Rob Simonson - Night Drive

01/02/2019 – 4:23 PM EST

Happy New Year!!!  Was pluggin’ away at work when this song came on.  Night Drive by Rob Simonson was featured in the Nerve Soundtrack.  A fun movie targeted towards millenials was actually pretty good.  Also, Emma Roberts is in it… 😍 … Enjoy the BEAT!  Night Drive was also recently featured in Netflix’s show, *YOU* and has fans raving about it being in the best scene.


Album: Nerve Soundtrack
Label:  Lakeshore Records
Genre:  Indie / Electronic



Battle Tapes feat. Party Nails - Solid Gold

11/23/2018 – 9:26am EST

Had this record waiting in the wings for a while for you guys.  It finally gets recorded on SOTM the day after Thanksgiving.  Battle Tapes drops thick nasty synth vibes mixed with rock and killer vocals.  This song is nuthin’ but solid gold!!!

Label: Battle Arts
Album:  Polygon
Genre:  Electronic Indie Rock
Release: 2017



Sleight Of Hand - Thankful

11/22/2018 – 2:39pm EST

Epic grooves by Sleight of Hand is my perfect gift musical gift to you for Thanksgiving.

Label: Green Gorilla Lounge
Genre:  Indie / Nu Disco
Release: 2017



Icarus - Love Has Come Around

11/20/2018 – 9:39pm EST

This jam by Icarus is timeless.  I originally heard this on the Danny Howard ‘Nothing Else Matters’ Podcast and it still pops into my head with complete randomness.  This song just resonates.  Enjoy.

Label: FFRR
Genre:  Electronic
Release: 2018



Psychemagik feat Navid Izadi - Mink & Shoes

11/20/2018 – 9:39pm EST

Sweet funky tune by Psychemagik.  This one definetly has a “guess who’s coming to dinner – Nati Dreadlock” vibe to it.  There’s also a Greg Wilson edit but I can’t tell the difference from the original.  Feel free to point out to me.

Label:  Psychemagik
Album:  Poolside Croatia 2016
Genre:  Electronic / Cinematic
Release: 2016


Matt Van Schie - Drifting down the sidewalk

11/13/2018 – 9:07 PM EST

Yea… As if you couldn’t tell this record wasn’t right up our fuckin alley 😆😆😆

Album: Disco Circus Vol. 3
Label:  Bears Eat Fish
Genre:  Indie / Electronic



Pat Lok feat DiRTY RADIO - Your Lips

11/13/2018 – 7:31PM EST

Trying to figure out how I’m going to get this entire operation to the next level.  Sometimes it just takes forgetting about the actual networking, business plan and all the BS and just getting back to what makes the engine go.  The actual feeling of covering something and sharing it.  Your Lips by Pat Lok came on at just the right time.  Time to get re-centered.

Album: Hold On Let Go
Label:  Kitsune
Genre:  R&B



The Knocks - Shades

11/4/2018 – 9:40AM EST

Well, this is what they pay me for.  Finding gems and bangers just like this one.  How a track like this goes under the table is beyond me.  I actually heard the instrumental in a car commercial placed vaguely in the background – so I am glad the Knocks are getting paid for placement.  But this thing should be jamming the radio vibes or be on the opening to some TV show, highlight real or intro.  I am sure it is being used somewhere, I just haven’t had the liberty to see the work.  I’ll tell you one place its being used… my whip!  😎😎😎

Album: New York Narcotic
Label:  Big Beat Records
Genre:  Music



Munk - Happiness Juice

11/4/2018 – 9:35PM EST

More Munk.  I think you’ll be able to tell why this vibe is definitely dig-able.  I’m still looking to put my new brand of music together for the lounge, but this for sure makes the cut.  I am still not too sure about the Munk Music videos, this one is better than the last – but hey I am here for the music 😆.  Enjoy the vibe and check out the rest of the artists on Exploited Rec – a small label based out of Berlin.

Album: The Bird and The Beat
Label:  Exploited Rec
Genre:  Indie


Munk - Violent Love

11/4/2018 – 9:30PM EST

Starting off my Sunday morning playlist with a 2010 chune from Munk on Gomma Records.  Violent Love supplies us with chill synth vibe, guitar riffs and harmonious vocals.  For whatever reason, I really dig the vibe of this track and wanted to share it with you to start my morning.

Album: The Bird and The Beat
Label:  Gomma Records
Genre:  Indie


Dave Depper - Do You Want Love?

8/23/2018 – 1:19PM EST

Former ‘Death Cab For Cutie’ bassist Dave Depper took a long and interesting journey to the making of the synth pop masterpiece we know simply as “Emotional Freedom Technique”.  It involved a chance encounter from a Craiglist Ad and playing along side a number of North West bands.  Eventually Depper explains that a sound he finally identified with as his own found him in the form of the synthy / indie sound we are blessed to listen to today.  Enjoy this track and the rest of the selection on Spotify or Soundcloud

Album: Emotional Freedom Technique
Label:  Tender Loving Empire
Genre:  Indie / Electronica / Synth


Satori feat Miou Amadée - Days Without You (Crussen Remix)

8/14/2018 – 6:45PM EST

I was at yet to be opened venue in Brickell (Miami’s financial district) having a meeting and the owners had this vibe playing on their newly installed speakers and boy did it hit my soul.  10 minutes of deep organic death, in a good way of course.

Label: Underyourskin Records
Genre:  Deep House (Vocal)

!!! - One Girl / One Boy

8/8/2018 – 11:15am EST


Label: Warp Records
Album: Thr!!!er
Release: 2013

Holy Ghost! - I Will Come Back (Drop The Lime Remix)

I don’t really know much about Drop The Lime. I know he was peaking around 2010, 2011 by the looks of his facebook, but it seems his career is somewhat defunct at this point. If you want to undoubtedly surprise your crowd with some absolute tech bliss, look no further than this remix of Holy Ghost!’s ‘I Will Come Back”.

What you’ll get: A tribal-tech beat with some sub-bass, ripping vocals with some reverb and an overall “chune”. This next part might be dissapointing… I unfortunetly have no idea where you’ll be able to purchase or even download this song. It streams on Spotify – you can’t even find it on YouTube. It’s all very peculiar. Anyway, enjoy and good luck DJ’s 😄

Genre: Tech House
Energy: 7.0
Label: DFA Records

Tickle Torture - Forgotten

8/5/2018 – 11:05pm EST

Web Designin’-ignin’… this guy says “fuck my soulmate I just need someone”. LMAO!  All while supplying us with trippy, atmospheric electric-funk grooves.  <3

Label: Blood of the Young Rebels
Album: Spritual Machette
Release: 2012

Miami Horror - I Look To You (feat. Kimbra)

7/26/2018 – 7:40pm EST

We can’t not have this track on here.  Pure bliss from Miami Horror and Kimbra.

Label: EMI

YACHT - I Walked Alone (Get A Room! Remix)

7/26/2018 – 4:00pm

Yacht’s original version of ‘I Walked Alone’ is no slouch by any means, but the ‘Get A Room!” mix came on while i was sweating it out in the sauna and all I can think was “Holy shit, I have this track?!?”.  ALL THE ANIMALS HAVE SOULS GUIDING THEIR BONES


Label:  DFA Records

Escort - Cocaine Blues

5/5/2018 – 2:20pm EST

At the Standard – Miami and I would be playing this…

There’s no better place to experience tranquility in Miami Beach but on the weekends this place gets a bit poppin.  Escort comes in with a new flavor to an old sound.  This disco band is worth checkin out with nasty female vocalists and a band to go with it.  Check out the rest of their stuff on YouTube.  For now you can think about cocaine runnin around your brain ;).

Hans Zimmer - Time (Tale Of Us Edit)

4/5/2018 – 1:11AM EST

Just got home from seeing ‘Ready Player One’ and had this window left open when I opened my computer screen.  Sweet Rendition of Hans Zimmer’s ‘Time’ from the movie Inception by ‘Tale of Us’.  This one’s actually available for free download via Progressive Astronaut.  Enjoy.


BØRNS - Electric Love (Oliver Remix)

3/27/2018 – 10:13AM EST

Woke up and felt good for the first time in a while.  Which made me pretty excited.  I originally was put on to this track while watching the ‘Nerve’ movie.  This BØRNS remix by Oliver has some subtle yet significant variations.  It hosts some atmospheric and growly synths making this version a bit more club go-er and DJ friendly.  Pump it up for some base in yo’ face!

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Classixx feat Nancy Whang - All You're Waiting For

3/24/2018 – 12:29PM EST

Working on websites and this cute little gem came up on the hip.e lounge playlist.  Kinda has some killer synths right off the bat that take me back to ‘Opposites Attract’ by my first love Paula Abdul.  Baby since we never, ever agreed…

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Virtual Self - Ghost Voices (Original Mix)

3/23/2018 – 11:30PM EST

Ya, so I actually meant to place this song instead of Otic but it’s OK because I prefer you listen to them both.  Porter Robinson under his seldom used alias, Virtual Self goes absolutely bonkers with this genre-mashing SMASHER that’s sure to light up the dance floor.  Ghost Voices serves us with some pretty techy drums and big atmospheric synths that build up to a melodic deep house drop.  I didn’t spoil the surprise for you did I?  It’s okay, you will still love it.  You really can’t ask for more in a production.

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Alex Metric & Ten Ven - Otic

3/23/2018 – Friday 11:00PM EST

We recently added this to our House Music & EDM Blog while going through some old Shazam files.  I think I heard this either on the Danny Howard or Kryder podcast and my gosh, Alex Metric & Ten Ven absolutely murder this Anjunadeep track with atmospheric synths that penetrate deep within your Chakras.  Play it now, you know you’ll love it.

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Body Language - Well Absolutely (Sleight of Hands Remix)

3/23/2018 – Friday 11:00AM EST

Going over hipePLAYLISTS on our YouTube channel, you know just organizing stuff and discovering new music and came across this gem remix from 2013 by Sleight of Hands.


LexiconDon - Student Body (Bit Funk Remix)

3/20/2018 – Tuesday 2:40PM EST

I was listening to my buddy DJ Spiff’s Sunrise Sessions mixtape that he made 5 years ago and this song came on.  Holy Bomba!  What a groove!  Stunning vocals!  It fits perfectly with our hippy lounge playlist.  Unfortunately, you cannot find it on Spotify or any other streaming service to my knowledge, as it is an unreleased mix by Bit Funk. Nor can you enhance the BPM as Spiffy rightfully did on his mix… but it IS on YouTube.  So there’s that.  Enjoy this fire.


Jacob Plant feat Soren Bryce - Eastside

3/4/2018 – Saturday 10:30AM EST

Wow listening to the Danny Howard – Nothing Else Matters podcast and this came on.

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M83 - My Tears Are Becoming a Sea

11/14/2017 – 6:55pm EST

What more can I say besides the fact that this song is everything?  Enjoy 🙂

SOHN - Lessons

10/23/2017 – 8:06pm EST

There are two Steve Jobs movies.  One with Ashton Kutcher playing the Apple mogul, the other staring Michael Fassbender.  The 2015 version directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin (starring Fassbender) is a true masterpiece.  You must watch this film.

Check out the entire score:  Steve Jobs (2015) – OST

Comet - Final Dialogue

10/16/2017 – 11:58pm EST

Just finished watching the movie ‘Comet’ directed and written by Mr. Robot’s Sam Esmail.  “Comet’ stars Sam Esmail’s wife Emmy Rossum and Justin Long.  What a film…

See also Love More – Daniel Hart

Interstellar - Hans Zimmer

10/10/2017 – 3:00pm EST

Bought Interstellar during my sick time in NY.  Christopher Nolan is one of those directors who is just head and shoulders above the pack.  Here is an extended version of some of the score by Hans Zimmer I believe.

Final Fantasy 3 - Cyan Theme

7/24/2017 – 8:41am EST

15 minutes of Cyan’s Theme from Final Fantasy 3 (FF6 in Japan).  I must protect my Liege. Feel it.  Love it.  Mamba Out.

Duke Dumont - Ocean Drive (Original Extended Mix)

6/25/2017 – 4:41pm EST

Quite possibly my favorite track of all-time.  I could never choose, but it’s up there andthere is nothing better than the original extended mix.  Duke Dumont with a true classic, ‘Ocean Drive’.

Phoenix - Trying To Be Cool (A-Trak Remix)

6/17/2017 – 11:10am EST

Just another day in the life.  Loving the synths and reverb on this A-Track Remix.

Dirty South - With You (Jai Wolfe Remix)

6/10/2017 – 11:20pm EST

Somehow stumbled upon this gem a few weeks ago, but apparently it was released in 2015.  One of those tracks that just sounds so huge it can fill up the whole entire sky.  All the feels on this one ;).

Imagine Dragons - Battle Cry

4/30/2017 – 3:30pm

Game 7.  The two best words in sports.  Clippers Vs. Jazz on ABC.  Get with it.  Imagine Dragons, Battle  Cry.

Ellie Goulding - Hanging On (Divergent Remix)

4/30/2017 – 11:00am

Working on my client’s website and Divergent comes on TBS.  From “Dauntless never quit” to “Take it off stiff… put it back on” the original Divergent keeps the laughs coming for all the wrong reasons.  But anytime it’s on I can’t stop watching it.  Ellie Goulding’s Hanging On makes an appearance on the soundtrack with a Divergent style facelift and can’t be more fitting for the movie or the scene.  Enjoy some “commercial” EDM at its finest.

The Chemical Brothers - Sometimes I Feel So Deserted

4/29/2017 – 11:12pm

If I were to headline a festival today, this would be the track I open with.  What the fuck is going on out there right now?  This record is heavy and has all of the needed elements to start off a true rager.  #ChangeMusic

Yazoo - Only You

4/15/2017 – 2:01pm

Sitting here designing a website for a client, just got cable for the NBA Playoffs and Can’t Hardley Wait is on.  And its the ending.  So ya, there’s that. And oh yea, is it just me? Or is this sound following me. Just heard No Doubt – Cool at CVS. That 80’s synth sound tho.

No Doubt - Cool

4/14/2017 – 6:25pm

I’m walkin around in CVS picking up some Fiji water and some ant traps and bam!  No Doubt and Gwen Stefani are playing on god knows what Pandora station with none other than “Cool”.  These 80’s synths got me feelin so easy and so nostalgic it really set the tone for the rest of my evening.  Henceforth, SOTM on hipeGALAXY.

DJ Rap - Good To Be Alive

4/12/2017 – 7:17pm

I just finished physical therapy after a long days work and I’m heading east on the 195.  Daylight savings is in full effect, the sun is shining things feel like they are coming together.   Is there a better way to kick off hipeGALAXY’s SOTM section?   It’s good to be alive.


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