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[PLAYLIST] The Best SONGS of 2012 – Part 2 (July-Dec)

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Screw the Oscars! Now that the site is back up we can continue the (very late) Best of 2012 Awards!

So many great songs last year. The second 6 months of jams did more than stand up to the first. So many genres colliding in this list. Beautiful songs. Funny songs. Innovative songs. Simple songs. Dance songs. Rock songs. All songs that Read more

[MP3/REMIX] Mikky Ekko – “Pull Me Down” + Ryan Hemsworth remix + Rihanna feat Mikky Ekko – “Stay” (Them Jeans Remix)

we could be king and queen of the moonlight 

♫ Mikky Ekko – Pull Me Down (Prod. by Clams Casino & Mikky Ekko)

  • Who: Mikky Ekko
  • What: Haunting post-pop, like XX
  • Where: Nashville, TN + Facebook
  • When: Single for now. A few more at his Soundcloud.
  • Why: And so begins the beautiful rabbit hole of Mikky Ekko. Begin with his spine-shiveringly beautiful love song “Pull Me Down” that laces tender lyrics crooned in his amazing voice between the haunting production of Clams Casino.

♫ Mikky Ekko – Pull Me Down (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)

Then stumble out of the afterglow into the clatter and groove of the pepped up yet highly ominous Ryan Hemsworth remix. Then realize that Mikky sings alongside Rihanna on her new song “Stay” and be taken aback by the guy’s consistent talent as well as RiRi’s surprising singing voice.

♫ Rihanna feat Mikky Ekko – Stay (Them Jeans Remix)

As you wonder why Rihanna doesn’t make more songs this great find yourself swept up in the clack and click of this delicate Them Jeans remix, a perfect alternative when a bit more funk is needed during your new “Stay” obsession. Then wonder if your new “Stay” obsession even has anything to do with Rihanna or whether it’s that Mikky guy again. Return to “Pull Me Down.” Repeat.

Remix Roundup Vol. 51 – 9.13.2011 [Madonna, Dada Life, Matt & Kim, The Drums, and more…]

Welcome back TBE vets and greetings, bonjour, buenas noches, shalom, what’s happening TBE infants.  First, we’re grateful for everyone of you.  Second, we have a slight change in the Remix Roundup methodology I wanted to let you know about.

Previously, we had been working from a Friday bi-weekly format that many of you have come very a accustomed to.  But, as awesome as those Friday roundups were, keeping to that schedule sometimes proved to be quite difficult.  Not to mention resulting in many Roundups being far too large.   I decided to clean things up.

The New Philosophy is simple… I will post a new R-R everytime I have 15 new TBE worthy remixes.  There is no set schedule.  Does this mean I will post less often???  No, actually its quite the contrary.  If you want to stay up to date on all remix roundups, then follow me on twitter @JoelAlbers

Anyway, enough with the serious talk…  Remix Roundup Vol. 51 is about to blow your head off.  PUSSSHH PLAY.

For more jams or by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!  Follow me on Twitter @JoelAlbers for updates.

♫ Madonna – Like A Prayer (Viceroy + Alkamyme Remix) / I’ve been looking for a decade for a quality remix of this song.  The search is over.

♫ Dada Life – Fight Club Is Closed (Religion Remix) / This one puts a huge mischievous grin on my face.  This is what I call a 4-On-The-Floor BANGER.  This may just coast its way into that all important Top 50 remixes of 2011 list.

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