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Remix Roundup Vol. 34 – 12.24.2010 [NEON INDIAN, MARINA & THE DIAMONDS, LYKKE LI, THE SHINS and more…]

Merrry Christmas Eve!

Ok peeps, its Christmas eve and we’re getting straight to the point.  Nothing but ridonculous jams.  Enjoy!

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.

 

♫ Neon Indian- Sleep Paralysist (Com Truise ‘Eyelid’ Remix)

♫ Adam Kesher- Gravytrain (Fortune remix)

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Remix Roundup Vol. 31 Part II – 11.12.2010 [Chromeo, Gypsy & The Cat, Two Door Cinema Club, and more]

Part II

Ok party peeps.  Here we have four songs each having a variety of remixes that we think deserve to be in everyone’s library.  And, as if that all wasn’t fanfunkingtastic enough, we also threw in a couple mashup jamz to show you we care.   Enjoy.

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.

 

Original song: Chromeo- Don’t Turn The Lights On

♫ Chromeo- Don’t Turn The Lights On (Monkey Method Remix)

♫ Chromeo- Don’t Turn the Lights On (Charles & Beck Remix)

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The 25 Best Songs of 2010… So Far (Jan-June)

As I’ve been compiling this best songs list I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a great track. Last year I went by play counts to determine what songs I “loved” the most but this year I noticed that the list that came out didn’t really match my perception of my favorites. A lot of my top played songs this year are indeed great songs, but they also happen to be on a great album so they get played by themselves as well as in the course of the album. So I got to thinking about which are the tracks that I seek out, that I crave, that I have to hear every night before bed or every morning to wake up. Those are the songs that make up this list. Songs that for whatever reason hooked me to the point where I need(ed) them in my life this year. Those great albums (and their highlight jams) will get their moment but for now we celebrate the song, or as Read more

Remix Roundup Vol. 23 – 6.18.2010 [Oasis, RAC, Crystal Castles, Tokyo Police Club, Major Lazer]

Damn. This roundup is huge. I been slippin on my pimpin and sooo many great tracks have piled up. Dive in.

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

♫ Oasis – Wonderwall (Questions Version) / Jay-Z fucked up his attempt and Ryan Adams’ cover is beautiful. Now we have this remix to add a little gritty funk to these timeless lyrics. Sweet. Read more

NAS AND DAMIAN MARLEY flow like hot lava AS WE ENTER their musical world

who want it? tuck your chain, we’re due coming, renegades that’ll peel you back like new hundreds

♫ Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – As We Enter

I don’t really listen to hip hop and I don’t really listen to reggae so you can imagine that I’ve never really listened to Nas nor Damian Marley aside from tracks encountered passively. Well, passivity ends right here. The two heavyweights of their respective genres have teamed up for the collaborative album Distant Relatives that showcases the best of both worlds and I’ll be damned if this isn’t some hot shit. Press play on album opener “As We Enter” (above) and tell me that the pistol-quick lyrical sparring and elastic beat doesn’t immediately put a little swagger in your step. The freshness on this track just doesn’t stop! I gotta be honest, this is the best track on the album but definitely not the only one worth getting pumped for. As Pitchfork griped in their review, the album is a bit glossy and seems aimed at some Grammy action but for me over-produced just means accessible and I’ll take it. Sure the album is freshest when these two masters are spitting fire from the heart (“As We Enter,” “Nah Mean” & and the head turning close of “Strong Will Continue.”) but the more calculated moments still work for me. “Tribal War” is straightforward rallying cry for universal education but it’s strings, tribal drums, and gutteral “UUHH”s are hugely powerful and get me moving for sure.

♫ Nas and Damian Marley – Tribal War Ft. K’naan

Even the album’s most blatant radio bait “My Generation” is still grooveable and I would definitely turn it up if it came on my car radio. So seriously people, even if you are not fans of the genres, get on these tracks and give this album a listen. I am really curious to hear what you all think of these jams! Holler in the comments!

Bury your face in the official website /// Wikipedia too

[JustBurnIt!] TBE Presents: I’m A Bulldog – A mix for NYC

60 Seconds in Times Square - 8/21/2006

A native New Yorker said to me yesterday, upon returning from a long absence from his city, “Damn, this city is unstoppable. It never dies.” True. True. While I did not grow up in NYC, I began spending chunks of time here at 3 and always had an affinity for this New York. Although I always said I could never live in such an intense place I ended up living here for two very formative post-college years. On the occasion of my visit to such a seminal city I don’t have pithy words, but I do have a mix tape. A mix tape for NYC. A love letter, a complaint letter, a letter from one man to his former home. Well ok, so maybe it’s not really a letter at all. It’s just a damn mix-tape, a collection of my favorite songs about NYC. Burn it for your subway commute or for your next visit to The Big Apple. Or just download it because you like good music. What are your favorite songs about NYC?

Download “I’m A Bulldog – A Mix For NYC”

The title is taken from Kyle Andrews’ “Naked In NYC” and reflects the quoted sentiments of the New Yorker above.

Tracklist after the jump…

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