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In The Mix: Winter’s Revenge

Like winter, this mix begins all shiny and bright but soon takes a turn for the dark side! Here, you’ll hear some tech, deep house, minimal and breaks, with a special appearance from Charlie Sheen as winter returns for one last hurrah.

Just grab the mix from the link below. You can always make it super easy to have the latest as it becomes available by subscribing to the RSS feed in iTunes. To do that, just open iTunes and under the Advanced menu select Subscribe to Podcast. The URL to enter there is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/musichifi. iTunes will automatically look for a mix every time.

I Crave Paris (feat. Giselle Rosselli) (Stella Edit) – Aeroplane
Shades of Black – Breakbot
Stealing Beauty – Balcazar, Sordo
Silence is Golden – Joel Alter
Winning (DJ DLG Lazor Mix) – Charlie Sheen
Face to the Floor feat. Big Bully – Yapacc
Solid Ground feat. Nica Brooke (Nacho Marco Dub)  – Atnarko
Wasting Time – Frivolous
3 Balloons – Masomeonos
In Cuba – Fely B
Maria Pamplona – Hadrien
Mandarine Girl  (Fakesch Remix) – Booka Shade
Marriage (Baths Remix) – Gold Panda

Mixtape: A Funky Neon Disco

The Snowman – I AM NOXIOUS
Y.G.T.L. (Theo London Rmx) – The Xx
So Down – Yusek feat. Chromeo
Your Love (feat. Nicki Minaj) – Its Overture
Hot-n-Fun – N.E.R.D. feat. Nelly Furtado
Put the Needle On It – Dannii Minogue
Lick – Sean Roman
Invisible Light (Siriusmo Rmx) – Scissor Sisters
I Got Enough Problems – Snax
Kilometer (A-Trak Rmx) – Sebastien Tellier
Dream On – Gino Soccio
Live Forever – James Curd
Indestructible  – Robyn



Fall Mixcast: CFCF, Spank Rock, Zowie, Escort…

This one takes us in a totally different direction than the last few did. Lately, I’ve felt inspired by the recent crop of seemingly zeitgeist-nailing bands with that darker, multi-dimensional and somewhat wistful sound. It feels totally perfect for the changing seasons and for the general transition into fall (think witchy: Deerhunter, oOoOO, Salem, Warpaint, Glasser).

While it’s easy to do the buzz band thang, I wanted to add my own style, you know – shake it up with some rock, hip hop, electro, and bits of cheddah tossed in in for fun. 🙂

This season inspires me. I hope to maybe pass some inspiration your way, too.

Intriguing Possibilities – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (from The Social Network OST)
Before and After Light – CFCF
Burnout Eyess – oOoOO
Shutterbug (Sub Swara Remix) – Sub Swara & Big Boi
You Can’t Stop The Prophet (Pete Rock Remix) – Jeru The Damaja
What It Look Like (Todd Edwards Remix) – Spank Rock
All the Eastern Girls (Breton Remix) – Chapel Club
Love Demolition – Zowie*
Bubblegunk – Entrepreneurs
Let The Sun Shine (Outlier Remix) – Labrinth
Cocaine Blues – Escort
I’d Love to Change the World – Ten Years After


*See her first U.S. interview (with yours truly) on Indie Shuffle.

New Music Preview No. 2

Here, a mixtape of songs I’ve been loving this month.

The first cut resulted in something quite stormy and dark. It ultimately sounded boring to me because  – although the thematic element I wanted was there – it was one long piece without any interesting twists or turns.

This version is a little different. It mixes up different styles and still somehow remains true to the theme I was originally going for.

Speaking of that theme, a few days ago I realized the mix is actually about someone (…that creative process!) which for me meant that i needed to finish it as quickly as possible to move on to the next thing! So, it’s finally done.

I think you might like it. Please enjoy (you can click the little arrow to download). Read about the artists below, and don’t forget to tell me what you think!

besos.

nic.

//tracklist

efterklang “modern drift”
jónsi “tornado”
foals “spanish sahara (mount kimbie remix)”
ellie goulding “under the sheets (chiddy bang remix)”
chiddy bang “kids”
the kissaway trail “SDP”
joan jett and the blackhearts “crimson and clover”
the national “bloodbuzz ohio”
near the parenthesis “diffused”
jamie cullum “if i ruled the world”

Who you’ll hear…

Efterklang

I can’t stop listening to this one from the amazing Copenhagen group named Efterklang. Wikepedia says that their name comes from the Danish word for “rememberance” or “reverberation”… you can definitely hear the meditative contemplation in their songs. The third studio album  “Magic Chairs” was released at the end of February – and it’s simply stunning.

http://www.myspace.com/efterklang

Jónsi

Jonsi is best known as the guitarist and vocalist for the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós. He kicked off his tour this month with a show at the showbox sodo in Seattle, followed by several more gigs including the Coachella Music Festival on Sunday – one of of the performances I’d be most eager to see. British film company 59 Productions designed stunning visuals for the show by incorporating Jónsi’s key influences on the album.

More:

http://jonsi.com/concerts

http://jonsi.com/

Foals

This single on the mix is a remix of “Spanish Sahara”, from their 2nd studio album due in early May. I can’t decide if I like this version or the original better. They’re equally striking. What do you think?

http://awe.sm/53TOA

http://www.myspace.com/foals


Ellie Goulding

In a sea of young up-and-coming female singer-songwriters Ellie appears to be breaking the mold. She forgoes the popular genres of soulful underdog or goofy electro-pop darling with an album that’s uniquely her own. She won the Critic’s Choice awards at the 2010 BRIT Awards, setting the stage for big things to come. Album is out now in the UK.

http://www.myspace.com/elliegoulding

Chiddy Bang

Two college dudes bound for greatness, they’re making original beats AND cooking up great remixes of artists like Sufjan Stevens, MGMT, and Radiohead. Kanye-esque and super-fresh.

http://www.myspace.com/chiddybang

Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

A nod to the film The Runaways, in theatres now.

http://therunaways.com

http://greatesthits.joanjett.com


The National

This is the first single from their new release “High Violet”,  out 5/11 via 4AD. You can snag a free download of the song from their site here: http://www.americanmary.com.

Near the Parenthesis

Dreamy, thoughtful and multi-dimensional: this is a great record all around. “Music for the Forest Concourse” is out now.

http://www.neartheparenthesis.com


Jamie Cullum

I never knew too much about Jamie – he’s relatively new to me and I quite like his sound.

He has a new album this year along with a new show on BBC Radio 2 Thursdays. Check out music, events, tour dates and more:

http://www.jamiecullum.com

i left my head and my heart on the dancefloor

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//tracklist
The Beach Boys “Wouldn’t It Be Nice (The Girls Can Hear Us Remix)”
Fenech-Soler “Stop and Stare”
Marina & The Diamonds “Hollywood (Fenech-Soler Remix)”
Groove Armada “Paper Romance”
We Have Band “Honeytrap (Co-Pilots’ Flying High Edit)”
Emika “Double Edge (GeRM Remix)”
Major Lazer “Keep it Goin’ Louder (feat. Nina Sky & Ricky Blaze) – Diplo re-touch”
Stevie Wonder vs. Jay Sean Feat. Lil’ Wayne “Downtight (Chambaland Mashup)