• 2016 Wrap-Up: Top Remixes of 2016 #20-11

    2016 Wrap-Up: Top Remixes of 2016 #20-11

    by • on Dec 30, 16 • in 2016, Dance, Electronic, House, Lists, remix, Remix Friday • with No Comments

    I’m counting down my top 20 remixes of the year, leading up to my top 70 remixes mixtape. Stream individual tracks below and the full mixtape here. 20. The Knocks-Love Me Like That ft Carly Rae Jepsen (55.5 VIP Mix) Sometimes, it takes the artist closest to the original to make a quality remix. The Knocks managed to make their collaboration with Carly Rae Jepsen even more infectious. 19. Jai Wolf-Drive ft The Chain Gang of 1974 (RAC Mix) RAC’s output of remixes did not grab my ears in 2016 like it did in the

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  • 2016 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of 2016 Mixtape

    2016 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of 2016 Mixtape

    by • on Dec 26, 16 • in 2016, Dance, Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Indie, Indie Pop, JayeL Audio, Lists, Mixtape, R&B, Rap, Rock • with No Comments

    Considering 2016 ends in less than a week, there is not much time for a preamble or song by song analysis for this year’s top tracks of 2016. As part of my debt, I’ll offer and additional 10 songs to you, for a grand total of 70 of my favorite songs of the year. As always, the rules require the song (or album) to be released in 2016 (or the last few weeks of 2015) and covers or remixes do not count. The rankings are a bit arbitrary (the top 10 changed as many times

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  • MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 11-14-16 ft Marshmello, Bad Suns, The xx, Run the Jewels & more

    MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 11-14-16 ft Marshmello, Bad Suns, The xx, Run the Jewels & more

    by • on Nov 13, 16 • in Dance, Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Indie, Indie Pop, JayeL Audio, Mixtape, R&B, Rap, remix, Rock • with No Comments

    Back at it again with a mixtape stuffed with the latest in indie rock, pop, dance, electronic, and even a bit of hip-hop. I don’t have much of a preamble this week as I’m still nursing my wounds from national and Metro Detroit political failures. I’ll only say that I hope this time of frustration (on all fronts) inspires a wave of classic and impactful protest music. New albums by Common and a newly reunited A Tribe Called Quest are incredible listens already. JayeL Audio 11-14-16 from jayelaudio on 8tracks Radio. JayeL Audio 11-14-16:

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  • Michigan Rattlers – Last Week

    Michigan Rattlers – Last Week

    by • on Oct 25, 16 • in Alt Country, Americana, Folk, Indie • with No Comments

    I offered a preview of up and coming duo Michigan Rattlers on my most recent mixtape, but their brief, but growing catalog has been on constant replay over the past month or so. “Illinois Sky” and “Sweet Diane” offer up approachable Americana with relatable storytelling reminiscent of Dawes and The Jayhawks. Graham Young and Adam Reed clearly have a penchant for narratives and tie in their Michigan (originated in Petoskey) experiences, including references to one of the Mitten’s most tasty IPA’s, Bell’s Two Hearted Ale. New Rattlers track “Last Week” ratchets up the act’s alt

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  • Kaytranada: Reva DeVito’ “The Move” + New Remixes

    Kaytranada: Reva DeVito’ “The Move” + New Remixes

    by • on Oct 21, 16 • in Dance, Electronic, R&B, remix • with No Comments

    Montreal-based producer Kaytranada was already having one helluva 2016 after the highly anticipated release of 99.9%, the Canadian producer’s first official album. The album already received acclaim for its expert melding of funk, soul, and dance music with strong features from Vic Mensa, AlunaGeorge, and more. Further praise came via the 2016 Polaris Music prize for best Canadian album of the year, which I’m sure will translate to more end of the year accolades. Aside from the recognition for 99.9% (likely one of my favorite albums of the year as well), Kaytranada’s production game has

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  • Basic Tape – So Good ft Danny Shah

    Basic Tape – So Good ft Danny Shah

    by • on Oct 18, 16 • in Dance, Electronic, remix • with No Comments

    Paris producers Basic Tape claimed my 3rd favorite remix of last year with their addictive take on Grades’ “King”. That cut has still made appearances on my weekend playlists throughout this year, but I was particularly happy to see Sav & Ben return with an original production last week. New single “So Good” balances paced synth/keys and Danny Shah’s energetic vocals on the funk-filled groove. “So Good” keeps up the duo’s streak of melodic dance pop hits over the past year that included “Bright Side”, a collaboration with Mozambo, and “Not Afraid”. Stream “So Good&#

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  • Mickey – Harlem ft Malika

    Mickey – Harlem ft Malika

    by • on Oct 17, 16 • in Dance, Electronic, House • with No Comments

    Belgian producer Mickey got a huge boost with a feature on The Magician’s Magic Tape 64 last month and found a home on Potion/Spinnin Deep. Now comes the full length release of the piano-infused house cut “Harlem” and its even more intoxicating in its totality. Stream “Harlem” below and find more danceable cuts by Mickey at Soundcloud. BONUS: It’s My Man You Know The Beat Young Man

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