[HAPPY ‘MERICA DAY!] July.4th.#NEWNOISE.OVERLOAD: Dada Life, Arty, Major Lazer, Wale, Dirty South, Bingo Players, Bloody Beetroots, The xx, and MORE!


So what if the 4th is on a Wednesday this year! Doesn’t give you the right to deny our great country a day of drinking and celebration! You’ve got the beer, the American flag button down, the jorts, the fireworks, and the friends. Now let’s make your 4th of July week complete with some NEW TUNES! Today I bring you some classics with a new twist and some brand spankin new stuff, so listen up and GOD BLESS AMERICA!

The first set of wavelengths I bring you is the classic Kanye West record, American Boy ft. Estelle, re-booted by Kill the Noise. The second is a re-boot from LAZRtag. Not a bad way to start:

American Boy ft. Estelle (Kill the Noise Remix) – Kanye West

American Boy ft. Estelle (LAZRtag Remix) – Kanye West **(one of my favorites)

The next ones are from a guy named Kastra out of New Jersey. He’s doing some original mixes, mash-ups, and re-boots. The first is one of my favorites, One Illmerica, taking SHM’s ‘One’ and Wolfgang Gartner’s ‘Illmerica’ together. They work perfect together. Second is an original mix called ‘American Sex’….thought that was fitting for this post.

One Illmerica – Swedish House Mafia/Wolfgang Gartner (Kastra Mashup)

American Sex – Kastra & Nick James

Okay enough with the American themed songs. Here’s some fresh new stuff:

Tounge Tied (Gigamesh Remix) – Grouplove

**Perfect song for a chill boat ride on the lake***:
Floats My Boat – Aer

!!BRAND SPANKIN NEW EDM FIIIIRRREE!!:
Kick Out the Epic Motherf*cker (Otto Knows Remix) – Dada Life

(Fun Fact!: Otto Knows is Alesso’s little brother)

Open Space – Arty

Burning (Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl Remix) – Adrian Lux ft. Dante

Just Can’t Stay Away – Hard Rock Sofa & Squire (these russians are killlliing it)

Here We Go – Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes (and again!!!)

Don’t Blame the Party (Firebeatz Remix) – Bingo Players

Rocksteady – The Bloody Beetroots (woop woop!)

NOW chilllll…..:

(NEW from Major Lazer):

Oui Got It Wrong (Madeon vs. St. Lucia) – Xaphoon Jones

(FUN FACT!: Xaphoon Jones is 1/2 of Chiddy Bang duo)

Take A Walk (The Highweights Remix) – Passion Pit

(may favorite remix of this new Passion Pit song…Passion Pit may be the most over remixed band of all time)

Why You Wanna – Poolside

Relief – Coastal Cities

Do You Mind (Derek Walin Remix) – The Xx

Third Wave – Summer Heart (this is what we call ‘Chillwave’)

Don’t Owe You A Thang – Gary Clark Jr.

(this guy’s been opening for DMB this summer)

And here we have your ONE hip-hop/rap record:

My Moment ft. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Jeremih – DJ Drama

I lied….:
Nightchain – Wale x Kavinsky (The Hood Internet) killa!!

Hope you enjoyed the tunes! Remember if you don’t know how to download for free you can get that information here!

Also, here are a few pre-mixed July 4th sets from some of my favorites:

The Hood Internet Mixtape Series

(my favorites are: Mixtape 5, Great American Mixtape, vs. Chicago)

From my favorite DJ out there, DIRTY SOUTH!!:
This is his live set from EDC New York on Phazing Radio – June:

And if you’re really looking to RAGE RAGE PARTY PARTY listen to some of the best SHM in honor of their sad news:
Masquerade Motel 2011 (Miami) – Swedish House Mafia (the best 2 hour party on the beach)

Keep it real kids and enjoy the tunes and this holiday week!!!

[Indie/Alt Rock Overload] Feel Good Tunes for Your Feel Good Summer

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I think we’ve had enough of the electronic music for a little bit…so I figured it’s time to change it up a little. In the summer there is a time to rage, and a time to chill. We all know this.

Sometimes you just need that slower beat song that just makes you ‘feel good’. It’s that moment when a song comes on and you instantly become happy. For me it’s one of the most powerful things music can do for you. Music has the ability to completely change one’s mood. Especially when it is associated with an experience or image in your mind.

Some of you might have heard some of these bands and some you may have not. I try and keep up with as many new bands as I can, but it’s much harder than keeping up with the EDM scene, believe me.

So…sit back…chill…and relax to your summer:

Symptoms – Atlas Genius

Hollywood (feat. Penguin Prison) – RAC

This Head I Hold – Electric Guest

MY FAVORITE RIGHT NOW:
Venice – Lighthouse & The Whaler

Harvest Moon – Poolside (Neil Young cover aka: my dad would love this)

Nunca – Trails and Ways (another favorite!!!)

Take A Walk – Passion Pit (a classic)

Lakehouse – Of Monsters and Men (fitting for my summer)

Bushwick Blues – Delta Spirit

It’s Time – Imagine Dragons (wins the award for ‘Best Feel Good’)

Sweater Weather – The Neighbourhood

Lovers Carvings (Bruno Be & Eddie M Remix) – Bibio

Raconte-Moi Une Histoire – M83 (this could easily be the weirdest one, but I still like it)

And always saving the best for last:

Trembling Hands – The Temper Trap

Hope you enjoyed the songs!!