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Major Lazer – Original


I mean… all around obsessed I’m not even putting words to this shit just watch:


Major Lazer – Get Free

when you dont quite remember how this slipped your radar even though it feels like its been a big part of your mixed up nights all along… <3



Sleigh Bells – Rill Rill

Because it feels like Friday & because our love for this song will never die



SLEIGH BELLS “Rill Rill” from P.S. 260 on Vimeo.

Disclosure & Sam Smith


By now you already know about Disclosure, but ima recap anyway: breakout electro act from the UK. The duo is brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence – they recently supported Hot Chip and SBTRKT. They released their single “Latch” back in October 2012 featuring Sam Smith, which has gained them a well-deserved spot at shows and on best of lists- their debut album is out this month.

Where the bros are now: They just finished Ultra this weekend and sxsw the week before – next up is Nouveau Casino in Paris on the 26th then on to blessing dancefloors across Europe this spring and summer. Full tour dates here.

As for their collabo with Sam Smith - Sam Smith’s voice isn’t my usual cup of tea/in my case – liter of diet coke, but I can’t help it, I’ve become obsessed with “Lay Me Down” – listen to both the original, the acoustic version and some of the awesome remixes including the below by Jean Raw.


Wolf Alice


Wolf Alice. big sigh. reminds me of when I first fell for Julianna Hatfield. This foursome are from London.Wolf-Alice1

White Leather is off of their B sides from newly released EP, Fluffy. Its one of those songs that takes you away to distant memories of late nights and fuzzy mornings. Ellie Roswell is the lead and her voice is soothing and emotional without evoking anything overly painful…theres a sweetness she keeps to it…I forget where I read this but a recent blog mentioned it was about rejection, I guess you could see it that way.

Can’t wait until they announce U.S. tour dates – for now all UK…

Have You Heard Of: Pocono

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our new posts “have you heard of” spotlights tracks you need to listen to – now – according to who? just us. ok? us.

so yea lets start with Pocono. Have you heard of Pocono? Nashville based. Nice catchy really just nice tunes. Makes us think of – girls in boots and flannels. Opened shirts, not buttoned, on the dance floor, beer bottle in hand swaying to “Candelight”

We listened once – instant like. We listened twice – very sexy. into it. Self – titled EP out Feb 19th. Check more of their songs and info here.


Cant. Stop. Repeating.


I can’t stop repeating this – I have tried. I have tried to press ‘next’ on my HypeM playlist but I just cant and I have resolved that its ok that I have played this remix over 50 times in the last two days.

Erol Sabadosh is known for his amazing mash ups and remixes of pop and dance tracks, I’ve seen him at London W before and his energy is amazing.

Listen to the man here and if you ever want to book him for your next party or event –



Exclusive Mixtape from Danger Village


The ‘January 2013 The Future is Now’ Mix

Beth Martinez of Danger Village produced an exclusive mixtape for forthebeat and its f-ng rad. A few artists we already loved, and a few more this tape made us love even more, with of course some under the radar ones you should google & start stalking asap. Thanks Danger Village- excited to check some of your acts out at sxsw.

In their own words:

I wanted to make a mix for the start of the year to showcase what sounds we’re excited about for in 2013.  We’re especially enthused about female artists coming to the forefront more than ever recently, so this mix ended up being top-heavy with lady-fronted acts.

I’m in love with the bombastic sounds coming out of Scandinavia, full of compelling vocals and stellar synth craft of which the NO WAV production team seems to be leading the pack.  We’re stoked to see the rise of new producers like Disclosure and Ryan Hemsworth finding an audience for what they’re doing – pioneering a form of majestic sounds that combine an excellent ear for hooks with music that’s traditionally been regulated to the underground dance floor.

While the ladies are taking the lead on soaring vocal outpourings, we’re seeing a new wave of emotional ballads from songwriters like Tom Odell and Deptford Goth.  Our mix represents musicians from around the world who are finding ways to recraft tired genres into new and exciting music.  We’re happy to see that the artform of songwriting hasn’t been lost beneath all the fascinating sounds happening in the studio cutting room.


1) Elliphant – Down On Life
2) Kate Boy – Northern Lights
3) HAERTS – Wings
4) MØ – Glass
5) CHVRCHES – Lies
6) Octover – Satisfy
7) The Neighbourhood – Let It Go
8) Disclosure (ft. AlunaGeorge) – White Noise
9) Ryan Hemsworth – BasedWorld
10) YesYou – Lights Go Down
11) Astronauts Etc – Mystery Colors
12) Deptford Goth – Union
13) Tom Odell – Another Love
14) Streets of Laredo – Girlfriend
15) Gypsy & the Cat – Bloom
16) Little Green Cars – The John Wayne

Bat For Lashes – : – Laura


you say that you’re stuck in a pale blue dream. and your tears feel hot on my bed sheets.

Youth Lagoon


there’s no one really that comes close to this for me.


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