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2016 Wrap-Up: Top Remixes of 2016 #10-1

No surprise, but Kaytranada’s huge year with originals album 99.9%, also included quality remixes. The Montreal producer’s excellent takes on Rihanna’s “Kiss It Better” and Solange’s “Cranes In The Sky” were in heavy rotation, but Kay’s reinterpretation of a Janet Jackson track was once again my most played of the year. The Kaytranada flip of […]

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2016 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of 2016 Mixtape

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 […]

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2014 Wrap-Up: Top Albums – Honorable Mention

I wouldn’t say 2014 was a down year for albums, but aside from the top 10, many 2014 releases probably wouldn’t have bested last year’s top albums. Read below for my Honorable Mention releases aka albums/EPs that were somewhere near the top 50, but I just couldn’t rank. Duck Sauce – Quack (Amazon) There wasn’t […]

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REMIX: Childish Gambino “3005” (Chordashian Remix)

I’m still addicted to Childish Gambino’s intoxicating and addictive hit “3005”, no matter the audio format it hits my ears. Brooklyn producers Chordashian seem to have found a way for me to extend my love for the track with what they labeled as a “pre-Kawaii”. The synth percolates in head-nodding fashion with an assortment of […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 10-23-14 ft The Lone Bellow, Karen Harding, Walk The Moon, Chet Faker & more

I’ve received four notices to put out a mixtape and they were all absolutely correct that I was overdue. Hopefully 35 tracks of new indie, dance, pop, folk and remixes will suffice for October. This month’s mix decidedly leans toward the folk and indie rock end of the musical spectrum, which tends to occur seasonally. […]

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Childish Gambino – Sober (rough) + Candler Road

I can’t lie, I was mostly disappointed with Childish Gambino‘s second official album, Because The Internet. There were a lot of great ideas and I love artists that experiment, but aside from “3005”, “Telegraph Ave” and a few other tracks, I was pining for more Camp-like tracks. Donald recently announced a Gangsta Grillz release called […]

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Mar. 2014 Detroit Show Tracker: Arcade Fire, Mayer Hawthorne, Pusha T & more

There are considerably fewer quality shows coming to Metro Detroit in March, but let’s face it: Michigan is “turrible” in March. All the more reason to catch a show to beat the (hopefully) end of Winter blues. Your options include the biggest “indie” band in North America with Arcade Fire, Warpaint and Oscar winner Juicy […]