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360 Essentials: Tunes We Can’t Get Enough Of

360 Essentials: Tunes We Can’t Get Enough Of
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    Cairo 360

    Whether
    you’re sitting in Cairo
    traffic or jamming away at work with your headphones on, it doesn’t really
    matter where you are. That certain addicting song comes on and it’s still as
    fresh as the first time around. You just can’t help but move to the beat.

    Here
    is a list of some of our personal favourites; so turn it up and get into it.

    Tightrope by Janelle Monae
    feat. Big Boi: If Aretha Franklin and James Brown had a baby, Janelle Monae
    might fit the bill. She’s a tiny, little thing, but her powerhouse vocals and
    funky beats have spread like wildfire worldwide. Released in May, this song
    features Outkast’s Big Boi and is no exception to Monae’s rhythmic, soulful
    style. Monae is one of a kind, so jump on the tightrope train and work it out.
     

    You! Me! Dancing! by Los
    Campesinos:  This song has the ability to make anyone jump up and down
    while dancing and clapping hands simultaneously. Its energy is infectious and
    you won’t be able to listen just once. Formed in Whales without any of its
    members actually being Welsh, their international origins line this indie pop
    anthem with joy, excitement and love. This track is a must when you’ve got
    friends around.  

    Bring the Funk by Ben Harper
    and the Innocent Criminals: Like the title suggests, there’s some major funk
    here thanks to the soulful singer known as Ben Harper. Released in 1999, the
    bluesy tone laced throughout the guitar riffs is addictive and whether you’re
    down and out or not, we all need a little funk sometimes; so join the legendary
    Harper and get down!  

    40 Day Dream by Edward Sharpe
    & The Magnetic Zeros: These guys aren’t new to the indie folk scene in the United States
    but their twelve-person band might quite possibly be one of the sunniest bands
    around right now. From the song’s view on adoration to the accordion and
    backing vocals; you can’t help but sway a bit.

    Dig a Pony by The Beatles:
    First released in 1970 and written by none other than John Lennon, this
    celebratory song is one of the sexiest Beatles tracks around with its rocking
    guitar licks and swoon-worthy vocals. There’s something completely liberating about
    the lyrics and they’ll have you feeling fine in a matter of no time. For an
    offbeat version by an awesome chick, click here .

    ‘Spread Your Love by the Black
    Rebel Motorcycle Club: Taking their name from Marlon Brando’s motorcycle club
    in the 1953 film The Wild One, how could this
    band not be rocking? The track’s sexy nature and the harmonica will have you
    rocking out in a matter of no time and wishing for a leather jacket and big
    hair while you’re at it.  

    Love Someone by Dub FX:
    Warning – be prepared to have your jaw on the floor! This dude is a street
    performer from Australia
    known for his live music, live looping, and effect pedals brought together by
    one instrument: his voice. He’s taken YouTube by storm with his fantastic
    rhythms and is possibly redefining what live performance really means. You’ll
    find yourself falling into a trance; so watch out.   

    F***k You by Cee-Lo Green: Recently released in August, this
    song is a little modern-day soul fuelled by an urban go-getter feel. For obvious reasons, it’s not suitable for the younger
    crowd; but Cee Lo Green brings it home with his heartfelt vocals, upbeat tempo,
    and the play between the piano and shakers. It’s not hard to get into this
    song; we’ve all been there right?

    Skinny Love by Bon Iver:
    Taking it down a notch and creeping into a melancholic take on love, Bon Iver’s
    voice is comforting and definitely carries a cooler weather feel to the
    majority of his music. This tune was released in 2007 and while he’s better
    known for his track ‘To Emma’, there’s something about his hopeless, yet
    heartfelt vocals and airy acoustics that can resonate with anyone.

    Sympathique by Ben L’Oncle
    Soul: Let us introduce you to our latest office crush, French singer-songwriter
    Ben L’Oncle Soul. He’s fresh, totally retro cool, and adding a funky twist to
    the soul genre that seems to be forgotten by some. From the swoony French language
    to the use of the horns and synthesiser, this track is chill to the max and
    just sultry enough.

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