The Big Boi Keys

Merry Christmas Eve, boys and girls. Do I ever have an early present for you. An anonymous DJ called Wick-It is responsible for a mashup mixtape of Big Boi's LP Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty and the Black Keys' Brothers. It's name: The Brothers of Chico Dusty. And we have it here for you.

The Brothers of Chico Dusty (Big Boi vs. The Black Keys) by wick-it

Ho ho ho



Voulez vous danser avec moi?

That's "Will you dance with me?" in French. Not only is it a good question to ask regarding this mix I'm about to plug, but it's also incidentally the worst pick up line I've ever used on a poor French girl last week. Suffice it to say, it didn't work. But, this mix from Justin Faust definitely does.

Justin Faust "I Feel Usefool" Minimix by Justin Faust

Ever wonder what a club in Paris would be like? Ouila! Justin cooked up this dance-inducer for the famed club Chez Moune, where, according to the New York Times, this "former lesbian cabaret...is now a popular hangout for the city’s polysexual fashionistas."

Sounds like my kind of place.



Our Spanish-speaking friends are making us bump and grind all over again. All-time favorite Isa GT is the hot voice on the new(ish) track "Alerta" by Dutch Rhythm Combo. You can enjoy remixes of their collabo below.

Dutch Rhythm Combo - Alerta ft. Isa GT (Lipelis & Simple Symmetry Remix) by Highscore Publishing

Dutch Rhythm Combo - Alerta ft. Isa GT (Paul Marmota Remix) by Highscore Publishing

Dutch Rhythm Combo - Alerta ft. Isa GT (Turntable Dubbers Redub ft. Jan Willems) by Highscore Publishing


You should also listen to Isa GT's Swedish friends, CocoTaxi. Here are some choice bits, including a remix of Isa GT's club banger "Pel'ao".

Cocotaxi unofficial stuff by COCOTAXI



How do you like it? How do you like it?

Penguin Prison 30 Minute Mix 1 November 2010
Penguin Prison 30 Minute Mix 1 November 2010 by Penguin Prison

Barretso - We Won't Stop (Dead C∆T Bounce Remix)
Barretso - We Won't Stop (Dead C∆T Bounce Remix) by Dead C∆T Bounce


Going All Night

You bitches better be happy that I troll Twitter 24/7. You're gonna be some of the first to get a taste of this bad boy. RAC's newest mixtape:

RACDJ's December Mix by Remix Artist Collective


Count Jackula - Slowburner (Hemingway Remix)
Gorillaz - D.A.R.E. (DFA Remix) *
Faithless - God Is A DJ *
Giorgio Moroder - Chase
Escort - All Through The Night
Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream (RAC Mix)
Bag Raiders - Snake Charmer
Nine Inch Nails - Hand That Feeds (DFA Remix)
Golden Silvers - True No. 9 Blues (True Romance)
Deadmau5 - A City In Florida (Krafty Kuts Remix) *
Soulwax - E-Talking *
Band Of Horses - Is There A Ghost?
Caribou - Odessa
Boys Noize - Oh! (A-Trak Remix)
LCD Soundsystem - Yeah Yeah Yeah
Robyn - Fembot *
Hercules & Love Affair - My House
N.E.R.D. - Hot’n’Fun (Boys Noize Remix)
Miike Snow - Black & Blue (Tiga Remix)
Altern 8 - Frequency (Soulwax Remix) (RAC Bass Edit)
Cajmere - Percolator *
Siriusmo - Gummiband
Penguin Prison - Worse It Gets (RAC Mix)
Mr. Oizo - Flat Beat
Daft Punk Vs Talking Heads (RAC Karl Kling Mix)
The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition (RAC Mix)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero (RAC Mix)


It's Time for the Perculator

Actually, it's time for us to showcase our favorite perennial DJ Gil-D-Beat. Gil dropped a new disco mix about a week ago and we have been shamefully slow about loading it up. But, everything is for a reason. We recently discovered an 70s-era Detroit dance show that complements Gil's newest mix to a T.

Here's the mix.
time-to-dance- by GIL-De-BEAT

Here's the moves.

We suggest muting the YouTube video and jamming along to Gil's time-to-dance.


Older, but not wiser

Hi, kids. It's my birthday. I am now 24. This is depressing. But, you know what they say: when you get older, you get wiser. Here's what I learned today:

1) Old people fucking love to do crosswords. This joy is magnified x10 while on public transportation. I can't figure this out. Crosswords are fun. To a point. I can get through maybe 25% of a crossword before my mind starts to wander. I've figured it out though. Old people love crosswords because: 1) They have too much time on their hands; 2) They can afford to have a daily newspaper (with crossword) delivered to them; 3) Crosswords are tailored to old people. (ex. 50 Down. "She's A Lady" Composer. We all know the answer is Tom Jones, but only old people really lived through it.)

2) Gmail addresses are really indicative of your personality. If you use your.name@gmail.com, you are like everybody fucking else. If you use your first initial + last name (ex. iname@gmail.com), chances are you are a man or a lesbian. If you have something other than your name as your gmail address, what is your problem? It's solely for resume purposes! Duh!

3) She Rex is a dance party that is supposed to play rock 'n roll by ladies for ladies. This is a good idea in theory. It is crap in execution. However, I am still going to celebrate my birthday there this Friday. You know why? There is no other option. But, I will request the following songs:

Aaliyah - Are You That Somebody?

Fever Ray - Seven (The Twelves Remix)

Khia - My Neck, My Back

La Roux - Bulletproof

See, New Gay? It wasn't that hard to play good music by ladies.

Hope to see all my DC readers (maybe 2 of you?) there.


Exploring the Intertubes: Blog Round Up Edition

Let's just admit it now, the intertubes are just a gigantic echo chamber. We're OK with this. In this spirit, here are a few tracks making their way around the 'netz over the last week that really caught our eye slash ear.

Too Many Sebastians

M.I.A – Internet Connection (Shook Remix)

Harder Blogger Faster

Matthew Dear – You Put A Smell On Me (Breakbot Remix)


Smooth Driving with Taxidriver

Munich-based party boys/DJs Marvin & Valentino have released a mixtape (the 8th in the series they've dubbed Taxidriver, in fact) and it's filled with some laid back goodies.

I'll let them take it away from here:
"Unfortunately both needles broke after the third track, so that's why you can enjoy an amazing sound-quality...
Have fun anyway!"


01) GAL COSTA "O Vento" (Valentino Edit)
02) - - -
03) - - -
04) SLIGHT DELAY "Can You Feel It"
05) ESP Institute Concentration Sampler Vol 1 "Rocks In Me"
06) Rå Energi (Rekonstruktion av Tiaz)
07) TIAGO "Rider" (Cos/Mes Remix) Bonus Beats
08) LOS MASSIERAS "Rumore D'Amore" (Cocktail D'Amore Rework)
09) &ME "Fir"
10) LCD SOUNDSYSTEM "45:33" (Runaway Remix)
11) MUALLEM "Holland Tunnel"
12) COS/MES "Gozmez Land"
13) ALIDES HIDDING "Hollywood Seven" (Valentino Edit)
14) MILTON "Nada Será Como Antes"
15) ROGER RÖNNING "Tiden Bara Går"


Sometimes / As Vezes

Sometimes Pandora does something right. It gives you a song to listen to that you actually want to hear and/or that fits with your mood. This would happen maybe 33% of the time. It also has all sorts of ads. Actually, I don't know why I even use Pandora.

I know why.

This is why.

An oldie, but goodie. Hope you enjoyed.


I want your babies, IsaGT

You're just so perfect.

First, you dazzle us with the club banger Pel'ao. Then you enter a Diesel competition with a song called "Pa Las Mamasitas."

For the mamasitas? No, for us - your biggest fans. We are swooning.

And now you're featured on a Sandro Silva song.

Sandro Silva ft. ISA GT- Told Ya (Melo Moombahton Edit) by azdjmelo

Keep the hits coming, huevona.


And the Hits Continue...

When we first tweeted about our friend Gil-D-Beat we called him a "disco mixtape king." And now he's proven us right. He's bequeathed a very special disco mixtape to us, and all you other EBs out there. Please feel special. Royal, even.

DiS-cOuNtRiE!!!!! by GIL-De-BEAT

With this mix, we hereby declare ourselves your loyal disco subjects. We bow down to you, Gil.


Black Friday Blow Up: Meet Gil-D-Beat

Looks like EB is blowing up, y'all. We received a killer disco mixtape from one Gil-De-Beat a couple of days ago and we def thought his efforts were worth blowing up as well.

We don't know much about Gil-D-Beat, but we do know this: his real name is Jorge Gil de Partearroyo and he hails from San Luis Potosi, Mexico. We like Mexico, and we like his mixtape.

We hope you do too.

set 2 disco- version 2 by GIL-De-BEAT

As soon as Gil hits us back up with a tracklisting, we will share. Check out more of his sets here.


Ali Love - Love Harder (Tronik Youth Remix)
Disco and Co - Cold Coke (Marco Dionigi and Daniele Baldelli Remix)
Headman - Dirt (The C90s Remix)
Flight Facilities - Crave You (The C90s Remix)
Julie Walehawa - I Mind (Weirdo Police Remix)
Space - Carry On (Bottin Remix)
Mario Bassanob - Caribbean Girl (Ilya Rudman Remix)
Digitalism - Blitz (Villa Remix)
Tronik Youth - We Are
Julien K - Spiral (Tronik Youth Remix)


Cut Copy and Paste

Cut Copy's newest release has been making the rounds of the interwebs. Now, I don't want to keep copying and pasting shit, but this be good.

Check it.

Cut Copy - Take Me Over

via +1


Dreams Do Come True

Two of our favey faves have come together to make up the most super collaboration in this world, not in some awesome parallel universe as we'd always imagined.


Well, at least that's the name of the song. What Chromeo plus La Roux really equals is awesome.

Listen and get your mind bloooown. (I mean the song is OK, but the idea behind these two is mind blooowing.)

Chromeo - Hot Mess Featuring Elly Jackson by Chromeo




Don't worry if I write rhymes, I write checks.

Uffie - Difficult.


Retro Wednesday Remix

It's time to bring back Retro Wednesdays with this banging remix by Grum. OK, so technically it's not retro, but it is a remix of a classic song.

Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls (Grum Remix)
04. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls (Grum Remix) by PET SHOP BOYS IN PARIS

I really recommend listening to it 4 times in a row, like I did.







Courtesy of our fav band from good ole Brazil, CSS, and super fan Arthur Resende:


(circa 2004)

Enjoy, EBs.

Introducing: Los Poca Soda

Los Poca Soda translates loosely into The Little Bit of Soda. I'm pretty sure they're called this because they drink little soda. I think they mostly drink beers, or pisco sours, or caiparinhas. At least that's what they say in their song "Paso Mal." This song, along with 5 other free stunners they offer on their MySpace and SoundCloud page, dabbles in reggaeton and electro with a hint of baile funk. Mostly good times. The Argentine duo, based in Brazil, are all about about drinking, sex, drugs, and more drinking and sex. It's basically my life on rotation. In Spanish. I hope you feel the conexión.

Los Poca Soda - Paso Mal by Los Poca Soda


I Clap, You Clap, WeClap

I don't know how I missed this gem, but Moustache! -- our favorite Chilean electro party boys -- have released their second mixtape, weclap mixtape #2. Love me some Moustache! and love me some German aka this mix is perfect. Listen and lurve.

Mixtape #2 by moustache!

Petrels - Silt (Intro)
Laserkraft 3D - Nein Mann (Original Mix)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero (RAC Remix)
Crookers feat. Miike Snow - Remedy (Magik Johnson Vocal Mix)
Far East Movement - Like A G6 (Disco Fries Remix)
Grum - Through The Night (Perseus Remix)
Jamiroquai - White Knuckle Ride (Monarchy Remix)
Laidback Luke and Lee Mortimer - Blau (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)
Fake Blood x Rye Rye Banging On Mars (Brand-X Mash)
Aaren San - Apes From Space (Dirtyloud Remix) v/s Public Enemy - Shut Em Down (Moustache! Edit)
R Kelly X Tocadisco X DJ Kronic - Girl Fuck You!
Voltage - All Night
The Aston Shuffle - I Wanna See You (DCUP Remix)
DCUP - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
Bag Raiders - Gone Away v/s Leo Zero - The Jungle Brothers 'I'll House You' (Leo Zero Re-Work) (Moustache! Edit)
Reset! - If We Try (Broke One Remix)
Petrels - Silt (Outro)


Freaky Friday









Its almost Halloween weekend. And I'm celebrating but not doing work and making a mixtape that is a little scary and somewhat weird.

Track List:

Here's Johnny - The Shining
Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell
The Monster Mash - Bobby Pickett
Sweet Transvestite - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Jack the Ripper - Screaming Lord Sutch
The Boogie Monster - Gnarls Barkley
The Bogey Man - The Moontrekkers
In the Room Where You Sleep - Dean Man's Bones

and two bonus tracks that I just want to listen to all the time that are wicked cliche for a Halloween mix so I'm too awkward to write them down.


I feel like I'm on *sexy* drugs

I imagine for all our electrobitch readers who are bitches and are really into bitches (I'm looking at you K.O.), this video is emblematic of what every night out feels like.

Sébastien Tellier - Look from Record Makers on Vimeo.

I feel like I'm on drugs

while watching this video.

Tahiti 80 Solitary Bizness from Tahiti 80 on Vimeo.


[Insert Here]

We went out last night. Really out. Out about town and out of the closet to Cobalt ("Washington DC's premier gay lounge and hotspot"). I had fun, but I did notice something. An epiphany really.

The first floor of a gay club usually plays top 40 jams that everyone knows and can sing along to. The second floor is decidedly darker and plays club techno/electronica/remixes. It also has a lot more sweaty men without shirts on. I do not enjoy the second floor. It's a cliche. All gay men must like touching each other in the dark to thumping bass, right? Right??

Well, no. I may not be a gay man, but dammit I'm close. I like good music. I like shirts on. OK, second line might be only my (non)preference for men.

Introducing the best idea ever: A GAY CLUB ON H ST NE.

Gay hipsters need a venue too, readers. It can be called [Insert Here] -- brackets included (Thanks Rog for the name).

We would still play thumping music and, sure, you can be shirtless. But the music will be more like this:

The XX - Crystallised (Slyde Remix 4)

You should come.


Why Don't People Dance Like This Anymore?

You know, like they're having a seizure and shit.


Give the People What They Want

If you read EB, you might, in fact, like electro...or bitches...or both. We hope to make all your EB wishes come true with a little mixtape I have dubbed TRAIL (RE)MIX. It's all remixes, all the time. REMIXES ALL OVER YOUR FACE. It's tasty. Please enjoy.

Doves - Compulsion (Headman Dub Remix)
Protista - Mi Pieza (Moustache! Remix)
them:youth - Fever Rising (Muffin Remix)
Two Door Cinema Club - What You Know (The Sanfernando Sound Remix)
Friendly Fires feat. Au Revoire Simone - Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home (Party Supplies Remix)
The Wombats - Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) (Grum Remix)
Housse De Racket - Champions (Edwin Van Cleef Remix)
Sunday Girl - Self Control (Azari & III Remix)



Check it Out with Dr. Steve Brule from Tim and Eric on Vimeo.

As Hopkins would say: "Who cares, I have a leather jacket of my own"


CAUTION: Not Safe to Watch at Work

But so worth watching anytime.



This is old - but the song was (is) awesome and so is this video.

The Avalanches - Since I Left You

This video is weird and sometimes gross.

Grum - Can't Shake This Feeling from The General Assembly on Vimeo.

This is extremely cheesy

FREAK OWLS "optimistic automatic" from maxime bruneel on Vimeo.


Trip to Brazil

Brazilian-born, London-based DJ João Brasil has flexed his skill on a few choice indie tracks that take us back to good ole Brazil. Relax and enjoy.


Introducing: French Horn Rebellion

Hello boys, girls, and bitches. I would like to introduce you to a really good friend of mine (and by really good I mean one day old): French Horn Rebellion.

The name is not the best. And I'm pretty sure there's no French horn. But that doesn't keep them from making awesome music. According to their myspace their music style is Bossa Nova/Religious/Funk. Close to accurate. Take a listen and also download the free mp3 Brasilia below.

I also really enjoy this French Horn Rebellion vs. Database - Beaches and Friends (Hey Champ Remix)


Sabor de Soledad

New 8 Track Mixtape. This one is designed for the nights when you are getting ready to go out, and you are alone. Like alone. And are dancing around getting drunk and being lonely. So some of the songs are about being lonely. Some of them are about drinking.

Track List:
Rum and Coca Cola - Andrew Sisters
Won't Someone Tell Me (with Mirah) - Gigi
Babies - Via Audio
A Love Song - Amanda Blank
Don't You Want Me - The Human League
Close to Me - The Cure
Brinful of Asha - Cornershop
Duncan - Slim Dusty (an incredibly weird song, but a great song to listen to right before you go out and drink with people).

Ok. I think my mixtapes are just going to get weirder from here. So brace yourselves.


No. This is not a parody. THIS IS REAL.


I had to.

When you think of Arcade Fire you think of sweeping sounds and haunting lyrics. Some electrobitches think of life. It's deep. Certainly when you hear them you don't think "ah ha! this needs to be remixed." Well, think again, fine readers.With Arcade Fire's newest album, The Suburbs, taking on a more electronic feel, it's much more well-suited to the task. Some of you might say "sacrilege!," but please, just give 'em a listen below then shit on this post.

Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Thunderlust Remix)

Arcade Fire – We Used To Wait (Tronik Youth Patience Edit)

Arcade Fire – Black Mirror (team9 Remix)
(I realize that this song isn't from The Suburbs)



Alternative title: 8tracks towards bliss.

I've made a tasty mixtape for you for all of those hot, sweaty nights. It has been tested and [kind of] approved (direct quote: "I let you play this because I like you"). You must like me for everything I stand for, music included, right?? Obviously, you must like getting down to this mix too. Presenting: I Wanna Sex You Up Mix.

And, as I explain on the official 8tracks website, think of this mix as a "choose your own adventure" book by adding something slower and sexier at the end (maybe a little D'Angelo - Untitled), whatever your heart - and your body - desires.

Ginuwine - My Pony
LL Cool J - Doin' It
Amanda Blank - Shame On Me (Viking Remix)
Chromeo - Don't Turn the Lights On
The Roots - Break You Off (ft. Musique Soul Child)
Flight Facilities - Crave You (ft. Giselle)
CSS - Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above (Spank Rock Remix)
Kavinsky - Nightcall (Breakbot Remix)

EBs, let me know what works for you. Get to seducin'.


Things I don't Hate

I'm doing a somewhat real post today.

Here are some songs I have been into lately: Yes, they arent really that new, but they are good.

Baths - Animals

Baths - Animals from Emmanuel Donate on Vimeo.

Foster the People - Pumped Up Kids

Ok I'm done.

But you know what I do hate? The ads for Mikes Hard Lemonade. Why are they pretending grown men are buying that shit? We all know its for young girls who dont like the taste of beer but are trying to get wasted with their friends. So market to young boys who want to get some sluts wasted and take them home. Be honest with me.

The end.


Because I need this.

These are the kind of things that happen when no one posts in a while and then I think, well fuck it, I'm publishing something weird.

Not gonna lie, having a weird time at work these days. So I'm making an EARLY Retro Wednesday post so I can enjoy its lameness all day Wednesday.

Its really not that retro, and it has NOTHING to do with electrobitches. I mean, maybe you can count Miss Piggy as an electrobitch, so maybe I'll try and find a video of her before I press that orange button "PUBLISH POST".

Yeah, I'm talking about The Muppets.


Hungover before work? At work?

Wipe out last night? Totes.

This isnt really helping. But I do like it.

Hall & Oates - You Make My Dreams Come True
Uploaded by jpdc11. - Explore more music videos.


Again. 50s style music.

I haven't posted here in a while. Mainly because I have been feeling like this recently:

But this song makes me smile because I'm having a 50's summer.

The Pipettes - Pull Shapes


Today's Retro Wednesday: Pain

I am on the rampage: I have decided that I really don't like our readers . Unfortunately, for you dear dear reader, this is the way of electrobitches. But maybe that's why you keep becoming back for more - the abuse. Today's punishment: Annie Lennox's Walking on Broken Glass.

It hurts so good.


KIDS. also music.


kdat + vokdat = ebpavokdat, where as: kdat = kids doing awesome thing; vokdat = video of kids doing awesome thing; and ebpavokdat = electrobitches post about video of kids doing awesome thing


I do not know how to actually write a mathematical equation. I only know how to write in acronyms. This is not a skill that requires any skill whatsoever. Also I stole this video from a facebook profile. I'm a waste.


Fever Ray Mondays. Bringing it Back.

Today is your lucky day, EBs. Or, I mean, just Dan really. Enjoy one and all this Fever Ray cover of Peter Gabriel's Mercy Street.

Mercy Street by Fever Ray


MIXTAPE: for when you're buying socks

Montreal DJ CFCF is circling his mixtape, "Slow R&B for Zellers Locations Canada-Wide" around the tubes. It is exactly the schmaltzy gems you'd hear if you were stuck in some mostly-deserted, shabby department store searching for something lame like sensible shoes for work, except punched up a notch.

From  Exclaim.ca -- As the press release states, “The nearly 40 minute mix ... features department store-ready jams, sufficiently chopped and screwed. Synth stabs are funkier, snare drums are splashier, saxes are sexier and crooners are sultrier. The end product could very well be the lovechild of Freddie Jackson and the Knife.”

Zellers is a Canadian Department Store. In case you didn't "get it"

I love mood-mixtapes. I don't care what kind of mood you're going for, the weirder the better. It often gives a sense of purpose to music that might otherwise be ignored or discarded in the bargain bin at FYE.

Cheers, CFCF. Thanks 4 the jamz.

Anton The Lonley Russian Steampunk

and other people who probably read Electrobitches.

Learn and laugh more about Russia here.


A Lesson in Vocabulary

Buffalo Stance (n.) Dance move. To stand with your arms tightly crossed looking over to the side at somebody. This comes from the pose struck by Bruce Smith of the Buffalo Bills in the late 1980's.

See also. Song by Neneh Cherry "Buffalo Stance" that "pushes the delusion that a beautiful woman will choose a sincere man of modest means over a shallow rich man (with all other attributes being equal)."


Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance (1989)
Uploaded by MovieFanQS. - Music videos, artist interviews, concerts and more.

Buffalo Stance Remix (n.) Song by Buraka Som Sistema.

See also.


We run away but we don't know why

This post is technically about a really great song. But before I get to that, I want to get all philosophical and shit. Ha ha ha, you’re going to have to read (um, scroll through) all this crap before your ears are pleasured. We here at Electrobitches have never liked our readers. I intend to uphold this tradition.



I am a follower. But only with good reason. Just discovered Trophy Wife via The Recommender. Such good stuff that I had to share it with you all. Enough researching/stalking got me a bit further with two tracks. Just for you. Enjoy.

Trophy Wife - Take This Night by 1FTP

Trophy Wife - Microlite by NotManyExperts


Exploring the Intertubes: Blog Round Up Edition

Friday is such a good day for so many reasons. End of the work week. First night to get shitty and not worry about waking up. Good music on blogs. Some of my favorite blogs have put up some great tracks today. Check them out.

Pretty Much Amazing

Mark Ronson and The Business INTL – Lose It (In The End) feat. Ghostface Killah
Mark Ronson - 'Lose It (In The End)' by nmemagazine

Beezo Blog

DJ Cal vs Hjm - Girls Don’t Like Electronic Music (Morgan & Bland Remix)

Scottish Friction

Gold Panda - Snow & Taxis
Snow & Taxis by Gold Panda

Too Many Sebastians

Edwin Van Cleef – August Chart Mix 2010
Edwin Van Cleef - August Chart Mix 2010 by Edwin van Cleef

Tracklisting –
Morcheeba – Even Though (Mustang Remix)
Groove Armada – Paper Romance (Nacho Marco Remix)
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know (Cassian Remix)
Poka – 99 Style
Human Life – In It Together
Housse De Racket – Champions (Edwin van Cleef Remix)
The Count & Sinden – After Dark
Shinichi Osawa – Love Will Guide You (Edwin van Cleef Remix)
Axwell – Nothing But Love (Remode)
Albin Myers – There 4 U (Myback Remix)

Hope this makes Friday an even better day for you.


Laurel Halo

If you're trying to put the finishing touches on your "Songs To Rollerskate Underwater To" mixtape,  I gotta GREAT track for you.

Laurel Halo - Supersymmetry

Like it? Love it? Get the rest of the King Felix EP for free  right here .

Retro Wednesday: Epileptic Fit Edition

If you expected something warm and familiar this Retro Wednesday, boy are you wrong and in for a surprise. If you either 1) are from the 60s or 2) recently watched Ghost World (as I have) then just stuff it.

All others, prepare to be amazed.

New quest of the day: dance like that next time you go out.

Hearts and Ears

Currently winning me over remix by remix is Paris' Breakbot. He's been on the scene a fair bit of time and we've already fallen in love with his "I'm Yours" song and video.

Although circa 2008, his remix of Van She's "Kelly" has taken new meaning with this fan made video.

I consider it an homage to the Rog's current musical mood from the 50s & 60s, with a bit of that electro that electrobitches like so much. Ah, there, a nice easy medium to make everybody happy. Or at least try to.

Breakbot also had a chat with Dummy, where he listed his top 5 favorite songs to listen to. It was enlightening.

The songs in question were:

Nuggets - New York

Mickey Moonlight - Pelu Tolo

Eli Escobar - Love Thing (MJ Mehdi Remix)

(OK, so this isn't the remix. But if you want to hear it, go here.)

Rubix - Baiser Sur La Disco

Surkin - Fan Out

You can see why we love him. Enjoy.


oh Canada

After spending my Friday night with all these other kids from DC and Baltimore at Merriweather experiencing The Arcade Fire, I've been trying to find other aces that are new (for me) from Canada.

So far...um...I've found this video that I like.

Jaded Hipster Choir (terrible name for a band, but whatever) - Flood of Light

And I think this is fun slash the Canandian version of Dizzee Rascal. Try not to make it to the end of the song when they start shouting "And we all do acid". Thats weird.

Shout Out Out Out - Coming Home

Sorry I didnt mention Nickelback during my Canadian post even though we all know they are the best Canadian band out there.... AHAHA terrible Tuesday humour.


Simmerdown Sunday: Fancy Hat Edition

Musicians have so many expensive temptations these days- better and better recording equipment, high class prostitutes, gold-plated cocaine, and so on. Fortunately, members of England's Empire of the Sun remember their roots, and have taken their sun-soaked electronica back to the core essentials- batshit headgear.


Block Party Highlights

I was recently lucky enough to attend Seattle's Capitol Hill Block Party. Headliners were predictable (blew chunks): MGMT (suck) and The Deadweather (AKA the Jack White Show). But there were some seriously awesome small-scale shows that were totally worth the 3-day pass (only $60.00; a steal!).


Seattle-based hip-hop band Champagne Champagne with tracks like Molly Ringwald and this one, Soda and Poprocks. They were hella worth the sweaty mess-hole they played in.

Also rocking hard was the east-coast dream pop band Happy Birthday. These guys were straight grime and grease but so fucking angelic it was hard not to love them. They play this great, super catchy beach boys meets pop-punky awesomeness. Lovely summer jam.

Another show I could not complete this highlight reel without mentioning is the Seattle-based Feral Children. Jesus. This was by-far one of the best small-scale shows I have ever been to. They probably played around 4pm in the dingy basement of a hipster-full bar called the CHA CHA. It was hot, steamy, sweaty, and AWESOME! They rocked. They rocked so hard.

Enjoy. If you like black/ death metal... Check out the Seattle-based group Book of Black Earth. Also put on an intense and impressive show.

Introducing: Eric Sharp

We got sent this track about a month ago by Eric Sharp and Rock It Science Lab's PR Team. Sorry it's taken so long to upload. When we say "We're Always Listening" we mean every once in a while. Sorry, kids. Anyway. Here it is.

Groove Armada - Paper Romance (Eric Sharp Remix)

It's pretty good. And it got me thinking: how many other Groove Armada - Paper Romance remixes are out there. According to SoundCloud, a lot.

Some are more mellow. 80s-tinged even.
Groove Armada - Paper Romance (Classixx Remix) by soundbleed

Some are more robotic.
Groove Armada - Paper Romance - (Softwar Remix) by warmhq

Some are just plain fun.
Groove Armada - Paper Romance (Urchins) (DJ Ark Rerub) - 2010 by DJ Ark

Whatever their composition, it's like Pokemon: Collect them all!


We Be Crushin': Lovefoxxx

Duh. I am obsessed. We (read: I) have written many posts about the gorgeous Lovefoxxx. She has her own tag on the blog. I mean, really, what's not to love? Har har.

The style.
She made her own shoe, for fuxxx's sake.

The attitude.My god, who else could pull of a one piece with a face on it?

The face. Half Japanese represent!HOLLER!

(and half pirate. maybe.)
And, of course, the distinct voice.

Nightcall (Breakbot remix) by Kavinsky

I Wanna Be Your JLo - CSS (Sleater Kinney/JLo cover)
(I don't care if the rest of you EBs don't like this song. Suck it.)

And then I ripped off an entire post

Let's do this. I am ripping off an entire post from nonacienmanchester and I don't care. Well, I do. As my lede attests. However, I don't consider this plagiarism exactly. Duh. The original post is in Spanish, so let's just go with this: I'm translating. Bridging the divides of language. Plus, these songs are just too good to ignore.

As one friend once said: THIS IS HAPPENING!

Treasure Fingers – Cross The Dancefloor (Chromeo Remix)

Monarchy – Love Get Out Of My Way (Treasure Fingers Remix)

James Curd – Back Off Move Away (Treasure Fingers Remix)


This is the worst post I've ever done.

Just this.

Oh em gee guys we should totally put this on the mixtape?! Shake ya bum bum.


Sonic Beach Vacays on the "W-W-W"

(That's "World Wide Web" for all you scuttlebutts who don't get out much-
Ever heard of it)

I think there might be a secret "underground" cult of loosely-themed vintage beach getaway music blogs on the web.
via Get Off The Coast

I discovered a few early this morning, they seem to post new & old indie-ish dreamy pop that often sounds like it was recorded under the influence of warm weather & summer vacation.
No Resort (who here have posted a video of the 1994-(but-1960s-garage-rock-sounding) Folk Implosion gem 'Slap Me') - This blog is not in English. Don't let it stop you.

Get Off The Coast posted the song 'Baltimore' by the band Tennis.
Haunting, echoey female vocals & fuzzy guitar chords... I am a sucker for this kind of pop).


Clive Tanaka y su orquesta sent a tape to (friend of the EB blog) Laura (Of Miami) and she kinda geeked about it because
A) most people send her shit music on CDs
B) Beyond the aquamarine cassette tape itself, the packaging was apparently intricate & incredible.

"The whole thing kept getting better as I opened the box, the tape itself looked like something from 1987 and then the music...good stuff [...] the whole experience was fantastic." From one of Laura's blogs, Nightdrive

You can order the original tape from Clive's website, but some mp3s are floating around the web. This is my favorite. It's like I'm listening to a my 1992 family vacation on Sanibel Island.
Clive Tanaka y su orquesta - Neu Chicago

Finally, I leave you with a band that is new to me but perhaps not many others. Best Coast is catchy tunes and lyrics that sound like the love-lorn teenage hopelessness of 50s & 60s girl groups.

A very dear friend played me this fan-made video over the weekend. We decided it is one of the best fan-made music videos since Arcade Fire's My Body Is A Cage (which is, perhaps, the very best).

Until next time: get bent wait i meant "surf's up" or something retarded like that