Categories
Music

Marvin Gaye – Sunny (Mercury Edit II)

I’m watching the sun set over my neighbors house in Connecticut. It’s gorgeous and never ceases to amaze me. I’d say that winter sunsets are one of the few reasons I enjoy winter. Everything else — the cold, the ice, slush — I could do without. But the sunsets are just so much more colorful and full of range. It’s a reminder that the short days we’re experiencing in a familiar, but new, temperature, are really just that. Short days. There’s so much more to be done. And there’s so little time until the warmth comes back.

If you’re like me, you’ll probably want to play this song as the sun is setting. Wherever you are in the world, it’s easy to enjoy this classic remade into something even more toe-tap worthy. So sit back and enjoy the visuals, and the music. This cold is only a part of the bigger picture of that which is warmth.

Marvin Gaye – Sunny (Mercury Edit II)

BONUS:

Boney M – Sunny

Categories
Music Video

MyKill – Falling

It’s Wednesday but it feels like a Monday, is that weird? I’m okay with it for now, because I know when the weekend rolls around it’s going to be a really blissful surprise. Regardless, last weekend I had the pleasure of seeing a friend I hadn’t seen in quite some time. This is very relevant to this swaggy track you’re about to hear, so bear with me. This friend of mine is someone I would call my musical equal, because I think we’re on exactly the same level of love for music, in every regard. Ever since we met last year, we’ve been sharing music with one another, already knowing how the other will feel. It’s safe to say that his taste in music is excellent, and lucky for him, he’s a DJ too. (Maybe I should say lucky for the people who get to listen to him at work, because it’s so hard not to dance…)

Anyways, we were at a party together over the weekend when he started to DJ, and he threw down this track. I was sitting at the time and couldn’t help but stand up and groove. This track kind of made me realize when I listened the next day, that my summer was totally over but that good things were happening all around.

I think it’s only fair to include a Boney M. video in this post too, because I know you need it on this surprisingly beautiful Wednesday.

What if all we had to worry about was producing feel good disco tunes and maintaining our afros? How beautiful would that be?

MyKill – Falling

-Ashley

Categories
Music Uncategorized Video

Boney M. – Rasputin

I heard this song a couple of weeks ago for the first time from my hip-to-it friend Julia, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have it on repeat from the minute I heard it. In all honesty, I think it’s really important to take a trip back every once in a while, just to appreciate what was actually responsible for the creation and inspiration of the swagged out music that we have today. I find this to be extremely true especially with disco music. It’s so fascinating to me these days that so many DJs have taken disco to a whole other level, because there are now so many different types of the funkadelic groove that used to exist in solely one way back in the 70s.

After being introduced to Boney M, I went ahead and listened to some of their other tunes. There’s something really incredible about being able to create music that translates the same kind of emotion now, as it did back then. It just makes me want to groove, jive and boogie. You kind of have to watch the video though in order to fully appreciate it, because it’s so weird and yet, so right. I love the introductory guitar, with a sound as clear as water, followed by the unexpected drop into pure disco. The female singers are incredible with their hands in the air, grooving like gypsy wedding dancers, (that one goes out to my buddy Dan, he’s famous for his own fabulous gypsy wedding dance at parties…)

“Rah rah Rasputin, lover of the Russian queen, there was a cat that really was gone.”

-Ashley

Subscribe to our newsletter