Archive for October, 2012

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I’m Blue (Mister Perfect Remix) – Eiffel 65

October 31, 2012


Clinton VanSciver, who formerly went by Mister Perfect, made this remix months ago. But I figure since the original is old enough to be a classic, the remix is not going to go out of style any time soon. While the remix has a beat you could use to time CPR, this remix introduces far more interesting and varied rhythms. Clinton brings the song new personality by chopping and screwing the chorus into a rhythmic and melodic breakdown. I heard it on Decently Dope first. Give it a listen and enjoy.

I’m Blue (Mister Perfect Remix) – Eiffel 65 / Or from SoundCloud

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Thinking About You (by Frank Ocean) – Jhameel

October 30, 2012


If you don’t know the original of this track, fix that now by watching the YouTube video below. Jhameel takes on what may be my favorite track from Frank Ocean’s latest album, “Channel Orange”. Jhameel’s take is beautiful and cleanly produced. His cover is true to the original while adding a lighter, ethereal sound to the steady beat. The result is a gorgeous and engaging song. I think Frank Ocean’s version remains better. However, that leaves Jhameel’s cover as an amazing song on its own and worthy of listening in its own right. Give it a listen.

Thinking About You (by Frank Ocean) – Jhameel / Or from SoundCloud

BONUS: Frank Ocean’s version is better and you should definitely listen to it if you haven’t yet.

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Dystopia – Monsieur Adi

October 29, 2012


It’s rainy, cold, and gross out. Plus it’s a Monday. These do not put me in the mood for dance-y pop-y music. So let’s listen to a track that Monsieur Adi put out about a month ago. It’s abstract and ominous yet beautiful. The sound soars and rises like an electronic chorus while bass and drums thump out foreboding undertones. The song is far more beautiful than the title “Dystopia” might suggest. Perhaps a more apt title would be, “the hopeful yet ultimately failed building of a utopia”. But that’s a mouthful. Enjoy it.

Dystopia – Monsieur Adi / Or from SoundCloud

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Monster Soul – Mike and Cody

October 25, 2012


Mike and Cody released this track a month ago, but for those who aren’t up to date, it is worth a listen or seven. They say that, “a friend told us it’s Foster the People meets Michael Jackson meets MGMT and we like that”. That pretty much sums it up. Based around a piano, hand claps, guitar, and synths, this track glows with comfortable warmth. The lyrics are insistent and the chorus is pleasantly fuzzy. Enjoy.

Monster Soul – Mike and Cody / Or from BandCamp

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Thank You – Master Shortie feat. The Cataracs & Leaf

October 24, 2012


This is the first single off of Master Shortie‘s upcoming mixtape, “Studying Abroad”. The mixtape will feature collaborations with “Outasight, Chiddy Bang, Ed Sheeran, Eliza Doolittle, Sway, and more”. Not only that, but it will be mixed by DJ Benzi. I don’t know about you, but with that kind of line up, I’d download this without listening to it first! I have, however, listened to “Thank You” already and man is it good. This track is a club jam and should be appreciated as such. No profound lyrics, but the track is catchy as the common cold. By the second round of the chorus you’ll be singing along. Enjoy it!

Thank You – Master Shortie feat. The Cataracs & Leaf / Or from SoundCloud

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Candles – Jez Dior

October 24, 2012


Well. It’s been a while folks. I apologize for that, but I can’t promise I won’t do it again. Let’s try to make up for it shall we? I have a stock of songs that are blog-worthy and more. Let’s start with Jez Dior. This is the first track and single off of his hop-hop album, “Scarlett Sage.” For a first song this track is amazing, and as a song it’s addictive and beautiful. But Jez Dior has much experience in the music scene, as his father was punk rocker Steve Dior, whose biography makes for fascinating reading, and Jez has been making music since 13. Enjoy this stellar track.

Candles – Jez Dior / Or from SoundCloud

BONUS: And here’s the accompanying music video.