Monday, December 26, 2011

Mix Monday: Diyqee - DQ Tape X

The most exciting thing in the world for me is finding a new artist. Even if everyone already knows about them and I'm years behind, I still act like a giddy school girl. (My friends probably consider me a music hoarder, but I'm okay with that.) Today, Mix Monday led me to Diyqee. I wish I had more to work with, but all I got from the internet is that Diyqee's a 20-year-old dj/producer from Paris, France. I dig his style. This mix has all the right grooves. Head over to Diyqee's Facebook page to snag the links to download the tracks from all of his DQ Tapes from this year. Well, I guess we're done here. Alors dansez.

DQ Tape X by Diyqee

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!

Hopefully everyone is enjoying the holiday season with friends, family, strangers, aliens, or whomever you're spending it with. I got to head back home to South Jersey for a few days. Getting away from the college lifestyle for a little is very refreshing. Unfortunately, that means no radio show tonight. I'll leave you with this wonderful Christmas episode of Drunk History.

If you haven't heard about these, check them out. They're great! What's better than getting your friend wasted, having him recount fairly accurate historical events, taping it, and then getting famous people to act it out? Well actually, this scenario would probably be better if everyone involved was wasted, but whatever. Watch the video, eat lots of food, and be merry. Happy holidays to everyone!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Perseus - Russian Girlfriends EP

Everything about this EP makes me happy. The Magician's been sending Perseus much love in his magic tapes, and I've been trying to get my hands on these tracks. Apparently, there's some epic tale that explains everything. I was going to write about Perseus, but what's on Soundcloud is so much more amazing than anything I could write. So download this freebie, sit back, relax, listen to this EP, and enjoy the tale of Perseus:
This is the tale of young Perseus. Just a few moons ago, Perseus opened The Magician's Magic Tape 12 with his retouch of "New Life." After noticing the people's desire for 112bpm tropical flavors, The Magician descended upon the lands of Mycenae and challenged Perseus to undertake a quest only fit for demigods. The Kraken? Medusa? No -- that's ancient history. The undertaking was fairly simple: if Perseus could craft 3 magical originals, he would share them with the masses. And so it happened, Magic Tape 15 was met with "Russian Girlfriends," followed by "Cool Runnings" in tape 17, and finally "Running Back To You" in tape 18.
The people prayed, day after day, asking for Perseus to unlock his music and share it with them. And so it was, through the help of his "fly" stallion, Pegasus (or in alternative universes, "The French Express"), they heroically unchained the EP, for the masses to fully consume & enjoy.
FE010 / Perseus - Russian Girlfriends EP by FRENCH EXPRESS

Monday, December 19, 2011

Mix Monday: Villa - 'in the mix' Best of 2011

The year is almost over, and it was another great year for music. I'm still putting the finishing touches on my top albums of the year. A lot of djs are putting together these great end of the year mixes. They're like VIP status mixes -- the best of the best. Villa's best of list caught my ear the other day. I'm pretty sure they put everything into this one.

VillA 'in the mix' Best of 2011 by VILLA (Official)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

PB&J Funk Compilation

Rawr. So, I didn't make this week's show. I realized that it would have been the last show of 2011. Christmas and New Years Eve both fall on Sunday, go figure. I'll have to think of something extra special to make up for it. Since there's no playlist this week, I'll leave you with this awesome compilation from PB&J (Peanut Butter and Jams) a newer label based in Orlando, Florida. It's a free download on Soundcloud, my favorites. I've been rocking this on the iPod all week. Enjoy!

  PB&J Funk Compilation [] by PnutButterJams

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Aeroc - R+B=?

How appropriate -- Ghostly artist Aeroc (Geoff White) released a new album R+B=? today. It's the perfect musical ambiance as I sit on my couch "studying for finals" next to my lit Christmas tree. The blending of minimal techno and acoustic guitar is genius. Maybe some of that genius will rub off. You can stream the entire album on Soundclound. Plus, you get a nice little bonus download. Score!

Aeroc - R+B=? by ghostly

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mix Monday: Shindu - Mixtape for Electro Boogie Encounter

Shindu found a spot in my heart after first hearing their version "Happy House" released on Kitsuné earlier this year.

Shindu - Happy House by Shindu

I'm so glad Shindu put together this mix for Electro Boogie Encounter! It furthers my love of all things Belgian. These are some great tracks! Goldroom's remix of Niki & The Dove makes a much welcomed appearance, along with a great Edwin Van Cleef remix to feed my recent obsession. I'll put some cherishable moments and the tracklist after the jump. This one's getting burned for keeping in the car. Enjoy the beats, and check out the full interview on Electro Boogie Encounter (sending some traffic love).

Shindu - Mixtape for Electro Boogie Encounter by Shindu

Monday, December 05, 2011

Mix Monday: Edwin Van Cleef - November Mix

Yes, November is over, but that doesn't change how awesome this mix is. British dj/producer Edwin Van Cleef is one of my favorites right now. He's got a great smooth disco vibe going on. Luckily, he's touring North America between December 8-17th. Woo!

Edwin van Cleef - November Mix by Edwin van Cleef

Saturday, December 03, 2011

This Is a Song About Vegetables!

No words necessary here, just downloading, playing, and repeating. Oh, and vegetables! Thanks goes to Brazilian producer Kamei for this, it's brilliant! (And it's a free download on the soundclounds. Yay!)

Vegetables (Free Download) by Kamei

James Brown's Got You Too

Today I woke up feeling extra awesome. Not that anyone reading this will necessarily care, but you know how people always talk about people having theme songs or a soundtrack to everyday life? Well, that's the part about today worth sharing with the internet. Spread the good vibes.