Remix Fridays: Biggie, Tupac, Imogen Heap, Lil' Wayne, Vampire Weekend, & More

In our second installment of Remix Fridays, we’ve got some old stuff and some new stuff. From Biggie and Tupac, to Vampire Weekend and Imogen Heap, everything is pretty tight. I’ve had all of these remixes in constant rotation over the last 7 days or so. Check ‘em out:

[audio:remix-friday-2/amilliremix.mp3 |titles=A Milli (Toy Selectah Remix) |artists=Lil’ Wayne]
[audio:remix-friday-2/Biggie vs Tupac vs The xx - Runnin With The xx (Quix vs Elliot Blend).mp3]
[audio:remix-friday-2/Imogen Heap - Hide and Seek (Enigma Remix).mp3]
[audio:remix-friday-2/Kid CuDi - Embrace the Martian (Crookers Remix).mp3]
[audio:remix-friday-2/Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name Of (Sebastian’s Late Night Laptop Edit).mp3]
[audio:remix-friday-2/Vampire Weekend - Ottoman (Redlight Remix).mp3]

Auto-Tune: Do or Don't? Discovery says yes, Jay-Z says NO

Oh where did this all start? Although Roger Troutman or Teddy Riley are often credited for the first use of auto-tune, that was in fact the talkbox. I once heard that the pioneer of auto-tuning is none other than Cher. That’s right, ‘Do you believe in liiiiife after looooove!?’ Who knew this diva would influence artists in totally different genres.

T-Pain Auto-tune

Now it seems auto-tune is for the masses. Haters tend to target T-Pain, the most notorious (ab)user of auto-tune, but some others include Akon, Lil’ Wayne and Kanye West. Now we see it spreading from R&B to indie rock with Discovery, the much talked-about love child of Vampire Weekend and Ra Ra Riot.

Personally, I’m at a loss. I do not know what to think of auto-tune. I had no respect for T-Pain until I watched his interview with DJ Skee of Los Angeles’ KIIS-FM. When asked about the active use of auto-tune in his music, he responded,

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Year in Review: The 10 Best Music Videos of 2008

Jetcomx Presents the 10 Best Music Videos of 2008
End of the year lists are one thing that I always look forward to seeing each December, during that special period of time between the magic and nostalgia of Christmas and the drunken debauchery of New Year’s Eve. We here at Jetcomx wanted to put together a special list; not just a list of best artists or best songs. We wanted to highlight the best, most interesting, and creative music videos from the year 2008. After intense scrutiny and deliberation, the crew and I have finally thrown together our version of the 10 Best Music Videos of 2008. Enjoy!

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