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The Rise of Dance

Avicii Dance

Most of my friends that know me know I’m a huge fan of Electro/House/Dance music – pretty much if it gets my blood flowing I’m game. I was never a big fan of Dance but after living with a Brazilian that played it non-stop, I had no option but to fall in love with it. I’ve seen that my love of Dance has coincided with the rest of America – I’ve been wondering why – it’s not as if you’ll find Avicii or Afrojack blaring on your radio so the sudden ascent seems strange. The reason – blo & social media. There’s so many good blogs out there (Good Music All Day, Fresh New Tracks, Mostly Junkfood) that these days if you make good music – you’ll be found. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Sweden, Norway, France – you’ll get found. Two of my favorite things are sports and music – they both have the ability to bring people of all races, nationalities, backgrounds together. One of my favorite Avicii videos isn’t a music video, but rather his trailer for the worldwide hit, Levels – in that video you can see people from all over the world unifying over a few bass lines and synthesizers. Just Classic….

The Bystander Effect

I was hesitant to first post about this and then I realized if I didn’t, I’d be just like the handful of people that watched, murmured to themselves ‘Wow that’s sad’, and went on with their lives. Not that me writing about it is going to make that drastic of a change, but at the least, I can know I’m one more person saying how wrong it is. That might sound simple, but honestly how many times do we walk by something wrong and simply put our head down. ALL THE TIME. It’s called the Bystander Effect. The greater number of people present, the less amount of responsibility we seem to place on ourselves for helping someone in distress. Read the rest of this entry

Drake Take Care Track By Track Review Part 2

Cheesy Drake

9) Make Me Proud Feat. Nicki Minaj

Drake brings in his friend, big sister, lover (who knows what they are these days) in what’s sure to be another radio hit. The song is a bit of an ode to a woman who Drake is mesmerized with – maybe Nicki herself? The two have a relationship that tabloid mags dream of. The song itself at its core is a bit cheesy -a bit weird to be singing about how proud of your girl you are. but I guess, when you’re Aubrey Graham, you can get away with these things. Nicki Minaj comes in and channels her inner crazy doing the standard voice changing and screaming that we’ve become accustomed to. She shows her versatility late in the track switching from rapping to a more melodic tone then to the Supa Dupa flow. Nicki is essentially the female version of Drake. In fact, I’m now convinced she should add this to her growing list of Alter Egos.

Rating: 7.5/10

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