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Remix Roundup 73 – [5.2.2014]

This is it folks, the official relaunch of the new Remix Roundups. They will be leaner, meaner, and much more frequent! Get into it for the weekend!

Such a killer remix!

Sunset pool parties here I come!

Gotta love the keytar!

Oooh, nice and gritty!

Another killer remix from Manu. So smoooth…

A match made in sunset summertime heaven…

Bounce with it all weekend.

Noah Diamond back with a sexy one!

Manu El Chino – “Never Go Back”

…And I’m going to dedicate this one to all the hungover heads soon to be rolling back from Coachella who may be muttering this song title to themselves… Hopefully Manu el Chino plays next year and then you will have to go! This beat is too smooth.

Don’t forget to check out his “Midnight City” cover!

[FREE DOWNLOAD] The TBE 5 Year Anniversary Album

Well, its finally here! The full album download of The Burning Ear’s 5 Year Anniversary Album! A big thank to you all the bands that made such amazing jams for this project. It is a hug honor to have my name stamped on the cover of this but the real props go to the musicians. You all killed it!

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The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary Project is a celebration of some of the best songs of the first 5 years of this blog. I asked some of my favorite bands of today to re-interpret my favorite songs of the past 5 years. The result is an exclusive set of covers and remixes that is truly a family affair.

Catch up on the rest of The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary Album

[Click dates below for link to post & song]

Feb 12 // Memoryy & Brothertiger > Cover > Yeasayer – “Ambling Alp”
Feb 14 // Lincoln Jesser > Cover > Twin Shadow – “Run My Heart”
Feb 15 // Don Loemax > Remix > Kid Cadaver – “Stable”
Feb 19 // Scavenger Hunt > Cover > Disclosure – “Latch”
Feb 21 // Germany Germany > Remix > Germany Germany – “Radiowave”
Feb 24 // Manu el Chino > Cover > M83 – “Midnight City”
Feb 26 // Wiley Webb > Remix > Rhye – “Open”
Feb 28 // Y Luv > Cover > The National – “Bloodbuzz Ohio”
Mar 2 // Noah Hyde > Remix > Scavenger Hunt – “Lost”
Mar 3 // Pr0files > Cover > Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
Mar 5 // Da French Connexion > Cover > Drake – “Hold On We’re Going Home”
Mar 6 // Christopher Norman > Remix > Miike Snow – “Cult Logic”

[PREMIERE – MP3] Manu el Chino – “Midnight City” (Instrumental M83 cover)

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There are few songs as iconic and massive as M83’s “Midnight City”. As beloved and significant as the song is to the 5 year history of The Burning Ear, I was still hesitant to offer it for reinterpretation. Its been remixed and covered so wonderfully so many times! Well, get ready for 1 more. France’s Manu el Chino pulled the song apart and pieced back together this instrumental cover that builds slow and steady, barely resembling the original until its already stuck in your head. Turn it up loud and do something in the dark. [sociallocker]

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The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary Project is a celebration of some of the best songs of the first 5 years of this blog. I asked some of my favorite bands of today to re-interpret my favorite songs of the past 5 years. The result is an exclusive set of covers and remixes that is truly a family affair.

Catch up on the rest of The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary Album

[Click dates below for link to post & song]

Feb 12 // Memoryy & Brothertiger > Cover > Yeasayer – “Ambling Alp”
Feb 14 // Lincoln Jesser > Cover > Twin Shadow – “Run My Heart”
Feb 15 // Don Loemax > Remix > Kid Cadaver – “Stable”
Feb 19 // Scavenger Hunt > Cover > Disclosure – “Latch”
Feb 21 // Germany Germany > Remix > Germany Germany – “Radiowave”
Feb 24 // Manu el Chino > Cover > M83 – “Midnight City”
Feb 26 // Wiley Webb > Remix > Rhye – “Open”
Feb 28 // Y Luv > Cover > The National – “Bloodbuzz Ohio”
Mar 2 // Noah Hyde > Remix > Scavenger Hunt – “Lost”
Mar 3 // Pr0files > Cover > Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
Mar 5 // Da French Connexion > Cover > Drake – “Hold On We’re Going Home”
Mar 6 // Christopher Norman > Remix > Miike Snow – “Cult Logic”

Manu El Chino – “Jungle Bells”

Manu El Chino - Jungle Bells

Another subtle but brilliant groove trip from France’s finest, Manu el Chino. Perfect for putting a little menace in your Monday.

[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!

[Artwork by Jacob Youngblood Ziegler]

[MP3] Manu el Chino – “Lumos”

♫ Manu el Chino – Lumos (Original Mix)

Manu el Chino has already impressed with his stellar remix work and now the guy is dropping originals and I’m loving what I’m hearing. “Lumos” is a twitchy groove-noodler that swells and swerves as it builds. The perfect kind of instrumental electronic jam to get me pumped for an evening of city lights.

[REMIX] Alex Clare – “Too Close” (Manu El Chino Remix)

which way is right, which way is wrong, how do I say that I need to move on

♫ Alex Clare – Too Close (Manu El Chino Remix)

If you are ate to the Alex Clare party (like I was) then get up in it because peeps be getting funky. The dude kicks out some jams and there is even a bit of dub sprinkled in for those of you inclined to that sort of behavior. BUT, before you rush off, get limber with this monster remix of Clare’s hit “Too Close.” Manu el Chino has already done big things with Carly rae and now he tackles a much more listenable original, turning it into a dance floor beast worth of that album art.

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

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

[REMIX] Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe (Manu El Chino Remix)”

its hard to look right at you, baby

♫ Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (Manu El Chino Remix)

These words were in my Facebook feed today.

Hey, I just met you
And this is crazy
I just did bath salts
Your face looks tasty.

Besides being a disturbing chuckle, it just goes to show how ubiquitous this Jepsen jam is. No context or link even needed. So it’s about time we got a flipped up version of us to ride through summer with. Things get a little eerie in Manu el Chino’s hands but at least some of the blinding polish has been buffed off the original.