of course…the lyrics.
I’m not going to post one song today because I am tied to multiple songs on this album. Here are some lyrics from my favorite songs on The XX – XX.
1. Crystalised: You’ve applied the pressure/To have me crystalized/And you’ve got the faith/That I could bring paradise…Things have gotten closer to the sun/& I’ve done things in small doses/So don’t think that I’m pushing you away/When you’re the one that I’ve kept closest Crystalised – YouTube
2. Heart Skipped A Beat: No need to come to me/When I can make it all the way to you/You made it clear/You weren’t near/Near enough to me/Heart skipped a beat/And when I caught it you were out of reach/But I’m sure, I’m sure/You’ve heard if before Heart Skipped A Beat – YouTube
3. Shelter: And I’ll cross oceans, like never before/So you can feel the way I feel it too/& I’ll mirror images back at you/So you can see the way I feel it too Shelter – YouTube
4. Infinity: Had I seen it in your eyes/There’d have been no try after try/Your leaving had no goodbye/Had I just seen one in your eyes/I can’t give it up/To someone elses touch/Because I care too much Infinity – YouTube
So… I pop open my computer this morning and the first song I see is Nic Chagall feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn (This Moment). The lyrics get me thinking (about my personal life- of course). I’m sure most of us have had some type of relationship that has ended, but has left us with unforgettable memories. Sometimes these memories connect us with this person, even if we can never re-establish the old relationship we once had with them. Regardless, these moments of love and happiness will forever be in our hearts and can ALWAYS bring a smile to our faces 🙂
And it’s a bitter end to a story so sweet
Like a long lost friend
That’s never found a way back to me
And I can’t deny these memories
Got me all locked up inside
And you hold the key
All that I need is this moment
To send me away with a smile on my face
I tried to leave but I turn back
On my heart remains a trace
All that I seek is this moment
All day in my mind I recreate
If there was a way to get back
This feeling of chase..of chase
All that I need is this moment
So after I made my last mix (download here: http://www.4shared.com/file/136094268/f7b68876/DJ_DLish_FALLing_into_House.html), I have been taking a short break from intense song searching.
As I was working out at Equinox today, “Analog People in a Digital World-Rose Rouge” came on. Besides helping my workout progress at an even smoother rate, I was very impressed with the gym’s musical selections to really motivate its clientele. With that said, today I came across Analog People in a Digital World’s new song: CIRCUS. The Club mix, with a lounge vibe and vocals, really caught my attention. If you’re in the mood for a good beat that DOESN’T hurt your head, I highly suggest downloading this song! Analog People in a Digital World’s Myspace