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Free mixtape for Monday // jj – “kills”

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If you have never heard of the band jj, I’ve got news for you: it’s time to get in the know!

jj are a duo from Sweden who tend to make some pretty chilled out rad tunes. They’ve released a couple LPs and some singles through the label Sincerely Yours over the past two years and they never seem to stop. Just last week, Christmas Eve to be exact, they put out a hip-hop mixtape that is nothing short of fantastic. Don’t let the “hip-hop mixtape” title scare you off; it’s not what you think. Yes, you will hear some Dr. Dre, Jay-Z or Kanye shining through, but, they are deceptively hidden amongst the sirenical serenade of Elin Kastlander. I don’t know what it is about her voice, but you can’t help but be entranced.

Like I said, if you’ve never heard (of) jj, you’re missing out. So, let this be a little introduction. Head over to Sincerely Yours to grab the mixtape for free. Take it as a belated gift from jj to me and then me to you. (^_^)

Download jj – kills mixtape here

Be Rad. Enjoy.

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December 27, 2010 at 11:50 am

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Mundane Mondaze Mash-Up 13

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Mash-up king, Gregg Gillis, aka GIRL TALK, just put out a new album. It’s titled All Day. It’s free to download here.

Girl Talk is known for his furious fist-fight frenzy mash-ups that pull samples from everywhere.

I’ve yet to listen to this, but it is downloading as we speak. You should probably do the same.


Be Rad. Enjoy.

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November 15, 2010 at 9:00 am

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Rad mixtape // Museum of Bellas Artes

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Museum of Bellas Artes are a sweet little trio from Sweden who have release a total of two songs. Two songs, though, that will melt your heart while you figure out whether to dance or stare at your shoes. Check the videos out below to see what I’m talking about – be careful, you might fall in love.

While I really want some more original music, the trio decided to put out a mixtape to hole off minions like me. It is a clear departure from their sound, so don’t expect the upbeat tunes previewed above. What you’re in for is an almost ambient escape ride through soothing sounds and cushioned cumulus clouds. It’s relaxing and charming. Did I say relaxing?

Head over to VICE to grab the mixtape. Here’s the track list:

1. After School Sports – “Intro”

2. Blueboy – “Stephanie”

3. Thick Pigeon – “Subway”

4. Ryuichi Sakamoto – “Father Christmas”

5. Midaircondo – “Curtain Call”

6. Vangelis – “Abraham’s Theme”

7. Durutti Column – “Where I Should Be”

8. Double Fantasy – “Stranger in Space”

9. Brian Eno – “Always Returning”

10. Fennesz – “City of Light”

11. Action Biker – “Vinden Susar I Advent”

12. Matti Bye – “Döden”

Read the rest at Vice Magazine: MUSEUM OF BELLAS ARTES’ BEATLESS MIXTAPE – Viceland Today

Be Rad. Enjoy.

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October 7, 2010 at 8:41 am

Fred Falke and Justin Faust remix Florrie

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photo: Cameron Smith

If you’ve read this blog at all, you ought to know that I have a soft spot for Florrie. I won’t go into how I think she’s an ideal pop star or how her music is fantastic – oh wait, I just did. Anywho, Florrie gives out ALL her music for free on her website and she recently announced some remixes of her new songs from two heavy hitting producers.

Fred Falke is no stranger to Florrie, but I’m always glad to hear another remix of his. Mr. Falke put his French hands all over “Give Me Your Love” and “You Wanna Start Something.” I must be honest – I’m not too impressed by either of these remixes. He just extended the edits and didn’t add much flavor – the originals stand out more, especially “Give Me Your Love.” Thinking about it now, maybe that was his point as they are “club edits” – I don’t know, what do you think them?

Florrie – Give Me Your Love (Fred Falke Club Edit)

Florrie – You Wanna Start Something (Fred Falke Club Edit)

Then we have remix extraordinaire Justin Faust – he gives “Give Me Your Love” a proper remix that makes it a disco approved dance classic. Gotta love a good remix. Check it out below.

Florrie – Give Me Your Love (Justin Faust Remix)

Head to Florrie’s website for even more songs and news.

Be Rad. Enjoy.

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September 9, 2010 at 1:19 pm

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Beat Connection – more than just a chill wave

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Coming out of the gloomy gray of Seattle, Beat Connection delivers music that is anything but. Claiming to sound like “waking up to a sunset” you would think that this duo would deliver nothing but chilled out tunes. But, despite their overt push towards relaxed beach themes, Beat Connection also churn out songs that are perfectly suited for the discotheque. If you head over to their website, you can get their EP, Surf Noir, for free. Like I said, it’s packed with beachy tunes that will make you desire the sun, as well as dancefloor melodies.

“Theme From Yours Truly” is their most danceable. It’s the song I listen to most – no words, just tuneage.

Theme From Yours Truly by Beat Connection

“Same Damn Time” is the closing track and it’s dreamy and whimsical – a perfect closer.

Same Damn Time by Beat Connection

Already with an excellent collection of songs, Beat Connection definitely have a promising future. Go grab their Surf Noir EP over on their website – it’s free! Their mixtape on Soundcloud is rad too!

Be Rad. Enjoy.

Written by theberad

August 24, 2010 at 9:40 am