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Holy Ghost! – Wait & See

Holy Ghost! sent me their new song and I wasn’t sure if I was listening to a remix of Chaka Khans Ain’t Nobody or a new track from the upcoming album. DFA as a label is known for bringing it back and the artists never shy away from their influences. Wait & See has hints of that classic 80′s fast life feel,

The song addresses an issue a lot of people have with their love interests. His girl promises she’ll always be upfront with him but he’s not sure if he can believe her. In this situation you have two choices, you can torture yourself with endless thoughts of betrayal, translate that to your relationship and drive your partner crazy -

Now the problems with me are in you?

In my book this approach only makes things worse and as the lyric says all you do is bring that energy to your partner. Overwhelming someone with insecurity in the name of love is not exactly how you show love so sometimes you need to give a little trust do what Holy Ghost! says – Wait & See. So far the Brooklyn kids have released nothing but heat so expect this self-titled album to due April 5th to be a good one, enjoy.

Holy Ghost! – Wait & See

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Phantogram – When I’m Small (RAC Remix)

Back in 2009 we thew a CMJ party with forthebeat featuring some rising stars in the indie world – We Have Band, X-Wife, Electric Tickle Machine, Sleigh Bells and Phantogram. Till this day it’s one of our favorite events and it’s no surprise all of those acts have gone on to do great things. Anyways, I was looking through my submissions today and found an RAC remix of Phatograms When I’m Small, a song first premiered on Steph Lunds September ’09 installment of Le Miel du Mois. All the bands were great live but Sarah absolutely crushed the performance of When I’m Small and RAC doesn’t make bad music so it was a no brainer.

Show me loveYou’ve got your hand on the button of
Showing loveYou’ve got your hand on the button now

I have no idea what the song is about but the instrumental was so strong on the original that it justified Sarah’s beautiful obscurity. The RAC team understands vibe better than most and they completely capture the energy of the lyrics while creating something completely new. They turn the song it into a chilled out banger that makes me think of 4 PM drinks on the Mondrian poolside. I think it’s been a month since I left the city and I’m starting to feel restless, time to start thinking about the summer travels. Alright, much to do today so kick back to this and let the get feelings roll, enjoy.

Phantogram – When I’m Small (RAC Remix)


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Justice – Civilization

After releasing their new single as part of the Adidas All In campaign there’s been a huge buzz around the return of the French electro house kings. It seems like the entire world stops whenever Justice releases something new and I love it. In the days before the internet, new album and single releases were the talk of the town. You would be walking down the street and all of a sudden a car drives by playing a new track, you call your friend and ask him if he’s heard it but he hasn’t. Then you would both sit in front of the radio until it got played. These days you hear about a new track, type it in on google and 10 seconds later your in your room listening to it from laptop speakers.I love the ease the internet provides but we’re definitely missing that element of drama and mystery that use to surround releases not so long ago.

Justice has always been heavily influenced by old school Rock & Roll and Civilization is no different. The track starts of like a late 60′s psychedelic rock epic and switches off into that simple and classic Justice sound we’ve all come to love. A lot of Justice fans will probably say this is a little soft compared to their old stuff but I would remind them that it was released as part of an ad campaign so I wouldn’t expect much more like this from the album. Nevertheless, a well produced and exciting banger, enjoy.

Justice – Civilization

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Jacques Renault – Look At You (GRVRBBRS Re-work)

Let’s keep the weekend party music going, this time with GRVRBBRS classy remix of Jaques Renault’s Look At You. The song starts with sultry vocals repeating Look At You. You immediately drift off to somewhere exotic reminiscent of a 007 film. I picture myself dressed to the nines out and about somewhere chic, super sexy and cool at the bar grabbing a drink as I turn to look over my shoulder and she walks in…

Bright red dress, tall slender brunette with the most amazing smile. You look right at her eyes as she catches your glimpse, scans the room, and quickly catches your eyes again before you retreat, with a smile. As she walks over to your side of the room you anticipate that very first “Hello”… Much to your satisfaction a cheeky English accented “hello” is what you are greeted with and to all of this, the night has just begun. Seems like the Look At You’s at the very beginning were more of a stutter step in awe of her beauty than the smooth spy tone after all.

Throw on your newest and proudest dancing shoes and get ready to paint the town red. That’s the vibe that this GRVRBBRS (Grave Robbers) rework will give you from start to finish. The song screams city nights with a sexy set of disco synths that will have your head bopping uncontrollable and your energy and vibe feeling just right.

If you can catch these guys live go check them out. The Berlin duo’s live show is rumored to be quite the dance filled set boasting live bass and guitars along with the usual computer and keyboard synth setup. Sounds interesting. Shout out to the GRVRBBRS (Grave Robbers) for providing some good reworking to Jacques Renault’s Look At You that tucks itself in seamlessly into any day and night time feel-good dance music play lists out there.

- cp’11

Jacques Renault – Look At You (GRVRBBRS Re-work)

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Yelle – Que Veux Tu (Madeon Remix)

This track was produced by a 16 year old, you read it right, a 16 year old. Madeon is a teenager from France dropping bangers for places he can’t even get into. You may not know him but you’ll def know his remixee Yelle who is synonymous with French pop and house scene. The heartthrob nature of these lyrics confirm that but once again we witness the power of the producer . Madeon transforms the songs bubble gum feeling to a passionate, dramatic and exciting French electro house epic. If you were thinking about staying in tonight be careful playing play because this is going to make you move, enjoy.

Yelle – Que Veux Tu (Madeon Remix)

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Kid CuDi – CuDi Zone (KillaGraham Remix)

CuDi Zone is hands down my favorite song from Man on The Moon. CuDi has a very clever way of blending concepts of ambition and dreams with his love for smoking Mary Jane. However, if you manage to listen through the fog you’ll find endless gems and insight worthy of some serious rumination. The original Cudi Zone is about Scotts struggle to find himself in the face of disbelievers and his non traditional ambition.

So my advice is when the lights start flashin
‘N’ I’ll be zonin’ all alone n’,in the place where my mind is goin’,
Filled with songs and no-ones knowin’
And the devil in a hopping dress tryin’ ask me for one dance.
He think he slick but my guardians protects me from his wrath,
So in my place no hate shall enter, livin’ I’m up there up there
Copin’, Copin’, Floatin’, I will find peace somewhere…”

One of the reasons I’m big on Cudi is because I share his passion for individuality. Some people associate that with the clothes they wear and all sorts of material things but for me it’s a uniqueness of thought, freedom of personal perspective and ideas.

I swear by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” – John Galt

There are so many social customs that have been around for so long, we learn them from an early age and never even think to question their validity. Meanwhile we’re making countless life decisions and question our human instincts because of concepts and ideals that could be easily outdated and make no sense in the modern lifestyle. Anyways, Cudi Zone is a track you listen to for lyrics but today I’m posting more dance floor friendly version by Orlando based producer/DJ KillaGraham. Listen to Cudi Zone at home and listen to this remix on the road, it still has the energy and emotion of the original but gives you some free space to indulge in your own thoughts, enjoy.

I’m my zone,
I’m feeling alright, I’m feeling alright
When I’m zoned,
I’m feeling alright, I’m feeling alright
I forget about it all… “

Kid CuDi – CuDi Zone (KillaGraham Remix)

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M83 – Fall (From TRON: Legacy RECONFIGURED)

I just watched Tron for the first time and thankfully it was on a big screen with a big boy sound system because the Daft Punk curated soundtrack absolutely blew my mind. It was meant to be listened to in surround, loud and with some serious bass so if you haven’t seen it yet make sure you watch it/hear it that way. Funny thing is most people I talk to didn’t like Tron but if you couldn’t tell I’m big on Sci-Fi and the Space Age, couple that was state of the art sound and I’m sold.

It was for this very reason that I got so hyped when I heard about the upcoming upcoming soundtrack remix album featuring work by heavy hitters like Moby, Paul Oakenfold and The Crystal Method. I quickly hit up all my resources to get my hands on some tracks and found the M83 vs Big Black Delta remix of Fall which is nothing short of amazing. The track is all feeling and passion, if you’re in need of motivation and inspiration close your eyes and turn this up.

The last few weeks have been crazy for reasons I’m not even ready to share yet. One thing I’ve always known but tend to forget is just how mental problems can be. It’s so easy to get caught up in thoughts, thinking the worse and dramatizing what is probably a a manageable problem. Dwelling in your issues does nothing but magnify them and attract that energy. Thoughts are things and if you’re not careful your mind can work against you. However, if you’re passionate and disciplined enough to take control of your mind then sky the limit…

Anything left out you can blame it on the brain not the heart, I’m playing my part…” – Memphis Bleek

Anyways, this remix has me thinking champion thoughts and it just became my new anthem. I can’t wait to till this lame snow goes away and I can play this on a run or something, enjoy.

M83 – Fall

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Styrofoam – Couches in Alleys (Feat. Ben Gibbard)

While anticipating Death Cab for Cutie’s new album which drops at the end of May, I had to relish in the comfort of various Ben Gibbard tracks to get me by till then. Sure enough, I revisited one of my favorite tracks from 6 years ago which features Ben providing vocals on Styrofoam’s - Couches in Alleys. Following in line with Postal Service, the track collaboration was timely as the new wave of electro-pop was emerging into the airwaves then. After an extended intro, Ben’s lyrics echo harmonically with Styrofoam’s melodic synthesizer steady break beats:

Hey Jack it’s me,
I don’t mean to bother you but somethings been on my mind.
At the end of this road that climbs the horizon, will be reached in a matter of miles.
And when the wheels cease to spin, the walls and the fences will grow higher than redwood trees.
And I know your demise.
And I fear what will happen when the road fails to flow under me.
Oh Jack you see, I felt like your mirror with the wind ripping through my hair.
When the wheels ceased to spin and I in case my surroundings, I realized I hadn’t gone anywhere.
With the problems I’d left with couches in alleys, that no one would ever claim.
And the hardest part was sifting through the pieces of the rain soaked and rotten remains when I got home.”

The song addresses Jack Kerouac and his connection to the author. Ben is personifying the message to anyone who get too caught up in pursuit of a goal or dream. Anyone can easily forget what really signifies their life and ultimately could tarnish the relationships which matter the most in the end. This track is best served with a reflective mood on a rainy day, enjoy.

- Joel

Styrofoam ft. Ben Gibbard – Couches in Alleys

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Floating By On The Ether…

The Cults – You Know What I Mean


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Thomas Tantrum – Sleep (RAC Remix)


On the tip of a friend via Twitter I decided to hunt this record down, @beautiful_gear – thanks again!. RAC is responsible for this and if you’ve been here before you know just how much we love Andrew and his Collective.

As usual, RAC captures that perfect vibe and the second the song starts you drift away into the feel good. Ironically the song is titled Sleep but it’s dreamy and laid back essence make it perfect for an early morning alarm or playlist. I couldn’t feel the least bit of anger from being awakened by Megan’s sweet and all too familiar tone as she sings Wakey Wakey’s and just all throughout the chorus.

The original and the Band of Skulls remix that’s been circulating have a much rougher indie rock vibe to them. RAC goes the Space Age route by simply giving us a dreamier and sunnier take that enchants and hypnotizes from start to finish. As usual the production is very simple and classy and shows just how mature the RAC production team is. Simply put, RAC strikes again with another perfectly executed remix that breaths new life and energy to song. The weather is playing some serious mind games with us in NYC and the only way to combat such confusion with something like this. So just press play and think spring, enjoy.

Thomas Tantrum – Sleep (RAC Remix)

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