As if Babe’s original wasn’t catchy enough, Touch Tone has done the remix equivalent of the hottest person at the club grabbing your hand and dragging you onto the dance floor. Once your head stops spinning you realize your having a damn good time and don’t much care that you left your half full beer at the bar. The glint in this hottie’s eyes says there are bigger things at stake… Read more
Just when I thought I was losing all love for remixes I stumbled across this. At first I didn’t know it was a remix, I was simply transfixed by that floating groove that breaks down beautifully before sweeping itself up and shuffling right along. Leaving me clamoring for the repeat button. So damn good. Then I found out it about the original which I’ve included below if you somehow missed it like me. But the real magic is in this remix with less than 1000 plays on Soundcloud. Perhaps one of my favorite songs of the year. But who is Madrad…? Read more
We’ve heard the beautiful grit of Sun Drug before but now Val Fleury and Allen Blickle have given single “Wildman” a bit of a hot rock back massage, getting it limber and lose for a night under the stars. You shouldn’t worry about this Wildman being let loose on the dance floor as much as you should fear your own inner wildman when you get to bellowing out the woooo ooohs at top volume after a few. Tread cautiously. Move ferociously. And get into the original below!
If the original “4EVER!” was a memory of a young love fading into memories, then Shoffy’s throbbing sunset rework is waking up from a late afternoon nap and trying to cling to a dream of that love. As you prepare for a night out, you can’t shake the feeling from the dream. You know the images are fading fast so you try and savor every flash that echoes in your mind.
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Next time Steve from accounting is taking too long at the copy machine you gotta take that mask you made from coffee filters and steel your eyes into black diamonds and march right in there like the Xerox warrior that you are and assert your dominance over his petty financial department needs!
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Penguin Prison is finally back and it feels so good its almost too much to handle. If you make it through this full body flex of a remix then track down his latest album Lost In New York. I would post about it but now I’m too sweaty from dancing to this jam. Read more
Add this massive body groover to your arsenal of battle jams to fight those Monday blues. Hard to be bummed when you feel like a 15 foot long alligator with sunglasses and a fashionable bathing suit taking over the beach volleyball court from all the chumps who don;t even know how to set. Eat sand! Read more
When you are a kid, the phrase “Go For It” can mean different things than when you are adult. When you are plotting your robot-assisted escape from the stale suburban farmscape that is limiting your 8 year old growth you need to sort out a lot of plans. You need to be methodical and calculating, allowing your young brain time to churn over each possibility and prepare accordingly. You need a song with an accurate lyrical message, a forceful groove, and that is not too heavy or distracting. Shallou’s rework of TBE classic “Go For It” is just that song. Read more
You know its going to be a tough Monday when you start the day with a morning paper that just can’t keep your focus as your mind wanders through hypercolor visions of the weekend’s events, revealing only fragments of the things you remember but a lot of things you aren’t certain ever happened. Who is doing the storytelling here? You? Me? The newspaper? Or have Woolf and That’s Nice just highjacked us and we have to go along with the ride? Read more
So, we know that OutKast are the business. We know their jam “SpottieOttieDopaliscious” is a classic. We know Rad Stereo deliver the remix goods. We know Spencer Ludwig can lay down some damn fine horns on a track. So let this Monday remix serve as a celebration of all the greatness that we already know rolled into one fine jam that will make this day a bit better and brighter for us all. And the crowd goes wild!
Even though I haven’t seen them live since long before I started The Burning Ear 6 years ago, I am pretty sure Brand New is still the band that I’ve bought tickets to see more than any other band in my life. And I get to see them again in 2 weeks. It will either be wildly euphoric or deeply disappointing. Or, more likely, an roller coaster that flirts with both emotional poles. Either way, this doped up remix of the later catalog Brand New classic “Jesus Christ” is treating me right as I gear up for the big reunion show (me reuniting with my buddy Ted and our old “homies” Brand New, not the band actually reuniting. Although that is kind of happening too since its been so damn long).
Music for… reaching for those damn headphones and giving your full attention to the beautiful interplay of bass, percussion, guitar and drop dead gorgeous vocals that is happening here. Vallis Alps are working with some truly majestic talent here.
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