One of the biggest nights of the year, New Years Eve is a night fraught with expectations, memories, hopes and regrets. Most of all though it's a celebration, a birthday part for the whole world, and accordingly there are lots of parties. To help you usher in the new year we have put together some of our favorite party tunes from the MP3.com Database!
In the spirit of the holiday season this week's RCRD LBL Essentials Playlist is full of holiday music recorded by some of today's coolest artists. This Essentials Playlist isn't all good tidings and cheer though, these are modern holiday songs about about the ins and outs of Christmas in 2011.
Part of the fun of holiday music is its sense of tradition, but it can be fun hearing new interpretations as well. This year, Austin indie rock quintet Quiet Company serves up an excellent version of the classic "Angels We Have Heard on High."
Founded by influential electronic musician/producer Ellen Allien over 12 years ago, BPitch Control has become a powerhouse of the club scene in Berlin. Originating as a techno infused label, BPitch Control refused to limit itself to a sole genre, instead opting to embrace and explore a variety of electronic types.
Ah, music. It's what gets us up in the morning and keeps us going all year long. Since our last Spotlight on holiday music we've added some new songs to the site, a handful of which our entire staff has highlighted in their "best-of" features. And, to fuel our lists even further, I've assembled my own favorite of--what else--free MP3s. From the dark atmospherics of HTRK to the electronic-pop stylings of Little Dragon, here are my top favorite songs on Mp3.com.
These days, country music can mean a whole lot of things. It can mean the traditional croon and swoon style of Patsy Cline and Hank Williams (both of whom seem to pop up on everyone's influence list, even the rock and rollers). "Country" can mean the thumping bass and frantic banjo of bluegrass, the gritty grimy guitar of Neil Young or a classic four chord homage to the working class hero. For this Best of MP3.com 2011 list, we offer 10 Kinds Of Country.
Welcome to Volume 8 of the RCRD LBL Essentials series. Today we've got some special tracks for you, running the gamut from indie to electronic to classic soul. Hear new music from Charles Bradley, Little Dragon,Islands, and others!