[Trap] Rihanna vs. The Bloody Beetroots – 1 2 Cake Cake feat. Steve Aoki (Crizzly Remix)

Crizzly dropping some Trap, could today get any better? Crizzly says on his soundcloud, “Birthday Cake by Rihanna + Warp 1.7 by The Bloody Beetroots + Steve Aoki’s cake batter + Sylenth hoover preset + Crizzly = this song.“  A few booming big room synths later and you have a Trap anthem. Both drops are equally as satisfying, but the splicing on the second one is just unreal. Turn up the bass and cop the free download, by clicking here. Cheers.

Rihanna vs. The Bloody Beetroots
1 2 Cake Cake feat. Steve Aoki (Crizzly Remix)
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[Electronica] Chrome Sparks – Send The Pain On

Ever since Ann Arbor’s Chrome Sparks flew — or rather, stormed — onto our radar with his bubbly electronica patchwork of a track “Marijuana,” he has held our close attention. His newest song “Send The Pain On,” released just a few hours ago, is a beautifully pieced-together musical landscape that winds, glimmers and is full of built-up surges and an all-consuming, throbbing energy. It’s alive and breathes like filled lungs do. Soothing, yet invigorating, it inhales and exhales, like the rise and fall of a heaving chest.

Send The Pain On

“Send The Pain On” is off Chrome Sparks’ forthcoming EP, due out sometime this winter.

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[Fresh] Madeon – The City (The M Machine Remix)

Madeon + The M Machine = Unreal. The M Machine reworks this already incredible Madeon production into an upbeat Housey  track with a stunning infectious melody. The intro features some catchy vocal chops that slowly build into flawless synth work, creating a euphoric take on the massive original tune. Should have this one on repeat for a while, Cheers.

Madeon
The City (The M Machine Remix)

Release date is December 10th via popcultur

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TRAILS AND WAYS – Border Crosser (The Seshen Remix)

Over the last few months, we’ve watched the rise of California’s TRAIL AND WAYS, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the evolution of their dreamy, intricate indie rock. Continuing on with their push of new material, today they unveiled the “Border Crosser” remix by The Seshen, a 7-piece electro pop band from the Bay Area. (If you’ll remember, the original, released in October, is a stirring, personal track about immigration.) The rework retains the original’s best aspects — and even emphasizes its magic & intensity — but it also adds a handful of shiny, danceable moments. Check it out below!

Border Crosser (The Seshen Remix)

“Border Crosser” is the lead single off TRAILS AND WAYS’s forthcoming debut Trilingual. The remix is off the band’s Remix EP due out January 8th.

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[HOT] Elliphant – Down On Life

While there’s still a few weeks left in the year, it’s hard not to look ahead to 2013 with absolute giddiness over what the music world has in store for us. Cue: Ellinor Olovsdotter, aka Elliphant, a new Swedish artist whose music is a ferocious & undeniably contagious blend of indie and electronic. For a little more context, her material thus far has been described as the “illegitimate offspring of MIA and Diplo“; as crazy as that sounds, it’s a pretty spot on tagline. Her recently released single “Down On Life” is the perfect big introduction to her style, cleverly putting her in position to really blow up early next year when her self-titled EP drops. Check out the track below and the accompanying music video here. Seriously, don’t sleep on this.

Down On Life
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The xx – Angels and Teardrops (Acoustic BBC Session)

Last week, The xx stopped by Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show to perform a quick acoustic set. Listen in below for different takes on “Angels” and “Teardrops” (a Womack & Womack cover). And if you haven’t yet, pick up their sophomore album, Coexist, out now on Young Turks.

Angels (Live on Dermot OLeary, BBC Radio 2)

Teardrops (Live on Dermot OLeary, BBC Radio 2)
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[Folk] Lucius – Ghosting (Freelance Whales Cover)

Just writing the title to this blog post gave me major chills. If you’re anything like me and absolutely infatuated by Freelance Whales and Lucius then this is literally the best day of your life. Freelance Whales, a band that is very close and dear to my heart released their second studio album, Diluvia, in October. As if that wasn’t enough, Lucius, the Brooklyn based powerhouse released their EP earlier this year. It just so happens that Lucius was at a concert I recently reviewed and I fell in love with.

I was already in love with this song when I first read the title, but hitting play threw me into a whirlwind of magical glitter and unicorns and puppies. The track starts off with a funky guitar riff that gives you a whole new perspective of “Ghosting”. At first, you feel a little uncomfortable with what’s happening, maybe feeling a little unsure. But keep listening and you’ll start noticing the soft voices of Jess and Holly working perfectly together. Holly commented on the track saying, they “started by using [their] voices to emulate some of the original instrumental parts”. They definitely did this song justice not only by sounding stunning as always, but by thinking outside of the music box and creating their very own version of the song. Check it out below and follow Lucius on their tour here.

Lucius
Ghosting (Freelance Whales Cover)
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