Valentines Slowjams Chapter VII
It’s Valentine’s Day today, meaning love is in the air, and by now you’ve likely been bombarded with enough cards, candy and teddy bears to last you the rest of the year. One of the biggest challenges of the day undoubtably, is assembling the perfect playlist to get your partner in the mood. Rather than spending hours slaving over your computer trying to select the right tunes, why not let a professional handle that job for you?
In swoops Hudson Mohawke to save the day. Releasing the seventh edition of his annual Valentines Slowjams mix earlier today, the crafty producer has blended together the perfect mix of sultry classics, guaranteed to impress the significant someone in your life. Click the download link above, and whenever you make it home tonight, crank this up and let the baby makin’ ensue. Just make sure to show your appreciation to HudMo for making your job easy on you by thanking him tomorrow morning through Twitter.
Trillion Girls ft. Childish Gambino
Like many artists to emerge through the blogosphere these days, Jr. Hi is a man shrouded in mystery, but one thing we do know about him so far is that he knows how to pick his partners well. After previously collaborating with The Weeknd on his first single “Secrets,” the Neon Gold signee reemerges with a Valentine’s Day treat alongside Childish Gambino. “Trillion Girls” is an enigmatic, slow burning affair, that steadily builds through a sultry mixture of hazy vocals, trippy synths and pounding drums. Bino helps kick the song off with a deeply provocative verse, rapped in a hushed tone that’s reminiscent of what he heard on Because The Internet. Grab the free download above, and make sure this is a fixture in tonight’s playlist.
We’re going to go out on a limb here and say there are a fair number of you ninjas who will not be partaking in Valentine’s Day festivities. While you may be bummed that you don’t have that someone, know this. Tonight when you go out, you can safely assume every person out is single, eliminating the “Sorry, I have a boyfriend/girlfriend” response to your advances. So, pop open a cold one, throw on this playlist, and prep yourself for an evening of single appreciation!
Lorde vs. Steve James
Ribs (Steve James Remix)
Sail in Change
You Make Me (Kids At The Bar Bootleg Remix)
Summertime Bodies (Original Mix)
Viva La Vida (Kings Remix)
See Thru feat. Lisa Lobsinger (Thugli Remix)
Wonder (Pegboard Nerds Remix)
Team (Elephante Remix)
The Unlikely Candidates
Follow My Feet (Elephante Remix)
Where Is My Mind (Will Brennan & The Ethnikids Remix)
Gimme Shelter (Marvel Years Remix)
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Nightwater Girlfriend Remix
Undoubtedly possessing one of our favorite band names of all time, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin also captivates us with their laid-back indie rock goodness on the regular. We posted their tune “Nightwater Girlfriend” back in June. The original boasts an easily lovable guitar riff; the kind that you could hear on the radio and say, “Oh, shit. I know this song.” Coupled with some distorted power chords and their signature understated vocals, it was a tune that we were quite fond of.
Fast forward into the next year, and this Springfield based band has dialed in an enticing indie-dance remix of “Nightwater Girlfriend.” Harnessing in on a repitious sample of the guitar strums, this tune is rife with merriment, straightaway asking for your attention on the dancefloor. Don’t hesitate. Let your feet do the talking. Get out there and show your moves.
Show Me (Remix) Feat. Juicy J, 2 Chainz & Trey Songz
I’m not ashamed to admit that this track has been one of my guilty pleasures over the last few months, and it’s for that exact reason I can’t resist sharing a remix that now features 2 Chainz, Juicy J, and Trey Songz. Kid Ink and Chris Brown of course return for the ride as well, with the former penning a new verse to keep things fresh. It’s not a profound transformation by any means, but it at least guarantees a few more spins in your rotation, meaning this tune will definitely be stuck with you for the foreseeable future. Take a listen to the single above, and make sure to catch this song live as Kid Ink embarks on his spring tour alongside King Los and Bizzy Crook.
Two Bottle Jump
Is This What They Mean? DEMO *1
By now you should know something about us. We like to post good music, no matter what size, shape or form is comes in. Today is a perfect example of that, as we bring in London based quartet Two Bottle Jump.
Yes, the production is rough around the edges, there’s no doubt about that. However, we’re not here to talk about whether a band could afford to hit up a polished studio or not. In fact, we could give two shits whether or not they recorded with some world renown studio nerd. What we care about is the raw talent; the emotions that are evoked when we listen to the music. One spin through “Is This What They Mean” had us throwing our head back and forth, grinning ear-to-ear.
With a groovy and upbeat bassline, rugged guitar riffs, and a dancy tempo worthy of throwing yourself around a crowded room of concert goers, this tune will have you recalling memories of Franz Ferdinand and Modest Mouse. Nod your head to every upstroke and have fun getting lost in child-like amusement.
Live For/From Time mash-up (Drake, The Weeknd)
We already know what you’re thinking, so before you roll your eyes hear us out first. Yes, this is yet another Drake cover, and yes, it’s unlike anything you’ve heard before. Bringing us the cure for the average Drake cover is Noosa, who blends together a wonderful medley of Drizzy and Jhené Aiko‘s “From Time” with The Weeknd‘s “Live For.” What we have here is nothing short of beautiful, as the brilliant songstress weaves together a delightful masterpiece that finds a cool balance between the esoteric lows and ebullient highs of both songs. The talented Mickey Valen provides a sprawling landscape for Noosa to thrive in, with swelling synths and gorgeous piano riffs that compliment her delicately airy vocals perfectly. You can listen to the breathtaking track above, or catch a glimpse of the astounding live rendition below. Either way, you’re guaranteed be left speechless.