Since growing up, my music tastes have evolved a lot. They began with 90s bands like Smash Mouth and even Weird Al. But as I aged, certain life events called for certain genres. Celebratory moments with friends after graduation. Sad moments after a breakup or loss of a family member. And of course, the soundtrack to one of those random happy days blasting a favorite tune on repeat in the car.
Just like scent, sound, too, is encoded in the neural connections your brain makes with every memory. It’s through this phenomenon a single song can evoke the most vivid and nostalgic memories.
That’s where Salacious Sound comes in. I’ve been following this blog for several years now, lurking in the background for new beats from new artists. I guess the searching and collecting quenches my hipster thirst for obscurity. If there’s a song everyone is listening to on the radio, I wanted the latest extended remix of it. And Salacious Sound always had it.
As my first post here on the website, I want to share with you my top five most memorable songs, ranging from underground hip hop to mainstream EDM. I hope you enjoy them! Don’t forget to check back for my posts every week, with focus on the Minnesota-based hip hop label Rhymesayers, and the house/trance label founded by the London-based trio Above & Beyond, Anjunabeats.