This literally changed my life; it's some of the best music I have ever heard. There's a new style rapidly gaining popularity right now known as ELECTRO-SWING that's just making inroads to the mainstream, but it's about ready to explode. Imagine samples (and in some cases even original compositions) of that smooth-as-whiskey, ultra-sexy roaring twenties sound merged with modern electro/house sounds! If you live in the States, you've probably already seen this Cosmopolitan ad (which was very successful - next time I'm in Vegas, I'd hardly consider anywhere else.). Now, people call me musically eclectic; of course being a Californian I grew up entrenched in rock 'n' roll (first thing I ever remember hearing and being able to recognize "this is music" was Del Shannon's Runaway on the American Graffitti Soundtrack; I was three then and I've played that album probably a hundred times in the nearly twenty years that it's been since), but I'm also into jazz, pop (who doesn't love an Ink Spots number now and again?), classical, blues, country, and even took up piano. I can't help but tap my toes at anything even half-catchy, but in all my time hearing tunes I've heard NOTHING that short-circuits me and makes me dance like this stuff does! My friends and I have been blasting everyone else in the dorm every weekend with these tracks for months and we just can't get enough. But without further ado, let me share with you some primo tracks! Most of these are going to be Parov Stelar, arguably the creator of the genre. (Be warned, some these have loong fade-in intros, more than thirty seconds. Stick around and you won't be disappointed). Here's the full-length of the one from the Cosmo ad: [video=youtube;RoBI1seHhN0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoBI1seHhN0[/video] This one might just be the best of the bunch. I can't wait until I get home and print this to a tape so I can listen to it in my car; this song just feels like it's going a hundred miles an hour. [video=youtube;-KPIXk7j7NU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KPIXk7j7NU[/video] Sexiest vocals I've ever heard: [video=youtube;E6blJDI3LJA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6blJDI3LJA[/video] This one has a really nice beat to it and a subtler tone with nice brass and wind work building up later on. Not half bad to wake up and shower to. [video=youtube;OeuqvzXXYu4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeuqvzXXYu4[/video] This one's much more swing-oriented and is REALLY catchy: [video=youtube;-qMj-j9BrBc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qMj-j9BrBc[/video] Mr. Scruff is another prominent figure in this style, though I haven't yet had the chance to listen to a lot of it. You've probably heard this song on television too; Lincoln's been using it for over a year. [video=youtube;Ik--d9Nhcb8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik--d9Nhcb8[/video] If you like Django Reinhardt (who doesn't?), then Caravan Palace is worth checking out. People literally pop into my room and ask to hear this one. [video=youtube;V8r7rFMP1HE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8r7rFMP1HE[/video] This one is unique in that it's more like a modern instrumentation using swing style composition as opposed to the 'blend' that most videos are. [video=youtube;l4hmAvNQN6o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4hmAvNQN6o[/video] Dim the lights, raise the volume, but most of all DANCE! I hope you all enjoy.