There had been way too many remarkable songs to fit into a top 10, heck, even a top 25 list for me. So here, I'm giving you a peek into the colossal (to exaggerate it a bit) number of songs that shook, ripped and sewn together my year. 2009 bore witness to the influx of exquisitely created music from an expansive and diverse pool of genres. Indie, rap/ hiphop power reigned supreme in the charts and year-end lists. These songs may not be what you'll rank as your best 100, but I guarantee you, these are DEFINITELY worth having in your player. I'm not sure if I'll be able to post something new til next year, so to be sure... SEE YOU THIS 2010! Thanks for a great 2009 folks!

*.ZIP file downloadable tomorrow.

OH NOES - The .ZIP file I prepared was unfortunately delted, so I have to make-do with this Mediafire folder. The folder is public and all the tracks from the list is downloadable there. My apologies for the inconvenience. Happy holidays!
TBT Best Tracks of 2009 Mediafire Folder

Au Revoir Simone

:: Akron/Family - River
:: Akron/ Family - Sun Will Shine (Warmth Of The Sunship Version)
:: Andrew Bird - Anonanimal
:: Animal Collective - My Girls
:: Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes
:: Annie - Songs Remind Me Of You
:: Arctic Monkeys - Crying Lightning
:: Au Revior Simone - Take Me As I Am
:: Au Revoir Simone - Knight of Wands
:: Baroness - Swollen and Halo

Grizzly Bear

:: Basement Jaxx - Raindrops
:: Bat For Lashes - Daniel
:: Bat for Lashes - What’s a Girl to Do  -disqualified since this track is more than a year old.
:: Beach House - Lover Of Mine
:: Bear in Heaven - Lovesick Teenagers
:: Bon Iver feat St. Vincent - Roslyn
:: Camera Obscura - Forest And Sands
:: Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
:: Cloud Cult - Fairy Tale

80 More tracks inside-->

Marina and The Diamonds

:: Death Cab for Cutie - Little Bribes
:: Dirty Projectors - Stillness is The Move
:: Dirty Projectors - Temecula Sunrise
:: Dirty Projectors and David Byrne - Knotty Pine
:: Drake - Best I Ever Had (Matamatics remix)
:: Ellie Goulding - Under The Sheets
:: Ellie Goulding – The Wolves (Act I and II) (Bon Iver Cover)
:: Feist ft. Grizzly Bear - Service Bell
:: Fever Ray - Seven

Kid Cudi

:: Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
:: Fleet Foxes - Your Protector
:: Floating Vibes - Surfer Blood
:: Friendly Fires - Skeleton Boy
:: Gang Gang Dance - First Communion
:: Girls - Lust For Life
:: Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
:: Gucci Mane – Dangers Not A Stranger (Diplo Remix)
:: Miike Snow - Silvia
:: Hot Chip - Take It In

Sufjan Stevens

:: Iron and Wine - The Trapeze Singer
:: John Mayer - Heartbreak Warfare
:: Jonsi – Boy Lilikoi
:: Kid Cudi - Pursuit of Happiness (feat. MGMT and Ratatat)
:: Kite in the Air - Magic Marker
:: La Roux - Im Not Your Toy (Data Remix)
:: Lil Wayne ft. Young Jeezy and Santogold - You'll Go Crazy
:: Little Boots - Remedy (Buffetlibre VS Sidechains remix)
:: Madonna - Celebration (feat. Akon)
:: Marina and The Diamonds - Mowgli's Road

Passion Pit

:: Matt And Kim - Daylight
:: Metric - Help I'm Alive (The Twelves Remix)
:: Micachu and the Shapes - Golden Phone
:: Miike Snow - Animal
:: Shugo Tokumaru - Rum Hee
:: Modest Mouse vs Kanye West - Floating Paranoia
:: Mos Def - Quiet Dog
:: Mumm Ra - She's Got You High
:: Music Go Music - Warm In The Shadows
:: Neko Case - I'm An Animal


:: Neon Indian - Deadbeat Summer
:: N.A.S.A - Whachadoin (Feat. Spank Rock M.I.A. Santogold)
:: Ok Ikumi- Shining Path Pt. 2
:: Passion Pit - Little Secrets
:: Phoenix - 1901
:: Pony Pony Run Run - Hey You (PPRR Dance Remix)
:: Priscilla Ahn - In a Tree (Written)
:: Priscilla Ahn - Lullaby
:: Rachel Yamagata - Duet
:: Robyn ft. Snoop Dogg - Bum Like You
:: Royksopp - Miss It So Much (Featuring Lykke Li)

The Big Pink

:: Rye Rye ft. MIA - Bang
:: Shakira - She Wolf
:: St. Vincent - Marrow
:: Sufjan Stevens - You Are the Blood
:: Sunset Rubdown - Idiot Heart
:: Taylor Swift - You're Not Sorry (CSI Remix)
:: Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me
:: The Antlers- Two (Daytrotter Session)
:: The Avett Brothers - Laundry Room
:: The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You

The xx

:: The Big Pink - Crystal Visions
:: The Big Pink - Velvet
:: The Boy Least Likely To - Every Goliath Has Its David
:: The Decemberists - Shiny
:: The Flaming Lips - Silver Trembling Hands
:: The Gossip - Heavy Cross
:: The Golden Filter - Thunderbird
:: The Horrors - Sea Within A Sea
:: The Mary Onettes - Dare
:: The National - So Far Around the Bend

Vampire Weekend

:: The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - The Tenure Itch
:: The Twelves - Nightvision (Daft Punk Cover)
:: The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa (ft. Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend)
:: The xx - Islands
:: Vampire Weekend - Horchata
:: VV Brown feat. Little Boots - Leave
:: William Fitzsimmons – I Dont Feel It Anymore (Song of the Sparrow)
:: YACHT - Psychic City (Voodoo City)
:: Yeasayer - Ambling Alp
:: Yo La Tengo - Periodically Double or Triple

Friday, December 18, 2009

WEEKLIES: The Planets Bend Between Us

Lupe's got a new release, and although this Robin Thicke song is a few days old, you better give it a listen. Ke$ha, who's topping the charts overseas, has a new track-- Love is A Drug. Gucci Mane's Diplo remix, along with a Notorious BIG and Miley Cyrus mashup. Mos Def's Supermagic, 2 Passion Pit remixes of OK Go and Paper Route and to close the Weeklies is a track from Timbaland featuring Jojo! Expect more anthem songs and music jams for the next week!

:: Lupe Fiasco - Solar Midnite

:: Ke$ha - Your Love Is My Drug

:: The Soft Pack - C'mon

:: Ok Go - This Too Shall Pass (Passio Pit Remix)

:: Robin Thicke - It's In The Morning (feat. Snoop Dogg)

:: Gucci Mane - Danger's Not A Stranger (Diplo Remix)

:: Party and Bullshit in The USA - Miley Cyrus VS Notorious BIG

:: Robin Thicke - Elevetas (feat. Kid Cudi)

:: Mos Def - Supermagic

:: Paper Route - Tiger Teeth (Passion Pit Remix)

:: Timbaland - Lose Control (feat. Jojo)

Something extra: Paulo Nutini - Wake Up (Arcade Remix)

UK recording artists Ellie Goulding and Erik Hassle turned in this acoustic cover of Robyn's "Be Mine," and their version feels so intuitive, it seems like someone should've recorded the original track as a duet before now.

:: Ellie Goulding - Be Mine (Robyn Cover feat. Erik Hassle)

After all the work this week, I still have the finals to prepare for this weekend. I've had it pretty rough but I'm just going to take this teeny little break for myself and share these new tracks I got all over the interweb. And with new, I mean, half of these artist's I've heard of only recently (my age can attest to this flaw). These tracks got me through this very tiresome week - so I hope it does the same for you.

:: Kid Cudi ft. Vampire Weekend - CudderIsBack
Hmm. An Ottoman remix from Cudi. Just the right taste. Just great.

:: The Soft Pack - Answer To Yourself

:: Shout Out Clouds - Walls
AWESOME. These guys are just A.W.E.S.O.M.E. They've achieved self-actualization.

:: Ted Leo - Even Heroes Have To Die

:: Lil Wayne - On Fire

:: Shearwater - Castaways

:: Nina Simone - Feeling Good (Troublemaker Remix)
Got this one over Pigeons and Planes. Really good remix of Nina Simone's.

:: Glass Ghost - Mechanical Life

:: Kanye West - Paranoid (Kevin In Color Remix)
I've heard a LOT of remixes of Paranoid, and although this doesn't rank as the best, it sure it something to shake your booty to.

:: Woven Bones - If You're Gold, I'm Gone

:: Lil Wayne - I Feel Like Dying (Flying Lotus Remix)
Flying Lotus did a pretty nasty good remix of this Lil Wayne's song. Me likey.

:: Beach House - Lover of Mine
Another good track from Beach House. These guys really made a different genre for themselves.

:: Jonsi - Boy Lilikoi
This song is from the voice of Sigur Ros. I can't add the appropriate symobls for the letters, so bear with me on this. One of the things I like most about Jonsi / Sigur Ros's music is this "Christmas" kind of feeling I get. Which is wierd cause I am a born pessimist, but sometimes, it gets to be a little different for me.

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As promised, here is the official soundtrack of the 4th season of Grey's Anatomy. Other than Grey's Anatomy, other hit shows like Gossip Girl, Chuck, Fringe, Glee, Dollhouse, One Tree Hill, Ugly Betty, House and many more. You've got to give a hand to the music supervisors of these shows for their success. The music is not perfect, but it's certainly entertaining. The show goes mostly for indie favorites like The National, Ingrid Michaelson, The Gossip, Tegan and Sara, The Bird and the Bee, Bon Iver, Feist, Goldfrapp, Rilo Kiley, Frightened Rabbit, The Republic Tigers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more. Enjoy!

You can also check out the 3rd season here: Season 3
(I'm working on the individual mp3s. For those which don't have their own links yet, I hope you can bear with the .ZIP files.)


:: Adele - Hometown Glory
:: Alaska In Winter - Your Red Dress
:: Amy Obenski - Carousel
:: Ben Lee - What Would Jay-Z Do
:: Ben's Brother - Let Me Out
:: Beth Orton - Carmella
:: Blonde Redhead - 23
:: Bon Iver - The Wolves (Act I and II)
:: Bryn Christopher - The Quest
:: Buddy - Say A Lot
:: Caedmon's Call - Ten Thousand Angels
:: Calahan - Pouring On The Gasoline
:: Cary Brothers - The Last One
:: Chris Garneau - Black & Blue
:: Chris Garneau - Castle-Time

More Inside ->


:: Coldplay - Death And All His Friends
:: Correatown - All The World (I Tell Myself)
:: Derek Webb - Name
:: Duffy - Mercy
:: Electrocute - Uh-Oh
:: Feist - My Moon My Man
:: Frightened Rabbit - Good Arms Vs. Bad Arms
:: Goldfrapp - Some People
:: Gomez - Moon And Sun
:: Greenskeepers - Money
:: Greg Laswell - What A Day
:: I'm From Barcelona - Oversleeping
:: Ida Maria - Keep Me Warm
:: Imani Coppola - Raindrops From The Sun
:: Ingrid Michaelson - Giving Up


:: Jamie Lidell - Little Bit Of Feel Good
:: Jay Clifford - Know When To Walk Away
:: Joe Henry - God Only Knows
:: Joe Purdy - San Jose
:: John Legend - Sun Comes Up
:: Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
:: Jon Foreman - The Cure For Pain
:: Joshua Radin - Sky
:: Katalyst - Say What You Feel
:: Kate Nash - Merry Happy
:: Katie Herzig - Fool's Gold
:: Katie Herzig - Sweeter Than This
:: Kendall Payne - I Will Show You Love
:: Kim Richey - The Absence Of Your Company
:: Laura Izibor - From My Heart To Yours


:: Lifehouse - Broken
:: Lily Allen - Knock 'Em Out
:: Lykke Li - I'm Good I'm Gone
:: Meaghan Smith - 5 More Minutes
:: Meiko - Hawaii
:: Meiko - Reasons To Love You
:: Miss Li - Don't Try To Fool Me
:: Missy Higgins - Where I Stood
:: Natalie Walker - Circles
:: Neverending White Lights - Distance
:: New Buffalo - Cheer Me Up Thank You
:: Northern State - Better Already
:: Northern State - Iluvitwhenya
:: Patty Griffin - Up To The Mountain
:: Prince Fatty - Milk And Honey


:: Priscilla Ahn - Dream
:: Priscilla Ahn - Rain
:: Rilo Kiley - Breakin' Up
:: Roisin Murphy - Movie Star
:: Sandra Oh & Chyler Leigh - Like A Virgin
:: Santogold - Creator
:: Sara Melson - Feel It Coming
:: Soulsavers - Revival
:: Sugar - Walking Away
:: Taken By Trees - Only Yesterday
:: Tegan And Sara - Call It Off
:: The Bird And The Bee - Polite Dance Song
:: The Bravery - The Ocean
:: The Cake Sale - Some Surprise
:: The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home


:: The Gossip - Listen Up
:: The Magic Numbers - Let Somebody In
:: The National - About Today
:: The Perishers - Best Friends
:: The Perishers - Come Out Of The Shade
:: The Perishers - Get Well Soon
:: The Puppini Sisters - Walk Like An Egyptian
:: The Rentals - Little Bit Of You In Everything
:: The Republic Tigers - Buildings And Mountains
:: The Rosewood Thieves - Heavy Eyes
:: The Submarines - Brightest Hour
:: Trolle Siebenhaar - The Yard
:: Vampire Weekend - Mansford Roof
:: Watermark - Made For You
:: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Rockers To Swallow

It's common knowledge that Marina (of the Diamonds) has never been a fan of the anti-consumerism invective of "Hollywood." Her ironic head cheerleader smile and the punchy chorus makes it all good. Is is just my imagination or there's some bits of disdain (and possibly hostility) here?

I've been the best example of a little girl lost this month, with all sorts of trouble I'm getting myself into. Another thing: Sorry for the long absence and I hope you'd find this post entertaining.

:: Ke$ha - Tik Tok (Skeet Skeet Remix)
:: Panda Bear - I'm Not (Phase One Remix)
:: Edwin van Cleef - Overtaken (Neo Tokyo Remix)
:: Shakira - She Wolf (Skeet Skeet's Dancefloor Dub)
:: Green Velvet (featuring Kid Sister) - Shake and Pop (Steve Aoki Remix)
:: Florence and the Machine - Dog Days are Over (James Major Remix)
:: Little Boots - Earthquake (Daedelus Remix)
:: Sugar & Gold - AYA (Justin Van Der Volgen Instrumental Remix)
:: Datarock - The Pretender (Holy Ghost Remix Radio Edit)
:: Phoenix - Fences (Neo Tokyo Remix)
:: Yeasayer - Ambling Alp (Memory Tapes Remix)
:: Chromeo - Night By Night (Skream Remix)
:: Royksopp - Tricky Tricky (Beyond Deep Remix)
:: WKBDYB? - Love of Luxury (Lake Heartbeat’s Lake Luxury Remix)
:: Freeform Five - Break Me (Jackson And His Computer Band Remix)
:: Peter Bjorn & John - It Don’t Move Me (Silver Columns Mix)

This is a good one. The Cheek’s Hung Up is originally produced by Ed Buller and mixed by Alan Moulder. More stuff coming from these guys this 2010!

:: Cheek - Hung Up (Everything Everything Remix)

Pariah has a way with remixing. They have this remixing technique that weaves ethereal notes that you might find oddly creepy but would totally kill for.

:: Bombay Bicycle Club - Always Like This (Pariah Mix)
:: Ellie Goulding - Under The Sheets (Pariah Remix)

She-bang courtesy of Cassian and Chicago's Hey Champ.

:: Empire Of The Sun - Standing On The Shore (Cassian Remix)
:: Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me (Hey Champ Remix)

The Twelves transformed Seven's gloom to dancefloor worthy track. Fever Ray's next single,‘ Keep The Streets Empty For Me’ is out last 24th Nov.

:: Fever Ray - Seven (The Twelves Remix)

Shiny sounds from the Starsmith!

:: Frankmusik - Better Off As Two (Starsmith Holidaying In The Heath Remix)

A lot of people have been saying how mediocre the Siriusmo remixes has been lately, but whoever thinks that these geniuses deliver half arsed remixes for dough should be burned at the stake!

:: Gossip - Heavy Cross (Siriusmo Dub)
:: Mayer Hawthorne - Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix)

It's Sinden, for crying out loud. What more could you ask for?

:: Jack Splash - I Could Have Loved You (ft. Missy Elliot & Jazmine Sullivan) (Sinden Remix)

These two female artists are polar opposites. The Pop/Disco chart topper and the newcomer. But there are two things they have in common, radically refine taste in making music and getting awesome remixes for their singles.

:: Jessica 6 - Fun Girl (Byzar Remix)
:: Lady Gaga - Bad Romance (Hercules & Love Affair Dub)

2 atmospheric pieces by What Kind Of Breeze Do You Blow?

:: The XX - Night Time (What Kind of Breeze Do You Blow? Extended Edit)
:: Kings Of Convenience - Rule My World (What Kind of Breeze Do You Blow? Extended Edit)

Russ Chimes is King Midas. Every music he touches makes my ears bleed gold. The bold beats and epic piano rhythms keeps me hooked.

:: Steed Lord - Remember Me (Russ Chimes Remix)

The A-Trak remix is the more popular one but I'm giving credit to James Iha's symphonic and vintage-y feel.

:: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)
:: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll (James Iha Remix)

Don't you find it undoubtedly true that whatever track followed by the the names Lifelike, Aeroplane, Kris Menace, Prins Thomas is highly recommendable!!

:: Relation - Your Tiny Mind (Lifelike Radio Edit)
:: Robbie Williams - Bodies (Aeroplane Instrumental Remix)
:: Scott Hardkiss - You’re The Star (Kris Menace Remix)
:: The Phenomenal Handclap Band - You’ll Disappear (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)

:: Jinder - Youth Blood

Til' next time!

Monday, November 23, 2009

WEEKLIES: Your Body Is A Machine version


Sia's new track, You've Changed, is a perky addition to her somber and dramatic hits (i.e. Breathe Me). Also something new from Britney Spears track - Infectious - produced by Polow da Don, The Bravery's The Spectator and Lady Gaga's I'm So Happy I Could Die. VV Brown does a Rolling Stones cover, tracks from Mt. Eden and Boys Noize AND YES - The Cold War Kids are BAAAACK. :) Below is a video of Lady Gaga's performance on AMA of Bad Romance/Speechless, Alicia Keys and Jay-Z's Empire State of Mind (which was probably the best performance of the night, give or take) (credit).

:: Sia - You've Changed
:: The Bravery - The Spectator
:: The Cold War Kids - Audience of One
:: Lady Gaga - I'm SO Happy I Could Die
:: Britney Spears - Infectious (prod. by Polow da Don)
:: VV Brown - Miss You (Rolling Stones Cover)
:: Mt. Eden - Seria Leone (Dubstep)
:: Boys Noize - Superfresh (Original Mix)


Mariah Carey - 100 Percent
Lily Allen - Naive (The Kooks Cover)


The Big Pink covers Beyonce's Sweet Dreams
Lykke Li sings The Shirelle's Will You Love Me Tomorrow

Isn't this some day? First I heard a cover of The Shirelles' Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow and now another one?

This time, Big Pink's doing their own version of Beyonce's chart-topper track, Sweet Dreams. Although most of us are familiar of the aggressive rock(*and a bit loud) edge of their songs, this one took me by surprise. It's sumptously mellow with the right amount of rock. The original is good, but you can't deny Big Pink scoring high with this one. Thanks to VandV!

:: The Big Pink - Sweet Dreams (Beyonce Cover)
:: Beyonce - Sweet Dreams

Sunday, November 22, 2009

LYKKE LI : "Tonight I'm Yours..."



You might say I'm riding the wave here, but this is really a good cover of the song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Other than Lykke Li, renowned music artists like Neil Diamond, Elton John, Cher, Davin Mason and Amy Winehouse recorded their own versions of the song. I'm enamored by the song when I heard it in The Bee Gees' tribute to Carole King, in which she called the version "definitive".

While I look for that Bee Gees cover, check out Lykke Li's track and the other Amy Winehouse's version of the The Shirelles hit.

:: Lykke Li - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (The Shirelles cover)
:: Amy Winehouse - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (The Shirelles cover)
:: The Shirelles - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Thursday, November 19, 2009

JOHN MAYER's Battle Studies


John Mayer’s muchly-awaited new album has been leaked. Yes, the entire Battle Studies album. It’s his fourth album and it was released last November 17th. According to Mayer: “The album is called Battle Studies and that’s because it incorporates a lot of the lessons, a lot of the observations, and a little bit of advice. Like a handbook, like a heartbreak handbook.”

There is no doubt in my mind that John Mayer can write pleasant pop music and accent it nicely with excellent guitar playing. Battle Studies tries to incorporate a small portion of each. Of course, Mayer experiments with new guitar sounds (Half of My Heart, Crossroads, Edge of Desire), but the basic principle of his writing says the same - simplicity.

Many of the tracks are acceptable upon first listen but you could tell it feels unfinished. The potentially great tracks like Edge of Desire, Perfectly Lonely, and Heartbreak Warfare feels lacking in variation at some points that they turn out redundant. And Half of my Heart, while a perfect pop song, is an obvious ploy for more popularity from John Mayer. Why so? Well we have the appearance of Taylor Swift in the song, which didn't add much since she didn't offer anything to the song. Who Says was a lazy track and despite being pleasant, it just doesn't have enough bang! to keep the listeners glued to it.

Anyway, I'm hoping for a better John Mayer album next time because this one is an unbelievably bland record. BUT HOW ABOUT YOU? What do you think of Battle Studies?

Sidebit: Man, look at that sleeve. Whew.

:: Who Says*
:: Heartbreak Warfare*
:: Friends, Lovers or Nothing
:: Crossroads
:: Perfectly Lonely*
:: All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye
:: Assassin
:: War of My Life
:: Half of My Heart*
:: Edge of Desire*
:: Do You Know Me

BONUS TRACK: :: I'm On Fire (.m4a)*

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

WARNING: May cause sweaty palms.

:: Beach House - Norway

This is so luscious. The vocals are really good. Excited about hearing some more. Don't you find these guys a progressively good band? The more music they make, the better they get.

:: Sebastien Tellier - L'amour Et La Violence (Floating Points Mix)
:: Dirty Projectors - No Intention (Acoustic)
:: Coeur de Pirate - Umbrella ft. Julian Dore (Rihanna Cover)

Now this is new. The unstructured feel of the acoustics is certainly foreign to basic Hot Chip tracks but it's an interesting change. If this would be remixed, it would take a high curve to do that! Looking forward to an anthem from Hot Chip to clap our hands to!

:: Hot Chip - Take It In

Saturday, November 14, 2009

HOLY GUACAMOLE: Firepower Edition

So I saw the HBO Pay-Per-View of Pacquiao VS Cotto Firepower and it was certainly worth the paying for. It lasted 12 rounds and obviously Manny Pacquiao won. Damn, Cotto was bigger but Pacman just got the rhythm and the moves. "Manny Pacquiao is the saviour of world boxing. He is at present the pound-for-pound boxing king," (Time Magazine) and now that he won against Cotto, he's the ONLY 7 time world champion in different weights divisions. What more do I need to say?

Back to main topic, I think it's appropriate to call this post Firepower with all the new songs from hiphop heavyweight Timbaland's collaboration with Nelly Furtado and Nicki Minaj, Wale's World Tour with Jazmine Sullivan, the best of RJD2, a new track from Say Anything, One Republic and Anya Marina!

**some tracks can't be played, but you can download them. enjoy :)

:: Lil' Wayne - Sweet Dreams (feat. Nick Minaj)
:: Timbaland feat. Drake - Say Something
:: Say Anything - Do Better
:: One Republic - All The Right Moves
:: RJD2 - When In Wobbles
:: Molina and Johnson - Almost Let You In
:: Anya Marina - Two Left Feet
:: Timbaland - Morning After Dark (feat. Nicki Minaj and Nelly Furtado)
:: Wale - World Tour (feat. Jazmine Sullivan)

Lady GaGa and Beyonce Knowles' hook-up in an electro dance track called "Telephone" has hit the web. "Telephone" is not the only collaborative project between Lady GaGa and Beyonce Knowles. The two big stars also hit studio for a remix of Beyonce's single "Video Phone". Moreover, Lady GaGa will be seen appearing as Gee-yonce in its accompanying music video. 2009 is definitely Lady Gaga's year all right. Thanks for the heads up!

:: Lady Gaga - Telephone (feat. Beyonce)

:: Beyonce - Video Phone feat. Lady Gaga (Extended Remix)

This is certainly a leap away from Mary J. Blige's Whats The 411? track. I guess that’s why this unreleased track from 2007 stayed in the vaults... until now. Jay-Z sounds like he should be on here, dontcha think?

:: Mary J. Blige - Skycap (feat. Timbaland)

I have recently seen the Gossip Girl episode which featured Anya Marina's cover of T.I.'s hit - Whatever You Like. I'm afraid T.I. had to take the backseat because Anya Marina did a heck of a job in this cover. It's a big help that indie artist's get a boost with all these popular TV shows on air featuring their music - like Grey's Anatomy, The Hills, How I Met Your Mother, and a lot more. Making a cover of your song is a good form of flattery. Take is as a compliment T.I., even if the cover sounded a tad better than the original. Look out for Anya Marina's future work with Paolo Nuttini.

:: Anya Marina - Whatever You Like (T.I. Cover)

A new song from Rihanna’s upcoming Rated R album leaked not too long ago and it's is called “Cold Case Love”, written by Justin Timberlake and produced by his team.

In the song, she’s obviously taking shots at ex Chris Brown. The track is not bad but it isn’t anything to write home about. I got a *bit* bored listening to it but it finally heats up about 3 and a half minutes in. Definitely not a bad track but I'm glad it’s not a single…for now.

Do our opinions mesh or clash? Drop a comment and let me know.

Download Link:
:: Rihanna - Cold Case Love


Just because the hype of Halloween simmered down doesn't mean TBT* does the same. And to prove that I'm back with 36 tracks to keep you preoccupied and your ears buzzing for some mo'! Enjoy the playlist.


:: The Big Pink - Crystal Visions
:: Groove Armada - I Won't Kneel (Bloody Beetroots Remix)
:: Sky Ferreira - Animal (Miike Snow Cover)
:: Yeasayer - Ambling Alp
:: Ellie Goulding - The Wolves (Act I and II) (Bon Iver Cover)
:: Chiddy Bang - All Things Go

:: Dragonette - Easy (Buffetlibre Remix)
:: Daft Punk - Digital Love (Algeronics Remix)
:: Love on Laserdisc - Mainframe
:: Juri Hulkkonen - I Dance To our Bass My Friend
:: The Gossip - Heavy Cross (Siriusmo Dub)
:: Kings of Convenience - Rule My World (What Kind of Breeze Do You Blow (Extended Edit)

:: Molina & Johnson - Twenty Cycles To The Ground
:: Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
:: Josh Rouse - Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (The Smiths cover)
:: Surfer Blood - Floating Vibes
:: Navajo Bixby - Many Ways (Demo)
:: The Decemberists - Shiny

:: Warpaint - Elephants
:: Theophilus London - Enjoy The Sun
:: Weezer ft. Lil' Wayne - Can't Stop Partying
:: Drake - Best I Ever Had (Matamatics Remix)
:: Britney Spears - 3 (The Knocks Club Edit)
:: Kite in the Air - Magic Marker

:: Mika - I See You
:: Paloma Faith - Sexy Minx
:: Marina and the Diamonds - Mowgli's Road (Russ Chimes Remix)
:: Cloud Cult - Fairy Tale
:: Roisin Murphy - Orally Fixated
:: Wale - 90210

:: Penguin Prison - Funny Thing
:: Bear in Heaven - Lovesick Teenagers
:: Band of Horses - The First Song
:: Spoon - Mystery Zone (removed upon request)
:: Pogo - Expialidocious
:: Saint Etienne - Spring (Air France Remix)

If you guys have any other great music to share, don't hesitate to email me!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

ILLINOIZE: Sufjan Steven's Illinoise MASHed

Its been circulating for some time and now were featuring the mash-up of Sufjan Steven's best album. Listen to this: Tracks from Illinoise and from 3 of his other albums blending acoustic guitar, piano and horns with MC’s Aesop Rock, Big Daddy Kane, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), C.L. Smooth, Outkast, Brother Ali, and Grand Puba in Illinoize. Y / N? I think this effort from Montreal-based producer Tor is better since reworking Radiohead's In Rainbows.

Via Melophobe

Preview the tracklist (links will be up later).

:: Tor / Sufjan Stevens - Star of Wonder / None Shall Pass (f. Aesop Rock)
:: Tor / Sufjan Stevens - Dumb I Sound / ATLiens (f. Outkast)*
:: Tor / Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy Jr. / Specialize (f. Pete Rock & CL Smooth)
:: Tor / Sufjan Stevens - The Tallest Man / I Like It (f. Grand Puba)
:: Tor / Sufjan Stevens - Kill / Any Type of Way (f. Big Daddy Kane & DJ Premier)
:: Tor / Sufjan Stevens - Night Zombies / Talkin’ My Shit (f. Brother Ali)
:: Tor / Sufjan Stevens - The Dress Looks Nice On You / Make You Feel That Way (f. Gift Of Gab)*

Free album download HERE.

If you haven't heard, Sia Isobelle Kate Furler or 'Sia' has an upcoming album called We Are Born to be released on 2010 and will be working with Christina Aguilera. You might also find her voice familiar, as she was featured in the new 2010 Lincoln MKT commercial. Also recently, after watching Annie, Sia decided to open up her laptop, load up music program garageband and sang her own version of the track Tomorrow from the classic musical. And I just had to say, thes covers holds promising for the new album.

:: Sia - Under the Milky Way (The Church cover)

:: Sia - Tommorow (Annie Cover)

Despite the call of the season, it's steamy hot here in Southeast Asia and this track is just apt for the weather.

:: Neon Indian - Deadbeat Summer

Just because they're awesome and hail from Cincinnati and make real awesome electronic music and happen to be a duo.

:: You, You're Boring - I'm Deaf and You're Boring

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Shwayze, Snoop Dogg and a Remix.

Here's a short story. Shwayze is lookin' through his comb like a viewfinder and Cisco is over there chillin on the other side about to produce some sick beats. In the middle of it all, Snoop got in the picture and did some crazy shit with and called it “Livin It Up”. Mmm-mmm, still got the laidback Cali style we all love. Bonus Alan Wilkis Remix!

:: Shwayze feat. Snoop Dogg - Livin' It Up
:: Shwayze - Get U Home (Alan Wilkis Remix)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Everybody's preppy Queen Bee, Leighton Meester, premiered her first electro-pop single, Somebody To Love, featuring Robin Thicke for her upcoming debut album.
Happy listening!

:: Leighton Meester ft. Robin Thicke - Somebody To Love

Monday, November 2, 2009

They Never Saw Me Coming.

Quick post. Newly released songs from pop and indie acts plus chill-inducing remixes. Happy Halloween!

Edit: The mp3s should be able to play. Send me any complaints with the player.

:: Lady Gaga - Filthy Pop
:: Timbaland feat. Justin Timberlake- Carry Out **
:: Rihanna - Bubble Pop
:: John Mayer - Heartbreak Warfare
:: Madonna feat. Akon - Celebration *
:: Adam Lambert - For Your Entertainment
:: Designer Drugs - Drop Down **
:: Killer on the Dancefloor - Gringo Oba Oba (MMMatthias Radio Edit) ***
:: The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die (Yuksek Remix) **

BONUS MIXTAPE (.RAR file): Lil Wayne - No Ceilings