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Gold Panda

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Check out some of the latest jams from British producer Gold Panda. His lo-fi, beat-driven electronic sound can most appropriately be described as hypnotizing. If you’re a fan of Washed Out or Toro y Moi, you should definitely give Gold Panda a listen. His stuff has received critical acclaim from such publications as Pitchfork, Dazed and Confused, The Guardian & NME, among others. Be sure to grab his debut album, Lucky Shiner, which is set to be released in on CD and vinyl mid-October. [read more…]

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Phoenix band

Attention all you budding mash-up artists and DJs: Phoenix has just released the multitrack recordings of every one of their songs on Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. This means that it’s now easier than ever to remix and mash-up Phoenix’s latest album. It’s a pretty awesome move on their part, if you ask me.

Over the next week or two, I’m sure some amazing stuff will surface from all corners of the web (although we’ll have to brace ourselves for the initial influx of crappy remixes). Feeling creative? Grab your copy of Albeton Live and get remixing! [read more…]

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Kanye West

Every Friday for the past month or so, Kanye West has been releasing tracks off of his upcoming album, Dark Twisted Fantasy. I’m particularly stoked because up until all of this, he seemed to be laying low and keeping out of the spotlight nearly a year. Maybe it’s due to the fact that he’s now obsessed with Twitter.

In case you haven’t been keeping up, below is a rundown of the stuff he’s released. I’m really loving “Monster,” a track that Courtney first gave me a heads up on, and “Runaway,” which was performed at last night’s VMAs. [read more…]

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night-ripper Girl TalkArtist Evan Roth has made one of the most bizarre yet awesome videos I’ve seen in a while. The video’s called “Cache Rules Everything Around Me,” a play on the phrase made famous by The Wu-Tang Clan, and was made entirely from animated gifs. The video is a bombardment of the most random (and quite possibly offensive) gifs you may or may not have seen in your time on the internet.

Several tracks from Girl Talk’s first album Night Ripper make up the soundtrack, including “That’s My DJ,” “Hold Up,” “Too Deep” and “Smash Your Head.”

Roth is also one of the guys behind the EyeWriter Project, an ongoing collaborative research effort to help those suffering from ALS with creative technologies. [read more…]

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SomethingALaMode

Here’s a great song by French cello/violin duo SomethingALaMode featuring singer K. Flay called “5am.” The video for the song is pretty captivating— the gang of three are seen wandering around the streets of New York City in the wee hours of the morning. I love the quirky vibe that the video gives off. Check it out. [read more…]

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wait-what-this-is-real-life

The second mixtape from Wait What entitled This is Real Life brings us a fresh collection of killer mash-ups perfect for your weekend dance party. From P. Diddy & Black Rob vs. Sleigh Bells to Nas vs. MGMT & Justice to Crystal Castles vs. Drake, Wait What gives mash-up duos like The Hood Internet and The White Panda a run for their money.

Wait What, aka Charlie K., has decided to adopt a pay-what-you-want model for This is Real Life, with all proceeds going to 826 Valencia which supports youth writing. [read more…]

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The Hood Internet Trillwave

Check out the latest mixtape from my favorite mash-up duo, The Hood Internet. For Trillwave, ABX and STV SLV (who make up The Hood Internet) teamed up with clothier Mishka and made one hell of a summer mixtape. Trillwave is a laid-back, mellow experience perfect for your late-night afterparty/kickback. Listen to Birdman & Lil’ Wayne spit it over Washed Out, Lloyd Banks lay it down over Neon Indian, or the Young Money crew go hard to Javelin. [read more…]

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MIA

Yesterday, M.I.A. performed the track “Born Free” from her latest album /\/\/\Y/\ on The Late Show with David Letterman. The performance was characterized by the singer having an entourage of look-a-likes singing and dancing along with her. Pretty strange if you ask me, but it’s something that I’m not surprised to see her do– it’s her way of addressing the recent criticism that’s been tossed around about how she’s fake and an impostor.

Making a surprise cameo appearance alongside M.I.A. and her posse was Suicide band member Martin Rev on the keyboards. [read more…]

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