Following a series of down-to-earth genre editions, this installment of Sound Sunday is prepared to lift you up. Below you will find a collection of energetic albums to get you moving. Throw a party and get all your friends to dance with you.
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Single: Coins – Volt Renfrew
Genre: electronic, dance, house
Previously featured in two editions of Sound Sunday (Electronic & Dance & Relax) this Toronto-based band is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Here is a powerful electronic dance track that will blow your mind…if you’re into that kind of music that is.
Volt Renfrew is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
EP: Go Periscope – Selftitled
Genre: alternative, dance, electronic, pop
From their Facebook page: “Go Periscope is an Electronica/Indie-Rock band. We make music with robots.”
Go Periscope is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
The White Panda – Bambooyah!
Genre: electronic, dance, party, remix, mashup
From their Facebook page: “The White Panda formed when two boyhood friends discovered they had independently embarked on mashup careers in college. Chicago-based Procrast (Tom Evans) first blended Rick Astley snippets with 2 Live Crew grooves as a way to avoid productive activity in 2008, while DJ Griffi (Dan Griffith) embarked on the same mission, for a similar purpose, in Los Angeles. Their combined effort, the White Panda, launched in 2009 with a single that topped internet radio charts days later. They’ve since had 27 singles reach #1 on Hype Machine.”
Bambooyah! is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
EP: RUWA – WEIRDO
Genre: electronic, dance, glitch
From their Bandcamp profile: “RUWA is a place in Zimbabwe, Africa, where the largest mass citing of a UFO by children took place.”
WEIRDO is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Party Pope Ye – Laser
Genre: electronic, house, dance, trance, hip hop
From his Facebook page: “Party Pope Ye is a Belgian music producer. He makes beats in his own style. It varies between electro / hip hop / dance / techno / house …”
Laser is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Genre: electronic, drum & bass, dance
From their Bandcamp profile: “Electronic tunes, made by scratching a high density laser across the hull of my space-craft. May include traces of stardust.”
REALITY is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Albert (Max) Carrion – The Getaway
Genre: electronic, dance, trance
Max Carrion is an electronic music artist from Yankton, US.
The Getaway is a name your price download from.
Mauri Candussi – Quilino Brunch
Genre: electronic, smooth jazz, funk, soul, dance
Brunch Quilino from Córdoba, Argentina welcome you to their musical feast made with love.
Quilino Brunch is a free download from Bandcamp.
swelo – Escalator Music
Genre: alternative, electronic, dance, funk, hip hop
From his Bandcamp profile: “Hailing from outer space (AKA New Orleans), the sole mission of swelo is to bring the boogie to the human race.”
Escalator Music is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Proximal Records – Beat Stew Volume Five
Genre: electronic, ambient, funk, dance, hip hop
From the album page: “Beat Stew Volume Five is the sixth installment of the Beat Stew mixtape series from Proximal Records. For this latest edition the only criteria given to the contributing artists was “dance music” and our vagueness paid off. Broken into three parts, BSV5 is a wild and varied journey through the sounds of artists new, established, near and far. We’re hoping that this will be a great exclamation point to the 2013 summer.”
Beat Stew Volume Five is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Did these albums make you dance in your seat? Share the fun and pass the music to a friend.