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Remix Roundup Vol. 58 – 12.21.2011 [Dada Life, Fleetwood Mac, Yelle, Dada LIfe, and more…]

Holy hickory haystacks!  Major problems on the internet connection frontier today.  If you follow me on the twitter, you know that I was trying to have this up in the AM.  Where is M.I.A. and Flux Pavilion when you need them?

Anyway, we’ve got the holidays smacking us in our faces right now, which means the year is pretty much over,… Soo I just put together a steaming pile of bangers for your end of the year listening pleasure.  Open your ears and take these glorious gems to bed with you.

Attention: For those in the Seattle area- I’m throwing a huge party at The Tacoma Art Museum on New Years Eve.  You can find all the info you need HERE.  Warning:  Bass slaps in that face of yours will be frequent.  WORLD!!

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.

♫ Sparkadia – Mary (Aeons Remix) Mix For Mastering

♫ Gym Class Heroes (featuring Neon Hitch) – Ass Back Home (SmarterChild & Oxymorrons Remix) / Pretty impressive, especially when you consider that this tune is a collaberatoin of all pilot artists.  Don’t blink, SmarterChild is starting to look like a heavyweight.

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Brandon’s TBE Digest 31 – [12.11.2011] New Jams, Remixes, & Covers!

Artwork by Jacob Youngblood Ziegler

Brandon’s TBE Digest is a place where I gather up all the recent jams that are worth a listen (or 10) but don’t necessarily need their own post. Here you will find new tracks by known bands, remixes, covers, and even mashups if they are interesting. My favorites of the lot are in bold.

This may be the last Digest I do like this. I’d really like to take the time to give the best of these tracks the solo post they deserve. If anyone feels strongly about this news leave it in the comments below. Otherwise rock on Wayne and rock on Garth.

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

NEW RELEVENT JAMS

♫ Saint Motel – At Least I Have Nothing / New Saint Motel jam. I like. Lets get a full album out, guys!

♫ Arrange – Sun Showers / New Arrange track is as blissfully beautiful as you would expect but I still prefer hearing this guy in full albums. Getting lost in it.

♫ Gotye – Showdown Below My Sombrero / This instrumental bonus Read more

[LP] Gotye – MAKING MIRRORS (w/ “In Your Light”)

if only i could always be just as i am right here

♫ Gotye – Eyes Wide Open (previously posted)

Gotye released on of last years Best Songs with the galloping “Eyes Wide Open” (above) and then did it again this year with much calmer (and even more infectious?)  “Somebody That I Used To Know.” With a track record like that leading up to his new album Making Mirrors it’s easy to wonder what else Wally De Backer could possibly have in store. Lucky for us the notoriously eclectic Aussie has a whole bouquet of gems lined up on his 3rd LP. (stream the whole album below)

♫ Gotye – In Your Light

Tracks like new singe “I Feel Better” and new personal favorite “In Your Light” (above) kick up the energy and bring some throwback soul to their tales of ecstatic love. “State Of The Art” raises eyebrows with its robot-styled “ode” to technology. “Smoke and Mirrors” and “Bronte” reel things back and let Gotye’s delicate arrangements compliment his great voice. But really nothing showcases the man’s talent for tender songwriting than “Giving Me A Chance.” An apology in it’s most beautiful form. A appreciative soul knowing the value of his second chance. So many songs beg for forgiveness but none ever give thanks for being given it.

Making Mirrors is certainly not a thrill a minute joyride but De Backer sure knows the value of variety on an album. No songs sound the same and if you aren’t in love with one or two then I guarantee there will be 3 or 4 you do love. Something else you can love is the fact that Gotye has made a handful of different videos for various tracks. Besides the fantastic one we know for “Somebody That I Used To Know,” there are animated clips for “State Of The Art,” “Easy Way Out” and “Bronte” (best!). Making Mirrors has already become the most successful album in Australia this year and it;s no surprise why. Any country should be as proud and supportive of talent like this. Stream the album (and download bonus track “Showdown Below My Sombrero”) below. Read more

[BATTLE] M83’s “Midnight City” mashed up with both Kanye West & Gotye?!

TBE Battle is a new series on The Burning Ear where I will occasionally put up two tracks that make for interesting comparison, debate, or whatever. Let the battle begin in the comments below! There is also a contest running to design the TBE Battle logo that will be used in each post. See below!

♫ The White Panda – Midnight Life (M83 & Kanye West)

♫ M83 & Gotye – Somebody At Midnight (Nimrodbz mashup)

So besides being two of the best songs of the year, M83’s “Midnight City” and Gotye’s amazing “Somebody That I Used To Know” are also two of the most remixed. Kaye West is also very popular, I hear. I am personally digging all the attention these jams are getting so now it’s time to see how they hold up as mashups? But these tracks raise some questions: Does adding Kanye West to any track just seem desperate or does add undeniable swagger? Is mashing up two of the years best songs sacrilegious or genius? Dou have a favorite? Or have the originals just been bent over a dirty kitchen table and ruined?

CONTEST: TBE Battle is going to be a semi-regular feature so it is going to need a logo or artwork or whatever so all you graphic designers get to work on something that can represent these Battles every time. Send it to me by next Monday (Oct 17) at midnight (EST) and let the battles begin!

Band links: The White Panda / Nimrodbz

Dubstep Roundup Vol. 23 – 9.23.2011 [SebastiAn, Zeds Dead, Alex Metric, Gotye, and more…]

WARNING: I advise a physical check up before digging into this ridonculous list of heart grinders.  You know… to make sure that ol’ ticker of yours is up to snuff.  Anyway, I think it would be smart.

That being said, I hope you enjoy ;)

For more jams or by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!  Don’t forget to follow me on twitter @JoelAlbers.

♫ SebastiAn – Love In Motion ft. Mayer Hawthorne (Skrillex’s Funkt-Out Mix)

♫ Alex Metric & Charli XCX – End Of The World (Xilent Remix) Read more

Remix Roundup Vol. 52 – 9.20.2011 [Midnight Conspiracy, Edwin van Cleef, MEN, Hearts Revolution, and more…]

Welcome back.  I understand its Tuesday… In case you missed last week, I outlined my change in posting philosophy.  In fact we’re setting a new TBE record for the shortest time between Remix Roundups.  Thats right, you’re now apart of some very dramatic world history.  Go ahead and tell your friends about it.  Does this new philosophy always mean I will be posting this often?  Not always, but sometimes.  Also, check out the contest we’re running for tickets to live shows in your city (you’ve got options).

So, without further adieu, turn your speaker boxes up and jam the (F) out.  PEACE.

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.


♫ Two Door Cinema Club & Religion – What You Know (Religion Remix)

♫ Midnight Conspiracy – Discord (The Chaotic Good Remix)

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Remix Roundup Vol. 50 – 9.1.2011 [Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse, Theophilus London, Active Child, and more… ]

And we’re off. After far too long a break and a road trip from hell, I’m back. Not just in Washington state, but I’m here to blow those sweet little eardrums out.

It’s hard to believe its been a year since Scott and I joined Brandon and took over the remix responsibilities for TBE. Yet here we are a year later, a year wiser, 360 days more disinguished and more handsome than ever.

So, let’s do this.

Remix Roundup Vol. 50.

Keep it Nurdy

For more jams or by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!  Don’t forget to follow me on my new Twitter @JoelAlbers

 

♫ Jason Derulo – Don’t Wanna Go Home (SmarterChild Remix) / SmarterChild gave us his amazing remix of City and Colour’s “Fragile Bird” a few weeks back under his other production name Richard Powda’.  This time he drops a floor pleaser sure to melt dance floors around the world.  Fan his Facebook.

♫ Battlekat – Into The Forest (DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SOUND Remix) / Its not often enough we get DDS mixes, but it apears to be worth the wait.  The synth build around the 2:40 mark is genius.  Raise that glass and cheers to the heavens. Read more