[#20-1] The 60 Best Underrated Songs of the Past 6 Years (3000 Posts)

Well folks, this is it. The moment you have all been waiting for since I foolishly started this multipart post during SXSW. Make sure you have read Part 1 (60-41) and Part 2 (40-21) before diving into these jams. But without further ado, I present the top 20 Best Underrated Songs of the past 6 years. Listen to them closely and frequently. They deserve the love.  Read more

Remix Roundup Vol. 69 – Approx. Jan 2013

100-bolt-paddedDamn, these have been rocking my iTunes for months now but laziness/selfishness has kept them from being wrapped and gifted for your ears. No time to talk. Get down to the rock.

[MP3] KidsOf88 – “Tucan”

i want to go to a place that i know is real, i need to find a new place for my mind to heal

  • Who: Sam & Jordan
  • What: Tropical dream pop, like Monarchy, Tycho, Gemini Club 
  • Where: Auckland, New Zealand + Facebook
  • When: Buy new LP Modern Love now.
  • Why: The last time KidsOf88 graced these pages they had spaces in their name and a much more amped up electro dance sound. What a beautiful surprise it is to find “Tucan” showing off an amazing maturation into pared back tropical soul. The stuttering handclaps and minimal production set the perfect backdrop for the silky sunset vocals. I can’t stop playing it. The video is pretty enchanting as well. Beauty in simplicity.

KIDS OF 88 are JUST what i like A LITTLE BIT of going on at MY HOUSE

wrap it baby I’m taking you home, get off your throne i want you alone

♫ Kids of 88 – Just A Little Bit

Kids of 88 are two friends from Auckland, New Zealand, who decided that making epic electro-dance music was a good idea. So aside from being super smart they also make some straight jams. “Just A Little Bit” (above) is their new single and showcases the smoother and subtler side of their sexy dance music. 2008’s “My House” is the real banger here as it is a bit more straightforward as it attempts to get girls’ asses moving while simultaneously convincing those asses that they should come back for a night cap. If that album art is any indication I’d say it worked. Heck, I’m checking flights to Auckland right now!

♫ Kids of 88 – My House

[Thanks to Mike at The Recommender]

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