Friday, January 28, 2011

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thank You For Your Love of Music































Every day I am thankful for my wonderful friends, and for amazing music, and for my amazing friends who love wonderful music. Thank you for your feedback and your support and encouragement in this little blog.

Nothing makes me happier than sharing great music with great people. That means you and you and you and you.

Blessings & Joy & Song,
Miguel

(Sorry for the long delays between 6 packs. Work and life and sheer conundrums have been negative influences on the postings.)

This week, we're all over the map.

DOWNOAD: Thank You For Your Love of Music 6 pack.zip

Adele - Rolling in the Deep
The lady has a powerful voice. Soul via London, this one's a bit of a stomper.
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The ABCs - 'Boy Like Me'
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Boppy indie goodness in a sorta timeless manner a la The La's 'There She Goes'.

Daft Punk - Derezzed (NTEIBINT Remix)
I can't seem to find anything about this band on the internet. I think this is a remix of a track from the Tron soundtrack from 1983.
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Malibu Sky - Photograph (Def Leppard cover) HT: Monica Silverman
Countrified and prettified version of the original. (Which, come to think of it, was also from 1983).
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Robyn - When Doves Cry (Prince cover)
Dammit! Nostalgiamania this week on the Handclaps. Robyn gives her icy take on the Prince classic.
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Generationals - Carrying the Torch
Sounds a little like Belle & Sebastian. "I'm still carrying the torch for you," sounds hopeful not despondent. This should be in a Sofia Coppola movie.
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Friday, October 29, 2010

A Costume Reveals, It Doesn't Hide



















Are you a sexy something, revealing your inner lusts and desires to be objectified? Or are you reflecting pop culture you gloryhound, starf*cker, you?

Honestly, we don't care if you're a Sexy Abe Lincoln, a Pornj Star or un hombre racisto, as long as you shake your tailfeathers, your burro or your beard. To that effect, here's your weekly 6 pack.

DOWNLOAD: Reveal Dont Hide 6 pack.zip

Lykke Li - Get Some
Pounding and insistent (or am I projecting?) Lykke leads with the first single from her forthcoming album. It's like a methed-up version of "Micky" gone sideways. "I'm a prostitute, you gon' get some." Thrilling stuff.
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Trentmoller - Moan (Trentmoller remix) HT: Sabine
Sexy and dark and sublime and beautiful and savage and did we mention sexy?
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Dero - Torero HT: Armando
The horn here is like the opposite of this guy. Authentically Latin American, y tambien, amazing, uplifting, banging, and hotter than the cleavage you'll be staring at tonight.
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The Go! Team - T.O.R.N.A.D.O.
Chitown, we hear you earned your Windy City moniker this past week. For the rest of you, pop this in your iPod and jump out of a plane with your local double-dutch squad. That sound about the same, other than your screaming. The Go! Team's new album drops in January, and you can hear them in the new NFL spots, too. (Which, btw, are pretty great).
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Love and Rockets - No New Tale To Tell
The 80s alt-legends appear because a) the song's got a little bit of a Halloween vibe to me. b) we wanted to use it for a spot we're working on. and c) it's a great song. I can't help but wonder how big L&R might've been if alt-radio had been bigger. Surely Jack FM can put this in their playlist now, right?
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Milton - Reasonable Volume
Because we're all on top of each other in our new offices in Westwood.
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Mavis Staples - Wrote a Song for Everyone
'Tweedy' as Mavis Staples calls Jeff from Wilco, gathered Mavis up and had her record some new covers and old Staples Singers' songs. It's really a warm and lovely collaboration, full of real affection, which you can see in this acoustic duet the two play at an in-store. Did we mention that Mavis' voice is a thing of 70 year-old wonder, wisdom and soul?
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Deeeee-luxe Sixpack
























We seem to be on more of a dance kick these days, up in our deeee-luxe new cubicle in the sky-high-high-high. The run of great music continues this week with brand new Ting Tings, Mark Ronson, Robyn, and remixes of Kylie, Sleigh Bells and, um, Bell Biv Devoe.

DOWNLOAD the Whole Six Pack: Deeluxe Sixpack.zip

The Ting Tings - Hands (Passion Pit Remix)
This got all the ladies around my cubicle clapping their hands the other evening. At first, it was agreeing with the sentiment of workin' too hard, and then because, well, the Ting Tings are dope dopes.
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Bell Biv Devoe - Poison (Hype Jones 2011 Remix)
I can just see Turk air dancing to this electro remix of the classic. More Hype Jones mixes at Salacious Sound.
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Kylie Minogue - Get Outta My Way (Michael Brun Sound of Summer Dub)
Dancestastic in my vernacular, 'Disco feelings with some french touch filters' according to teh blogosphere. Vital and alive either way.
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Mark Ronson f Boy George & Miike Snow - Somebody to Love Me
Looking forward to MNDR joining Mark Ronson for Bang, Bang, Bang and then for Miike Snow to later join Mr. Ronson for this one. Anyone know where Boy George is camping out these days?
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Mark Ronson - Hey Boy (feat. Rose Elinor Dougall & Theophilus London)
I like to think of this as a modern day update on 'Don't You Want Me', but with a rude bwoi and elegant posh girl instead.
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Robyn - Love Kills
Icy in the way that Robyn is so deliciously, danceably icy.
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Sleigh Bells - Tell 'Em (Kingdom Remix)
Playing tonight at the Bowl in front of LCD. Takes all the stomp and clash out of the original and makes it a little more hands in the air worthy.
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(Photo credit: JL Fotografikk)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Rocktober!























Oops, we meant dancetober.

And to serve you better (and give you better value for your investment), we're now adding individual mp3 downloads to our service. So, right click or option click on the mp3s to download them individually, or download the .zip file to get them all at once.

DOWNLOAD: dancetober 6 pack.zip

Tracklisting:

Kanye West f. Bon Iver - Lost in the World
Autotune is DOA! Except when it's a sample of an auto-tuned song by blog heroes Bon Iver. Kanye's a complete ass, but damn he's got an ear for a good sample.
DOWNLOAD: mp3

Duck Sauce - Barbara Streisand
The only way this A-Trak/Armand Van Helden collab would be cooler is if it was a Babs Streisand track about her love of Peking Duck. This is the Pimpsoul & DJP remix. They add a little extra sriracha to the original.
DOWNLOAD: mp3

Cee-Lo Green - Forget You (Le Castle Vania Remix)
I'm not obsessed with Cee-Lo. Nope. Not writing Miguel Green and Mr. Miguel Caballero Green and Cee-Lo Caballero on my Trapper Keeper. Nope. No sir. But I do have a total voice crush on him. Castle Vania gives the clean version of Fuck You a total disco makeover. This is a great thing.
DOWNLOAD: mp3

El Guincho - Bombay
Ellgee is one interesting hombre. This marimba sun-soaked song shines like the fading light of summer dreams. Just a touch of chill in the air, telling you that school and new adventures are right around the corner.
DOWNLOAD: mp3

RAC - Super Mario Bros (RAC remix)
Get yr 64 bit swerve on. Collect as many coins as you can and save the princess. We're on the fence as to whether this is novelty cool or legitimate cool.
DOWNLOAD: mp3

Deerhunter - Helicopter (Diplo & Lunice mix)
Everyone's favorite Blackberry star lays the remix washed-out synths *hard*. Or very, very softly, like an avalanche of stuffed animals.
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PS Suckit, Alabama. Go Gators!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fall Is Now Summer 6 pack.zip























Bad Idea Bear: TeCATE! t'CATE! And Music! I want new music.
(Passes out)
(Wakes up 4 hours later with warm Tecate)
Bad Idea Bear: Imma let you finish gettin' me a cole Tecate (Kanye!) Tik Tok, bitches. (cover by Sunday Girl), and I *wish* right now, *wish* right now (B.o.B. f. Hayley Williams & Eminem)
(Passes out)
(Wakes up 2 hours later with warm Tecate)
Bad Idea Bear: And 'nother t'CATE! Gettin' RAW without it. (Big Daddy Kane mixed by Stanton Warriors), indie from Crocodiles&Black Mountain - DAMMIT, NOTHA 'tCATE!
(Passes out again)

DOWNLOAD: Fall Is the New Summer.zip

Big Daddy Kane - Raw (Stanton Warriors remix)
Kanye f. Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean & Charlie Wilson - Good Friday
"Inconceivable!"
Black Mountain - The Hair Song
B.o.B. f. Hayley Williams & Eminem - Airplanes pt. II
Crocodiles - Sleep Forever
Sunday Girl - Tik Tok (Kei$ha cover)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Mixzomania Six Pack




























These 2 buildings were next to each other in Nashville, TN.

First, big thanks to our friends at TBWA/Chiat for having us over during their 5353Festival, especially our friend Jane. It was great to see Fitz (not Fritz) & the Tantrums, Fool's Gold & Local Natives perform on a partly-sunny afternoon.

Second, really looking forward to our final show of the summer at the Bowl on Saturday night. Phoenix, Grizzly Bear and GIRLS representing. A couple of nice video links below this 6 pack post.

Third, we're all over the board after a month of production and travel (see signs, above). Welcome back everyone.

DOWNLOAD: Mixomania 6pack.zip

Cee-Lo Green - Fuck You (Emynd Baltimore Club edit)

Johnny Cash v. Eazy E - Folsom Prison Gangstaz
Completely on the fence on this mash-up. Is it great or really awful? I don't know yet.

Fitz & the Tantrums - MoneyGrabber (Palisades mix)
Hat Tip to Jessica Entner

Wolfgang Gartner v. MC Flipside - Firehouse (Donald Glaude & Ross mash-up)

Fool's Gold - Poseidon
See them with us on Thursday at the Troubadour, and get your funk on.

Mark Radcliffe - In The Sun
Our good buddy makes the top 50 of the Hot 100 Singles list on Billboard. Couldn't be . And we remember the days he'd play to 12 friends at Urban Wineworks. Now, I hear him in the Hooters of Central Florida bathroom (for surrious). Download more of Mark's stuff at his website.

Girls - "Lust For Life" (official video)

Girls are opening for Phoenix & Grizzly Bear on Saturday night at the Bowl. Hope to see you there.

PHOENIX - Lisztomania on La Blogotheque

Phoenix on the amazing La Blogotheque, performing Lisztomania on a tourist bus in Paris.

See you on Saturday night.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pornj Train 6 pack























I miss you all my dusty friends. Thinking of you from Birmingham, Alabama. Please burn wonderfully and responsibly.

DOWNLOAD: Pre-burn 6 pack.zip

Cat Stevens - Peace Train

and a whole bunch of other great stuff.
Get your bags together,
go bring your good friends too
Cause it's getting nearer,
it soon will be with you

Now come and join the living,
it's not so far from you
And it's getting nearer,
soon it will all be true

Now I've been crying lately,
thinking about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating,
why can't we live in bliss

Cause out on the edge of darkness,
there rides a pornj train
Oh pornj train take this country,
come take me home again

Friday, August 20, 2010

Heatin' Up






















In life, sometimes you're the man, sometimes you're the bike, and sometimes you're the steer. Don't be angry, playa, that's just the game. Butte irregardless off you're form, play some funky music cow, boi. <====== collapses from heat stroke. DOWNLOAD: Heatin' Up 6 pack.zip

Ray LaMontagne - New York's City's Killing Me
Have you ever smelled the subway in the summer in New York city? Ray has.

Ferraby Lionheart - Harry & Bess
A song about Harry Houdini being slipped a key to escape a cage, via a kiss from his wife Bess.

Das Racist - You Oughta Know
DR says, "Don't let people know you've let the steer take the wheel, no matter how deeply you love the steer."

Mumford & Sons - Dust Bowl Dance
What's hotter than the Dust Bowl?

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes - Desert Song (Turbotito Remix)
Oh, yeah. The desert is hotter than the Dust Bowl. I'll miss you this year my burner friends.

Queen vs Mylo vs Freeform Five - No More Biting the Dust
But you can't help it; dust gets inta fuckin' everything. Can we do anything to make it better?

What's that Billy Connelly?

We want this, and that! We demand a share in that, and most of that! Some of this, and fucking all of that! Less of that, and more of this, and fucking plenty of this. And another thing, we want it now, I want it yesterday, I want fucking more tomorrow, and the demands will all be changed then, so fucking stay awake!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Shout Out to the Lions 6 pack























Shouts outs to all my fellow Leos celebrating their birthday month, in particular Mr. Doniger and Ms. Van House (Mrs?).

This week's 6 pack is fucking duh-ope. New Arcade Fire, Cee-Lo a-whistlin', Deadmau5 v Michael Jackson mash-up, Miike Snow mixed by Mark Ronson, Nas & Damian remixed and a summery Erykah Badu gettin' funky.

If you love this music or what we're doing here, please SHARE with your friends or LIKE. Had a Burner friend tell me he just found out about The Claps this past weekend. Spread the word! Music deserves music love!

DOWNLOAD: Leos Do It All Month Long.zip

Deadmau5 v MJ - Ghosts N Smooth Criminals (G.reg Bootleg)

Filthy and exciting like a party at a Hollywood Hills mansion with a grotto pool, tennis court, gorgeous people, multiple DJs and um, MMA on the screen. Put on your double heart sunglasses, take off your shirt and shake your ass, yo.

Nas & Damian Marley - As We Enter (Foamo Remix)
Straight up club banging version of the Nas/Damian collaboration via the excellent Technocolorkids.com blog.

Erykah Badu - Turn Me Away (Get Munny)
Sorta like the niece of the Staple Singers "Let's Do It Again". Soft and summery and funky. Sing it you funkysexycrazy thang, you.

Miike Snow - Animal (Mark Ronson remix)
Heard this via a Pumpkin Lightning in a Bottle mix. Ronson does reggaeifies (sp?) the original. Tremendous.

Cee-Lo - What Part of Forever
Cee-Lo can whistle as well as he sings. Let's unremember that this comes from that Twilight: Eclipse movie because really, Cee-Lo doesn't morph into other supernatural animals; other supernatural animals dream about shapeshifting into Cee-Lo. Whistful and melancholy and Cee saying Que Cera Cera but still hoping against hope for "I could stay stay stay, if that’s what you want want want".

Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) - HT: Armando

If househead Armando loves an indie song, you know it must be full of goodness.

Sprawl II is one of the rare Régine fronted numbers from the 'burb hating Montrealites. Along with the synths, her voice gives Mountains Beyond Mountains a less bombastic, more hopeful anthemic dreamy sense than say, Wake Up.

Personally, I'm a product of the Orlando sprawl and love it in its own peculiar sprawling way, so lyrically in Sprawl II I'd rather focus on the hopes and dreams in the hearts of those looking to escape. This line kills me and makes me wish I could come HOME to Burning Man this year:

"'They heard me singing and they told me to stop
Quit these pretentious things and just punch the clock
...
Cause on the surface the lights shine
They're calling at me, come and find your kind!"
















(2002 BRC after the sunset)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Love is love is love is love



















<3 who you want to <3
Love who you want to love.

DOWNLOAD: Love.zip

Lulu - Love Loves to Love Love
Johnny Lee - Lookin for Love
Guillemots - Made Up Love Song #43
Bryan Ferry - Slave to Love
Oasis - You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't Have)
Julian Cope - Beautiful Love
The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love
Devendra Barnhart - Lover
Keith Olberman - Prop 8 v Love
Echo & The Bunnymen - All You Need Is Love

Friday, July 30, 2010

wtf? End of July already 6 pack?!?

















(HT: Lacy via CuteOverload.com)

To quote the immortal Josh Baskins, "I don't get it." How the fuck is 7/12 of the year over? How can Burning Man the start of college football season be in 36 days? How have I only worn shorts twice this summer? Wither the swelter?

These songs should get you excited about the summer that hasn't really occurred here in SF-like Los Angeles so far. A brand new one from Cut Copy, remix/mashups of Busta Rhymes and Biggie, two summer bangers from Delorean & Classixx, all topped off with a smoove cover by Raphael Saadiq.

GET SWEATY!

Big shoutout to the Pornj Star Disorient crew and all my friends for such a lovely sunny birthday party!

DOWNLOAD: wtf, summer? 6 pack.zip

Cut Copy - Where I'm Going (from the January forthcoming release)
They ditch the electro in favor of a Spirit in the Sky beat and what sounds like a cross between the Beach Boys and the Beta Band. Somehow, it all optimistically works.

Raphael Saadiq - It's a Shame (The Spinners cover)
Smoove. Every time I hear this, I have an internal debate between 'it's all about the guitar' and 'it's all about the vocals'. Then I tell myself to STFU and just listen to the power of the Motown City Sound.

CLASSIXX - I'll Get You (Treasure Fingers Remix)
Original electro classiness from this LA DJ crew remixed to added WHY CAN'T YOU!? funkiness by Treasure Fingers. (Btw, I'm going to Pleasure Chest later and picking up some Treasure Fingers. Anyone need anything?)

Delorean - Real Love (ARP Tropical Acid Remix)
Sunkissed. Ibiza. Sun. Soul. Hands in the Air. Electro. Barcelona.
Pick 4 of the 6 and add one word to describe the last pool party you went to, and well, congrats, you've written an insta-description!

Busta Rhymes - Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See (Valerna Remix)
One of the real WTFs of the past couple of weeks. Pure mesthetic madness like a whoo-hah in an overcrowded club as you fall into the k-hole. In the best way possible.

Notorious B.I.G. vs. Aloe Blacc - Juicy Dollars (DJ Dizzy Mashup)
Piano smoothness that veers 180 degrees from the Busta mix. "Sal-n-pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine" gone partially Italo-house and then a great sample. P-diddy's kicking himself for not having thought of this 15 years ago. I'm off to 'eat sardines for dinner', but in a Spanish way.

Lunches, brunches, interviews by the pool.

Birthdays was the worst days
Now we sip champagne when we thirst-ay
Uh, damn right I like the life I live
'Cause I went from negative to positive
And it's all...






















(Photo by Michaelangelo)

Friday, July 23, 2010

456 months old 6 pack


















What do I want for my birthday? You mean, besides some badass bling?

I want a song from *YOU*. It could be a song you love and want to share. It could be related to a memory we've created together. Or something that makes you think of me, or just a great video. The important part is that it comes from you. :)

Send it to me via email, post a youtube video to fb or come and sing to me at my birthday party at the Disorient Pool Party Fundraiser this Sunday.

Thank you.

The Birthday 6 pack is all tracks I love this week, along with what really stirs me up. Plus a great new one from fow(h)hc Elizaveta. Info on her next show in the blogpost below.

DOWNLOAD: 456 months 6 pack.zip

Cee Lo Green - No One's Gonna Love You (Band of Horses cover)
Yo Migs. Didn't you post this last week? Yes. Yes I did. But if there's one song that deserves to be a massive hit NOW. It's this one. Soaring and gorgeous, heartbroken and torn. "Looking like a limbbbbbbbbbbbb, torn off/You are the everlasting ghost of what once was". Goosebumps.

Jens Lekman - Sweet Summer's Night on Hammer Hill
A drunken house party in the heat of summer. A friend just happens to have brought his horn. Sweating dancing together and exuberantly singing and collapsing together in laughter and love. "Can you feel the beat of my heart?"

Port O'Brien - I Woke Up Today
1. Put the top down. 2. Pick up a pot or a pan and grab a metal spoon. 3. Sing as loudly as possible while banging on pots. 4. Point out to officer that the hands free law does not cover kitchen implements. "WHEN YOU LOSE SOMETHING LIKE A GOLDEN DIAMOND RING/YOU KNOW THAT IT WILL SHOW THE WAY THE OCEAN ALWAYS KNOWS!"

Basement Jaxx - Red Alert
Maximalists unite! That slapping bass. The squeal in her voice. The YOYOYOs. Fantastic. Even better with chemical support. ;)

Ian Brown - F.E.A.R.
From the lead singer of my favorite band from college, The Stone Roses. Think of this as the driving to Burning Man song. "Fantastic Expectations/Amazing Revelations." Yes, yes, yes.

Modest Mouse - Missed the Boat
Love me some Isaac Brock. A sweet-natured fuck-up whose self-loathing often turns outward, I love how he has about 20 different ways of singing like a rapper with sick flows. Combine it with James Mercer of the Shins and it's golden. The last verse is sick and it'd take me 3 hours to treat typographically how Isaac sings: "all our favorites were playing/so we could shake shake shake shake shake/tiny curtains opened and we heard the tiny clap of little hands/a tiny man would tell a little joke and get a tiny laugh from all them folks"

Elizaveta - Snow In Venice
Saw Elizaveta sing at The Stronghold a couple of months ago. Girl kills it live in a style that's all her own, but perhaps cousins with Regina Spektor here. She just opened 2 dates of the Lillith Fair. See her live next Friday.

The Polyphonic Spree - The Championship
If you're reading this, you've probably been invited to see the Spree live with me. I think the total number I've brought along with me to see my favorite live band might be 27 folks right now.
This is as effusive and determined as they can come across. "We said, 'Let's SHOUT/SOMEDAY THE WORLD WILL BE ONE/If we try/Somehow, we will keep it alive!" Gets me close to tears on record but is joyous, joyous, joyous live. The Championship closes their set, and the crowd continues singing "All in good time/We raise our voices" again and again and again until the Spree return for the encore from the back of the hall, bedecked in their robes and walking through the crowd.

Blessings. And thanks for listening.
-Miguel



















(Illustration by John Davis)













(Me at 720 months).













(Photo by Sabine the Queen.)

Elizaveta at the El Rey



Our friend and super-talented singer/songwriter elizaveta will be playing at the El Rey theatre next Friday. Let's all meet over there.

Elizaveta is fresh off a 2 date leg opening up at Lillith Fair. Peep a free mp3 in my birthday 6 pack.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Hey, It's the Sun! 6 pack






































6 pack this week is a joyous celebratory haze of post-World Cup victory and finally the LA sunshine goodness. New ones from Janelle Monae (who frightens me, maybe in a good way, maybe not), Mates of State, Ed Sharpe, hot sex funkhouse filthiness from Drop the Lime, and a magnificent, magnificent, magnificent new Cee-Lo song.

DOWNLOAD: Hey, It's the Sun! 6 pack.zip



Janelle Monae - Tightrope f. Big Boi
N.E.R.D. - Hot-N-Fun (Yeasayer remix)
Cee-Lo Green - No One's Gonna Love You (Band of Horses cover)
Mates of State - Laura (girls cover)
Drop the Lime - Sex Sax
Kid Cudi, Best Coast and Rostam Badglimaigineti - All Summer
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes - Memory of a Free Festival (Bowie cover)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Seis Pack para España


















¡Arriba, Puyol!

¡ES-PA-NA!   ¡ES-PA-NA!  ¡ES-PA-NA!

DOWNLOAD: Seis Pack para La Furia Roja.zip

Pink Martini - No Hay Problema
Joaquin Sabina - 19 dias y 500 noches
Los Rodriguez - Para No Olvidar
Los Rodriguez - Hace Calor
Moneda Dura - La Buena Onda
Nino Bravo - Libre

And Holland has already conceded Spain are going through.























And Paul has picked Spain.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th of July


















Happy Long Weekend, y'all. This week's 6 pack is a lovely pot of chili and potato salad accompanied by some American beer. Beck & Bat for Lashes, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim with Sharon Jones, a new one from The Roots and my halfway point favorite of the year 'Home' buoyed by a backing choir.

Be safe out there.

DOWNLOAD: 6 beers, 9 fingers 6 pack.zip

The Roots - How I Got Over f. Dice Raw
So silky smooth - Questlove's drumming is somehow particularly compelling in the high end here. Love how the hook is sung via what sounds like a megaphone or middle school PA system. "Some...One...Has...To....Care..."

Beck & Bat for Lashes - Let's Get Lost
Cross pond collaboration on independence day. Make no mistake - this is Bat for Lashes show (you'll remember her from Daniel, right? right?) If they made 80s action movies but gave it an indie sheen, this would be in the 'find it within yourself, find it within your lover' scene. Think Berlin in Top Gun.

David Byrne & Fatboy Slim - Dancing Together f. Sharon Jones
In which Sharon Jones 60s croon joins the Talking Heads' 80s visionary and 90s Big Beat pioneer Norman Cook. It all comes together like a crispy spicy tuna roll with a jalapeño on top. Oh, and did we mention that it's a song about Imelda Marcos? Sound crazy? Well, it's a free country goddammit, so love this song or leave it.

The Black Keys - Ten Cent Pistol (HT: Maureeen)
Their blues rock howl's never sounded so good. Might be the Danger Mouse production. Or that this is just a serious fucking earworm. Ya dig?

Fol Chen - In Ruin (Baths remix)
This gets all propulsively expansively wonderfully weird, like Animal Collective sitting in first class on Virgin America. Melody and harmony and a lovely trip all in all.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes - Home f. The Gulu Widows Choir
My favorite song of the year so far, now with added backing vocals. Still amazing after 300 listens. A week. Here's the backstory: "At the album release party this past July, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros raised money for the Gulu Widows Group of Uganda. The women used the band's donation to start a farm to sustain their community. They recently had their first harvest; to celebrate and show the band their appreciation, they made this video in which they sing the band's song "Home."

Try and be silent out there this weekend, and don't light off any fireworks around your friend's dog.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bonus Remix 6 pack





 In honor of Conan the Barbarian, The Musical, here's a bonus 6 pack of mp3s. The Bohemian Rhapsody remix is fucking dope. (HT: Basement Jaxx at EDC)


DOWNLOAD: Bonus Remix 6 pack.zip

The Chemical Brothers - Swoon (Don Diablo remix)
Katy Perry - California Gurls (Hyper Crush remix)
LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls (Holy Ghost! remix)
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (Schizofonics remix)
Hypnolove f. Feist - Get to Know the Girl
Drop the Lime - Sex Sax (Sinden remix)
Fake Blood - I Think I Like It (Tommie Sunshine and Figure Ec$tacy edit)