Put your pencils down and pack your bags, ladies and gents, because it’s almost time for Spring Break 2013! Whether you’ll be heading to Cancun, or just relaxing in your dorm room, like I will, everybody needs a little bit of music to accompany their good time. That’s why for this week’s installment of 3 of the Week, I’ll be showing three songs that’ll go just nicely in between popular offerings like “Harlem Shake” and “Thrift Shop”.
1. “Icarus (Extended Mix)” – Madeon
He’s only 19 years old and he’s already accomplished more than a lot of electronic producers hope to achieve in their entire career. Hugo Leclercq, otherwise known as Madeon, is making quite a splash in the electronic music scene. On his debut EP The City, Madeon experiments with what’s at his disposal and resultantly puts together some of the catchiest tunes currently on the market. For further proof, check out either the extended mix or live version of “Icarus”, a monumentally hype-building track that is well worth your time and the space on your playlist.
2. “Look Lovely” – Big Chocolate
Most famous for his rollicking set on the Warped Tour stage in 2011 (as well as this upcoming summer), American dubstep producer Cameron Argon, otherwise known as Big Chocolate, wants to get you dancing harder than you ever have before. With over half a dozen releases since 2009, as well as a handful of remixes under his belt from artists like Asking Alexandria, Bad Rabbits, and Breathe Carolina, he definitely knows what he’s doing behind a turntable. Look no further than “Look Lovely”, the second track off his latest record Red Headed Locc. Though not his finest work to date, “Look Lovely” acts as one of his most well-constructed efforts, showing early signs of development for the artist.
3. “Wild For The Night” – A$AP Rocky (Ft. Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam)
A$AP Rocky is definitely looking to make the year 2013 all his own. With a brand new LP released early in the year, he’s gotten a head start to winning your respect. Though the record as a whole may have fell flat for a lot of A$AP’s early fans, I feel the album has enough potential to win over a new crop of fans. One of the highlights of the album came as no surprise for many. Skrillex and Birdy Nam collaboration “Wild for the Night” truly defines Spring Break as a whole. Obnoxious yet party-ready beat? Check. Anthemic hook? Check. Filthy chorus? You bet’cha. Everything about the track screams “yolo” without ever having to say the horrid acronym. It’s exactly what you need for a hell of a Spring Break.