3 posts categorized "passion pit"

05/24/2010

Levi's Pioneer Sessions: Covers of Iconic Songs (free downloads to be unveiled weekly)

The Levi's brand continues in its tradition of bringing great jeans and great music together with today's launch of Levi's Pioneer Sessions, a new campaign that champions musical artists who embody the pioneering spirit of the Levi's brand. An original series of musical recordings by a diverse roster of talented musicians, the slate features remakes of hits from past decades inspired by renowned artists.

  

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Beginning today through the first of July, the series features the release of two singles each week. First up is Nas' take on Slick Rick's Hey Young World, while The Swell Season's rendition of the 70s disco hit, Young Hearts Run Free by Candi Staton will be let loose on Thursday May 27. Details regarding the remaining artists, Passion Pit and The Kills, and their song choices will complete the current roster of releases and be announced in the weeks to come.

 
Here's the tracks to look forward to. I'm most psyched to hear
Bomba Estereo's stance on Technotronic's Pump Up the Jam. Also...whoa The Kills!

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Nas - "Hey Young World" by Slick Rick 
The Swell Season - "Young Hearts Run Free" by Candi Staton
She & Him - "Fools Rush In" by Rick Nelson
The Dirty Projectors - "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine" by Bob Dylan
Colbie Caillat - "Maria" by Blondie
The Shins - "Goodbye Girl" by Squeeze
Raphael Saadiq - "It's A Shame" by The Spinners
Bomba Estereo - "Pump Up the Jam" by Technotronic
Jason Mraz - "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum
John Legend and the Roots - "Our Generation" by Ernie Hines
Passion Pit - TBD by TBA
The Kills - TBD by TBA

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mp3: Nas - Hey Young World (Slick Rick Cover)

04/21/2010

Beastly Bits #60

We've hit the 6 decade mark of the bits, and we still feel like a young'n. Sure it's soooo exhausting listening to all this great new music, so we really should feel like your old granny, but hey, we power through.


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Kidding. It's not tiring. I love everything about this.

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Crystal Castles rush to let out new album after a leak makes the original June 8 release date all but moot. link

 

Bestival is back...in South America? link

 

Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter makes a crazy techno film score for Gaspar Noe's Enter the Void. link

 

Our Dutch DJ pals, Keljet, remixed a Passion Pit tune...and it's NOT Little Secrets. Grab their fix below.

 

Erykah Badu, B.o.B. and Janelle Monae announce an NYC date at Roseland. link

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mp3: Passion Pit - Folds In Your Hands (Keljet Remix)


01/20/2010

Collective Efforts and Passion Pit - Sleepydream (Immuzikation Mix)

Let's say a hearty 2010 hello to Immuzikation! Back with a fistful of fiery power, the Athens, GA-based bro has more side projects and major collaborations that you can shake a stick at...and I'm here to simply act as a filtering tool to let you in on all the radness that he releases.

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Last year, I swore off posting any Passion Pit mixes...the blogosphere simply became inundated with a plethora of "meh-not-so-good" mixes, yet they still found a rise to the top of playlists and DJ sets. Today, we spin a different yarn.

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In a genre oversaturated with thugs, goons and auto-tune, Collective Efforts is trying to keep it true to their own style. Over the past five years, the CE Crew has made it’s mark on the Atlanta music scene and beyond by continuously delivering timeless classics for listeners thirsty for something different. Influenced by golden-era hip hop, jazz, 70s soul, reggae, funk and rock, each member brings something unique to the table that sets them apart from your average rap group. Enter Immuzikation. Here's what Collective Efforts has to say about the track you're about to love. Our friend, incredible DJ and musical genius Alfredo Lapuz, Jr., better known in the musical community as Immuzikation, blessed us with this incredible mash-up of The Dream (a track from the upcoming album featuring ATL’s own Senor Kaos) and Sleepyhead by indie giants Passion Pit. When I first opened this and heard it, it blew my mind. He does a great job of channeling an entirely different musical genre while somehow still keeping it true to the original version. A perfect blend! Have to say, I agree with all of those lovely words above. The smash is all yours below. Dividerline
 

mp3: Collective Efforts and Passion Pit - Sleepydream (Immuzikation Mix)

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