Papa sure loves mambo. Here is a list of tracks that used to play more than often at home. I’m picking up the international tracks as a lot of indian music was played too. Here are the ones i recall vividly:
Who can not love the Gypsy Kings?
Throw in a little bit of Harry Belafonte!
And who could have got by the 80’s without listening to Foreigner?
Of course not to forget one of the coolest tracks by Pet Shop Boys that came out the year i was born!
By the time we hit the 90’s yes there was more of Bon Jovi but this 80’s song was played more often 🙂
Towards the mid 90’s my musical taste was evolving and gradually i had a few favorites of my own. Here are just a couple of tracks i listened to a lot at the time:
Of course my preferences have evolved a lot more from then. These were just some of the songs i heard lot play back in time.
I absolutely dig music from the 60’s and the sound that defined tracks from that time. So it’s even better when i discover music by new bands that are inspired by the same style of music. There’s something about those California sun driven beats that makes me feel at ease and calm instantly. Here are two bands that hit that mark spot on:
1. Summer Twins: This sister duo belts out dreampop songs that make for easy listening and make summer more enjoyable.
2. Allah-Las: This 4 member band based out of LA is what i came across on public radio (streaming internet radio). Their sounds are more rock and roll and totally based on the 60’s garage sound. What more could you want with a sound that’s mixed with The Kinks and Lo-fi ?
Heavenly, isn’t it?
Been listening to some of my old favorites and this one popped up. I love Thievery Corporation for their world music infused sounds. They effortlessly mix reggae, hip hop, jazz with dub thrown in too. What more could one need to dabble in. The band is based out of Washington and have been belting out great music since 1995. I discovered their music around 2007. One of their more popular tracks is Lebanese Blonde which has got some hindustani music influence too.
Since the band has a take on world issues they have got embroiled in controversies too. Most of this was centered around their participation in a concert to end the iraq war and other issues such as trade exploitation & world food program. But apart from that, this DJ duo has powerful music that has meaning too unlike other EDM artists popular today.
Basically, this the kind of music you want to chill to over the weekend! Enough said.