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Take – If We All Don’t Go Insane (Mux Mool Remix)

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Two b3sci favs link up on this outta space Mux Mool remix for the Take track “If We All Don’t Go Insane”. Alpha Pup is putting out a full 16-song set remix LP of Take’s latest Only Mountain. Look out for additional features from TOKiMONSTA, Shigeto, and Anenon. We’re psyched!

Take – If We All Don’t Go Insane (Mux Mool Remix)

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Rating: 8.4

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02-23-11

Lady Gaga!

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Lady Gaga has yet to meet a Pop chart she didn’t smash. Just last week, her new single “Born This Way” debuted at #1 with a highest ever 78.5 million in domestic airplay. Ay caramba! that’s like 1 in 4 of every Americans! For some perspective – line up like your goofy cousin, your creepy neighbor, that dude you have no clue what his name is that you see in the hall at the office, your grandma, at least 1 of those 4 people has heard “Born This Way” in the last week. Gaga is killing it. You know you want a piece.

Bloggers! Fans! Check this! Virgin Mobile is collaborating with the Monster Ball Tour, hooking up free passes to a show, access to interview her, and a peak at things behind the scenes for a select few. Check the details here. Get into it!

Upcoming Monster Ball dates.

* Las Vegas – MGM Grand, March 25th
* Phoenix – US Airways Center, March 26th
* Los Angeles – Staples Center, March 28th
* Houston – Toyota Center, April 8th
* New Orleans – New Orleans Arena, April 9th
* Miami – American Airlines Arena, April 13th
* Atlanta – Gwinnett Center, April 18th
* Nashville – Bridgestone Arena, April 19th
* New York – Nassau Coliseum, April 23rd

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02-22-11

The Twilight Singers – On the Corner

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Contributed by Erin Routson

If you are nostalgic for the late 90s, My So-Called Life, and mixtapes, Greg Dulli will take you there. He’s never really left that time, actually. The Twilight Singers can still take you to that place where things are dark and sort of ominous, but you somehow creepily enjoy it. Why Shaq isn’t in the Santa costume in the video, though, is beyond me.

The Twilight Singers – On the Corner

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Rating: 8.4

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02-22-11

Funeral Party – Postcards of Persuasion

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Another winner c/o of LA guitar band Funeral Party. “Postcards of Persuasion” is prob a hit on rock radio right now (if it still exists?!1), it def would’ve been one five years ago (danceable rhythms, delayed guitars, enough a pop hook to stick in your head). Can these guys open for Interpol or The Stills? or Editors? Will MTV 2 feature their vid on “Subterranean”? Are they a band to watch? Haha, anyway, the track is ace. Get into it.

Funeral Party – Postcards of Persuasion

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Rating: 8.0

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02-22-11

Cam’ron – Oh What a Night (Prod. Duke Da God)

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Fully exhumed and resurrected, worms still slithering, this classic Killa track from ’06 (right around when Cam got shot inside his Lambo) was recently raised from the grave by producer Duke Da God for his latest Harlem Classics compilation. It’s totally Sick hearing Cam on a less dreary track like this. Cam, we know you can still make hot records. When he’s on his game, Cam’ron’s got one of the best flows in hip hop, period. Tracks like “Oh What a Night” are the way back. Work on it.

Cam’ron – Oh What a Night (Prod. Duke Da God)

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Rating: 8.0

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02-22-11

Charles Barkley – I May Be Wrong (But I Doubt It) (Prod. Cool & Dre)

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Can’t front, totally got this shit on repeat. Make your free throws.

Charles Barkley – I May Be Wrong (But I Doubt It) (Prod. Cool & Dre)


Rating: 8.5

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02-21-11

Jamie Woon – Lady Luck (Al Fresco)

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Truth, the studio version of Jamie Woon’s “Lady Luck” is dope. This a capella vocal recorded live on a canoe in Cambodia (!) is a mindblower.

Jamie Woon – Lady Luck (Al Fresco)

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Rating: 8.3

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02-21-11

Madonna – Music (Darksphere Remix)

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Banger.

Madonna – Music (Darksphere Remix)

Darksphere Official / Soundcloud

Rating: 8.1

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02-21-11

Pet Scenes – Man Contest

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Pet Scenes are fucking great. LOUD guitars, HEAVY rhythms. “Man Contest” has weight, a sense of tension, soul, emotional guts, something that separates the song and the band from others in its genre. Into it.

Pet Scenes – Man Contest

Info / Soundcloud

Rating: 8.2

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02-21-11

Flying Lotus – Caravan of Delight

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Maybe a slightly more jazzed up quality on this new Flying Lotus tune. It sort of carries a similar aesthetic to Roy Ayers more mellow ’70’s material. Add to that Fly Lo’s usual haul of killer polyrhythms and rich ambient textures and you’re left smoothing out to a pretty sick track. “Caravan of Delight” will feature on the new Ed Banger release King of Limbs Let the Children Techno expect quality shit from Skream, Mr. Oizo and SebastiAn to also feature on the compilation.

Flying Lotus – Caravan of Delight

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Rating: 8.1

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02-21-11

THROWBACK SATURDAYS: Marvin Gaye – Can I Get a Witness

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From 1963. Written by Holland-Dozier-Holland, with The Supremes (!) on back-up vocals. Spotless.

Marvin Gaye – Can I Get a Witness

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02-19-11

The Streets – Puzzled By People (Zoo Kid Remix)

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Check this new UFO-wave mix of The Streets’ “Puzzled By People” by southeast London artist Zoo Kid. Outta space jam.

The Streets – Puzzled By People (Zoo Kid Remix) via SKOA

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Rating: 8.1

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02-19-11