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Hi I'm Katie, I am a junior at Butler. I am a Strategic Communication major with a focus in Public Relations. I love being involved in campus and hold positions in College Mentors for Kids and Dawg Pound. I am also a Butler Student Ambassador, Morton Finney Scholar, and a member of Pi Beta Phi. I am huge Indy sports fan! Currently I am studying abroad in Sydney Australia!

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Mix Monday

I know a lot of us on the Butler blogs usually do Music Monday, but I thought I would mix things up a bit and do a re(mix) Monday. I started listening to this website that I used to listen to called 8tracks. People can make any kind of playlists with all kinds of different songs. It is kind of like Pandora, but 8tracks tends to offer a lot more of lesser known artists and a lot more remixes of songs! That being said here are my top 5 remixes of songs from 8tracks.

#1 No Angels – Bastille
Bastille is a band from the UK. They have their own songs, but also have really awesome remixes. One of them is No Angels, which mixes the newer band The Xx and their new song, Angels, with the old school TLC song, No Scrubs. I can’t stop listening to it!

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#2. Two Weeks of Hip Hop – The Hood Internet
I really like indie bands, and as many people know I love rap. This song combines Two Weeks by Grizzly Bear and rappers Dead Prez. It’s just a really cool spin on the Grizzly Bears song because it’s such a chilled back song with really cool instrumental. The rap just adds this really awesome twist. You notice the Grizzly Bears song more towards the end.

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#3 Wicked Games – Huglife Remix
I think I have mentioned the original version of this song in a previous music Monday. This song is originally by The Weeknd, but Huglife does a really interesting mix on it. I think it’s just cool because the girls voice is really airy and cool. Plus the weird echoing they put on it just make the remix work.

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I know that there are a lot more I had, but I can’t think of them right now, so maybe next Music Monday will once again be a Mix Monday!


Ever Wonder?

The other day someone tweeted,” I always wonder what people are listening to when I walk past them.” I have to admit I always question this too! So I thought why not write about what I have been listening to lately. I listen to a lot of different music, and hopefully some of these artists are new to you! I love spreading new music.

I have an issue with just narrowing down music choices, so instead I will tell you what my top five pandora stations I have been listening to lately are!

1. Fitz and the Tantrums
I mentioned them on a previous blog. I first heard about them when going to Jimmy Fallon. They are actually pretty good live, which is sometimes hard to come by with the singers today. Some of my favorite songs they sing are Moneygrabber, Don’t Gotta Work It Out, and Breakin’ The Chains of Love. Their Pandora is awesome and has songs from a ton of different people like Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong to Adele and Kate Earl. It’s really funky and I love it!

2. J. Cole
I’ve been listening to J. Cole for a while. Some people don’t think he’s that great, but I think he’s pretty awesome. His new single Work Out has an awesome beat and is great for just listening to in the car or working out, but I especially like his songs Lost Ones and Nobody’s Perfect, because I love the lyrics. I got to see him at the celebrity basketball game. He’s not that great at basketball but he’s good at rapping and on his Pandora you can hear artists like Drake, Tyga, and Kid Cudi.

3. The Xx
The Xx is a band that isn’t really well known but has awesome songs. Songs such as Intro and Shelter are some of my favorites from them. Most of their songs are pretty chilled out and mellow, but I think that is what I like about them. On their Pandora you can here songs from the Pixies, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Radiohead.

4. Dave Matthews Band
I can never get enough Dave Matthews Band. People consider Dave fans as bandwagoners, but thanks to my sister being ten years older than me I have been listening or hearing Dave since I was five, and I have grown to love him. Plus he’s coming back to Indy this summer, which last summer he didn’t and I was pretty much devastated. What’s great about Dave is that he is awesome live and you’ll have an awesome time whether sunshine or pouring rain. Some of my favorite dave songs are Crash Into Me, #41, and Two Step. I pretty much like a lot of Dave’s old stuff. On his Pandora you can hear from bands like Blind Melon, Spin Doctors, and live acoustic versions of popular songs.

5. Florence and the Machine
I love Florence and the Machine. I have not seen her live, but I have heard live. She was in Indy one time and her concert was outside and I could hear it and she sounded awesome! Her voice is pretty much insane, and you get this extreme full sound from all her songs. Artists you might hear on her Pandora would be Bon Iver, City and Colour, and Mazzy Star.

One other thing I wanted to mention before I go off to do homework! If you have time it takes only 5 minutes to do both. Vote for Ronald Nored on the Lowe’s Senior Class Award, he’s been slipping a little bit in the ranks and he definitely deserves the win! Also vote for our mascot Blue 2! He’s up for the Shorty Awards and is currently in second place! Click on the links to vote!