Brandon’s TBE Digest 25 – [7.25.2011] New Jams, Remixes, Mashups & Covers!

What better day to drop the 25th Digest!? Chew on these and fire off some thoughts in the comments.

Right-click link to download. For more jams by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!


♫ Frank Ocean – Dreamkilla / New (or maybe old) Frank Ocean produced by the Midi Mafia who also did one of the best songs of the year so far, “Swim Good.” Butter.

♫ Boots Electric – Boots Electric Theme / The first single from Eagles Of Death Metal’s frontman Jesse “Boots Electric” Hughes. Hmm… I wanna love it but it’s just no EODM track.

♫ Wale – Lacefrontin’ / Remember when this guy was supposed to be the big thing? Just not feeling it. So much going on here but kinda nothing going on.

♫ Star Slinger – Dutchie Courage / Star Slinger bringing the Read more

[PLAYLIST] The Best SONGS of 2011 – Part 1 (Jan-June)

The best of the best… so far. My list ordering is always fast and loose so don’t sweat the numbers too much. For more on any of these artists use the tags links at the bottom of the post. Read on and rock out!

25 – ♫ Baby Monster – Mr. Success / These guys snuck in with a jam that just kept getting better with each listen. Oooooh ooooo ooooo!

24 – ♫ The Weeknd – House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls / Dark, dirty, and not for public consumption. But damn if I can’t get enough.

23 – ♫ Motopony – King of Diamonds / Should be higher up on the list but with another Motopony track below I am basically sneaking this track in. An amazing song.

22 – ♫ Vacationer – Trip / A love song written by Read more

[FOCUS] The Weeknd – “The Birds (Part 1)” “Rolling Stone” “Wicked Games” & Remixes

don’t make me make you fall in love with a n***a like me

♫ The Weeknd – The Birds (Part 1)

♫ The Weeknd – Rolling Stone

Sometimes there is an artist who storms the scene so strongly that we might need to take an extended look at what they are up two and what pies they have fingers in. Ever since taking the Internet by storm earlier this year, Toronto’s The Weeknd has been riding a wave of attention that has got him countless praise (including here) and even his track on the series finale Entourage trailer. I’ve been meaning to publicly swoon more over his debut mixtape House of Balloons (free here) but just got distracted. Now that he has 2 excellent new tracks out (above) it’s a perfect time to encourage you all to get into this guy. The Weeknd is like a lovechild of The xx and Drake, mixing haunting and minimal production with slanted R&B stylings for a hungover-sunrise kind of effect. Also like his Toronto cohort Drake, his honest lyrics can catch you off guard at first, until you start really listening and get at the deeper essence of what is going on. And a lot is going on. Sex, drugs, and broken hearts mix with searing introspection and hollow debauchery, resulting in a gritty fuel is both slick and grainy.

“The Birds (Part 1)” adds a marching drum beat to the mix for an epic twist on The Weeknds vibe. “Rolling Stone” continues with the same acoustic guitar line and settles in for a cavernous vocal session full of all kinds of sounds only The Weeknd (and few others) can pull off. I hear he has another mixtape coming out soon but the guy (21 year old Abel Tesfaye to be exact) is not exactly a fountain of information so I’d recommend getting comfortable with these jams as we wait. Oh, and wait we will.

♫ The Weeknd – Wicked Games / House of Balloons mixtape, 2011

Since you already have the stellar “House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls,” grab another track off of that mixtape.

♫ Drake – Trust Issues feat. The Weeknd (OPM Remix)

And then get into this track in which The Weeknd added his own verses and flavors to Drake’s latest leak and then the whole thing got remixed by OPM.

♫ The Weeknd – Rolling Stone (Tate La Rock and Troublemaker Remix)

And lastly there is this bonus ss seen in the last Dubstep-Roundup.

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Dubstep Roundup Vol. 18 + Video – 6.21.2011 [Adventure Club, Nero, The Killabits, Miike Snow and more…]


Whoa!  The Dubstep Roundup is back with vengeance.

Keep It 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.

♫ J Majik- Solarize (RUN DMT & Bird Peterson Remix)

♫ Flight Facilities – Crave You (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)

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[MP3] THE WEEKND fill my HOUSE with the sound OF dirty grooves like floating like BALLOONS. Not on the GLASS TABLE, GIRLS!

and i don’t close doors, so i listen to her moans echo

♫ The Weeknd – House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls

Unh…yeah… UNHH! Say it with me, unhh. It’s kinda like that fake sex noise you make when you are mock-humping something only you extend the groan and get it deeper. That’s the sound of as well as the sound for “House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls.” It’s music for a night drive. It’s music for fog machines. It’s music for sex. It’s music for taking a night drive (with a fog machine riding shotgun) to go have some sex. It’s no wonder The Weeknd have been blowing up the blogs lately, this kind of grimy electro R&B is something worth writing about. Luckily there is more from this mysterious Canadian duo. “House Of Balloons” is the title track off their free mixtape that is supposedly the shiznit. Please excuse me as I dip out to nab it. Listen to it Read more