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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 4-01-15 ft Lord Huron, Toro y Moi, CRUISR, Cashmere Cat & more

Its mixtape time. No foolin’. This month’s edition of JayeL Audio has an adequate balance of a multitude of genres, that should please most of you. Indie pop shined with percussive cuts like Robyn Sherwell’s hypnotizing “Islander” and Broken Back’s tropical pop influenced gem “Hacyon Birds”. Hazy rock made a triumphant return with Tame Impala’s […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 1-15-15 ft Mark Ronson, Leon Bridges, Misterwives, Father John Misty & more

As you may have noticed, finals and year-end lists occupied the last couple of months of 2014. Despite that, I still caught up on a slew of great songs at the end of 2014 and even a few new tracks in early 2015. Returns of Sharon Jones, Modest Mouse, Purity Ring, and Django Django were […]

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2014 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #50-41

We’re just getting started with the top 60 tracks of 2014 and here comes #50-14. 50. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft Bruno Mars Here’s the history of my love for “Uptown Funk”. Saw Mark Ronson was dropping a song with Bruno Mars and an appearance on SNL was booked before the world even heard […]

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Indie

Black Lips – New Direction (produced by Mark Ronson)

I only know a handful of Black Lips songs and mostly just know them for their rambunctious performances. I’m pretty sure they got kicked out of some Southeastern country a few years ago. Oh well. I usually check for anything Mark Ronson produced and I was intrigued how he would affect the band’s garage rock […]

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Hip-Hop

Estelle: Soon To Be Shining

Newcomer songstress/rapper Estelle is preparing her sophomore album, Shine, to be released this February. After gaining mild success in her native home in London, Ms. Swaray is hoping her hybrid style will breakthrough across the Atlantic. Estelle’s debut, The 18th Letter, quickly garnered the attention of then-unknown singer by the name of John Legend. When […]

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2007 Wrap-Up: Covers in 2007

2007 brought a plethora of karaoke wanna bes to the mainstream. It seemed like everyone from Tegan and Sara (Rihanna’s “Umbrella”) to Lily Allen (50 Cent’s “Window Shopper”) felt the need to get their “American Idol” on and borrow a fellow artists song. I normally don’t condone this kind of recycling, but the following covers […]

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Amy Winehouse: "Back" to the Future

Amy Winehouse Back to Black – 4.5 /5 Narks I first heard English songstress, Amy Winehouse, on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio One show (where I have found more gems than not), but not because I was interested in her. Ms. Winehouse’s breakthrough single, “You Know I’m No Good”, featured the only and only, Wu Tang […]