Archive for February 5th, 2010

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Feb
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Dan Black – Weird Science (Mixtape)


Weird Science is a six song mixtape from Dan Black. Uncommon for a pop artist to put out a mixtape, but Dan Black isn’t your typical pop artist. On this tape he borrows some sounds from popular hits that you’ve been hearing for years, but first he melts them down and reshapes their skeletons, transforming them into instant Dan Black songs. Dan’s sound is so unique – I’d love to dig through his record collection and see what he listens to. Check out the IFC premiere of his video with Kid Cudi here.

1. Pass That Head Noize
2. Slave to Paper
3. Spank the Cure Till Brooklyn
4. Gorecki, Fix Up My Girlfriend Some More | YouSendIt
5. Gimme Into the Cloudbusting
6. Drowning in the Dark Drake | YouSendIt

Dan Black – Weird Science (Mixtape)

05
Feb
10

Beat Mass – "Party With Q-Tip" (Q-Tip vs Jonathan Boulet)


This is the shit right here. Beat Mass has linked the sounds of Q-Tip with Jonathan Boulet and added a little Beach Boys for a breezy hit that makes me want to take a vacation just so I can enjoy this on a sunny beach somewhere far away from this snow storm on the way. Maybe I’ll just mix up a fruity rum drink, turn this up super loud and pretend.

Beat Mass – Party With Q-Tip (Q-Tip vs Jonathan Boulet)
| YouSendIt

05
Feb
10

New! Ludacris ft. Nicki Minaj – "My Chick Bad"


Hate change? Then Ludacris is probably one of your favorite rappers. It’s crazy how little he has changed over the years. Here’s a new one, good for the weekend and featuring Nicki and her silly voices. Happy Friday.

Ludacris ft. Nicki Minaj – My Chick Bad | YouSendIt

05
Feb
10

Free Energy – "Hope Child" & "Something In Common"


Free Energy creates the kind of rock that makes you want to put on a head band and take a victory lap. The opening of “Hope Child” almost sounds like it could burst into an AC/DC anthem, but instead they throw in some hand claps and opt out of the screeching vocals. The band is set to release Stuck On Nothing on 3/9. The album is produced by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, who said he’s really enjoying the process with Free Energy and has loved getting back into the swing of recording guitars. Check out “Hope Child” below, and also “Something In Common”, a b-side that Stereogum calls their best track yet.

Free Energy – Hope Child | YouSendIt

Free Energy – Something In Common | YouSendIt

05
Feb
10

Massive Attack – "Paradise Circus" (Gui Boratto Remix)


There are few songs over 8 minutes long that I can stand. Unless you are the Grateful Dead or Phish, you should probably try to break your musical expression into 3-4 minute increments. Because that’s what my attention span can handle.

Gui Boratto got his hands on my favorite track from the new Massive Attack album and stretched it out into this 8 minute journey, turning Massive Attack’s original walk through the dark into a power walk at dawn. The length works on this one, because Hope Sandoval’s vocals keep reeling in my focus whenever I start to drift. At just under 5 minutes, I still prefer the original, but this is a very cool remix.

By the way, Massive Attack’s new album Heligoland is very good.

Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Remix) | YouSendIt

05
Feb
10

New! Spits Da Dawn – *Quality Over Quantity* (Mixtape)

I’m a little late with posting this but it’s all good! I’ve dropped a couple tracks off of this tape here @ P&P & here is the full *Quality Over Quantity* mixtape! Download link, track listing & stream are all below! Here’s what Spits had to say about the project himself over @ his site:

“OK I HAVE BEEN MAKING MY ROUNDS IN THE STREET WITH THIS, HOWEVER, I THINK ITS TIME TO BRING IT TO A BIGGER MACHINE… I HAVE BEEN INTO MUSIC AS FAR AS I CAN REMEMBER AND THIS IS MY FIRST PROJECT I HAVE EVER RELEASED. THIS IS MY PRIDE AND JOY. I PUT BLOOD, SWEAT TEARS AND YEARS INTO THIS PROJECT. IM LOVING THE FEEDBACK SO FAR I AM ACTUALLY AMAZED BY IT. BUT I WANT THE WORLD TO HEAR THIS.. NOW… I WAS GONNA WAIT UNTIL FEB 17th BECAUSE I HAVE A SHOW THAT NIGHT 9PM @ KARMA LOUNGE, BUT THE WAIT IS OVER. SHOUT OUT TO PIGEONS AND PLANES FOR BEING THE FIRST TO GRAB ON TO THE PROJECT… SHOUT OUT TO EVRYONE WHO ALREADY HAS THIER COPY…. PLEASE EMAIL YA REVIEWS TO HOLLA@SPITSDADAWN.COM …. AND PLEASE PASS THE WORD ABOUT THE PROJECT…”



Stream Below:

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05
Feb
10

New! Fat Joe ft. Young Jeezy – "Ha Ha"


Here’s a new one from Fat Joe’s upcoming album The Darkside featuring the omnipresent Young Jeezy, who has been a part of everything lately. Is it just me, or do they both sound like they are borrowing a flow on this one? Let me know if you hear what I hear. Whatever, it’s almost the weekend and this beat is nice.

Fat Joe ft. Young Jeezy – Ha Ha | YouSendIt