Tune Tape Tuesdays #4

I don't listen to the radio. Perhaps I'm turning into my parents, but any time I've tuned in, it seems the airwaves are polluted with teeny-bopper pop that all sounds the same. To find music I like, I have to take a different route. I've got a few failsafe methods for this. First is www.themusicninja.com, a great music blog which covers everything from unsigned and upcoming Indie Folk, to filthy and very offensive Dubstep. Previews - and very often free downloads - are on offer, so you can browse quickly and easily. Thanks to them, I fell in love with Lana Del Rey's Video Games and Gotye's Somebody I Used To Know months before they became big. As a fan of ambient electronica (or 'ambientronica' if you're pretentious), MrSuicideSheep's channel on YouTube is a must-have for your favourites folder. He also puts out some cracking Drum n Bass and quirky remixes - definitely worth a look if you're bored on a rainy night. Finally, the iTunes sidebar is pretty damn intelligent. Simply select a song you love, and it will present you with 8 or 9 results that it predicts you will like. The hours I have wasted just repeating this process for every new song I discover is frankly quite embarrassing, but it's more interesting than just previewing all the crap that's in the Top 100. 

This week's Tune Tape is the new music that I've found in these ways this month. Pride of place is Wild Nothing's Paradise - guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. For all you 'Dub-luvers' out there, there's Adventure Club's new track Need Your Heart, full of filthy wobbles and as much skank as you can shake a stick at. For fans of ElectroHouse, I've put in Lucas Nord's Let Us Stay Young (which makes you want to do just that). DnB is also covered by way of remixes of BCee's Looking Glass, and RinneRadio's Tule! - both high in energy and streetcred. I've tried to provide something for everyone, so let me know what you like... 

Urban Cone - Deja Vu

Passion Pit - It's Not My Fault, I'm Happy

Next week's Tune Tape is a toss-up between my all-time favourite covers and lesser-known gems of the 90's - what would you like to hear?

Belle x

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