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)”
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)”
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)”
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)”
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)”
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)”
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)”
September 14, 2010
Here’s what I know about Florrie:
1) She’s a drummer, singer, and songwriter
2) She’s from Bristol, UK
3) She often relies on ATG favorite Fred Falke for her production
4) She’s unsigned
5) SHE’S SMOKIN’ HOT.
Number’s 3 and 5 are technically the most important to me, to be honest. Number 3 is crucial because it means her music is fucking amazing, as evidenced by the below track “Give Me Your Love,” remixed by Falke. Number 5 is crucial because I’m single. Florrie, hit me up.
MP3: Florrie – “Give Me Your Love (Fred Falke Club Edit)”
September 10, 2010
Cee-Lo’s “Fuck You” has been blasting on the stereos of every ATG writer for the past few weeks, and since you’d literally have to have never encountered this series of tubes we call the internets to miss it, we opted not to post it. We will, however, post the inevitable Chiddy Bang remix of said uber-mecha-saiyen-epic-barbrastresand jam, entitled “The Fuck You (Remix).” In typical fashion, Chiddy raps over a Xaphoon Jones crafted sample of a popular indie track (see: “Kids,” “All Things Go,” “Under the Sheets,” etc.). The result is, predictably, awesome.
MP3: Chiddy Bang – “The Fuck You (Remix)”
September 8, 2010
It’s been a while since I delivered a mixtape to you loyal readers. The first edition of the Workout mix debuted way back in early June with the second half due out mere weeks after, but despite having the mixtape prepped and ready to go for y’all, I’ve basically been a lazy writer. For those of your waiting to get your sweat on, hold out a few weeks longer, and your wish will be granted. For those of you, however, looking to cling to that last little bit of Summer, look no further than the Goodbye Summer Mixtape. My 15 song opus features the usual suspects from the likes of Yeasayer, The Temper Trap, and Belle & Sebastian, but also features some newcomers (CSLSX, Oberhofer) and some dynamic remixes from relative unknowns like George Raquet and Big City Love Affair. As usual, the tracks are available individually and as a .zip file below. We like to make it easy for you.
Cling on to that last little glimmer of Summer. The days get shorter from here on out.
.ZIP: All Things Go Goodbye Summer Mixtape [sendspace]
01) MP3: Oberhofer – “o0O0o0O0o”
02) MP3: Here We Go Magic – “Collector”
03) MP3: The xx – “Shelter (John Talabot’s Feel It Too Remix)”
04) MP3: Coeur de Pirate – “Comme Des Enfants (Le Matos Remix)”
05) MP3: Air – “So Light Is Her Footfall (Breakbot Remix)”
06) MP3: A.C. Newman – “Drink to Me, Babe, Then”
07) MP3: Ra Ra Riot – “Massachusetts”
08) MP3: The Temper Trap – “Soldier On (Big City Love Affair Remix)”
09) MP3: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – “Home (RAC Mix)”
10) MP3: William Fitzsimmons – “I Don’t Feel it Anymore (George Raquet Remix)”
11) MP3: Belle & Sebastian – “Electronic Renaissance”
12) MP3: Yeasayer – “I Remember”
13) MP3: CSLSX – “Futuretapes”
14) MP3: Royksopp – “What Else Is There? (Thin White Duke Remix)”
15) MP3: Fred Falke – “8:08 PM @ The Beach”