Been doing a little traveling recently and one of my favorite things to do when I travel is listen to local “Hits.” Sometimes it’s the same crap you hear on every radio station in the USA, but occasionally you come across stuff you would never hear. So here are three of the dopest non-English tunes I’ve heard in a while!
Stromae is incredible. I’ve not been following him as closely as I should have, so this track slipped under my radar. The lyrics are translated, which is super important because they’re absolutely crucial. Stromae tells the story of our lives being carried away by social media, and how followers become more important than connection. The animation is top notch as is the production on the song. Put this into your face ASAP and check his most recent video here!
Maitre Gims is a perfect example of how good a poppy dance track can be with zero lyrical recognition. This is a peppy, summery tune that stands on its own, with the video showing the star balling, but balling in the Middle East. If I had a choice between watching this or another Flo Rida track where he’s stunting on some bullshit for the millionth time, I think you know which one I’d choose.
Saad Lamjarred is a baller. There is no other way to describe the utterly amazing style, fashion, bass & shot choices in this video. I have no idea what they’re saying, but I can tell that Saad gets all the ladies, his boys can break dance and the old dude got some Beats headphones. This is the perfect example of a culture modernizing and entering the global worldbeat stream. Honestly, this track wouldn’t be out of place in a diplo set. Someone tell Mad Decent, they need to pick this guy up.
Can we just start installing these in places? The CityFox Experience had great success with this level of crazy good visualization, but Team IF
has really taken it one step forward. This kind of build for visualizations is incredible and people need to start giving this team money toute suite.
In the first 30 seconds, I knew this mix was special. This hour of sexy, deep house from Le-Saint-T the Electro Pose in France shows why you really can’t fuck with the French when it comes this kind of vibe. This mix is quality start to finish, and this Le-Saint-T is now officially on my radar. The mix keeps the pregaming energies up, and would provide a hot & alluring soundtrack to a hotel room micro party in case you’re into that sort of thing. The vibe coming from Timberlake, Thicke & Barkley remixes melds with a dash or two of tropical, a heavy dollop of deep & a whole lot of positivity. TEEMID is featured and does some fantastic work here. This is such a fantastic mix and the tracklist is below, in case you want to do what I did and go listen to each one of these separately after.
Crazy (TEEMID Intro) – Gnarls Barkley
Alicia – Darius
Rock your body (Notize Edition) – Justin Timberlake
Groovejet (Andrey Exx & Fomichev Remix) – Lissat & Voltaxx vs Marc Fisher
What – Fabich & Ferdinand Weber
Perlenklang (Original Mix) – Sonnentänzer feat. Novocaine
Boy Boy Boy – Andhim
Little Bird (Original Mix) – Lexer
Alive (Gold Fields Remix) – Empire of the Sun
The Fear (Matt Elation Cut) – Marcapasos
Jolene (GAMPER & DADONI Remix) – Dolly Parton
Only Girl In The World (TEEMID & Makeda Purple Cover) – Rihanna
Sonoro (Original Mix) – Paji
Blurred Lines (Bee’s Knees Remix) – Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams
TEEMID – ID