Posts Tagged ‘Safe and Sound’

July 14, 2016

Today’s an epic day. And I believe many of you might already know why. Today, Justice revealed their first new single in five long years. We’ve been waiting. We’ve been waiting what feels like an eternity. And it was well worth the fidgeting, the hoping, the restlessness. Safe And Sound, which the world had a preview of when Ed Banger’s Pedro Winter (Busy P) dropped the track during his set at Sonar, is completely and wholly glorious. Safe And Sound is an electro disco house opera, an intensive retro funk and chorale levitating spectacular. I want to hold my hands up to the sky and sing spiritual praises to Justice. Nile Rodgers would also be very satisfied with the plucky strings on this jam. Could Safe And Sound be the first first material in a flurry of new tunes? Could there be a new Justice album on its way, and a new tour? Patience, my friends. Patience. Download Safe And Sound, here: http://www.justice.church/

April 24, 2014
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Yes, yes, yes, I know, this song is now officially overplayed, but come on, no matter how many times you listen to Safe and Sound, the moment it comes on, you know you’ll be washed over with a wave of happiness and start wanting to jump and sing along! It’s been nearly three years since Capital Cities’ Safe and Sound was featured as an early IHM favorite, sure to blow up the scene and lift any desolate spirit. And that’s exactly what happened. Everyone loved Safe and Sound, and everyone still loves Safe and Sound. Come on, admit it. Despite it’s popularity, I’ve noticed I haven’t heard too many remixes or flips of the tune. The few I have heard are nothing like this. This is a completely new take. This puts it in a whole new light. EDM heads, rejoice! I give you the Markus Schulz vs Grube & Hovsepian Remix, a banging trance remix. That’s right. Safe and Sound. Trance. You read me right. 

April 24, 2014
http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/146105197/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

Yes, yes, yes, I know, this song is now officially overplayed, but come on, no matter how many times you listen to Safe and Sound, the moment it comes on, you know you’ll be washed over with a wave of happiness and start wanting to jump and sing along! It’s been nearly three years since Capital Cities’ Safe and Sound was featured as an early IHM favorite, sure to blow up the scene and lift any desolate spirit. And that’s exactly what happened. Everyone loved Safe and Sound, and everyone still loves Safe and Sound. Come on, admit it. Despite it’s popularity, I’ve noticed I haven’t heard too many remixes or flips of the tune. The few I have heard are nothing like this. This is a completely new take. This puts it in a whole new light. EDM heads, rejoice! I give you the Markus Schulz vs Grube & Hovsepian Remix, a banging trance remix. That’s right. Safe and Sound. Trance. You read me right. 

OFFICIAL VID: Reputante – Safe n’ Sound

November 26, 2013

NYC four piece Reputante’s Safe n’ Sound grabbed an unrelenting hold of me when I first heard it last night on Live 105’s Soundcheck. I immediately looked the band up. The track is off of their debut EP Oceanside, out on Cult Records. The mellow tune, not at all to be confused with the completely different Safe and Sound by Capital Cities, is deceptively simple with a great post-punk and dark wave sound that I dig lots. It makes sense that they’d be signed to Julian Casablanca’s label. The music video for the track features the ever talented actress Michelle Williams, also in a deceptively simple setting on a carnival ride. Watching the video immediately reminded me of two other tunes that utilized similar visuals for their music videos, including Spector’s lyric video for Decade of Decay and The Vaccines’ I Always Knew. Funny thing is I watched them repetitively strung together last night, and the overall result was kind of cool, almost like a mini-film. Reputante, fronted by James Levy, will be touring with The Maccabees come February before they head over for a few short stops on this side of the pond.

OFFICIAL VID: Reputante – Safe n’ Sound

November 26, 2013

NYC four piece Reputante’s Safe n’ Sound grabbed an unrelenting hold of me when I first heard it last night on Live 105’s Soundcheck. I immediately looked the band up. The track is off of their debut EP Oceanside, out on Cult Records. The mellow tune, not at all to be confused with the completely different Safe and Sound by Capital Cities, is deceptively simple with a great post-punk and dark wave sound that I dig lots. It makes sense that they’d be signed to Julian Casablanca’s label. The music video for the track features the ever talented actress Michelle Williams, also in a deceptively simple setting on a carnival ride. Watching the video immediately reminded me of two other tunes that utilized similar visuals for their music videos, including Spector’s lyric video for Decade of Decay and The Vaccines’ I Always Knew. Funny thing is I watched them repetitively strung together last night, and the overall result was kind of cool, almost like a mini-film. Reputante, fronted by James Levy, will be touring with The Maccabees come February before they head over for a few short stops on this side of the pond.

New Cash Cash and remixes

August 9, 2013

For some much needed synth driven energy (for these long afternoons at work), check out this new remix by New York duo The Chainsmokers. Their remix of New Jersey electropop group’s Take Me Home which features Bebe Rexha on vocals is a dance ready extravaganza. The original edit of the tune is pretty dang good too, check out that one below the remix. It’s a very melodic EDM tune, and Bebe Rexha’s vocals are a nice delight. I can imagine a dance floor full of people jumping high to both versions. Cash Cash is new on my radar though they’ve been around since 2008. Apparently, they make some super fun dance tunes. For another good one, listen to their song Overtime below. Cash Cash also did a sick, raging electro house remix of Capital Cities’ Safe and Sound a few months back. Tacking that one on too. Dance party… GO!!!

New Cash Cash and remixes

August 9, 2013

For some much needed synth driven energy (for these long afternoons at work), check out this new remix by New York duo The Chainsmokers. Their remix of New Jersey electropop group’s Take Me Home which features Bebe Rexha on vocals is a dance ready extravaganza. The original edit of the tune is pretty dang good too, check out that one below the remix. It’s a very melodic EDM tune, and Bebe Rexha’s vocals are a nice delight. I can imagine a dance floor full of people jumping high to both versions. Cash Cash is new on my radar though they’ve been around since 2008. Apparently, they make some super fun dance tunes. For another good one, listen to their song Overtime below. Cash Cash also did a sick, raging electro house remix of Capital Cities’ Safe and Sound a few months back. Tacking that one on too. Dance party… GO!!!

Monsieur Adi’s new single and Capital Cities remix

August 7, 2013

French producer Monsieur Adi has been making a name for himself with his dope remixes (one of my faves is his remix of Mikky Ekko’s Kids), but he can create some fine original music too. He has a new single coming out soon titled What’s Going On and it features A*M*E on vocals, the same A*M*E on that super sick, banging track Need You (100%) by Duke Dumont. The song samples Soul II Soul’s classic, legendary track Back To Life from 1989, which is still such a hooking tune. The classical music beginning is serene and lovely, then it kicks into gear and bam! Sweet, addictive electro house jam! On top of this new single, Monsieur Adi also dropped his remix of Capital Cities’ Safe and Sound. It’s another remix gem from the talented fresh producer, and who doesn’t love hearing Safe and Sound again in any shape or form? I swear I’ll never ever get tired of that song, no matter how many times I’ve listened to it and how many times I’ve watched it performed live (and I have a TON of times). Dance your hump day away to the new single and the remix below.

Monsieur Adi’s new single and Capital Cities remix

August 7, 2013

French producer Monsieur Adi has been making a name for himself with his dope remixes (one of my faves is his remix of Mikky Ekko’s Kids), but he can create some fine original music too. He has a new single coming out soon titled What’s Going On and it features A*M*E on vocals, the same A*M*E on that super sick, banging track Need You (100%) by Duke Dumont. The song samples Soul II Soul’s classic, legendary track Back To Life from 1989, which is still such a hooking tune. The classical music beginning is serene and lovely, then it kicks into gear and bam! Sweet, addictive electro house jam! On top of this new single, Monsieur Adi also dropped his remix of Capital Cities’ Safe and Sound. It’s another remix gem from the talented fresh producer, and who doesn’t love hearing Safe and Sound again in any shape or form? I swear I’ll never ever get tired of that song, no matter how many times I’ve listened to it and how many times I’ve watched it performed live (and I have a TON of times). Dance your hump day away to the new single and the remix below.

OFFICIAL VID: Capital Cities – Safe and Sound

April 26, 2013

Alright, if you’ve been with I Heart Moosiq since the early days (not THAT early but it’s been a couple years or more), you know I’ve shared this CATCHIEST SONG in the world (almost) endlessly… when it had that cool dance montage video, when it had another video, when it had remixes, when it had a ton of other things… and now, I share it again. Yep, our SoCal boys have gone big time with Capitol Records. They’re getting regular radio airplay, running up the charts, you name it. And Safe and Sound is still one of the happiest, most fun songs ever. I’ll never get sick of it, nor will I get sick of most of Capital Cities’ other songs. Way to go, guys!!! I can’t remember how many times I’ve seen you in San Francisco live. It’s been a blast! I look forward to your debut album A Tidal Wave of Mystery!