Vibe Tracks – The Calvin Harris/Zedd Of The YouTube Audio Library

Dance music has been something I’ve had a love/hate relationship with for a long time.  I listen to a little of everything music-wise, but sometimes dance music can’t make up its mind as to whether it’s real songs or just some nerd blooping around with a synthesizer.  😛  Any “5 word song” would be a good example, and by that I mean someone sings a single line of lyrics then bleep bleep bleep bloop bloop bloop for twice as long afterwards.  😀

I’ve mostly known Calvin Harris and Zedd as crossing the line from bleep bleep bleep bloop bloop bloop to land on some pop stations, so it’s only fitting that some artist eventually come to the YouTube Audio Library as YTAL’s music selection has expanded and matured.  That artist is Vibe Tracks.  🙂

I initially first encountered Vibe Tracks in 2015 via their Beat Your Competition track, which reminded me of Calvin Harris’ Thinking About You.

If bleeps, bloops, dubstep, and robot sounds are more your thing, there’s Take You.

Not to be confused with Take You Home Tonight, which sounds like it’s begging for some romantic lyrics…  😀

“Girl… I love you…  it’s true…  wanna take you home tonight…”  😀  Maybe those are really the lyrics but they were never put into the track?  LOL.  Anyhoo.

Foundation is a more mellow four-on-the-floor track that goes well in the background of many YouTube videos at some low percent to not overpower the video.

Universal always reminded me of a Katy Perry song for some reason…  😀

… while Nice To You reminded me of 90s songs like TLC’s No Scrubs, probably due to the drum machine, a staple of 90s pop when hip hop affected some of the mainstream…  😀

The crossover into R&B though is massive in tracks like Heart Break, as is some bass.  😀

With more recent WWMJs though, Vibe Tracks songs have shown up with stuff like I Love You, which reminds me of some more recent Top 40 stuff with drum machines…

Most recently though we have tracks related to The Incredible i7 Dellasaurus, like You Like It, the opener from that episode, and my answer to Green Ham going gangsta with the opener to The Incredible i5 Dell.

Likewise with Zoom at the very beginning of the video, though the instrument set is a lot more basic techno that I’ve heard before… 😀

At the end was Alternate, my answer to Green Ham’s Wii Sports track at the end of his video, except without people joking in the comments about “huh huh Wii Sports music.”  Does remind me a bit of Cazzette though.  😀

My favorite thusfar though is Sugar, a strong contender for a main theme if I want to even continue having main themes from here on out.  This sort of stuff is why I don’t have a problem with blippy bleepy electronic music.  😀

In a sense one could say Vibe Tracks is like Silent Partner in terms of how I keep returning to their stuff on the YTAL for background music, and folks like it too, as evidenced by all those times I hear, “DUDE!!!  WHAT SONG IS THAT!!!” in the comments.  Maybe some of those folks’ll stop by the blog to get their answer…  🙂

Songs That Remind Me Of Other Songs – Calvin Harris Vs. The YouTube Audio Library

I’ve been wondering when the YouTube Audio Library would start featuring some “knockoff tracks…”  😀  The royalty-free libraries already do this but I haven’t seen as much from the “YTAL” just yet, but I’ve observed in the last few years that YTAL has been on the march trying to become more viable versus commercial services or sites like Jamendo or Incompetech.

Behold, one of Calvin Harris’ recent hits, Thinking About You featuring Ayah Marar.  I often hear a bit of 90s dance in this one.  I actually liked enough of his dance songs that I bought the full CD instead of some digital downloads for this song’s album 18 Months.

Now, here’s Beat Your Competition by Vibe Tracks from the YouTube Audio Library in the Dance/Electronic section.  🙂

Might be a bit of Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights in there too.  Hmm…  🙂  I’ll pass on embedding that one though, as I hear that song enough on Pop Fluff Wednesday at work.  😀