Thursday
Feb032011

[Listen] Ellie Goulding - "Lights" (Bassnectar Remix)

Bassnectar is never one to pass up the opportunity of turning tracks into a completely different monster. In recent years he's turned Deftones tracks into chilled out club tracks, as well as making original Jungle like tracks as we found with his upload last year "Yes".

Today though we have for you, a track he has taken from Ellie Goulding and he has chosen her track "Lights". Adding his own twist to the mix he's turned the UK songstress' track into a banger and you can check it out below in all it's glory, courtesy of the man himself via his Soundcloud Page. Enjoy. Check out the newly announced tour dates for Ellie, as she ventures accross the pond to the states, after the jump.

Ellie Goulding Lights (Bassnectar Remix) by Bassnectar

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Wednesday
Feb022011

[Poll] How Will You Cope With The Loss Of The White Stripes? 

Grieve with us in the comments. We're here for you. 

Wednesday
Feb022011

[News] The White Stripes Have Officially Broken Up :( 

Well, folks. Looks like the cat's finally out of the bag. We all knew this day was probably on its way with all the focus on Third Man Records and such, but no one really thought they would finally pull the plug. 

We are sad to report that The White Stripes are officially no more. 

On a personal note, I commend them for wanting to preserve the Stripes in their current state so we have nothing but happy memories. I'm also very excited to get my hands on more live recordings courtesy of TMR. 

Put on some black, white and red and sip some peppermint schnapps in their honor today. 

Wednesday
Feb022011

[Listen] The Streets - "Puzzled By People"

This week on Radio One in the UK, Zane Lowe has Mike Skinner AKA The Streets' soon to be released album Computers and Blues as his record of the week. Over the past few weeks we've had the pleasure of hearing his mixtape titled Cyberspace and Reds to listen to repeatedly but as the release date to his official last LP draws nearer Zane is playing a track a night. On Monday he premiered this track titled, "Puzzled By People". Taken from his new album Computers and Blues drops Feb 7th via 679/Atlantic but until then enjoy this track.

By now you need to be familiar with Mr Skinner's work but if not let me google that for you. Some things, you can google, Mike is one of those things, but as he points out others answers are not se easy to find. Enjoy the track below.

The Streets - "Puzzled By People" by Some Kind of Awesome

Wednesday
Feb022011

[Listen] The Insane Warrior (RJD2) - 'We Are The Doorways' (Full Album)

If you followed me on Twitter or constantly read the Tweet feed on the right side of the site, you know how much that myself and the rest of the SKoA staff have been praising The Insane Warrior's debut album We Are The Doorways for the last 2 months. Well the day of release is finally here for RJD2's side project The Insane Warrior and you can check out the full album stream below. If you dig the album like we do, we highly suggest you purchase the album through the bandcamp player below or on iTunes. Shit is that good. Enjoy!

Wednesday
Feb022011

[Listen] Percussion Lab Presents: Mux Mool Live from Santos Party Haus

The good folks over at the Percussion Lab have just released a live show of one of our favorite electronic producers and a good buddy of ours, . Check out Mux mix cuts from his amazing debut album Skulltaste as well as an assortment of b-sides, remixes and mashups. He kicks things off with a bang by opening with his remix of Black Moth Super Rainbow frontman 's "Overheater" (which includes the awesome use of the sample from Bruce Lee's The Game of Death Theme) Peep the full performance below and if your craving more Mux Mool, he just released a new EP titled Drum 2 which you can check out here.

Wednesday
Feb022011

[Listen] Mogwai - "Hasenheide"

Take a listen B-Side from Mogwai's single "Rano Pano", which goes by the name of "Hasenheide". It starts off softly with thumping drums, slowly but surely building up layers of intensity and layering the guitars nicely before the Fuzz Pedals are stomped and the songs kicks in and knocks you back in your chair. The track has a way of sucking you in before pushing you back out again. Between it's chilled out verses you have a few moments to come back down before the guitars and drums are played as hard as humanly possible taking you on an instrumental journey. Check it out below and you can buy the 7" single here. The Happy Humpday continues!

Mogwai - "Hasenheide" by Some Kind of Awesome

Wednesday
Feb022011

[Listen] Tiga - "Mind Dimension" (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)

To coincide with the release of The Bloody Beetroots' Best Of… Remixes they have been very generous and offered up this remix of the Tiga track "Mind Dimension". The album features a load of great mixes for the likes of The Chemical Brothers, that cute little songstress Robyn, as well as MSTRKRFT. Grab yourself the download below to get a little taste of what's to come on the album. Be sure to look out for the remixes release when it drops, romantically, onto shelves on February the 14th. Isn't that nice?

Tiga - "Mind Dimension" (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) by Some Kind of Awesome