I prefer less commercial sounds and more underground stuff, and 90s hip-hop and garage classics (I'm definitely 22 in the wrong era!) - It sounds so weird saying that though... I hate the question 'what music do you like?' - that's such a broad question, but unless you've got an hour or so to engage in discussion, you're forced to blurt out one or two genres that are supposedly going to give the person in question a better idea of the person standing in front of them. It's pretty stereotypical of me to say that you can tell what kind of music someone listens to by the way they dress, lifestyle etc... but it is undoubtably true, unless you're a bit of an anomaly like me that is - I likes to remain a mystery.
Fashion and music are too of my favourite things in life, though I'm most definitely not professing to be an expert in either, just an admirer. I love that through these mediums we can freely express ourselves and appreciate others for doing so.
I tend to like and dislike songs depending on my mood, current situation, people I'm with, occasion etc etc, (yes, I am one of those people that cries into my pillow listening to Adele) but to me, uplifting, upbeat songs are where its at. Anything that sparks a memory - in my case of the summer - or a good period in your life is guaranteed to pick you up at your lowest point (once you've shed the tears).
At the moment I'm loving Disclosure, Majestic Casual, Jakwob, Delilah and Alunageorge. If I'm feeling particularly pleased with myself or need to let off some steam I'll go straight for garage classics DJ Luck & MC Neat, DJ Stamina, Kele le Roc, Sweet Female Attitude, Artful Dodger, you get my drift. On a more chilled vibe its all about the soul, reggae tunes to sooth the soul, which I tend to just find in a mix on youtube or through old albums.
My absolute pet peeve is the disrespect people have for others' taste in music, in terms of not excepting what some may consider an all time fave and for others the worst song in the world. We're all different and that makes us who we are. I'm also not a fan of having music shoved down my ear drums - you have to respect that a song you love, not every Tom, Dick and Harry are going to love too, so it works both ways. The majority of music my boyfriend plays (and produces) I like so luckily there aren't too many fights over the play/pause button!
The real reason I posted this evening was actually to share some clips from a Jessie Ware video on Vevo for her album track 'If you're never gonna move' - not go off on a wild tangent about my thoughts on musique.
As well as the song being pretty pleasant, I was just dumbfounded by the beauty of the video and the way it was shot - take me there!! Her clothes were also beautiful, her make up flawless - just simply beautiful. I love her sound, a kind of clubby downbeat r'n'b vibe, particularly on her earlier stuff with SBTRKT and disclosure.
You like? Go check her out!
Peace & love xo