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Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle

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“Shuffle” is the lead single from the band’s upcoming third LP A Different Kind of Fix. It’s definitely a different sound for the band, a progression of sorts. But the pop sensibilities of BBC are undeniable and this new record is phenomenal. “Shuffle” is totally a major hit in the UK. Mark it down.

Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle

Bombay Bicycle Club england: (Official) (Myspace)

Rating: 9.0

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06-22-11

Washed Out – A Dedication

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The latest from Washed Out’s Within and Without, “A Dedication” sways and drifts, propelled forward in the most unhurried of ways, crawling to the pulse of a simple piano figure. Check it below.

Washed Out – A Dedication

Washed Out georgia: (Myspace) (Facebook)

Rating: 8.0

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06-22-11

Alex Clare – Too Close (Live Unplugged)

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Mindblown.

Alex Clare – Too Close (Live Unplugged)

Alex Clare england: (Official) (Myspace) (Facebook)

Rating: 9.1

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06-21-11

Alicia Keys – Typewriter

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New old Alicia. “Typewriter” finds Mrs. Beatz carefully crooning over a deep 90’s backbeat. The track was recorded as part of the Songs in A Minor sessions and was left off that seminal LP. A few listens in, I think we’re feeling this early aughts Mariah-esque jam. How are y’all feeling about it? p.s. Listen for the choral interlude on “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” toward the end of track, its dope as hell.

Alicia Keys – Typewriter

Alicia Keys newyork: (Official) (Twitter)

Rating: 7.6

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06-21-11

Wakey!Wakey! – Twenty-Two (RAC Maury Mix)

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Another from the Remix Artist Collective. This time its NYC-based Wakey!Wakey! that gets that special RAC lovin, Maury style. You already know what it is.

Wakey!Wakey! – Twenty-Two (RAC Maury Mix)

Wakey!Wakey! newyork: (Official) (Myspace)

Rating: 8.1

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06-21-11

Smokey Robinson – Baby Baby Don’t Cry (Mux Mool Remix)

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Smokey loved this remix so much he got the Botox 12-pack today instead of his regular 6. Just playin’, Smoke! Love ya! Love is here, baby! And its name is MUX MOOL. Lets go!

Smokey Robinson – Baby Baby Don’t Cry (Mux Mool Remix)

Mux Mool newyork: (Soundcloud) (Facebook) (Twitter)

Rating: 8.2

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06-20-11

Mac Miller – Family First (Feat. Talib Kweli)

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Mac dropped this new laidback reflective track to celebrate cracking 500,000 followers on Twitter. Mac’s rhymes are OK but we’re into this mainly ’cause of the Talib feature, which rips. Get into the track below.

Mac Miller – Family First (Feat. Talib Kweli)

Mac Miller pennsylvania: (Official) (Myspace) (Twitter)

Rating: 7.7

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06-20-11

Gold Fields – The Woods

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New heat from down under. Gold Fields a five piece from Ballarat, OZ, fall somewhere between the electro polyrhythms and jagged guitar of New Order and the punchier, more frenetic sounds of more contemporary synth pop. Give the excellent “The Woods” a spin below.

Gold Fields – The Woods

Gold Fields australia: (Bandcamp) (Facebook)

Rating: 8.3

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06-20-11

Nero – Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)

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Yessssssssssssssssss! A monster transformed to a killer. BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG.

Nero – Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)

Nero england: (Myspace) (Facebook)

Rating: 8.5

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06-20-11

Inc. – Swear

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Sounds like Prince y’all!

Inc. – Swear

Inc. california: (Official)

Rating: 8.4

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06-20-11

SBTRKT – Pharaohs

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SBTRKT featuring Roses Gabor. Track 8 on the new s/t LP. Here comes the win.

SBTRKT – Pharaohs

SBTRKT england: (Myspace) (Official) (Soundcloud)

Rating: 8.5

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06-20-11

Look at the Fields – Till’ The World Ends (Google Guitar Doodle Britney Spears Cover)

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Remember that super cool Les Paul-tribute Google doodle from last week that you could actually play? Yeah, that was awesome. If not for a lack of mouse dexterity I’d have totally nailed “Semi-Charmed Life” on it. Floridian indie band used the doodle to record a quiet, almost eerie version of Britney’s “Till’ The World Ends” and it’s awesome! Click the vid below to see how they did it. (It’s amazing!) p.s. We totally just used Les Paul’s name and Britney Spears’ name in the context of one blog post. We totally just took it there.

Look at the Fields – Till’ The World Ends (Google Guitar Doodle Britney Spears Cover)

Look at the Fields florida : (Official) (Myspace) (Facebook)

Rating: 8.3

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06-17-11