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[MIX] TBE Presents: The Tropical Assault Summer Mix

Artwork by Jacob Youngblood Ziegler

If the TBE 2011 Summer Mega-Mix taught us anything its that summer isn’t over until we say it is! This Tropical Assault mix is our final battle against the forces of autumn, seemingly lurking at every turn these past months. We will not down with out a fight and thankfully there are 14 finely tuned weapons at our disposal, poised and ready to be unleashed on any ear feeling the slightest bit of frost. So throw back the curtains, turn up the speakers, bask in that fantastic artwork, and let’s take summer by it’s horns.

Whereas the Mega-Mix flowed through genres like a summer’s day’s variety of cocktails, this mix is a more hardened and focused thing, culling the collective forces of all things tropical. Whether it be steel drums, bongos, sunny synths, or just a splash of sea water, these songs share that certain tropical something that has been infecting my ears so much lately. Summer on! Read more

Brandon’s TBE Digest 24 – [7.6.2011] New Jams, Remixes, Mashups & Covers!

If you thought I died then that’s silly. I been here, just busy as all get out between work and then holidays and then the Open’er Festival. I’ve had this digest simmering for an extended minute now so cool kids take a chill pill if you are already up on these. Rock on folks and expect vol. 25 sooner than soon.

Right-click to download mp3s /// ZIP file below /// For more jams by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!

NEW RELEVENT JAMS

♫ J. Cole – Work Out / Another smooth jam from J. Cole. I like this guy’s flavor.

♫ Portugal, The Man – Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now) / New Portugal! Not my favorite of their tracks but their stuff is generally on a different level anyway.

♫ Hercules & Love Affair – Painted Eyes (Radio Edit) / I’ve heard a few of the new Hercules tracks and while they are no “Blind” this one definitely has Read more

Mashups…. WHAT!

What up my TBE people?

Alright peeps, I hope you bring your party headphones to work, because Im trying a new feature out.  What kind of feature you may ask?  We’re talking mashups.  So, enjoy, but don’t get caught having too good of a time.  After all, you’re supposed to be working.

Party on, Garth!

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

♫ D.Veloped – Bring Em Home (Edward Sharpe vs. T.I.)

♫ Daft Punk – Fall (M83 Vs Big Black Delta Remix)

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[MP3] JJ just LET THEM chill jams flow

we’ll meet again, and until then i’ll let you know, oh no, what can i say that you don’t already know

♫ jj – Let Them

jj have been big on the blogs for a while now with Pitchfork creaming over their unique brand of hazy Scandinavian hip-hop re-workings. I’ve always found them intriguing bet never full enjoyable. Latest single “Let Them” instantly caught me as something with a bit more bite. The track is based on T.I.’s “Let Em Talk” but as you can hear, jj have stripped it bare and rebuilt it with just ice, fog, and mirrors. I love how the once biting rap lyrics are delivered in such a sultry way, slipping over the beat and turning the whole thing into something so new yet so familiar .

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