Archive | December, 2014

Happy New Year And Duh DANCE YRSELF CLEAN

31 Dec

2014 was filled with ups, downs, more ups, more downs but I’m ending it on a high note.  Having said that duh I have resolutions and goals for 2015.  Of course I do.  I just want to thank everyone who follows my blog and all the musicians, artists, bands etc who continue to inspire me and make me want to gush and gush about their music!  It is a pleasure and an honor.  Have a wonderful NYE and an amazing New Year!

Psst it wouldn’t be a DaniYrselfClean tradition if we didn’t like go into this new year blasting “Dance Yrself Clean.”  So without further ado, Mr. Murphy and LCD Soundsystem take it away:

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MØ/New Year’s Eve

30 Dec

Well this heavenly surprise by MØ is gonna help bring in this new year with style and so much grace!

DYC 2014 in Review

30 Dec

The WordPress.com stats peeps prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog!

Here’s a taste of what they had to say:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

DYC’s Fave 50 Jams of 2014

24 Dec

dyc's fave jams of 2014

In a year where I was blasting Taylor Swift like it was my job…1989 is my favorite album of the year.  I admit it.  I can’t deny that I like to “Shake It Off” and have a dance party in my house every day of the week.  This is the one album I can say I never skip a track, I always need to play it in full and usually after CLEAN finishes blasting my ears off I need to go for a round two and “Welcome To New York” is starting again haha!  That is not to say I haven’t loved other LP’s this year.  I have and I would say they are great but they aren’t 1989.  I’ve always liked Tay Tay (hey I am not ashamed to say RED was blasted like no other too) but in 2014 Taylor kind of just blew me away.  I never expected to be as obsessed as I am with 1989.  We all need an album that just connects with us at a point in our lives and well this did it for me.

I don’t want this to become a Taylor gush fest so let me get to other fave albums this year which include:

Sharon Van Etten/Are We There

STARS/No One Is Lost

Future Islands/Singles

Lykke Li/I Never Learn

Iggy Azalea/The New Classic

Sylvan Esso/Sylvan Esso

This post I want to dedicate to not just albums but to my 50 favorite songs of 2014.  And yes “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” and all of 1989 could be on here.  So could top 40 hits like Charli XCX‘s “Boom Clap,” SIA‘s “Chandelier,” Coldplay‘s “Sky Full Of Stars,” Ariana Grande ft The Weeknd’s “Love Me Harder,” Maroon 5‘s “Animals” (don’t judge me haha), anything by Iggy Azalea, or Nick Jonas‘ “Jealous” (again don’t judge me here).

I wanted this compilation of my fave jams of the year to be the songs that didn’t get as much radio play or radio play at all. They were the songs that kept me sane this year, delighted my world and inspired me. They are the reason I want to and love to blog about music.

The artists and bands you will find on my fave jams of 2014 playlist include Future Islands, Banks, Beck, Zola Jesus, Sharon Van Etten, CYHSY ft Matt Berninger, Twin Shadow, Lykke Li, Chet Faker, STARS, Sylvan Esso, Kate Boy, White Sea, Say Lou Lou, HAERTS, BATHS, CARIBOU, Little Daylight, The Preatures, BROODS, The Drums, Small Black ft Frankie Rose, Lust For Youth, M83, Cut Copy, Electric Youth, Ballet School, Wildcat! Wildcat!, GEMS, Woman’s Hour, Torres, terror pigeon!, CHVRCHES, Wolf Alice, PAPA, Delta Spirit, Kevin Drew, Planningtorock, Wye Oak, Diplo ft Edward Droste and Rostam, Fences ft Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Cold War Kids, Jenny Lewis, Mikky Ekko, Young Ejecta, George Maple, Vita Bergen, Made In Heights, Pink Feathers ft SPEAK and last but not least Indiana!  So what are you waiting for…get in the end of the year greatness spirit and stream the delightful as fuck jams below:

Bebe Rexha/I’m Gonna Show You Crazy and Gone

23 Dec

Bebe Rexha is getting ready to launch her Warner Bros Records debut album in 2015 and in the meantime she is dropping some hot tracks on us to tease us until then!  Those tracks “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” and “Gone” are damn glorious.  Stream the Brooklyn born pop star’s greatness below:

Born Gold/Hyphen

22 Dec

Stream Born Gold‘s great new track Hyphen below:

DYC’s Fave Turn Me Up Jams

20 Dec

Two weeks of December amazing music goodness is what we get with this week’s playlist.  I’m talking new music from Twin Shadow, Alex Winston, Miguel etc…Ezra and Rostam leaving their Vampire Weekend-ified mark on some tracks!  And don’t get me started on how amazing Charli XCX‘s performance on Letterman this week with Rostam on piano was.  I will never admit how many times I’ve watched that.  I will also never admit how much I’ve already listened to Madonna‘s 6 Rebel Heart tracks that have become available today.  All I can say is if the end of December is any indication of what 2015 is gonna be like, well we all better get ready to have our pants delighted off.  But for now join me in obsessing over my fave “Turn Me Up Jams” and stream stream stream away below: