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[PLAYLIST] The Best COVER SONGS of 2012

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Cover songs are still my favorite way for emerging bands to put their own sound on a hit song and get easy attention. However 2012 was for some reason a slow year for cover songs. Luckily a handful of bands did them well and left us with flipped and twisted takes on old classics and net hits alike. Here are my 10 favorites (#1 at the bottom). What did I miss? Read more

[COVER/STREAM] I Am Noxious – “I Gotta Feeling” (Black Eyed Peas cover) & “Stranded On Love”

i don’t mind if they hear us, i just don’t want to miss out on you

♫ I Am Noxious – I Gotta Feeling (cover)

  • Who: He goes by “T”
  • What: Genre, like XX
  • Where: Copenhagen + Facebook / Soundcloud / Amazon
  • When: Release dates?
  • Why: If you hadn’t read the word cover above I bet it would take you a moment (or 4) to orient your ears to the tenderly catchy sounds you are hearing in relation to the context of the original. And that, my friends, is what makes a great cover. I love feeling turned upside down by a cover. New life is breathed into stale bread. But enough about what I Am Noxious does with other people’s songs.

The man from Copenhagen has got some serious chops of his own. “Stranded On Love” is a sultry call to to the bedroom that weaves a deftly growing beat with distant bongoes and gentle moans to make the kind of jam that can dim lights just as easily as it can start congo lines. Radical. Once you are decent again check out his older jam “Flashback Tears.” What a sing-along!

Dubstep Roundup Vol. 15 – 4.22.2011 [JAMES BLAKE, DEADMAU5, ROBYN, GINUWINE and more…]

Welcome to Dubstep Roundup Vol. 15

THE BASS IS BAAaaack

Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day in the neighborhood, oh wont you be my neighbor….BOOOOM!!!!!  Well, hello old friends and new.  Obviously its friday, which means it just about that time to get your bass faces on.

GET NURDY!

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.

♫ Jason Falkner- Only You (Zeds Dead Remix) / This tune burns through you like injected hot lava into your veins. Zeds Dead, never letting off the bass pedal have given us a brilliant one.

♫ James Blake – Limit To Your Love (Benny Benassi Remix) (Live) / Holy shit!  Benny Benassi droppin dubstep?  Oh, and shit is straight balling.  That Benassi guy seems, I dont know… Talented??? Yeah, thats it.  Two big names and Benassi balances them out perfectly.

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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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