Dubstep Roundup Vol. 5 – 11.19.2010 [Professor Green, The Naked & Famous, Hot Chip, Bloodhound Gang and more…]

Here we have a little T.G.I.F.F. slap in the face to make sure you’re still breathing.

Welcome back to our bi-weekly freak show we put on at T.B.E.  Its been 14 days since we got our last dub face on and we’re looking to get funky.  So, here is to bringing that little monster out in you.  And no, we aren’t talking about Gaga’s monsters, we’re talkin about that grimey nurd’ face you put on when shit gets a little wicked cool on the D-floor.


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.

♫ Professor Green- Monster (Camo & Krooked Remix) / Österreich’s Camo & Krooked turn this tune into a real pant shitter! Can you smell it?

♫ The Naked & Famous- Young Blood (Pink Ganter Remix) / We fell in love with The Naked & Famous back in early July….. now we are fisting through all the remixes.  Pink Ganter’s bassy version of Young Blood definitely stood out!

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[MP3] THE VIEW will easily rock me through SUNDAY

oh when i’m looking for something new i won’t ask you

♫ The View – Sunday

You may remember that Kyle Falconer brought the soul to Mark Ronson’s “The Bike Song” but the floppy mopped Scot is also the frontman for The View, another band I hyped to be big in 2009. Hot off Falconer’s guest spot on Record Collection, The View are back with “Sunday,” the anthemic new single from their forthcoming new album. It really sounds like the guys have upped their game and are coming at us tighter than ever and with all guns blazing! It’s like “Sunday” was made from a recipe book about making me want to drive fast and sing along into the wind! And I know it would be a struggle to not clap along while steering with my knee. Something about Scottish accents make huge rock songs just that much more epic. I love it.

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[MP3] DEPRESSED BUTTONS came on and i was like, OW! hell yeah!

ow ow ow!

♫ Depressed Buttons – Ow!

I should probably save this jam for Friday ’cause it’s gonna be tough to pull the appropriate dance moves while sitting down. Fuck it, Wednesday dance party! Somebody kill the lights and fire up the strobe! Anyone who is a fan of The Faint (me!) will definitely not recognize this as sounding similar, although Depressed Buttons is in fact 3/5th of the pioneering Omaha indie rockers. This sugary glitch n’ grind extravaganza is certainly better than the last Faint album and I’m stoked to hear what else these guys have cooked up for us on the forthcoming Qwerty EP.

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[MP3] WINTER GLOVES are like that windup PLASTIC toy that dances and SLIDES around

i got your picture in my pocket and i keep it for the right time

♫ Winter Gloves – Plastic Slides

In the first week of this website I pegged Winter Gloves as an act to watch in 2009. A few weeks later they dropped their great debut LP About A Girl. It was filled with their solid brand of Montreal indie dance spazz rock and nobody seemed to care. Hopefully now that TBE has more than 11 readers you guys will get on board this party train. New LP All Red came 2 months ago and since these guys are so under-hyped I didn’t find out until last week! Fiddlesticks. Luckily first single oooooh-filled “Plastic Slides” has been soothing my more reactionary tendencies as I do my best impression of the pose on that cover. It’s all in the hips! Ok, I’m stretched and limber, I’m off to listen to the rest of the album!

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[MP3] DUB FX has all kinds of freaky fresh FLOW

joined at the soul with a pair of headphones, we need nobody to let ourselves go

♫ Dub FX – Flow (feat. Mr. Woodnote & Flower Fairy)

Dub FX is the sound of one man making a bunch of noises with his mouth and then looping them through various pedals until he has made a whole song and blown your mind at the same time. See the video below for extremely impressive live version (watch it!) and grab the track above for the studio polished version of all that heavy breathing. The globetrotting Australian has a number of albums out, with every sound built on his voice. It doesn’t get much fresher than that. Except for maybe the addition of Mr Woodnote slaying shit on the sax over that hyperkinetic beat. Awww yeah… Read more


pile lover upon lover ’til we’re covered with skin

♫ Geographer – Kites

Shit man, this is what I’m talking about. Crazy noodling keyboards laced with angelic vocals that then break into a goosebump inducing beat that continues climbing and soaring like a [insert non-kite metaphor here]. B at Audiomuffin turned me on to this San Francisco 3-piece a while back and I have been in love with this track ever since. Geographer was started by Michael Deni after the unexpected death of both his sister and father. The weight of those experiences come across as the music is more than just sugary synths but has a soul that anchored it to my ears on the first listen. Their debut LP Innocent Ghosts came out in 2008 and this year saw the release of the Animal Shapes EP [home of “Kites”]. I will be going to get both albums on eMusic right about…… now!

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[MP3] TIFT MERRITT knows how to make a MIXTAPE

but me, i’ll be the same, no, i never change, oh, like a rare b-side

♫ Tift Merritt – Mixtape

We’ve all been there. We can all relate. We’ve all spent the hours sweating over track selection. Now Merritt has given a little something back to us. Like on any good mixtape, Tift Merritt combines a few simple elements that emerge together as something greater then before. Here it’s a few simple instruments, handclaps, and Merritt’s earnest voice that thread together her confession of rock n’ roll love. Merritt has been on the scene for over a decade and her 4th LP See You On The Moon is out now.

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Remix Roundup Vol. 31 Part I – 11.12.2010 [Minitel Rose, Dragonette, Lykke Li, Felix Cartal, and more ]

Part I

“just hit the eastside of the the burning ear, on a mission trying to find joel & scottyp, seen a car full of girls ain’t no need to tweak all you skirts know what’s up on T.B.E.”

What’s cracking party people?  We, Joel & Scott are back to fill your eardrums with that funk.  Today, we proudly present Remix Roundup Volume 31.   This time, because we’re in such a good mood we’re coming at you with two parts.  Diversity in sound is the name of the game this time around so enjoy this fruit cocktail of rad jams!

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.


♫ Gemini Club – Ghost (Midnight Conspiracy Remix) / If you have been following our roundups at all, you know we fancy ourselves some Midnight Conspiracy.  We can only imagine what kind of carnage would be left behind after one of their DJ sets.

♫ Housse De Racket – Oh Yeah! (Walter Sobcek Remix) / We feel like we should be in a spaceship to a far away land getting lost in this jam.  Walter Sobcek and the French know their way around electronic music.

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