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[QUICKIE] Santigold – MASTER OF MY MAKE-BELIEVE

Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe

now it’s all you to man up you see no way to hang on what you say

Some tracks don’t deliver but the ones that do bang hard. Gems are “Go” “Keepers” & obvs “Disparate Youth.” I’m glad she’s back for summer.

[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?]

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[MIXTAPE] The Hood Internet – THE MIXTAPE VOLUME SIX

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don’t play the game that i can’t win

  • Who: ABX and STV SLV
  • What: Indie/rap mashups, like Bearbot, Invisiboy, It’s Overture
  • Where: Chicago, IL + Facebook
  • When: Sweet mashups served weekly.
  • Why: The Hood Internet are the gold standard in indie/rap mashups but the Burning Ear hasn’t featured a new jam of theirs since Christmas 2010. I was beginning to think they done fell off.

♫ The Hood Internet – Beastie Boys x Santigold x Weird Tapes – Don’t Play No Trash

Then they dropped Volume Six of their mixtape series and all worry was washed away by the most seamless collection of genius mashup choices this year. Just scroll through the tracklist here to see what I mean. From the unexpected (Wiz + Phantogram, Mayer Hawthorne + M83, Tyga + Neon Indian) to the predictably balanced (Whitney + Chromeo, Ma$e + Notorious B.I.G. + Penguin Prison) The Hood Internet live up to that album art of deftly concocting dance party magic.

♫ The Hood Internet – Tyga x Neon Indian – Polish City

I highly recommend you do not start a party this year without this mix on hand. Stream the whole thing below and download it free here.

♫ The Hood Internet – Whitney Houston x Chromeo – When The Night Knows

[VIDEO] Santigold – “Disparate Youth”

How good is it to have a sweet Santi jam kickin into warmer weather!? What is this, 2009? Yes! I’m not really sure what is happening in the video but I’d like to think that its just showing us what she’s been up to the past few years. Riding motorbikes and getting her mind expanded by white eyed kids.

Joel & Scotts Top 10 Dubstep Remixes 2010

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Alright our fellow face melters, its about time for us @ TBE to drop that Dub Top 10 list on you.

So, 2010 was a huge year for the genre dubstep right?  We (Joel & Scott) were recently thinking, we haven’t seen a new genre completely change the music landscape like this since grunge-rock in the early 90’s.  Given that we love getting Nurdy as hell everywhere we go, we like where this is going..  Back to the list…  While, this is the list we settled on, our top 5 could have been easily ordered in any way like bobbin for apples.  Anyway, we’re not going to lie people, we would love to sit here and explain our list to you, but its Friday night and we’re feeling its about time to get going on that crunk juice.

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

1. ♫ Plan B- The Recluse (Nero Remix)

2. ♫ The Moody Blues- White-Satin (Zeds Dead remix)

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Dubstep Roundup Vol.4 – 11.5.2010 [ N.A.S.A., Example, The Streets, Far East Movement and more]

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Welcome back

TBE knows you’ve been salivating for that womp, womp, wobble.  So, here we go again, Joel & Scott, back to provide you your fix with Dubstep Roundup Volume 4.

Call us your local “Dub Dealer”, and yeah we’ve got some of that wobbly, wobbly shit.

“One two three and to the four, Joel and ScottyP is at the door, ready to make an entrance so back on up, cause you know we bout to BASS shit up”

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

Fiend no more friends and by all means enjoy your weekend!

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

♫ N.A.S.A. (Feat. Kanye West, Santigold & Lykke Li) – Gifted (Masuka Remix) / We dont know much about Masuka other than he is a fresh DJ from Belgium.  We really dig how he provides an edgy bass-lift all the while keeping the original track intact.  N.A.S.A. + Masuka = Epic

♫ iSquare- Hey Sexy Lady (Skrillex Remix) / So, if you’re looking for a slap in the face look no further than Skrillex.  Dude just brings the house down.

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} TBE Digest 6 – 2.24.10 [Gorillaz, Lil Wayne, Major Lazer, B.o.B., Broken Social Scene, …]

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These Digest’s are tough to do because there are really only two emotions I feel while writing them: disappointment and bewilderment. The former for bands I love that are delivering sub-par baloney and the latter for bands other people love who are delivering sub-par baloney. These opinions are of course only my own and that’s why I persist with this series, because others may be really into these tracks and that is great. Different strokes, ya know. On the other hand, some may just be curious as to what different bands are up to these days. Read it for any reason you want, but know that I write it out of a simple desire to pass along the recent happenings in my musical world that I don’t feel are worthy of their own post. (There seemed to have been some confusion last time) Anyway, read on, trudge through, wade in, sally forth, whatever, just know that this edition is exceptionally long for whatever reason but there are some fun covers awaiting you at the end.

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Santigold and Terry Urban are pretty sure You’ll Find A Way, Player

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i am no island, peninsula maybe

Santigold – You’ll Find A Way Player (Ft. Andre 3000 & Bun B)

If you have never seen Santigold before, don’t worry, that’s not her. That is my main goblin Lil’ Wayne lookin as sexy/blazed as ever. Santigold, however, was at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night and not-coincidentally, so was I. Was her set awesome? Well, let’s just say she opened with her part from Major Lazer’s “Hold The Line” and it was fire and heat from there. Good thing Terry Urban made this Santi-basd mixtape to make a  segue into something relevant… Terry Urban is no noob to the mixtape game and it shows in this seamless mashup of Santi’s debut and Terry’s favorite rappers from the dirty-dirty. There has been some controversy about the mix but who cares about that? Download the full mixtape below or sample here. Andre 3000 is apparently always genius and Rick Ross is apparenty always hustin’ so start there for some raw nasty.

Santigold – Hustlin’ With The Lights Out (Ft. Rick Ross)

Download the full Southerngold mixtape

BONUS: Basement Jaxx – Saga (ft. Santigold)

You know we love Basement Jaxx, now hear Santigold rip her shizzle on this new ska-tinged Basement Jamm from their upcoming Scars. This is not better than “Raindrops,” “Hold The Line” or even “Gifted” but it’s still fun.

[JustBurnIt!] TBE Presents: I’m A Bulldog – A mix for NYC

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60 Seconds in Times Square - 8/21/2006

60 Seconds in Times Square - 8/21/2006

A native New Yorker said to me yesterday, upon returning from a long absence from his city, “Damn, this city is unstoppable. It never dies.” True. True. While I did not grow up in NYC, I began spending chunks of time here at 3 and always had an affinity for this New York. Although I always said I could never live in such an intense place I ended up living here for two very formative post-college years. On the occasion of my visit to such a seminal city I don’t have pithy words, but I do have a mix tape. A mix tape for NYC. A love letter, a complaint letter, a letter from one man to his former home. Well ok, so maybe it’s not really a letter at all. It’s just a damn mix-tape, a collection of my favorite songs about NYC. Burn it for your subway commute or for your next visit to The Big Apple. Or just download it because you like good music. What are your favorite songs about NYC?

Download “I’m A Bulldog – A Mix For NYC”

The title is taken from Kyle Andrews’ “Naked In NYC” and reflects the quoted sentiments of the New Yorker above.

Tracklist after the jump…

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Major Lazer demand you Hold The Line

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damn how you do it? what’s that rhythm you got?

Major Lazer – Hold the Line (feat. Santigold & Mr. Lexx)

In their own words:

Major Lazer is a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War of 1984. The US military rescued him and repurposed experimental lazers as prosthetic limbs. Since then Major Lazer has been a hired renegade soldier for a rogue government operating in secrecy underneath the watch of M5 and the CIA. His cover is that of a dancehall night club owner from Trinidad and he enlisted the help of long-time allies and uber-producers, Diplo and Switch, to produce his first LP.

It continues. Anyway, with a bio like this and a their first public track featuring Andy Milokanis rapping about eating brains, it was hard to take this project seriously. Then “Hold The Line” came out and it was all like “Oh, this is much bett…Wait, is that a horse? Pager sound FX? What the fuu…Oh! Santigold is on fire! And I don’t understand a word of this Mr Lexx guy except for something about vibrating Nokias but he is pretty raw too. Alright, I’m sold.” Just like that.

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