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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!

NEW RELEVENT JAMS

♫ 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

Remix Roundup Vol. 38 – 2.12.2011 [Empire Of The Sun, Anoraak, Phoenix, Tiga and more… ]

Hot Jamz overlooooaaaad!!!! Like we said people, your weekend is going to sound oh so good!  So, as always, here is a collection, a roundup, a gathering, or gaggle of stupendously awesome tunes!  Hit up that zip and jump in that whip and let this music take you on that adventure you’ve been dreaming of.

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.

♫ The White Stripes- Seven Nation Army (The Glitch Mob Remix) / The Glitch Mob will be inducing Nurd faces all over the world to this chunky TUNE.  This mix should come with a warning.

♫ Empire The Sun- Walking On A Dream (Colteur Remix) / Unlike Phoenix we are not tired of Empire Of The Sun remixes, and shit we really hope you aren’t either. If you dare take the blissful sounds of Empire and improve em, we welcome your work, always!

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TBE Digest 12 – 8.25.10 [Civil Civic, The Knocks, Wale, Pete Yorn, Weezer, Passion Pit, …]

A month away from high speed internet will do a lot to a man so while I readjust myself to city living let me drop this round of Digest jams on you. Some of them aren’t the most timely but thankfully you understand. Some great tracks in here! Nice to see new freshness from Civil Civic, Young Empires, and The Knocks. Plus Passion Pit cover Smashing Pumpkins? Hot dog! Rock on and drop a thought in the comments!

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

♫ Civil Civic – Run Overdrive / One of the year’s best EPs gets followed up by this rollicking single which is B-sided by a track called “Fuck Youth.” Read more

The 29 Best Remixes of 2009

I don’t know about you but 2009 was the year I fell in live with remixes. Starting TBE opened up my world to so many amazing reinterpretations of both great and not so great songs. Having always been more of a cover song guy this was new territory for me but I dove in headfirst and have been enjoying the ride so far. Good music is a personal thing and messing with great music is even more so. This is very much a subjective list and is based on nothing besides how much I love and respect the work done. Oh, and the numbering system is pretty much bullshit but I had to put them in some kind of order. Anyway, enjoy. I certainly have.

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Wale’s great track is like a needle in an… Um… Ricka*

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Wale – Um Ricka f. K’Naan (prod Mark Ronson)

If you know Wale chances are you know he recently dropped another acclaimed mixtape on the world, Back To The Feature. Tons of praise has been slathered on the mixtape but I’m just not feelin’ it. It’s bloated, the beats leave me bored, and half way through I just wish I had Dave Chapelle’s Wrap It Up box to use. If you can make it to track 21 (!?) you are in for treat. “Um Ricka” (Butchered pronunciation of ‘America’) stands out for its mellow horns and groovy piano, and the more I listen the better it all gets. Unfortunately for Wale I feel that the track’s awesomeness is mostly due to the stellar production by Mark Ronson and the killer verses by K’Naan. My expectations for Wale’s forthcoming debut LP Attention Defecit are waning by the moment.

Bury your face in MySpace /// Download Mixtape for FREE

* It’s closer than you think.

Listen to Back To The Feature after the jump. Recommended before you download.

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Remix Roundup /// Vol. 7 – The Beast

Holy shit. I just finished putting together this Roundup and it’s a beast! Fantastic remixes of Miike Snow, La Roux, Lykke Li, Phoenix, MSTRKRFT, Daniel Merriweather, and oh so many more. I won’t waste much time here cause you people have work to do after the jump. Oh, and regular readers will notice a few new features. I hope they make your Roundup experience just that much more buttery smooth.

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The 20.9 Best Songs of 2009… So Far / Jan.-June

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Art by Odili Donald Odita

How freaking crazy is it that 2009 is already halfway over? What a crazy year so far, in so many ways, the least of which is all of the fantastic, surprising, and sometimes disappointing music that has come our way. TBE will be 5 months old in a week and we have been chronicling most of the year’s jams. Here are my top 20.9. I guarantee you wont agree with all of them but doesn’t that just make our friendship that much more deep and meaningful? Just so we are clear how I arrived at this particular order, I’ve selected my favorites from my top listens each month and then ordered them purely by total play count. I know that’s confusing but whatever, the list is after the jump.

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TBE Exclusive! DJ be and the Slow Burn Summer mix

Big moves are being made over at TBE HQ and one of them is this, The Slow Burn Summer mix, our first DJ mix by local favorite “DJ be” who was kind enough to blend up a fresh-to-death 60 minutes of straight fire. Put in on your iPod, cell phone, CDR, or whatever and then slip on your shimmy-shoes.

The mix is a single file because this thing is too fresh to be skipping tracks. I have, however, embedded a timecoded track-list in the lyrics section of the ID3 tag so you can at least know where you are at (or jump to your favorite part, if necessary). Let me know what you think of this method.

Download DJ be’s Slow Burn Summer Mix

Track list after the jump…

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