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“Blogwave Summer” Mixtape

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This is the coolest shit!

For their one year anniversary, dailybeatz asked a bunch of their favorite blogs (including forthebeat!) to each submit a track that reminds them of summer, creating the ultimate “Blogwave Summer” Mixtape.

dailybeatz says, “It was an interesting project because everyone has a different definition of the perfect summer tune, but there’s a great mix of upbeat and chill that all flows together in the end.”

Head HERE to download the zip file and/or the single mp3 file.  And here is the track listing, highlighting each of the awesome blogs that participated!

DAILYBEATZ “BLOGWAVE SUMMER” MIXTAPE

1. Sia – Buttons (CSS Remix) [Sheena Beaston]
2. Badly Drawn Boy – My Friend Cubilas [Tympanogram]
3. Database vs. French Horn Rebellion – Beach and Friends (Hey Champ Remix) [Music is My Sunshine]
4. Javelin – Vibrationz [Creamteam]
5. Len – Steal My Sunshine [Tsururadio]
6. Friendly Fires – Jump in the Pool (Thin White Duke Remix) [Tastes Like Caramel]
7. Telepopmusik – Breathe [Wild Tonic]
8. Galaxie 500 – Strange [We All Want Someone to Shout For]
9. Delphic – Doubt (Build Remix) [dailybeatz]
10. Free Energy – Bang Pop [Pretty Much Amazing]
11. Delorean – Stay Close [Nashville Nights]
12. Tunng – Hustle [The Music Ninja]
13. Fergus & Geronimo – Turning Blue [the needle drop]
14. The Teenagers – Love No (Delorean Remix) [dailybeatz]
15. The Pass – Crosswalk Stereo [We Listen for You]
16. Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars [umstrum]
17. Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix) [Strangers in Stereo]
18. Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks [Pigeons and Planes]
19. Manu Chao – Bongo Bongo/Je Ne T’Aime Plus [Indie Shuffle]
20. Rapdragons – She Got Me (Moss of Aura Remix) [Pasta Primavera]
21. Pictureplane – Cyclical Cyclical (Atlantis) [forthebeat]

The Lost Tape…

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Le Miel du Mois (monthly mixtape on Et Musique Pour Tous) first started in May 2009. When the site temporarily got shut down in June 2009, the May tape was lost as was a ton of amazing EMPT content. The site was re-born in July 2009, and since is bigger and better, but Le Miel du Mois: Mai was never re-posted, until now…

Track List:

Metric - Help I'm Alive (The Twelves Remix)
Air France – Collapsing at your Doorstep
Passion Pit – The Reeling (Calvin Harris Remix)
White Rabbits – Percussion Gun
Bad Veins - The Lie (Acoustic)
Royksopp – What Else is There (Ministry of Sound Remix)
The Golden Filter - Solid Gold
Chairlift – Planet Health
Amadou & Mariam – Sabali
Moby – Shot in the Back of the Head
Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Air France Remix)

haha don’t be like that: forthebeat’s 9 of ’09


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We’ve put together our “Best of” list — forthebeat’s 9 of ’09, featuring 9 original tracks and 9 remixes. Not all of these debuted in 2009, but this list is comprised of our favorite tunes we couldn’t stop repeating, all year long.

Our friends over at Et Musique Pour Tous have compiled the list into an 18 track, candy for your ears, end of year mixtape.  Head over to EMPT and download here.  In no particular order, the track listing:

White Rabbits – Percussion Gun
Delorean – Deli
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A Trak Remix)
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
Sleigh Bells – Ring Ring
Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)
The xx – Crystalized
The Virgins – Rich Girls (The Twelves Remix)
Miike Snow – Sylvia
Telepathe – Chrome’s On It (Gold Panda Remix)
Florence and The Machine - Cosmic Love
Sebastien Tellier – Roche (Breakbot Remix)
La Roux - I'm Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)
Air France – Collapsing At Your Doorstep
Lykke Li – Dance, Dance, Dance
Florence and the Machine – You’ve Got the Love (The xx Remix)
Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
The xx – Shelter (Them Jeans Drum Edit)

One of EMPT’s fans, KIKI, left an extensive comment list that is nothing short of amazing, describing how each track makes her feel.  Some incredible highlights here:

track 3: I fucking love a-trak. and the word alchemy. at 2:28 I’m jamming with steph in a club and then we’re at the beach and then in a plane….by about 4:25 we’re at hiro.

track 6: YESSSSSSSSSS. NO WORDS. JUST PARTY MOVES AND PARTY DRESSES. SEQUIN ONES. black sequins, and spaghetti straps and champagne and a disco ball and jumping on banquettes. and falling in love or out…

track 8: I wish I could walk around nyc with songs like this blasting from a boom box on my shoulder.

track 9: saturday afternoons during ny winter with no real sunlight and rain and snow and walking down the street with a hat and mittens and loving whats in your ears and loving strangers.

track 13: repeat. repeat. repeat. repeat. repeat. repeat. repeat.

track 14: whatevsky.

track 18: dance party in slow motion. or steph doing the running man…..

Friendly Fires at SPiN

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Last night, we headed to the Fred Perry 100th Anniversary Party at SpiN New York, where Friendly Fires performed.

First off, SPiN is pretty awesome.  I don’t remember the last time I hung out at a private, swanky and trendy ping pong club.  That’s right – never.  Guests including Susan Sarandon and Judah Friedlander (who dominated the ping pong tables while wearing his “World Champion” hat) sipped Belvedere and some kind of tequila cocktails and checked out the 100th Anniversary Collection from Fred Perry.

When Friendly Fires hit the stage, the crowd gathered around for a super intimate, high-energy set.  Lead-singer Ed Macfarlane broke out his signature moves, causing the crowd to hit the dance floor and Macfarlane’s band mates to laugh at his on-stage antics of feverishly shaking his head and tail.

If you haven’t caught a live show by these guys, check out their tour schedule now.  If you’re in New York City, they’re playing Webster Hall with The xx in December; however, the show is sold out – but you’re resourceful!  If you’re on the West Coast, The xx and Holly Miranda (of the Jealous Girlfriends) are supporting Friendly Fires on tour.  Here are some tunes from all three…

Friendly Fires – Jump In The Pool

The xx – Crystalized

Holly Miranda – Waves


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