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Band of Horses – “The Funeral (Butch Clancy Remix)”

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

Austin Eterno – “I Remember Shelter (The xx vs. Deadmau5 & Kaskade)”

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

Caribou – “Sun (Pyramid Remix)”

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

Tor // Illinoize

Tor / Sufjan Stevens – “The Dress Looks Nice on You / Make You Feel That Way (f. Gift of Gab)” Tor / Sufjan Stevens – “The Tallest Man / I Like It (f. Grand Puba)” I rarely play my music on shuffle. This morning, as I was searching for something to post about, I … Continue reading

Alex Kenji, Starkillers, Nadia Ali – “Pressure (Alesso Remix)”

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 – “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 (JAQUES Remix)”

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

Delorean – “Grow (Taragana Pyjarama Remix)”

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)”

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

Nina Simone – “Baltimore (Ex-Friendly Re-edit)”

Nina Simone – “Baltimore (Ex-Friendly Re-edit)” This re-edit of Nina Simone’s “Baltimore” is one of my all time favorites and fits almost any mood or situation. I hate the fact that I haven’t quite found the time to delve in to the genre of reggae but, like hip-hop, I love how the repetitive beat and … Continue reading

Def Starr Remixes of Phoenix and Daft Punk

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, electronic goddesses of Stockholm

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)”

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)”

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)”

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

Fred Falke jams for the weekend

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)”

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.

The xx – “VCR (Four Tet Remix)”

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 for the weekend

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)”

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” Remixes

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

Angus & Julia Stone – “Big Jet Plane (Michael Brun Bootleg)”

Angus & Julia Stone – “Big Jet Plane (Michael Brun Bootleg)” Although I do enjoy it once and a while, I’m not the biggest fan of folky vocal music. I have a theory that people who are brought up listening to artists like Bob Dylan are more drawn to lyric based folk music in their … Continue reading

Cut Copy remixes Miracles Club “Light of Love”

The Miracles Club – “Light of Love (Cut Copy Re-vision)” Cut Copy has a new favorite group: Portland, OR “psych-house” group, the Miracles Club. In fact, Cut Copy, who have not remixed a song for two years, are so infatuated with the group that they’ve released a whole “‘Light of Love’ Remixes – EP” on … Continue reading

Skrillex – “All I Ask Of You (Myndset Remix)”

Skrillex – “All I Ask Of You (Myndset Remix)” I, personally, find most of Skrillex’s dubstep to be a bit too aggressive to enjoy, even in the right setting (i.e. live at Coachella). However, I love this Myndset remix of “All I Ask Of You”. I’m always happy when I find another jam to add … Continue reading

Oh Land

Oh Land – “Sun of a Gun” Oh Land – “White Nights” Oh Land – “Helicopter” Oh Land – “Sun of a Gun (Live)”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-XSxhXghN4 Oh Land – “White Nights (Twin Shadow remix)” Oh Land – “Sun of a Gun (Savage Skulls Remix)” If you haven’t heard of Oh Land, you should do some serious research. … Continue reading