Track of the Month

TRACK OF THE MONTH / may 2019: The Flow by Music Orange

This month...Straight out of the gate, “The Flow” plays like a party jam. Lively piano notes kick off the festivities with a rolling drum beat and samples of people laughing in the background. Two electric guitars show up to trade off playful riffs before a horn section saunters in and joins the fun. But before the party’s over, some synthesizers arrive to add another animated melody.

Find this one filed under INDIE…ALT POP in The Music Orange Library Online (MOLO).

TRACK OF THE MONTH / april 2019: Shadow Puppets by Music Orange

This month...Tropical sounding chimes set a relaxed vibe for "Shadow Puppets," an apt title for an alluring instrumental that sounds like it could accompany a modern-day take on Balinese shadow puppet theater. The plucked string notes dance and flutter around core cello arrangements that envelope the song without dominating it. Throughout this piece, sublime percussion parts provide a jubilant rhythm.

Find this one filed under INDIE ORCHESTRAL in The Music Orange Library Online (MOLO).

TRACK OF THE MONTH / march 2019: I Belong to You by Music Orange

This month..."I Belong To You" begins as a simple serenade - just some soft chords strummed on a guitar. But when sparse piano notes trickle in alongside pronounced percussion and lilting strings, the dynamic changes from solo serenade to acoustic ensemble, making for a lush and romantic piece of music. Add in a glockenspiel and the mood changes again from amorous to playful.

You can hear this one in the AMERICANA section of The Music Orange Library Online (MOLO).

TRACK OF THE MONTH / february 2019: Nova by Music Orange

This month...Taking its cues from 21st century Southern Rap production styles, “Nova” opens with mellow, undulating synth and piano tones, setting a chilled-out vibe. After the slow pulsing thump of the bass drum drops alongside a gated rimshot, it’s easy to imagine Travis Scott or Migos adding their magic over this smoldering instrumental track. 

Find this one filed under HIP HOP...URBAN in The Music Orange Library Online (MOLO).

TRACK OF THE MONTH / january 2019: Fortified by Music Orange

This month..."Fortified" is both tough and melodic. It begins by building on layers of different rhythmic textures - finger snaps mix with bubbling notes before an old school 1990s flavored production drops big booming beats, bolstered by a bass that could rattle the windows of a car (with a decent sound system). The melodic hook eases into the song with the confident cadence of a double dutch jump rope champion.

You can find "Fortified" in the HIP HOP...URBAN section of The Music Orange Library Online (MOLO).

TRACK OF THE MONTH / december 2018: Heat Wave by Music Orange

This month..."Heat Wave" is a perfect name for a tune that kicks off with the warmth of a vintage electric guitar riff. But it's the feverish groove that gets the temperature rising with cowbells, congas, shakers and timbales. Everything about this jam sizzles - the heated horn section, the peppery backing vocals, and a bass-line that bounces around like it's dancing barefoot on hot cement.

Find this one filed under ALT lATIN...SKA in The Music Orange Library Online (MOLO).

TRACK OF THE MONTH / november 2018: Deluxe by Music Orange

This month...The trill of the piano keys, the slightly stuttered beats, the cooing synth notes, and the deep tranquil tones of a cello -- all this comes together to create a very soothing listen. Another quality that helps make "Deluxe" so relaxing is the balance between traditional instruments and electronic production.

Find this one filed under INDIE...ALTPOP in The Music Orange Library Online (MOLO).

TRACK OF THE MONTH / october 2018: Night Music by Music Orange

This month...What is it about “Night Music” that begs for loosening that necktie or stepping out of those heels? Maybe it’s the glassy piano notes that trickle into the song like ice cubes in a tumbler. Or it could be the atmospheric swells of the string section, playing a relaxing melody. Then again, perhaps it’s the sublime textures of the brushed snare drums. Whatever it is, “Night Music” is equally relaxing and elegant.

And you can find it in the COCKTAIL...TV RETRO section of The Music Orange Library Online (MOLO).

TRACK OF THE MONTH / september 2018: Midnight Run by Music Orange

This month...You can just tell that "Midnight Run" is going to set an uplifting tone, right from the opening electric guitar riffs and elevating beats. The synthesizers come in with neon tones, sounding like the 1980s never went away - fans of the golden age of synths will feel right at home. The robotic vocals help transform the tune into a timeless party anthem.

Find this one filed under DANCE...ELECTRONICA in The Music Orange Library Online (MOLO).

TRACK OF THE MONTH / august 2018: Weekend by Music Orange

This month...The aptly titled "Weekend" opens with the bouncy notes of keyboards played to approximate a carnival calliope. It almost sounds vintage until some similarly playful beats start popping like kettle corn. This cool contrast of timeless tones and fresh rhythms is balanced by a vocal melody that gives "Weekend" its youthful exuberance.

Find this one filed under DANCE...ELECTRONIC in The Music Orange Library Online (MOLO).

TRACK OF THE MONTH / july 2018: Let’s Have a Good Time by Music Orange

This month...Can a song sound simultaneously classic and fresh? It sure can if you’re listening to “Let’s Have a Good Time.” This festive tune blends a shiny modern mix with a vintage sounding electric guitar playing a catchy, upbeat riff alongside percussive handclaps. But when the drum kit and horns join the party, you’ll want to go-go dance all night long.

Find this one filed under RETRO ROCK & POP in The Music Orange Library Online (MOLO).

TRACK OF THE MONTH / june 2018: Leave It on the Floor by Music Orange

This month..."Leave It on the Floor" opens with the bombastic stomp of a drummer that sounds inspired by '70s glam rock and modern day alternative radio. When the electric guitar comes in blasting distorted riffs, things get twice as groovy, but it's the syncopated handclaps that will make you want to grow your hair long and shake it to the beat. The lead guitar pipes in like a David Bowie song, reminding us all that Ziggy played guitar. Find this jam in the ALTERNATIVE section of The Music Orange Library Online (MOLO).