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Today’s fave: Adam Rio

It has been far too long since I’ve shared a fave! So I’m gonna try to blitz you all with a week of music I’m into lately. First up is Adam Rio, a New York-based singer/songwriter who focuses on the more relaxed side of electro pop. His EP “Never Know” is lovely, and reminiscent of the subtle, intimate electronic style of Erlend Oye’s album “Unrest.” Oh, and he just happens to be in town this weekend to record a duet with me, which is a cover of a rather iconic ’80s song that has been shaping up fantastically so far (details soon)!

For now, check out the video for his single “Dance to Billie Jean” below or find Adam Rio on iTunes!

My Summer 2011 Playlist

Now that I’ve been amassing a list of some of my fave electro-pop indie artists, I thought it was time to actually put together a cohesive playlist highlighting some of the songs that I’ve been listening to all summer. You can stream my playlist below or listen to it at the 8tracks website, which also has its own app if you want to listen on the go. (And, of course, I snuck in one of my own songs in there!)

Monarchy “I Won’t Let Go”
Swedish House Mafia “Save the World”
Garcon Garcon “Stay In Touch (Byron St. John’s Dream Mix)”
Michael Hensley “You Don’t Own Me”
Neon Hitch “Bad Dog”
Martin Solveig featuring Dragonette “Boys & Girls”
Sky Ferreira “One”
Frankmusik featuring Far East Movement “Do It In the A.M.”
The Young Professionals “D.I.S.C.O”
The Black and White Years “Up!”
Friendly Fires “Live Those Days Tonight”
Florrie “Speed of Light”
Calvin Harris “I’m Not Alone”
Robyn “Call Your Girlfriend (Sultan & Ned Remix Radio Edit)”
Erik Hassle “Are You Leaving”
Katy B “Perfect Stranger”
Mason featuring Roisin Murphy “Boadicea”
Ali Love “Done the Dirty”
Sophie Ellis-Bextor “Starlight”
Jamie Woon “Night Air”

Let me know what you think! (And note I’ve made this just be streaming only, so please support those artist you like and buy their music!)

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