John Dahlback – Take This Thing Back [Rising Music]

Chris Lake‘s label Rising Music is proud to present it’s 50th release from Swedish producer John Dahlback. Undoubtedly, 2012 has been John Dahlback’s most ambitions year to date, unleashing original gems each and every month, performing on a rigorous international tour and even staring his own weekly podcast “Mutants Radio Podcast”. Dahlback’s infectious enthusiasm for electronic dance music comes across in all of his singles and “Take This Thing Back” is no exception. A technically progressive anthem with electro-infused bass lines, all the while full of signature Dahlback flavour.

John Dahlback
Take Thing Back(Original)

If that wasn’t enough, UK producer Jacques Lu Cont hands in his brilliance for a much more complex, chaotic yet satisfying rendition of “Take This Thing Back”.

John Dahlback
Take This Thing Back (Jacques Lu Cont)

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[Future Trill] Sexytime – Naked Poetry EP

Sexytime is one of the most original new collaborations in the vast realm of bass music. When west coast savant Mimosa came together with Brooklyn producer Sleepyhead they knew they wanted to go for a whole new sound. Forgoing the typical aggressive, harsh synths of their counterparts these two decided to take the high road with this one. In a very nice experimental, chilled out take on “sexy bass music”, Sexytime has created a unique statement with their debut Naked Poetry EP. The new sound these guys are pioneering simultaneously chills out the brain while moving the feet into a frenzy. You can listen to their album below or pick it up on iTunes here.

Tracks such as “Sour Grapes” and “You Can’t Hide” are great examples of the new juke or “trill” style most commonly heard in their live show. Their NYC show at underground artsy club W.I.P. (Work In Progress) was filled with high energy tracks like these and packed with beautiful people on all sides. All the while Sexytime kept their swagger gangster on the decks, head bobbing and setting the party on fire. Be sure to keep up with this talented duo to catch their live show because it is not to be missed! You can get a taste for their style with the video for “Lost In Translation” below as premiered on Jay-Z’s Life + Times site. Keep it sexy!

Lost In Translation
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[Download] Nicolas Jaar – Essential Mix

If there is ONE mix you need to listen to this year, it will undoubtedly be this one. The new two hour long Essential Mix by Chilean New York Native, Nicolas Jaar is nothing short of breathtaking. Jaar emotional approach to experimenting with sounds or silence for that matter, brings a level of creativity very few can match. He explains:

“I’ve watched Jurassic Park twice in my life – once when I was six and the second time a couple of weeks ago. It inspired me to think about how gaps in time change our way of perceiving.”

This adventurous tracklist comprised of two hours of music, may seem random at first glance, but results into a wave of coherent minimalism in layers of ambient music, classically inclined electronica, all wrapped up in soft but tangible drum patterns. You will hear Jay-Z, Aphex Twin, Marvin Gaye, Just Friends, My Girl and Me (probably Jaar), *NSYNC and a number of Jaar-related tracks and edits.

Nicolas Jaar
Essential Mix (05

01. Nicolas Jaar & Maceo Plex – Gravy Train (Nicolas Jaar Remix) [Get Physical Music]
02. Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise [Clown & Sunset]
03. Laxx & Farkas – Creature
04. Nicolas Jaar – Don’t Break My Love [Clown & Sunset]

05. Angelo Badalamenti – Conversation On Twin Peaks [Warner Bros]
06. The Brothers Four – Greenfields [Columbia]
07. Jay-Z – My First Song (Acapella) [Roc-A- Fella]
08. Jonny Greenwood – There Will Be Blood [NONESUCH]
09. Los Ángeles Negros – Tu Y Tu Mirar… Yo Y Mi Cancion [Harmless]
10. LaShun Pace – It’s Me Oh Lord (Acapella Praise) [Shanachie]
11. Jonny Greenwood – Open Spaces [NONESUCH]
12. Pearson Sound – Footloose [Pearson Sound]
13. The Electric Prunes – Holy Are You (There Is No God Edit) [Reprise]
14. Aphex Twin – Ziggomatic 17 [WARP]
15. Keith Jarrett – Tokyo, November 14 (Encore) [ECM Records]
16. My Girl And Me – Always Back To You (feat. Lorraine) [Unknown]
17. Vera November – Last Night Together (You’re Coming Back Edit) [Rough Trade]
18. Nikita Quasim – L’amour L’après Midi [Clown and Sunset]
19. Nikita Quasim – The Way I Felt Today [Clown and Sunset]
20. Feist – Caught A Long Wind [Polydor]
21. Shigeru Umebayashi – Yumeji’s Theme (In The Mood For Love) [In The Mood For Love OST, Higher Octave OmTown]
22. *NSYNC – It Makes Me Ill (Edit) [JIVE]
23. Unknown – Unknown
24. Charles Mingus – Myself When I’m Real [IMPULSE]
25. Bill Callahan – America! [DRAG CITY]
26. The Field – The Little Heart Beats So Fast [Kompakt]
27. Sneaky Sound System – Always By Your Side (Nicolas Jaar Remix) [Modular]
28. Just Friends – Avalanche [Unknown]
29. Pavla + Noura – Don’t Owe Me A Thing [The Prism, Clown and Sunset]
30. Acid Pauli – La Voz Tan Tierna [Clown and Sunset]
31. Igor Wakhevitch – Taddy’s Dream: Ramallah’s Road [Pathé Marconi EMI]
32. Nikita Quasim – Derridu [Unknown]
33. Beyoncé Knowles – 1+1 [Columbia]
34. Anouar Brahem – Vague / E La Nave Va [ECM]
35. Rio Grande – Let’s Groove (Tonight Edit) [Unknown]
36. Gonzales – Manifesto [Sunnyside]
37. The Grass Roots – Let’s Live For Today (Learn To Live Edit) [Dunhill]
38. Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues (Sk Edit) [TAMLA]
39. Man Friday – Real Love (The Paradise Garage Mix) (feat. Larry Levan) [Nite Grooves]
40. DJ Slugo – What That Do [Subterranean Playhouse]
41. Ricardo Villalobos – What You Say Is More Than I Can Say [Playhouse]
42. Untitled – Untitled [Unknown]
43. Nicolas Jaar – The Student [Wolf & Lamb]

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Sigur Ros – Ég Anda

‘Eg Anda’ is a spectacular cut from Sigur Ros highly anticipated new album Valtari. Delivering a serenity of spacey aquatic sounds serving as a landscape for the vocals to come through, ‘Eg Anda’ is another example of why there is so much buzz for the album.

Sigur Ros
Ég Anda

You will be able to buy/download Valtari on the 29th of May 2012.

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[New] Yeasayer – Henrietta

The psychedelic experiments from Brooklyn-based group Yeasayer return with a new song titled “Henrietta”. We All Want Someone To Shout For, reports that the tune appeared online shortly after physical copies of the CD were sent to fans on the band’s mailing list.

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A simple idea. Gather 23 music blogs for 23 summery tracks, compile and effortlessly mix each tune into a wonderful and refreshing summer mixtape. And our friends at dailybeatz have done just that (for the thrid year in a row).

We present you with one of the most eclectic hour long mixtapes you will ever hear. Hazy indie rock, sharp and clean bouncy pop, jazz, hip/hop to even some gritty electronic music. We all have a different definition of what a summer song is for us, and clearly so do all the 23 music blogs that participated this year.

Enjoy A Blogwave Summer: Volume Three. You can head over to dailybeatz to download it for free.

A Blogwave Summer: Volume Three


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Gold Panda – Mountain/Financial District

Following the release of his hugely acclaimed debut LP ‘Lucky Shiner’ back in 2010, a record that won The Guardian’s First Album Award , Gold Panda – has announced a new 7” ‘Mountain/Financial District’ and a selected tour of live dates and festival appearances.

Listen to both tracks below

Financial District

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