Tag: Essential Oldies

Soul Family Brunch Party: DJ Universe mixes old and new for one-of-a-kind NYC scene

In NYC, you will be hard pressed to find a party scene with a truly unique vibe. For one of NYC’s hottest DJs, the scene needed more soul. DJ Universe sat down with us at MUI Daily News to talk about the Soul Family Brunch Party, a new event sponsored by Absolut Vodka that is… Read More

Essential Oldies Playlist: Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra

So it’s Thursday. (Is it really only Thursday? It should be Friday. It feels like a Friday, doesn’t it?) We know you’re tired; we know you wish this week would end already. We aren’t psychic; we are just right there with you riding the struggle bus. A rough week like this one, or rough couple… Read More

Essential Oldies Playlist: Rusted Root, Pixies, Elliott Smith, Biz Markie, Salt-N-Pepa

Remember back in the day, when everybody bought music by the album, listened to it on their primitive Walkmans, and shared their feelings through making each other mix-tapes?   Those were the good old days. Music used to be an activity; it was interactive, because people would actually listen to it, hear the message behind… Read More

Essential Oldies Playlist: Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Dire Straits, Lou Reed

Attention, music lovers! Take a moment from your day to appreciate the old rock legends who came before the current bands we love. You wouldn’t have the Alabama Shakes without Jimi Hendrix, you wouldn’t have Fleet Foxes without Fleetwood Mac, you wouldn’t have Miike Snow without The Rolling Stones, and you wouldn’t have The Black Keys without… Read More

Essential Oldies Playlist: Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Buffalo Springfield

Mainstream pop jams have a time and place, but even their most die hard fans can admit that hearing the same songs on a non-stop radio loop gets tiring. If you’re looking to freshen up your iTunes library and find some new music, take a break from the endless search for the new “it” band… Read More

Essential Oldies Playlist: The Temptations, Sam Cooke, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin

Are you tired of listening to the same songs played over and over again on the radio? Are you constantly disappointed with the level of real talent of the current pop artists out there? Seek solace in the music from a time when skill, versatility, and soul were actually necessary to excel in the music industry.  … Read More

Your Top 5 Essential Oldies Playlist: Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, The Beatles, The Animals, Ray Charles

In a musical age inundated with formulaic pop music and the same songs featured on a non-stop radio death loop, seek out soulful and talented musicians that came before the never-ending spiral of artificial talent. This week, we present to you the top five golden oldies songs that you should always keep on your essential oldies playlists:… Read More