Ghosts!

I’ve been listening to a lot of Nujabes while studying for finals, great jazzy/hip-hop tracks, easily one of my favorite artists! I posted some of his work a while back in this post, but I’ve reposted it on this one as well. I feel like I don’t really need to put up a favorites list for his work (especially for the “Modal Soul” CD – so good!)

Nujabes – Modal Soul (Full CD) [95MB] √++

Nujabes – 2nd Collection Hydeout Productions (Full CD + Extra) [83 MB]

If the mash up genres grunge-punk and electro-pop bumped uglies, their offspring would most likely resemble Junkie XL. Enjoy!

My picks: “Cities In Dust”, “You Make Me Feel So Good”, “Mad Pursuit”, “More”, “Stratosphere”, “1967 Poem”, and “Not Enough”

Junkie XL – Booming Back At You (Full CD) [85MB] (Great CD)

So, as always, I gotta add some individually wrapped tracks. How bout some club bangers? I REALLY like this track, didn’t so much at first – give it a listen through before you give up on it. It mixes the new (Deadmau5 – Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff) with the old (Outhere Brother’s “Boom Boom Boom” circa 1995), I could see this being an awesome crowd pleaser!

Deadmau5 vs. Outhere Brothers – Boom Boom Ghosts (BONES Mix) √++

As long as I’m posting on “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff”, figured I’d throw up the Nero remix. It’s nothing new, I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you already have it. Regardless – so tight with an excellent (epic) build!

Deadmau5 – Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff (Nero Remix)

Mixed Bag

Lissie is coming out with a full length CD “Catching A Tiger” next month, which I’m really looking forward to! I heard this song and truly love with the passion she always sings with. [Check out her recent duo performance with Ellie Goulding]

• Lissie – On My Chest (Morgan Page Remix) √++

If you thought you’ve heard every remix of “Walking On A Dream“, Girls N Boomboxes just released their take on the duo’s popular track, adding a great touch of glitch throughout the song.

• Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream (Girls N Boomboxes Remix) Thanks :DH

This is not a new track but damn, I’ve just stumbled across it and its pretty awesome. Never heard the original but I do have the Diamond Cut Remix to share with you as well (good but very different).

Booty Luv – Say It (Nero Remix)

Booty Luv – Say It (Diamond Cut 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]

Janelle vs. Johnny

This progressive house piece has been a top play for me lately. I really dig the grungy guitar pick up @ 1:15, it’s quite nice!

• David Vendetta – She Turns Around (Cosa Nostra Mix) (Favorite)

Another typical, somewhat epic/dramatic, Benny Benassi remix (always a fan of his).

• Tiësto & Sneaky Sound System – I Will Be Here (Benny Benassi Dub)

Here’s a static, lazy dub remix of La Roux’s “I’m Not You Toy” (finally a remix of a track besides “In For The Kill” and “Bulletproof”) I swear I hear frogs @ 2:43, but I’m also wearing headphones…

• La Roux – I’m Not Your Toy (Nero Remix) √++

This song is well titled, it’s got a good grind – sounds a lot like Justice, IMO.

• Wolfgang Gartner – Undertaker (Original Mix) √++

Alex Metric recently remixed the new Gorillaz track, “Stylo,” to what I thought was better than the original. He’s mixed a lot of disco-funk into these next tracks.

Gorillaz – Stylo (Alex Metric Remix)

Bloc Party – One More Chance (Alex Metric Remix)

Phoenix – Lisztomania (Alex Metric Remix)

However, his original work has a back-to-basics electronic sound.

Alex Metric – Deadly On A Mission (Dub)

Okay, so I’m a little embarrassed to post Eiffel 65 (90’s flashback!), but I like this remix. The choppy piano riffs really make it (for me at least).

Eiffel 65 – Blue 2009 (DJs From Mars Attax Extended Remix)

This song is SO Euro! But it always puts me in a good mood :D give it a chance!

• Gigi d’Agostino – I’ll Fly With You (L’amour Toujours)

The piano is like my ultimate weakness in music. This song is really peaceful in kind of a sad way, it’s one of my favorites

Wamdue Project feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Forgiveness

• Wamdue Project feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Forgiveness (EK’s Love U Mix)

I really like this song (again with the piano) and its video (I love it when they jump into the pool and the beat drops in sync).

• Sébastien Tellier – La Ritournelle (extended intro version)

Sébastien Tellier – La Ritournelle (Mr. Dan’s Magic Wand Mix) (video version)