America’s Birthday Edition

Happy 4th of July!

Kelis – 4th Of July (Fireworks) (Calvin Harris Remix)

Some dubstep mixes by Diplo and Hervé, very slick

Sunday Girl – Diplo Vs. Sunday Girl – Four Floors √++

The Temper Trap – The Science Of Fear (Unreleased Hervé Dub Mix)

Relaxing pace (great drum ‘n bass mix of The XX, drops the Supermode – Tell Me Why beat @ 4:16)

• The XX – Infinity (Bachelors Of Science Remix) √++

• Apparat – Komponent (Telefon Tel Aviv Remix) (unwind)

Heavy beat, very sick. Rock it~

• Melleefresh vs. Deadmau5 Cocktail Queen (Original Mix) √++

Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s new dance floor electro/dance-pop smash

Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Bittersweet (Freemasons Club Remix) (vocals pick up @ 2:45)

“I can’t get enough” – cool hook, amorous vocals

The Sneekers – Sexy Disco (Radio Edit)

Maurizio Gubellini’s heavier take on “Shy Boy”

Spencer & Hill – Shy Boy (Maurizio Gubellini Remix)

Picking up the previous post, here’s a progressive /tribal remix of “Cities In Dust”

Junkie XL – Cities In Dust (Gareth Wyn Mix)

I really liked where this mix was going but I feel it’s missing the drop…still a great piece

Kaskade – Dynasty (Dada Life Remix)

Katy Perry should’ve just released this MSTRKRFT mix over the original

Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg – California Gurls (MSTRKRFT Remix)

An anthem to play us out

Mark Ronson and The Business INTL – Bang Bang Bang (Count and Sinden Tribal Horn Remix)

Drop Down

I haven’t posted much filthy dubstep on here, but this song starts with a really enchanted tribal sound then drops into a filthy dubby beat @ 1:50. Both parts are excellent.

• Modestep – Exile √++

…and some follow up dirty dubstep from Rusko.

Rusko – Hold On ft. Amber Coffman (Sub Focus Remix) √++ (crazy grind/wobble)

Going back to the 90’s with this track, Wiley spits over White Town’s “Your Woman” while Hervé drops a nice grimy downtempo beat to pull it all together.

• Wiley – Never Be Your Woman (feat. Emeli Sande) [Hervé Rework] √++

Deadmau5 is back with a new progressive house track with a similar sound to his other hit “Moar Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff“.

Deadmau5 – Some Chords (Original Mix)

I meant to press this one a while back. Designer Drugs brings us another “ambitious club banger” with an interesting video to match (perfectly), plus they’re playing at UCSD’s Sun God Festival!

Designer Drugs – Drop Down (heavy)

I came across this the other night – always diggin’ on CLASSIXX. Treasure Fingers add a bit more rat-tat-tat to the remix and a touch of jazz piano in the background.

CLASSIXX – I’ll Get You (Treasure Fingers Remix)

This next track is one of Calvin Harris’ more recent singles (although it’s nothing new in blog time). It has a nice deep bass line and a catchy chorus but it can get a little repetitive after a while. Nero provides a more calm approach while Laidback Luke’s mix is a bit more synth intensive.

Calvin Harris – You Used To Hold Me

Calvin Harris – You Used To Hold Me (Laidback Luke Remix)

Calvin Harris – You Used To Hold Me (Nero Remix)

Some cool drum ‘n’ bass trance.

BT – Godspeed (Hybrid Remix)

Brooklyn based Chimp Beams is an downtempo, electronic dub trio formed in 2001 by three Japanese men. It’s a rather dreamy CD, the first half is pretty solid while the rest becomes very downtempo/ambient, almost too much. Their music is a mixture of dub, breakbeats, jazz, and techno (you try classifying it!).

CD Highlights: “Menina”, “Brooklyn Dub”, and “Sleeptalking”

Chimp Beams – Menina (Full CD) [93MB]

To Play Us Out

If you’re unfamiliar with Deadmau5 (pronounced “Dead-Mouse” NOTDead-Mow-Five“) I’m pretty sure you’ve been hiding away in a cave somewhere with a beard tickling the ground below you. So, with that in mind, I thought I’d throw out some remixes Deadmau5 has done outside his mainstream tracks/CDs (at least those found on iTunes or Amazon). There are well over a hundred songs with “Deadmau5” pasted somewhere in the title, these are just a few singles from my collection.

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

Deadmau5 vs. Funkerman – Community Funkerman (Denzal Park Bootleg)

The Crystal Method – Cherry Twist (Deadmau5 Remix)

These two sound somewhat identical

Deadmau5 & Glenn Morrison – Contact

Hybrid – Finished Symphony (Deadmau5 Remix)

Three random beat tracks (btw, the acronym “BSOD” means “Better Sounding On Drugs”, and not the Windows’ “Blue Screen of Death”)

Deadmau5 & BSOD – Less Oblique (Original Mix)

Deadmau5 – Game Over (Original Mix)

• Jorgensen & BSD – I Don’t Care (Deadmau5 Remix)

Great drop around the sample of the “Bill O’Reilly Flips Out” clip – he’s pissed!

Deadmau5 – To Play Us Out (“…Fucking thing” DROPS! @ 3:48)

Here’s Deadmau5’s newest CD in glorious 320kbps

• Deadmau5 – For Lack Of A Better Name (Full CD) [97MB]

AND the Calvin Harris “I’m Not Alone” single + remixes CDs (Includes a Deadmau5 remix)

Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone [Single] + Remixes (Full CDs) [57MB]

I love the Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff video