MY NU JOINT BY DISCOTRON

 

Pretty much the perfect segue from stale holiday classics, a la Jingle Bell Rock.”My New Joint” by Discotron – for that crucial moment when your place gets loud, the bottom of the punch bowl appears, and that beauty you’ve been eyeing across the room yawns once or twice. Music is indeed the answer. “Ghetto Funk” is also playlist worthy.

FRIDAYS SONG

ALL TIME GREATS

 

“Brass Monkey” by The Beastie Boys live on Soul Train. Priceless.

 

 

“Ordinary World” by Duran Duran. This video is so 80’s it hurts. In a good way.

 

 

“Your Silent Face” by New Order. All time classic.

 

 

“True” by Spandau Ballet 1985. Remember Live Aid?

 

SUGAR & THE HI-LOWS


 

We’re usually not into holiday cover songs here at Style Ledger but this one should make it on everyone’s December playlist. “Jingle Bells” by Sugar and the Hi-Lows.

FRIDAY’S TUNE: BODY LANGUAGE

 

Nice old school beat, “Falling Down,” from Brooklyn-based electro dance quartet, Body Language. They’ve recently hit a groove and have had some great rolling in: “Body Language may traverse an impressive range of styles, but the group has only one clear motive: to move bodies on the dance floor.” – NPR, and from FADER: “Sunny and buzzing.”

 

FRIDAYS TUNE

 

“Music People” by Moodymann. Heard last night in Detroit, old school house music, for the weekend dance party.

CALIFORNIA SUNSET BY POOLSIDE

 

“California Sunset” by Poolside.

GOLD DUST BY DJ FRESH

 

Director Ben Newman of Pulse Films UK goes refreshingly old school with this simply executed, brilliant video.

HARVEST MOON BY POOLSIDE

 

About as chill a song as you can get. A cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” by LA-based electronic duo Jeffrey Paradise and Filip Nikolic of Poolside.

GENEVA SOUND SYSTEMS

Spotted at last week’s stellar Capsule show in New York City, Geneva Sound Systems. They’ve done a bang up job combining a parred down, super clean aesthetic with retro numbers and simple color combinations. The Model XS shown above is inspired by the classic travel clock – it folds up neatly, is wrapped in rich leather and links via Bluetooth to your iPhone. Also available in red and white. $199, available at GenevaLab.

 

LYKKE LI I FOLLOW RIVERS

 

“I Follow Rivers” by Lykke Li. This Magician Remix add a nice pace.

178 SONGS

 

Being a good DJ is all about reading the room properly. If a song is flailing, be ready to fade to a trusted winner. And even the best songs can start to lag, so be prepared to cut to something new. I helped out at a 40th birthday party recently and put together two summer-friendly playlists, one for cocktails, one for dancing. I use an incredibly simple app, called DJAY by Algoriddim. It automatically syncs up with your iTunes library, allowing you to easily fade between songs, or can be set to Automix so you can actually enjoy the party. You can download it for both your laptop and iPhone. Try to avoid playing similar songs back to back to keep things fresh. For instance, don’t go from “Get Down Tonight” to “The Hustle,” instead mix in a new song like “I Love It” by Icona Pop to break it up. And mix in your absolute winners every 5 or so songs, like Naughty by Nature’s “OPP,” MJ’s “Thriller,” and yes, “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk. Here are the full playlists, keeping in mind the age group. Enjoy the summer: (more…)

SUMMER SOUND: ION TAILGATER

 

When it comes to music and partying in the summer, louder is better. And you never want to be at that point where someone yells “Turn it up!” and you can’t.  That’s where the Tailgater from Ion comes in. Discovered this past weekend at a house party in Montauk, this little bad boy looks like an amp you’re childhood buddy used to plug his electric guitar into. It’s built for summer parties, where music played outdoors could always use an extra kick. Simply plug in your Macbook, iPod, iPad, favorite playlist, etc. and turn it up to 5. Anything above that will easily handle a dance party for 50. Come fall, throw it into the back of the pick-up, hit the big football game and listen to sports radio on the built in AM/FM radio. The Ion Tailgater, $159, available at ionaudio.com

SHINING STAR BY NNEKA

 

There’s a lot of good in this one. “Shining Star” by Nneka (Joe Goddard Remix).

THE WHITEST BOY ALIVE

 

“1517” by The Whitest Boy Alive.

IHOME BOOMBOX

Just in time for beach day. The retro inspired iHome iP4 Boombox – one sweet looking, versatile traveling siesta. Available in pink, royal or black. Comes with a remote control and built in FM radio. $199, available at iHome.

START SHOOTIN’ BY LITTLE PEOPLE

 

“Start Shootin'” by Little People.

GOOD MUSIC

“Dumb Disco” by Holy Ghost!

“Shooting Stars” by the Bag Raiders.

“Hurricane” by MS MR.

“Get Lucky” by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams

PERFECT DAY BY LOU REED

 

“Perfect Day,” written by Lou Reed in 1972, featured on Transformer, Reed’s second post-Velvet Underground solo album.

BLUE MONDAY BY NEW ORDER

 

A classic to kick start the week.

LACOSTE: POLO OF THE FUTURE

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