Update: My very first giveway of a pair of Lock Laces is in the books, with Kimberly taking the prize! Congrats! So, some friends in real life have asked me, "OK, so do you have a fitness/running blog, or is it a music blog?!? I can't tell."
All right....I will be the first to admit; I post and share *a lot* of music.
In an effort to try to keep my blog's focus where I originally intended it to be, but still share the awesomeness I find online to add to my workout and general playlists, I am going to try something new this week....it's a twist on the "Five Things Friday" posts that I often see on the interwebz on the last and very best day of the (official) workweek.
On my little blog, it's going to be FIVE SONGS FRIDAY!! This deserves my favorite happy dance....you know what's coming.....
First up, "Bulletproof Titanium," a pop/dance mashup from DJ Earworm from his "Music for Sport" series, a set of custom mixes created for and played throughout the sport event venues during the 2012 London Olympic Games. I previously posted his "Speed" mashup from the same series.
Tracks mashed up in it are:
David Guetta and Sia - Titanium La Roux - Bulletproof Labrinth - Earthquake Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your best shot Europe - The Final Countdown
You can download Bulletproof Titanium for free here, or listen for free on Soundcloud below.
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So, so smooth, and Ellie really took this song in a different direction with the different drumbeats, saxophones, etc. For the sake of comparison to see what she was working with, here's alt-J's original version, with a free download here. Loving their album "An Awesome Wave", and excited to see them at Lollapalooza 2013 in Chicago in a couple of months.
Going in a different direction, I'm a big fan of Drake; have been ever since his mixtape days. Love his new (NSFW, sorry) track featuring the awesome Sampha. And he's made it available for a free download here. Thanks Drizzy ;) Lyrically though, come on....any guesses who this one is about?
Next, for the Imagine Dragons fans out there; I know there are many of you because I see the radio versions of ID tracks popping up on everyone's playlist. For those looking for a new take on "Radioactive" or just who want a slower remix/dubstepish track to add to an "easy pace" playlist (that's where I stuck this one), check out the Synchronice remix below, also with a free download.
Hope everyone has an awesome weekend. Assuming the thunder and lightening hold off, I am running a 5k TONIGHT!!! Fingers crossed and watching the radar. Recap to come....
Have a great Friday!