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[QUICKIE] The 2 Bears – BE STRONG (w/ album stream)

come on party with the bears tonight, we’ve got the funk of 40 thousand years for your delight

It’s no Hot Chip goofball party vibes or solo Goddard deep grooves but this sideX2 project is bouncy house fun. Im loving “Ghosts & Zombies”

[Quickies are mini-reviews that can fit into a 140 character tweet. They are of albums that people already know of but perhaps are curious about our take on it. What did you think of the disc?]

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Remix Party Playlist Vol. 61 – 3.22.2012 [Whitney Houstan, Hall & Oats, Beck, Grum, and more…]

Top of the morning.

With craziness of SXSW nearly a week behind us, its feels good to be home… and although I pride myself on my party prowess- I think it will take weeks to fully recover from that madness.  51 shows in four days… that has to be a record for an individual party.  In the mean time (back in reality), I’m supplementing my diet with extreme amounts of caffeine and sugar.  If Im diagnosed with diabetes in a week, we’ll certainly know why.

Its only thursday, but with the combo of caffeine and the sweet tuneage below, a spontanouse dance party at work is absolutely necessary.  Get down with your self.

Kick it.

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.

♫ Whitney Houston – How Will I Know (VOODOO FARM REMIX)

♫ Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Soulwax Rmx)

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[EP] Joe Goddard – “Gabriel” (feat. Valentina)

the sum of all the parts that you have taken are a fraction of the parts that make me whole

Joe Goddard’s Gabriel EP is only three tracks but when you are dealing with one of the Hot Chip frontmen that’s all that’s needed to lay down some serious song. The guy’s last solo album, Harvest Festival, meandered a bit and didn’t really sink in but this leaner and meaner release is all bite. The title track (above) packs serious punch, weaving Valentina’s epic vocals over an unstoppable beat that steamrolls through my speakers. “All I Know” takes nearly 10 minutes to run it’s course but with Goddard doing his signature love-song crooning over minimalist production that slowly evolves to be maximally transfixing, it is really OK. Meditative, even. “Jump” lives up to it’s name and gets a bit bonkers but at that point I’m so blissed out I don’t even care. Then the dub mix of “Gabriel” is just a victory lap for the short loop of great sounds.

Artist Links: Amazon

Brandon’s TBE Digest 29 – [10.11.2011] 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.

It’s a big one folks. Proceed with caution (and good speakers). Also note the new Digest logo that will be here to stay. Enough of that little weird cartoon guy we had for so long, amiright!? Cheers to new beginnings! And new jams!

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

NEW RELEVENT JAMS

♫ Toro y Moi – All Alone / Toro y Moi continue their Digest domination with this great jam off their new EP Freaking Out.

♫ ROSTAM – Wood / Vampire Weekend’s resident production whiz goes solo.

♫ Sigmund Droid – Night Race / Sigmund Droid return!

REMIXES

♫ The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love? (A Trak Dub aka Dub For Mehdi) / The tragic loss of DJ Mehdi last month is Read more

Brandon’s TBE Digest 16 – 11.23.2010 [Theophilius London, Passion Pit, Girl Talk, Tegan & Sara, …]

TBE Digest 16 by the burning ear

I’m trying something new with this weeks Digest! Peep the tidy Soundcloud player above for individual tracks and comments from me (beginning of each track). Zip file is still downloadable below!

Please let me know what you think of this tighter, sleeker, TBE Digest experience! A massive pain in the ass or a step in a good direction? (It’s certainly a hell of a lot easier to put together…)

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

ZIP FILE—>>> Mediafire: Brandon’s Digest Vol. 16 – 11/23/2010

Remix Roundup Vol. 18 – 3.8.10 [Gorillaz, Miike Snow, Vampire Weekend, The Temper Trap]

Time is tight and I’m late for a date with with the sandman so I’m gonna forgo my usual ramblings for an edited version. I’ve arranged these in a loose order of great to merely relevant so use that as a guide. Or just cherry pick. Whatevs.  If enough people miss my personal notes then I can bring ’em back but if not then frankly I could use the extra time. Word.

♫ The Hood Internet vs The 2000s – Decalogue / The hood Internet take an epic 6 minute trip through the 2000s. A must listen for anyone who has been alive for the past 10 years and enjoys good times and great memories. For realz. Crank this and bust your moves all up on memory lane.

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Instrumental Mini-Mix with Joe Goddard, Portasound, MarchFourth, and Sensual Harassment

If any of you are studying/working/thinking deep thoughts as much as me then you might want some tunes to keep you company. Here are some instrumental jams I have been listening to lately. Tunes without those pesky lyrics to distract you but not so mellow as to put you to sleep.

Joe Goddard♫ Joe Goddard – Apple Bobbing

Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard just dropped his solo debut, Harvest Festival, and it sounds kinda like half-baked Hot Chip rejects. To be fair, it’s clearly a different project but it just doesn’t have the staying power of his other job. “Apple Bobbing” is my jam on the album. It retains a bit of that Hot Chip flavor as it blends nicely into the background of whatever you are doing. As for the rest of the disc, there a few other worthwhilers but in general it’s not so much offensive or boring, just not a revelation. Joe doesn’t have his own MySpace but you can hear some tracks at the record label’s page.(eMusic)

Portasound♫ Portasound – Press Red For Burt Baccarach

Portasound hail from London and have named themselves after a cheap type of keyboard. The emphasis is definitely on the music here as they rip through 5 minutes of rad music without uttering one word. NME has noticed them and hopefully more will soon. These guys need a record deal and we need an album. They have quite a few more jams over at their MySpace but I don’t have the time to listen to them all so someone fill me in, yeah? (MySpace)

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MarchFourth♫ MarchFourth – Crack Haus

The MarchFourth Marching Band are a Portland, Oregan based marching band/performance troupe who have a 2007 live album under their belt and have just released Rise Up, an album I don’t have but desperately need. These guys know how to do instrumental music. “Crack Haus” easily stands alone as an entertaining piece of music but I can imagine that combined with a killer live show and some acrobatics it goes to a whole new level. (MySpace /// eMusic)

Sensual Harassment♫ Sensual Harassment – Daddy Long Legs

Besides having the best band name of the year, Sensual Harassment are killing it with the album art as well. That kind of icing on top of a jam-cake like “Daddy long Legs” is pure sweetness. Yeah, ok, so there are some minimal vocals towards the end of this one but repeating “everybody party” shouldn’t chaff your business too much. The Brooklyn based dudes have two other jams available at eMusic but no proper release yet. Stay tuned. (MySpace /// eMusic)

Remix Roundup Vol. 13 /// 11-20-09

Photo by Daniel GreeneIn my never ending quest to make these roundups leaner and meaner this post was supposed to be onl 8 songs deep. Then I started putting everything together and it was one “Oh, shit! What about….” after another. Anyway, here is another remix beast for your weekend pleasure. Some real jamaroonies in this batch so get pumped!

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