When I was younger and started playing guitar during the Brit Pop era of the mid-90’s (20 years now, who can believe it was that long ago!) it was also the heady days of happy hardcore, trance and all that malarkey. I have to say, back then I was not a fan of any of that kind of music, and it was not until a few years ago that I really worked out what it is best suited for (other than drink-heavy nights out) – Running!
In fact during a fairly long 15k run around the countryside yesterday I realised that about half the music I listen to on the run is classed as ‘Electronic’ on my iPod, and that with its fast pace, steady beats and often uplifting melodies it helps with speed, focus and motivation to keep things going the distance.
So on that basis, it seems only right to be April’s music of the month. Here are some classics, and a few more recent ones too:
- Madeon – Finale
- Unicorn Kid – Feel So Real
- New Order – True Faith
- Pendulum – Watercolour
- Prodigy – No Good
- Late of the Pier – Broken
- Calvin Harris – Ready for the Weekend
- Daft Punk – Superheroes
- Anamanguchi – Prom Night
- Faithless – Insomnia
- The Chain Gang of 1974 – Sleepwalking
- M83 – Midnight City