Five Tracks From Our Fave Under-The-Radar Grammy Nominees

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By Lauren Novik

Grammy fever is in full effect here in Los Angeles. Aside from the obvious excitement about the equal parts glitz & glam awards show, the real focus is of course, the music.

We’re upping the ante on your usual Thursday with a Grammy nominee playlist celebrating tunes and tracks from our fave artists up for awards in 2014.

Here are some choice tunes to get you ready for this coming red-carpet worthy Sunday funday.

Press play below to check out our picks!

Ed Sheeran specializes in a unique brand of folk infused indie rap rock that you simply can’t help but sing along to.  While some of his song seep with somber undertones, his other tunes quickly lift you up out of your self-reflective haze and have you dancing around the room celebrating life, love, and life in general.

Ed Sheeran – ‘You need Me, I Don’t Need You’

Kaskade, akin to the likes of Deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner, is the perfect thing to have on as your pre-game-for-the-party soundtrack.  The music is chock full of unexpected auditory tricks and treats that leave you ready for whatever the night has in store for you.

Kaskade – ‘Atmosphere’’

Disclosure, a DJ group from across the pond, is successfully creating the perfect tracks for you to rise and shine to.  The upbeat beats get you amped for your day sans the usual in-your-face over-the-top beats.  Their brand of music serves as the perfect induction into your day, party, weekend.

Disclosure – ‘When a Fire Starts to Burn’

Pretty Lights, an American electronic artist is successfully marrying electronica with a soulful hip hop vibe.  These tracks are the perfect tracks to groove to.  These subtle jams carry you from one destination to the next in a relaxing way.

Pretty Lights – ‘Around the Block’

Mack Wilds meshes a contemporary urban vibe with an early 90’s hip hop sound.  These tunes act as the perfect weekend recovery.  This is your Sunday afternoon soundtrack making your transition from weekend insanity to manic Monday, seamless.

Mack Wilds – ‘Own It’

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