[PLAYLIST] The Best REMIXES of 2012 – Part 2 (July-Dec)

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Man oh man. Could we be in a better world for fun remixes of great songs? Some of the old guard has been slacking in quality lately (RAC, where you at?) but new talent is cropping up in droves. Cyril Hahn practically made his name from that Destiny’s Child remix. Noah Hyde is on the map with amazing work. Manu el Chino nabs his second spot of 2012. Too many great tracks. Get on it for the weekend and check out all the bands and remixers you may have missed through the years. And especially listen to that Years & Years remix. What a genre flip. Mmmm…..

Be sure to catch all the 2012 “BEST OF” lists!

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[CONTEST] Win ITCH’s Top 10 Warped Tour Albums (Vinyl/CD)

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UK rapper ITCH used to front the London political punk band King Blues. They disbanded last year and now ITCH is going out on his own. He’s dropped a couple free mixtapes here and just got picked up for this years Warped Tour. To celebrate, he is giving away albums from his top 10 Warped Tour bands of all time. This is a contest I wish I was eligible for! Bands like Jurassic 5, The Specials, Rancid, Hepcat, and Sublime were all Read more

[2,000th POST!] Remix Roundup RETURN – Vol. 68

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Holy cow. 2,000 is a big number. And I know some of you have read/listened to all of them. Thank you guys for the endless support and for giving me a reason to listen to so much crap to find the jams. In celebration of this historic milestone I will be bringing back the Remix Roundups. Sure, a remix may still get its own post from time to time but generally they will be bundled up here as a little party playlist for the weekend or a vacation for your ears while your body slaves at work/school.

This week we have recent TBE fave Noah Hyde remixing a new discovery Wake Owl. 2012 heavy hitter Cyril Hahn funks up that new Haim joint. The Penguin Prison remix of “It’s Time” wont ever be beat but Plastic People give it a solid rework. My beloved Monarchy are finally back! It’s just this Mighty Mouse remix for now but I’m pretty damn excited for more. Atlas Genius get reworked by soon-to-be-covered Wild Cub who in turn get tropical-ized by Kisses. Then Erol Sabadosh takes us from new school Rihanna to old school R. Kelly with some golden Top 40 remixes. Freak funk genie Yalls scuffs up Rhye nicely and a Passion Pit remix by newbie Dream Logic closes us out. Enjoy!

[CONTEST] Deadmau5 Mega prize pack! CD + Signed poster!

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Deadmau5 and My Chemical Romance are pretty polarizing acts so it’s only fitting that these two debate-starters teamed up on the Mau5’s new single “Professional Griefers” (see the battle video below). Today we celebrate the release of the single and its LP >album title goes here<. I am giving away a mega prize pack one CD + one limited UFC Professional Griefers poster signed by Deadmau5 and Gerard Way (see below).

All you have to do is Facebook comment below with your vote on who you like more, Deadmau5 or Gerard Way. Then get your friends to like your comment, therefore spreading the TBE love! Then on Wednesday October 3rd at midnight, the person with the most likes on their vote wins!

So, who are you rooting for?

Deadmau5 or Gerard & MCR?

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Dubstep Roundup Vol. 36 – 8.31.12 [Benga, Bingo Players, and more…]

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High on caffeine and the intoxicating thought of the weekend that lies ahead… I present you Dubstep Roundup Vol. 36. A continuation of our bi-weekly feature at The Burning Ear, Dubstep Roundups are a collection of the freshest melodic dubstep tracks on the planet. Ch-ch-ch-check it out yo.

For more jams or by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!  Follow @Lights3Music on Twitter for updates on remixes, dubstep and all things Nurdy.

Birdy – Shelter (Clark Kent Remix)

Taryn Manning – Send Me Your Love (KDrew Remix)

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Dubstep Roundup Vol. 35 – 8.23.2012 [Smokey Robinson, Gramatik, Flinch, The Vettes, and more…]

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We’re back with another round of delicious dub delectables for your listening pleasure. Thats right, its nearly the weekend so lets celebrate together. Don’t forget to buckle up and Get Nurdy to this collection of some of the freshest melodic dubstep tracks on the planet.

For more jams or by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post! Follow @Lights3Music on Twitter for updates on remixes, dubstep and all things Nurdy.

Calvin Harris – Feel So Close (Butch Clancy Remix)

Incubus – Stellar (Psymbionic Remix)

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Dubstep Roundup Vol. 34 – 8.1.2012 [ZEDD, Kill Paris, Adventure Club, and more…]

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Top of the day ladies and gents!  Its your dub stomping Dub-dealers here with your bi-weekly fix.  Yeah buddy, we’re back up in this mother for another round of dub delectables!  Get ready to wobble, wiggle, wankle, spell unkle and giggle to these super ridonkulous bass beats.  Its DIABOLICAL!!!!!

Follow @Lights3Music on Twitter for updates on remixes, dubstep and all things Nurdy.

Katy Perry – Wide Awake (Xilent Remix)

Colin Munroe – The Fight Of My Life feat. Pusha T (Zeds Dead Remix)

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LETS DO A SUMMER MIXTAPE with [RAC, Adventure Club, Goldroom, Viceroy, DWNTWN, Ghost Beach, Cry Wolf and Lights & Music]

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When I first started the blog feature on Lights & Music last month, this mixtape was the first idea that I put into action.  Wikipedia, in-short describes mixtapes as usually reflecting the musical tastes of its compiler, a conceptual mix of songs linked by a theme or mood tailored to the tape’s intended recipient.  Yeah sure, we’ve all made mixtapes before.  But, what happens when you get a bunch of artists and bloggers to make a mixtape with the intended recipient being you?  Thats what I wanted to find out.  The concept is simple, yet I hadn’t really seen it anywhere else.

Everyone was given two selections.  They could either choose two tracks defining their summer so far in 2012 or one new and one all-time summer favorite.  Sounds simple enough in theory, but narrowing down your favorite jams to fit that criteria was tough.  That said, this was a fun project and I intend on making this a annual event.

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[PLAYLIST] The Best REMIXES of 2012 – Part 1 (Jan-June)

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So far, this year has been one of the best for remixes, making this list no easy feat. Speaking of feet, you should warm them up because they will moving in a second…

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25. Toby Keith – Red Solo Cup (It’s The DJ Kue Remix!) / And suddenly Toby Keith is not only palatable but highly listenable.

24. Y Luv – Never Touch The Ground (Gazzo Remix) / It’s pretty impossible to improve on the original so taking it in a different direction was a wise move. Get pumped!

23. St Lucia – Closer Than This (Viceroy Remix) / How do you make tropical more tropical? Give Read more