[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] Van She – “Jamaica” + (Unicorn Kid remix)

You’ve heard the Theme Park song by the same name, you’ve heard its Gigamesh remix,you’ve even heard the band named Jamaica. Now it’s time to strap your eyeballs in and just go there already. Join the Aussies in Van She as they frolick sbout the country making us all wish we were in a band so we could write a song called “Rocket Ship Made of Candy” just to film a literal video for it.

Now wrap your feeble brain around this massive club edit of this jam and try not to float away as you fist bump into another dimension.

♫ Van She – Jamaica (Unicorn Kid Remix)

Remix Roundup Vol. 67 – 6.26.2012 [Matt & Kim, Feist, St. Lucia, J.Cole, and more…]

And just like that.  I’m back with more remix madness for your Burning Ears. Remix Roundups are a collection of the freshest remixes on the planet.  You can search high and low in this world or another, but you won’t find a remix series this dope in this galaxy or the next –  For we are from only space.

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.

Passion Pit – Take A Walk (The M Machine Remix)  / First we had the glorious Pecking Duk remix and now this and its not even Christmas.  The M Machine, hailing from the Bay Area have created a straight up slappin mix here.

La Roux – I’m Not Your Toy (Data Remix)  / Not a new tune by any means, but what a chune it is… How this song somehow slipped through the Lights & Music cracks blows my mind.  Without further ado, enjoy.

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[REMIX] Van She – “Idea Of Happiness (SebastiAn Remix)”

time, just keeps on slipping away, i can feel the hands of the clock, tick, tick, ticking away, but it’s nothing more than my mind

♫ Van She – Idea Of Happiness (SebastiAn Remix)

Get ready to bounce! SebastiAn has turned the new Van She song into the very definition of itself with this jam! So freaking irresistible.

[STREAM] Van She – “Idea Of Happiness”

Van She along with Cut Copy were almost single (or double) handedly responsible for my absolute obsession with the Australian music scene.  Then, only to grow my infatuation with the bands from down under- came along PNAU, Empire Of The Sun, Bag Raiders, The Presets, Strange Talk, Ladyhawke and so many more.  Thats right, over any other country in the world, I dig Aussie tunes.   And let me tell you, I’ve been waiting patiently for a ridiculously long time for Van She to release a new album.  So, finally, here we have it, the first (and title) track from Van She’s forthcoming album, out on Modular July 6 (AUS) / 9 (EU/UK) / 10 (USA).  Is it my favorite track by my Aussie friends?  No, but it does show that at the very least they still are capable of creating quality, catchy and danceable music- which only feeds my excitement for their new record.  They still have it!

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MATT VAN SCHIE can be enjoyed on a SATURDAY, or really any day or NIGHT

we had to go, no you should go, make your life alone

♫ Matt van Schie – Saturday Night

After hearing the Memory Tapes remix of Matt’s other track I was inspired to do some digging and came up with this groovy jam. Guitar noodling, bleep blooping, and breathy vocals add up to toe tapping goodness that would perfectly soundtrack some Memorial Day lounging. Those of us not in The States can just use it to ease into this week with a bit of aural lubrication. Matt’s first solo effort separate from Van She is the Balmy Nights EP and is out now.

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Remix Roundup Vol. 22 / 5.20.2010 [A-Trak, Miike Snow, Crystal Castles, Local Natives, Ratatat, …]

Great remixes coming out the wazoo! This roundup sets the record for shortest time since the last one and it’s still bursting with 16 jams! Remixes first, mashups second, zip file at the end… but good times above all!

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


♫ Miike Snow – Billie Holiday (LightsoverLA remix) / Yes! Yes! Yes! It had been waay too long since we had a Miike Snow remix and now we get one for the great bonus track “Billie Holiday!” It’s like going to a rave in the cockpit of Read more

Remix Roundup Vol. 16 – 2.5.10

Another collection of recent remixes for your listening pleasure. Some real gems in a here and a few others that are more “interesting” than “awesome.” Read on. Rock om. And if you want more jams by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!

♫ Vampire Weekend – Cousinz (Toy Selectah Mex-More Remix) / The challenge of the evening is going to have more fun than this remix. It’s as if the song itself is grinning from ear to ear. And jumping up and down.

♫ Boy 8-Bit – Baltic Pine (Run Hide Survive Remix) / Remixing an instrumental track is tricky territory. Without a well known vocal track to lean on how do you make it your own while still maintaining the original’s integrity and awesomeness? Definitely tricky, but good to know it’s not impossible.

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