ARE YOU THERE, ARE YOU THERE

October 19, 2010

We’re working on getting all of our remodeling done this week, so we apologize for the slowing in posting and for any technical issues coming up in the next few days. Just because we’re coming up with a pretty new site for you all, it doesn’t mean we aren’t still listening to heady jams. Check out another flawless Aeroplane remix, this time of new Melbourne-based Gypsy & the Cat‘s “The Piper’s Song.” Go ahead, try to get that chorus out of your head. I dare you.

MP3: Gypsy & The Cat – “The Piper’s Song (Aeroplane Remix)”

Love,
Zack


WE REQUIRE CERTAIN SKILLS

October 13, 2010

For those of you who think we’re just becoming a Chiddy Bang fanblog….well, you’re kind of right. But after Chiddy and Xaphoon keep dropping flawless remixes of Cee-Lo, Darwin Deez, Ellie Goulding, etc., can you really blame us? The latest gem is their reworking of The Naked & Famous’ “Young Blood,” which seamlessly works the original vocals and 8-bit sounding synths in with Chiddy’s trademark pop-culture riddled verses.

As an added bonus, check out Chiddy and Theodore Grams freestyle over the adorably hateful “Bad Day,” marking the third time Xaphoon Jones has remixed Darwin Deez.

MP3: The Naked & Famous – “Young Blood (Chiddy Bang Remix)”
MP3: Chiddy Bang – “Bad Day (ft. Darwin Deez)”

Love,
Zack


CAN YOU PICTURE MY PROPHECY?

October 5, 2010

Any time I get a chance to show love to D.C. musicians, I jumps on it. This time, it’s Brenton Duvall of the Potomac Boys Club who, according to his mission statement, desires to deliver “funky jams…sunny days…everyday.” I feel like that’s a train we can all get on. Duvall recently released The PBC Demos, which contains a series of interesting mashups and remixes of recognizable favorites ranging from Aaliyah to Jonsi to Wale. My personal favorite, and without a doubt the mixtape’s standout track, is “Against a Mad World,” a seamless blend of Tupac’s “Me Against the World” and Gary Jules’ cover of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World.” Add in some synths and drums, and you’ve got yourself a whole new jam.

MP3: Brenton Duvall – “Against a Mad World (Gary Jules vs. Tupac)”

Love,
Zack


SHE’S A WASPY GIRL

September 30, 2010

Holy samples Batman! I know indie folk/rock samples are en vogue (see: Chiddy Bang, Hoodie Allen, Gilbere Forte), but this one might just take the cake. Newcomer G-Eazy provides some decent lyrics to an incredibly well-crafted sample of Tennis’ absolutely adorable “Marathon.” The song, about a clueless waspy girl, absolutely bangs. I promise you wont be let down.

MP3: G-Eazy – “Waspy (ft. Tennis)”

Love,
Zack


THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO HEAR

September 28, 2010

Not much time to post today, but I wanted to share this beautiful Pacific! remix of the poppy, whimsical (and inappropriately titled) “Sad Song” by Au Revoir Simone. There’s another fantastic RAC remix of this song as well (here) but since I posted RAC yesterday, I thought I’d give it a slight break. Anyway, use this to brighten your day a bit.

MP3: Au Revoir Simone – “Sad Song (Pacific! Remix)”

Love,
Zack


RIGHT OVER THE TOP

September 21, 2010

Sebastien Tellier makes some of the sexiest music (and album artwork) ever to grace our ears. A-Trak makes some of the most electrifying, clever, and recognizable remixes this side of the Atlantic. Put the two together and you get a hot, steamy, sensual mess of a remix. A-Trak’s remix of of Tellier’s “Kilometer” induces a stiffy (sorry, I just started watching Skins), and is borderline sensory overload. I’m warning you, you may not want to hear this around other people for the first time. Results could be disastrous, or really really really awesome.

MP3: Sebastien Tellier – “Kilometer (A-Trak Remix)”

Love,
Zack


HOME IS WHEREVER I’M WITH YOU

September 15, 2010

Guest writer Chris Rowe posted Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros’ anthemic doozy “Home” almost a year ago, and I followed up a few months back with the beautifully simplistic RAC remix (which also appeared on the Goodbye Summer Mixtape). At this point, you’d expect we’d move on to either another track off of the band’s wonderful album Up From Below, or maybe move on to another band.

You expected wrong, idiot. Nope. Instead, I give you the Party Supplies remix of “Home,” packaged perfectly for DJs looking to mix a little folkiness into their setlists. Complete with the whistles and everything, the Party Supplies remix pretty much nails it.

MP3: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – “Home (Party Supplies Remix)”

Love,
Zack