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Mix Fix: “O.N.E.” by Yeasayer (Mouth’s Cradle Remix) by tjwell01
April 24, 2010, 7:13 pm
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SU's very own Mouth's Cradle is competing in a Yeasayer remix contest.

PREVIEW THE DJ: Mouth’s Cradle’s MySpace

LISTEN: “O.N.E” (Mouth’s Cradle Remix)

You’ve gotta hand it to Mouth’s Cradle for keeping their foot on the gas pedal after releasing their LP, The Next Big Thing. Brandon Linn is staying busy by entering into this remix contest for best remix of “O.N.E.” by Yeasayer. Linn brings an interesting Discovery approach to the song, while mixing in a jazz interlude. Linn loves the jazz interlude. He mixed it with a remix he did of The Smash Brothers’ “Maverick.” Take a second and support Mouth’s Cradle, and vote on their remix.

–Jett Wells

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Mix Fix: “Yoshimi Battle The Pink Robots Pt.1” (Mr. Scribbles Remix) by tjwell01
April 15, 2010, 8:10 pm
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In honor of this Sunday's The Flaming Lips show, here's a good mix.

PREVIEW THE DJ: Mr. Scribbles MySpace

LISTEN: “Yoshimi Battle The Pink Robots Pt.1 (Mr. Scribbles Remix)

This Sunday is Cornell’s famous Flaming Lips concert, and once again, it’s time to toss in a remix to pregame for the festivities ahead. Mr. Scribbles adds a little thump and bump to “Yoshimi Battle The Pink Robots,” and it’s a pleasant experience for what it is. You still get the mellow jive of the original song, but also some zesty electronic keys and bass notes. If you’re going to the show this Sunday, get ready for a blast.

–Jett Wells

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Mix Fix: “$hwagger Jagger” — Ludacris v. Kesha (Pres Mash) by tjwell01
April 11, 2010, 1:39 pm
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Kesha's "Tik Tok" finally gets put to use in this awesome mashup.

LISTEN: “$hwagger Jagger” Ludacris v. Kesha (Pres Mash)

Ludacris strikes again! Rarely does a mashup flow so smoothly with another track like “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha. The DJ really stepped it up, and I can say this is the best “Tik Tok” mix I’ve ever heard. Twerkshop remixed this same Ludacris track, and it bounces just as hard. The man’s still got it! You know Kesha is gonna be featured in DJ Earworm’s “United State of Pop 2010.” I like how his end-of-the-year remixes have become a spectacle to look forward to.

–Jett Wells

Mix Fix: “Air War” by Crystal Castles (Joe and Will Ask? Remix) by tjwell01
March 31, 2010, 9:38 am
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In honoring Crystal Castles' new found motivation, here's a good old remix.

PREVIEW THE DJ: Joe and Will Ask? MySpace

LISTEN: “Air War” by Crystal Castles (Joe and Will Ask? Remix)

Yay! The trendiest Canadian hipsters, Crystal Castles, are finally getting their act together. According to P4k, they finished their sophomore album and will release it in June! Great, but wait…wasn’t this supposed to happen like a year ago? Who cares?! It’s Crystal Castles, people! Since I’ll take any excuse to post a remix, here’s an old “Air War” remix I dug up that plays pretty well over and over, unlike other Crystal Castles remixes that just spaz out after 30 seconds. I just pretend I have long dark bangs when I listen to this kind of music–oh, what you don’t?

–Jett Wells

Mix Fix: “Burial” by Miike Snow (Benny Blanco Remix) by tjwell01
March 30, 2010, 12:15 pm
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Pregame with this Miike Snow remix before tonight's show

PREVIEW THE DJ: Benny Blanco’s MySpace

LISTEN: “Burial” by Miike Snow (Benny Blanco Remix)

I admit straight off that I’m not the biggest Miike Snow fan, but that doesn’t mean I can’t like a remix of their work, like this Benny Blanco piece. I’m going to tonight’s Miike Snow concert in the Schine Underground at 8 p.m., and I figured why not do a search for the best Miike Snow remix—and voila! The remix still doesn’t turn Miike Snow into a heart-pumping club artist, but it adds some creatively light-hearted elements you don’t see enough in Miike Snow. I always got a moody vibe from Miike Snow, and this remix makes the music seem more light on its feet.

On an unrelated side note: how funny is it that just after Delorean bailed out of opening for Miike Snow, they’re the hot indie artists of the week on music blogs? Irony’s a bitch.

Also, stay tuned for post-coverage of tonight’s concert!

–Jett Wells

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Mix Fix: Brand-X’s “Chillin on a Plane” by tjwell01
March 28, 2010, 1:00 pm
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M.I.A. mashes with Wale's "Chillin."

LISTEN: “Chillin on a Plane” by Brand -X (Wale/Lady Gaga/M.I.A.)

Brand-X is a London based DJ, who from what I’ve heard is pretty new, and for some reason I can’t find his webpage/Facebook fan page/MySpace. Aside from his relative obscurity, I really love how he uses M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” beat in mashing with Wale’s “Chillin.” It’s one of those mash-ups that’s just fun to listen to rather than admire. It’s not a legendary mix, but it’s nice for what it is. It’s like watching a fun chick flick compared to sitting down for a serious Roman Polanski film–if you follow the analogy. If nothing else, it just gets me more excited for M.I.A.’s new album coming out this year.

–Jett Wells

Mix Fix: The Drake “Over” Remix Sweepstakes (POLL) by tjwell01
March 25, 2010, 12:37 pm
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Drake's new single "Over" is hot remix material, but which one is the best?

In further honor of the Drake Block Party concert coming up in a matter of weeks, let’s keep the love-fest flowing. In this Mix Fix, I’m going to try something different. I want readers to jump in and tell me which remix they like out of my top three candidates for best remix of Drake’s “Over.” I like all of them, and they all have different great qualities. I found it funny searching through all the remixes that most DJs couldn’t find a beat that matched up well with Drake’s awkward chorus in “Over.” It’s completely out of rhythm, so the good remix DJs are forced to slow or speed up his words. So keep in mind when voting that good remixes retain the soul of the song being remixed. So, who’s the winner?


(Dekk Remix)

(New Money Remix)

(Astronote Remix)

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