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Twin Shadow has been making some waves throughout the internets lately. I recently purchased his new album Forget, and I must say I quite like it. I am also really liking this remix he has done for Hooray For Earth, who I had never heard of before this song, but will surely be checking them out after hearing it.
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The last I heard of Muscles he had quit the music business because of problems with his label Modular. This disappointed me because I love his music. However, I was happy to see that if the rumors were true at the time he has apparently changed his mind. A new EP by Muscles titled Younger & Immature is due out October 29.
Here’s a remix of the first single from the EP ‘Girl Crazy Go’. Check out the music video for the original version here. From the sounds of it Muscles hasn’t lost his musical touch, or his ego.
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Music by Bassnectar isn’t something I would normally post here. For the most part I feel his stuff is for dirty rave hippies, and if you read this blog at all you probably know how I feel about the wobbly bass-heavy Dubstep. That being said this remix done of Sleigh Bells‘ song ‘Run the Heart’ is still bass-heavy, but not completely overboard. It also manages to keep a lot of what makes the original track so good.
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Chances are if you spend any amount of time on the internet you have heard ‘Hello’ by Martin Solveig featuring the lovely Dragonette (considering it went number one on Hype Machine). But I couldn’t resist posting this super-fun dance-pop masterpiece. It’s basically impossible not to want to dance to this song. I don’t know a lot about Martin Solveig, but from what I have heard and seen so far I am liking his stuff. Purchase the EP with several remixes on Beatport now.
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Millionyoung, aka Mike Diaz, is shaping up to be one of my favorite artist of 2010. I really love this cover he has done of Neon Indian’s ‘Local Joke’. He adds his own personality to the song, so much that it sounds as though he could have written it. I am looking forward to a full-length album from him.
Several months ago I posted the track ‘Alright’ by an artist who goes by the name of Hard Mix. That track was pretty mellow compared to a more recent release of his called ‘Memories’, which has a more solid dance beat. While this track may be a bit more uptempo from his other stuff, in some ways it feels almost darker and heavier in its mood. Regardless I am still loving it.
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Dan Sena has just released two new original tracks on Killpop Records today. Both tracks are simply amazing and are a great combination of really heavy and melodic synths. Have a listen to some samples clips below, and purchase them on iTunes or Beatport now. Also keep your eye our for a remix EP coming soon with remixes by the likes of Skrillex and Flinch.
I haven’t heard much about the artist 835 other than the emails I get from him. I posted an original track from him a few months back called ‘Slapdash’, and now he has just released a remix of Uffie’s ‘ADD SUV’ for an Uffie Remix Competition. It’s a nice take on the song, perhaps better than the original.
It has been an awfully long time since I have heard something new from The Russian Futurists, but I can say I was happy to hear a new album titled The Weights On the Wheels is coming on November 16th. This is the first single from the ablum called ‘Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds’. It sounds much like their older stuff, which is a good thing. There is also a remix EP done for the track including the original and three remixes available now here.
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Chillwave, dreampop, psych R’n'B… whatever you call the sound this has been the Summer of fuzzy synths, tropical sounding beach music that warms the soul. And I love it. Visions of Trees is some of my favorite I have heard of this genre. Especially this track ‘Sometimes It Kills’. The beautiful female vocals and fuzzy, dreamy beats are nothing short of heavenly. I can’t wait to hear more from this English duo. Also head over to Vice to hear a mixtape Visions of Trees have put together for them.
Visions of Trees – Sometimes It Kills
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BONUS: TEETH – See Spaces (Visions Of Trees Remix)
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I have really been enjoying the music of Baths lately. Here is a remix done of ‘Post Atmosphere’ by Shlohmo that has some really nice glitchy beats. I am always down for some well-done glitches, blips, bleeps or other electronic sounds.
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Purchase the entire EP titled Camping
Salem is one of those music acts that you don’t quite know how to feel about, and don’t even begin to know how to categorize. Dreamy electronic beats with female vocals and sometimes distorted rapping. At times dark and scary, at times beautiful, but quite always strange. Check out their video for the track ‘Dirt’ and you will know what I mean.
Salem – Frost
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Salem – Redlights
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These New Puritans – Hologram (Salem Remix)
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Earlier this month my good friend in Shanghai, R3, shared this five minute journey of a track with me. It’s difficult to even begin to categorize this unique song. Sort of an upbeat darkwave sound. I really love the breakdown around two minutes in. R3 is one of the most talented producers I know and he continues to improve his skills. I look forward to a full length album from him. Hint hint.
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With each remix released by Computer Blue I increasingly become more impressed. On this remix of The Rapture’s song ‘Echoes’ they take a fairly standard dance rock hit and manage to keep all the great things about the song, and add an electro twist that only makes it better. The wailing vocals are perfect for a dance floor banger, and the intro just kicks complete ass.
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I have been back in the country for a bit now, but I am just getting the chance to rummage through my inbox and check out all the stuff I have gotten. That being said, I am probably a bit late on these remixes of Swedish House Mafia’s ‘One’ but I still had to post them. The first remix by Congorock and the second by Chewy Chocolate Cookies. Both are party-starters and equally as dance floor worthy.
Swedish House Mafia – One (Congorock Remix)
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Swedish House Mafia – One (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix)
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