Welcome back to another round of “what is katdakid listening to exactly?” I’m just going to give you a list of what’s in rotation on my pod and on my stereo. All of these are KATAPPROVED so take note, give them a listen, and go for self. If you don’t like ’em, well, that’s your damage not mine. Enjoy.
And these are in no particular order, just splattered and scattered about, which is the way I like it.
1. Prey for Rock N’ Roll Soundtrack. Always a classic, preferably the title track.
2. The Cults. Self Entitled. They’re Killer. Never Filler. Try garage band meets the beach, set them up, and let them go. Especially the songs, Abducted and Go Outside. Great stuff. And organs. Who could go wrong with using organs?
3. Washed Out – Within and Without. Very dance-y but atmospheric and trancelike. Perfect for when you want to wind down after a hard day.
4. 311 – Universal Pulse. Same ol’ 311 but I’m not complaining. Rock on with a reggae type of vibe lying underneath. Still on their game after all of these years. Key song: Waitless
5. Hugo – Old Tyme Religion. Cosmic slop of goodness from rock, blues, r&b thrown in. Check out the title track, Bread and Butter, Born, and his own take on Jay-Z’s 99 Problems. Good stuff. Kinda has a John Lennon vibe too in his voice. Trust me. So so good.
6. Foster the People – Torches. Very upbeat and bouncy. I know it goes against my norm of loving indie bands. But I could easily blast this in my car put the top back in my convertible, if i had a convertible. Dance beats with drums. How can one go wrong? Key song: Warrant
7. London Elektricity – YIKES! REMIXES! This is the remix compilation to LE’s album Yikes.. (obvi) but it is good. Solid. Drum and bass. and Dance with swooping melodies. LE is just THE MAN right now for dance and drum and bass.
8. Ibiza 2011. I love compilations. Especially this one. Twenty five songs of non stop toe tapping music gold. I dare anyone sit still to this compilation while it’s playing. Key songs: The Music Speaks Louder than Words, Sax My Bitch Up, and Strange Love. But the whole comp. is off the knob!
9. A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory. Classic hip hop. Lyrically and musically this is easily a no brainer for those looking for something to listen to and relax. Q-tip’s vocals are just on point, especially when being teamed with Ron Carter, bass man extraordinaire. This album is really a win win all around. Even if you are not a fan of hip hop, you will like this. Key songs: The whole thing. Jazz samples, drumbeats, and socially conscious lyrics. Charlie Sheen ain’t got nuthin’ on these guys. #Winning.
10. Swedish House Mafia – Until One. Just.. amaaaaaaaazing House. Trust me. I won’t even comment. You must listen to this. NOW. NOW I SAY!!
Ok. That’s a wrap.Follow @joelygabs