[MP3] BODI BILL aren’t for listening to alone in a HOTEL

you speak in generous words but all i need is your money

♫ Bodi Bill – Hotel

If you were at all down with Copenhagen’s When Saints Go Machine then you’ll want to add this jam to that dusk-funk playlist. Berlin’s Bodi Bill have been around for a while but this new track caught my ear with it’s plinking, off-beat percussion, muted horns, and odd vocals. Definitely not the kind of track you want to be listening to alone after watching Black Swan. I recommend snow-dusted afternoon walks in the park as a much more suited setting. Look out for Bodi Bill’s next full length in March.

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[EP] ACE REPORTER’s jam FRANKFURT is one of like TWENTY NINE thousand tracks he’s dishing out

i say stop, you say go, i say why, you say so

♫ Ace Reporter – Frankfurt

Ace Reporter is TBE alum Chris Snyder who recorded a song every day of 2010  (!!) and released them all for free. Much to my peasant surprise, many of them were really good. To culminate his project he has whittled his mammoth collection down and re-recorded and mastered his favorites into a series of (also free) EPs that he is slowly releasing throughout this year. The first, named after one of my favorites from the 365 Project, was the Untouched and Arrived EP. EP closer “Frankfurt” steals the show with it’s driving rhythm and ripping guitars.

♫ Ace Reporter – Twenty-Nine

Second EP, Lean Honey Lean, contains the tender and plinking “Twenty Nice” which instantly  hooks my ears and get’s me grooving along.

♫ Ace Reporter – [Day-338] ONE (Yeasayer cover)

Another bit of Ace Reporter goodness is his list of favorite albums of 2010, rendered in the form of five cover songs instead of the usual jpeg and blurb that us bloggers squeeze out. Catch his renditions of tracks by 2010 faves The National, Arcade Fire, Beach House, and Local Natives.

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Remix Roundup Vol. 37 – 2.28.2011 [CEREBRAL VORTEX, CHROMEO, MICHAEL JACKSON and more… ]

Did you think we were going to forget you on a Friday night? What’s that? No?

Yeah right, you were all sweatin’ it.  Well relax, we have some tasty tunes for your weekend ahead.  However, this will be a short list because you have 50 of 2010’s best to refer back to and a big fat nasty Dubstep Best Of coming next week.

So for now, here’s something to chew on.
Get Nurdy!

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.

 

♫ Cerebral Vortex- Fly By Night (Jesse Jamz Remix) / The Jamz man does it again.  We dare you not to dig this.  This is an early favorite to be on the Top Remix List of 2011.  MAJOR PROPS.

♫ Amadou And Mariam- Sabali (Miike Snow Remix)

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[MP3] BUTCHER BLADES/ won’t make you dance like THE perfect SWAN but they are a MACHINE of sweet beats nonetheless

aaah doo eeehh aaahh ahh!

♫ Butcher Blades/ – The Swan Machine

Cold front? Winter time? Snow fall? Street slush? Crisp winds? Icicle injuries? Not today my friends! Melbourne, Australia’s Butcher Blades/ (yes, slash included) were tipped off to me by loyal TBE reader Darwin and “The Swan Machine” has been warming my bones for the past few weeks as I practice my hula moves, steel drummer impersonation, and tribal chanting. Not easy to do all of them simultaneously.

♫ Butcher Blades/ – The Mystery of Mulungu Cove

Once you’ve broke a sweat to the impossibly catchy rhythms of “The Swan Machine” you can catch a breath under the nectar-sweet shade of “The Mystery Of Mulungu Cove.” Things start out like a scene in a Disney movie where one might encounter a silken-haired maiden and make passionate kissing time but then quickly evolve into the fighting-for-her-honor scene. How does it end? You guess. I just hope you are ready for impossibly cute babies that may or may not be half animal.

More (free!) Butcher Bades/ at their Bandcamp where all their jams are paired with impossibly awesome vintage photos. Dig it.

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[MP3] RUBIK obey the LAWS OF the morning and easy you into GRAVITY

up and down and all way round until there’s one thing left and you’ll get to the middle of it

♫ Rubik – Laws Of Gravity

Finnish indie veterans Rubik first landed on my radar last year when RAC remixed their track “Wasteland.” I just scratched the surface of the band behind the remix and moved on. That was dumb. Their new single “Laws of Gravity” is crisp and airy, giving you just enough pep on those winter mornings when your brain isn’t quite awake enough for heavy guitars. Here’s to hoping that their upcoming album Solar contains more of these falsetto-laden hooks to keep us dreaming of days like those on the album art.

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Joel & Scott’s Top 50 Remixes of 2010

Welcome back party peeps.  We, Joel & Scott are proud to bring you our Top 50 Remixes of 2010.

Totally wish we could think of some rad shite to introduce this wicked cool Top 50 list with, but we’re both having some serious writers block here.  Typically in this situation we would just drink or get some sort of major caffeine stimulation (often both).  Not gonna lie, we enjoyed the hell out of our super strong energy/alcoholic beverages, but thanks to Central Washington University students the shite is outlawed.  Please, we’d love to hear your side of the story.   Anyway,… by now if you are a TBE follower you know that we are two dudes (Joel & Scott) originally from Seattle that just love to get Nurdy’ and melt our faces on that dirty d-floor.   And yeah, remixes to us are what platinum haired Bunnies are to Hugh Hefner.

Lastly, you might think its a little late for a “Best of List”, but that was a deliberate move on our part.  We at TBE don’t believe in a  “Best of List” before the New Year and we really wanted to take our time.  2010 was an incredible year for DJs and remix artists around the world.  Our top two remixes this year may very well be two of our top remixes of all time.  Its amazing to see the support DJs are now getting around the globe.  Don’t forget that they’re the ones that keep us dancing.

Keep dancing all, and if any of the following songs change your life YOU’RE WELCOME.  (Don’t forget to check out our Top 10 Dubstep Remixes of 2010)

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1. ♫ Marina and The Diamonds- I Am Not A Robot (Clock Opera Remix)

2. ♫ The Good Natured- Your Body Is A Machine (Baby Monster remix)

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[MP3] MNDR


♫ MNDR- Cut Me Out

New York duo MNDR have a new single out on Green Label Sound titled “Cut Me Out”.  You might recognize Amanda’s voice from Mark Ronson & The Business Intl’s “Bang Bang Bang”. Neither “Cut Me Out” or “Fade to Black” are quite at the level of “I Go Away”, but they still have that edgy sound that their known for (Cant help but think of Santogold).  Check out all three jams out here.

♫ MNDR- I go Away

♫ MNDR – Fade to Black

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[MP3] OH NO OH MY are WALKING INTO territory that has ME stoked for them

that’s when i felt the undertow, my whole life is just a memory

♫ Oh No Oh My – Walking Into Me

This new Oh No Oh My (now sans exclamation points) track found its way to my ears recently and it apparently belongs to a whole new LP by the band. People Problems came out Jan 18th and is ONOM’s 2nd LP and first release since 2008’s Dimitrij Dimitrij EP. “Walking Into Me” still carries a hint of that Oh No tenderness but they’ve traded the goofiness for a much more earnest approach to both the lyrics and music. The opening track of 2006’s self-titled debut was all about skipping the foreplay, whereas this album opener seems much more interested in a little tenderness before getting things underway. There is still plenty of guitar rocking going on, but the breathy “Ooooohhh”s and light reverb give it more gravitas. The young Austin rockers are growing up. As they should. As we all should.

♫ Oh No Oh My – Our Mouths Were Wet / Between The Devil And The Sea EP, 2005

Grab an early favorite from their debut EP above and then get your mitts on People Problems. That’s my plan for the day!

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