“Save Your Goodbye” wasn’t my favorite track of Mike Posner’s 30 Minutes to Takeoff, but this Johnny Lawson remix is pretty nice. The upbeat dance ready beat definitely brings out the pop potential the hook and lyrics have. Get the free download below. Save Your Goodbye (Johnny Lawson Remix) by johnnylawson
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Laura continues to tell me Portland’s DJ Fergie Ferg‘s mash-up album Masharoni and Cheese is a must listen (her favorite moment so far is the “Summer Lovin’” vs “Go Girl” mix on “Kickin’ The Flow”), but I keep forgetting to give it a proper listen. I’ll make that my homework for the break, especially after hearing his recent work. Fergie Ferg expertly brings together my favorite Mike Posner track with Surfjan Stevens’ “I Walked”. Listen and download below.
Please Don’t Walk (Mike Posner x Sufjan Stevens) by DJ Fergie Ferg
DJ Fergie Ferg on Facebook
A couple of up and coming artists I’ve mentioned many a time get some much due video treatment. Check it.
Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me video
Bout time is all I can say. Glad to see it finally happen. Looks like Mike opted to showcase a electrofied version of the Gigamesh remix for the official video. Listen up for a snippet of “Smoke & Drive” in the background. UPDATE: Matt aka Gigamesh informed me that the remix I posted earlier is an incomplete version Mike made for the One Foot Out The Door mixtape. Matt later shortened the mix and add a bridge section, which is now in the video and is the “single mix”.
Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me (Gigamesh Official Remix)
Vonnegutt – Promo video
You should already have The Appetizer EP (if not, get it here). With a Lollapalooza date coming and signing with new management, its about time a EPK was released. Basically, if you have a friend that doesn’t know Vonnegutt, pass it on. There is definitely a snippet of a new jam that I haven’t heard yet. Sounds pretty good to me.
Upcoming Vonnegutt tour dates:
5/29 -Spring 4th Center – Atlanta, GA
6/18 – Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta, GA
8/6 – Lollapalooza – Chicago,IL
Back from sunny Puerto Vallarta, it looks like I have some catching up to do. I’ll be rolling out some annual “best of ’09″ lists over the next 2-3 weeks. Until then, below are a few items worth noting, before I head to frigid Michigan for a few days.
-Retro-pop band The Dutchess and Duke played at the Earl last week. They also played an in-store at Decatur CD. Check the video for the great “Back To Me”. Visuals captured by Creative Outlet Productions.
-Largehearted Boy has been busy compiling year end lists from everywhere across the internetz. My favorite is always his own “Favorite Novels of the Year” post. I’ve found a lot of great books via his site and hopefully you will too. I can thank him for turning me on to Josh Bazell’s Beat the Reaper earlier this year.
-I included Macklemore and Ryan Lewis‘ drinking anthem, “Irish Celebration” on The Nark Before Christmas. Turns out, they just released a solid EP. Download it free below.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The VS. EP
-I’m not sure how much more I can praise Passion Pit‘s “Sleephead”, but The Hood Internet did what they do best: pair indie pop gems that work so well with hip-hop jams. Even a Juvenile hit that I’ve been sick of since high school.
The Hood Internet – Back That Sleepyhead Up (Passion Pit vs Juvenile)
-If the only reason you watch Jimmy Fallon is to hear the best band in late night, The Roots, then you must love their jam sessions before commercial breaks. The “sandwiches” as Questlove calls them, have been compiled into a mixtape of sorts.
The Roots – Late Night W/Jimmy Fallon Sandwiches EP (via 2dopeboyz)
-Everything I’ve heard from Yeasayer‘s upcoming album, Odd Blood has sounded great. It doesn’t drop until Feb, but Jasper at Eat This City thinks you may be able to find it early. Also, the band is embarking on a tour with a $15 stop at The Masquerade on April 6th.
-I haven’t spoke enough about Detroit’s Mayer Hawthorne on this site, but he is building a solid underground following with his retro soul album A Strange Arrangement. Definitely check out the great interview Thomas Matich of Deep Cutz had with Mr. Hawthorne here.
More coming soon…
A trip back to MSU, moving to a new apartment and working some late hours not only means I don’t get you new music in a reasonable manner. It also means that my RSS feed is filled to the brim with new tunes. I’m crazy enough to think that any one of those links could lead to my favorite new song of the moment, so its hard for me not to check 95% of them out. Overwhelmed, I was finally able to catch up last week.
There were so many good tracks (and many newcomers) released in the last 2-3 months, I soon realized I wouldn’t be able to release one disc that encompassed everything. Hopefully, this isn’t music overload, but here goes:
JayeL Audio – 11-24-09
Disc One http://www.sendspace.com/file/ou2dup
Kings of Convenience show off their side project, The Whitest Boy Alive, by flipping a sample that Daft Punk made legendary (“1517″). Bon Iver & St Vincent turn out the best song off the New Moon soundtrack. Janelle Monae sounds like she’s been watching an excessive amount of the Bride of Frankenstein. One For The Team came up with one of my favorite song titles of ’09 in “Questions and Panthers”. *Disclaimer: Shakira and Kesha appearances are only due to affiliation with Kid Cudi and Fred Falke making another ridiculous remix of a song that I’m not a fan of.
1. Heavy Mojo – Later
2. N.E.R.D. – Soldier ft Santigold
3. The Raveonettes – Bang!
4. The Whitest Boy Alive – 1517
5. Old Canes – Little Bird Courage (mp3)
6. Bon Iver & St. Vincent – Roslyn
7. Ellie Goulding – Under The Sheets
8. Janelle Monae – Come Alive (The War of the Roses) (mp3)
9. Tegan & Sara – Alligator
10. Blitzen Trapper – Big Black Bird
11. Kesha – Tik Tok (Fred Falke Remix)
12. Shakira – Did It Again ft Kid Cudi
13. One For The Team – Questions and Panthers
14. Pearl and the Beard – Oh, Death! (mp3)
15. Meeting of Important People – Brittney Lane Don’t Care
16. Mike Posner – You Don’t Have To Leave
17. Amanda Blank – DJ
18. Tahiti 80 – Good Boy
19. Local Natives – Camera Talk
20. Fanfarlo – Ghosts
21. The Very Most – Autumn Air
22. Mr. Hudson – Knew We Were Trouble
23. Camera Obscura – The Blizzard
Check back for Disc Two!
Now that I’ve actually had a minute to listen to One Foot Out The Door, I’m impressed with Mike Posner‘s latest. One Foot Out The Door leans more electro-pop than A Matter of Time, but thats perfect for my recent tastes. He doesn’t forget hip-hop on “Bring Me Down” and “Mirror’s Edge” remix either.
The stand out track for me so far has been “You Don’t Have To Leave”. And I was completely ready to praise the beat Mike Posner crafted as a great house-pop feel that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Cut Copy or The Rapture album. Then, I checked out Miami Horror’s new video for a track called “Sometimes” over at My Old Kentucky Blog.
Turns out Mike Posner can definitely produce and create catchy songs (see “Cooler Than Me” and “I Don’t Trust Myself”), but Miami Horror should take the credit for the beat on “You Don’t Have To Leave” (for some reason, I missed it on the tracklist). That is totally fine and rappers do this often on mixtapes, I think I was just hoping he produced it. I’m still partial to Mike’s version, but its good to see he has his ear in all genres (like Kid Cudi, Drake and Kyle Lucas).
Which do you version do you like best?
Mike Posner – You Don’t Have To Leave
Miami Horror – Sometimes
Leave a comment or cast your vote in the Poll on the side.
The posts have been light due to an amazing trip to East Lansing and moving into a new apartment in ATL. Hopefully, more next week.
For now, check out Mike Posner’s newly dropped mixtape, One Foot Out The Door. I’ve only heard (and saw firsthand) the Gigamesh remix to “Cooler Than Me”, but its sure to be a good one. The remix also happens to be perfect for a “snap-off”, so thats cool.
Mike Posner – One Foot Out The Door Mixtape (link 2)
1. One Foot Out the Door (Produced by Mike Posner and XX)
2. I Don’t Trust Myself (Produced by Mike Posner, Piano by Eric Holljes)
3. Traveling Man (Snippet) (Produced by Mike Posner and Raw Talent)
4. You Don’t Have to Leave (Produced by Miami Horror)
5. Cooler Than Me (Gigamesh Remix) (Produced by Gigamesh, Additional Production by Mike Posner)
6. Don’t Trust Me (Benny Blanco/DJ Benzi Remix) ft. 3OH!3 and Kid CuDi (Produced by Benny Blanco and 3OH!3)
7. Kiss Me Thru the Phone ft. Saigon (Produced by Mike Posner)
8. Red Button (Produced by Mike Posner)
9. Bring Me Down ft. Big Sean & Freddie Gibbs (Produced by Block Beattaz)
10. Mirror’s Edge Benzi Remix ft. Bun B, GLC, and XV (Produced by Seven)
11. Speed of Sound ft. Big Sean (Produced by Block Beattaz)
12. Close the Door ft. Clinton Sparks (Produced by Clinton Sparks)
If you didn’t already know, Detroit Metro area’s Mike Posner just released A Matter of Time on iTunes, curated by Don Cannon and DJ Benzi. If other artists have done this before, just skip these next few sentences. This is a huge testament to the buzz surrounding Mike Posner & the Brain Trust. Not only did he get some co-signs from 2 major DJ’s in the mixtape game, but for it to be exclusively available at iTunes is huge.
Posner’s previously released music, “Cooler Than Me” and “Who Knows”, leans somewhere between rap, r&b and pop, and the mixtape, A Matter of Time follows suit. While most people are using AutoTune, Posner uses his unique, raspy voice to his advantage over his slick productions. Tracks like “Halo” and “Hey Cupid” are pretty solid pop fare, whereas “Smoke and Drive” has a rap edge. It also marks the first time I’ve ever heard marijuana described as a member of Bell Biv Devoe, ha.
Most mixtapes feature rappers freestyling over the latest hot beats, Matter of Time features a couple of reworkings in “Evil Woman” and “Losing My Mind”. “Losing My Mind” takes a less ghetto approach to Gorilla Zoe’s “Lost” and could be one of the best tracks on the mixtape.
Also check out Mike Posner’s page on SoundClick. He has some beats that I’m sure you’ll hear in the future.
This round is a little less “melon collie” (as Logan put it) and a little more diverse. Alice Russell joins the growing list of British soul singers I’m starting to confuse with one another. The welcome return of Phoenix (“1901″), Razorlight (“North London Trash”) and Jack Penate (“Tonight’s Today”). A couple of “growers” are the Friendly Fires (“Skeleton Boy”) and Chester French (“Dance”) tracks. I have been sitting on those for a few months, but eventually they caught on (I’m not sure what took so long). And finally, a track from K’Naan that I’ve been waiting for since Lollapalooza.
As usual, let me know what you think.
JayeL Audio – 3-3-09 http://www.sendspace.com/file/kzavw0
1. Phoenix – 1901
2. Chester French – Dance
3. Ladyhawke – Manipulating Woman
4. K’Naan – Take A Minute
5. Jack Penate – Tonight’s Today
6. Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele – Meet Me In The Garden
7. Alice Russell – Turn and Run
8. Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy
9. The Submarines – You Me and Bourgeoisie
10. Royksopp – Happy Up Here
11. Emmy the Great – Dylan
12. The Faint – The Geeks Were Right
13. Loney Dear – Apartment Surroundings
14. Yuksek – So Down ft Chromeo
15. Timid Tiger – Gadget Girls
16. Lily Allen – Back To The Start
17. Razorlight – North London Trash
18. Bloc Party – One Month Off
19. Heartless Bastards – Searching For The Ghost
20. An Horse – Ledge
21. Mike Posner – Evil Woman
22. Moondoggies – Changing
Winter is usually pretty slow when it comes to quality rap/hip-hop, but 2009 has been proving me wrong as of late. Nark City features appearances by Shady/Aftermath employees, current (Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Focus) and past (Stat Quo, Obie Trice, Royce Da 5’9″). Also included is an A-List ATL connection (T.I. & Usher), the latest Mike Posner/Big Sean collaboration, the return of K-Os and more.
Nark City – http://www.sendspace.com/file/s97kck
1. Eminem – Crack A Bottle ft Dr. Dre, 50 Cent
2. Royce Da 5’9″ – Homage to Premier ft Phonte and Stat Quo
3. Kid CuDi – Sky High (The Kickdrums remix)
4. Jadakiss – Letter to B.I.G.
5. T.I. – My Life, Your Entertainment
6. N.O.R.E. – NY Groove
7. K-Os – Zambony
8. Freeway – When I Die ft James Blunt
9. Stat Quo – In California
10. Jo Weel & DJDviousMind – Dust In The Wind
11. 50 Cent – I Get It In
12. Big Sean – Who Knows ft Mike Posner
13. Obie Trice – You Burn
14. Royce Da 5’9″ – Shake This
15. Kanye West – Amazing ft Young Jeezy
16. Tekneek – Money In The Air ft Kurupt, Havoc & Roscoe
17. The Knux – Bang Bang
18. Collie Buddz – Come Around Remix
19. T.I. – Hero ft Akon
20. Black Milk – Give the Drummer Sum
21. Jay-Z – Go Hard remix
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