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[STREAM] SXSW Select Acts: Charli XCX, Viceroy and Capital Cities

  Ahoy! It's been a long time since I've posted anything here.  I reside in Austin and had my first SXSW music experience last week where I was able to witness acts such as: Viceroy, Goldroom, RAC, Capital Cities, Kerli, Charli XCX and Macklemore + Ryan Lewis. This was certainly music heaven! I have a notion that English act Charli XCX will someday rise to stardom in America. A couple of past British a ...

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[MP3] Russ Chimes — Minimix (Annie Mac Radio 1)

Russ Chimes first impressed me a few years ago with the trance hit Targa, part 3 of his Midnight Club EP. I wasn't sure he would ever produce anything as great as that song again, however he has made himself worthy as a DJ with the recent Back to You as well this Minimix for Annie Mac Radio on BBC Radio.  The five minute jam makes cool transitions from fast uptempo beats to samples from previous hits (Targa ...

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[STREAM] Bufi & La Royale – Paris

Damn, this song is fresh--I feel as if I am in TRON world. A solid job done by Mexico City's own Bufi and La Royale, DJs of the electrique genre who produce a solid blend of Daft Punk-esque beats, though nothing like Daft Punk.  I first imagined they both might be of French origin, not just because the name of the song is indeed named Paris, but the overall sound hinted at that as well. At the 3.25 min mark ...

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[MP3] HAERTS — Wings

HAERTS perfectly embodies a band that encompasses a contemporary take on 80's ballads; an indie-retro vibe for sure. If anything, the deep drum beats in the song remind me of Washed Out, while the main beat is reminiscent of St. Lucia. Lead singer Nini Fabi's heartbreaking vocals are relinquished to hook you into a powerful, dreamy melody.  I love it.  The song transforms into something so beautiful, which ...

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[STREAM] MS MR — Fantasy

A song about daydreaming--masking reality with the fantasy realm where things aren't as they seem.  So relatable, at least for a daydreamer like myself. NYC duo MS MR's latest release 'Fantasy' is a charming melody with a banging beat and harmonious vocals. Generally I would classify this band as indie-pop, yet I got a kick out of the genres they listed themselves as on Facebook-- Tumblr Glitch Pop, Soul Fu ...

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[STREAM] Lindstrøm & Todd Terje — Lanzarote

Scrolling through the endless amounts of music on the Hype Machine, I discovered this smooth electronic gem by Norwegian artists Lindstrøm and Todd Terje.  The instrumental track picks up after the first minute mark, where added synths beautifully transform the song into a controlled dance beat that does not bore the ears (the cowbell is also a nice touch!). Although the song is eight minutes long, it certa ...

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[STREAM/VIDEO] Viceroy – Dream Of Bombay (Feat. Chela)

Just released today, Viceroy sticks to his tropical, summertime roots with "Dream Of Bombay," a catchy 80s inspired tune that delivers in the dance-worthy and workout categories. It also delivers a bubbly sort of happiness, as all of Viceroy's tunes do.  A perfect song for a sunny day, check out the music video here or below.   Chela's look fits the part, with style similar to the likes of Grimes and Kreays ...

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[STREAM] Sébastien Tellier – Kilometer (A-Trak Remix)

This track is  kinda an oldie (at least one year), but it is one of those fine tunes that I did not appreciate much at first, until yesterday when I was stuck in Austin's Friday afternoon bumper to bumper traffic. What could've taken me twenty minutes took and hour and half; normally this would've made me nuts, but I had some fresh new music to jam out to on my phone. Thank god for car converters, the radio ...

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