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NEW ORIGINAL FRESHNESS
â™« Kanye West – All of the Lights (Ft. John Legend, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie, Tony Williams, Charlie Wilson, Elly Jackson, Alicia Keys, Fergie, Kid Cudi, Rihanna, & Elton John) – Besides all the gems at in Kanye’sÂ GOOD Fridays free mp3 program, this guest-crazy jam from the forthcoming My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy also dropped recently. It’s a memorable moment from the “Runaway” film and sure to be a centerpiece of the album.
â™« Trophy Wife – Microlite (acoustic) / Trophy Wife’s latest single “Microlite” may be even better than “Take This Night” and it definitely has a great video. The band is wisely giving away this acoustic version to tempt you to buy the full recording. Do it. It’s fantastic.
â™« Museum Of Bellas Artes – Days AheadÂ (label wasn’t happy) / Hopefully you were paying attention when I hyped up the super solid and super freeÂ Poule d’Or 5 compilationÂ few days ago because this is the new Museum Of Bellas Artes jam you would have grabbed. More please!
â™« Cold War Kids – Royal Blue / From their upcoming 2011 LP Mine Is Yours. Kinda jamming but I’d like to hear a bit more heat from these guys.
â™« Ima Robot – Ruthless / Before Edward Sharpe wrangled the Magnetic Zeroes he had a real name in electro-clash rockers Ima Robot. Well the old band is back together for a sound between the two aforementioned projects. This track also perfectly soundtracks the awesome pyro Lakai skate video.
â™« Macklemore – Otherside feat. Fences [Ryan Lewis REMIX] / Joel introduced us to this guy and soon after I stumbled on this amazing remix. Gone is the RHCP sample and in it’s place is Fences’ beautiful chorus and an almost Dead Man’s Bones production vibe. Macklemore’s lyrics take on a whole new urgency and weight. LOVING it.
â™« Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work (Ted & Francis Remix) / Two Door Cinema Club get a beachside sunscreen rubdown from old TBE faves Ted & Francis. I’m feeling that horn solo!
â™« The Drums – Me And The Moon (Twin Shadow Remix With No FX) / As if The Drums weren’t already spastic and 80s enough, Twin Shadow has given them an extra kick of both on this funked out finger-snapping remix. Sweetness.
â™« Kamp! – Distance Of The Modern Hearts (Nudge Nudge Nudge remix) / Polish indieÂ saviorsÂ Kamp are picking up serious steam in these parts (opening for Robyn!) and now have a fresh remix to share. Keep ’em coming!
â™« French Horn Rebellion – This Moment (Young Empires Remix) / Young Empires take FHR’s awesome “Moment” and replace the strobe lights with tiki torches for a more intimate affair.
â™« Aestetik – Intense Business (Lenno Remix) / I’m still so down with this jam and the remix just brings a different flavor to that infamous bedroom. It’s still gonna be intense, though. Promise.
â™« Alex Winston – Choice Notes (Tomb Crew Remix) / Joel & Scott already gave us one remix for this Winston jam but the Tomb Crew have had their synthy way with things and now you can spend a whole night dancing with Alex! Hott!
â™« Stephen Francis – All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem cover) / Ummmmm….. Wow. I never really imagined that the original could be improved upon but Australian Stephen Francis has crafted a delicate and teder piano based cover that sends shivers down my spine every time I hear it. The build is perfect. See what happens when you actually sing, Murphy!
â™« Matisyahu – Use Somebody (Kings of Leon cover + Beatboxing) / The new Kings Of Leon album has nothing close to “Use Somebody” on it so why not just revisit that jam with Matisyahu and his soulful beatboxing-garnished cover!
â™« Mark Ronson & The Business – We Used To Wait (Arcade Fire Cover) / Can we get a proper recording of this, please? Why all the half-assed “live-in-studio” covers these days?
â™« Travis Barker – Jump Down (feat. The Cool Kids) / I guess I shouldn’t really be surprised. Remember Tommy Lee’s Methods of Mayhem? But this is almost not indulgent enough.
â™« Wallpaper – Indian Summer / The Bay Area crew that remixed Das Racist to stardom follow up their hugelyÂ disappointingÂ debut with this new single. This track might have had a chance in May/June but now it feels a bit too little, too late.