Yearly Archives: 2016


#Top25of2016 GymJams #1: EVERY SCAVENGER HUNT TRACK THIS YEAR! #burn #lift #indie

We simply couldn’t pick the best Scavenger Hunt track to highlight, so we said ‘let’s name them all!’…so we did! The indie SoCal band has made a whopping 9 (!!!) appearances on GymJams.club just this year, and each is special in it’s own way. Some were on their own, some were as guest vocalists and musicians, but all were awesome. The band even graciously did a charity release of all their music to support and raise money for victims the Orlando attack over the summer. Let 2017 bring an album, tour, videos, ANYTHING THEY WILL PUT OUT WE WILL LOVE!!!!


Satin Jackets featuring Scavenger Hunt. Feel Good. #GymJam #lift #burn #NewMusicFriday

It’s hard to make an awesome song better, but this blows our minds! Originally released in 2013 by German duo Satin Jackets, it’s been remixed and vocals added. It’s still the same soulful house track that we fell in love with, but even better. The added vocals come from Scavenger Hunt (get to know all about them HERE), who add sultry sexiness to the nu disco track. From Satin Jackets a-freaking-mazing album ‘Panorama Pacifico’, out today!


Scavenger Hunt. Scavenger Mixtape. #GymJam #lift #burn #indie #WCW

Brilliant SoCal pop band Scavenger Hunt return with a mixtape of killer covers of 80’s and 90’s tracks. Having seen them perform a cover of Donna Lewis’ “I Love You Always Forever”, this project makes perfect sense. From 80s hits like “Bette Davis Eyes” and “Tom’s Diner”, to 90s smashes like “Rush Rush”, “King Of Wishful Thinking” and hits by Mariah, Madonna and even a sweet Prince tribute thrown in. The whole tape ends with their spectacular cover of Janet Jackson’s “Love Will Never Do Without You” with Bee’s Knees. The whole project is flawlessly mixed by DJ One Odd Fellow.

The mixtape is available from Loveback. Pay what you want and support some amazing indie artists!


Lenno. Hungry For Your Love. Featuring Scavenger Hunt. #GymJam #burn #indie

Finnish DJ/producer Lenno made magic with our favorite indie band Scavenger Hunt. “Hungry For Your Love” is from Lenno’s 4-track EP ‘All Eyes On Us’. House beats with chilled vocals make this a GymJam that you NEED on your playlist!


Scavenger Hunt. River Runs Dry. #GymJam #lift #indie

Electro-pop Los Angeles indie 4 piece Scavenger Hunt return after a whirldwind year. From touring, recording with Satin Jackets, Bee’s Knees and Lenno, releasing a brilliant 80s/90s mixtape, and releasing a charity set for Orlando, they give us “River Runs Dry”. This haunting electropop jam is sexy, slinky, seductive…and everything you need for your next workout. Can’t wait for their album!


Scavenger Hunt. River Runs Dry. Dan Dan Noodle Remix. #GymJam #lift #burn #indie

A fresh new remix of Scavenger Hunt’s newest track, “River Runs Dry”. The remix adds a bit more bounce to an already great track, so it’s even better for cardio!


Scavenger Hunt. Sweet Talk. #GymJam #burn #lift #indie #NewMusicFriday

Scavenger Hunt are back with a new track that will get the feel-good vibes flowing. “Sweet Talk” follows “River Runs Dry”, one of our Songs Of Summer 2016 tracks, as leads from a forthcoming EP. We CAN NOT WAIT!



Scavenger Hunt. Never Enough. #GymJam #burn #indie #NewMusicFriday

We’ve been overwhelmed (ina good way!) with all the new music Scavenger Hunt has dropped lately. “River Runs Dry” and it’s remix, “Sweet Talk” and now “Never Enough”. Taken from their forthcoming EP “Shapes and Lines”, band that should be on every playlist!

(PS-We think there’s an official video on the way; if posted, we will update with that.)


 

Scavenger Hunt. Never Enough. Official Video. #GymJam #lift #burn #indie

The official video for Scavenger Hunt’s perfect “Never Enough” has EVERYTHING: a ‘Stranger Things’ intro, triangles, beautiful location, body doubles, glitter eye shadow, and a sunglass montage! The ‘Shapes And Outlines” EP is out November 4th.


 

If you like it, check out the buy page to get this track, or our stream page to stream from Spotify.


 


#Top25of2016 GymJams #2: Gryffin. Heading Home. Featuring Josef Salvat. #GymJam #burn #lift #yoga

What We Said Then:

This spectacular new track comes from NYC producer Dan Griffith aka Gryffin and Australian rising star Josef Salvat. “Heading Home” is all sorts of amazing and deserves multiple spots on your pre, during and post workout playlists!

What We Say Now:

We can not believe the response and love for this track! Even today, it’s on multiple playlists, multiple times! If this isn’t a Power Song, I don’t know what is. First, the single version:

This spectacular new track comes from NYC producer Dan Griffith aka Gryffin and Australian rising star Josef Salvat. “Heading Home” is all sorts of amazing and deserves multiple spots on your pre, during and post workout playlists!


Then, the offical video came out, with some really nice extra vocal flourishes….

We jumped on Gryffin’s debut single “Heading Home” back in February, and now there’s finally an official, thought-provoking video for the EDM/pop track. Aussie Josef Salvat lends amazing vocals to a pounding, energetic track. The song is amazing, but when it all comes together at 1:31…it’s next level amazing.


Last but not least, there was a stunning acoustic version that put us in such a chill place.

Gryffin? Yup. Josef Salvat? Yup. Heading Home? For sure. Yoga? Definitely! The epic club banger “Heading Home” gets a passionate rework with minimal instrumentation by Gryffin, and beautiful vocals from Josef Salvat. If you’re done with yoga or warming up/cooling down, check out the original version here.


Be sure to also check out another terrific track from Gryffin and Bipolar Sunshine, “Whole Heart”!


 

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#Top25of2016 GymJams #3: Calum Scott. Dancing On My Own. Tiesto Remix. #GymJam #burn #lift

What We Said Then:

International superstar DJ Tiesto just remixed “Dancing On My Own” by Calum Scott. With this fresh mix, it’s OK to dance on your own! Out now.

What We Say Now:

We really like the original by Robyn, but this cover is remarkable. It doesn’t even sound liek a typical Tiesto remix, it’s beautiful and retrained. In it’s ballad version, it’s almost a tear-fest for yoga or stretching. But remixed by Tiesto? There’ll be no crying on this dancefloor!


 

If you like it, check out the buy page to get this track, or our stream page to stream from Spotify.


 


#Top25of2016 GymJams #4: Eau Claire. All The Wonder. #GymJam #burn #indie

What We Said Then:

Washington DC DJ and producer Eau Claire released her debut EP today called ‘All The Wonder’. Tropical merged with some serious house vibes make this EP amazing. The worst part? Only 2 songs! WE WANT MORE! Get it today and add some awesome to your workout.

What We say Now:

We played this track to death this summer, and it still pops up on our burn playlist! Along with the other track on the ‘All The Wonder’ EP, “Room”, Eau Claire is making a name for herself as a remixer, producer and artist. Looking forward to what she comes up with in ’17!!!


 

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#Top25of2016 GymJams #5: The Naked And Famous. Higher. #GymJam #lift

What We Said Then:

At long last, there’s new music from The Naked And Famous! One of our favorite New Zealand bands, who now call Los Angeles home, released the stunning “Higher” today. They performed it on a small, intimate club tour and it was fire then, it’s fire now. From their forthcoming album ‘Simple Forms’, due in October!

What We Say Now:

The day TNAF’s ‘Simple Forms’ was released was one of the best all year. A power-pop-anthem packed set, it also included “The Runners” and “Laid Low”. Capping off the year, this New Zealand band had a successful tour throughout the US.


 

If you like it, check out the buy page to get this track, or our stream page to stream from Spotify.


 


#Top25of2016 GymJams #6: Chris Malinchak. Wonderful. #GymJams #burn #lift

What We Said Then:

The last time we were THIS obsessed with a song just happened to be when we heard “So Good To Me” back in 2013, which just so happens to also be by Chris Malinchak. On “Wonderful”, there’s no better reason to be happy than these simple vibes and exquisite vocals. Out now.

What We Say Now:

Unlike some EDM artists who strive for quantity over quality, each track Chris Malinchak releases is special. It’s only been around about a month, but we’ve put this track on almost all of our Lift and Burn playlists. Soulful vocals, a tropical vibe and a deep house beat? What’s not to love!


 

If you like it, check out the buy page to get this track, or our stream page to stream from Spotify.


 


#Top25of2016 GymJams #7: Justin Timberlake. Can’t Stop The Feeling. #GymJam #burn #lift

What We Said Then:

Justin Timberlake is back and he wants you to ‘dance, dance, dance’. “Can’t Stop The Feeling” is a poppy, funky radio-friendly track that will definitely get your workout going. It’s a one-off track from the ‘Trolls’ soundtrack, but any new JT music is good!

What We Say Now:

If you’re only going to release one song this year, it might as well be awesomely epic…and that’s just what JT did. This Billboard Hot 100 chart topper hit # 1 in May, and even landed a spot on our Songs Of The Summer 2016 charts. We’ve been sweating to it ever since.


 

If you like it, check out the buy page to get this track, or our stream page to stream from Spotify.


 


#Top25of2016 GymJams #8: Sigala. Say You Do. Featuring Imani and DJ Fresh. #GymJam #burn #lift

What We Said Then:

So far, Sigala has had 2 impressive tracks with “Easy Love” and “Sweet Lovin'”. Here’s #3! Tropical meets dubstep on the latest track from the up-and-coming UK producer. Beats by Sigala and DJ Fresh, brilliant vocals by Imani. And is that s ample of Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby”?

What We Say Now:

2016 was the year Sigala broke through to mainstream success with 4 UK Top 10’s, including #1 with “Easy Love”. 2016 was also the year Imani Williams became a household name with this top 5 track, and her own “Don’t Need No Money”. They certainly chased away the winter blues in February with “Say You Do”.


 

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#Top25of2016 GymJams #9: KOLAJ. Hitchhike. #GymJam #lift #burn #indie

What We Said Then:

KOLAJ is back with their new ‘euphorock’ single, “Hitchhike”. We’ve been fans of this band from day one with their infectious single “The Touch”, and have watched the duo grow and blossom. We can’t be any prouder to see what they’ve accomplished and where they’re going! “Hitchhike” is out now…perhaps an album or EP is following? Fingers crossed!


What We Say Now:

KOLAJ had a great 2015, as they landed on our Songs Of The Summer 2015 playlist and on our #Top25of2015 Countdown twice…for thier collab with Kaskade at #18 and “The Touch” at Number One!!! In Spetmber, we were treated to a video for “The Touch” that made our day for a month. We can’t wait to see what 2017 brings for these indie superstars.


 

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#Top25of2016 GymJams #10: Sia. Cheap Thrills. #GymJam #burn #lift

What We Said Then:

Another stunning track from Sia’s ‘This Is Acting’ album. Even with the addition of Sean Paul’s dancehall verses (for the single version), it’s still one of the best tracks on the album. Hit the dancefloor!

What We Say Now:

This song was huge this year. Ever since the remixed version with Sean paul popped up in February, it’s been getting massive global airplay and tons of remixes. Just like the video says, it’s got a great beat and you can dance to it!


 

If you like it, check out the buy page to get this track, or our stream page to stream from Spotify.