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The Bloody Beetroots – Yeah Boy

The other day I was watching Fuel TV and heard a really great, glitchy, melodic song that sounded a lot like something M83 might do. I was surprised to find out it was a track from The Boody Beetroot’s EP Rombo. It’s really nothing much like their hard-hitting club bangers that they are known for, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s a damn good track. I think it shows an impressive amount of diversity in their production. In fact I wouldn’t mind hearing an entire album of this style coming from The Bloody Beetroots.

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MP3 :: The Bloody Beetroots – Yeah Boy

Faded Paper Figures

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If you are a fan of The Postal Service you (along with the rest of us) have been waiting for a follow-up album to Give Up for years now. Well I have a little something for your blip-pop needs that may help out a bit. They are called Faded Paper Figures. I am sure they are more than tired of hearing the comparison to The Postal Service but the likeness can’t be ignored. Even the semi-corny light hearted lyrics and vocals have the same feel. Not to detract from the music, because I really like it and they do this type of music very well. I look forward to hearing more from them in the future. Faded Paper Figures have their debut album Dynamo available now which I just purchased from iTunes.

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MP3 :: Faded Paper Figures – Future Self

Remix Rush – Ghost Under Rocks

Photo by Megan McCormick

This remix is kind of unexpected coming from recent blog-buzz artists Passion Pit. Being a track that has more of an electro sound, it’s quite a bit different from their EP Chunk of Change that was released last year. But that’s not to say that it isn’t good. The remix that was originally done by Ra Ra Riot is more than dance floor worthy.

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MP3 :: Ra Ra Riot - Ghost Under Rocks (Passion Pit Mix)

The Brash – Nude

I recieved this track in the email the other day with a fairly vague introduction to the people behind it, The Brash. Apparently The Brash are a duo consisting of a long-time DJ and a tech/gear-head from Montreal. The track, titled “Nude”, has obvious Electro influences. It’s very choppy and abstract, but still danceable. The Brash is releasing the 12″ for this track soon with a remix by Jokers of the Scene. I am pretty excited to hear it.

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MP3 :: The Brash – Nude

Lies In Disguise – Meet Your Replacement

I apologize for the for the abundance of Le Castle Vania posts lately. Not only are they appropriate due to the party we are putting on this month featuring Le Castle Vania, but he just won’t stop putting out amazing tracks. On this track, titled “Meet Your Replacement”, he has teamed up with Blake Miller, the other half of Lies In Disguise for yet another hard-hitting banger with that dark, heavy electro sound. It has been a while since we have seen anything put out by the duo, but it was well worth the wait.

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MP3 :: Lies in Disguise :: Meet Your Replacement

Remix Rush :: Rave Is King

I know that I just barely posted a couple tracks by Le Castle Vania, but he just released a new remix that I have to share. The remix is of the track title “Rave is King” by Fukkk Off. The dark synths with the robotic-like vocals of the original track are perfect for someone like Le Castle Vania to remix. It almost sounds like a track he would produce on his own and not a remix. I really like the original as well. Have a listen.

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MP3 :: Fukkk Off – Rave is King (Le Castle Vania Remix)

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MP3 :: Fukkk Off – Rave is King

Lady Sovereign – I Got You Dancing

It has been quite some time since we have heard anything from the cute little Brit with a big attitude, miss Lady Sovereign. Her silence has been broken with the new single out appropriately titled “I Got You Dancing”. The track is tinged with a bit of her Garage/Grime sound that she is known for, but it also has a gritty electro synth sound. Apparently a Sinden remix of this track is on the way which I am excited to hear. I will keep you posted as soon as I get word on it.

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MP3 :: Lady Sovereign – I Got You Dancing

Remix Rush :: The Death Set

The Death Set makes super-high-energy-dance-pop-punk music that is some of the best kind of music to dance to. Add their sound to that of the remix artists on Bang Gang and you have the perfect blend of remix goodness. Bang Gang has just released a 12″ that includes four remixes by Treasure Fingers, Bonde De Role, G.L.O.V.E.S. and Bumbblebeez as well as 4 original tracks by The Death Set themselves. This 12″ is packed with punk rock electro caffeine. I would have to say my favorite remix is of “Negative Thinking” by Treasure Fingers. Its feel is a bit dark for Treasure Fingers and has synth-tinged vocoder vocals. Check out this and some sample tracks…

MP3 :: The Death Set – Negative Thinking (Treasure Fingers Remix)
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The Death Set – Negative Thinking
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The Death Set – Listen To This Collision (G.L.O.V.E.S Remix)
MP3 ::
The Death Set – Listen To This Collision

Skew – Debut Album

There’s something to be said about a musician who can make instrumental music and keep your attention throughout an entire album. Skew succeeds with flying colors on his debut self-titled album that was released on the 11th of this month. The Rhode Island artist combines rock riffs, hip-hop beats and electronic clicks and synths. I hate to say it in fear that it will be oversaid, but some of Skew’s music reminded me somewhat of a grittier Ratatat. I would have to say my favorite tracks on the album are the ones that pack a little more punch. Such as “Running Wild” or “Implosion”, however some of the more mellow tracks really caught my attention too, like “Stadiums Are Ok Too” and “Shield Your Eyes”. Overall I would say Skew’s first full-length is a major success and I look forward to hearing more to come.

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MP3 :: Skew – Running Wild

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MP3 :: Stadiums Are Ok Too

Hostage – Shake It EP

Due out December 2nd is the new EP by Nightshifters‘ one and only Hostage titled Shake It! This EP includes 4 orginal tracks by Hostage as well as 2 remixes by AC Slater and Acid Jacks. Also be sure to check out the Nightshifters blog.

Hostage – Shake It (Be back soon)
Hostage – Shake It (AC Slater Remix) (Be back soon)

Edit:
Sorry, I had to remove the previews to the new Hostage EP. But as a consolation gift here are two other bangers by Hostage to download.

MP3 :: Hostage – Mash Up the Speaker
MP3 :: Hostage – Mental Dental

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Hooray For Earth – Surrounded By Your Friends (Twin Shadow Remix)

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

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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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Muscles – Girl Crazy Go (Muscles Inception Remix)

Monday, October 18th, 2010

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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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Sleigh Bells – Run the Heart (Bassnectar Remix)

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

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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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Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette – Hello

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

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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 – Local Joke (Neon Indian Cover)

Friday, October 1st, 2010

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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.

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