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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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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 11-14-16 ft Marshmello, Bad Suns, The xx, Run the Jewels & more

Back at it again with a mixtape stuffed with the latest in indie rock, pop, dance, electronic, and even a bit of hip-hop. I don’t have much of a preamble this week as I’m still nursing my wounds from national and Metro Detroit political failures. I’ll only say that I hope this time of frustration […]

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Detroit Indie Live Review Review Showstopper

LIVE REVIEW: The xx w/Grizzly Bear – The Fillmore, Detroit – 6/12

I’m sure many fans (including myself) at The Fillmore on Wednesday night were a little bit apprehensive about seeing The xx for the first time. Not to doubt the work of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie xx, but the trio’s dreamy, reflective pop is often my go-to choice for quiet moments and times […]

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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 […]

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2012 albums Lists

2012 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of the Year – Honorable Mention

While 2012 wasn’t a banner year for the album format, there were many notable long form efforts to be had. It was a struggle to get to 20 or so albums that I was enamored with, but that probably means 2013 is going to be out of control with expected releases from Local Natives, Phoenix, […]

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Mash-ups

Mash-Up: the xx vs. Rihanna (Scott Melker) & Neil Young vs. Jay-Z (GenErik)

As I head off to Indy for a wedding, I’ll leave you with two mash-ups for the weekend. The first comes from JayeL Audio favorite Scott Melker as he subtly adds some Rihanna drums and guitar to the subdued sounds of the xx’s “Angels”. A little extra drama is just the right amount. The other […]

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New Mixtape: JayeL Audio 8-1-12

The month’s edition features the return of two of my favorite acts in the past few years in Lord Huron and the xx. Elsewhere, the mixtape features quality tracks from new albums by Passion Pit, The Very Best and Two Door Cinema Club. On top of that, Arctic Monkeys cover The Beatles, Cody ChesnuTT brings […]