4 posts categorized "fader"

04/12/2010

Beastly Bits #54 - Part Two

There's just been so much good to get today, that I simply must do another round of the bits.


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This is a first...and definitely not something that will be frequented. Just sporadically as I see fit.

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Last week, The FADER debuted a new remix of Marina and the Diamond's I Am Not a Robot. On an aside, we were just serviced it, so therefore, we pay it forward. Fool's Gold, the lovable lads and lasses from LA give the track their rubdown, and it's yours for free below.

  

Kate Miller-Heidke is playing a FREE show at Living Room tomorrow at 3:00pm. I suggest preparing your best "oooh my doctor just called and can fit me in" sort of excuse if you find yourself at a day job at that time. I might be doing the same. More details on the gig here.


The Return of Rococo party is back! This Saturday, April 17 at teneleven, the wildest baroque bash since the guillotine came down will pop off...complete with themed music, burlesque, fire dancing, live art and more. Pics from the last party can be viewed here, and details on the event are at this link.


Simply put...this track rules. MoonRunners sample Daft Punk's Around the World and churn out a fresh new fix titled Feels Like Magic. Oh yes it sounds like it too. Yours, for free, below.


Florence + the Machine take on Mario Winans' I Don't Wanna Know. Tastes Like Caramel's got the goods...so go check it out here. Major swoon worthy!

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mp3: Marina and the Diamonds - I Am Not a Robot (Fools Gold Remix)

mp3: MoonRunners (vs Daft Punk) - Feels Like Magic

  

04/09/2010

Win a FADER/Southern Comfort Limited Edition 7" featuring MNDR and Os Mais Potentes

Over the past 4 years, our pals at The FADER have tossed out a number of exclusive limited edition 7-inchers, with some of the hottest up and coming artists you need to be spinning. In this, the 12th installment of the series with yummy bevco Southern Comfort, we can't urge you enough to [ahem] jump in and on board this rad A/B compilation fast enough, because our homegirl MNDR gets a vinyl nod, backed with a hot one from Os Mais Potentes.

  

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If you've long been a native of Beastonia, then you know that we simply adore all things that MNDR throws at us. Whether she's getting fists pumping with tracks like C.L.U.B. or settling in with a slower slink like I Go Away, she's got a one-two punch of musical knowledge and showmanship that we just can't quit. On this 7", she grabs the A-side with Jump In  (Extended FADER Mix). (On a sidenote: if you've caught her live and heard her perform Caligula, you'll know it's easily a Beaston fave...but unfortunately, one we cannot share just yet. From miPod to God's ears...)

 

On the flip/B-side, Os Mais Potentes usher in the new sound of kuduro, as these Angolan natives keep a socially conscious wit about their highly energetic dance music. We dig the cut Yoyo, which, fittingly, is a cut that makes you want to shake it up and and break it down.

 

Ok, so that's the long of it. The short? You can stream, and download both of these tracks (signing up for the newsletter gets you the mp3s, but FADER is rad, and so is their news, so just do it), and while you're at it....leave a comment on THIS post and you might just get one of the 500 pressed copied of the release. Big ups!

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mp3: Major Lazer - Pon De Floor (Ninjasonik, MNDR and Tasleema Mix)

mp3: Os Mais Potentes - Vem Ca

 

03/09/2010

Win Tickets to FADER/One Step Beyond (with The Very Best and Theophilus London)

Each month, we look forward to the second Friday of said calendar set, not only because it's usually payday (yeah!) but also because The FADER puts on their One Step Beyond party up at the American Museum of Natural History. We've caught a ton of rad acts there over the past few months, and this week's soiree promises to be equally rad.


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As you've no doubt gathered from the post title and flyer up above, this Friday March 12 sees the spectacular trio of The Very Best, Theophilus London and Ninjasonik taking to the Rose Center space-atarium at the museum. (buy your tickets here)


You've probably also noticed the "win tickets" portion up there, so let's quit yapping and give you the stuff you need to know in order to come hang on Friday.

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Want to win a pair of tickets to this Friday's gig? Here's what you need to do. First, start by following me on twitter, even though you probably already are, cause you know it's the right thing to do. Secondly, copy and paste the below tweet and send it to me. yo @sheenabeaston, it would be "out of this world" if you gave me tix for friday @atAMNH with @realTheVeryBest @TheophilusL and @ninjasonik  

Do as above and you're entered to win! Winners will be notified via Direct Message. Contest is only open until this Thursday, March 11 at 5pm, so be quick on the twitt!

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mp3: The Very Best - Warm Heart Of Africa (Theophilus London Remix)

mp3: Florence and the Machine x The Very Best - You Got The Love (The XX Remix)


02/08/2010

Beastly Bits #22

Geaux Saints! Did you catch the Super Bowl last night? More importantly, did you watch The Who during the halftime spectacular. I've got my thoughts on how it all played out, which I was extremely verbal about during the presentation. No need to rehash, but you can scroll through my twittered-frustrations here if you must.

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Now that the footballing is over, we're ready to focus on an extremely busy week, chock full of rad new music news.

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Metric team up with Kill The 8 to design a special Haiti Relief T-shirt. It's available as an exclusive pre-sale here with 100% of the profits going directly to the Canadian Red Cross Haiti relief effort.


Massive Attack's new album, Heligoland, is available as a deluxe triple gatefold edition for you serious collectors/fans. Information on how to make it yours can be found here.


To celebrate Florence + The Machine's BRIT Award nominations, the good folks at Orange have launched a fantastic competition to win one of 5 top-of-the-range Sony Ericsson W595 Monkey handsets. Enter here.


Mr. Vega's Play Me At Pacha Louder EP will hit all digital stores the second week of March. We've got an mp3 of the entire EP in minimix form, and it's yours for free below.


This month's FADER Bowl takes place tomorrow night, featuring Restless People and MNDR. More information on the free festivities here.

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mp3: Mr. Vega - Play Me At Pacha Louder (EP Minimix)

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