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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #40-31

the xx, Fillmore, Detroit, June 2013 Onward and upward with more of my favorite tracks of 2013. #40 Phantogram-Black Out Days Phantogram’s brand of darker indie pop with a touch of hip-hop excelled with Sarah Barthel’s soaring vocals and the swirling abyss of bass and synth. The echo that kicks off “Black Out Days” and reverberates […]

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Dance remix Remix Friday

Remix Friday: Yeasayer, James Blake, Kaytranada, NICITA & more

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports via The Only Colors I use the term “heavy hitters” often on Remix Friday, but that couldn’t be more accurate this week. Not only do Shoe Scene Symphony and probably my favorite discovery of 2013, Kaytranada, enter more quality remixes in the Hall of Remix Fame. We also get surprising reworkings […]

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Dance Electronic remix Remix Friday

Remix Friday: DJ Double A, WMNSTUDIES, Jacques Greene & more

Argentina, April 2012 via TRAVELSTACHE If y’all love Remix Friday say yeahhhhh! Sorry, it has been a long week, but there are plenty of great remixes make up for it. WNSTUDIES offers up another lesson on why Ms. Jackson might be the most remixable artist of all time. Snakehips remixes my favorite new reggae pop […]

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Hip-Hop Rap

Drake – All Me ft 2 Chainz and Big Sean

New Drizzy with the artist formerly known as Tity Boi and Big Sean on a boastful joint. 2 Chainz just seems to be tailor made for this type of beat. I love the RANDY feature at the beginning as well. via P4k BONUS: Drake – The Motion ft Sampha

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Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark Rap

MIXTAPE: The Narkmaster ft Drake, Atmosphere, Kyle Lucas, Action Bronson & more

The Narkmaster from jayelaudio on 8tracks Radio. Get ready for an oversized mixtape of my favorite hip-hop of the past few months. The heavyweights (Jay-Z, Kanye West, J. Cole) mostly delivered on the hype surrounding their recent releases, but I’m primarily ready to laud the rest of the talent on this edition. Seattle spitter Sol […]

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Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark Rap

New Mixtape: Into Narkness ft KiD CuDi, Hit-Boy, Skewby, Drake & more

Nostalgia, a word my wife can’t stand for some reason and the way I’ll always feel about ‘90’s and early ‘00’s hip-hop. If bling, soul samples, No Limit and bass from an 808 make you yearn for days of old, you will enjoy this mixtape. Newcomer Mayalino must have called in a major favor because […]

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Mash-ups remix

Friday Remixes: The Hood Internet, The Melker Project, Paul Oakenfold & D.veloped

It’s pretty early for me in 2013 for me to be liking this many remixes, but here are some that caught my ear this week. The Hood Internet – Mottovision (Drake vs. Kavinsky) I’ve almost tired of the original version of “Motto”, so of course The Hood Internet comes to the rescue with Kavinsky’s latest […]