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Friday, April 6, 2012 6:15 p.m.

What We’re Listening To

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Hatchet reporter Priyanka Pardasani shares her latest musical obsessions.

Swedish House Mafia. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia user Gianluca199063 under the Creative Commons License

Greyhound
Swedish House Mafia

I first heard this song at the Swedish trio’s live set at Madison Square Garden in December. “Greyhound” is a captivating song full of heavy and intense beats that will make you feel like you’re at the center of a rave. It’s great to listen to while running, dancing or partying with friends. With the track’s lack of vocals, true house music fans can appreciate the group’s impressive beats in their most raw form.

I Feel Better
Gotye

Belgian singer Wouter De Backer, better known by his stage name Gotye, sprung up into mainstream music with the extraordinary success of his song “Somebody That I Used to Know” featuring Kimbra. Though I’ll admit it’s hard to see an artist I’ve appreciated for quite some time suddenly become popular, I hope Gotye can stay close to his indie rock roots. “I Feel Better” is a feel-good song to help you overcome bad days, incorporating a variety of instruments into the background with a unique melody to accompany the undeniably catchy chorus.

Girl Gone Wild
Madonna

Madonna is back with an upbeat single off her 12th studio album, “MDNA,” released March 26. With an infectious beat, this song is sure to become a club anthem. The legendary artist’s distinct voice sounds better than ever over the song’s electronic beat. Though Madonna’s not the young performer she once was, “Girl Gone Wild” proves the Queen of Pop isn’t going anywhere.