Band of Horses – “The Funeral (Butch Clancy Remix)” For the past few months I’ve been listening to non-stop progressive house and hating on dubstep, calling it “insolent noise”. I recently moved to San Francisco via LA and met a new friend who is a dubstep fanatic…he’s opened my eyes to the dubstep movement. He … Continue reading
Calvin Harris – “Feel So Close (Radio Rip)” Here’s a radio rip of Calvin Harris’s new hit single “Feels So Good”, to be released on August 24. I can’t wait for the extended mix.
Austin Eterno – “I Remember Shelter (The xx vs. Deadmau5 & Kaskade)” Normally I really don’t like mash-ups of any sort. I don’t know who Austin Eterno is, but I’ve never heard a more perfect mashup of vocals, synths, and guitar than his chill house mashup of The xx, Deadmau5, and Kaskade, called “I Remember … Continue reading
Silent Rider – “I Was a Bomb” I’m really excited about this new dubstep/trip-hop influenced duo, Silent Rider (Reed Kackley & Michael Santiago), from New York. They produced a beautiful music video for their first single “I Was a Bomb”, and are currently working on putting on a concert and producing a full-length album. Silent … Continue reading
Caribou – “Sun (Pyramid Remix)” Altrice – “Only What You Gave Me” Caribou’s 2010 album release, Swim, is in my top 5 favorite albums of all time. Daniel Snaith (of Caribou) is absolutely brilliant, and every single track in Swim is perfectly complex and perfectly placed in relation to the other tracks. This is one of … Continue reading
Nadia Ali, Starkillers, & Alex Kenji – “Pressure (Alesso Remix)” Here’s a weekend jam…an Alesso remix of “Pressure” by Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji. Alesso is an 18-year old Swedish producer/DJ who has been making waves on the electronic dance music scene for the past year or so. EDM playboys like Avicii, Tiesto, Axwell, … Continue reading
The Naked and Famous – “Young Blood (Futurecop! Remix)” The Naked and Famous – “Punching In A Dream” I posted about The Naked and Famous a while back, and just found this relatively new remix by the British duo, Futurecop! (20-something year olds Manzur Iqbal and Peter Carrol). In my opinion, the remix is a little … Continue reading
Beach House – “White Moon (iTunes Session)” Beach House – “White Moon (JAQUES Remix)” Beach house is one of my favorite groups ever. I can’t tell you how many times I listened to their highly praised 2010 release Teen Dream and got completely lost in every track. It’s a perfect album, and I’m certainly not alone … Continue reading
Friendly Fires – “Jump In The Pool” Alright, my apologies for being so spotty with posts recently…I’ve been quite busy traveling around. I was on a West Coast tour visiting friends: hit San Francisco, Seattle, and then, one of my favorite cities for its food, drink, and music, Portland, OR. Before all of that, I … Continue reading
Lusine – “Two Dots” This Saturday morning in LA is particularly dreary (relatively speaking, of course…I sense rain on the horizon, but that doesn’t happen much here). That said, I woke up this morning ready to just sit down with my new book —The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera — and some nice calming music. … Continue reading
Delorean – “Grow (Taragana Pyjarama Remix)” I’ve had a visitor in town for the past week so I’ve been a little off my game in terms of keeping up with posts. Now I’m back at it. I just found a new and unique remix of Delorean’s “Grow”, one of my favorite songs of all time, … Continue reading
The Wombats – “Techno Fan (Afrojack Remix)” Here’s a jam for Friday. One of my favorite Dutch DJs, Afrojack, remixed this song by The Wombats and filled it with an electric energy. This song doesn’t follow suit with Afrojack’s typical style. But it’s clear that he has such an ear for making unbelievable electronic songs … Continue reading
Phoenix – “Fences (Def Starr Remix)” Daft Punk – “Something About Us (Def Starr Version)” I love sitting in the dark and listening to music through my headphones before I go to sleep. With the right music selections, there’s nothing more relaxing. Def Starr remixes are some of my favorite songs for the darkness. The … Continue reading
Rebecca & Fiona – “Bullets (Club Edit)” Rebecca & Fiona – “Luminary Ones” Rebecca & Fiona – “Bullets (Adrian Lux & Nause Club Remix)” Rebecca Scheja and Fiona Fitzpatrick merged over a shared interest in music. Now the duo, known as Rebecca & Fiona, are the queens of Stockholm’s club scene. They released their hit … Continue reading
Deadmau5 – “Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Extended Remix)” I posted about Madeon, the 16 year old music phenom from France, a few days ago. Here’s another banger he’s put out, and it’s not just a bootleg remix. His remix of Deadmau5’s “Raise Your Weapon” has been released as an official remix on Mau5trap. I’d say … Continue reading
Ellie Goulding – “Lights (Bassnectar Remix)” I love everything about Ellie Goulding. She’s a talented pop goddess who is forward thinking and always in touch with trends in electronic music. Here’s one of my favorite Ellie Goulding remixes by Bassnectar…filled with the perfect amount of energy to prep for the weekend.
The xx – “Crystalised (Dark Sky Remix)” Since September 2007, I’ve been organizing my playlists by month. Each monthly playlist is filled with my favorite songs that I find within the month. Since I listen to music during just about every waking hour, my mood during a given month is heavily reflected in my song … Continue reading
Purity Ring – “Ungirthed” Purity Ring – “Lofticries” I keep my music fresh by keeping monthly playlists filled with all of my favorite tracks found within that month. I was doing one last sweep to end May with a bang and was quite successful. One of my discoveries — and maybe I’m a little late … Continue reading
The Whitest Boy Alive – “Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)” Hot Chip – “Colours (Fred Falke Remix)” It’s Friday, time to get in the mood. Fred Falke is responsible for my beautiful addiction to electronic music. These are two of my favorite — albeit dated — remixes by Fred Falke. If you don’t start moving … Continue reading
Yelle – “Que Veux-Tu (Madeon Extended Remix)” Madeon is a 16-year-old child prodigy from France who has been putting out really impressive progressive House-Disco music. What I would give for his skill at such a young age…or any age, for that matter.
Nightmares on Wax – “Flip Ya Lid” I just got back home from Bay to Breakers, San Francisco’s crazy street parade (well, technically a 5 mile race) where everyone dresses up, gets f’ed up, dances throughout the streets, parties in the parks, etc. After waking up at 6 a.m. on Sunday to pre-game with tequila … Continue reading
The xx – “VCR (Four Tet Remix)” Here’s a great rendition of The xx’s “VCR” by Four Tet. I like the fuzziness of the song, it makes the song consume you.
Duck Sauce – “Barbra Streisand” Chromeo – “Hot Mess feat. Elly Jackson (Duck Sauce Remix)” Armand Van Helden and A-Trak teamed up to make Duck Sauce. I had the pleasure of seeing them perform in the Sahara Tent at Coachella this year and it was, undoubtedly, one of my favorite shows of the weekend. They … Continue reading
Example – “Kickstarts (Myndset Remix)” Myndset is spitting out great remixes left and right. When you read interviews with some of the best remix artists — RAC (Remix Artists Collective), Fred Falke, Breakbot, etc. — they all say that they try to enhance the song without taking away its best characteristics. Myndset has the same … Continue reading
Adele – “Rolling In The Deep (Villa Remix)” Adele – “Rolling In The Deep (The Soundmen Remix)” There are too many “Rolling in the Deep” remixes to keep track of, and I haven’t heard many that really stick with me. Here are a few that I think add something extra without taking away from the … Continue reading