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I like songs that are very electronic sounding but also poppy and accessible. Help.
November 22, 2010 7:06 PM   Subscribe

I like songs that are very electronic sounding but also poppy and accessible. Help.

Here are two examples of what I am talking about.

Muscles - Sweaty (Shazam remix)

Danger - 11h30

I definitely like fast, upbeat songs, especially with high-pitched vocals (male or female) but I'm pretty flexible.

YouTube links are preferred.
posted by joeyjoejoejr to Media & Arts (26 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
 
Owner of a Lonely Heart. Yes. That is all.
posted by effluvia at 7:13 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


fischerspooner

psapp

lcd soundsystem
posted by palacewalls at 7:28 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


No vocals, but I was always a fan of Toby Emerson - Raindrops, which came pre-installed in FruityLoops back in the day.
posted by losvedir at 7:40 PM on November 22, 2010


The Blow
posted by Ideal Impulse at 7:44 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


You might like Japanese Telecom.
posted by mintcake! at 7:48 PM on November 22, 2010


Polysics - I My Me Mine
Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At
posted by phunniemee at 7:50 PM on November 22, 2010


maybe some Royksopp
posted by various at 7:55 PM on November 22, 2010


Seconding Royksopp! I was about to recommend "The Girl and the Robot" but then I was beaten to it.

You might enjoy Sleepthief's cover of The Metro.
posted by wondermouse at 8:13 PM on November 22, 2010


I was also going to say psapp, but you might find them a bit slow.
posted by princelyfox at 8:20 PM on November 22, 2010


Well, it was in a Mitsubishi commercial... I think that defines accessible. :)

Days Go By by Dirty Vegas

avoid the rest of the album. it's garbage.
posted by TheNewWazoo at 8:20 PM on November 22, 2010


what about kaskade? i can't do the fancy links but anything from "love mysterious" is probz a sure bet.
posted by lakersfan1222 at 8:23 PM on November 22, 2010


Most of these linked songs are remixed-- that's a really good bet for finding songs, including electronic versions of favorite pop songs.

Hercules and Love Affair and also

Adrian Lux and Rapclash remix

Anoraak and you might like GRUM remixes like this or a GRUM original

Couer de Pirate

DVAS

So many good La Roux remixes

Calvin Harris does great stuff

IAMX

Simian Mobile Disco

The Hype Machine with its music blog aggregation and 'hearts' rating system is the best way to find new music imo.
posted by acidic at 8:24 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


You might like Mr. Suitcase's remixes. I especially like his songs with Sanna Fischer, particularly Lullaby of Clubland.
posted by gemmy at 9:36 PM on November 22, 2010


La Roux

Scissors Sisters

The Postal Service
posted by delicate_dahlias at 9:40 PM on November 22, 2010


I really love this song by The Knife (with a preference for the live versus the studio/album version).
posted by simulacra at 10:01 PM on November 22, 2010


Mylo: Drop the Pressure
Cornelius: Beep It
Dosh: Um, Circles and Squares
posted by The Mouthchew at 12:05 AM on November 23, 2010


What about some Hot Chip?
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 2:32 AM on November 23, 2010


OK let me see what we have here.

Cassius - I Love You So (brand new, this)
Röyksopp - Happy Up Here (good video too)
Gypsy and the Cat - Time to Wander
Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)
Junior Senior - Don't Stop (happiest song ever written)
Estelle feat. Kanye West - American Boy (Danger Remix)
Justice - D.A.N.C.E

If you like this sort of music, you should also have a look around for The Twelves. They have a very varied style that speaks directly to your feet.

Anyway give those a go for a start.
posted by Sutekh at 4:30 AM on November 23, 2010


You want electro house.

Get it from the same place that DJs do: Beatport The have top 100 charts and charts by djs, etc.
posted by empath at 5:39 AM on November 23, 2010


Yelle
Dubstar (can be sad)

SAINT ETIENNE which is the best thing ever
posted by Admiral Haddock at 5:43 AM on November 23, 2010


ROBYN.
posted by AloneOssifer at 7:29 AM on November 23, 2010


I hang my head in shame for not mentioning Robyn, who is delightful.

Also: Prototypes
posted by Admiral Haddock at 7:34 AM on November 23, 2010


Ladytron!
Sneaker Pimps!
posted by echo target at 8:01 AM on November 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


Cansei de Ser Sexy - Alala
Crystal Castles Ft. Robert Smith - Not in Love
Crystal Castles - Crimewave
posted by anti social order at 1:35 PM on November 23, 2010


The general term for this is "electro" or "electro pop." More than you want.

And because I love all of you, Oh Bauer by Jeans Team ("Oh, farmer, take me with.")
posted by klangklangston at 4:21 PM on November 23, 2010


Thank you! I've heard of a lot of these artists but I will revisit them and check out more of their songs.
posted by joeyjoejoejr at 7:45 PM on November 23, 2010


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