[MP3] ARNHAO dim the lights and make me go OH?!

we met atop a roller coaster, she was floating like a fiend

♫ ArnHao – Oh?! (Intangible Fantasy)

The latest installment of my man Hendrik’s Poule d’Or Compilations turned me on to this throwback synth jam from Atlanta’s ArnHao. The fact that they share a hometown with Big Boi comes through in the sultry R&B vocal stylings and sexed up funk of that steamy beat. The fact that they have less than 600 plays on Last.fm is, however, just a mystery.

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Dubstep Roundup Teaser / Joel and Scott present: La Roux

Grime. Filth. Melt. Chunk. Wobble. Smack. Gnar. Nasty. BASS.

We, Joel & Scott, are proud to announce we will be bringing the genre of DUBSTEP to The Burning Ear through our very special “Dubstep Roundup” series.  Our cold lockers are packed to the gills with devastatingly heavy sounds and we can’t wait to share.  Look for us to release this new series exclusively on Fridays twice a month beginning this Friday.

So here, for now, chew on this, for it is only the beginning friends, it is only the beginning.

♫ La Roux- In For The Kill (Skream’s Let’s Get Ravey Mix) This song isn’t new by any means.  BUT, it is delightfully evil and full of emotion (A perfect introduction to our most exciting series yet “Dubstep Roundups”).  Keep quiet, and listen to this cinematic tune.  It may induce goose-bumps.

[MP3] ALEX WINSTON dated an ANIMAL and used to call him BABY

so you wanna play pretend, but my best friends don’t bring out their claws

♫ Alex Winston – Animal Baby

Alex Winston already won me over with her great covers EP and now this original jam is just cementing the multi-instrumentalist’s talent. The 22 year old Detroit native just dropped her Knocks produced “Choice Notes” single which features two songs that are not “Animal Baby” so you can pick that up after getting into this soulful and groovy kiss off to an ex-lover. Gotta love those “ooooh ooooh”s!

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[MP3] TROPHY WIFE don’t TAKE much time getting into with THIS jam to play at NIGHT

won’t you show me how to dance, dance, dance, i will take this night to a different place

♫ Trophy Wife – Take This Night

If there is any bit of sunlight where you are then this is the jam to play as you bask in it’s fading rays of warmth. Hailing from rainy Oxford, England, these guys sure know how to infuse hazy warmth into their breezy jams. If you are hearing some Foals in there then you won’t be surprised to know that both bands hail from the same town (neigborhood even) and are now even on tour together. That’s a show I would love to see. Of the 2 tracks on their MySpace, “Take This Night” is not even one of them but it is certainly a promising piece of pop from a band I hope to hearing much more from soon. This guy is also really stoked.

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[MP3] ANAMANAGUCHI harken back to before the AIRBRUSHED t-shirt fad was even around


♫ Anamanaguchi – Airbrushed

While the 8-bit and chip-tune fad seems to have come and gone, Anamanaguchi are bringing something fresh to the table. Besides using hacked NES systems as instruments they throw on guitars and drums as well, making full on Nintendo fueled pop punk that only makes me wish their was a video game around I could play to jams like these. Oh, wait, there is! For more Anamanguchi you can get your paws on the full soundtrack to that Scott Pilgri video game as well as nab their great 2007 EP Dawn Metropolis which may or may not cause you to view the whole world in side-scrolling 2-D.

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Remix Roundup Vol. 26 – 9.18.2010 [Ra Ra Riot, Big K.R.I.T., RAC, The Ting Tings, Crystal Castles, ARMS, The Ting Tings, etc…]

So props to Joel & Scott for dropping some of their remix knowledge on us last week. Look forward to more from them as I slowly relinquish my iron grip on this site’s content and open us all up to more sweet sweet jams! In the meantime I have a fresh batch of remixes from my own satchel of fun to share with you all! Quick, get to it, it’s Saturday!

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

♫ Clare Maguire – The Strangest Thing (Bloodshy & Avant Version) / Bloodshy & Avant continue their time honored tradition of making sounds I love. Spooky in the best way.

♫ The Hundred In The Hands – Gigantic Tom Tom / The Hundred In The Hands serve up a different version of my favorite Read more

[MP3] SKY FERREIRA has ONE of my favorite production duos behind her

i feel like i’m about to rust, ruin my heart i’ll buy another one

♫ Sky Ferreira – One

Sky Ferreira’s big solo single is a ar cry from her tender-to-tears cover of Miike Snow’s “Animal” but it’s still got a certain magic that may or may not be the direct result of that band’s production duo; Bloodshy & Avant. OK, who are we kidding, it’s definitely Bloodshy & Avant working the magic here and if it wasn’t for those signature glitchy bleeps and bloops I wouldn’t be spending these precious minutes on a Friday night squeezing this post out. Speaking of which, it’s FRIDAY, why am I thinking this much about anything at all! Time to just crank it up and get funky. You too Sky, keep your chip up and your dance moves fresh. At a wee 18 years you have plenty of time to win our respect.

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[MP3] THE NAKED & FAMOUS aren’t so YOUNG anymore and are poised to get your BLOOD moving

the bittersweet between my teeth, trying to find the in-betweens, fall back in love eventually

♫ The Naked & Famous – Young Blood

No, this is not some early Passion Pit demo, although those vocals give me a double take every time I hear them. The Naked & Famous may have their falsetto n’ synth thing going on pretty hard but push that comparison out of your head because I have a strong feeling that these guys will be blazing their own trail in the near future. I remember checking out their tunes a year or so ago and not being too impressed so it’s great to hear how much they have grown since then. This is some full fledged shimmering dusk pop that is perfect for heading into Fall. They have a few other singles on the interwebs and I’m hoping a full album is not far behind.

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