By Kat Boehrer
Were you bummed that Hodor was absent from Sunday night's "Game of Thrones" season five premiere? Well, ICYMI, he's ALSO a DJ -- which means you don't have to have a completely Hodor-less year if you're into tunes.
Although his musical career preceded his appearance as the lovable stable boy on the cult HBO TV series, actor Kristian Nairn's work behind the decks has recently been getting worldwide attention. And -- lucky for us -- Nairn shared a few of his favorite tracks with us prior to his big gig last weekend at Ghostbar Nightclub at the Palms in Las Vegas.
In contrast to his newfound international DJ identity, Nairn's musical taste seems to err towards throwback tracks and old-school disco vibes. He’s big on synths and underground sounds, and seems to be inspired by the classic house music that spawned the EDM we know today. Take a listen to the tasty tracks below and read why Nairn hand-chose them to share with the world.
“I still love this track. [It has] one of my favorite bass lines ever.”
“[This song has a] beautiful combination of vocals, synths, and drops.”
“A classic. It totally changed my DJing soundscape at the time [that it was released].”
“[This is] probably my favorite house track of all time.”
“I challenge anyone not to dance to this song. It’s amazing.”
“This is a pivotal track for me. It’s my favorite producer and one of my favorite vocalists in perfect harmony.”
“[This song has] the best use of emotional synths I've ever heard, I think. Check out anything you can find from them.”
"This song has been the soundtrack for the last few years of my life. Beautiful."
“Perfect synth pop. I’m a big fan of Frankmusik.”
“[This is] beautiful deep, dark, warm house music. It’s very atmospheric and euphoric on the dance floor.”
“This is a great genre crossover track. A little trance, a little electro, a little awesome!”
“This track has a lot of elements I love. Synths + piano = winner.”
“This is the type of music I would want to dance to if I was going to prom in 2015.”
“[This is an] amazing house track -- a future classic in the making!”
“I never get sick of this track in any of its incarnations.”