MIX: the internationalist

October 30th, 2014 (00:18 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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From Costes to Buddha to the hidden microclubs of Europe, these gems appeal only to the true internationalist…




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♬ Alle Farben feat. Graham Candy – She moves (Far Away) (Extended Mix)
♬ Max Manie – Sunday (KlangTherapeuten ‘Looking for Summer’ Remix)
♬ Monkey Safari – Sirens (Mollono.Bass Remix)
★ Jasper Forks – River Flows In You
★ Deorro – Five Hours (Original Mix)
★ Faul Ft. Wad Ad – Changes Ft. Wad Ad (Original Mix)
♬ Bakermat – Vandaag (Original Mix)
♬ Bob Sinclar ft. Raffaella Carra – Far L’amore (Original Mix)
★ Robin Schulz – Same (Original Mix)
♬ karuan – Chocolate Distance (Hypnotized)
♬ Hird – Getting Closer
♬ Paul Kalkbrenner – Aaron
♬ Thievery Corporation – Supreme Illusion (Nickodemus Remix)

you sweet, sunny Sunday

April 6th, 2014 (18:43 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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14-04-06 vw van love

There ain’t nothin’ I love more than some good company, good tunes, and good SUN. Happy Sunday, world. xx

★ Passenger – Circles (Elkoe Remix)
★ Jaymes Young – Habits Of My Heart (Sufjan Stevens
♬ Janelle Monáe – What Is Love (Sango Remix)

this Just-in

March 1st, 2014 (16:08 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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14-02-28 john martin

One of the best things about living in San Francisco are the frequent performances from Dirtybirders. Justin Martin and Nick Monaco threw an epic dance party to a basement packed with diehard fans at Monarch this past weekend.  Martin’s music flawlessly combines melody while still maintaining that filthy deep house sound.  It’s the small nuances that he adds to his tracks, like birds chirping, that make his sound unfailingly out of the ordinary. Some of my favorite tunes from the night were as follows:

★ Ultraista – Small Talk (Four Tet Remix) (Justin Martin
♬ Rachel Row – Follow the Step (Justin Martin Remix)
♬ Mike Monday – Grace (Justin Martin Remix)

one is not enough

January 21st, 2014 (00:03 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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★ Above & Beyond – Love Is Not Enough (Acoustic Version)

With the full album due for release next Tuesday, most of Above & Beyond‘s new Acoustic cover CD has leaked, with two beautiful video releases.

play the Gramophonedzie

December 17th, 2013 (21:48 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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★ Gramophonedzie – Why Don’t You (Original Mix)

A Serbian participant of the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy, Marko Milićević, aka Gramophonedzie, brings a beautiful lounge hop to old-world big band. Throw in some kooky, eccentric music videos and I’m sold…

♬ Gramophonedzie – Brazilian (Original Mix)

food for the soul

December 6th, 2013 (09:03 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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13-11-23 food

Shadow Child and Kry Wolf have more in common than just their wonderfully emo-sounding names. They are both UK-based and recently started their own label together called Food Music. Shadow Child and Kry Wolf as separate ingredients are great, but mix them up and you get something gourmet. “So High” by Shadow Child is such a heavy track that it makes me giddy. I want to listen to this track in a room full of huge speakers.

♬ Shadow Child – So High
♬ Zoë Xenia & Cari Lekebusch – Good Love Sweet Love (Shadow Child remix)

Kry Wolf has become a force to be reckoned with in the underground UK scene over the last couple of months. There is such a wide range in their style of music that they have something for everyone to enjoy.

♬ Py & Kadabrah – Black Magic (Kry Wolf remix)
♬ Shadow Child – 23 (Ft. Tymer) (Kry Wolf VIP)

can i have some mo…tez?

November 28th, 2013 (22:54 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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13-11-28 motez

I learned about Motez when “Take Off” was featured in one of Shadow Child’s mixes. Not surprisingly, Dave Spoon (aka Shadow Child) snatched up the talented Bahgdad-born, Aussie transplant for his new label Food Music.  While his original work is fantastic, some of my favorite tracks of his are remixes of popular songs like Frank Ocean‘s “Thinkin’ Bout You”. With big-name artists already lining up to have Motez work his magic on their tunes, I think he is a producer to watch out for.

♬ Motez – Take Off
★ Frank Ocean – Thinkin’ Bout You (Motez Edit)

Its hard to get someone to want to break it down in a coffee shop, but that’s exactly what’s happening right now as I’m typing this and listening to Motez’ newest release: “Gas Pedal (Motez Edit)” by Sage the Gemini. I’ll definitely be listening to this track on repeat.

♬ Sage The Gemini – Gas Pedal (Motez Edit)

the genre killer

November 18th, 2013 (22:38 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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13-11-18 ta-ku

One of my favorite aspects of electronic music gaining popularity is the influx of genre-merging. Many producers, such as Australia’s Ta-Ku, stem from a different musical background and are bringing a fresh perspective to the worn-out “eat sleep rave repeat”. Ta-ku can cut ‘n’ chop hip hop beats like nobody’s business, and takes a refreshingly groovy spin on electronic tracks. Check out his take on the UK electronic duo, AlunaGeorge:

★ AlunaGeorge – Best Be Believing (Ta-ku Remix)

His debut album Songs to Break Up To showcases Ta-Ku’s softer side and reminds us that electronic music can break away from big-room drops and oozy soul. My favorite song from his album is “We Were in Love”, a lo-fi lounge track with addicting vocal loops…

♬ Ta-Ku – We Were In Love

wunderkinder, round 2

November 10th, 2013 (11:50 EST) · 1 comment · permalink
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13-11-09 wunderkind

This is the continuation to a post I made a few days ago about young and talented DJs. What I like about these two youngins’ is how they successfully use instruments you don’t hear very often in the EDM world.

Bakermat is another 1991-er who hails from the Netherlands. Bakermat is my favorite artist of the moment — not only because he uses the saxophone ALL the time, but also because his music is consistently good (read: Sax is BACK). Which is why picking only a few songs to spotlight is sooooo difficult. Eeny-meeny-miny-moe:

♬ Bakermat – Brighter Days
★ Bakermat – Leven

Faul is a 22-year-old from Paris who sometimes tours with Bakermat. “Changes” featuring Wad Ad and “Happy Endings” are both so catchy and uplifting; it’s hard not to love the songs immediately.

★ Faul – Changes feat. Wad Ad
♬ Faul – Happy Endings


October 31st, 2013 (22:36 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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13-10-31 wunderkind jules

It’s not just their age that ties these producers together– it’s their talent. Each exhibits a unique, bold sound that fits together (in my mind) and could only lead to a tour together (a girl can dream). I gotta wonder: if they are already creating such gems in their youth, what masterpieces await?

Flume, aka Aussie Harley Streten, put on one of my favorite shows of the year when he played at U Street in DC. I swear I had his music stuck in my head for 2 weeks following the show…  I am in love with one of his newest releases “On Top” featuring T. Shirt. The lyrics are: “All that I want in this life is the chance to do my thing.” If that’s not the mantra for the Y Generation then I don’t know what is.

★ Disclosure – You and Me (Flume remix)
♬ Flume – On Top (feat. T.Shirt)

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