My friend Corey just ran her first ultra marathon (read all about it here) and the week before she set out on this epic adventure she hit me up for a few music recommendations, because apparently I'm the coolest person she knows .... I don't profess to be a massive music nerd, but I do like a good dance and I get exposed to a lot of cool stuff through hanging out with Mike. Plus it's flattering when someone tells you you're cool, so obviously I rose to the challenge and put together a list of my favourite music to run to.
Here's what I came up with...
Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa's recent album is a firm favourite and it's on heavy rotation for me at the moment. I feel that simply by listening to it I may subliminally absorb some of those cool girl vibes.
Foxes - another insanely cool girl with a great pop vibe, perfect for cruising along on a long run.
Sigala - My go to DJ for fun house music, because sometimes you need to have a dance party while you run.
Rudimental - these guys always get me in the mood to run and has featured on my running playlists for as long as I can remember (also the video for 'Waiting All Night' is something quite special).
Clean Bandit - another stalwart on my running playlist, really easy to listen to music.
Netsky - really good quality dance music to wake you up (actually none of these picks are going to send you to sleep!)
Gorgon City - 'Saving My Life' is one of my all time favourite song, it entirely sums up my exit from my previous relationship and the contentment I felt once it ended. I am so sure this is going to be my highlight at SW4 this year.
Jax Jones - I first came across the track 'You Don't Know Me' in a boxing class, whenever I sing it it makes me feel like a bad ass tough girl...useful when you're flagging. Another one that should be fun at SW4!
High Contrast - this is drum and bass at its best, if you need something to tune out too this would be my first choice.
Major Lazer - energetic pop with solid global influences, songs like 'Lean On' and 'Get Free' will get even a reluctant dancer grooving (or at least nodding their head vaguely in time).
Camo & Krooked - more excellent drum and bass, the album Cross The Line has been my soundtrack this week!
What's you're go to music for a long run?