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Classic: Top 10 Music tracks for the summer, part 1

University Post is on vacation in July, but our music channel on Youtube will keep you entertained throughout the month! Read about the songs, hear the tunes and see the videos. This specially selected summer playlist will get you dancing barefoot under the sun all summer!

You can now breathe a sigh of relief. For most students, exams are finished and all that extra time spent studying can now be relinquished to savoring the summer season.

After our Top 10 Music Tracks for Passing Exams, The University Post is offering up a new playlist of musical immersion into the summer atmosphere to accompany all those sunbathing summer afternoons. We’ve drastically changed the ambiance on our summer selection from relaxing, slow-bpm beats to an energetic, colourful and sensuous playlist that will get you dancing.

Come on! Get moving to the music and enjoy our selection of video clips.

10. General Elektriks – Raid The Radio

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General Elektriks is an electro-pop band from France. The vocalist and keyboardist Hervé Salters is part of many musical projects and has collaborated with many artists from the international hip-hop scene (Blackalicious, Pigeon John). His music is characterized by a passion for vintage keyboards from the 60’s. ‘Raid the Radio’ was released in 2009 and is his most accomplished and successful song.

9. The Atlantics – Bambora

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Surf-rock music originates from the West Coast in the USA from the 1960’s. Later it became widely popular mainly by Dick Dale & The Del-Tones. The beach, the sun, California, and beach babes are the most recurrent topics. The Australian band, The Atlantics released ‘Bambora’ in 1963 and the song was a great success. Bambora is the name given by the aborigines to a special kind of waves.

8. Dr. John – Revolution

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72 year old Malcolm John ‘Mac’ Rebennack (alias Dr. John) still has an incredible energy despite his age. He proves his energy in his latest album ‘Locked Down’ released last January. ‘Revolution’ is a sparkling song, full of liveliness with a groovy rhythm driven by a palette of blues and rock instruments.

7. Air – Alpha Beta Gaga

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The reputation of Air is well-established after they joined the French-electronic touch movement. Multi-instrumentalists, Benoit Dunckel and Nicolas Godin managed to export the band abroad, after having composed the soundtrack of Virgin Suicides by Sofia Coppola in 1999. ‘Alpha Beta Gaga’ is a song from the album ‘Talkie Walkie’ released in 2004.

6. Kenneth Bager – Fragment Eight – The Sound of Swing ft. Aloe Blacc

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Danish producer and DJ, Kenneth Bager launched the independent label ‘Music For Dreams’ in 2001 after making an international name for himself as DJ Dr. Baker in the late 80’s and 90’s. He is known for crazy, colourful costumes, COMA (Copenhagen Offers More Action) parties and introducing acid House music to Denmark. ‘Fragment Eight’ is originally from his solo album ‘Fragments of a Space Cadet’ released in 2006, but has had an international re-release in 2011 as ‘The Sound of Swing’ on his album ‘The Kenneth Bager Experience’. It has been a huge success and is featured in many international compilations and adverts.

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