Monday, December 27, 2010

Mixtape Downloads #7A & #7B: Party Van / Night Owl

I've been accumulating too many great songs lately, so here are two new mixtapes to help you celebrate the holiday season!

Party Van Mix / Dec 2010
Mixed / 41:11

1. DJ Zinc - Nexx
2. Wiley - Never Be Your Woman (Herve Re-work)
3. Xxxy - Ordinary Things
4. Boddika - Syn Chron
5. DJ Zinc - Wile Out ft. Ms Dynamite
6. A1 Bassline - Stabs
7. Jacques Greene - Tell Me
8. Jacques Greene - (Baby I Don't Know) What You Want
9. Taz - Future Funk
10. Y Tribe - Enough Is Enough
11. Jacques Greene - Another Girl
12. Kingdom - You
13. Submerse - Passion
14. Groove Theory - Tell Me (George Fitzgerald Remix)
15. DJ Nate - Back Up Kid

See Downloads Section

Meant to keep you moving for all 41 minutes. Made with holiday parties in mind! Mixed tracks.


Night Owl / Dec 2010

1. Mystery Track 1*
2. Orbital - Belfast
3. Kollektiv Turmstrasse - Uneins
4. Mystery Track 2
5. Cooly G & Scratcha DVA - Dis Boy (DVA's Hi Emotions Remix)
6. Starkey - Playing With Fire
7. Cassie - Must Be Love (Jacques Greene's Marriage Proposal Mix)
8. M2J - Infinity Complex
9. Creep - Days (Deadboy Remix) ft. Romy Madley Croft
10. Disclosure - Offline Dexterity
11. Dawn Landes - All Dressed In White
12. Primary 1 - Never Know (Submerse Remix)
13. Ramadanman & Midland - Your Words Matter
14. George Fitzgerald - Weakness
15. KingThing - Mad Hatter
16. B-Complex - Raindrops
17. S-Type - Medusa
18. Actress - Maze
19. Jack Dixon - Be There (Cairo Remix)
20. John Roberts - Glass Eights

See Downloads Section

Accompaniment for quieter nights. Tracks kept separate.

*Mystery tracks are for the benefit of the RIAA.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Dec 6 / Releases

I haven't been this excited about the music released in one day for quite a while:

1. Starkey - Space Traitor Vol. 1

2. Planet Mu - Bangs & Works Vol. 1

3. Jam City - Magic Drops

Expect reviews soon.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Review: Night Slugs Allstars Vol. 1

Night Slugs Allstars Volume 1
Dubstep / House / Funky

1. Mosca - Square One VIP
2. Lil Silva - Golds 2 Get
3. Girl Unit - IRL (Bok Bok Remix)
4. Kingdom - Bust Broke
5. L-Vis 1990 & T. Williams - Stand Up
6. Jam City - Arpjam
7. Lil Silva - Seasons
8. Egyptrixx - Liberation Front
9. Bok Bok & Cubic Zirconia - Reclash Dub
10. Optimum - Broken Embrace
11. Jacques Greene - (Baby I Don't Know) What You Want
12. Velour - Booty Slammer
13. Girl Unit - Wut


Definitely one of the most anticipated compilations of the year. A gathering of tunes from one of my favorite labels of 2010, Night Slugs (started by Bok Bok & L-Vis 1990). The subgenre's are quite varied here, so there's something for everyone. Personally, Jacques Greene's "(Baby I Don't Know) What You Want" takes the cake as one of my favorite songs of the year, finally seeing a real release. Of course, "Booty Slammer" and "Wut" are old favorites (I've put both of them in mixes!).

Review: Teen Daze - Beach Dreams & Cold House/Everywhere

Teen Daze - Beach Dreams (2010)
Lo-fi / Synthpop / Chillwave

1. Let's Fall Asleep Together
2. Water
3. Cliff Jump Love Song
4. Beach Dreams


Not to be confused with Beach House's Teen Dreams. From the man himself:

I really came to fall in love with the whole lo-fi pop scene this summer, and I wanted to see what I could come up with. After writing “Let’s Fall Asleep Together”, the last three just sort of happened in the span of a few days.

I know that it’s starting to get cold, and that carefree love songs about beach life may seem out of context, but I hope that you guys can look back on your past summer, and let these songs remind you of some of the good experiences you had! 

For this final tribute to the hazy summer of '10, the Canadian/elusive/very friendly Teen Daze has set aside his traditionally electronic style for something decidedly more analog and guitar-based. I'm actually quite impressed that he was able to make the switch so easily. The catchiness of his dance-floor friendly tunes made Teen Daze one of my favorite new artists of the year, but these songs hold their own quite well despite falling closer to the very crowded style of noisy lo-fi pop. Oh wait, that reminds me...


Teen Daze - Cold House/Everywhere (2010)
Lo-fi / Synthpop / Chillwave

1. Cold House
2. Everywhere


This was a single released a bit earlier, much more electronic than lo-fi. "Everywhere" is probably the catchiest, most uplifting song I've heard all year.