Beats By Joe

Rhode Island’s own Joe Beats is a hip-hop beat producer known originally as the co-producer for the duo Non-Prophets (subsequently Sage Francis). It’s a mixed bag of funky, southern-esc, trip-hop beats and samples across the three CDs. Although at times it feels like there’s a lot of filler material on the first two CDs, each offers up an assortment of exceptional tracks. Overall, it’s great for background music as it all sorta flows together. The “Indie Rock Blues” CD changes it up a bit, bringing its listeners an uninterrupted mix of indie/melancholy songs from various rock groups – remixed by Beats.

A few picks off the 3 CDs: “Space Boy Dreams” √++, “One Trick Pony”, “Someday”, “Wanderer’s Lust”, and “Friday Afternoon”

Joe Beats – Reverse Discourse (Full CD) [78MB]

Joe Beats – Diverse Recourse (Full CD) [77MB]

Joe Beats – Indie Rock Blues (Full CD) [63MB] (Remix CD)

Doctor’s Orders

Doctor Rosen puts a cool downtempo/hip-hop vibe on his remixes. That’s it. Check it out. Stream/download my personal favorites below (All of the songs listed below are included in the “Full CD”).

• Doctor Rosen Rosen – Remixes 2009 (Full CD) [86MB]

Tracklist (In Order):

Drake – Forever (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix) √++
Weezer – I Want You To (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix) √++
Lily Allen – Never Gonna Happen (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix)
Phoenix – Lisztomania (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix) √++
Eminem – We Made You (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix)
Alaska In Winter – Berlin (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix)
Lilly Allen – Fuck You (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix)
Mission District – Heartbreak (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix)
Britney Spears – Womanizer (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix)
Sliimy – Womanizer (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix)

CD Extras:

• The Roots – Criminal (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix) √++
Yeasayer – Madder Red (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix)
• Tegan & Sara – Alligator (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix) √++

Music Videoz

I’ve been pretty busy lately but I have a lot of new tracks, I just haven’t organized them into new posts. So, I lieu of posting a bunch of new music, I thought I’d just put up some new music videos that are fantastically done (with download links above each video):

• Rad Omen – Rad Anthem (download)

Cinnamon Chasers – Luv Deluxe (download)

OK Go – This Too Shall Pass (download)

OK Go – This Too Shall Pass (Passion Pit Remix) (download)

> > Note: this video was done ALL in just one shot!

Halfway Gone

This track is very similar to all their others but I still like the beat

Adam K & Soha – Who Cares? Really… (Original Mix)

Kings Of Convenience have a really relaxing indie sound while their remixes with Röyksopp and Four Tet are very well done

Kings Of Convenience – I Don’t Know What I Can Save You From (Röyksopp Remix)

• Kings Of Convenience – The Weight of My Words (Four Tet Remix) (Sway)

Kings Of Convenience – Misread

I love Morgan Page’s distinct sound, the “O0oh, O0oh” is also very catchy (it’s been stuck in my head all day)

• Lifehouse – Halfway Gone (Morgan Page Main)

Lifehouse – Halfway Gone (Morgan Page Dub) (Favorite)

Lifehouse – Halfway Gone (Fred Falke Radio Edit)

I also uploaded the rest of the Halfway Gone (Remixes) CD, it includes 8 mixes from Morgan Page, Fred Falke, and Jody Den Broeder (including the songs above^)

Lifehouse – Halfway Gone (Remixes) (Full CD) [100MB] Removed By Request

This song has a nice echoing, dreamy beat. I always fall into a relaxing trance under it (CLASSIXX is a highly favored artist of mine)

Major Lazer – Cash Flow (CLASSIXX Glass Bottom Dub Mix) √+

Good trance!

Maor Levi – Reflect

An older, somewhat underground, nu-disco favorit

Matt Turner – Never Say

Just heard this song the other day, clearly a Deadmau5 remix, love his dream-trance style.

Medina – You & I (Deadmau5 Remix)

Mr. Hudson remixed by Rusko for a really nice dubstep flow

Mr. Hudson – White Lies (Rusko’s Euphoria Mix) (Excellent)

I figured since I posted the Mr. Hudson mix above, I’d post the other track of his that I friggin’ LOVE

Mr. Hudson – Everything Is Broken (Feat. Kid Cudi) (Favorite)

I posted the Kaskade remix of “In My Arms” a while back, I meant to upload this one with it. Either way, it has a great Benny Benassi appeal to it

Plumb – In My Arms (Bibmo Jones Radio Edit)

The Whitest Boy Alive is another great indie band that you should really check out! These remixes have a lot of pop and energy. Andy Webb’s remix blends The Whitest Boy Alive with tracks from Mylo and Cut Copy (another great band). Enjoy!

The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)

The Whitest Boy Alive – Otto’s Golden Journey (Andy Webb’s Dreamy Blend)

Another favorite track of mine with an awesome grinding beat

• Cerf, Matiska & Jaren – Light The Skies (Retrobyte’s Classic Electrobounce Mix)

I uploaded my favorite remix of Light The Skies to YouTube

Overlooking

Hey, so its pretty late. I got my headphones on listening to music I downloaded earlier, it’s kind of hypnotic at this hour! I also noticed that I have 12 ‘drafts’ (posts) I still need to throw out here of artists and such that I really like. I’ll get to that, in the mean time here’s what I got playin’ fresh from this week and a few from way back.

An old favorite out with a new bit

• Deadmau5 & Billy Newton Davis – Outta My Life (Touch Mix)

I’ve also been bumping this song, I think it’s kinda cool, reminds me of the TRVS DJAM “Fix Your Face” remix CD, and I love Benny Benassi too so…

Pitbull – Now You See It (Benny Benassi Remix & Dj Shimik Ext) √++

Here’s what I keep playing as filler when I got nothin’ else to play (a good bridge/filler song)

Caspa & Rusko – Rock Bottom (Sweet dubstep!)

A little poppy action for you. It’s kinda weird – just heard it and thought I’d throw it out there

Feathers – Weird Dreams

My friend Viet showed me this group, Little People. Check out their whole “Mickey Mouse Operation” CD! Here are the first 2 tracks off it

Little People – Basique

Little People – Moon

I heard a really good remix of “Lisztomania” a while back (yea, the CLASSIXX version is epic but I like change when it comes to music) and this one keeps creepin’ into my playlists

Phoenix – Lisztomania (DSL remix)

One of my favorite Phoenix songs

Phoenix – Too Young

And as always, there’s that bit of room for my random chillout house electric yadda yadda…

BT – Every Other Way (Armind van Buuren Remix)

Imogen Heap – 2-1 (Murdok Dubstep Remix) (Great Chillout Dubstep)

Imogen Heap – Headlock (Joe Nemo 2010 Rework)

Junior Boys

While Junior Boys was officially formed in 2003, the pre-history of the band runs back much further into the mid ’90s. Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, the group began with childhood friends, Jeremy Greenspan and (former member) Johnny Dark, of whom had no real intentions of becoming professional musicians. However, when the band’s demo received lackluster reviews, Dark opted to leave the group (he would go on to release solo material and form one half of the duo, Stereo Image) and Matt Didemus took his place. Six years after the almost accidental founding of the band, the group has produced three studio albums and a mix CD, drawing their sound variously from disco, indie, electro-pop, R&B—and Frank Sinatra. I’ve posted their full “So This Is Goodbye” CD below and subsequent singles and remixes, get on that!

Full “So This Is Goodbye” CD

Junior Boys – So This Is Goodbye (Full CD) [83MB]

My Favorites

Junior Boys – Like A Child

Junior Boys – In The Morning

A Couple Of Remixes

Junior Boys – In The Morning (Hot Chip Mash-Up Remix) (Favorite! >> Recommended)

Junior Boys – In The Morning (Alex Smoke Remix)

Wizard Sticks!

Nashville based Magic Wands are an indie pop duo by the names of Chris & Dexy Valentine. Considered nearly a guaranteed underground success, the group took root in 2007 after Chris happened upon one of Dexy’s songs, the coolly detached “Teenage Love,” while perusing MySpace. Dexy was living in Los Angeles at the time, but the two nevertheless began a long-distance relationship that same summer, bridging the physical distance between Tennessee and California with countless phone calls and mailed gifts (one of which – a supposed “magic wand” – inspired the group’s name). Dexy soon left L.A. and relocated to Nashville, where she and Chris launched the Magic Wands with the proper release of their single,”Teenage Love,” on February 14, 2008 no less, on Ark Recordings. The group’s wizardry is fueled by acoustic to overdriven guitar-riffs and captivating lyrics that’ll leave you wondering whether the chorus or the verses are the more catchy element. Accompanied by consistent mellow to heavily stumbling drums, stuffed with shouts and layered with tons of reverb and distant conjuring chants, the Magic Wands are a hit amongst this listener!

Full “Magic Love & Dreams” CD

• Magic Wands – Magic Love & Dreams (Full CD) [17MB]

Individually Wrapped

Magic Wands – Black Magic

Magic Wands – Teenage Love

Magic Wands – Treasure

And Of Course…Remixes

Magic Wands – Black Magic (Crystal Fighters Remix)

Magic Wands – Black Magic (L’Amour La Morgue Edition)