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I’m taking this Friday pretty easy, but that doesn’t mean that music is! Check out the best in recent beats.

Penélope Cruz – L’Agent

Though Carrie Mulligan is my celebrity crush (she’s perfect), Penélope Cruz is a not distant second. She is a phenomenal actress who excels in multiple cinematic traditions, and she is also very smart. For instance she can direct and write music videos. Now this one is actually an add for lingerie, but it serves as an example of native advertising. It easily could pass as a (high budget) music video for EDM rather than a branding opportunity. It also demonstrates that Cruz has a scholar’s understanding of consumer libido. Lastly, based on her other work, it shows that she can improve her work.

Evening In Space – Daphne Guinness / David LaChapelle / Tony Visconti

There’s a real solid amount of David Bowie in this. From the everything about it to the everything about it. This also means that the music video is a must watch. Even if just once.

Tove Styrke – Borderline

This song successfully draws from a great number of genres. It does manage to defy easy classification, in my opinion the general timbre of the song is poppy, so I suppose its that. At the same time, were I to hear this on the top 40 I would be simultaneously surprised and happy.  Tove is comfortably in the electropop genre, and given that she’s swedish that can’t come as a huge surprise. Serious question, why does Sweden dominate the Norway when it comes to music. Norway has Röyksopp and that is it! Even Iceland has Sigur Rós and Björk. Denmark obviously has no one.

Solidisco & Fireflowerz – Unreal

If you club, I hope you find a club that plays this. A good DJ would have a field day with this.

And NOW

For the song that has actually been all up in my head this week:

Don Omar – Danza Kuduro ft. Lucenzo

This song isn’t new, and I hope that you have good memories evoked when you hear this song. But it kicked into my head Monday, when summer fought back for a minute there. I hope, spurred on by this song, that it sticks around for a while longer. Not that I don’t like fall, I do, but more that I want it to push fall back into winter, to take a bite out of winter. Also, how awkward is the conversation in the opening of the song?

 

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