[VIDEO] Music Video Roundup – 01.24.13

Music-Video-RoundupPeel those eyelids back for this weeks collection of great music videos. Last weeks selection took a couple weeks to collect but this one came together in 1 night! I guess that’s what happens when you go on vacation and the vids pile up. Either way, I had a blast watching these and thing you will too.

Sun City – “High”

Australia’s Sun City set a high standard for the year with kids doing Read more

[PLAYLIST] The Best Party Songs of 2012


2012 was a fantastic year for party songs. It seems that music is having more fun than ever and I couldn’t be happier to share it with you all. We’ve all had some epic parties set to some epic party playlists and tonight is the night to top them all. (Or not, really. Nothing worse than NYE pressure.) So take a trip down the Read more

[VIDEO/REMIX] Brodka – “Varsovie” & “Dancing Shoes (Kamp! remix)”

lick the snow from my eyes, underneath the blue sky, all i need is my bike, wake me up in july

♫ Brodka – Dancing Shoes (Kamp! Remix)

  • Who: Monika Brodka
  • What: Indie dance pop, like Niki & The Dove, Catcall, Ladyhawke
  • Where: Warsaw, Poland + Facebook
  • When: The LAX EP is out now
  • Why: Don’t let Monika’s status as the 2004 winner of Polish Pop Idol (their American Idol) fool you, she is making music much more grooveable then any of our winners. “Varsovie” (below) is a slow building tribute to her adopted home city and the video is a beautiful portrait of the cultures at play in the capital city. Needless to say it makes me miss the city I started this website in. But that longing is replaced by moving when the Kamp! remix of “Dancing Shoes” hits my speakers.

The Best REMIXES of 2011 – Pt. 2 (July-Dec)

Ahem! Excuse me. If you thought you were taking a break because last weekend was New Years Eve then forget it. This is the first weekend of 2012 and it’s time to kick things off right. Below is a list of the best remixes of the past 6 months and they are quite restless so please let them out this weekend. Walks and feeding are optional.

Any glaring errors in judgement? Any additions you would make? Any good pizza in L.A.?

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25. ♫ Humans – Avec Mes Mecs (Joseph Martin Remix) / Epic song. Turned up to 11. Who knew that all we had to was party?

24. ♫ The Static Jacks – Into The Sun (RAC Maury Mix) / I like my bass (guitar) down low.

23. ♫ Kings of Leon – Sex On Fire (Al Fingers’ Juicy Remix) / Nope. It wasn’t all a dream. It really happened and it was good.

22. ♫ Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata (Sound Remedy Remix) / Don’t fuck with a classic unless you are going to do it justice. That goes double for my dog Beethoven. Good thing justice was served! Plus: wobbles I can stand.

21. ♫ Enrique Iglesias – I Like How It Feels (DWNTWN remixxx) / The original was on in every clothing store in the world for a while there. Making it massively enjoyable again is a huge feat.

20. ♫ Jeremy Glen – New Life (Amtrac Remix) / Soulful pipes strapped on express Amtrac headed for Danceville. Two tickets please.

19. ♫ Jessie and The Toy Boys – Push It (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix) / It’s all about the chopped up “ohh” beat. Ride it.

18. ♫ Body Language – Holiday (RAC Mix) / Honey baked happiness! Candy coated danceability! Sugar roasted rhythms!

17. ♫ M83 – Midnight City (Alcala Remix) / One of the top remixed songs of the year had stiff competition but Alcala’s slow build explodes the original into the stratospheric massiveness that it always hinted at.

16. ♫ Grouplove – Colours (Foster the People Remix) / Grouplove and Foster The People? It’s like multiplying rainbows together. Of course it’s gonna be awesome.

15. ♫ EverythingEverything – Final Form (Cats Hero Remix) / One of the most spastic bands around stay exactly that way. And all is good in the world.

14. ♫ Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra) (The 14th Minute Remix) / Piano! There were exactly 427 remixes of this song last year. Only The 14th Minute’s makes this list. (Although some others actually were pretty good)

13. ♫ Unouomedude – Frequency (The Soundmen Remix) / The Soundmen, man. The mutha-freakin Soundmen. Get some.

12. ♫ Angus and Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane (Stern* Disco Remix) / I almost scared to hear the original for fear of ruining the wide-legged elastic swagger of this hot buttered groover. So sexy.

11. ♫ Rihanna – We Found Love (Viceroy Remix) / Don’t hate. Dance. And make weird noises to the beat. No better or more refreshing take on this saturated jam.

10. ♫ Theophilus London – Why Even Try (RAC Remix) / A thousand fantastic RAC mixes ago there was this one. The soundtrack to an indie carnival fun house. Classic.

9. ♫ We Barbarians – Headspace (Grouplove + Captain Cuts Remix) / Remix tag team! This one goes off the high ropes at 0:40 for a full mat slam that keeps me pumped and robot dancing for like forever.

8. ♫ Citizens! – True Romance (Gigamesh Remix) / From the moment Gigamesh drops that beat it’s all over. The windows are down and I’m practically climbing out the window to get the whipping wind on my face. Thank goodness for seat belts.

7. ♫ Kelly Clarkson – Mr Know It All (It’s The DJ Kue Remix!) / DJ Kue absolutely crushed it this year. Radio pop has never had such a generous friend. You tell ’em Kelly! DJ Kue got your back!

6. ♫ Donnis feat. Dev – Ring My Bell (DJ Hotsauce remix) / THE remix of the summer.

5. ♫ M83 – Midnight City (remixé par Who Killed JR) / The piano intro. The faraway creep of the familiar song. The tweaked out grooves. The way all that goes bonkers fireworks style when it drops. A late entry to the “Midnight City” remix game but an absolute crusher in my book.

4. ♫ KAMP! – Cairo (Moullinex Remix) / This one gets stuck in your head and then lays little dancing critters that bust synchronized dance routines every time you poorly sing along.

3. ♫ Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Hannes Fischer Video Remix) / The best slow-build payoff ever. Turn it up loud. Goose bumps. Every time.

2. ♫ Tim & Jean – I Can Show You (Jump Jump Dance Dance Remix) / Just try to hold back the sunshine blazing from every pore of this jam. I will dance every time I hear this remix. Guaranteed.

1. ♫ The Notorious B.I.G – Everyday Struggle (Frogs in Socks BiG Bootleg) / Just as you get your head around the odd and minimal beat you realize that Biggie sounds clearly than ever and everything fits in such an awkwardly perfect way you wonder how such a thing could exist. Then you understand that the world is full of all sorts of miracles that nobody can explain.

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Artwork by Jacob Youngblood Ziegler

Be sure to catch all the 2011 “BEST OF” lists!

[LP] PAULA & KAROL play music that even BIRDS & BEES could love

standing on the corner and facing the wall, or under the bottle and under control

♫ Paula & Karol – Birds & Bees

The past 7 days have been an interesting time in the Warsaw music scene. Allow me to take you back to last Saturday, as a room full of people eagerly awaited Kamp’s performance at KaminioÅ‚omy. The Polish indie-electro rockers have been the focus of much hype and buzz since we covered them last summer. There is a palpable feeling that they might be the saviors of the scene, finally bringing Polish-made music across the borders. Although I should say there was a feeling. It may have died that Saturday night. Hours late to the stage and not a memorable moment in the set, I no longer hold the hope for them I once did. Cut Copy’s new album is already a poor man’s version of Cut Copy, the world doesn’t need another.

Fast forward exactly 5 nights to an equally packed room at Cafe Kulturalna where Warsaw duo Paula i Karol (“i” = “and”) are set to take the stage with their rotating crew of merry music makers. I’ve been sitting on the album for a few weeks now, letting it’s tender and sincere pop-folk sift through my wintery bones. Their debut album, Overshare, came out a few months ago and has been getting steady local buzz. With the upbeat xylophone, bouncy strumming, and elastic synth wobble of songs like “Birds & Bees” it’s easy to understand why. Boy/girl vocals about love, nostalgia, and keeping your chin up are all wrapped in deceptively simple production that gets your head bobbing without you even knowing it. Needless to say, standing in Cafe Kulturalna, I’m more than curious to see what will unfold on stage. About one hour later it’s clear that Read more

Brandon’s TBE Digest 15 – 11.10.2010 [Kanye West, Cold War Kids, Two Door Cinema Club, The Drums, Twin Shadow, Mark Ronson, etc]

Loosen those belts because this Digest is quite the spread and you’re gonna need some breathing room to get through all 18 of these morsels. Bear with me because, save for the last two, this is all great stuff and there are a few “Best ___ of 2010” shoe-ins lurking below. Once again, the jams are broken into “courses” for your convenience. Enjoy!

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


♫ Kanye West – All of the Lights (Ft. John Legend, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie, Tony Williams, Charlie Wilson, Elly Jackson, Alicia Keys, Fergie, Kid Cudi, Rihanna, & Elton John) – Besides all the gems at in Kanye’s GOOD Fridays free mp3 program, this guest-crazy jam from the forthcoming My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy also dropped recently. It’s a memorable moment from the “Runaway” film and sure to be a centerpiece of the album.

♫ Trophy Wife – Microlite (acoustic) / Trophy Wife’s latest single “Microlite” may be even better than “Take This Night” and it definitely has a Read more

KAMP! HEATS up the Polish music scene, as well as my speakers!

and all your love will fade away, there’s always someone who betrays

♫ KAMP! – Heats

You readers may not know this but I run this blog from Poland where I have been living for the past 2.5 years and plan on staying for the foreseeable future. My father is Polish and lives here as well as 2/3 of my siblings. I’m learning the language, studying the culture, and generally stoked on the country. Except there is one problem, I can’t find any Polish music/bands that I am stoked on. Over 600 posts on TBE and not one has featured a Polish band, and that’s certainly not for lack of searching. Well, as is usual in life, the best things come when you aren’t looking for them and that is exactly how I found KAMP! The Łodz based trio dropped me an email a while back announcing the release of their “Heats” single and to my pleasant surprise I soon found myself listening to some pretty great jams! I’ve been struggling to decide which track to put up here but eventually decided on both because each one speaks to a different vibe and together they showcase the range of this young Polish group that I hope will put Poland on the international musical map a bit (or at least convince some of my friends to come visit…. ). This spacey, dancey, funky, electro magic is the perfect shimmering soundtrack to these warmer summer evenings. It’s just too bad that these guys didn’t play at Open’er! Crank it up and let me know what you think!

♫ KAMP! – Distance Of The Modern Hearts

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