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Telekinesis – You Turn Clear In The Sun

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“You Turn Clear In The Sun” is a favorite cut from Telekinesis’ new album 12 Desperate Straight Lines. Complete with a nice verse, the song is light and bouncy and doesn’t drag on. It’s a solid pop song. And besides, the world could always use more singing drummers.

Telekinesis – You Turn Clear In The Sun

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rating: 8.1
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The Shutes – Electric Witch

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“Electric Witch” is new from UK trio The Shutes. We’re loving these guitar hooks and how effortlessly they flow into the chorus, with a familiar yet fresh sound.

The Shutes – Electric Witch

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rating: 8.4
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02-28-11

Freddy Laz – Exit (prod. J Dilla)

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Laz and Dilla do the Godfather proud. Get into it.

Freddy Laz – Exit (prod. J Dilla)

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rating: 8.5
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02-28-11

Jessie J – Abracadabra

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Watch out Katy Perry… here comes Jessie J. Like abracadabra.

Jessie J – Abracadabra via DOML

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Rating: 8
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02-28-11

Daft Punk vs. Cassius – Voyager 1999

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Daft Punk meets Cassius.

Daft Punk vs Cassius – Voyager 1999

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rating: 8
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Chino Maurice – Luna

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Here’s one to watch in 2011. Based out of NYC, Chino Maurice will be opening for N*E*R*D on his coming national tour. Track is smooth in all the right ways, ugh, so do like Chino say’s and… “Get it on”!

Chino Maurice – Luna

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rating: 8.6
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02-28-11

THROWBACK SATURDAYS: Madonna – Secret

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Lead single from Bedtime Stories (1994), produced by Dallas Austin. Jet black Benz, plenty of friends.

Madonna – Secret

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02-26-11

TV on the Radio – Will Do

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Contributed by Erin Routson

Calmly anticipate that next record by listening to this 100 times in a row. You probably already have.

TV on the Radio – Will Do

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Rating: 8.3
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02-25-11

Nitty Scott, MC – Work (Grustlin’)

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Contributed by Erin Routson

Nitty Scott MC takes DJ Premier’s “Work” beat into the economic reality of today – “$11 for some Newports? Sometimes I think I can’t afford to love New York.” The result is a fresh take on a classic beat. If there’s one thing hip hop needs, it’s more ladies who can spit like this.

Nitty Scott, MC – Work (Grustlin’)

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Rating: 8.2
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02-25-11

Beat Gang – Cincinnati Riot (Feat. B.Luck, Tweez, Echeck, Young Butta, Young Maggz, K.I.D., Young Veagh, Mallio, Means, M 80, Showtime, Young Ceq, Dubb Santora, Supa, Bino)

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Get behind this. Cincinnati’s finest in a 15 minute banger. Like a 513 version of that 12 minute One Blood remix.

Beat Gang – Cincinnati Riot (Feat. B.Luck, Tweez, Echeck, Young Butta, Young Maggz, K.I.D., Young Veagh, Mallio, Means, M 80, Showtime, Young Ceq, Dubb Santora, Supa, Bino)

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Rating: 7.9
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02-25-11

Hello Seahorse! – Me Has Olvidado

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Wow. Hello Seahorse! singer Denise Gutierrez’s voice is crazy. “Me Has Olvidado” (“You Have Forgotten Me”) feels operatic in parts, sublime even. The vocal feels soul wrenching, soul gutting, soul lifting all at once. It’s as if each quality, each tone of melody, each note is pointing to one singular emotion, than to the next, than to the next, and the next cause there’s motion in “Me Has Olvidado”, in the pulse of its rhythm, in it’s vocal cadences, it’s beautiful but it’s also kinetic, images projected to a screen, one moment of life to the next.

Hello Seahorse! – Me Has Olvidado

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Rating: 8.2

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02-23-11

The Raveonettes – War in Heaven

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More new Raveonettes material continues to surface. This time it’s the dreamy slow burn of “War in Heaven”. Vaguely electronic drum tones, layered delay-driven guitars, Sharin’s hushed vocal. Classic Raves.

The Raveonettes – War in Heaven

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Rating: 8.3

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02-23-11