MAKES ME THINK OF YOU.
Most of us have had that experience of hearing some sort of music for the first time and getting an immediate, surging cosmic feeling from it.
It’s a heavy wave that washes over you out of nowhere. Just a few minutes earlier you didn’t feel like this, but now something from these new melodies has tapped into your senses, while a burst of serotonin shoots straight to your heart.
When it’s over you can’t wait to hear it again. During the second listen the emotions are even more intense. It makes you think of something, or someone…
The song “Makes Me Think Of You” by Sellorekt/LA Dreams had the same effect while Uncle T was innocently polishing the tires on his ’84 Kawasaki KX 125 last weekend.
Tracks like these are few and far between. When one does suddenly rise from the depths, it strikes hard. Listen for yourself.
This one in particular reminds me of carefree summers of the past with no jobs and no responsibilities. Arcades, skateboarding, building forts, jumping off the floating dock, riding bikes through the cemetery, climbing trees, pool hopping, Nerf gun wars, chasing girls…
Hopefully the only worries in your life back then were wondering when the ice cream truck was coming and how many neighborhood kids you could rile up to play manhunt that night.
Special thanks to our old friends over at Valerie for the hot tip on this Sellorekt/LA Dreams song. It’s pulled from their latest guest mix which you should absolutely sink into over at The Valerie Collective. Easily the best mix I’ve heard in a long time!
What songs make you feel this way? Tell TNUC in the comment section of this post!
Guns n’ Roses, especially November Rain and Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door : the soundtrack of my teenage summers.
You said it. Just listened to that mix yesterday and found so many gems I wasn’t aware of. Especially that Duett – Provision track. omg
Robert Parker – Sweet nothings http://robertparkerofficial.bandcamp.com/track/sweet-nothings
Still get these vibes when I listen to Summer of 1984 by Multipac.
I love it when Uncle Tnuc gets all sentimental. A song that gets me all longin’ for romance of yore is Cobra Copter’s ‘Erika’
When I first heard it I was just starting to date a girl after not having been in a relationship for a long time. And boy did I fall HARD. I wanted to stay calm and collected and keep emotions in check – be rational about the whole thing – But I fell way too fast and way too hard, leaving me feeling extremely vulnerable. This song to me encapsulates the mix of heartpangs and rollercoaster of emotions I was feeling at the time.
In the end, the risk didn’t pay off [perhaps I should have known better having listened to Kip Winger sing ‘Headed for a Heartbreak’ on repeat for months] but I don’t regret a bit of it.
Hart, thanks for the tale! Next time the safe bet is going with Winger, yes.
I shit you not Uncle Tnuc. I just stumbled upon Sellorekt/LA Dreams just recently lol. But for this song:
Which then lead me to this:
And I continue to find new beats. It’s really like exploring a new decade of music, like the first time I stumbled onto Motown and hearing the sweat beats of The Temptations. To be honest I came across Soundcloud many years ago and it’s thanks to you Uncle Tnuc. The amount of music from artists you’d never heard on the radio is really something else. The “Makes Me Think of You” happens quite a lot on Soundcloud, and it’s a good thing because this has been missing on the radio as of late.
I’m definitely going to check out The Valerie Collective.I was thinking about this before and never really mentioned it. But it would be awesome, maybe once a month, to make a post of Uncle Tnuc’s discoveries to share with the rest of Tnuc Land. Always interested to see what you’ve either made (mix tape), or stumbled upon. Btw, who’s that girl in the second picture (shower). I can’t remember for the life of me!
Another BITCHIN post Uncle Tnuc. Ride the wave dude…/^\/^/\^/\^/\
@NintendoPro – Yea man, I can’t believe you hadn’t heard of the Valerie Collective. They were the absolute foundation of everything in a certain sense and they were certainly the linchpins from 2009 through about 2012-2013. Hearing Anoraak’s Nightdrive With You, The Outrunners, College, Maethelvin, Electric Youth, Early Russ Chimes – they stirred everyone’s heart. Futurecop came shortly after that along with other related artists (The Binary collective in LA), and a whole wave of My Space imitators (MOTU Mixes!). Man, I remember DJ’ing in Allston, MA in 2009 to a crowd of about 120, and dropping Russ Chimes – Mulsanne (along with a projected video of a 1985 ferrari testarossa) and the place absolutely exploded, it was electric. It was a special place and time – you had to be there. It all sort of culminated for the Valerie Collective when College was featured on the soundtrack to Drive. They’ve been much quieter after that and I think all the artists have more or less gone their own ways.
But you need to seriously peep The Outrunners. The Running For Love and Money EP is the real deal. Uncle T’s got some vid’s he did for their stuff – absolutely essential.
Yo Kurt Sloan, SoundCloud is like Alibaba’s cave! So many treasures in there to find! It’s interesting to know that Valerie Collective is pretty much the foundation of everything. I don’t even know what to call this genre of music as it flavors many beats and tunes from the 80’s and 90’s.
I love the vids Unce Tnuc did for The Outrunners, Le Matos, Fabian and Futurecop and this is what really jump started my desire to scan soundcloud for more awesome artists. I also keep track of new artists that hit https://liketotally.cool/ and http://www.newretrowave.com/ as there’s always something new there (I’m sure you know of these sites already LOL). But thanks for the suggestions in your comment, definitely gonna check em out :)!
Nicely put, Sloan. I think it’s safe to say that it’s definitely time to generate a Valerie appreciation post. It’s been too long, plus people need to be educated!
Thanks DGS. Can’t believe you haven’t heard all the Valerie primetime stuff yet. It’s what really started ALL OF THIS. I’m 100% serious in saying that the single track that got me into the scene and made me wanna make video edits was “Blazing Speed and Neon Lights With You” by The Outrunners.
The Midnight – Endless Summer and Sunset.
This is one of the most empowering songs, possibly even the greatest song I have ever heard;
Breakpoint by Garth Knight
It’s got that energy! Less contemplative, more serotonin to the heart!!!
This track is magic, that’s the “Valerie” sound…