moombombs

December 12th, 2011 (00:37 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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Moombahton is the ish. Yet despite its first-glance simplicity — and the fact you really can’t get sick of a favorite song spun to a solid samba beat — the good tracks are few and far between. So at long last, I present to you another installment in a quickly rising favorite genre. MOOMBOMBS AWAY!

♬ Delorean – Stay Close (Dave Nada Moombahton Remix)
♬ Kaskade and Adam K – Raining (ft. SunSun) (TABS Lets Get Bleepy Moombahton Remix)
♬ The Knocks – Dancing With The DJ (Xaphoon Jones Moombah Edit)



youth is fleeting? beg to differ.

December 12th, 2011 (00:10 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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A cross between Florence, Ellie, and maybe Leona Lewis, the newby 22-year-old Loui Rose Allen, or ‘Foxes’, released this peppy, go-get-em song that really turns around any sour mood. No matter the thousands of dreams you may carry close to heart without near sight of realization, she’ll convince you nothing’s inconceivable. Her first single, “Home,” is just as lovely, even at its slower tempo!

★ Foxes – Youth
♬ Foxes – Home

So get up and dance! You’re young, no matter your years.

♬ Fareoh – Right On Time (Original Mix with “Move for Me” Kaskade Vocals)



something big this way comes…

December 7th, 2011 (03:34 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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In anticipation of _______, listen to:

♬ Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Remix)



girl’s crazy…in a good way

December 6th, 2011 (19:47 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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♬ Yelle – Comme Un Enfant

After a MySpace discovery in 2005, Yelle — aka frenchies Julie Budet, GrandMarnier (Jean-François Perrier) and Tepr (Tanguy Destable) — blew up with their electro-pop bangers, “A Cause de Garçons” and “Je Veux Te Voir”. With the release of their latest album, Safari Disco, the group has been met with more and more success (playing this Thursday and Friday in NYC!), in part due to their totally wacky videos. Below, find Tepr’s sick remix of their hit, and an incredible mashup of several artists based on Yelle’s beats by none other than Afrojack (we think?). Profites-bien!

♬ Yelle – A Cause Des Garcons (Tepr Remix)
★ Afrojack – Replica (Daft Punk Vs. Yelle Vs. Katy Perry Vs. Bloc Party Vs. Major Lazer)



meshes perfectly

December 5th, 2011 (23:24 EST) · 6 comments · permalink
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If you don’t know Gigamesh, take a listen. To be remixed by this super-producer (half of the DiscoTech team as well) is to take any song, from slow to fast to everything in between, and hear it transformed it into a hip, upbeat, feelgood dancetrack. With his beats flying around the interwebs the second they drop, you’re bound to have heard one of these before — but to me, they’re all winners. I just got ahold of this Theophilus London remix and can’t stop lovin’! More classics below.

♬ Theophilus London – I Stand Alone (Gigamesh Sunlight Remix)

And how’s this for a hot tip: if you like what you hear and live in the area, Sir Gigamesh is spinnin’ at Yotel NYC, December 17th, for FREE till midnight! So download some tunes and get yo’ name on the list!

★ Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks (Gigamesh remix)
★ Radiohead – Everything In Its Right Place (Gigamesh Discotech Remix)
♬ Lykke Li – Little Bit (Gigamesh Remix)
♬ Mike Posner – Open Up Your Eyes (Gigamesh DiscoTech Remix)

Hope to see ya there!



Coeur de Pirate stole my heart

December 4th, 2011 (20:03 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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♬ Coeur de Pirate – Adieu

This fille is so freakin’ talented. Ever since “Comme des Enfants” snuck its way into the Etats-Unis last year to reach top Billboard fame, Mademoiselle Béatrice Martin’s popularity has only grown and grown, reaching huge recognition for an artist most probably can’t understand. It’s her soft, sweet voice, hiding the bite of her strong lyrics, that just forces your attention. Not that her infectiously-smiling, beautiful French face doesn’t help keep her in your head.. You can’t really tell if she’s a naïve little girl, or a completely self-aware femme…a mysterious allure at which the French are masters. Though I suppose this video settles that question! Can’t wait for her gorgeous voice to reignite the airwaves again some more. Ecoutes-bien!



a part of me apart from me

December 4th, 2011 (15:17 EST) · 5 comments · permalink
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There’s no concrete explanation, but I’m a hardcore francophile; love the language, the food, the music, even the people and their funny mannerisms. So I always tear up feel the need to share whenever I discover another beautiful capture of my favorite city…Paris.

In this short film (part of a series of seven I highly recommend continuing), the first gorgeous thirty seconds focus primarily on Sacré Coeur, from a view almost identical to the one I had from my French host family’s apartment while I lived there in Paris. Shot by two self-proclaimed ‘novice’ kids who spontaneously dropped into Paris to shoot without any sort of formal goal or direction, the work they achieved is, well, pretty unbelievable till you see it. Ah, mes souvenirs…

Unfortunately, the one thing the clip lacks is actual french music! If you happen to speak french or enjoy foreign music, then try these on for size..

♬ Guillaume Grand – Demande au Vent
★ Guillaume Grand – Toi et Moi

Bon dimanche tlm :]



2011, a mashup retrospective

December 3rd, 2011 (22:57 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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♬ Mashup-Germany – Top of the Pops, 2011

Mashup-Germany, aka Ben Stilller of Frankfurt, has produced some pretty astounding mashups. With each new track, Stilller adds more songs in more varying genres and mashes them together seamlessly. He’s got the technique down pat. What with SHM@MSG just around the corner, figured I should also post this old fave..

♬ Mashup-Germany – Save Somebody’s Sunshine World (Swedish House Mafia vs. Counting Crows vs. Kings of Leon vs. Dance Nation)



‘werk’ of art [u]

December 3rd, 2011 (18:03 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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OH WOW. If y’all don’t go and buy/steal/borrow the new EP from amazing artist Overwerk… well, you’re just being silly. A mix of electronic and dub, Overwerk is like a perfect mix between Deadmau5‘s unique womps and beeps and Mord Fustang‘s snappy, accentuated rhythms. You can find the full EP on the Canadian’s site, and check out what happens when you play a song and change from displaying the cover art to one of his visualizers…! My favorite off the new EP:

★ Overwerk – Contact { new }

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gettin’ my shadow back

December 1st, 2011 (15:44 EST) · 2 comments · permalink
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♬ DJ Shadow – Scale It Back
♬ DJ Shadow – Scale It Back (ft. Little Dragon) (Party Ben Remix)

I almost liked this more for the video than the track itself (though check out that sweet Party Ben remix), but these two off the new album, The Less You Know, The Better, return to that smoky, discreet, classic Shadow sound I could listen to for hours.

♬ DJ Shadow – I’ve Been Trying
★ DJ Shadow – Redeemed