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no one on the corner have swagga like us


After teaming up with Swagger Paris for a kick ass CMJ party (with We Have Band, Sleigh Bells, Phantogram, etc.), we’ve teamed up with our good friend Sian-Pierre Regis and his fly fashion site again to bring you a monthly mixtape tailored to the Swagger style.  Ready?  Ready!

SWAGGER: MIXTAPE by forthebeat (track list below and click on the image above to stream the playlist)…

Biggie vs. Tupac vs. The xx – Runnin’ With The xx
Sebastien Tellier – Divine (Danger Remix)
Major Lazer – Pon De Floor (Cold Blank Remix)
Lykke Li and Kings of Leon – Knocked Up Rodeo Mash Up
MSTRKRFT – Heartbreaker (Laidback Luke Remix)
Telepathe – Chrome’s On It (Gold Panda Remix)
Mystery Jets – Half In Love With Elizabeth (Delorean Remix)
Four Tet – Love Cry

Le Miel du Mois – Novembre

November mixtape is up on Et Musique Pour Tous.  Click on the tape to listen:


You can download the November mix along with all past months as well as our forthebeat CMJ playlist *for free* by clicking on “telecharger” – just right click, save to your desktop and “open” to play in your iTunes.

Le Miel du Mois: Novembre Track List

1. Delorean - Deli
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)
3. MSTRKRFT – Heartbreaker (Featuring John Legend) (Laidback Luke Remix)
4. Black Lips – Veni Vidi Vici
5. Electric Tickle Machine – Gimme Money
6. Florence + The Machine – You Got The Love (The Xx Remix)
7. Metric – Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT Remix)
8. Washed Out – Fell It All Around
9. Simian Mobile Disco – I Believe
10. Miike Snow - Silvia
11. Electric Wire Hustle – They Don’t Want
12. Julian Casablancas – 11th Dimension
13. Mayer Hawthorne – Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix)
14. Phoenix – Love Like a Sunset – (Animal Collective Remix)

all i do is Party Ha Ha Ha Ha


MSTRKRFT is another forthebeat favorite, having seen them a few times this year, first at All Points West in New York in August and then again last month at San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival.  This DJ duo can best be described as: beautiful chaos.  Trademark performance tracks include “Fist of God,” “Bounce,” and “Heartbreaker” — all equally high-energy, jumping up and down until you might pass out — dance electro at its best.  “Heartbreaker” is one of my favorite tracks.  Here is my favorite remix of the song by Laidback Luke:

MSTRKRFT - Heartbreaker (Laidback Luke Remix)

This 5 year+ veteran DJ duo makes me want to rethink my “concerns” about Canada…joking aside, they are truly an awesome listening experience and amazing live.

MSTRKRFT have remixed tracks from artists including Justice, Bloc Party, Metric, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Kills.

all. points. west.



There were certain bands this weekend that really confirmed “yeah, this is so worth it,” despite the mud swamps and the cold rain on Friday and again on Sunday.  Namely the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Crystal Castles, MSTRKRFT, Lykke Li and La Roux.

I’ve always felt partial to male frontmen, but this weekend really showed how f’ing amazing women leads can be.

Karen O. is an absolute rock goddess. Her on-stage antics and thrusts are exactly how I would want to rock out if I could sing.

We were FRONT ROW for Lykke Li. She kept doing this bad ass move of punching her chest, and I kept thinking “YES.”

La Roux was the reason I made myself get up to go on Sunday. Two songs that certainly stood out from her performance were “Bulletproof” and “In For the Kill.” I also felt complete after finally seeing her red-headed poof (that I admire so much), in person.

And lastly, seeing MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. MSTRKRFT is just ridiculous.  I only caught three songs, sadly, because we were coming back from Jay-Z, but they absolutely live up to the hype. And as for Crystal Castles, Alice Glass scared the crap out of me, and I loved every minute of it.

xx sl

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Lykke Li

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Katie White of The Ting Tings

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Caroline Polachek of Chairlift

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