Archive for July, 2012

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Le Castle Vania – Play Loud

July 30, 2012

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I only got a minute, but Le Castle Vania (a personal favorite musician of mine) just dropped a new track called Play Loud and I would feel guilty if I didn’t try to spread the love a little bit. Heartily recommended. To support the artist and get a free Radio Edit version of the song, hop on over to his site and follow the instructions.

Play Loud – Le Castle Vania

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Suddenly Mashups. Everywhere. LVI

July 27, 2012


You know what I haven’t done in far too long? That’s right! Blogged mashups. It’s been almost two months! That’s far too long in my opinion. So ready or not here come the mashups. And you know what the long wait means right? I’ve been accumulating quite a few mashups and so I’ve got the creme de la creme for you in this post. Ready? Here we go.

How better to start than with the Lion King opening? I know this is ancient but it is hysterical and worth a rehash for anyone who hasn’t heard it. djDOYOU (now going by SmithAgentSmith) has a full album of Disney mashups which are fun but this is definitely the best of them. Also the video is perfect, and I usually don’t say that, so consider checking it out. Give it a listen!

Stuntin Like Mufasa (Simba vs. Lil Wayne) – djDOYOU / Or Full Album from DatPiff

The Two Friends have been enjoying quite some success and recently put their first single on iTunes. To celebrate they dropped several excellent mashups and this is my favorite. Who knew that Third Eye Blind would match Matisyahu so flawlessly. This is a must-hear track. Check it out.

One Blind Whistle-Blower – the Two Friends / Or from Facebook

Now let’s let “Starships” get a progressive house rerub. 3lau just released his latest mashup album and it is excellent. This might be my favorite track on the album. Catchy and dance-y, 3lau just can’t go wrong. Enjoy!

These Are The Days (3LAU Edit) – Audien (Feat. Ruby Prophet & Nicki Minaj) / Or Full Album from Facebook

Mighty Mike has been a favorite mashup artist of mine for ages, and this mashup just reinforces that. It’s weird and fun and fits strangely well. Men At Work and M83… Huh. Give it a listen and I promise you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

City down under – Mighty Mike

I can’t go two months without mashups without posting a track from Jimi Needles. The king of funky mashups does it again with this attitude filled rendition of “Single Ladies”. Check it out!

Singles Ladies (Gimme All Your Love) – Jimi Needles / Or from SoundCloud

San Dalva is a new group to me, submitted via email. With this track Dalva proves that they deserve to be heard by all. “Rack City” has never sounded so hardcore. Enjoy.

City Sauce (San Dalva’s Spicy Homemade Recipe) – San Dalva / Or from Facebook

I’ve heard a lot of remixes of “Wide Awake” and I’ve heard some amazing versions of it. This one of those amazing ones. Madeon can make anything sound epic and TeeTs makes sure that this is one of those. This track feels epic now which is not a term easily applied to Katy Perry. Give it a listen.

Wide Awake for the Finale (TeeTs Mashup) – Madeon vs. Katy Perry / Or from Facebook

Mashup-Germany has put out a ton of mashups in the last two months that deserve a listen or three, but we’ll start with this one. Basing a track around Blink 182 is a good start in my book, and adding current pop music just seems to make sense. Check it out.

I miss you via payphone – Mashup-Germany / Or from Facebook

Now I have to end on a dramatic note, and I don’t think I’ve ever heard a mashup quite as dramatic as this. Dan Mei combines Marilyn Manson with Nightwish in a mashup that is as over the top as it is good. Enjoy it and have a great weekend!

Last Ride Of The New Shit – Dan Mei / Or from Official.fm

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Time Bomb – Eddy B & Tim Gunter

July 26, 2012


Eddy B & Tim Gunter dropped another stellar track. They have reached the point where I judge any pop hip-hop on whether it’s as good as Eddy B & Tim Gunter. As you might expect, this track is just as good. They revisit their successful formula of lovely vocal harmonies forming a hook on top of a bounce-y and catchy instrumental leading into rap verses that tell a story while playing with rhythm and pacing. And of course the lyrics flawlessly fit the meter and rhyme. Take a listen and I think you’ll find it hard not to like this. Enjoy.

Time Bomb – Eddy B & Tim Gunter / Or from SoundCloud

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Fineshrine – Purity Ring (And Album!)

July 25, 2012


So my girlfriend decided that I needed to blog so here I am. And I have the perfect thing to blog. Purity Ring dropped “Fineshrine” for free awhile ago in anticipation of their album “Shrines” release. The album was put for sale on iTunes and Amazon yesterday. I’m in the midst of downloading it without the benefit of good internet. But Purity Ring has consistently dropped amazing music. This song is no exception. It’s glitchy with pop-y vocals that encourage the listener to listen closer, all while utilizing a hip hop style drum beat. It’s very representative of the excellent standard Purity Ring holds themselves to. Enjoy!

Fineshrine – Purity Ring

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Touchdown (feat. misterthumbs) – wunderjax

July 20, 2012


Well this month has been rather sparse in the blogging department for me. I’m sorry, mostly because I like blogging and I’m bummed I haven’t had the time or determination to get really into it this month. I have a hectic travel schedule ahead of me so I’m not sure when next I’ll find the time and motivation to blog but I expect by mid-August I’ll be back on schedule. In the meantime, I had to blog this. Producer Felix Snow contacted me awhile ago to introduce me to his current project wunderjax, in which he teams up with writer/vocalist Sam Gongol. I’m glad he did because this is crisp, crunchy, and ready for consumption. Take a listen and enjoy.

Touchdown (feat. misterthumbs) – wunderjax / Or from SoundCloud

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Hide And Seek (Sound Remedy Remix) – Imogen Heap

July 4, 2012


It’s been a few months since I’ve posted something from the skillful Sound Remedy. This song demands attention, so I give it its due. “Hide And Seek” is such an iconic song that remixing it is quite an ambitious undertaking. Conveniently, Sound Remedy has the talent to match his ambition and delivers an amazing remix filled with sparkling 8-bit synths, enjoyable chops and screws, and touch of dubstep here and there. The overall experience is one of rebooted nostalgia. Enjoy this one folks!

Hide And Seek (Sound Remedy Remix) – Imogen Heap / Or from SoundCloud