Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Gym and I Reunite and Skrillex is our Love Child


It's officially been 1 week since I've rendezvoused with the gym and a healthy lifestyle in general. It's surprisingly been an easier "getting acclimated" week than I expected. I conclude this in major part to my newfound discovery: Listening to music you otherwise wouldn't be caught dead scrobbling while at the gym can work wonders for your energy. What do I mean? Listen up grasshoppers.

I was once a human being that scorned the existence of dubstep. Who wants to listen to a regurgitation of electronic sound effects and irrelevant phrases that somehow create "art?" Not me. Not ever. Right? No. Not anymore. Although I will never understand the purpose of dubstep as leisure music or even general inspiration, it works wonders for kicking your ass at the gym. The constant chaos of arbitrary sounds and the screams of random catchphrases (What the hell IS "Ruffneck Bass?") actually pump your blood more so than the music you might typically listen to, at least in my case. Normally I'd throw on some post-hardcore or alt rock (STFU I don't care.), and although that can have a powerful sound, it's just not meant for climbing mountains while escaping serial killers via my treadmill workout scenario.

So even if you cannot stand the though of putting this into your music library (even I still put Spotify on a "Private Listening" session when I run this playlist) give it a shot the next time you workout. It will keep you constantly moving and moving FAST. After all, this music tends to have an angry undertone, and if I'm not mistaken, being at the gym can mean you're pretty angry at yourself for those extra pounds you're trying to shave off.
Skrillex: the king of beatz;  the jester of haircuts.

Jill's top 10 list of mind-numbingly awesome dubstep tunes for positively angry workouts:
10. Internet Friends - Remix: Knife Party
9. Summit: Skrillex Feat. Ellie Goulding
8. Dubstep Guns: Klaypex
7. Someone Like You - Adele (House Remix): Pierre Cardin
6. Timestretch: Bassnectar
5. The Devil's Den: Skrillex and Wolfgang Gartner
4. Kill Everybody: Skrillex
3. Levels (Skrillex Remix): Avicii
2. Right In: Skrillex
1. First of the Year -  Equinox: Skrillex

The above are all linked to Spotify so you can open them right up. If you don't have Spotify, get with the times. Or just YouTube them.

Finally, I've found the true purpose of this budding music genre. Ahhh.

'Til the next adventure,

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