Hippie Sabotage: “White Tiger” and “Sunny”


Rarely does a song come on which I literally must stop what I am doing and soak in it. This is definitely the case while listening to tracks from Hippie Sabotage. This brother duo from California has been releasing albums and mixes since 2011. In the past few months, they have continued their rash of releases which range from reworks of Lorde to sampling oldies. Each song could stand alone as a symphonic culmination of percussions and instrumental excellence.

Listening to their songs such as Stay High and Sunny make you believe in the beauty of music and the power to make people move with every pitch change and drop.

Seriously, where have you been all my life?

Feeling the sensation of the base making my headphones vibrate, resonating through my body to my fingers with every deep stroke of the synth and breaks in the song. You feel the air leave your lungs and you can simply exhale. Although the brothers have kept a rather elusive profile, they give you enough you make you searching and pining for one more sweet release. Well played, gentlemen.

Hippie Sabotage – White Tiger

Bonus Track:

Hippie Sabotage – Sunny


DJ Y alias JY – Sunny, Happy (Easy – part 2)


This song makes me feel giddy with sunshine. It’s the sort of blissful intoxication that results after you’ve had too much sun and can’t help but exude a hazy radiance as you drift through your day. Navigating through the swarming mass of sweat and noise of this city is way better when listening to this catchy mash-up. There’s a pep in my step, a glide in my stride, and I can’t help but smile at strangers. This spontaneous overflow of joy usually comes as a surprise to my fellow New Yorkers, and it’s fun to see whether they return the spark. Though many seem baffled by my bliss, there is nothing as rewarding as the occasional glimmer of acknowledgment or fleeting smile in return.

Sunny, Happy [Easy – part 2], by DJ Y alias JY, is the perfect summer mash-up. Cro and Gorillaz compliment Bobby Hebb’s 1966 classic perfectly. “Easy” X “Clint Eastwood” X “Sunny = a beam of sunshine, the ideal mash-up for melting your day away. If you dig this, I recommend checking out Bobby Hebb’s performance of “Sunny” from 1972. His smile is infectious.

DJ Y alias JY – Sunny, Happy (Easy – part 2)