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Covers *Cris Cab, Neon Hitch, PJ Simas, Tokyo Police Club, Weezer

September 19th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, Rock |

 Covers *Cris Cab, Neon Hitch, PJ Simas, Tokyo Police Club, WeezerFive new covers from artists ranging from Reggae to rock and much of what’s in between.

First we go with Cris Cab‘s reggae/jam cover to Foster The People‘s “Pumped Up Kicks”. I like how the chill vibes and overall Cris Cab gives it a new sound which is refreshing since the only thing I hear with “Pumped Up Kicks” these days is remixes and the song being played all over the radio. Watch the music video here.

Cris Cab – Pumped Up Kicks

I got mixed reactions when I played this to the Weapons of Audio fam recently. However it’s kind of catchy, the ginger is interesting but overall some of you might be passing on this shit. However, Neon Hitch‘s vocals are all over the place, slows the song up and takes out the dubstep. The song is more minimalistic than the original, the lyrics sound even more dumb and after writing a few sentences on this cover, I may be less a fan. Watch the music video for the cover, it makes it better.

Neon Hitch – Gucci Gucci

PJ Simas is killing it among the white boy acoustic guitar rappers. If you can’t think of any others in that category, trust me when I say PJ Simas is talented and might be a better producer than performer. However he puts an acoustic chilled out version of Mac Miller‘s ”Frick Park Market” which is real nice to relax to.

PJ Simas – Frick Park Market

I’m a fan of Tokyo Police Club so when I saw this LCD Soundsystem cover they did, I immediately became a fan. It picks up real nicely and since LCD isn’t releasing new music, this is refreshing. Really liking the alternative & punk vibe.

Tokyo Police Club – All My Friends

Lastly comes a cover by one of my all-time favorite rock bands, Weezer. They cover The Band‘s “The Weight”, one of the best classic rock songs of all-time. “The Weight” is also one of those songs that seems really easy to sing when your drunk but it’s not, trust me, I have tried to sing the lyrics to this song drunk but stumbled in so many ways.

Weezer – The Weight

Two Door Cinema Club remixes & a mashup

February 25th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Dance, Mashup, Remix |

l 459596fe1f401768fbf3a5a038511137 Two Door Cinema Club remixes & a mashupIf you like Two Door Cinema Club, Phoenix, any other awesome indie pop/rock band or just like remixes and/or mashups in general, this post is for you. Personally I’m a fan of it all, that’s why I blog about it.

The Hot Mess remix is pretty much what his name suggests, the remix is a hot mess of synths over a great Two Door Cinema Club song.
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know (Hot Mess Remix)
Young Empires add a nice house type beat while also keeping some of the best instrumentals from the original TDCC track.
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know (Young Empires Remix)
Lastly Tokyo Police Club created a mashup using their song “Breakneck Speed” with their tour mates Two Door Cinema Club’s song “Something Good Can Work Out”; two of my favorite tracks from each of the respective bands in one, I’m loving this mashup.
Tokyo Police Club vs Two Door Cinema Club – Breakneck Speed Something Good Can Work

Mashup Monday: Hood Internet update *5 new tracks

January 24th, 2011 by | Mashup, Mashup Monday |

avatars 000000767063 iikikx crop 300x207 Mashup Monday: Hood Internet update *5 new tracksI can’t pick favorites with mashup artists because they all have mashups I like & dislike. However, with The Hood Internet, there are very few mashups to dislike and they have made over 400!

Here’s an update with the five best mashups from The Hood Internet in the last month.
Go Hahahaha (Das Racist x Cults)
Runawayfully (Kanye West x Journey)
Frankenpapers (Usher x Tokyo Police Club)
Your Santeria (Sublime x Nicki Minaj)
Just Wanna Dance Yrself Clean (Jay-Z x LCD Soundsystem)

Check out The Hood Internet’s website for all their tracks and the latest news on them.

Best You Never Heard II: Fall/Winter edition

December 30th, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Daily Mix, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, Mashup, Pop, R&B, Remix, Rock |

cover3 Best You Never Heard II: Fall/Winter editionIt’s that time of the year where we would like to give back. Sometimes I feel we don’t give back to our readers enough and we are working to fix that in 2011. Until then, here’s a mixtape we created.

It’s called Best You Never Heard II, which is a mixtape showcasing some of the best up-and-coming talent in music from the last several months. It’s a collection of 20 songs of mostly hip-hop with a little bit of rock, pop, R&B and mashups/remixes (much like our site’s content).

Listen to the mixtape below, and download through mediafire.
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Let us know of your favorite song(s) and if you like the songs on this mixtape, check out our Summer mix of the Best You Never Heard.

Tokyo Police Club – Favourite Colour (PUNCHES Remix)

December 9th, 2010 by | Remix |

avatars 000001087705 k0f0nv crop Tokyo Police Club   Favourite Colour (PUNCHES Remix)PUNCHES did an awesome remix of Tokyo Police Club’s “Favourite Colour”. It has a really good build-up towards a good remix overall.
Tokyo Police Club – Favourite Colour (PUNCHES My Life Remix)


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