Rhye: “Open”


, , ,


by Rhye

This song is a lovingly sung and delicately performed dream.

Caught in this pool held in your arms
Caught like a fool without a line
We’re in a natural spread
With this gentle sting between us


Bassnectar: Vava Voom (Feat. Lupe Fiasco)


, ,

News from the dubstep side of the music industry! California DJ Bassnectar and Chicago MC Lupe Fiasco teamed up for a new lead single “Vava Voom”, Bassnectar’s eighth studio album. The album, due out on April 10th, is released under his own Amorphous Music. The track is, as you can predict with Lupe Fiasco, hip-hop and dubstep. Bassnectar describes the track “where life shifts into time-warp speed, but you find yourself in an almost slow-motion trance.”

Download : Vava Voom feat. Lupe Fiasco

If this still doesn’t get you dancing, then I guarantee these two will.
Other Bassnectar favorites:

Sleigh Bells – Run The Heart (Bassnectar Remix)

Bassnectar – Magical World ft. Nelly Furtado


Jai Paul: BTSTU (NIIA cover)


, ,


NIIA covers the 2011 favorite, Jai Paul’s BTSTU. The song is a personal favorite and I have to admit that the name NIIA is unfamiliar to my ears. But when I’ve read that she has worked with Wyclef and this very interesting take on the only released track from Jai Paul will render any listener enchanted. The song was treated with a sullen baseline and toned down arrangement. Listen and download below.

Download Jai Paul: BTSTU (NIIA cover)

Fort Romeau: SW9



UK producer, Fort Romeau, has a new track from his recently released LP, “Kingdoms”.  SW9 is an amazing track and fits great with the rest of the tracks in the LP. It effortlessly merges the deep house sound and the steady pulsating beat complements it.

Buy his album at Amazon.
Buy it at Insound!

Download Fort Romeau- SW9

Oberhofer: “Heart”


, ,


Since his 2010 debut of his bedraggled hit song “Away Frm U”, Brad Oberhofer has worked with Glassnote and created sinfully good music. A new release is “Heartfrom his new LP Time Capsules II to be released this March 27, which features fantastically arranged orchestral notes and keys. Listen and download the track below.

Download: Oberhofer – Heart

William Fitzsimmons, His Beard and Gold In The Shadow



William Fitzsimmons is more than perfectly good face under a mass of an unattractive beard. He is the man behind the wonderful album Gold In The Shadow, released last year. There are many reviews I’ve read that think this isn’t his strongest album. And although I agree on Gold in the Shadow not being the best, I won’t deprive the songs that did stand out. Still staying true to his mellow folk and soothing indie style, but with more captivating lyrics like the ones from his passionate yet gentle song “Beautiful Girl,” and the dreamy “Psychasthenia”.

** are the better tracks of this album. Listen and download in the links below.

The Tide Pulls from the Moon**
Beautiful Girl**
The Winter from Her Leaving**
Fade And then Return
Bird of Winter Prey
Wounded Head**
Let you Break
Tied to Me**
What Hold**

Oliver Tank – “Help You Breathe”


, , , , ,

Oliver Tank‘s new song from his album Dreams, under the Australian label Yes Please, is as he mentioned, “probably the best music I’ve ever made”. “Help You Breathe” features dreamy synths behind appropriate lyrics. Who would have trouble breathing with this gem of a song? It starts with a slow beat and you wouldn’t think of the hiphop beat because of the gentle voice that accompanies the wonderful track. This song is a keeper.

Download Oliver Tank – “Help You Breathe”

Santigold – Disparate Youth


, , , , ,

Four years after her fantastic debut blew my mind, Santigold is finally back!

Although she might haven’t been as productive with collaborating with the artists she supposed to in her downtime, her return is definitely a most awaited event. After working with legends Devo, Christina Aguilera and appeared on albums by Spank Rock, NASA and the Beastie Boys. Now she has changed her name from Santogold to Santigold, owing to her previous name’s “similarity to the science fiction film Santo Gold’s Blood Circus”.

It was only within the last month  that she made her announcement of her return official with her forthcoming Master of My Make-Believe album. Big Mouth, which was one of the early tracks from her new album was compared to being severely similar to M.I.A.’s old style.  This new track Disparate Youth is said the album’s first “proper” single and it’s an absolute favorite. Chill without being too dull and has the right beat with a new wave vibe and her trademark emotionless singing.   

Master of My Make-Believe is out via Atlantic on 1 May. You can see the video below.

Download: Disparate Youth 

Some Nights by Fun.


, ,

Some Nights

by Fun. | Download

This song is wild! Sense of high that’s hard to come by. If you want to start your day not thinking of being broke, the crap you have to deal with your job, everything you hate about your life, then THIS IS YOUR SONG. Even with the autotune bit, it’s still ACE.

Love it.

Beautiful Girl by William Fitzsimmons


, , ,

Beautiful Girl

by William Fitzsimmons Download

I can’t think of a possibly better or more beautiful song than this. This is truly such an aural pleasure.

This song appears on the ‘Gold In The Shadow’ album. Buy “Beautiful Girl” on iTunes: http://bit.ly/hPUegH

Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men


, , ,

Little Talks

by Of Monsters and Men Download


I don’t like walking around this old and empty house.

So hold my hand, I’ll walk with you my dear

The stairs creak as I sleep, 
it’s keeping me awake
It’s the house telling you to close your eyes

Girl You Want by Freelance Whales (Devo Cover)


, , ,

Girl U Want

by Freelance Whales (DEVO cover) Download | Click here to preview the song

If you’re a guy who wants to woo a girl with discriminating music taste – this is the song for you.

Seriously. Any girl would want to know if someone feels this way for them (or however the song makes them feel). In my case, it’s all warm and fuzzy right here.

Valentine’s Day Mix Part 2: Sweet Solitude


, , , , , ,

Happy Valentine’s Day again. This is part 2 of my Valentine’s day mixes. Where my1st mix was all about the sweetness of finding love, this one is about getting over a failed romance, one way or another.

I was about to add Soko’s I’ll Kill Her and Robyn’s Cry When You Get Older but I opted to cancel them. Just in case you might think I’m not taking heartbreak seriously. 🙂

If you’ve got anything to say about this mix, tell me! I’d love to hear from you!

♫ Elephants – Rachel Yamagata

♫ About Today – The National

♫ I Don’t Feel It Anymore (Song of the Sparrow) – William Fitzsimmons

 I Will Follow You Into The Dark – Death Cab for Cutie

♫ Idiot Heart – Sunset Rubdown

 Postcards from Italy – Florence and the Machine (Beirut cover)

♫ Breathe Me – Sia

♫ Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat. Kimbra

♫ Wicked Game – James Vincent Morrow (Chris Isaak cover)

♫ Beth/Rest – Bon Iver (Solo Piano version from NPR World Cafe)

♫ How Can You Mend A Broken Heart – Al Green ft. Joss Stone

♫ I Am Leaving – Blue Roses

♫ I Heard Love Is Blind – Amy Winehouse

♫ I Thought I Saw Your Face Today – She & Him

♫ Skinny Love – Bon Iver

Valentine’s Day Mix Part 1: People On Infinity


, , ,

Happy Valentine’s day everyone!

I guess this post is to commemorate my return to music blogging eh? As promised, this is my V-day Playlist for 2012. It took me the whole day to sort the songs–both old and new. And no, this won’t be all folk or all pop songs. It’s a menagerie of songs with different tunes but all pertaining to one emotion–and that is of being in love.

I’m getting a bit rusty at music curating (or maybe I didn’t really have the talent for it?)  But nonetheless, you’ll find something for yourself in this list. I’m posting 2 more Valentine’s mixes later (if my internet connection improves). I have yet to hook up to a direct download link, so in the meantime, just click the songs on a new tab and download them!

Reactions to this mix? Yay or nay? Tell me what you think about it!

Bloom – The Paper Kites

Something About You Girl – Tahiti 80

♫ Ágætis Byrjun – Sigur Rós

My Favorite Book – Stars

Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop – Landon Pigg

Let’s Get Lost – Beck and Bat for Lashes

Digital Love – Daft Punk

Love 2 Love – Damage

She’s Got You High – Mumm-Ra

Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust (Eat More Cake Remix)

Flightless Bird, American Mouth – Iron and Wine

Figure 8 – Lovers

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Edge of Desire – John Mayer

I and Love and You – The Avett Brothers

With A Girl Like You – The Troggs

Two Doves – Dirty Projectors

It’s Only Time – The Magnetic Fields

♫ Don’t Break My Heart – Kate Walsh

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Amy Winehouse

One Evening – Feist

You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oats

Let’s Stay Together – Margie Joseph

First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes

Somebody Loved – The Weepies

Image by Mango Red