Salem‘s opener/title track hits the interweb and shows the distinct influence UK’s purple sound had on their music. Add up the eerie choir sound and synthesizers and you get this interestingly unique track from Salem. Their album King Night is out September 28 on IAMSOUND records.
Get Lucky (Twelves Remix) – New Young Pony Club via Zshare (link removed)
I’ve heard the original and the remix is waaay better than it is, I must agree with TMTPC. These good-looking five piece electro band from London is a newly added fave to my list. New Young Pony Club slightly reminds us of Peaches, don’t you agree? The track is the best in this list–now give it some love.
That’s it for this week!
Here is the rest of the list:
NEW REMIX #1 : Madonna – “Music” (Groove Armada Remix)
Pitchfork shared over at Twitter the new video of Crystal Castles‘ Celestica. The duo’s self-titled sophomore effort has their trademark Goth and haunting sound. It’s directed by
CC’s Ethan Kath and R. Hawkins, featuring children from the London College of Music scrapping about and playing their instruments in London’s Abney Park Cemetery. Check it out below!
I think I haven’t posted on her yet, so I’m going to share one of the most talented soulful singers I’ve heard. And Nina is really good live, even if I got to hear only 1 song from her. Anyway, she’s a Filipino singer and although most her songs are covers, they are in a league of their own. Her sound is pristine and soulful yet delicate which makes her a wave in the local music industry. I’ll post more from her soon.
Don Diablo‘s Who’s Your Daddy is the first single from his internationally released album, ‘Exit Studio Sweatshop’. The single drops August 2 and the video is RIGHT HERE. It’s something to watch, if pinks dinosaurs or extremelyIf you want to see a pink dinosaurs, extremely flexible ladies or talking body parts are your thing.
This new Basia Bulat is perfection. Canada must be so proud of having this musical enigma a resident of Ontario. Her sophomore effort, Heart of My Own was released in January 2010. Here is her fresh track, The Shore.
Another favorite of mine, her cover of Daniel Johnstons‘ True Love Will Find You In The End.
Why this post? Why, Solitude is Bliss happens to be a hit highlight and fan favorite from Tame Impala, an Australian psychedelic rockers outfit, which is off their album Innerspeaker. Another Aussie, DJ duo Canyons, remixed the tune adding bits of hand drums.
Touted by NME, Sunday Times and Artrocker to be the one to watch out for this year, Them:Youth declares October 2010 as D Day for the release of their most awaited full length effort. These rockers from London are definitely out to make some noise in the industry.
The new single, entitled Fever Rising comes out in digital format by July 2010 through Big Hand Recordings. The track is all festival-euphoria and songwriting substance neatly crafted into a song.
Gone are the references to bands like The Doves and Delphic – this is definitely nothing like they have ever embarked on before. In its place, we get consumed instead by a new urgent sound. And you will recognize it. It is the yearning that makes you cry out, the anthem you will carry with you. This is the fierce epicness that swallows you whole.
Witness, exhibit number one and two:
Them:Youth – Fever Rising
Them:Youth – Lost n Lonely (Castaway remix)
These guys I dig. I reckon you will too.
Suckers released their debut full-length album Wild Smile on June 8th via Frenchkiss Records, to great reviews thus far. The new record is a quirky spaced-out trip through the melodramatic minds of guitar-wielding, vocal-duty sharing cousins Austin Fisher and Quinn Walker, multi-instrumentalist Pan and drummer Brian Aiken. With effortless allusions to African rhythms and synth-saturated ballads of old, Suckers combine influences to offer their signature sound to Wild Smile.
SIA does a covers the Madonna hit “Oh, Father” , and the results are…
Like chalk and cheese. In a good way.
First, let me just stress how I strongly agree that this Madonna song from her hit album Like A Prayer in 1989 is way underrated. “Oh Father” is the 13th song from Sia’s fourth studio album ‘We Are Born’ which has leaked online one week ahead of it’s official release. The album was penned almost entirely by Sia herself, but it does contain a cover of Madonna’s late-80′s classic and ode to child abuse “Oh Father”.
I like the way Sia puts her own spin to the mellow and painful ballad and albeit it seems a little fast in tempo compared to Madonna‘s, the effect is distinctively different. Sia removed the piano and the strings from the original version, her vocal delivery renders the much necessary drama for the intriguing child abuse-themed track. Aptly eerie and haunting, this cover really shows how Sia made this one her own and not a total copy of the original. Bravo!
I have yet to hear The Chemical Brothers‘ new album ‘Further‘ in full, but this mp3 of Swoon is enough to entice me with this mingle-mangle of electro and techno sub-genres that will grasps anyone’s consciousness towards inevitable high. The duo’s sound is the new-but-old type I am extremely fond of—the fresh sound that still has faint traces of their origins as a mixing duo. Their 7th album (WOW!) will be release this 22nd of June so watch out for it.
As evidenced by the immense success of their sold-out Roundhouse shows, The Chemical Brothers is giving away a BREAND NEW Apple iPad complete with the full audio and visual version of ‘Further’. Details here.
Their video for Swoon is not bad either and reminds me a bit of that artsy Breakbot video. A Don Diablo remix of Swoon, below.
How fast time goes. And we’re pretty much halfway through 2010! The year has been, as I mentioned in my Summer Mixtape, a catalyst of new beginnings for me, as well as changes. To those who have been following this blog since it’s baby steps, there is a radical difference in it’s look and content. Now, I’ll be focusing majority on music and then the culture posts will follow.
In light of the topic of this post, I’d like to share a little thing I’ve learned from someone. They say you can’t call mashup artists as artists as they do not create the music but collect music and from there make something out of it. A statement that was raised was, “Does a guitarist make his own guitar like an artist makes his own art?” No he does not. But the guitar, you see Anonymous friend, is a medium for the guitarist to make his art. I know some are torn with this idea but I sincerely believe it takes much talent, even equating to the best musicians we have now, to create mashups that sound new and fresh despite the familiarity of the tracks it uses. And they also walk the thin thread of not being to different that the listener finds no trace of the previous song essence.
I rarely post music that I share for the sake of sharing without that bit of love I feel for the artist or the track. This post breathes the highest respect and applause I can give for these mashup artists, and you’ll understand what I’m talking about when you give these babies a listen. These mashups and remixes are the most heavenly and ironically sinful ones I got hold of this week. And yes, they’re that good. Perfect for low key and high energy events, just take your pick. Most of the names you see may sound familiar as I have posted them previously like Mochi Beats, The White Panda, Major Lazer, XXXchange, RAC and The Hood Internet. And some may be new to your ears. And here I post one of the best I’ve heard from the new wave of mashups circulating. Introducing Chi Duly and MashMaticians. These guys have the innate ability to mix the unusual. They may sound a bit awkward at first but they make it work once you listen to the full track. Then when you play it on repeat, I guarantee you, you will love them. The other artists I’ve failed to mention have been given the attention they deserve so I’ll leave you guys with this short post. In no particular order…
(Apparently Mediafire has made it’s sole purpose to be of annoyance to me by blocking my account so here. I made anew one in a different website. The tracks may not be available for listening but you can download it below.)
MASHUP/REMIX Heaven.zip (REALLY Updated)
♫ Mochi Beats – California Nightlife (Katy Perry, Cyndi Lauper, Huey, Laidback Luke and Colby O’Donis mashup)
♫ Notorious B.I.G vs. Aloe Blacc – Juicy Dollars (DJ Dizzy Mashup)
♫ Chi Duly – The Fly Scientist (Drake vs Coldplay)
♫ Nas & Damian Marley – As We Enter (Tinie Tempah Remix)
♫ Robyn vs Salt N Pepa – Push It Fembot (A Rokk Pie N Mash Up)
♫ White Panda – Ready for My Neck, My Back
♫ The Hood Internet – Ignition (Keep It Remixing Louder) (R Kelly vs Major Lazer)
♫ Mashmaticians – Roc Juice (Jay-Z vs Symbol One)
♫ Major Lazer & La Roux – Bulletproof (Nacey Remix ft. Matt Hemerlein)
♫ The Hood Internet – Oh My Kids (Usher vs Sleigh Bells)
♫ Kristen Wiig (Feat. Lightspeed Champion) – Champion (RAC Mix)
♫ Kylie Minoge – All The Lovers (XXXChange Remix)
♫ Dr. Dre vs. Miley Cyrus – The Next Episode (DJ Pinto Mash/remix)
♫ Brand-X – 99 Problems Can’t Stop (Queen x RHCP x Jay-Z Mashup)
♫ David Guetta & Chris Willis ft. Fergie & LMFAO – Gettin Over You (Sidney Samson Remix)
♫ Ha! Yes – 80’s Overnight (Twista vs Calvin Harris)
♫ Mashup – Germany – Replay Kids (Chiddy Bang vs. MGMT vs. Iyaz)
♫ Plushgun – Mixtapes (Buffetlibre Remix)
♫ Mos Def with Desmond Dekker & The Aces – History Town (Mos Dub Mashup)
♫ Daft Punk vs Banda Do Sul – Sweet World Of Mine (Voidstar Mashup)
♫ Ludacris vs Ke$ha – $hwagger Jagger (Pres Mashup)
♫ Chambaland – Downtight (Stevie Wonder vs Jay Sean)
♫ Rubik – Wasteland (RAC mix)
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Casey Shea spent a handful of years fronting rock bands in Tallahassee and Nashville before setting out for New York City to focus on a solo career. A gifted performer with undeniable charm, Casey delivers his songs in a unique way that earns him an audience’s devotion. Think Bill Murray meets John Lennon. Melody drives diverse songwriting that is at once quirky and heart wrenching, and the result is a rare treat that is both musically gratifying and raucously entertaining.
The charismatic front man has built a six piece band around his solo material where influences such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Beck and Tom petty shine through in an original sound with an uncommon familiarity right off the bat.