Retro Wednesday: 90s Cover Edition

I had an idea for a theme party. Everyone bring 3 songs from the 90s on a USB drive. Upload everyone's choices to one computer. Press play.

My choices would be:
1) Soul Decision - Faded
2) TLC - Waterfalls
3) Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy

I'm weird.

If I was the host of the party, I would cheat and add two more songs: Next - Too Close and Aaliyah - Are You That Somebody?

I think Beth Ditto would choose Aaliyah too. She's paid homage to her with a cover.

The Gossip - Are You That Somebody? (Aaliyah Cover)

There's nothing I like more than Beth Ditto's vocals and the lyrics of Aaliyah. Hot.



Not safe for work? Or not safe for workdays? I've watched this video approximately 4 times now. It's a cinematic masterpiece that features a beautiful Florrie, an alluring Paris, and an electronic beat. Experience it yourself.


Unexpected Mash Ups

We at EB are a big fan of mash ups. We supported the unlikely pairing of the Black Keys and Big Boi. Lauded Brazilian DJ Joao Brasil's 365 days of Mash Ups. Even suggested that someone try to mash up Jay-Z's "Girls Girls Girls" and Pharrell's "Beautiful."

Time to make another suggestion.

Someone please mash up

DFA White Out Sessions - How Deep Is Your Love? by The Rapture from DFA Records on Vimeo.


I can see the whole blend of "let me hear that song" and "let me see that thong." Just sayin.


I'm doing better than anybody else

Dear reader, you are in for a treat today. Considering that it is Friday, I suppose that is entirely appropriate. Today's video is from a band called TEEN from Brooklyn New York. They've managed to create the perfect montage for their haunting track "better" by using clips from some 80's bicycle dancing flick staring Kevin Bacon. Take a look, become obsessed, and then watch again.

Teen BETTER from FAR EYE on Vimeo.

I think this video/song is the perfect way to encapsulate today's 20 something culture. It takes something from the past, and by super imposing a compensatory lens (in this case, music), somehow makes it more suitable now than in the time it was originally created. A bunch of guys dancing on bicycles could only be cool in 1986 and 2011, and no time in between.

Also, who knew Kevin Bacon was so... hot.?



Also, cop this.

Penguin Prison - Multi-Millionaire (Club Version) by Penguin Prison

Kid Tested, Mom Approved

Hey y'all. It's been too long. A whole week without electronic melodies. Jigga what? Lucky for you, I'm bringing us back to fun fun fun in a strong way. Meet Poolside Music's day mix. We can now enjoy virtually untouched old school beats that go with the summer sun. All day long.

Plus, my mom likes. And she's a classy lady.

Poolside - Day mixtape by Poolside Music


Do This

Listen to something really sad. I suggest Beach House and the xx. Feel terrible.

Then listen to Robyn. I suggest "Dancing On My Own." Feel awesome. That shit is powerful.

Also, check out Robyn's newest video.