[Electronica] MØ – Maiden (Yen Sleep Remix)

After winning many blogger’s hearts during CMJ a few weeks ago — we actually featured her on our list of “Must See Acts” — and garnering impressive comparisons to Purity Ring and Grimes, the 23-year-old Danish electro pop artist is back in the headlines. Yen Sleep retunes her wonderfully slick and dreamlike “Maiden,” turning it into a shadowy, tantalizing dance track, equipped even with a little wub-wub. Check out the remix and the original below, and show MØ some love on Facebook.


Maiden (Yen Sleep remix)

MO
Maiden (Original Mix)
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[Hip-Hop] Harry Fraud – Mean (ft. French Montana & Action Bronson)

Although you will never ever catch this ninja riding around in a Scion, I must admit that they are on top of it with their enlistment of up ‘n coming artists. Their collaboration with Danny Brown on “Grown Up” still stands as one of my favorite tracks of his. This time around, they recruit the seemingly omnipresent emerging New York based producer Harry Fraud to create a characteristically laid back instrumental with fellow NYC-bred French Montana (who actually spent the first thirteen years of his life in Morocco) and TMN favorite Action Bronson hopping on the mic.

On “Mean,” Montana kicks things off with his “Stay Schemin”-esque gangster crooning paving the way for the always lyrically creative and comic Action Bronson whose verse proves fitting for the song title. Stream the track below and head over to the Scion A/V site for a free download of both the track and its chill, east-coast instrumental.

Harry Fraud
Mean (ft. French Montana & Action Bronson)
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[Anthem] The Prodigy – Breathe (Zeds Dead Remix)

It doesn’t get anymore classic than this track. Zeds Dead drops a mind altering remix of The Prodigy’s track “Breathe”. We were recently blessed with a filthy remix from Noisia remixing “Smack My Bitch Up”, but Zeds take this one to a completely new level. Enhancing it all the right ways, starting with a grimey intro which then drops into the relentless wobbles they are so well known for. Nothing more needs to be said, just turn up the bass and prepare yourself. Cheers.

The Prodigy
Breathe (Zeds Dead Remix)
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[Folk] Branches – Thou Art The Dream

Formed back in 2010, California band Branches are developing into quite the folk rock group, slowly carving out their own corner amidst like-minded artists Mumford & Sons and Freelance Whales. Their latest album, Thou Art The Dream, released earlier this year, is full of riddling banjo, affecting vocals, and vivid imagery. The songs wince, but still have whimsy, are poignant without ever being melodramatic. There’s a certain authenticity about their music that makes it irresistibly appealing. Check out two tracks from the album below. Stream & purchase the entire thing via their Bandcamp page.

To The Desert

Helicopter
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[Live Show Review] Caspa – Denver, CO

When any big artist makes their way into any town the fans always want to know, who is going to open for them? Ask any artist and they will tell you, they want artists who can pump the crowd up and keep the crowd going, artists who aren’t afraid to get a little crazy on stage and take the music to the next level. Well la-de-dah that was exactly the kind of acts that opened for Caspa. Sinden threw down body jumping beats laced with unreal rhythms. Nadastorm delivered a storm that the crowd could not stop jumping too. And Flosstradamus, besides their insane strobe light show, showed just how much their music should never be “Banned”.

Have you ever been to a show where your clothes dance by themselves? When you hold your body still but your clothes take on a mind of their own and move and flow along with the deep bass that is pounding so heavy through each and every inch of the floor you are standing on? That is exactly what happened the other weekend at the Fillmore when UK’s own Caspa took to the stage. He brought what any good artist brings, the love he has for the heavy bass. But what makes Caspa stand apart is his ability to not only create insane drops but to make the bass arise from the music so that it engulfs everyone who is listening. All of a sudden there it was the deep pulsating resonance that worked from the toes all the way up to every hair on each fan’s head. Caspa continues to do insane things for the Dubstep world, from starting his own record label to dropping off-the-wall remixes of artists such as Deadmau5, Miike Snow and Swedish House Mafia. As the lyrics say, “B*****s love Caspa”. Now if only my clothes would stop dancing.

Caspa
Check Your Self!
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2012 Round #1)

Life is too short to sweat the small shit. Instead of hosting a mini freak out in your mind, give yourself a break. Scroll down, hit play and let your mind chill for the next 25.6 minutes. It’s as ninja as that…

Nic Cassey
Madness
GOV
Ive Never Seen A Ghost
Maitland
Drop Down
Oren Lyons
Forever Found
The Abramson Singers
Fools Gold
Kaurna Cronin
Hadnt Thought Of You That Often
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[R&B] Mikky Ekko – Pull Me Down (Prod. by Clams Casino)

Now that the hardest day of the work week is behind us, unwind a bit, get cozy on the couch and tune into Louisiana born musician Mikky Ekko and his light, comforting voice. His latest R&B-infused song “Pull Me Down” moves like a gentle stream and woos like a suave lover. Its solid finish and subtle, but effective percussion, comes courtesy of Clams Casino, a renowned producer known for his more frenzied work with A&AP Rocky, The Weeknd and Mac Miller. With lines like: “But your name is a wave washing over me,” it might be difficult to resist Mikky’s powers of persuasion. Watch out for his debut LP next year, featuring more production work from folks like John Hill, Paul Epworth and Dave Sitek.

MIKKY EKKO
PULL ME DOWN (Prod. by Clams Casino / Mikky Ekko)
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