Trials + Tribulations

March 31, 2009, 8:08 am
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Threadless Tee-V has a chat with Cut Copy, answering questions from people on the Threadless community.

I DJ, You DJ
March 31, 2009, 6:18 am
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l_e0f5d4afb60d42f9a1929b9b3bc391caEveryone’s been making a fuss over Oh Snap!!’s new EP Bill Cosby and the Kazey & Bulldog remix of the title track. It is good, but I am really loving the other new song on the EP, “Everyone’s a DJ,” especially the Edu K remix. It’s funny because it’s true. I love his voice and, of course, the lyrics.

Oh Snap!! – Everyone’s a DJ (Edu K Remix)

Four Winds Blowin’ in Her Hair
March 30, 2009, 10:41 am
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img012-copy2Most people probably never wanted this to happen. Ever. These people are, of course, Bright Eyes fans. But Brandon Flowers and co. covered Bright Eyes’ lead single from Cassadaga, “Four Winds” to mixed results. I think it’s a very clever reinvention of the lyrics, which actually sound like something Flowers would think up if he had a little more experience. The instrumental treatment is meh at best. See for yourself.

The Killers – Four Winds (Bright Eyes cover)

Run For Yr Life
March 30, 2009, 4:39 am
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run1I’ve done running mixes before, but this one is different. All of these are songs that you probably wouldn’t want to run at night to. They’re the kind of songs that make you think somebody, or something, is following behind you as you run. That turn your sweat cold. I haven’t got a lot of songs, maybe you have a suggestion? Something that would compel you to run and creep you out.

Liars – Let’s Not Wrestle Mt. Heart Attack

La Roux – In for the Kill (Foamo’s Skream Remix Bootleg)

The Knife – Marble House (Dave Sitek Remix)

Justice – Stress (Auto Remix)

Klaxons – Atlantis to Interzone (Screendeath Remix)

HEALTH – Triceratops (CFCF Remix)

Love to Keep it Moving
March 29, 2009, 12:43 pm
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3371917114_df6890a7a0_b1Ever since I saw Rye Rye I’ve been trying to get a hold of everything she sings on until her mixtape comes out. She doesn’t have too much stuff, especially her own. She’s sung for quite a few guys, like The Count & Sinden, Diplo, and Blaqstarr. I found this remix of “Shake it to the Ground” which is really really hot.

Blaqstarr feat. Rye Rye – Shake it to the Ground (Switch & Santigold Remix)

Alphabet of Desire
March 28, 2009, 7:51 am
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beatkix1Last night a friend of mine and I started an informal dance party for all of our friends at her house. Don’t know how long it’ll go on for but it’s a lot of fun just playing tracks for friends and dancing around, having the cops called on you, and staying up way too late. Our DJ set ended up going on for about 3 1/2 hours. It was intense!! Here’s a few of the tracks that really got people acting stupid.

Hot Chip – Shake it Over and Over (Diplo Remix)

The Count and Sinden – Beeper (Fake Blood Remix)

Yuksek – Extraball (CK 90’s Hip House Remix)

Future Perfect
March 27, 2009, 8:27 am
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2106458930_582667f847_o1When John Maclean isn’t making sweet new music with Nancy Whang as Juan Maclean, he’s DJing around the world. He made a special little mix for magzine XLR8R. This one’s got some great tracks on it, including his incredibly awesome single “Happy House.”

♫ The Juan Maclean – Future Perfect Mix

01 Hawkwind – “10 Seconds of Forever” – (United Artists Records)
02 The Juan MacLean – “The Simple Life” – (DFA)
03 Force Of Nature – “I-Ight” – (Mule Music)
04 Putsch 79 – “Gibson” – (White Label)
05 Hercules and Love Affair – “Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix)” – (DFA)
06 Todd Terje – “Wanda Rode Again” – (RVNG)
07 Cashmere – “Say U Will” – (Data Records)
08 The Reese Project – “Direct Me (Joey Negro Remix)” – (Network)
09 The Juan MacLean – “Happy House” – (DFA)
10 Soulwax – “NY Excuse (NY Lipps Version)” – (PIAS)
11 Charles B – “Lack Of Love” – (Desire Records)

Do Tha Washin’ Machine
March 27, 2009, 7:16 am
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albumI’d completely forgotten about this song and how fun it is. I love Teki Latex (even though I can’t understand more than half his songs) but this Spank Rock remix of “Disco Dance With You” is one of my all-time favorites.

Disco Dance With You (Spank Rock Remix ft. Amanda Blank)

Bonus: Disco Dance With You (Para One Remix)

Life After Sundown
March 26, 2009, 9:33 am
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2802968431_ee211ec3e9_oHere’s a remix of Glass Candy’s already awesome track “Life After Sundown” by Portland’s E*Rock (brother to one of the dudes in Ratatat, owner of Audio Dregs etc.)

Glass Candy – Life After Sundown (E*Rock Remix)

Heathcliff, It’s Me Cathy
March 26, 2009, 9:01 am
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Photo by Sarah Meadows

Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights

Because we’re reading it in my English lit class, and because Kate Bush is awesome.

The Decemberists – Wuthering Heights

Because Petra Haden makes a good Kate Bush.