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Katy Perry – Teenage Dream (Bombs Away Electro Remix)

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Durp.

Katy Perry – Teenage Dream (Bombs Away Electro Remix)

Purchase / Bombs Away Facebook

Rating: 8.5

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02-03-11

heRobust – Shawty Swing My Way (Busted)

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ATL producer heRobust flips the script on KP & Envyi’s one-hit wonder 90’s jam. Ever the conservationist, heRo dutifully preserves the refs to “Tenderoni”, “Swerving”, and “Physical Action”. Word.

heRobust – Shawty Swing My Way (Busted)

Bandcamp

Rating: 8.0

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02-03-11

Ninjasonik – Global (Feat. Spank Rock)

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New killer shit lifted off Gilles Peterson Worldwide. Ninjasonik rep BK, they link up here with the Spank Rock dudes for an A+ collab. The beat bangs.

Ninjasonik – Global (Feat. Spank Rock)

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Rating: 7.9

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02-03-11

Spree Wilson – Don’t Pass Me By (Feat. Esthero)

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Anything Esthero (also co-producer on the track) touches is premium shit. “Don’t Pass Me By” by Atlanta singer-rapper-songwriter Spree Wilson is no exception. Esthero’s production/influence fit the broadly influenced Spree superbly. The warm tones of guitar feel something like Curtis Mayfield-era Impressions or “Just My Imagination”, the ambient bits of electronic percussion in the rhythm track sound as if they could be on an Esthero record, the melodies reveal themselves birthed from the best of pop & r&b.

Spree Wilson – Don’t Pass Me By (Feat. Esthero)

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Rating: 8.1

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02-03-11

U.S. Royalty – Equestrian (Flosstradamus Remix)

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Contributed by Erin Routson

Even though their homebase is covered in snow and ice, midwest loyalists Flosstradamus take U.S. Royalty’s “Equestrian”, run it through an 8-bit bubble noise machine, add Paul Simon vibes, and end up with something that leaves everyone mentally tan. Keep it on repeat til you can stop taking vitamin D supplements.

U.S. Royalty – Equestrian (Flosstradamus Remix) via RCRD LBL

U.S. Royalty purchase / Flosstradamus Facebook

Rating: 8.2

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02-03-11

Joy Orbison – Ellipsis

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Boddika guested on Benji B’s Radio 1 show last week and let loose this Joy Orbison untitled track in the mix. Rumored to be named “Ellipsis”, the tune is a bit of departure for Joy O with cascading pianos and smooth house-esque breakdowns.

Joy Orbison – Ellipsis

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Rating: 8.3

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02-02-11

Debilos – Turn My Clock (Check One Remix)

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Barcelona group Debilos, formerly Debilorithmicos, released “Turn My Clock” as a single and multiple remixes, with Anqui contributing sweet vocal lines. Watch the video and listen to the Check One Remix.

Debilos – Turn My Clock (Check One Remix) via YYY

Myspace / Facebook

Debilos “Turn My Clock” (Original Version) feat. Anqui from El Chavo on Vimeo.

Rating: 8.3

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02-02-11

Ages – A Coney Island of the Mind

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Let us recite from broken bibles on streetcorners
Follow dogs on docks
Speak wild songs
Throw stones
Say anything
Blink at the sun and scratch and stumble into silence

Ages is 20 year old Southern California based producer Michael Lundy.

Ages – A Coney Island of the Mind

Purchase Failures via Bandcamp

Rating: 8.7

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02-02-11

Peter and Kerry – Knees

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“Knees”, by UK act Peter and Kerry, plays like moving images on a screen, pages of photos slipped through thumbs, memories unwound. The quiet rhythm and piano driven track features some simply gorgeous harmonies exchanged between the song’s two leads, Tape Club labelmates Peter Lyons and Kerry Leatham. The melodies just seem to suspend at times, those spaces in time between moments. Those times that are observational, still, one still point in a life-filled whirlwind. The duo’s “Friends, Clothes, Photos” EP is due in March.

Peter and Kerry – Knees

Tape Club Records

Rating: 8.5

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02-02-11

Chip Tha Ripper – Cool Points

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To quote Youtube user TheFreshKevin, “Fuck LeBron, We got Chip.”

Chip Tha Ripper – Cool Points

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Rating: 8.0

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02-01-11

Shigeto – Look At All the Smiling Faces (Take Remix)

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Wow. This Take remix of “Look At All the Smiling Faces” is pulled from Ghostly’s new remix E.P. of Shigeto’s great “Full Circle” release from last year. Love it.

Shigeto – Look At All the Smiling Faces (Take Remix) via XLR8R

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Rating: 8.7

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02-01-11

Liam Bailey – You Better Leave Me

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We’re huge huge fans of Liam Bailey. And to hear him on this his first legit single sound like this, holy shit. Great voice. Great song. Great arrangements. His debut “Out of the Shadows” is due in May. We couldn’t be more psyched.

Liam Bailey – You Better Leave Me

Official / Myspace

Rating: 8.7

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02-01-11