The xx – Last Christmas (Wham! Cover)

In the time that we’ve known them, The xx have operated from behind a wall of shadows. Their music is dark, smoky, low-key and as much about the pauses and silences as the pain-tinged lyrics. The band revels in nondescript solitude. Because of this, when we heard that they covered Wham!‘s classic “Last Christmas” song for BBC 1′s Live Lounge, our ears perked up immediately. Granted the George Michael-written tune is a somber one, it’s still a holiday staple blared amongst all the seasonal good tidings. The xx take on the carol like we sort of expected them to. See for yourself below:

The xx
Last Christmas (Live on BBC Radio 1s Live Lounge)
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[Mashup] Kaskade & Deadmau5 vs. Swanky Tunes, Matisse, & Sadko – Move For Me The Legend (Kaskade Mash Up)

Yes, it’s another incredible Kaskade Mashup. This time he joins up with Deadmau5  and that one track we all know too well, “Move For Me”. He mashes it with Swanky Tunes, Matisse, and Sadko‘s track, “The Legend” for yet another satisfying dance floor banger. Cheers.

Kaskade & Deadmau5 vs. Swanky Tunes, Matisse & Sadko
Move For Me The Legend (Kaskade Mash Up)
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[TMN Exclusive Premiere] Bogan Via – Gatsby

Tomorrow, Arizona’s electro pop duo Bogan Via will put out their Remix EP, featuring reworks of songs from their six-track EP Wait Up, which they put out back in October. Folks like Miniature Tigers, Geographer and Glass Theory take a stab at the originals, but there’s also another surprise on this new release: a previously unheard tune called “Gatsby”. Slinky, glittery and with just the right amount of polished bounce, it’s quite the added bonus and The Music Ninja is beyond excited to share it with you. Check it out below!

Bogan Via
Gatsby

Bogan Via Remix EP Tracklist:
1. Wait Up (WLFGNG DNGR Remix)
2. Copy and Paste (Spirit Cave Remix)
3. Manny (Glass Theory Remix)
4. TES (Miniature Tigers Remix)
5. Afternoon Wonderland (Joel Marquard Remix)
6. Kanye (Geographer Remix)
7. Gatsby

Purchase the Remix EP via Bogan Via’s Bandcamp.

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[Hip-Hop] T.I. – Wildside (Feat. A$AP Rocky) (Prod. No I.D.)

T.I. takes a walk on the wildside with his latest track, bringing A$AP Rocky along for the ride. From the title, one would imagine that this song would serve as another opportunity for T.I. to brag about his exploits in the drug game, but instead he uses this opportunity to provide more insight into his life and where he comes from. The “wild side” detailed in the song pertains more to an ugliness many of us will never know. T.I. explains much about his rough upbringing and how it’s led him to become the man he is today. Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head is quickly becoming one of T.I.’s most intimate albums to date, and definitely one that’s worth checking out when it drops tomorrow.

T.I.
Wildside feat. ASAP Rocky (Prod. by No ID).mp3
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[Download] Hype Machine’s Top Tracks Mix 2012 – Ellie Goulding

Instead of simply listing their top songs of the year, our friends over at Hype Machine have switched things up. They’ve asked a few special artists to compile unique “Top Tracks” mixes: a combination of the Top 50 of 2012, according to HypeM, as well as their own favorites. The other week we brought you Major Lazer‘s session. Today we bring you the contribution from yet another TMN favorite: Ellie Goulding. Download the 30-minute mix for FREE below!

Ellie Goulding vs The Hype Machine
Best of 2012 Zeitgeist Mix
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Jeremih – Fuck U All The Time (Dj Sliink Remix)

We heard the excellent, slow and sensual remix by Shlohmo back in October, but this “Fuck U All The Time” rework by Dj Sliink has got a much fiercer vibe to it. Once the track ramps up into full gear, there’s no stopping the New Jersey producer from getting his message across.

Jeremih
Fuck U All The Time (Dj Sliink Remix)
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[Remix] Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven (Major Lazer Remix)

Major Lazer completely flips this Bruno Mars single on its head, infusing it with a mellower vibe to truly take you to paradise. The island theme that accompanies most Major Lazer tracks actually feels appropriate here, despite the original song’s upbeat nature. It almost feels like the remix is able to take the desperation out of Bruno’s voice, and help him relax about that whole being locked out of heaven issue he’s dealing with. You can find this one on the deluxe edition of Bruno Mars’ latest album, Unorthodox Jukebox, out now.

Bruno Mars
Locked Out Of Heaven (Major Lazer Remix)
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