Big things are in store for this weekend folks! Its time to get down wit yo bad self and party hardy. Today’s song of the day is one of my all time favorite pump up/party songs. St. Lucia does an amazing job of incorporating a trace electronic synth style with traditional alternative instruments to form an modern band that never fails to be fun. This song is from St. Lucia’s debut album, but they also just came out with a new album at the end of last month. I don’t think it lives up to songs like this though, as Elevate is an instant classic in that my mind should be far more popular among mainstream music listeners than it is.

The lead singer and musician who started the band, Jean-Philip Grobler, was actually born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. I found it interesting that he spent most of his childhood in a choir group for gifted children that traveled internationally on a frequent basis, so he’s obviously had music as a part of his life from a very young age. He sites a lot of his musical influences in 80’s artists which is easy to see when translated to his current music that he makes for St. Lucia.