#CLT – Vol. 2

This is the first #CLT of the new year, and it needs to be special. So here we go, 2014.

1. Air – MIDIval PunditZ

This is an old one, but one of my all-time favourites. The pioneers of the Indian fusion scene, Tapan Raj and Gaurav Raina have been banging it out for more than a decade.

 

2. Suck – Yuck

Other than their imaginatively titled tracks, Yuck have an easygoing yet distinctive style that hits you. Hard. Suck comes off their debut album titled, obviously, Yuck.

 

3. Little Drummer Boy – Pentatonix

I know it’s a little late to be posting Christmas carols, but this one is too awesome not to share. Pentatonix are a five-piece acapella band, and are one of my favourite cover artists on the YouTube. Their rendition of this Christmas classic will give you goosebumps. Guaranteed.

 

4. My Wish – Rascal Flatts

I’m not too much of a country music person, but this song was first played at a coming of age of sorts, for me. And it’s been special ever since. So, at the beginning of 2014, I’d like to wish all of you the very best, Rascal Flatts style.

 

5. Only Moment We Were Alone – Explosions In The Sky

EITS are a five-piece post rock band from Texas. Only Moment, ever since I first heard, has been my favourite track to play at that point in the party where the festivities are dying down and everyone’s just in the mood to sit around and be. Just be. Add a dimly lit room to that, and the world is perfect.

 

And that’s it for this edition of #CLT. Happy new year, everyone, and keep listening!

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#CLT5 – Vol.1

This is a concept that I got from Shalaka Pai’s column over at Nh7.in. Every list has five tracks that she has put together for that day. Welcome to mine!

1. Bangla Bass Feat. Mou Sultana Brooklyn Shanti & Nucleya – Nucleya’s VIP Dub Remix

The brain-thumping bassline in this one, along with its fresh feel, puts it right at the top of the list for today. Even though I discovered it a while ago, it’s a track I keep going back to just to nod along in the middle of a slow day at work.

2. Nobody – Skindred

I only discovered reggae metal today, thanks (once again) to NH7. The Welsh unit Skindred are one of the pioneers of the genre, and for a headbanger like me, Nobody is the perfect track.

3. First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes

This generation’s Dylan, Conor Oberst, brings you one of the most beautiful love songs I’ve ever heard. Along with it is an incredibly poignant music video. Watch and listen to this one.

4. Madari – Vishal Dadlani, Sonu Kakkar

A friend at work introduced me to this track, and there was no looking back. Vishal, known for his work with Pentagram and as one half of Vishal-Shekhar, displays some incredible vocal dexterity on this track.

5. Bizarre – Perera Elsewhere

I really owe NH7 a lot today. I began listening to Jahcoozi thanks to them, and discovered Perera Elsewhere as a result. Her voice has a strange way of getting under your skin, and the video is pretty interesting as well.

This concludes Vol.1 of #CLT5. Come back for more!