Broken Lungs (Adventure Club Remix) — Thrice

Logan McMillen

May 8, 2011

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With a minimalist IDM-esque intro, distant, cut-up vocals, and a melodramatic synth pad, this Adventure Club dubstep remix has a smooth arpeggiated drop. If New Order teamed up with Skream this is what it would sound like.  

Airflow (Valerna Remix) — Clockwork

Logan McMillen

May 7, 2011

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With a jazzy intro, clever percussion, and a Basement Jaxx-esque bassline, Valerna’s remix of “Clockwork” incorporates elements of dance-hall, trance, dubstep, and fidget house. An amalgam of dance genres from the last five... Read more »

Slide — Bantum

Logan McMillen

May 6, 2011

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With minimalistic rain-stick percussion, out-of-tune slide guitar samples, and some metallic, almost industrial clapping, Bantum’s title track (off his latest EP) makes for good studying music.  

Sweet Talk — Reija Lee, Kito

Logan McMillen

May 5, 2011

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An echoing bulid up with orchestral stabs and undulating bass, when it drops a tight clap and modulated sitar perfectly complement the distant vocals of a small-voiced girl.

Unorthodox — Wretch 32

Logan McMillen

May 4, 2011

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With Flux Pavillion-esque bass wobbles, minimalist rapping, and a steady four-to-the-floor beat, Wretch 32’s latest track is a simplistic dubstep anthem.

Purity Ring — Lofticries

Keegan Swenson

May 3, 2011

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Canada’s “Purity Ring” delivers more dreamy pop in their wonderfully modest second single “Lofticries.” Over the next couple of weeks, numerous artists will remix this song, but I can tell you right now: they won’t... Read more »

Mia Doi Todd — My Room is White (Flying Lotus Remix)

Keegan Swenson

May 2, 2011

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“Flying Lotus” spreads his signature lo fi ambiance all over the warm yet gloomy vocals of “MiaDoi Todd” for a rather dense track. Nothing revolutionary here but, still a solid addition to the vast catalogue of Fly Lo.

Digits — Lost Dream

Keegan Swenson

May 1, 2011

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The new dreamy single is off of “Digits” EP “Lost Dream.” The lyrics question the value of love, in respect to a new relationship, and are quite heartbreaking if given a couple of listens.

Niva — Boy from the sun (Sun Glitters Remix)

Keegan Swenson

April 30, 2011

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The new remix from “Sun Glitters” sounds to be mixed on something from the 80’s. Ghostly vocals with sparse instrumentation ensure a wonderfully dazed five minutes.