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LETS DO A SUMMER MIXTAPE with [RAC, Adventure Club, Goldroom, Viceroy, DWNTWN, Ghost Beach, Cry Wolf and Lights & Music]

When I first started the blog feature on Lights & Music last month, this mixtape was the first idea that I put into action.  Wikipedia, in-short describes mixtapes as usually reflecting the musical tastes of its compiler, a conceptual mix of songs linked by a theme or mood tailored to the tape’s intended recipient.  Yeah sure, we’ve all made mixtapes before.  But, what happens when you get a bunch of artists and bloggers to make a mixtape with the intended recipient being you?  Thats what I wanted to find out.  The concept is simple, yet I hadn’t really seen it anywhere else.

Everyone was given two selections.  They could either choose two tracks defining their summer so far in 2012 or one new and one all-time summer favorite.  Sounds simple enough in theory, but narrowing down your favorite jams to fit that criteria was tough.  That said, this was a fun project and I intend on making this a annual event.

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Remix Roundup Vol. 41 – 4.1.2011 [THE SOUNDS, PAROV STELAR, PHANTOGRAM, BODY LANGUAGE and more… ]

Party people of the world we have some serious fire for you this time round! What could be considered the best group’n of remixes we’ve put together in a long time awaits you below. We realize its April Fools Day but there is absolutely no fooling around going on up in here. This roundup is the opposite of April Fools Day. Let’s just say we wanted to make sure and counter all the dumb jokes that might be taking place (thats right, even our own). TBE has your back. Now grab that mouse and get-a-clicking!

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.


♫ The Sounds – Something To Die For (Kids At The Bar Remix) / Holy hell!  Two of our favorite musical entities together?  How delightful!  Kids At The Bar just doing what they do.  We wouldn’t expect anything less.

♫ Peter Bjorn & John – Second Chance (RAC Mix) /André Anjos of RAC tweeted that he has been wanting to remix Peter Bjorn & John since the beginning.  Well, we’re glad they waited, because it turned out swell.

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