Justice - 'Civilization'

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A new track by French electro duo Justice has been released onto the internet. It was ripped from an upcoming Adidas commercial, which is why there are a few odd sound effects thrown in there. “Civilization” is the first single off of Justice’s upcoming sophomore album.

After listening to this track, I’m convinced that Justice is back and better than ever. Can’t wait for the release of the album.

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Mash-up Artist Wait What Presents This Is Real Life

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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.

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M.I.A.'s Controversial Music Video Born Free

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British producer, singer, rapper, and political activist M.I.A. has just released the music video to her latest single, “Born Free”. The new song is a departure from M.I.A.’s dance classics that we’ve come to know and love (Bamboo Banga, Boyz, Paper Planes, and Amazon come to mind). As soon as I heard “Born Free,” I thought that the track sounded more like a punk-rock song with its jarring guitar riffs and muffled vocals. After a little digging, I realized that the song samples “Ghost Rider“ by the 70’s synthpunk duo Suicide. Talk about obscure.

Anyway, the content of the video itself is rather disturbing; US police round up all the red-headed kids in the city and cart them off into the desert to be killed. One part of the video depicts a young kid getting shot in the head at point blank range. Later, we see a bomb explode and kill yet another kid. It’s apparent that this video is a metaphor for what’s currently happening between the Palestinians and the Israeli Defense Forces. Most Americans view the conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis in the Middle East with apathy. But, when you substitute an unknown flag for an American flag, and dark-skinned people with light-skinned people, it becomes much more jaw-dropping. M.I.A. definitely has a controversial video on her hands, and that’s exactly what she wanted.

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Jay-Z feat. Swizz Beatz - "On to the Next One" Music Video

jay-zCheck out Jay-Z’s new music video for one of the sleeper hits off of The Blueprint 3, “On to the Next One.” The song’s main hook samples one of the more obscure lines from French duo Justice’s “D.A.N.C.E.”, much in the same way that T.I.’s “Swagga Like Us” sampled M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes.”

Is it just me, or is Jay-Z going for the Kanye West look with those shades, leather gloves, and futuristic diamond-padded jacket (complete with popped collar)?

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Remix Fridays: Chromeo, Passion Pit, Wiz Khalifa, Empire of the Sun, Death from Above 1979

Remix Fridays 6Halloween 2009 has finally arrived. Hopefully by now you have some idea of what your costume is, whether it’s balloon boy, Billy Mays, Patrick Swayze, Kanye with a Hennessy bottle, the Geico money stack with eyes, or zombie Michael Jackson (alright, maybe that’s a little too soon). Or maybe pop culture costumes aren’t for you? Then the classics are always a safe bet. If you’re a guy, it’s usually a pirate/vampire/zombie/mummy/beer keg/sports star/superhero. If you’re a girl it’s usually a sexy _, where the blank is any occupation ever.

Regardless of your costume, there’s bound to be a plethora of Halloween parties this weekend. Where there are parties, there is music. Here are some good remixes from Chromeo, Passion Pit, Wiz Khalifa, Empire of the Sun, & Death from Above 1979 that will be great for this weekend. Enjoy.

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[audio:remix-friday-6/11 Romantic Rights (Dahlback Remix).mp3]

[audio:remix-friday-6/Passion Pit - Little Secrets (Jack Beats Remix).mp3]

[audio:remix-friday-6/02 Blood On Our Hands (Justice Remix.mp3]

[audio:remix-friday-6/Wiz Khalifa - Wiz Khalifa Vs. Empire of the Sun.mp3]

[audio:remix-friday-6/Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (Starsmith Remix ft. Ellie Goulding).mp3]

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