Let It Rock: DTGR NYE ’16 Mix 304

Inspiration: HAPPY NEW YEAR...almost. This mix is a combination of a few 2015 hits and favorites from 4 artists / groups that will be in Downtown Grand Rapids for a West Michigan NYE celebration: Kevin Rudolf, Carolina Liar, Five Knives and Tryon. I don't know much about Tryon, but I found a great track for Tabatas … Continue reading Let It Rock: DTGR NYE ’16 Mix 304

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Alive 300

Inspiration: Ride Playlist #300! I'm subbing an RPM (Les Mills Indoor Cycling) class at one of the GR Y's this week...not doing an actual RPM class, just a traditional studio cycling class (not RPM certified). "RPM" or not, we'll be getting plenty of revolutions per minute during this 45+ minute ride profile / playlist. Tonight's … Continue reading Alive 300

…Faster 280

Inspiration: Surprise...lots of quick footed sprinting on tap for this ride, with a few hills along the way to mix it up. Thanks to fellow Y instructor Marcia for the tip on Andrew Ripp and a few great riding tracks, including Falling Faster for a sweet warm up. Cole's Memories is one of several great … Continue reading …Faster 280

Are You With Me 273

Inspiration: Part two...ARE YOU WITH ME? Be sure to check out these tracks...Visions (Cheat Codes), Throne (Bring Me The Horizon), Are You With Me (Lost Frequencies) and Extraordinary (Prince Royce). Genre: Alternative, Electronic/Dance, Metal, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 61 minutes Preview and Purchase at iTunes: Warm up - Are You With Me (Radio Edit) - … Continue reading Are You With Me 273

Wherever U Go / It Feels Good 260

Inspiration: It was (is) a busy week for me with studio cycling at the Y...classes from 45 minutes to 90 minutes...7 classes over 6 days. I started with a 60 minute playlist, added 30 minutes of Endurance tracks for the 90 minute class and removed 15 minutes of music for the 45 minute mix. Check … Continue reading Wherever U Go / It Feels Good 260

We Are Here 245

Inspiration: Finally getting back to the blog with some playlist updates. This one for an hour-long class. Many repeat track tracks on this mix...favorites include Beautiful People, Lose Yourself (edited), Tear The Roof Up and Shatter Me. Genre: Pop, Rock, Alternative, Dance. Approximate time: 61 minutes Preview and Purchase at iTunes: Warm up - We … Continue reading We Are Here 245

Stay With Me (Endurance Ride) 238

Inspiration: I'm behind on my blog and have many playlists yet to post...this one is for Thursday's 90-minute Endurance Ride. As with most of these Endurance Rides, I like to use longer tracks that have a strong and unique rhythm. Only one current track...Black Sun from Death Cab for Cutie (check out the YouTube video … Continue reading Stay With Me (Endurance Ride) 238

Best I Ever Had 237

Inspiration: This is the playlist/profile from my Sunday AM class the other day. Unfortunately the day was off to a frantic start as I slept through both alarms and had to make a 40 minute commute in under 30 minutes to get there by scheduled start time. Fortunately I made it safe & sound and … Continue reading Best I Ever Had 237

Synchronize 233

Inspiration: I picked up a few classes to sub this past week, so I had a few extra rides/playlists to put together. This one is for the standard 45 minute class and includes some good finds...thanks to Spotify! Grand Rapids hosted Jukebox The Ghost for a concert last week, so I found a good track from their … Continue reading Synchronize 233

You Know You Like It 226

Inspiration: The title track for this mix is a current favorite...along with several others I found on Spotify over the past week. Found a few remixed versions of Jessie J's Burnin' Up, check out the Gazzo Remix after the opening/warm up track. A couple classic rock tracks (by Def Leopard and Great White) round out … Continue reading You Know You Like It 226