Ari Rosenfield, expert DJ and music afficianado, is back with another round of hand selected songs sure to guarantee a great dance party. This week, he’s put together a list of 90s one hit wonders. This list is full of classics that you and your friends sang along to as teenagers. Play this list for your pals while you’re home for the holidays – and remember to tell them about StereoPill
- Regulate by Warren G
- Get Ready For This 2 Unlimited
- C’Mon N’ Ride It – The Train Part II Remix by Quad City DJ’s
- Boom Boom Boom by The Outhere Brothers
- I Wish (1995) by Skee-Lo
- Tubthumpting by Chumbawamba
- (500 Miles) I’m Gonna Be by The Proclaimers
- Here Comes The Hotstepper (Heartical Mix) by Ini Kamoze
- I Got A Girl by Tripping Daisy
- Brimful of Asha by Cornershop
Ari Rosenfield, the founder of StereoPill, is a mastermind DJ at heart. Djing at hundreds of events in the New York and Boston area, he has learned a thing or two about what songs make your big day stand out. Here he supplies us with a list of 11 Unique First Dance songs!
- Violent Love by Stereo Total
- October by Broken Bells
- Feelin’ On Yo Booty by R. Kelly
- I Got You Babe by Sonny and Cher
- Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1 by The Flaming Lips
- We’re Going to Be Friends by The White Stripes
- Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe by Barry White
- People Get Ready by The Impressions
- I Melt With You By Nouvelle Vague
- I Put A Spell On You by Nina Simone
- I’d Rather Be With You by Bootsy Collins
What makes people come to New York to follow their dreams?
Is the answer that obvious? Is the ‘big apple’ still the best place to come to pursue your career?
About 50% of New York’s population are not native New Yorkers. Most likely more than half of you who read this blog if in New York probably moved here from somewhere else.
With the economy not doing so well, and the market not as open to new employees as it once was, what keeps people coming to one of the most expensive cities in the states? A wild guess is that it’s not the weather?
New York, however expensive or difficult it may be to live in, seems to give the young entrepreneur or artist a motivation that’s much harder to find in other places. Yes the competition is fierce but it seems to inspire workers and artists alike to simply work harder to make it to the top. New York is a great place particularly for those interested in media and music. New York can be considered an empire of the media world with so many new start-ups and business opportunities at hand. As far as music and aspiring artists are concerned, some of the world’s biggest artists like Jay-Z and his company Roc nation, a true story of rags to riches, started here.
The NYC nightlife and amount of parties thrown in the city provides aspiring Djs with a fair amount of opportunities, there’s gig opportunities almost everyday of the week. There are also a ton of small jobs readily available for quick or temporary pay, which satisfies those looking for instant gratification.
Living in New York overall seems to be a give and take type of deal. It may cost a bit more but the exchange of variety in career opportunities seems to be more than enough to keep people coming and choosing to stay. So as crazy as it may seem at times to try and live in a city where rent is nearly twice as much as other places, remember that New York gives its residence a sense of purpose and a constant reminder to achieve more. Because if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere, right?
For stats on employment rates, and more on New York’s job market click here
Feel free to share with Stereopill your experience with New York city and have a great Friday!
Have you ever found yourself so upset you forgot your headphones and would be in for a long journey in the city without any music? We took a moment and thought about why music is so important to us and why the thought of going through the day without it could be so upsetting.
In this generation we have grown accustomed to having music ready to access where ever we are. Whether it’s going to workout with a buddy at the gym, or simply having that inspiring song on our way to work. Music has become a part of most individuals’ lives, almost as an underlying theme to who they are. What is it about that Fray song that comforts and calms us on a cold fall morning? Or that Katy Perry, ‘Hot n Cold’ that gets us going on our way to grab a cup of coffee?
Music and headphone use is steadily gaining popularity day after day. It continues to inspire, motivate, and at times distract us from our everyday encounters. The day seems to be mundane when there’s no option to have headphones to accompany it. But we ask, what are we losing out on with music always in our ear? Do our everyday lives need to have a soundtrack and is it okay to miss out on the little things that once inspired us? Are we forgetting the sounds and existence of those around us, tuning into our own worlds and as a result tuning out of interactions with society and nature?
Music is a great and beautiful thing, but let’s not forget the sounds of our everyday interactions. The sounds of people conversing, and even the sounds of the subway, bus, and cars on the highway, that somehow seem to connect us all.So, the next time you forget your headphones, don’t fret, let it be a day in which you tune into the world around you. Say hello to a stranger or simply dance to the sounds of the city and find joy in a sound we all can hear together.
With the creation of websites like Last.FM and music services like Spotify, people are seeing a major increase in the amount of music being streamed over the internet. Of course this is all part of the movement to digitize oneself but at the base of the notion, people like sharing music more than they like the idea of owning it. Some of you may be thinking that this means the end of iTunes. Well, the Apple company hasn’t seen a considerable drop in sales since the launch of Spotify in the U.S. but it has definitely restructured how things operate. With the launch of iTunes Match, the Apple cloud service for music, Google and Amazon have seen a need to create more social and online options for customers who want an increased mobile form of music sharing and downloading.
By looking at the motion graphic above you’ll realize that streaming music is becoming the dominant form of listening to songs and sharing the ones you like. Let us know what you think because we’d love to share our favorite songs with you!