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Tuxedo – “Number One”

Music for… the lovers out there who still express themselves through the art of the mixtape. But this ‘aint no sappy filler track, this is the ‘put that wine down and dance wit me girl’ jam you should be opening side A with. Let her know of the bat you mean serious, sexy business.

Location: West Coast, same as 1/2 of Tuxedo, Los Angeles’ Mayer Hawthorne.

Future: More “slaps & claps” here. The full length album on Stones Throw Records 3.3.15

Coucheron – “Deep End” ft. Eastside & Mayer Hawthorne (Matoma Remix)

Sounds like… I may be kinda obsessed with this jam… Thank goodness the fresh remixes keep coming and I can at least pretend that I’m “diversifying” my “Deep End” portfolio. Thank you Matoma, my push man this week.

Location: My speakers.

Future: More smack, I mean remixes…

Coucheron – “Deep End” ft. Eastside and Mayer Hawthorne

Norway’s Coucheron grabbed my ears with his killer Eye Emma Jedi remix and then I lost track of him. This original jam with guest Mayer Hawthorne is all the things I love in a funky summer jam! Suped up funk beats, weirdo groove noises, and smooth ass vocals. Get into it!

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Jaded Incorporated – “Coconut Sofa”

Long time TBE fave Mayer Hawthorne has a new project with longtime DJ collaborator 14kt. Enough said. Time to get sexy and a bit spooky.

The first listen from the upcoming album The Big Knock, out 6/17 on vinyl and digital only.

[VIDEO] Music Video Roundup – 6.29.2013

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Boom! Another collection of eye wrinkling weirdness passed off as music videos. You know I don’t like em unless they have some meat in em. I say that metaphorically but two of this weeks videos have meat of some kind… Robin Thicke’s ubiquitous sex jam has an even sexier NSFW unrated video you need to be watching. Plus Wavves has actual animal flesh. Mayer Hawthorne just has actual animals. Acting like people. Story of the Running Wolf has people acting like mythical creatures. And J.views has dancing and levitating. Get weird! Read more

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[MP3/REMIX] Mayer Hawthorne – “Henny & Gingerale” (Bakaboyz B-Mix)

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i’ve got my cup and i’m filling it up, i can’t get enough

Hayer Hawthorne has always been smooth. Sexy, even. But he isn’t always so danceable. Bakaboyz sort that right out on this funked up grover. That twisted horn line and bumpy beat are golden.

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[REMIX] Mayer Hawthorne – “No Strings” (RAC Remix)

its one o’clock in the morning and you’re buzzing like a honey bee, why you trying to control it when you wanna just come home with me

♫ Mayer Hawthorne – No Strings (RAC Remix)

Two artists known for their laid back, funked up, aural sexiness make for a delicious pairing. Bass bounce!

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The 15 Best Cover Songs of 2011

Welcome to the end of the year. A time for reflection, for resolutions, for binge drinking, and for me telling you what was good in the TBE hood! Kicking things off are my 15 favorite covers spanning all genres and damn near all instruments. Guys! Girls! Guys singing girls’ songs! Girls singing guys’ songs! It’s mayhem! Strap in, rock on, and Read more

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Brandon’s TBE Digest 30 – [11.3.2011] New Jams, Remixes, & Covers!

Artwork by Jacob Youngblood Ziegler

Brandon’s TBE Digest is a place where I gather up all the recent jams that are worth a listen (or 10) but don’t necessarily need their own post. Here you will find new tracks by known bands, remixes, covers, and even mashups if they are interesting. My favorites of the lot are in bold.

A big batch of goodies this time round. Plus, since it’s a nice round number Jacob Youngblood Ziegler hooked us up with a fancy Anniversary Edition of the TBE Digest art. Stare at it in awe as you listen.

For more jams by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!

NEW RELEVENT JAMS

♫ Phantogram – Don’t Move / Phantogram return with the Nightlife EP and this is a great sign of the continued sexiness these two are working with.

♫ Body Language – Seeds of Sight / More spaced out sex funk from one of Brooklyn’s finest.

Vacationer – Gone  While not nearly as good as previous track “Trip” this shows good promise of more magic to come from this Body Language collaborator.

REMIXES

♫ Katie Herzig – Free My Mind (RAC Remix) / Like I said yesterday, there is no Read more

How Do You Do

[QUICKIE] Mayer Hawthorne – HOW DO YOU DO

♫ Mayer Hawthorne – Can’t Stop (ft. Snoop Dogg)

Ok album. Easy listening but the debut’s magic charm is missing somehow. But sweet video for “The Walk” and I like Snoop’s appearance. 5/10

[Quickies are mini-reviews that can fit into a 140 character tweet. They are of albums that people already know of but perhaps are curious about our take on it. What did you think of the disc?]

Band links: Facebook

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Remix Roundup Vol. 51 – 9.13.2011 [Madonna, Dada Life, Matt & Kim, The Drums, and more…]

Welcome back TBE vets and greetings, bonjour, buenas noches, shalom, what’s happening TBE infants.  First, we’re grateful for everyone of you.  Second, we have a slight change in the Remix Roundup methodology I wanted to let you know about.

Previously, we had been working from a Friday bi-weekly format that many of you have come very a accustomed to.  But, as awesome as those Friday roundups were, keeping to that schedule sometimes proved to be quite difficult.  Not to mention resulting in many Roundups being far too large.   I decided to clean things up.

The New Philosophy is simple… I will post a new R-R everytime I have 15 new TBE worthy remixes.  There is no set schedule.  Does this mean I will post less often???  No, actually its quite the contrary.  If you want to stay up to date on all remix roundups, then follow me on twitter @JoelAlbers

Anyway, enough with the serious talk…  Remix Roundup Vol. 51 is about to blow your head off.  PUSSSHH PLAY.

For more jams or by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!  Follow me on Twitter @JoelAlbers for updates.

Madonna – Like A Prayer (Viceroy + Alkamyme Remix) / I’ve been looking for a decade for a quality remix of this song.  The search is over.

♫ Dada Life – Fight Club Is Closed (Religion Remix) / This one puts a huge mischievous grin on my face.  This is what I call a 4-On-The-Floor BANGER.  This may just coast its way into that all important Top 50 remixes of 2011 list.

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TBE 2011 Summer Mega Mix

[MIX] TBE Presents: The 2011 Summer Mega-Mix!

Cover Art by DARTS

I don’t wanna hear one peep about how “summer is almost over!” or “but it’s not even sunny where I am” or “this mix is late” or “my eyes are melting from that album art.” Summer is a frame of mind and TBE is about to whip yours into shape! Now that you have grown tired of your own summer mix as well as all the ones that other blogs put out months ago, it’s time to get the summer mix to not only end all summer mixes, but to end summer itself! (Except thats not even true because I have a specially themed bonus summer mix for next week! Stay tuned…) The Burning Ear 2011 Summer Mega-Mix has something for everyone and happens in a few different waves so it’s best listened to in order.

So smooth out those short shorts, dust off those cocktail umbrellas, slide those shades up on the nose, and feel the warm breeze between your sandy toes because this mix is about to start with a bang. And did I mention that album art courtesy of DARTS? I can’t even count the number of awesome things going on. There is at least one for each of the 19 jams happening below. Read more

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[STREAM] The Cool Kids – “Swimsuits (ft. Mayer Hawthorne)”

hot things, hot dames, sunbathe, bra strings, hotel beach babes, man i lost both keys

Some sneaky weekend streams here! What better to start with then The Cool Kids instant summer classic “Swimsuits.” TBE alum Mayer Hawthorne lays a touch of soul on the funked out affair, sending the whole jam into the stratosphere. The grooves and flow are just massive on this thing, making me think that The Cool Kids may have more tricks up their sleeve then I’ve heard on their previous mixtapes.  Their debut album When Fish Ride Bicycles just came out and I may just have to investigate. Although perhaps its collaborations where I like them best. Anyway, for now I gotta put on my swimsuit and hit the beach. I’ve got a sudden urge to holler at some ladies…

The Cool Kids – “Swimsuits” (Featuring Mayer Hawthorne) by greenlabelsound

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[MIX] A Burning Ear Christmas 2010 – Three Servings of Cheer

It’s only a week until Christmas!!

This years mix almost didn’t happen because I thought I wouldn’t have time to dig up good tracks but then they just started popping up and a lot of them were very cool. I grabbed the best and threw them together here for a holiday mix in three parts. First get funky with the dance party starters then slip into some original X-mas tunes by artists old and new and close it off with some reworked classics. I hope you all enjoy these jams and have yourselves a kick ass holiday season!

For more jams or by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!

DISCOBALL MISTLETOE

Germany Germany – Christmas (Daft Punk vs. Shark Attack vs. Jingle Bells)

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Brandon’s Digest Vol. 14 – 10.21.2010 [Hot Chip, RAC, Penguin Prison, Foals, Kisses, Duck Sauce, Temper Trap, and more!]

Now that Joel & Scott have joined Team TBE and are piloting the Remix Roundup train to partyville on the regular I have updated the Digest format to act as a roundup of all sorts of goodness coming my way! Hopefully this will be a more regular and timely than it was. Orient yourself below and enjoy!

For more jams or by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!

NEW RELEVENT JAMS

Sensual Harassment – Boss / Dare I say this song is boss? I probably shouldn’t. It’s definitely rad, though. Sensusal Harassment go 3 for 3 with their limited catalog!

Mayer Hawthorne – No Strings (Prod by Classixx) / New Mayer Hawthorne produced by Read more