Blog: Mp3 Medication
Koortwah - Originally, Jake Courtois, who opted for a more phonetic sobriquet - has a dark and brooding sound with a touch of Warholian ecstasy. Not only is his music as good as his looks, but he also has begun pairing his songs with simple yet interesting, and aesthetically beautiful videos. The videos were what truly reminded me of Warhol; it’s as if the video for “Candy In The Sun” is a screen test that Warhol tampered with to make just a little psychedelic. Enjoy Koortwah’s song “Candy In The Sun” above, and be sure to take [...]
This future-funk jam is sure to spice up your Saturday night. Tel Aviv based producer Virgin Magnetic Material delivers a killer disco remix of “Head Over Heels” by Tears For Fears, the results are way classy and way cool. Check it out on SoundCloud .
Artist: Tears For Fears Title: Head Over Heels (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix) File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Nu Disco
This is a diversion from our usual suspects, but this cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” by Carrie Manolakos is giving me chills I had never anticipated before. Manolakos is best known for her time spent in Broadway’s WICKED as Elphaba, and is currently promoting a solo album entitled ECHO. The original version of “Creep” is one thing, a beautiful and heart-wrenching song about unworthiness, but this live version Manolakos sings at Joe’s Pub is on a platform of its own. This track was taken from the original audio of a youtube video of Manolakos performing live, which adds its [...]
M. Ward gets it so right with this track that you fall in deep and don’t need to come up for air because whatever kind of special non-oxygen air that he’s providing down below is that much greater. It’s slow and you’re thankful; it’s the song that you want to wake to and nod off to. The recording posted here of “Post-War” is from Matthew Ward’s Daytrotter Session that was released just a couple of weeks ago. I recommend at least going for the 7-day trial that the website offers because you are able to download the sessions [...]
Victoria Hesketh, popularly known as Britain’s electro-pop princess Little Boots , is dropping her latest single tomorrow entitled “Every Night I Say A Prayer.” Written in collaboration with Hercules and Love Affair ’s Andy Butler, the original track is an audio tribute to the glamour of nu-disco. This remix by Tensnake is an equally stunning and even more club-inspired homage to the beauty of dancing through the night. Music up, lights down, go to town. Check out the free digital download tomorrow, April 23rd, and also Nylon Magazine’s article [...]
I’m pretty confused about this one. English trio Saint Etienne just released this cover of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by the Beach Boys, and I grimaced my way through the beginning, thinking it was a sappy, campy take. But it picks up some speed and is kind of catchy towards the end. It definitely can’t match the original, but…what do you all think?
It’s a day for some chillwave electronic, yes it is. The jam of “Only” by Regal Safari reminds me of transportation, high saturation and getting low. Groove n’ focus with them big time headphones on or dance ‘til your thighs can’t take it no more. Stream “Only” and other R G L S F R tracks at SoundCloud .
Conner Youngblood’s new single is no disappointment. “Proportions,” the latest addition to the Yale-goer’s growing collection of blogosphere hits, features echoing snaps (who’s not a fan of echoing snaps??) and his familiarly airy vocal line. Its simplicity feeds into a sense of profundity that doesn’t let you go until the track is over. If you want to know more about Mr. YB (I know I did after hearing this song), check out this interview with Live For The Funk. Good stuff!
Penguin Prison’s electro-pop number “Fair Warning” has had no shortage of remixes, and now with an official remix competition for the track under way there have been even more popping up. This would be annoying, but luckily there are people like the Australian producer Muffin who are keeping things interesting. Wipe the sleep from your eyes by listening to this guy’s disco grooving remix above or on SoundCloud and start your Wednesday feeling all rejuvenated. Seriously this track is popping.
Artist: Penguin Prison Title: Fair Warning (Muffin Remix) File Name: SoundCloud
Nu-disco production duo Oliver is back with a remix of “Mr Overtime” by Punks Jump Up . I’m reeling from the production mastery on this track. Crank it up and let loose. The EP comes out on April 30th, until then you can stream this baby on SoundCloud .
Artist: Moda / Moda Black Title: Punks Jump Up feat. Dave 1: Mr Overtime (Oliver Remix) File Name: SoundCloud
Artist: Ed Harcourt Title: Shanghai Link Text: Ed Harcourt - Shanghai File Name: 10 Shanghai.mp3 Bitrate: 192 kbps Genre: Alternative & Punk Year: 2001
My mind has been pretty much blown apart by this frenetic, eerily beautiful mash-up of Janet Jackson’s “Curtains” and The Beach Boys’ “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder),” assembled by electronic artist Daedelus . I can safely say that it’s like nothing I’ve heard before. Grab the download on SoundCloud , and while you’re at it, download the mp3 below and take a moment to marvel at the harmonic sensibilities of Brian Wilson. Mp3: The Beach Boys - Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) - Vocal Snippet
Artist: Mixmag Title: Daedelus, 'Curtains Don't Talk' File Name: SoundCloud
UK pop princess with rollerblades and legs for days, Eliza Doolittle, has been bettered by mister Jamie XX. This remix of “Money Box” will give you a bliss-kick into our favorite sunny Sunday dedicated to omelets and mimosas. SoundCloud will help you get your bounce on.
Artist: CIGS&COFFEE Title: Eliza Doolittle – Money Box (Jamie XX Remix) File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Experimental
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