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Remixtape: Vol.1 (2011)

Remixtape: Vol.1 (2011)

01 Adele – “Rolling In The Deep (Jamie xx Shuffle)”
02 Sleigh Bells – “Tell ‘Em (Diplo Remix)”
03 Win Win – “Interleave (Feat. Alexis Taylor) (XXXChange’s 1993 Mix)”
04 Creep – “Days (Azari & III Remix)”
05 Katy Perry – “Teenage Dream (Heems Remix)”
06 The Go! Team – “Apollo Throwdown (Star Slinger Remix)”
07 Esben And The Witch – “Marching Song (Snorkel Mix)”
08 Glasser – “Mirrorage (Lindstrøm Remix)”
09 Harald Grosskopf – “Synthesist (Blondes Remix)”
10 Asobi Seksu – “Trails (Holy Other Remix)”
11 Yuck – “Rubber (Mogwai Remix)”

7 marzo, 2011 Posted by | Stereogum | Deja un comentario

Stereogum Monthly Mix: Jan-Feb 2011

La tercera recopilación de este lunes es la que aparece en el portal Stereogum. En esta ocasión han publicado una mixtape uniendo los meses de Enero y Febrero dando lugar a una reunión de grupos y artistas de lo más variopinta. Escuchadlo (y descargadlo) vosotros mismos y opináis…

After a holiday break and an inclemently weathered January, our Monthly Mix series returns with a two-month/one-mix compilation that sets a defiant tone. If not for the year, then for the persistently re-accumulating, gut-checking frost. The key elements (aside from recency and excellence) are electronics and sequence, with a late-mix flip to stringed instruments, before rounding back to chilly digitalisms. Between the stretched, bookending ambience of the vocal-looped Julianna Barwick set piece “The Magic Place” and Tim Hecker’s billowing synth blizzard soundtrack “Hatred Of Music I” come 13 tracks tied by aural tic or characteristic; tracks that lead, and bleed. Aside from capturing the past few months best tracks, I wanted this mix to be a meditation on flow — movement and transition — while the world outside was halted in iced snow and social upheaval. I advise pressing play and letting it ride. For you:

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January & February 2011 (110.8MB .zip)

Barwick’s vocals connect to the warped choral samples of Wise Blood’s creepy R&B stomp “Loud Mouths,” in turn morphing into a sampled Elisabeth Fraser over washed and chopped synths on Star Slinger’s excellent (and excellently titled) laid back beat track. Chopped electronics and a slower synth swagger are the bond to the next one, Gobble Gobble side-project Purity Ring’s excellent “Ungirthed,” starring an uplifting vocal melody, as that found in XXXChange side-project Win Win’s winning left-field dance cut “Releaserpm.”

Two of NYC’s most eclectic and like-minded stalwart chanteuses span that track and the next: Gang Gang Dance’s Lizzie Bougatsos radiant on “Releaserpm,” her friend (and inspiree) Shannon Funchess in morose catharsis on her gripping, bluntly fucked Light Asylum workout “Dark Allies.” Nothing but beats and gleaming synth breaks in Salva’s excellent “Blue,” adjusting blood pressure for “Generation N.E.Y.,” three minutes clipped from M.I.A.’s worthy Vicki Leekx mixtape. (Note: You should hear all of its minutes.)

Then things mellow out with a Malkmus fuzz box, a guitar, and a coconut at the hands of UK’s Yuck, opening an alleyway for the strings and worn-down baritone of Matt Berninger fronting Brooklyn’s the Forms, easing into the sublime sad-pop quaver of Papercuts. It’s the last half of the mix, and so the “I’m already gone”s come repeatedly, here at the hands of Kurt Vile’s “Jesus Freaks,” the latest stop on his considerable winning streak, serving as a lead into post-Gowns project EMA’s expansive, twisting, turbulent “The Grey Ship.” Then it’s a 2010 cut from one-man anonymous Brooklyn producer Autre Ne Veut, a personal choice inspired by having seen him at a church last week and because I’m seeing Prince this coming one, but a choice with a necessary place in this mix, his electronic ’80s intoning shifting us back into the realm of the ice and synthetic celestials for Tim Hecker’s Ravedeath, 1972 lead single — and here, set-closer — “Hatred Of Music I.”

The tracklist:

01 Julianna Barwick – “The Magic Place”
02 Wise Blood – “Loud Mouths”
03 Star Slinger – “Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins Rework)”
04 Purity Ring – “Ungirthed”
05 WIN WIN – “Releaserpm” (Feat. Lizzie Bougatsos)”
06 Light Asylum – “Dark Allies”
07 Salva – “Blue”
08 M.I.A. – “Generation N.E.Y.”
09 Yuck – “Coconut Bible”
10 The Forms – “Fire To The Ground” (Feat. Matt Berninger)
11 Papercuts – “Do What You Will”
12 Kurt Vile – “Jesus Fever”
13 EMA – “The Grey Ship”
14 Autre Ne Veut – “Drama Cum Drama”
15 Tim Hecker – “Hatred Of Music I”

7 febrero, 2011 Posted by | Stereogum | Deja un comentario

Stereogum Monthly Mix: December 2010 (2010)

El último recopi mensual del año del portal Stereogum ya está aquí, y en The JangleBox nos hacemos eco del mismo, como viene siendo norma durante los últimos meses. Aparecen temas de JJ, Abe Vigoda, Minks, Marina & The Diamonds, Salem, Zola Jesus, Destroyer… Pincha, como siempre, en el enlace, y a disfrutar del mixtape más frío del año!!

Stereogum Monthly Mix – December 2010

“Appropriately, and by design, the December edition of our Monthly Mix is the iciest. In the comments of the last installment Scott joked about me doing an “all black metal” mix, but as you’ll notice when you read through the below tracklist, I opted to go for darkness in different corners. In case you missed the concept behind these mixes: Like October and again in November, the following is a carefully sequenced run of the best free MP3s we’ve posted (or that have otherwise popped up) in the last few weeks. It works as a distillation for folks who don’t have time to listen to everything, and at the same time, sets a specific mood that should work well once the snowflakes start falling. Amrit did the last two. Future installments may involve group selections, other staff members, well-vetted contributors, etc. As mentioned, I did this one.
It opens with jj’s “Let Them,” a track that’s takes T.I. and Akon and alters and extends the source material, transforming it into another example of their weird icy, warm Swedish pop. (It also sounds like someone whispering a secret about the haters — a good entryway to a mix that’s supposed to make you-against-the-world want to hideout and stay warm beneath your bedsheets.) You also get the snowy, bright crystals of The Golden Filter’s version of Psychic TV’s “White Nights,” a cover that appeared a few days after the death of Peter Christopherson.
That pair of lullabies is interrupted by the claustrophobic stomp of Gatekeeper’s “Serpent,” a run through a smoky funhouse that opens up to a walk through “Cemetery Rain,” a set-in-December track from gray-sky obsessed goth-pop Stereogum40 duo Minks’ forthcoming By The Hedge. We head back indoors for a warping, fading remix of Marina & the Diamonds’ “Obsessions” by San Francisco producer oOoOO. You’ll easily find the otherwise elusive oOoOO in various “Witch House” features. Ditto White Ring, the Brooklyn duo of Kendra Malia and Bryan Kurkimilis, though they dig deeper into black metal and England’s Hidden Reverse than most of their cohorts. You get a sense of that on the colossal, shadowy “Felt U.”
The mix is rounded out with the High Places’s Rob Barber (aka The Urxed) and his seasonal affective dance mix of Abe Vigoda’s “Throwing Shade,” the wind and rain (and electronic accents) of Destroyer’s “Chinatown,” a great garage-punk tune by Tyvek (who may not seem so cold at first, but I spent my coldest date of 2010 in their Detroit hometown, so they’re here for that and other reasons), Jokers Of The Scene’s groggy remix of Salem’s “Asia,” Zola Jesus’ equally danceable (and frozen) Valusia opener “Poor Animal,” and the dessicated closer Heaven’s Gate by another favorite, Salem and Tri Angle pal Stalker, who turns Lady Gaga’s “Pokerface” into an end-times cult prayer.
I’d wanted to go for a perfect dozen in honor of the The Twelve Days Of Christmas and the dozen months of this past year, but Locrian’s “Elevations And Depths,” the anguished acoustic/violin closer from the Chicago duo’s highly recommended The Crystal World, drifts into such a beautiful space, I decided to attach it as a “bonus.”
Turn out the lights while you hang the garlands” (

01 jj – “Let Them”
02 The Golden Filter – “White NIghts” (Psychic TV Cover)
03 Gatekeeper – “Serpent”
04 Minks – “Cemetery Rain”
05 Marina & The Diamonds – “Obsessions (oOoOO RMX)”
06 White Ring – “Felt U”
07 Abe Vigoda – “Throwing Shade (The Urxed Remix)”
08 Destroyer – “Chinatown”
09 Tyvek – “Underwater To”
10 Salem – “Asia (Jokers Of The Scene Remix)”
11 Zola Jesus – “Poor Animal”
12 Stalker – “Heaven’s Gate”
13 Locrian – “Elevations And Depths” (BONUS TRACK)

6 diciembre, 2010 Posted by | Destroyer, Stereogum | Deja un comentario

Stereogum Monthly Mix: October 2010


Un nuevo recopilatorio para este lunes, primero del mes de octubre, para el cual el portal Stereogum ha querido dedicar un Mixtape con muchas de las novedades de este otoño. Pincha el enlace para descargarlo gratuita y legalmente en tu disco duro u ordenador. Os dejo el Tracklist.



01 Das Racist – “hahahaha jk?
02 Abe Vigoda – “Throwing Shade
03 Greatest Hits – “Danse Pop
04 Laurel Halo – “Supersymmetry
05 Gold Panda – “Same Dream China
06 Warpaint – “Undertow
07 Twin Sister – “Meet The Frownies
08 Marnie Stern – “Transparency Is The New Mystery
09 Tamaryn – “Love Fade
10 Japandroids – “Heavenward Grand Prix
11 Mark McGuire – “Brain Storm [For Erin]”

Stereogum Monthly Mix: October 2010 (Download)

11 octubre, 2010 Posted by | Stereogum | Deja un comentario

Stereogum: Class of 2010 (2010)

El portal musical Stereogum comienza a dar por cerrado el curso musical y acaba de publicar una lista con las que a su juicio son las mejores cuarenta bandas revelación en lo que va de año. NME ha hecho algo parecido, aunque Stereogum se ha portado mejor y nos ha dejado un Mixtape dar a conocer aquellas que no sean demasiado conocidas. En nuestra opinión faltan algunas como Slow Animal, Big Troubles o No Joy, pero cada cual es libre de elegir. Por cierto, y para evitar listas, los grupos están agrupados alfabeticamente. La recopilación es gratuita y la puedes bajar pinchando este enlance. Además, en él hay un pequeño dossier de todos y cada uno de los grupos.

Stereogum – Class of 2010 (2010) (Side#1) (Side#2)

“With fall on the horizon, we’re escaping a slow summer and shifting into that final, fertile phase of the music year’s release cycle. Which makes it a ripe time to get some perspective on the year, in terms of the big records from past favorites, and here, the bands that have introduced themselves as new ones. Recently, NME conducted its own exercise in surveying the “new” crop of bands, turning in a list that rankled some of you, because you felt some bands were “old,” or because some bands were not to your liking, or because it was a list. The subjectivity of what makes a band the best at anything is of course primary grounds for debate; what makes a band the best at being “new” gives the argument more dimension. We found ourselves arguing and emailing about our own picks, and rules, and said fuck it: let’s publish this.
So, qualitative concerns are one thing … but what qualifies one as a “2010 act”? After discussing various rules based on arbitrary cut-off dates (debut LP release by x date, or an EP by y, or a first blog mention by z, etc.), we quickly realized that no single formula would satisfactorily account for the shifting, accelerated nature of this new hype-cycle that saturates-upon-contact in some cases, and builds slowly over years in others. By our discussions, Sleigh Bells, a band of which we’re obviously quite fond, felt more like last year’s story than this one’s, staking their claim to newness and arrival in terms of exposure and discussion the week they landed a
Band To Watch stamp, during CMJ ‘09. Meanwhile, Warpaint put out an EP earlier that year but it’s only now, with excitement over newer tunes and a cemented lineup that it seems to be their time.
So we settled on a sniff test: If it felt the band’s discussion, their moment, their arrival, was tied to this year in our minds, then it was eligible for this list. So, sorry Local Natives, though we love you.
We invite you to argue with us, and with each other (duh). Argue about the bands’ newness, sure, but mostly, argue about their merits. If this is your first exposure to them, well that brings us to the overarching point of a list like this: Introduction. Each member of this year’s class is listed here alphabetically (no rankings) with a free and legal MP3 for your downloading pleasure. At the bottom of this post all 40 tracks are compiled via two zip files so you can load ‘em up for your Labor Day roadtrip”

1. Active Child
2. Balam Acab
3. Baths
4. Best Coast
5. Blondes
6. Braids
7. Candy Claws
8. ceo
9. Cloud Nothings
10. Cults
11. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
12. DOM
13. Dominant Legs
14. Frank (Just Frank)
15. Frankie Rose And The Outs
16. Games
17. Gayngs
18. Givers
19. Glasser
20. Gold Panda
21. How To Dress Well
22. Julian Lynch
23. Kingdom
24. Lower Dens
25. Minks
26. MNDR
27. Mountain Man
28. Mr. Dream
29. Perfume Genius
30. Prince Rama
31. Tamaryn
32. Tame Impala
33. Tanlines
34. Teengirl Fantasy
35. Tennis
36. Twin Sister
37. Warpaint
38. Wild Nothing
39. WU LYF
40. Zola Jesus


6 septiembre, 2010 Posted by | Stereogum | Deja un comentario


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