Tuesday
Feb222011

[Listen] Lykke Li - 'Wounded Rhymes' (Full Album Stream)

I knew it was gonna happen soon enough. The gang at Hype Machine are bringing you an exclusive listen of Lykke Li’s new album Wounded Rhymes, before it hits shelves on March 1st. Check it out in the player below.

Monday
Feb212011

[Listen] Linkin Park - "Wretches & Kings" (Remix) (Feat Get Busy Committee & Divine Styler)

Linkin Park are often up for the remix treatment and always have been with their use of samples and heavy beats paired with Mike's rap like attacking of the vox. Remember that nice Glitch Mob remix a few month's ago of "Waiting For The End". That was a humdinger.

Take a listen to this remix from Get Busy Committee & Divine Styler who have reworked their track "Wretches and Kings" which featured on their most recent album A Thousand Suns, and although the album picked up mixed reviews, this remix has some replay value and got me feeling kinda upbeat after a hard days work. It was also one of the first tracks we got a preview of from their album back in September and brought hope to the fans after a few weaker previews and releases. This remix does it justice too.

Check it out below, while you can. 

Linkin Park - "Wretches & Kings" (Remix) (Feat Get Busy Committee & Divine Styler) by Some Kind of Awesome

Monday
Feb212011

[Download] Wavves - "Horse Shoes" Feat. Zach Hill

Man, if only all stoner's had this kind of productivity then the world would be, well a far more productive place! Not to say that all people smoke weed, but you know, Nathan WIlliams does. Anyway, check out yet another new track from Wavves, just days after we got "TV Luv Song", this time he's enrolled the help of Zach Hill on drumming duties and the dynamics work well.

The drums range from soft and gentle rolls, to piercing snare thwacks. Towards the end the fills and speed at which Zach is drumming paired with what sounds like some kind of organ sound, (Maybe a pedal of sorts?!), crescendos before coming to a chilled out stall once again. Finally the track builds once more, witht he bridge building towards another onslaught of rapid hitting, fast paced, thumping skins from Zach. Check it out for yourselves below and go from feeling calm and collected to having sporadic thoughts and a hectic mind set! These boys know how to make some noise! 

At this rate we'll have another track by the weekend, or that could just be wishful thinking...

Wavves - Horse Shoes (Feat. Zach Hill) by Some Kind of Awesome

Monday
Feb212011

[Listen] Patrick Stump - "Big Hype (Feat. D.A. of Chester French and Driis)"

Okay, so I was feeling on "Cute Girls", but I'm not exactly sure what to make of "Big Hype". Granted, D.A. from Chester French and Driis are featured on the track, but I can't put my finger on what substance this is lacking. I mean, does Patrick Stump really think he's going to pick up where Michael Jackson left off or something? As I touched on briefly in the "Cute Girls" post, Stump isn't really known for pulling off a stellar live vocal performance, which he'd most definitely have to do with all this super belty songs he keeps dropping. Maybe he's had singing lessons and will prove me wrong? Only time will tell. 

Do you think he has what it takes to be crowned the next King of Pop? 

Patrick Stump - Big Hype Feat. D.A. of Chester French and Driis by Some Kind of Awesome

Monday
Feb212011

[Listen] Jamie xx - "Beat For"

Last week a track appeared on line which was the work of the ultimate remixer of the moment, Jamie xx, who'd re-worked the BBC's Newsnight, and today we have a brand new full length number from the skillfull young hands of Jamie. The track is titled "Beat For" and is what you'd come to expect from the xx man, full of glitchy beats and some nice drops. Throw in some nice samples and drum tracks and you have another club tune that will have people swaying away into the early hours. As mentioned Jamie xx will be playing alongside Skream and Benga among others at an Annie Mac Presents night in London. For more info head on over to Annie's site. Check it out in full below and props to Disco Naïveté.

Jamie xx - "Beat For" by Some Kind of Awesome

Monday
Feb212011

[Download] Travis Barker and DJ Whoo Kid - Let the Drummer Get Wicked (Mixtape)

Here is the highly-anticipated download of Travis Barker and DJ Whoo Kid‘s incredible mixtape Let the Drummer Get Wicked!

You already got a taste of the mixtape with Kanye and Jay-Z‘s "H.A.M." remix, the mixtape also features appearances from Lil Wayne, The Game, The Clipse, J. Cole, Royce da 5’9, Lupe Fiasco, Lloyd Banks, Fabolous, Wyclef, Jim Jones, Wiz Khalifa, Tony Yayo, Big K.R.I.T., Wacka Flocka, Tech N9ne, Killa Kyleon, Too $hort, Big Sean, 36 Mafia and Xzibit! 

Click here to download

Monday
Feb212011

[Listen] Jamie xx Takes Over The 6 Mix On BBC 6 Music

One third of the indie band The XX and 2011's currently most in-demand remixer Jamie xx takes over this week's 6 Mix on BBC 6 Music. After dropping amazing remixes like Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" and his recent collaboration album with spoken word legend Gil Scott-Heron on We're New HereJamie takes over the 6 Mix to play a selection of the music which inspired his productions alongside some of his current favourites and also tells the story of how he came to remix the whole Gil Scott Heron album. Check out the mix below which also features a new tune from Jamie and recent Devlin collaborator Yasmin titled "Touch Me". Peep the track listing after the jump.

Jamie xx - BBC 6 Music Mix (2/20/2011) by Some Kind of Awesome

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Monday
Feb212011

[Watch] Local Natives Drop By KCRW's 'Morning Becomes Eclectic'

After a huge year for the LA Boys, Local Natives toured relentlessly in backing of their beautiful debut album, Gorilla Manor. Last week they dropped by the KCRW Studio for Morning Becomes Eclectic. At the top you can check out a performance of their album track, "Cubism Dream" and after the jump hear the entire show courtesy of KCRW

If you're yet to pick up their debut, it's well woth a listen if not just for the vocal harmonies that gel so well with these guys. It's available now over here.

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