Exclusive: Pangabnormal Activity 2 by Emil Angeles

Art: Lui Roque

It's New Year's Eve, time to party! The much anticipated follow-up to "Pangabnormal Activity" is finally here. I got for you the "Pangabnormal Activity 2" by Emil Angeles just in time for the New Year. This is special to me because this will be my first and only post for today and the last for the year 2011. A must have copy! 

Concept is pretty much similar to the first, no genre boundaries but the theme still full-on indie and nu-disco. Featuring some oldies from Bobby Caldwell and Hall & Oates to some new stuff from Justice and Foster The People, everything else comes in between. No headphones, no CDJs, only talent. Get it in and around your ears, love the tunes and don't forget to drown in the sound. Download and track list after the skip. Happy New Year, kids! Cheers! 

Download: Pangabnormal Activity 2 by Emil Angeles

Track List (Not In Order):

01. Michael Jackson - Remember The Time
02. Michael Campbell - Something Special
03. Simian Mobile Disco - Cruel Intentions
04. Foster The People - Call It What You Want
05. Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over
06. Justice - Audio, Video, Disco
07. Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
08. Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
09. Moon Boots - Off My Mind
10. Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That
11. N.E.R.D. - Hypnotize U
12. Breakbot - Shades Of Black
13. Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
14. Tiger & Woods - Deflowered
15. Scenic - Another Sky
16. Jay-Z - 99 Problems
17. Drake - Forever
18. Poolside - Do You Believe
19. Bobby Caldwell - Open Your Eyes
20. Nikki & The Dove - Gentle Roar
21. Kamp! - Cairo
22. Brass Knuckles - Lie To You
23. Delorean - Deli
24. Florence + The Machine - Take Care

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Just for Now (Gosteffects & Rule of Eight "I'm God" Remix) by Imogen Heap

This is a bootleg remix of Imogen Heap’s “Just For Now” by Gosteffects & Rule of Eight. This remix was inspired by Clams Casino’s track “I’m God,” in which he he chopped up the vocals of “Just for Now” for the hook of the song.

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Summit (Aylen Remix) by Skrillex

Been a while since we last heard from the New Jersey electro remixer, Aylen. He too is back with a new remix from a recent by Skrillex and Ellie Goulding with "Summit." A lot of remixes have surfaced out there but this one stood out. 

The original, part of Skrillex's Bangarang EP, is pretty mellow and laid back. Aylen, however, turns up the tempo adding massive basslines and charging it with the right amount of electro after its drop. No wonder this kid's raking up popularity! 

Says Aylen:

"Always wanted to remix Skrillex.. felt this track was perfect because of the mellow feel. Great track but a little soft for raging too and Ellie’s vocals definitely needed to be there more."

Download: Summit (Aylen Remix) by Skrillex

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Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Project 46 Remix) by Coldplay

The house collective known as Project 46 returns to ANT with their take on Coldplay's wild summer hit, "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall." As one of the hottest groups in the game when it comes to remixes, they re-up the track's status which already passed its peak by going big with its production with big drops, driving synths and that catchy bassline the song was always known for.

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Too Insistent (Trentemøller Remix) by The Dø

Anders Trentemøller has become one of the most respected names in cutting edge electronic music in the last few years. His rise to notoriety was sparked by his early, techy releases for Poker Flat and Audiomatique and has since gone on to stellar highs with his own personal take on the genre, spanning, pop, rock, indie and classical.

His latest called Reworked/Remixed is a beautiful journey into the musical world, enriched with reinterpretations by some of the most interesting artists including this cut from The Dø with the title "Too Insistent.". Alternative? Electronic? Rock? Pop? Although it's become a consistent album, genre-barriers completely fade away. 

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Mixmash Records 2011 All-Releases YearMix by Laidback Luke

"Time to thank you all for your love and support! And what could be better than Mixmash 2011 all-releases yearmix?! And how about LaidbackLuke in person will mix it all in 30+ minutes of the pure rave??? We can see your jaws dropping! That's right!"

Download: Mixmash Records 2011 All-Releases YearMix by Laidback Luke

Track List:

01 Junior Sanchez - Weee! (Play Da Rave) (Original Mix)
02 Quintino & Apster - Musik Oh (Original Mix)
03 Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano - We Are (Original Mix) 
04 SWISS Official - Sing Sing (Original Mix) [Back2Back Series Vol. 1] 
05 Lorcan Mak - Gypsy Bum (Rubix Refix)
06 Sandro Silva - Push Push (Original Mix) [Back2Back Series Vol.2] 
07 Laidback Luke vs. Example - Natural Disaster (Andy C Remix) 
08 Martin Volt - O.T.S (Original Mix)
09 Swanky Tunes feat. Mr. V.I. - Together (Original Mix)
10 Austin Leeds - Freeze (Original Mix) [Back2Back Series vol.4] 
11 Patric La Funk ft. Grace Regine - Time And Time Again (Laidback Luke Edit) 
12 Revero - You Are Mine (Original Mix) 
13 Laidback Luke & Sander van Doorn - Who's Wearing The Cap (Original Mix) 
14 LOOPERS - Amnesia (Original Mix) 
15 Angger Dimas - Hey Freak (Original Mix) 
16 Angger Dimas - Doomsday (Original Mix) [Back2Back Series Vol. 2] 
17 CZR, Paul Anthony & ZXX - Understand (Original Mix) 
18 Mata - Dutchness (Original Mix)
19 Dyro - Klav (Original Mix) [Back2Back Series Vol. 4] 
20 La Fuente - Bang Bang (Original Mix) 
21 Micky Slim - I'm A Freak (Original Mix) 
22 Billy The Klit & Dani L. Mebius - Kniftig (Original Mix)
23 Richard Vission & The Violator - 2 To The 3 (Original Mix) 
24 Jay Robinson - Optimal Grime (Original Mix)
25 Jay Robinson - Deceptistep (Original Mix) 
26 GTA - Next To Us (Dubstep Mix)
27 La Fuente - No Boundaries (Original Mix) 
28 Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki ft. Lil Jon - Turbulence (Original Mix) 
29 Avesta & B. Valley - Dutchano (Laidback Luke Edit) 
30 Richard Vission - Boombaa (Original Mix)
31 Lazy Ants - M.I.N.I (BUSTER) [Back2Back Series Vol. 3] 
32 Earl Da Grey - Spiral [Back2Back Series Vol. 3] 
33 GTA ft. Zashanell - U & I (Laidback Luke Remix) 
34 Fadi - Ticket To The Sky (Original Mix) 
35 Revero - Some Sort Of Love (Original Mix) 
36 Blink, Gianni Marino & Metsi - Bahasa (Original Mix)

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Falling (Produced by Chuck Enciso) by JusTT&GifTT

Says JusTT&GifTT:

"This is the second song to be released off the mixtape "Prototype A" It's a song full of passion and emotion anyone can relate to it, because we all sometimes struggle in achieving our dreams."

"Here’s the video for the track my team (Sleeping Genius) produced for Lamar Odom’s former rap group JusTT&GifTT.  Got some good footage of the occupy wall street movement.  What up 99%?"

Source: Bryan Revilla

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Album: Chinoiseries Pt.2 by Onra

Parisian beatsmith Onra (known to the government as Arnaud Bernard) is a hip-hop purist from the J Dilla-Madlib school of deep crate digging. That’s deep crate-digging, Mariana Trench deep. Up to your eyeballs in obscure old vinyl for countless hours, dust under your fingernails, even-your-socks-are-gonna-smell-like-mildew-after-this deep. 

His 2007 full-length Chinoiseries was the result of some serious record-store excavation on a 2006 trip to Vietnam, and it seems he’s been back once or twice since. The sequel, aptly titled Chinoiseries Pt. 2, soon to drop on Dublin label All City, is a sprawling 32-track epic of roughly two-minute beats, diverse from beat to beat but with an encouraging thematic consistency, fusing distinctly Eastern string arrangements and jingly-jangly percussive elements with big, bad drums and warm bass tones with a comforting vintage jazz feel (via Potholes In My Blog).

Shout out to Jay Cuaki for hookin' me up with the artist. Swing by his Soundcloud page for some smoove cuts and beats.

Download: Chinoiseries Pt.2 by Onra

Track List:

01. The Arrival
02. A New Dynasty
03. It's All Memories
04. Remember The Name
05. Open The Door
06. Gotta Go
07. Mai's Theme
08. Words Of Encouragement
09. Trapped
10. One For The Wu
11. No Matter What
12. Meet The Queen
13. Stay With Me
14. Opium Delirium
15. Cold Blooded
16. Where I'm From
17. Still Broke
18. Snakes & Smoke
19. Mai's Theme
20. Raw Shit
21. Ms. Ho
22. All Night
23. In My Mind
24. Hide And Seek
25. Play The Game
26. Warrior's Pride
27. Like Father, Like Son
28. Fight Or Die
29. Through The Flesh
30. Tears Of Joy
31. They Got Breaks Two
32. The End

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Take Care Of U (Wait What Remix) by Gil Scott-Heron vs. Drake & Jamie xx

Surprising that it took this long for a remix/mash-up like this to surface. Difficult perhaps? Well, it doesn't matter now. The track is finally out and is now available for download. The entire track contains two cuts, one from the most recent "Take Care" by Drake & Jamie xx and the other cut from Gil Scott-Heron's "We're New Here." Pretty much well-made by Wait What, I'd say. 

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The Fall (Sango Remix) by The Weeknd

Another Seattle-based producer in the spotlight and he goes by the name of Sango. A lot of you know that Echoes Of Silence has just been released last week and a number of producer have been jumping on The Weeknd's hype. Sango was intelligent enough to do so by taking the Clams Casino production, "The Fall" for a spin. Now look, it's paying off. 

If Sango's remix of "The Fall" got you going, here are more dope remixes from the producer since 12 years of age. Enjoy!

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Album: Reworks #1 by Christian Strobe

In the holiday spirit, Christian Strobe has released a generous gift. All of his 2011 remixes in a free download package entitled Reworks #1. I'm not the biggest follower of the "remix" scene, but I'm always excited to see Christian Strobe give his unique touch to any track. These aren't blown-out electro-house remixes -- they're danceable infusions of nu-disco, tranced-out, dreamy sounds that always complement the track they're modifying perfectly (via EARMILK).

Download: Reworks #1 by Christian Strobe

Everything To Me (Christian Strobe Remix) by LIPS

Something About You (Christian Strobe Remix) by Tensnake

Track List:

01. LIPS - Everything To Me (Christian Strobe Remix)
02. M83 - Midnight City (Christian Strobe Remix)
03. Holy Ghost! - Wait And See (Christian Strobe Remix)
04. Tensnake - Something About You (Christian Strobe Remix)
05. Arcade Fire - No Cars Go (Christian Strobe Remix)
06. My Bloody Valentine - Soon (Christian Strobe Remix)
07. Katy Perry - The One That Got Away (Christian Strobe Radio Edit)

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Stage Dive by Sol

Seattle-based rapper Sol is gearing up to release his much anticipated album, Yours Truely next month so to kick things off right here is the first single "Stage Dive." This track is highly recommended. "It's the kind of song that feels organic and underground and yet I wouldn’t be surprised to hear it on the radio."

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Autographs (Prod. Statik Selektah) by Reks

For Reks' next act, he's dipping into the vault of frequent cohort Statik Selektah to release Straight, No Chaser. Accordingly, the first single “Autographs,” the first single off the project, is a song that only begins to show the the fluid chemistry between the two artists. I’m always partial to those cuts and scratched hooks so Statik gets brownie points for those in my books, and the beat itself is on the slower end, yet the horns and synths make it powerful and motivational.

Reks then skillfully handles the goods and delivers some solid bars and versatile flow to describe the goods and bads of the rap life. The concept is far from novel, but the duo provides a very fresh take that’s definitely worth taking the time to listen to. The entire album is going to be produced by Statik Selektah, so it shouldn’t be too far fetched to expect a tracklisting full of excellent records such as this (via The Smoking Section).

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Sweep Away My Sorrow by Freddie Joachim

Beat maker, Freddie Joachim, turning up the tempo and BPM's for this new instrumental he has cooked-up. Mixing and blending a few genres here and there, his latest is somewhat a change of mood. Instead of the mellow hip-hop he usually spins, this one indicates "house" as description. House or not, Freddie will always be Freddie... Brilliant. 

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No Cars Go (Christian Strobe Remix) by Arcade Fire

Says Christan Strobe:

"To all haters, who think, i ruined the original: hey guys, this is just a tribute to Arcade Fire, i'm a big fan of them. sorry!! Indeed, nothing can beat the original..."

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Album: Lost & Found 2 by Afrojack

Purchase full series via Beatport.

London (Original Mix) by Afrojack

Montreal (Original Mix) by Afrojack

Vancouver (Original Mix) by Afrojack

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Crystalfilm (Dan Caster & Sascha Braemer Edit) by Little Dragon

Have you heard this Little Dragon edit? It's by Dan Caster and Sascha Braemer and it's just quality. I'm not sure really how to describe the track but I'm pretty sure it was handled with care. It just sounds so sleek and glamorous. Kind of dragging though but if you're in that chill out mode or maybe hanging by the beach, this song "Crystalfilm" is perfect! Wait for it to hit that 1 minute mark, beats will start rolling in by then.

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Video: I'm A Boss by Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino a.k.a. Donald Glover throws some bars on the infamous "I'm A Boss" beat by Meek Mill in London for the first time exclusively for all you SBTV viewers. Childish just doing his thing, keeping it real and busy. Exercising real talent like always.

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Album: Escape by Techy Romantics

Techy Romantics is a chill-electro group that started in 2008. The group is composed of Ryan Villena on guitar, Camyl Besinga on vocals, and Dondi Virrey on rhythm and beats.

“In the band’s second album, Escape, the songs are lyrically-driven, possess characteristic beats and loops, and even tinges of punk. The trio has defied the dreaded sophie jinx, and their musical vocabulary is more diverse this time around, but what makes it work is that the songs are able to maintain a consistent narrative even as they present mini-stories of their own. It makes use of a lot of digital technology, but it’s one with a pulsating soul.” (via Pulse.PH)

Music that untangles you from your deathly grip on the beer bottle and drags you to the dance floor, forcing you into a trance whether you like it or not. Presenting Techy Romantics' Escape (via Pulse.PH). Purchase their album here.

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All That Disaster (Kaskade vs. Laidback Luke Mash-Up) by Kaskade

Kaskade lately has been releasing a barrage of mash-ups in his Soundcloud account. He resumes with this one which I'm pretty sure he played in his recent visit here in the Metro. It features one of the more well-known Dutch players out there and also a "kababayan," Laidback Luke with his latest track "Natural Disaster." However, this to me didn't really stand out compared to the rest. Not his best production, I'd say. What do you think?  

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Lisztomania Just For You (Pat Lok ‘Just For Me’ Edit) by Phoenix vs. J Paul Getto

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All Of The Lights² (Ellie Goulding vs. Kanye West vs. Portland Cello Project Mash-Up) by The Hood Internet

Chicago’s The Hood Internet returns with an orchestral new mash-up, blending Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” with hints of Kanye West’s “All of the Lights,” both powered by the Portland Cello Project’s rendition of the latter. The resulting re-work allows Goulding’s weightless vocals to soar over the cello cover, with Kanye’s thumbprint still felt throughout (via Culture Bully).

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Dity Diana (A JAYBeatz Mash-Up) by The Weeknd vs. Michael Jackson

The art just says it all. Producer JAYBeatz taking matters into his own hands by mashing The Weeknd's very emotional take on Michael Jackson's "Dirty Diana" from Abel Tesfaye's most recent mixtape, Echoes Of Silence, to well... The Original. Genius...

JAYBeatz putting both artists head-to-head, vocally, taking the track to a whole other level. The concept is not actually difficult, it's just the matter of who thought of it first.  

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Dreaming Of An Ibiza Christmas Mash-Up by Midnight Conspiracy

Says Midnight Conspiracy:

"We love Christmas, but we'd rather be on a sunny beach in Ibiza surrounded by hot babes dancing to house music."

A piece of Ibiza mixed to perfection. Heavy progressive house bangers and anthems crammed into one track. Perfect for all of you people who are always in a hurry and those who are on-the-go. Also, for people who like changing the track without finishing the song.

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Album: Remix Collection 2006-2010 by Rusko

In essence of this holiday season, Rusko has gone along with theme of giving and has something special planned for everyone this year. As of today, the Rusko Remix Collection 2006-2010 is now available for absolutely free. The collection consists of all official and released remixes, along with some original un-mastered raw mixes.

Download: Remix Collection 2006-2010 by Rusko

Stop, Hey by Sunday Girl vs. Rusko

Soldier On (Rusko's Fu**kin' Seagull Mix) by The Temper Trap

Track List:

01. Kid Sister - Pro Nails
02. Skream - Dutch Flowers
03. Basement Jaxx - Feelings Gone
04. Temper Trap - Soldier On
05. The Prodigy - Take Me To The Hospital
06. Little Boots - Remedy
07. Kotchy - Sing What You Want
08. KiD CuDi - Day & Night
09. Mr. Hudson - White Lies
10. Marko Del Horno - Samurai
11. HK119 - C'est La Vie
12. Kelis - 4th of July
13. Sunday Girl - Stop, Hey
14. Capcom Games - Bionic Commando Theme
15. L-Wiz - Girl From Codiene City
16. Leon Jean Marie - Bring It On

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I Remember by Deadmau5 & Kaskade

Last but not least, I've got a little something I'm very sure you remember... Deadmau5 wishing everyone a merry Christmas on Facebook with a song close to his heart. A special take on a favorite of his and "a little bit of noodling around with a classic." 

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I'm In The House (R3hab Surrender Las Vegas 2012 Remix) by Steve Aoki

Happy Holidays again, kids! Here's a FREE download from Steve Aoki, [[[zuper blahq]]] and R3hab to all of you. Stream and downlo(ho-ho-ho)ad after this skip.

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Before I Move Off (Star Slinger Refix) by Mount Kimbie

UK's Star Slinger remolds Mount Kimbie's "Before I Move Off," a song that was made with remix potential. He ups the emphasis on the vocal sample and adds some backbone to the almost bass-less original track. If you heard Slinger's version and didn't know it was a remix, you might not have guessed that these two tracks were connected in the first place (via Prefix).

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Mixtape: Made In Japan (Live In Fukuoka) by DJ Jazzy Jeff & MC Mad Skillz

Says DJ Jazzy Jeff:

"Today, I thought it would be really cool to give you a Christmas gift from my Asian tour. Since I wanted to take you guys to Asia with me, here's a live recording from Fukuoka, Japan "DJ Jazzy Jeff: Made In Japan." Be sure to download it today. Happy Holidays and Thank You for the Support!"

On the third day of Christmas a DJ gave to me... The legend, DJ Jazzy Jeff on the decks with MC Mad Skillz for a copy of a 2-hour set he did live from Fukuoka, Japan to end properly his Asian tour.

Download: Made In Japan (Live In Fukkuoka) by DJ Jazzy Jeff & MC Mad Skillz

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Turn Me On (David Guetta & Laidback Luke Remix) by David Guetta

Laidback Luke back to doing what he does best, taking tracks to the next level. His target? David Guetta's laced club hit "Turn Me On" featuring Nicki Minaj on vocals. Many have attempted their own reworks but in my opinion, Luke won the favorite. From heavy on vocal-pop to an uptempo killer on the dance floor, sprinkled with his signature Dutch filth to season. 

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Dancin' (Laidback Luke Remix) by Aaron Smith

"Dancin' in the moonlight, gazing at the stars so bright…"….remember these lyrics that spinned in your mind for entire summer 2005? Aaron Smith and his good old hit featuring Luvli on vocals created quite some buzz back in the days receiving high spots in both UK and US charts. Now Dancin' gets a new breath of life…thanks to Laidback Luke! The lyrics stood out the most for Luke and after trying the track as a bootleg on the dancefloors, Luke liked the result so much he decided to make it an official remix now happily signed to Mixmash Records.

The track is spiced with Laidback Luke's signature sound, some breathtaking drops and the bassy trumpet entries. The whole picture came fresh and sexy with a huge perspective to climb up the charts and with no doubt to destroy the dancefloors.

The remix will come out on the 19th of January and will be available exclusively on Beatport from then on (via Mixmash Records).

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Exclusive: Above Bed, Bath & Beyond by Emil Angeles

Art: Lui Roque

As promised, I have for you a special and exclusive mix from Emil Angeles. Gracing us once again with one of his mixes, again this one does not disappoint at all. It has been only weeks since his last offering with "Pangabnormal Activity" and just like that he has another. 

The hottest electro/progressive bangers and anthems this year has to offer us can be found in "Above Bed, Bath & Beyond" so need I say more? From artists like... Well, too many to elaborate so just read the art above for reference. The title, however, is another story. "The only way is up, above, and beyond." You all know what that means. I hope your ears like the gift. Merry Christmas to all you music junkies out there! Enjoy!   

Watch out for the 7:31 mark, it's a doozie!

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We Found Love (Star Slinger Refix) by Rihanna

Couldn't resist another post because of this one. Damn this guy Star Slinger! Definitely one of my favorite producers of all time! Check this, "We Found Love" by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris is one of the most overplayed tracks we have to date and I'm no fan. Slinger, however, gives it refix treatment that just changes everything. Not only is it now bearable, it is now worth the listen. Merry Christmas everyone! Cheers from #ANT

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Album: Bangarang by Skrillex

Sick and tired of all those Christmas songs you've been hearing everywhere? I'm not. Who does? You only hear them during Christmas anyway! But here I have something different with new music from Skrillex and the release of his latest EP, Bangarang.

Not sure if its still highly anticipated considering people are starting to get sick and tired of his music because it's starting to become mainstream (overplayed). But it does feature some sick collaborations like Ellie Goulding, The Doors and Wolfgang Gartner which made him Grammy nominee worthy. He promises that the album will demonstrate his growth as an artist so why not give it a shot, right? Bangarang EP available via Beatport.

Check out a cut from the new EP after the jump.

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My Home by Nneka

The first single from Nneka’s next solo offering, Soul Is Heavy is now available on iTunes. Respective albums have earned Nneka the moniker of 21st Century Soul for their sincerity and frankness and this, her third album, is no different. Featuring guest collaborations with The Roots’ Black Thought ("God Knows Why") and Ms. Dynamite ("Sleep"). Soul Is Heavy available in stores on February 28, 2012 further affirms her credentials as a fast-rising star of black-consciousness music. Watch the video for “My Home” after the skip.

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Ride 4 U (feat. KiD CuDi & Chip The Ripper) by Far East Movement

Far East Movement collaborates with KiD CuDi x Chip Tha Ripper on the track “Ride 4 U”. Although it seems like an unlikely combo, the sound that these guys came up with is mesmerizing. It’s a laidback track with a nice chill vibe. Find out what it means when someone rides for you (via Channel APA).

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The Lost Sessions Vol. 1 by Lykke Li

Says Lykke Li:

What is lost can be found and what is found can be lost again; VOL. 1. 

I’d thought I’d give you this to put in your little players, either stick it in your ears or play it loud when the lights are low, mind weary and days rainy. 

Remember; life is a process, no feeling is final. 

There is no end and no beginning. 

Yours truly always,


Out from the vault comes Sweden's pop-princess, Lykke Li's three track collection she is calling The Lost Sessions Vol. 1. A collection of Wounded Rhymes cuts stripped-down naked without any enhancements whatsoever. Demo versions, raw and bare but still sounding pretty damn good! What a true artist should sound like. 

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Holiday (Madonna Cover) by Capital Cities

Los Angeles-based electro-pop duo Capital Cities isn't afraid to let the Southern California sunshine seep into their music. Synth-tastically bright, danceable and catchy, yet maintaining a depth that reflects the band's roots in San Francisco, Paris and Armenia, it's loaded with appeal. Perhaps it's the vintage Juno-106 heard punching out across their self-titled debut EP, or the unique timbre of frontmen Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian's blended vocals. Either way, Capital Cities' songs are genuinely connecting with people.

Their debut EP has been embraced by tastemakers across the globe. "Safe and Sound" shot up to #2 on's popular chart and #1 on the radio in, of all places, Lima, Peru, where the band toured in November, 2011. In 2008, Merchant and Simonian met by chance through Craigslist and formed a composing team. After writing hooks and jingles for numerous high-profile ad campaigns, they realized their musical chemistry was destined to create something more personal. In 2010, Capital Cities was officially born.

This time they borrow a Madonna original and cover it as their own. Adding the above mentioned elements they are known for that makes the song "Holiday" even more of what it is and making it seem like reality every time someone presses play.

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Brightside ('96 Bulls Remix) by The Knocks

Says '96 Bulls:

"We started 2011 with a remix of The Knocks brilliant pop tune "Dancing With The DJ" so we figured it was only right to end the year remixing their following up single "Brightside". A little something to brighten up the Australasian summer, or to heat up the US x Euro winter. Enjoy!"

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Video: The Motto (feat. Lil' Wayne & Tyga) by Drake

Drake has just unleashed the official music video for his track "The Motto". If you didn't know, the cut, which features Lil' Wayne and Tyga is off the Toronto emcee's recently released sophomore studio LP, Take Care. You can view the Lamar Taylor-directed visual below (via NJ Underground).

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Video: Better Than A BMX by Hervé

As part of his ‘12 Thrills of Christmas,’ Cheap Thrills labelhead, Hervé, has unveiled the music video for his upcoming single ‘Better Than A BMX,’ which will be released along with his debut full-length album, Pick Me Up, Sort Me Out, Calm Me Down, on February 26th. 

The video, directed by Rohan Blair-Magnat, is put together well and exciting to watch, as Hervé’s pumping Electro sound is married with some high-difficulty maneuvers from pro BMXers Ben Lewis, Peter Sawyer, Paul Ryan, Lloyd Wright and Kayley Ashworth (via GottaDanceDirty).

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Mixtape: Echoes Of Silence by The Weeknd

The critically acclaimed alter-ego of Abel Tesfaye, The Weeknd has released the EP, Echoes Of Silence as a free download on The Weeknd’s website.  It is the third and reportedly the final installment to the mixtape series they have to offer.

Nine tracks make up the Toronto R&B band’s follow-up to House Of Balloons and it features their version and cover of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana.” A Merry Christmas from The Weeknd.

Download: Echoes Of Silence by The Weeknd

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Mixtape: FUNK AVYCII (The Wannabecii Mixtape) by Funk Avy

Says Funk Avy:

"Here's my Christmas gift to y'all! My 2011 year-ender mixtape. 3 hours non-stop mix consisting of 35 fist pumpin, head shakin', body movin' club bangers. Have a merry xmas & happy new year! Cheers to 2012!!! Spread the love...share & re-post! Thank you! :-)"

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Cool Down (feat. Rashaan Ahmad) by Jazz Liberatorz

France beat weavers, Jazz Liberatorz linked up with Crown City’s Raashan Ahmad back in 2008 to create this smooth classic. "Cool Down" is from their 2008 album Clin D’Oeil (via HD). Just thought of posting this for today. Nothing new, just straight up underground hip-hop that sounds good. Check it!

“Love + the Sun is where I’m from”

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Possessed By The Devil (Xaphoon Jones Version) by Elbie Thrie

Xaphoon Jones of Chiddy Bang is the epitome of the new brand of producer. Pulling samples from indie rock, pop, electronic, hip-hop new and old, and every random gems he stumbles upon to make beats that are as instantly accessible as they are original (via Pigeons and Planes).

His latest offering is sort of a mash-up. An original by Elbee Thrie called "Possessed" and an unreleased track found somewhere playing in the background. Xaphoon explains: “The rapping is from Elbee Thrie’s ‘Creative Zone‘ and the voices are me singing into the mic on my MacBook and then re sampling it 2x faster”

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Reaching Out by Nero

Electronic duo and bass heavyweights Nero have a Remix EP to their track "Reaching Out" on their hands. A creative piece straight out from the 80's. With video to aid, this cut screams out the inspiration of its creation. The track is very good, different but very good. Not the usual tuneage from the duo but catchy enough to join the shuffle. 

Check out the mixes from the beached-out Fred Falke, the legend Booka Shade, and another bass-head Wilkinson laying it all down for us.

Reaching Out by Nero

Reaching Out (Fred Falke Remix) by Nero

Reaching Out (Booka Shade Remix) by Nero

Reaching Out (Wilkinson Remix) by Nero

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