Music that made my 2015

I’m behind.  Ever since I stopped being a regular DJ, I have been out of the music scene.  But in 2015 I really started to try and find some new music.  Here is stuff that I have found most interesting in 2015…

  • Dillon Francis – Not Butter (Mom, this one isn’t for you.)  I ended up finding Dillon Francis via DJ Snake.  I love that this music video is a parody on the entire electronic dance music genre’s music video scene.  Give me more of a DJ willing to poke fun at his own musical style.  That’s what my “band” in high school was all about.
  • This version of Fetty Wap’s – Crank Dat (I have no idea what a Fetty Wap is, but at one time had no idea what a Lady Gaga or Hannah Montana was either.)
  • David Guetta and Nicki Minaj’s – Hey Mama ’nuff said
  • Fifth Harmony’s – Worth It – which I will take for the empowering message to women.
  • Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s – Lean On which has certain Indian influences which makes it very appealing to me right now.
  • Tove Lo’s – Talking Body – She’s a new artist to me but I love her stuff so far – such as Habits which I somehow missed earlier.

Here are more that I found in 2015 but are older tracks.

  • Ape Drums – Overload which I found through this great live set (skip to about 29 minutes into it for the best ten or so minutes (in my opinion).  I was also introduced to notable Choppa Dunks’ Piter and Stomper by Chris Lake and Anna Lunoe.
  • Dillon Francis – When We Were Young which I love for the sentiment and the music as well as the fun video.  Need ledd feel good and more bass from Francis?  Or want a singing frosted doughnut with sprinkles? Check out I can’t Take It.
  • I can’t help being a sucker for some Skrillex tracks and Try It Out is perfect.  So is Summit.
  • Somehow I missed this great track from Basement Jaxx.  Never Say Never has a nice hook and a fun video.
  • I also finally discovered Clean Bandit which put Extraordinary,
  • Rather Be, Dust Clears, and other tracks of theirs on my radar.  Dad, I think you’d like this band.
  • David Guetta’s – Play Hard seemed familiar but the video’s craziness has me hooked.  Get me some of those boots!
  • Going way back, Swedish House Mafia’s – Don’t You Worry Child makes me wish I was following these guys well before their going away shows.
  • Finally, TC’s simple Do You Rock makes me wonder how much other great talent I have missed in my life.
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Ryan "Zieak" McFarland dabbles. Beards. Making things. Travel. Genealogy. Frugality and excessiveness. Fitness and fatness. He's a PE teacher in India, usually calls Alaska home and is a happy father to two boys and the husband to a suddenly crafty wife.

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