Thursday, February 9, 2012

February Songaday Day Nine

EGO DAY NINE: Sunlounger & Zara - Lost (Club Mix)
Weirdly enough, this isn't a remix by someone else, the guy (Roger Shah, DJ Shah) made two versions of every song on this album, one a club mix and the other a chillout mix. Shah has worked under a number of names (including Sunlounger, which is most famous, and Magic Island, which he still does a weekly two hour radio show titled this on Digitally Imported), and has a pretty astounding volume of work. He's also an accomplished remixer, reworking trakcs for Sarah McLachlan (he remixed The First Noel for her, it's an amazing version and one of my favorite trance songs out there), Josh Gabriel, and Armin Van Buuren.
Zara? Her name is Zara Taylor, and she's a singer. She's working on her debut solo album right now, but has been releasing tracks with other trance artists since 2006. This was her second song with Shah, and she went on to do two more (including a direct follow-up to this song titled "Found").
Roger Shah/Sunlounger site:
Zara Taylor's site:
Sunlounger & Zara - Lost (chillout mix):
Sunlounger & Zara - Found:

BRO DAY NINE: Mirror's Edge - Still Alive
Not the Portal one, this was a DIFFERENT Still Alive from the first-person platforming parkour game Mirror's Edge, released in late 2008 to (generally) high reviews. I love Mirror's Edge, I think its a fun, fast-paced game with a unique sense of art direction rare in modern day games - bold, super-saturated primary colors with a lot of nice clean white. Seriously, one of my favorite games for the look.
Also, the music! Generally, the game gives the sense of being very high up in the city, lots of ambience that's still interesting somehow, and pretty great action music. The whole soundtrack is done by Swedish electronic musician Solar Fields, and the vocals on this song are by Lisa Miskovsky (by coincidence, also Swedish). Still Alive serves as the general theme of the game, and an instrumental version plays breifly at various points of the game, thouh the full version with vocals is saved for the credits. Come on EA, Mirror's Edge 2!
Mirror's Edge site:
Mirror's Edge - Edge & Flight:
Solar Fields site:
Lisa Miskovsky site (you're gonna want Google Translate for this one):

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