[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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Dubstep Roundup Vol. 9 – 1.21.2011 [CLARE MAGUIRE, NOISIA, KIDS AT THE BAR, OUTKAST and more…]

What’s cracking family!

Welcome to the womp factory.  Your local Dub dealers, Joel & Scott, are back and this time round we’ve got some of the best shit on the market for you!

With a solid mix of TBE dubstep regulars and hard-hitting newcomers we’re absolutely positive this will hold your fiendin’ asses over until next time!

So grab yourself a mouthpiece, get a fresh set of undies, let someone know where you are and by all means 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.

♫ Clare Maguire- Aint Nobody (Breakage Remix) / With one of the best Dubstep remixes of 2010, Breakage defines the UK dubstep scene… EPIC.

♫ Noisia- Alpha Centauri (Excision & Datsik remix) / Ooohh the gurgly base makes our brain feel good.  B.C. putin it down for the North West.

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[MP3] SPARKADIA has a few words to say to MARY

so sacred it seems, i’m so scared of these dreams that keep circling around in my head

♫ Sparkadia – Mary

Do you ever feel like there is some secret society that is hiding great bands from the masses? I know I do! How has a band as talented as Sparkadia (now just Alex Burnett. Sorry, dudes who blew it.) gone basically unnoticed through a handful of singles and a whole LP! I won’t stand for it any longer. “Mary” is his new single and it’s about 12 pounds of piano-pulsing, drum-thumping, gut-spilling goodness. Burnett may be clutching his heart with hand but his other is firmly placed on the edge of my speakers as he pulls himself right into my room, bringing with him all the emotion and grandiose of this epic pop freight train. And are you hearing that guitar breakdown at 1:58. Oh hell yeah. Rip it, Alex, rip it! You tell that Mary chick what’s up!

So Alex is from Australia but cruised through Berlin, Stockholm, New York, and L.A. before settling in London. No surprise this guy is on his shit. His last offering was the subtler-in-sound-but-not-title “Talking Like I’m Falling Down Stairs” which sounds like Two Door Cinema Club in about 2 or 3 albums. That’s definitely a good thing. Can I get someone to weigh in on the first album? Don’t tell me the secret society kept it from everyone!!

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[MP3] LUKESTAR take us on a journey through the TAIGA

there’s no reason why the kingdom has to fall

♫ Lukestar – Taiga

Another band that has eluded my attention for waaay too long, Oslo’s Lukestar recently popped on the radar with this piece of beautiful falsetto funk. The latest addition to their catalog is the upcoming LP Taiga. First single “Flying Canoes” has a video but I’m partial to the swirling, plucky bounce of the title track. Seems kinda perfect for running through the snow and pretending you are a forrest creature. Or a woodland wizard. Know what I mean? Of course you do.

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[MP3] GHOST HEART play music for the WILDERNESS of our times

sweep all the broken pieces underneath the rug, wash your hands of all the dust and shards and blood, remember that this is something only we will know

♫ Ghost Heart – Wilderness

After a patch of relative warmth here in Warsaw, the weather finally gave way to tradition and dusted the city with a layer of snow last night. “Wilderness” is the kind of song you want to be listening to as you gingerly hop-step your way between overgrown snowflakes and slushy puddles. The drums drive the song as the floaty guitars and lilting vocals sway along. Before you know it you’ve been swept away and are caught in the beautiful and tender world of Ghost Heart.

The Grand Rapids, Michigan based quartet will release their debut LP The Tunnel on Jan 29th and the two other tracks I’ve heard are both gems as well. Delicate and soulful music for harsh and unforgiving times. I look forward to getting into the rest of the album.

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