Unlocking the Secrets of “Space Jam”

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One of the most bizarre chapters of “Looney Tunes,” basketball and cinema history was the release of the 1996 film “Space Jam,” starring Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny and you know the rest (otherwise you wouldn’t have clicked on the link). One of the most underrated aspects of the film is its corresponding soundtrack, which features such hits as R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” and Steve Miller’s “Fly Like an Eagle.” But by far, the crown jewel of the “Space Jam” soundtrack is the eponymous “Space Jam” by the Quad City DJ’s. It’s a perfect representation of the film, in that you feel warm feelings of nostalgia listening to it, but when you remove that nostalgia, you realize just how truly odd it is.

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Picks of the Week 16W.7

Dartbeat asks a group of musically inclined students to recommend their favorite song picks of the week. We then share a few of those tracks. Enjoy!

Arizona (Rami x Jinio Remix) – “I Was Wrong”

Kate Hildreth: I usually blitz out a list of upbeat tropical house tracks to my house (something I call “Tropical House Tuesday”) in an effort to help my friends thorough their hangover-induced Tuesday blues. This remix of Arizona’s “I Was Wrong” is not nearly as upbeat as tropical house, but it’s a song I can definitely identify with during week eight struggles (and beyond) and getting midterms back — woof. Aux London, who debuted this remix on SoundCloud, describes it as a song with “only good energy” — and it is with that good energy that I have admitted on more than one occasion: “I just wanna say that I was wrong.” Happy listening! Continue reading

Picks of the Week 16W.6

Dartbeat asks a group of musically inclined students to recommend their favorite song picks of the week. We then share a few of those tracks. Enjoy!

Abstract – I Will

Lucy Tantum: “I Will” appeared on my “Recommended for You” tab on YouTube, and I decided to give it a listen. It was a bit difficult to find information on the artist, and googling “Abstract” and “Abstract artist” didn’t yield very accurate results. But according to Spotify, most of Abstract’s listeners are from Hamburg, Munich and Berlin, so I’m assuming that they’re European. Whatever its origins, “I Will” is a perfect anthem for Week 8, as its message is about pushing through difficulties in the quest for success. Continue reading