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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2013 #11-20

So many albums, so little time… #11 Local Natives-Hummingbird (Spotify) The departure of a band member can crush some acts, but Local Natives persevered with the help of The National’s Aaron Dessner. Dessner’s production helped the Cali crew in making their harmonies sound even lusher with grander instrumentation and darker tones. “Wooly Mammoth” echoed the […]

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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #20-11

The National, Laneway Fest, September 2013 More great jams from 2013… #20 Rhye-Open (Amazon) The comparison to Sade was inevitable after one listen to Rhye’s “Open”. However, I don’t think Sade ever made a drug-induced love anthem sound so eloquent. Also, Sade is female, so….. #19 The National-Sea of Love (Amazon) Matt Berninger, lead singer […]

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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #30-21

Lollapalooza, Chicago, August 2013 We’ve cracked the twenties folks. More great 2013 tracks are below. #30 Alabama Shakes-Always Alright (Amazon) 2013 was essentially a victory lap year for Brittany Howard and Alabama Shakes. Technically, “Always Alright” was released in 2012 off the Silver Linings Playbook soundtrack, but didn’t really blow up until Oscar season 2013. […]

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Daft Punk – Lose Yourself To Dance ft Pharrell (radio edit)

Is 5 minutes and 54 seconds too much disco bliss for you? Daft Punk apparently thought radio listeners couldn’t handle that much, so here comes the radio edit. Stream the 4 minute version of one of my favorite tracks of 2013, “Lose Yourself To Dance”. #PHARRELL2013 via PMA

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Remix Friday: Large Professor, Ghost Loft, Funk LeBlanc & more

Borneo, June 2013 via Travelstache (be sure to follow Travelstache‘s Summer journey here) Large Professor gives Mayer Hawthorne’s “Her Favorite Song” a “good taste with an ounce of hood elegance”, Ghost Loft borrows some drum machines from Hit Boy & Mike Will’s book on the remix to “LNOE” and Funk LeBlanc updates MJ’s “Remember The […]

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Remix Friday: Mr. Troublesome, St. Lucia, Viceroy, Amtrac, RAC & more

Cape Lookout, Oregon, May 2013 via Travelstache Just because it was a 4 day week for many of us, doesn’t mean it felt “short”. Thankfully, the internet’s top remixers are here to ease you into the weekend. Mr. Troublesome tempts RIAA fate by combining The Beatles and Kanye West (can’t wait for this project), St. […]

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Remix Friday: Digitalism, Archnemesis, The Chainsmokers, Amtrac & more

Entrance to the Taj Mahal – Agra, India – Aug 2011 via Travelstache New remixes perfect for your Memorial Day festivities. Archnemesis turns The xx up more than a few notches, Unlike Pluto does Daft Punk “right”, The Chainsmokers continue their impressive remix streak and Amtrac reworks “Modern Hearts” into an anthem that equals the […]