Flosstradamus - Look At The Sky (feat. Deniro Farrar)

The boys from Flosstradamus have done it again! This time teaming with North Carolina emcee Deniro Farrar to create Look At The Sky a trap heavy tune which uses samples from Opus III's Fine Day. The final result is a contemporary look at spirituality through the eyes of a crack dealer. Make sure to keep an eye out for Flossy at SXSW.


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Kraak & Smaak - The Future Is Yours (Kraak & Smaak Remix)

This neo-house track by Dutch producers Kraak & Smaak is deep ... deeper than the recession, deeper than a bad k-hole, deeper than the Marianas Trench, deeper than your mama's ... love for you as a baby, LOL!



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A Tribe Called Quest - Once Again (BitFunk remix) (download)

A Tribe Called Quest will always be legendary. So, whenever I hear a new remix of a Tribe song ... I'm on it like white on rice. Brooklyn based BitFunk does not disappoint with his own version of Once Again. The remix is piano and vibe heavy. It might just make you pull out your old Tribe albums.

DOWNLOAD: https://www.facebook.com/bitfunk/app_220150904689418


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Erol Alkan & Boys Noize - Waves (Chilly Gonzales Piano Remake)

I really love the ivories, which is why I was excited to come across this Chilly Gonzales rework of Erol Alkan & Boys Noize - Waves. The effect is chilling. Chilly born Jason Charles Beck is a canadian who now resides in Germany. He started playing piano at age 3 and went on to do great things, including being nominated for a Grammy for his work with Feist in 2007. On May 18, 2009, at the Ciné 13 Théâtre (French), Paris, he broke a world record for the longest solo-artist performance with a total time of 27 hours, 3 minutes and 44 seconds, breaking a record set by Prasanna Gudi.
On September 25, 2009, he challenged singer/songwriter/fellow pianist Andrew W.K. to a piano battle at Joe's Pub in New York City. After twenty minutes of back and forth, Chilly finally threw a gold necklace at Andrew, distracting him long enough to claim victory. A rematch has been talked about but not yet organized.

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Coconut Records - West Coast

I really like the fact that music has taken a turn back to the basics. This song is a prime example of how good simplifying can be. The group is lead by Jason Schwartzman (yes, the actor) with contributions by Brandon Boyd, Ben Kenney, and Schwartzman's brother Robert. The album had musical contributions by members of Incubus, as well as appearances by actresses Zooey Deschanel and Kirsten Dunst. West Coast is from their 2007 album Nighttiming.


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Radio Soulwax - Under the Covers Vol.3 / Part of the Weekend Never Dies

Those pranksters of the DJ world ... The Dewaele Brothers aka Stephen and David aka 2ManyDJs aka Soulwax aka Radio Soulwax have been hard at work keeping your body grooving in one form or another since 1995. The brothers from Ghent, Belgium were the inventors of the mash-ups. They've produced original tracks, remixed others, created their own internet radio station that hosts a constant mix of different music all day and every day. It features 24 hour-long mixes with visuals similar to those used in the 2manydjs live sets, and includes music from many different decades. They've toured and played festivals all over the world with sets that sometimes include live instruments. They created a one hour mix using only 429 song intros. They are multi-talented and they aren't slowing down.

BONUS: Part Of The Weekend Never Dies

Part Of The Weekend Never Dies from jdelmoral on Vimeo.


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Daftpunk.com website updated!

After waiting several years in anticipation, the Daft Punk website has been updated. Honestly, there's not much to see there ... just the image above, but it means that we are moving closer to their new album. Rumor has it they have been working with Chic's Nile Rogers among others. We'll leave you with a little something to keep you busy until then -

BONUS: Daft Punk - Re-Discovery FULL Album

1.One More Time (Uwe Heinrich Adler Remix)
2.Aerodynamic (Laurent Mathieu Remix)
3.Digital Love (Algeronics Remix)
4.Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Kid Crookes Bootleg)
5.Crescendolls (Night Drugs Rework)
6.Nightvision (The Twelves Remix)

DaftPunk - Alive 2007 (Full Album 2007)

00:00 Robot Rock / Oh Yeah
06:27 Touch It / Technologic
11:57 Television Rules the Nation / Crescendolls
16:47 Too Long / Steam Machine
23:49 Around the World / Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
29:32 Burnin' / Too Long
36:43 Face to Face / Short Circuit
41:38 One More Time / Aerodynamic
47:49 Aerodynamic Beats / Forget About the World
51:21 The Prime Time of Your Life / The Brainwasher / Rollin' & Scratchin' / Alive
01:01:43 Da Funk / Daftendirekt
01:08:20 Superheroes / Human After All / Rock'n Roll

Daft Punk - Daft Club full album

"Ouverture" - 0:00
"Aerodynamic" (Daft Punk Remix) - 2:40
"Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" (The Neptunes Remix) - 8:50
"Face to Face" (Cosmo Vitelli Remix) - 14:01
"Phœnix" (Basement Jaxx Remix) - 18:56
"Digital Love" (Boris Dlugosch Remix) - 26:49
"Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" (Jess & Crabbe Remix) - 34:19
"Face to Face" (Demon Remix) - 40:20
"Crescendolls" (Laidback Luke Remix) - 47:19
"Aerodynamic" (Slum Village Remix) - 52:44
"Too Long" (Gonzales Version) - 56:21
"Aerodynamite" - 59:34
"One More Time" (Romanthony's Unplugged) - 1:07:22
Something About Us (Love Theme from Interstella 5555) - 1:11:02

Daft Punk - Alive 1997 full album

1. WDPK part 1
2. Da Funk
3. Rollin' & Scratchin'
4. WDPK part 2
5. Alive

Little Boots - Motorway

Little Boots aka Victoria Christina Hesketh has got one of those voices that soothes your troubles away. Her second album - Nocturnes is due to come out in May and she has been gracious enough to release Motorway from that album. It is a simple love song about taking a trip with someone special ... a trip called love.


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DRUMS UPON DRUMS :: Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich - Bernie's Tune

Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich were legends on the drums. Gene was the first person inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame and Buddy has been called the world's greatest drummer. They only made 2 albums together. One, Krupa and Rich was released in 1955. Bernie's Tune is the only one on that album that they played together on. The result is incredible 14 minute drum battle interrupted occasionally by horns.

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Doctor P - Sweet Shop (Dj Butcher & CVRL Remix)

Nothing gets my undies in a wad like a good trap remix. Even before I clicked play, I knew that this was going to be a quality tune. For one, I love the original and this remix keeps and the good stuff but then adds in that sweet trap formula.

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Diplo can do no wrong in my eyes. Now, he has remixed a Hot Chip tune Major Lazer stylee and included all the bells and whistles. The builds and breakdowns on this one are so sick, I might have to call into work. Haha, but seriously - if you disagree let me know.


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The 1975 - Chocolate

Another Manchester (England not Tennessee) based band, The 1975 consists of Matthew Healy (vocals/guitar), Adam Hann (guitar), George Daniel (drums), and Ross MacDonald (bass). They have released two critically acclaimed four track EPs, Facedown and Sex. The 1975 explore themes of discovery and novelty in the more specific context of sex, love, drugs, hope, death, and fear ... and sometimes Chocolate.

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123Mrk - future garage

Bumpin tracks by 123Mrk

These three are my faves so far:

  • "Pleasure" - a fidgety, jumpin & bumpin track with pitched vocals and introspective breaks

  • "Untroubled" - futuristic slowjamz in a church made of space rock

  • "Unrest" - an optimistic track with an electric beat and uplifting vox-bassline




Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports (1978) Full Album

Track Listing
01 00:00 "1/1" (Acoustic and Electric Piano, Synthesizer)
02 16:50 "2/1" (Vocals, Synthesizer)
03 25:26 "1/2" (Vocals, Acoustic Piano)
04 37:09 "2/2" (Synthesizer Only)

Sunday morning .... need peace .... Brian Eno will do the trick.

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Sunday Soul: Jesse Ruben "We Can"

get up get out and do good. lotsa<3 SeriousStuff


Imagine Dragons - Radioactive

From the city of sin, Imagine Dragons bring us the dubstep inspired tune - Radioactive. Imagine Dragons came together in 2008 and joined Interscope Records in 2011 working closely with producer Alex Da Kid. In 2012, they released their album Night Visions and will continue touring in 2013 to support that album.

BONUS: Imagine Dragons - It's Time


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TRAP CORE :: Butch Clancy - A Beautiful Mind (download)

Who is Butch Clancy? A native of Detroit, making tunes for over a decade with an emphasis on the bass. Look for Butch to become more and more prominent in the near future.

DOWNLOAD: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialButchClancy/app_160430850678443

BONUS: Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks (Butch Clancy Dubstep Remix)


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JT DONALDSON - In Our Love (download)

A nice little disco dancing track to get you ready for your rock'n'roll Saturday <3


Lion Babe - Treat Me Like Fire (Star Slinger Bootleg Mix) (download)

Manchester based Star Slinger aka Darren Williams has done a fabulous rework of Lion Babe's Treat Me Like Fire. The vocals give this song so much soul. Williams has added an incredibly infectious beat and accompanying synth to make this one worth listening to over and over.

DOWNLOAD: https://soundcloud.com/starslingeruk/lion-babe-treat-me-like-fire-star-slinger-remix/download



1. Ben Pearce - What I Might Do
2. Tony Quattro - Doubt
3. Nina Kraviz - Ghetto Kraviz
4. Mak & Pasteman - Give It Up
5. Star Slinger - Ladies In The Back (Feat. Teki Latex)
6. Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments (Star Slinger Remix)
7. Diafrix - Helicopter (Star Slinger Remix)
8. Karma Kid - Its Always (Star Slinger Remix)
9. Bondax - Baby I Got That (Justin Martin Endless Summer Remix)
10. Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe (Star Slinger Via London Edit)
11. Doorly - Rush (Feat. Soraya Vivian)
12. French Fries - Yo Vogue
13. Star Slinger - Take This Up
14. Todd Edwards - The Stranger
15. LOL Boys - Changes (Star Slinger Remix)


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TUNE OF THE MONTH :: The Postal Service - Such Great Heights (Team Bayside High Bootleg) (download)

WOW! Team Bayside High have taken a great song from The Postal Service and made it their own. They didn't butcher the original, they took the best parts, "trapetized" them and made a song from these loops and samples. I've listened to this already many times in a row ... and I'm gonna keep rockin it because today is friday and I'm ready for the weekend!

DOWNLOAD: http://www.facebook.com/TeamBaysideHigh/app_220150904689418


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RHYE - "THE FALL" Remixes//givin me the bends

i might be on a kick... better than ice. this video is stupid amazing... i forgot to listen to the song - whoops. hey cutie.... SeriousStuff


JON MCXRO - Stay Open (Feat. Rhye)

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WE'RE JUST BABIES MAN :: Digable Planets - Examination of What

Digable Planets were truly a unique group. A product of Afrocentric hip hop popular in the early 1990's, the Planets had funk, soul, jazz and coolness. They only released two albums - Reachin'(A New Refutation of Time and Space) and Blowout Comb ... if you don't count the 2005 restrospective album. They are one of those groups that I can always listen to and I will immediately be transported back to my youth, with all my best laid plans before me.

BONUS: Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)

1. It's Good to Be Here
2. Pacifics (Sdtrk "N.Y. Is Red Hot")
3. Where I'm From
4. What Cool Breezes Do
5. Time & Space (A New Refutation Of)
6. Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
7. Last Of The Spiddyocks
8. Jimmi Diggin' Cats
9. La Femme Fetal
10. Escapism (Gettin' Free)

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Ta-ku - When I Met You

Twerk it ... work it ... drop it ... clock it! I have no idea what they are saying ... LOL! Great tune tho! Relevant - Ta-ku - Higher (Flume Remix)


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UNITED COLORS OF KYLE :: Kid Color - Pacemaker / Parallels EP (download)

Chicago's Kyle Woods aka Kid Color is a DJ, producer and all around nice guy. He's been on the scene for more than a few years spinning and making class A remixes. Today, he dropped his new EP - Pacemaker / Parallels ... with two new electro-tinged floor fillers. Parallels builds up into a cowbell laden goody bag then rebuilds to a nice synthfull melody. Pacemaker is a little slower. It reminds me of taking a ride on Lake Shore Drive on a breezy summers day.


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Obinna Onyemaechi Onwukwe AKA ID Crysis is a 20 year old producer born in Italy but based in London, he has been producing for 3 years, making tunes ranging from Dubstep to Progressive House, From Electro to Trap Music. Basically music is his first love. At the moment he is studying music technology at the University of West London and he has a lot plans and dreams for the future, make sure to keep an eye on him. He just released his new EP - Eruption.

According to ID Crysis - "This EP is about my newly refound confidence, that has let me release tunes that otherwise wouldn't have seen the light of the day. These are tracks ranging from Trap to Progressive House, accompanied by some Dubstep and Electro along the way. I know that this variety would be welcomed by some people and hated by others but that's just how I am, I listen to a lot of different kinds of music and I like experimenting with new genres, challenging myself all the time."


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RHYE "OPEN" remixes make me uncomfortable

i'm suffering from indecision again.. and just when you thought you'd had enough.... oh jeff samuel, you sly fox seriousstuff


Mogwai - Kids Will Be Skeletons

Mogwai are a Scottish post-rock band who have been around since 1995. Their style is synonymous with lengthy guitar-based instrumental pieces that feature dynamic contrast, melodic bass guitar lines, and heavy use of distortion and effects, as you'll hear in Kids Will Be Skeletons which is actually relatively short for a Mogwai tune. Kids Will Be Skeletons is from their 2003 album - Happy Songs For Happy People.

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POST EDM :: Five Knives - All Fall Down

In a post-apocalyptic future, the landscape will be ruled by aggro types on roller skates with baseball bats. The soundtrack will be provided by Nashville's Five Knives. Part punk, part electro, part industrial ... Five Knives are all hard-core. They are currently touring and will be part of the Van's Warped Tour starting in June.

You can download their entire premier EP The Rising at http://www.fiveknivesmusic.com/

BONUS: Five Knives - Messin With My Mind


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Röyskopp & Susanne Sundfor - Running To The Sea (Protohype & Carnage Remix)

It's been awhile since I've heard anything new from Röyskopp but today I came across this new track that's been remixed by Protohype & Carnage. This is truly one of those "wait for the drop" tunes ... without too much bass, but with enough carnage (no pun intended) for even the most introverted wallflower.

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[Full Download] Broken Heart 5 [EP]

The latest episode of the [Broken Heart EP] series has arrived. The Dozier puts on his love hat for one more round of the relationship music. Back on the roller coaster of love/hate, ups/downs, smiles/cries, he comes out with his Valentines Day special. Broken Heart 5 is much lighter than the previous installments, hinting that the failure past loves may no longer be haunting The Dozier, but his fury is just as vibrant as ever.

----Ghost Hand----


Azealia Banks - Harlem Shake remix


The Harlem Shake is everywhere! Azealia Banks has now jumped on board and brought us her own version of the infamous tune. As I predicted, expect this tune to have a long shelf life.

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REGGAE CLASSIC :: Toots and the Maytals - 54-46 That's My Number

The originators of Reggae music - in fact the first to use the word reggae (spelled "reggay") in the title of a song - Do The Reggay ... Toots and the Maytals have been performing for 40+ years.

Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, the frontman of the group, was born in May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica in 1945, the youngest of seven children. He grew up singing gospel music in a church choir, and moved to Kingston in 1958 at the age of thirteen. In 1961, Hibbert met Henry "Raleigh" Gordon and Nathaniel "Jerry" Mathias, forming a group whose early recordings were incorrectly attributed to "The Flames" and "The Vikings" in the UK by Island Records. The Maytals first had chart success recording for producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd at Studio One. With musical backing from Dodd's house band, The Skatalites, the Maytals' close-harmony gospel singing ensured success, overshadowing Dodd's other up-and-coming vocal group, The Wailers. After staying at Studio One for about two years, the group moved on to do sessions for Prince Buster before recording with Byron Lee in 1966.

With Lee, the Maytals won the first-ever Jamaican Independence Festival Popular Song Competition with their original song "Bam Bam" (later covered in a Dancehall style by Sister Nancy, and also by Yellowman in 1982). However, the group's musical career was interrupted in late 1966 when Hibbert was arrested and imprisoned for 18 months. He stated that he was not arrested for ganja, but while bailing a friend. He also stated that he made up the number 54-46 when writing 54-46 That's My Number about his time in jail.

BONUS: Toots and the Maytals - Pressure Drop / The Golden Tracks (full album)

1. 54-46 Was My Number
2. Revival Reggae
3. African Doctor
4. Take Me Home Country Roads
5. Funky Kingston
6. I Can't Believe
7. Revolution
8. Pressure Drop
9. Monkey Man
10. Gold And Silver
11. Redemption Song
12. Pomps And Pride
13. Time Enough
14. In The Dark
15. Peeping Tom
16. Love Gonna Walk Out On Me
17. She's My Scorcher
18. One Eyed Enos
19. Feel Alright
20. Thy Kingdom Come
21. It Must Be True Love
22. It's You
23. If You Act This Way
24. Monkey Girl

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VILLAGE x LIAR - DUST (download)

Romanians Village and Liar bring us another dubworthy track with DUST. Their sound is quite similar to Benga, so if you are a fan of good bass music - these guys are highly recommended. Make sure you check out the entire album Takeover by Village after the jump.

DOWNLOAD: https://soundcloud.com/villagemusik/village-x-liar-dust/download



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LOVE RULES :: Dirty South Joe & Flufftronix - Luvstep IV : A New Hope (download)

Dirty South Joe & Flufftronix are back with the 4th installation of Luvstep ... smoothed out luv on the dubstep tip! Not much to say about this way. Load it, drop it ... crank it!

DOWNLOAD: https://soundcloud.com/coolrecords/luvstepiv

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ONELOVE :: Imanos - Love Trap Vol. 2 (download)

It's Valentine's Day so call up your honey and invite her over to chill and warm each other with lots of love vibrations .... but first throw on DJ Imanos' Love Trap Vol. 2 to get the mood juices flowing ... and set adrift on sensual bliss! Thanks Imanos for this jammin set!

DOWNLOAD: http://www.facebook.com/DJImanoS/app_220150904689418

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JUST RELEASED :: NOMS feat. Padro - Connection (Moduloktopus reLove Remix) (download)

Just in time for that Lover's day of holidays, Boston's Moduloktopus has remixed NOMS feat. Padro - Connection. One part trap, one part bass, one part sexy ... and every part unique - this remix encapsulates that Moduloktopus hyphy styleee! Big ups bro and good looking out!

NOMS feat. Padro - Connection (Moduloktopus reLove Remix) from Michael Gold on Vimeo.

DOWNLOAD: http://www.facebook.com/Moduloktopus/app_220150904689418

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MUSIC IS MY MEDIUM :: Elton John - Your song (with lyrics)

"It's a little bit funny this feeling inside
I'm not one of those who can easily hide
I don't have much money but boy if I did
I'd buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show
I know it's not much but it's the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one's for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it's done
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you're in the world

I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well a few of the verses well they've got me quite cross
But the sun's been quite kind while I wrote this song
It's for people like you that keep it turned on

So excuse me forgetting but these things I do
You see I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue
Anyway the thing is what I really mean
Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen"

Sometimes I fumble with words ... they sound right in my head, but when I open my mouth to speak, it comes out completely wrong. I am grateful for artists like Elton John who can right what I want to say and put it with beautiful music and say everything that I want to say. I strive to write a song as simple and beautiful as this. I would sing it to my muse, the love of my life everyday. In the meantime, Miranda, this is for you. Please listen to the lyrics because they come from my heart.

your man,


IT'S A JAMES HOLDEN DAY :: James Holden SONAR (Sao Paulo) 12-05-2012

Sometimes you just want to unwind. Today, I sat through the first day at a new job. Lots of training videos on harrassment. You know the drill. I also had a killer headache the entire time. Then I finally get home and the power was off. I just wanted to relax and listen to some music. When the power finally did come back on I went on the search for a new James Holden mix. This guy always puts me in the right frame of mind.

James Holden will be playing on March 22nd in Chicago at Primary. Here's the info -

Migrashun & Primary Present: JAMES HOLDEN (UK)

James Holden (UK)
|| Border Community ||

Mathias Matthew (US)
|| Migrashun, Stasis Recordings, iElektronics ||

Jason Warth (US)
|| Migrashun, Curbed Recordings ||

5 W Division St
(between State St & Astor St)
Chicago, IL 60610
$10 B4 Midnight, $15 After


01. Seams - Punch
02. Massive Attack vs Mad Professor -- Three (Trinity Dub) [Wild Bunch]
03. Cut Copy -- Sun God (Andrew Weatherall Remix) [Modular]
04. Jeremy Greenspan -- Crown Princess [Jiaolong]
05. Das Ding -- H.S.T.A. [Minimal Wave]
06. Omar S -- Gunup Runup [Scion]
07. Joakim -- Find A Way (John Talabot Remix) [Tigersushi]
08. Luke Abbott -- Modern Driveway [Notown]
09. Etienne Jaumet -- Satori [Versatile]
10. Hanssen -- Airplaining (Luke Abbott Remix) [Innerflight Music]
11. Emeralds -- Does It Look Like I'm Here? (Daphni Mix 1) [Jiaolong]
12. Loose Fit -- Bolsena (Snoretex Remix) [Music Hath Charms]
13. Walls -- Sunporch [Kompakt]
14. Kate Wax -- I Knit You [Border Community]

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[Tempo Tuesday] The Dozier Himself - Different World / Red

The Second and Third Single From Tha Phantom VI: RedWhiteBlackGrey.
Different World is a mix of the colors "Red" and "Pink". This combination of color yields a Love Song in the mind of The Dozier Himself and he's taken to the canvas. The second song, Red, delves into a dark aspect of Dozier's mindset and experiences. Enjoy

Download Link:


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LOVESTEP :: Birdy - People Help The People (TIP's Sunken Hearts rework)

Seems like minimal soul / R & B is making waves these days. First, you have James Blake then Frank Ocean and now this ... the original song is pretty good, but DJ and Londoner TIP or Two Inch Punch has really amped up the soul on this Sunken Heart remix. Light the incense, slip into a bubble bath with a glass of red and crank this one up on repeat. Your soul will thank you!

BONUS: Jessie Ware - If You're Never Gonna Move. [T.I.P RMX]

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BEATPORT BLOG :: The 10 best house documentaries of all time

The history of House music goes way back. It's roots stretch to Chicago, Detroit, London, Baltimore and beyond. Angie Terrell at Beatport has put together a list of some great documentaries on House Music. If you are a fan of some form of electronic music, go check it out and learn your origins -


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NEW MUSIC :: The Postal Service - A Tattered Line of String

The internet is abuzz with news that The Postal Service will be re-uniting for a brief tour including a stop at Coachella. Sub-Pop is reissuing their 10th Anniversary edition of Give Up on April 9. The release includes this new track - A Tattered Line of String. I can't say that I'm really impressed with the track, but I am excited to see them tour again. Get your tickets now -

04/09/13 Tue – Reno NV @ Grand Sierra Theatre

04/10/13 Wed – Davis CA @ Mondavi Center

04/13/13 Sat – Indio CA @ Coachella

04/12/13 Fri – San Luis Obispo CA @ Madonna Expo Center (SOLD OUT)

04/18/13 Thu – Phoenix AZ @ Comerica Theatre

04/19/13 Fri – Las Vegas NV @ Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan

04/20/13 Sat – Indio CA @ Coachella

05/18/13 Sat – Manchester UK @ Academy 2 (SOLD OUT)

05/19/13 Sun – London UK @ Brixton Academy

05/20/13 Mon – London UK @ Brixton Academy (SOLD OUT)

05/21/13 Tues – Paris FR @ Trianon

05/23/13 Thu – Barcelona SP @ Primavera Soundwave

06/14/13 Fri – New York NY @ Barclays Center (SOLD OUT)

BONUS: The Postal Service - Give Up (full album)

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KING OF SWOON :: James Blake - Retrograde

Still fairly young on the scene, London-based James Blake has really carved out a niche for himself since his debut in 2009. Since then, he's had two big hits - Limit to Your Love and The Wilhelm Scream. In 2011, he was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and he's only just started. Retrograde is a sensual love jam, and like many of his songs, his voice overpowers the instruments and therefore becomes the focus.

His second album Overgrown will be released on April 8.

BONUS: James Blake - Retrograde (Mokhov Trip-hop Remix)


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MAKE LOVE NOT WAR :: Daft Punk - Make Love (HLM Remix) (download)

In anticipation of Valentine's day and Daft Punk's new album coming this spring, we bring you Make Love (HLM remix). It's been eight years since Daft Punk's last true solo album and with their collaborations and the Tron soundtrack they have more new fans than ever.

HLM a.k.a. Roberto Ross has more than 15 years of passion for house and electronic music. Some of his influences are Laidback Luke, Daft Punk, John Dahlback, Felix DA Housecat, Kaskade, and Armand Van Helden.

DOWNLOAD: https://soundcloud.com/dj_hlm/daft-punk-make-love-hlm-remix/download


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GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR :: Moon Boots - No One (download)

Some music just hits you in that sweet spot. It warms the heart and gets your feet shuffling. French Express artist Moon Boots has this down to a science. We've previously posted a lot of originals and remixes of this guy including the incredible Got Somebody. Where he's going from here is anyone's guess, but with boots like these he's clearly aiming for the sky.

DOWNLOAD: https://soundcloud.com/moonbootsmusic/no-one/download

BONUS: Moon Boots x Hard Candy: Liftoff Mixtape


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DE LA BONNE MUSIQUE :: Yelle - L'Amour Parfait

Wunderkind Julie Budet aka Yelle, is also the lead singer of the band Yelle along with Grandmarnier and Tepr. Ok, so at 30, she's not exactly a child, but her energy levels are that of an adolescent. Yelle struck gold in 2007 with their single A cause des garçons. Now the are back with L'Amour Parfait which literally translates to "A Prefect Love". Enchanted lyrics over retro-electro beats are the building blocks to this track. Keep your eye on the french for repeated goodness when it comes to music.

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AraabMUZIK - The Prince Is Coming

Big Ups to Abraham Orellana aka AraabMUZIK, one of the best hip hop / trap producers on the scene. We are eagerly awaiting his new album For Professional Use Only which is set to drop on 2/15. The Prince Is Coming is a banger which calls us to the sounds of the middle east. If you listen carefully, you can hear the sample "Woooo" from Busta Rhymes' "Wooooha, I got you all in check!"

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The Harlem Shake (numerous versions)

The Harlem Shake aka The Macarena for 2013 is the next viral dance hit. I predict several hundred more versions before we've seen the last of this. Enjoy!

and last but not least -

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TRANCE POWERHOUSE :: Craig Connelly (interview)

All things come in cycles. Trance music is not an exception. Once it was so overplayed, it dropped off the radar for a few years, but now it's been reborn. Craig Connelly is a trance DJ / Producer who started along with that second wave of trance. A fairly young fellow from Manchester UK, Craig has already worked with Gareth Emery and others. We had the chance to get an interview from his publicist -

Craig Connelly is one of those artists showing that you don’t need decades in the business to start punching with the heavyweights. He’s already gaining support from the likes of Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz, John O’Callaghan among many more.
This rising trance star is racking up the Beatport Top 10s, headlining gigs all over the world and has just been added to the ASOT600 line up… Big things are happening for Craig Connelly, we stole a few of his rare free moments for a chat!

So you’ve just returned from playing in Matla for Trancespotting for the first time, how was it different to playing in the UK?
It was quite different; the venue was in the centre of Malta and was a rather mixed crowd.
This month you are also playing Goodgreef’s Full on Fluoro party at Sankeys in your home town of Manchester with Paul Oakenfold, are you excited?
Yeah I can’t wait. I love playing at Sankeys, and it’s awesome to play to your closest fans. I owe them a lot so hopefully I’ll deliver a smashing set.
By day you’re doing the A&R for Gareth Emery's Garuda imprint tell us more about it?
Yeah I basically scout for new music for the label and work on the admin side of things. It’s a great job to have as I get to discuss music all day with other artists and help them release their tracks. Plus I get to release my own music on the label, which means I get more creative control over the release process.
Working with Gareth must mean you developed a relationship with him? Has he taught you anything you’ve found really useful?
Yes I’d say Gareth has been the biggest single influence in my career. I’ve learned so much already, from music ideas like how to execute really big productions to helping me to make the right decisions in my DJing career. The music industry can be a minefield and I’m really lucky to have Gareth around who has been there and done it all. And naturally supporting him on the Garuda shows is a dream come true.
When did you first begin exploring dance music, how were the main influences for you at the time?
My earliest dance music memories came from an under 18’s club in town where my friends and I would go every week. They used to play a collection of European dance and trance, at the time I didn’t really know what it was but I started to collect records and gain knowledge about the different genres. My earliest influence in Trance was probably Paul van Dyk as far back as 2001/2002.
What Tech are you using during your sets?
This is a funny question as I have a Traktor setup at home, but edit/make bootlegs my tracks in Ableton, but rely on CDJ-2000s as the players when I’m in clubs, so quite a mixed bag. Ultimately I’d like to take my Traktor setup to the shows when I can.
Did you start DJing or producing first, and which one do you prefer doing?
I guess It started with collecting records/DJing, but then production took hold and that’s all I ever find myself doing my spare time. It’s been like that for years now I guess, since I was 16/17, so I’ve been writing music for about 10 years. I don’t prefer either to be honest, they are very different and I love both. There’s nothing like playing a full club with people who love your records, but I’m also quite introvert and can spend 12 hours in the studio alone making music.
Over the past 12 months you’ve amassed a lot of Beatport tops tens, what did it feel like to hear that ‘Robot Wars’ had reached #1?
It was awesome, really good to see the hard work had paid off and people really dig my music.
Do you have a favourite club?
To play in it has to be Ministry of Sound in London. But to visit I’m not sure, I was always a big fan of Air in Birmingham.
If you could play in any country around the world with a set with any DJ, past or present, who and where would you chose and why?
It would be playing back to back with someone like James Zabiela, someone really technical. And probably on a beach in Ibiza. Sounds cliché but it would be awesome to play a big outdoor festival when it’s really warm.
You’re from Manchester so are you a Man City or Man United fan?
United. : )
Tea or Coffee?
Decaf coffee as I can’t drink caffine, it sends me loopy!!
Digital or Vinyl?
If I could play on vinyl forever I would but it’s just not feasible with the amount of editing I do in Ableton for my sets haha.
What can we expect to see from Craig Connelly in 2013?
Hopefully a string of original vocal tracks, I’m currently working on 5 new originals at the moment and a few remixes. Also I’d love to mix another Garuda compilation, maybe in the fall.

Craig Connelly - Like Whatever

Bartlett Bros & Ronnie Play - Massive (Craig Connelly Remix)

For more information on Craig visit - www.craigconnelly.net
Watch Craig Live @ Garuda, Warehouse Project - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIHgTuZLhOk&feature=youtu.be

Beatport #1 - Craig Connelly – Robot Wars (Garuda)

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/craigconnellymusic
Twitter - https://twitter.com/craig_garuda
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/craigconnelly
Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/user/CraigConnellyTV

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BRAINY MUSIC :: Einstein In A Patent Office EP

Einstein In A Patent Office is a one man downtempo project from Utah. Taking time away from his job as front-man / blues guitarist in his band JoJo & The Missionaries, Jackson Kelley has created an indelible EP of ambient tracks which include Fugue No. 1, Nightmare Music, Nadir, Em's Dirge and Koren Av Tag. His EP gets released in March on Swedish Label Mareld Records.

BONUS: Einsteininapo - JMB

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NEW MUSIC :: Xander The Great

I'm getting a lot of good music in my inbox lately. One of these emails came from Xander The Great, a two-piece from Egypt and the UK, but right currently residing in London. There is Xander and the other guy is called Ed (he was the singing kid in Sweeney Todd). Bloodhound starts off with guitar melody reminiscent of Chris Issak's Wicked Games, and Somewhere Tonight is a catchy love song that will score bonus points with the ladies. I hope that we get to here more of these guys in the future.

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LOVE Park - The revolution will grind

Everybody loves skate videos.. and Philly.. and public protest.. and LOVE This video essay inspires a fresh look at our urban design and silly babysitter laws. Check it. http://99percentinvisible.org/post/41291736390/episode-71-in-and-out-of-love ps a radio show is part of it too: seriousstuff


BMIR - Burning the man all day, everywhere

BMIR - one of the many radio stations of Black Rock City, Nevada aka BURNING MAN is running all year round with crass ass, slick info and bad beatz. check it http://www.bmir.org/



Underworld - Two Months Off

Remember when you'd go out to see your favorite DJ and dance your face off all night long. Then you'd head to the diner with your friends at 5 am before heading to the afterparty. This song reminds me of those times ... whether it was yesterday, two months off or ten years ago. Two Months Off was the first single from Underworld's album A Hundred Days Off released in 2002. This song is just wow! You hardly hear 9 minutes songs with such intensity these days ... seriously!

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The Avett Brothers - the folks aren't all old

I'm so over sons... lets get brotherly seriousstuff


ALL BALLZ NO BRAINS :: Hot Rod Lincoln Car Jump

This historic jump by stuntman Kenny Powers needs no explanation. Watch and learn ... what not to do!

BONUS: Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone

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Mary Lambert - More than hook and flesh

Garnering a tonne of attention for her role in singing the hook and WRITING the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis gay love anthem "Same Love", Mary Lambert is also becoming known for her large shadow, gay Christian identity and slammin soul poetry. But what about that voice? I for one knew I had to hear more than a handful of gorgeous but all too short bars in a mod-hip-hop track. So I searched for torrents. And then I found my soul, my conscience and her bandcamp page. And I PAID. You should too. http://marylambert.bandcamp.com/ seriousstuff

Lazy Rich & Hirshee ft. Amba Shepherd - Damage Control (Waxx Crooks Remix)

Hailing from OKC, Waxx Crooks are known for "making beeps and shit on the computer machine." They've used that machine to remix Damage by Lazy Rich & Hirshee for a Beatport contest. If you like what you hear, go a vote for them. They've already got my vote.


BONUS: Bjork - Mutual Core (Waxx Crooks Remix)


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SWIG A FIFTH :: Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven (Flight Facilities Edit)

Flight Facilities are an indie electro / nu disco DJ duo from Sydney, Australia. The duo consists of Hugo Stuart Gruzman and James "Jimmy" Nathan Lyell. They have worked for Bag Raiders, Toecutter and Sneaky Sound System. Here, they present a great reworking of Walter Murphy's classic A Fifth Of Beethoven ... extending the original and tweeking some of the sounds.

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Deadboy's Valentine's Day Special

Wifey: Deadboy Valentine's Day Special by Wifey on Mixcloud

Deadboy presents us a romantic mix just in time for Valentine's Day. So pull your honey close, light a fire and cuddle up close while you wile away the hours making love to these sweets sounds.

DOWNLOAD: http://www.mediafire.com/?jjjwexp1t2z7t3x

1) SWV - Weak (Acapella)
2) ???
3) Hall & Oates - Out of Touch
4) Shontelle - T-Shirt (Crazy Cousinz vocal remix)
5) Chaka Khan - I Feel For You (album version)
6) Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U (official remix on the CDS)
7) Doolally - Straight From The Heart (Unknown Remix) ???
8) ???
9) Teedra Moses - R U 4 Real
10) Ginuwine - Pony (Unknown Remix)
11) Cassie - Kiss Me
12) ???
13) Prince - I Would Kill 4 U
14) Miss Fire - Taker Off Your Clothes (Burgaboy remix)
15) Mr. Figz - Rain [Remix of SWV]
16) Platters - Only You
17) Ashanti - Only U
18) Nookie - Only You
19) Kill Frenzy - We Belong Together [Remix of Mariah Carey]
20) Pat Benatar - Love Is a Battlefield
21) Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You

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[New Release] Curren$y - New Jet City [Jet Life]

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The front runner of the Jet Life movement Curren$y aka Spitta Andretti dropped his highly anticipated mixtape [New Jet City] yesterday right before the Superbowl. This tape is definitely more flashy for Spitta's usual style..having an album feel to it rather a mixtape. He's brought his usual subjects, wit, and weed..not to mention some heavy named features like Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Jadakiss just to name a few.

----Ghost Hand----

Marky Monday - Bodhi brings the Good Vibrations

Every day should be Monday seriousstuff


Opiou, Tipper, Eskmo, Spoonbill - the Melbourne dance party that did

Melbourne Music Week pulled together an amazing show with Opiou, Spoonbill, Tipper and Eskmo (and Beats Antique) in November. It was so good it took me until now to recover enough to share.. seriousstuff

Helios - soundtrack of my heart

Just try to not believe in all that is good and pure seriousstuff


James Lavelle Presents UNKLE Sounds - The End Part 1

The mastermind behind UNKLE, James Lavelle has mixed us some of his best tunes and remixes. UNKLE has been around since 1994 in one form or another. They've collaborated with such greats as Money Mark, DJ Shadow, Thom Yorke, Mike D, Kool G Rap, Jason Newsted, Richard Ashcroft, Badly Drawn Boy and Ian Astbury.

James Lavelle Presents UNKLE Sounds – The End Pt. 1

Mix by James Lavelle
Engineered and edited by Paul Rogers

1. Intro
2. Trouble In Paradise – UNKLE
3. Let The Lord Shine A Light On Me (UNKLE Remix) – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
4. F.E.A.R. (UNKLE Remix) – Ian Brown
5. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (A Cappella) – Daft Punk
6. Restless (16 Bit Lolitas Remix) – UNKLE
7. The Runaway (A Cappella) – UNKLE
8. Natural Selection (Future Beat Alliance Remix) – UNKLE
9. The Answer (Trentemøller Remix) – UNKLE
10. Reign (String Reprise) – UNKLE
11. Reign (King Unique Remix) – UNKLE
12. No One Knows (A Cappella) – Queens Of The Stone Age
13. Money And Run (16 Bit Lolitas Remix) – UNKLE
14. Heavy Drug (Album Version) – UNKLE
15. Heavy Drug (King Unique Remix) – UNKLE
16. Heavy Drug (Future Beat Alliance Remix) – UNKLE
17. Heavy Drug (Fergie Remix) – UNKLE
18. Follow Me Down – UNKLE
19. 24 Frames (Redux) – UNKLE
20. Tomorrow Never Knows (A Cappella) – The Beatles
21. The Dog Is Black (Barry Jamieson Remix) – UNKLE
22. Heaven (Charlie May Remix) – UNKLE
23. Sayonara – UNKLE
24. Burn My Shadow (A Cappella) – UNKLE
25. In A State/God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters – UNKLE/Moby


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