One of the few blokes we would trust with such a classic. A.Skillz does it again with a fresh remix of the iconic J5 track.
“Karma” is your daily dose of instagramwave. The track by Germans Weekend Wolves is the same sort of hazy electro bounce that’s become 2011 de rigueur; but although WW sound like over 9000 other similar acts “Karma”, the track, is great and will draw you into its dreamy synth jives in a snap. Snap!Weekend Wolves – Karma
So Born This Way is terrible. Track by track the record is a study in what happens when a writer overreaches his/her abilities. Shittly formed swings at “anthems” and “game changers” or a “new kind of sound”, etc. Part of me still feels (and this is probably crazy) that Gaga somehow tanked LP 2 on purpose and that it’s failure is part of some broader narrative arc. Anyway, one of the biggest shitbrick offenders on Born This Way is “Yoü And I”; here current blogoverse darlings Metronomy do their best to shine up the garbaggio track. The Metronomy crew take the track to a darker more monochromatic place. The mix sounds “pretty good”, definitely far more listenable than the original. Give it a spin. (HCM)Lady Gaga – Yoü And I (Metronomy Remix)
So, it wasn’t until maybe 18 months after Flo Rida came out that I realised his name was just “Florida” split apart. Genius. Here Mr. Rida (the dude that can turn ocean to drank) jumps on Avicii’s “Levels”, and it’s well…. you’ll just have to listen. (DoML)Flo Rida – Good Feeling
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Everyone who has the chance to spend an extended period of time in Los Angeles should make it a point to visit the Autry Museum of Southwestern Heritage, where The Dodos and Luyas played on Saturday, August 27th. Located right next to the zoo at the southeastern corner of Griffith Park, the museum includes a bevy of Native American artifacts, paintings by the 19th century landscape artists Thomas Moran and Alfred Bierstadt (who worked in many of the same Yosemite locations as Ansel Adams), and even a recreated saloon town. Both bands played in the atrium on the bottom floor to an engaged audience of a couple hundred.
The Luyas drove all the way from Montreal to play on Saturday! It seems an odd choice to begin a tour 3,500 miles from home, but lead singer Jessie Stein remarked between songs that Los Angeles was the only place besides Montreal where the band feels at home. She brings a quirky, Miranda July quality to her performance, experimenting with intonations, even whispering large patches of lyrics. Drummer Stefan Schneider plays with an excellent math rock style, and French horn player Pietro Amato has played with Bell Orchestre and Arcade Fire. Stein’s guitar went mute for a minute during the set, but the band played through and the audience enjoyed the improvisation. Be sure to check out their Too Beautiful to Work LP, which was released via Dead Oceans in February.
DJ cut between sets: “Point That Thing Somewhere Else” by The Clean
The Dodos capitalized off of the energy built during Luyas’ set, as it’s apparent that the bands share many of the same fans. Guitarist Meric Long and Drummer Logan Kroeber maintain a lot of energy without coming off as over-the-top. The two mesh well together. While Luyas’ features more of a rise and fall of action, the Dodos take the best from Neutral Milk Hotel in that even their softest sound has a roughness and intensity to it. If WU FLY plays self-described heavy pop, Dodos play ‘super jangle’. The selections off No Color were interpreted with pinpoint accuracy and the audience loving every minute. Late in the set, Amato joined in for a French horn solo from the concourse above, which was the highlight of the set. A strong showing by the lads from San Francisco. Contributed by Chris GedosThe Dodos – Don’t Try and Hide It (Facebook) The Luyas – Too Beautiful to Work (Official)
“Golden Haze” is the title track off Wild Nothing’s October 2010 EP. Known under the moniker Wild Nothing, Virginia native, Jack Tatum, delivers an emotionally eclectic group of tracks similar to his first album, Gemini. Golden Haze, like its predecessor, offers shoegazy, delicately produced indie pop songs. The undercurrents of “Golden Haze” radiate the influence of Johnny Marr and give us further insight into the guitar-driven monologues that have made Wild Nothing so communicable. Contributed by Trevor MeyerWild Nothing – Golden Haze
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What’s up fam?! We’re just jamming to this week’s mix and wanted to give you the chance too! We’ve been hosting a weekly 30 minute new music slot on Virgin Mobile Live, spinning our favorite records of the week plus tracks past and breaking… special guests, interviews and performances aren’t strangers either. This week we had Bruce Rave in the studio and dropped some seriously fresh stuff! Tracklist is after the jump. GET INTO IT!
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Electro superstar Feed Me dropped new track “Cott’s Face” on his soundcloud earlier today. Mr. Me does not disappoint on the track serving up a rather generous helping of the heavy melodic beats that make his shit so awesome.
Fresh from the boards of Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show to your ears (c/o DoML) It’s Niki & the Dove, it’s SHM. You’re gonna want to turn this one way up.Niki & The Dove – Mother Protect (Swedish House Mafia Bootleg)