big house music

february finds

selfish (feat. rihanna) - future
california - childish gambino
enough (feat. pusha t) - flume
edge of town - middle kids
love incredible (feat. camila cabello) - cashmere cat
4am - paris lain
calypso beach - northeast house party
stay (feat. alessia cara) - zedd
bounce back - big sean
slide (feat. frank ocean & migos) - calvin harris
in my head - maala
it aint me (feat. selena gomez) - kygo
confidently lost - sabrina claudio
trophy - charlie xcx
love - lana del rey
you dont know me (feat. raye) - jax jones
dont leave (feat. mo) - snakehips
selfish - the kite string tangle
to be free - ldru
keep running - tei shi
state of mind - akay
touch - little mix
saturday night - asta
pull me down - mikky ekko
distraction - kehlani


anonymous asked:

can you make a post about the bands each house listens to?

I can definitely try. However fair warning I don’t listen to a whole lot of music on the regular so it’s going to be a bit all over the place.

Hufflepuff: Listens to k-pop and j-pop bands 24/7. If they could add in an extra hour of the week just to listen to k-pop and j-pop they would do it. Particularly loves BTS and Big Bang.

Slytherin: The kid who can’t help experiencing some sense of nostalgic love and panic whenever the g note from The Black Parade by MCR is played. Still listens to tons of Panic! At the Disco and Twenty One Pilots.

Ravenclaw: Lots of orchestra music. Is also the most likely house to have songs from musical soundtracks on their phone. Also listens to a lot of parodies like Jon Cozart’s After Ever After or K-Face Rules’ Talk Nerdy to Me.

Gryffindor: Likes songs that make them feel all the feels or songs that make them feel powerful. Definitely has Adele, and Beyoncé on their phones. Probably owns some Ed Sheeran merch. Has a secret love for Taylor Swift but probably won’t admit it.


On this day in music history: September 27, 1989 - “Pump Up The Jam” by Technotronic is released. Written by Manuela Kamosi and Thomas de Quincey, it is the debut single and biggest hit for the dance music group from Aalst, Belgium. The brainchild of Belgian musician Jo Bogaert (aka “Thomas de Quincey”), Technotronic is formed in 1988. Active in various bands since the early 80’s, Bogaert becomes interested in the house music movement that begins to sweep Europe after its inception in underground dance clubs in the US. It is one of the forefathers of the movement that inspires him to co-create the record that puts his band on the map. After hearing Chicago Hip House pioneer Farley Jackmaster Funk’s “The Acid Life”, Bogaert composes an instrumental based on it. He re-writes the music, with Zairean born lead singer and rapper Ya Kid K (Manuela Kamosi) writing the lyrics. Before the record is released, he has another idea about how to market it. When it comes time to make a music video, Ya Kid K is not seen in the video. Instead, de Quincey hires Congolese fashion model Felly Kilingi to lip synch to the vocal in the clip. He even co-credits Felly and features her on the cover artwork for the single and album, though she has not sung a note on the actual record. Though it creates a minor controversy when the truth is revealed unlike the media uproar around later lip synch scandals concerning Milli Vanilli, Black Box, Seduction and C + C Music Factory, it does not stop the song from taking off in a major way. “Pump Up The Jam” is an immediate worldwide hit, streaking to number one in Belgium, and hitting the top five across Europe. After its international success, the song is licensed to SBK Records in the US, founded by music industry executives Charles Koppelman, Martin Bandier and Stephen Swid. Breaking out of the clubs, it spends four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Club Play chart in November of 1989, and then making a quick crossover to radio. Entering the Hot 100 at #86 on October 14, 1989, it climbs to #2 fourteen weeks later on January 20, 1990. “Pump Up The Jam” becomes the first house record to breakthrough to a wide mainstream audience, confirming the genre’s commercial viability and opens the door for club music that had previously had only enjoyed a loyal, but largely niche audience. The success of “Jam” also carries Technotronic’s debut album “Pump Up The Jam - The Album” to sales and chart success around the world. It spins off three more hits in the US including “Get Up (Before The Night Is Over)” (#7 Pop, #2 Club Play) (properly crediting Ya Kid K), “This Beat Is Technotronic” (featuring MC Eric) (#3 Club Play) and “Move This” (#6 Pop). The latter becomes a belated hit in 1992, after being featured prominently in a series of television commercials for Revlon cosmetics featuring supermodel Cindy Crawford. “Pump Up The Jam” is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.