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Mikky Ekko – “Smile”

Music for… who always love that other voice in Rihanna’s “Stay”. The production is a bit over the top but thats major label life ya heard. Besides, I just love that Ekko croon.

Chris Malinchak – “Chris Malinchak feat. Mikky Ekko – Stranger”

Both Chris Malinchak and Mikky Ekko were hands down highlights of the end of 2012 and now the two guys have teamed up on a new track so hot that I have to post it even though all we have is this radio rip from BBC! “Stranger” is so many kinds of sexy funk, its almost out of control. You know its good stuff when people start making a lot of Michael Jackson references. UGNH!

Mikky Ekko – “Kids”

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secrets out but what do i know

Oh baby baby! Mikky Ekko managed to not let her pull him down and the guy seems here to stay with this light as air summer anthem about those danged kids. It’s a bigger sound then I was expecting from him but I love what this guy is bringing to the table.

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

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Man oh man. Could we be in a better world for fun remixes of great songs? Some of the old guard has been slacking in quality lately (RAC, where you at?) but new talent is cropping up in droves. Cyril Hahn practically made his name from that Destiny’s Child remix. Noah Hyde is on the map with amazing work. Manu el Chino nabs his second spot of 2012. Too many great tracks. Get on it for the weekend and check out all the bands and remixers you may have missed through the years. And especially listen to that Years & Years remix. What a genre flip. Mmmm…..

Be sure to catch all the 2012 “BEST OF” lists!

[Artwork by Jacob Youngblood Ziegler]

[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

[VIDEO] Music Video Roundup – 02.21.13 [Bonobo, Zak Waters, Rhye, Mikky Ekko, Theme Park]

Music-Video-RoundupJeeze Louise. The site has been down a hot minute but lemme tell you, the sweet music videos rest for no one. Expect a few more of these installments in the coming days. So much goodness!

Bonobo – “Cirrus”

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[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.