As 2015 is about to begin and everyone is still tired of last nights celebration, we have a little present for you & yours. A collection with 55 of our favourite songs we used to play on our YUM YUM parties in 2014 or simply listened to on our headphones. Click play below and relax on your couch or start dancing + enjoy it and share it with your friends.
December – a month of lights, snow and feast
time to make amends and tie loose ends
finish off what you’ve started and hope your dreams come true.
I thought actually about creating an advent calendar for December. Not for myself (thank you mum for keeping this tradition still alive) but for you. The idea was to give something nice and beautiful every single day. My excuse?…First of all my technical creativity seems to be limited. Even if I do almost everything online by now, there are still things in this world I don’t really like to build here. Some things you have to feel. I finally started reading books again and just remembered how good the feeling of flipping pages analogue has been. There is nothing better than holding a good book in your left and a cup of warm tea in your right. Can you really get the same feeling of excitement (remember when you were a kid and the whole christmas time was just pure magic) if you’d open the door day by day with a single click? No, you can’t.
Second reason is: I am no winter romantic christmas person at all. My inspiration and creativity depends on 25 degrees, sunlight and long warm summer nights. No chance to get this right now…So my plan: to stay in bed and at least I am gonna give you 24 really nice songs we just collected over the last weeks. Have fun with this little advent calendar playlist and listen to whenever you want to.
In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.
– Albert Camus
While summer is coming to an absolute stand still on the german side of life, we still celebrate mid summer with our YUM YUM Top Tunes Summer selection – a collection of tunes, that are so far our most favourite tunes in our monthly selection. And even if the skies are cloudy these days, these tunes are for the ones that are light of heart, have a little sun left in them and/or are the lucky ones to be travelling the sunny lands or even live there. Enjoy the sunshine with those love spirited YUM YUM tunes, that had us boogieing through the first part of this year.
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“I think people were just starving for good material because they just weren’t getting it on the radio.”
I listened to some “Hip Hop” on the radio yesterday and i actually never ever listen to the radio, not even in the car – and not saying that i don’t like it, but to say it in the immortal words of Chappell’s Prince impersonation “It bores me…”. Whether they are trying to be educational about the latest trends (underground radio) or they are trying to be funny and/or “informative” (main stream radio) it just annoys me that the main focus has been lost and most radio shows/hosts stations are being “secretly” demanding. Somehow along the way radio forgot what it’ about – and that is music. Music with a certain mood, a certain feeling, a certain appeal. Most songs these days are commercials, thats why you hear them in commercials. Why did it get this way? …just follow the money. So when i heard these two kids talk on their show about hip hop and lyrics and the sample culture that has been spread, promoted and made acceptable through Hip Hop, they caught my attention. I was in the mood for exactly what they were talking about and it did sound promising – no matter if new or old. It took them three songs, and i was being patient, for me to turn off the radio. It was everything but what they had talked about, not knocking any of the new stuff – just saying not even the quality tunes of today are getting the spotlight they deserve. And in my mind i remembered a few songs that could have fit that description, so i put them together in this playlist, for you to hear.
These songs are some memorable random picks going down Memory Lane, that i vividly recall spinning. All from the mid 90ies and certainly some masterpieces and classics to match. These song didn’t have the prime time radio, net and tv promo that these new Hip Hop songs have, but somehow they survived the times, just strongly proving their quality and class.
Except the Freestyle Fellowship tune, i still have all these on vinyl as 12″s and i think if you are in the mood for some laid back smooth Hip Hop these are random picks to guarantee you a quality hour of music. There are tons more that i could have chosen, but like i said random picks going through my mental record collection. Enjoy this little trip down memory lane.
“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.”
— Oscar Wilde
So there is always this one person in life that characterizes you the most. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Sometimes you like it, sometimes you dont. There are times where you dont really need this person or you almost forget about the strong connection you both have, because you are standing on your own feet experiencing life just by yourself. Or maybe this person is just so present in your daily life that you are getting blind, to see all the small things this special person is doing for you all the time. Things like just being there for you, just listening to your stories. Always.
And then there are times where you really need this person. For everything. Because you got lost on your way through life. Because you made decisions with your heart without thinking and now your mind is not working anymore to get you out of there. You wish for a hand that takes you and guides you through it. And there is that hand… Always. Without expecting anything from you, without judging you for your brainless ideas. Because this person knows you so well, knows how to act if you dont. No matter what happened before, if its necessary to fight together, the two of you are standing side by side.
Well…this little playlist is for you. Because, I know that you actually love music, although you are not paying attention to it a lot. “No time” is probably your excuse. So here is the music. Taking time is up to you now…maybe at home on your yoga mat ;)