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Relax under the covers – The Kickdrums, Mike Posner, PJ Simas & Yeasayer

February 27th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, Rock |


Above is a mashup/cover by produced by PJ Simas and performed by him on the instrumentals and rapping and Jorden Corey with the vocals. In the song they specifically focus on Skylar Grey’s part from “Coming Home” by Diddy Dirty Money and her feature in “I Need A Doctor” by Dr. Dre and Eminem. Download “Coming Home x I Need A Doctor” (cover).

Below are three other really good songs that are covers.

First is The Kickdrum’s cover of Nirvana’s song “Love Buzz”, big fan of the instrumentals and the vocals go along really well.
The Kickdrums – Love Buzz (Nirvana Cover)
Recently Mike Posner did a cover of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep”. Before you dismiss Posner for what turned out to be a flop of a debut album save for a few pop hits, Posner returns to his awesome production roots for a relaxed pop cover.
Mike Posner – Rolling In The Deep (Adele Cover)
Lastly Yeasayer covers Seal’s “Crazy”. Seal is a great artist and while I don’t think the Yeasayer cover is better than the original, it provides a alternative/folk perspective of one of the best Seal songs.
Yeasayer – Crazy (Seal Cover)

Hidden Gem: Gilbere Forte’

September 30th, 2010 by | Dance, Hidden Gem, Hip-Hop/Rap, Remix |
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Gilbere Forte’ was born in Flint, Michigan, moved to Chicago, then moved to Philadelphia where he pursued a career in music by attending Temple University. Above is his single off his debut album which I will get to later. 


The rapper/producer did some freestyles and remixes and in February this year put out a mixtape sampler, entitled Gilbere Forte’ is BLVCK (download). This summer, Gilbere released his debut album through Anigma/RPM Grp Records, 87 Dreams with his popularity increasing further. 


After his remix to the song “Alors on Danse” by Belgian artist Stromae alongside Kanye West, I and many other blogs started to take notice. 


Today I bring you two songs Gilbere did remixes over. The first is a remix to the Freelance Whales song called “1st Floor” and the second is a remix to Yeasayer’s remix to the Florence & The Machine song called “Dog Days Are Over”. I like “1st Floor” more, it’s more catchy and it’s produced by a member of Passion Pit who I love.


Listen and download “1st Floor” and “Dog Days Are Over” below.

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F3519858%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-6QS1b&secret_url=false  Gilbere Forte’ feat. Freelance Whales – 1st Floor by gilbereforte 
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http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F5550211%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-YRdvM&secret_url=false  Florence + The Machine feat. Gilbere Forte’ – Dog Days Are Over (Yeasayer Remix) by gilbereforte 
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Enjoy!

E-Dubble – “NyQuil” Freestyle Friday #36

September 30th, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Week 36 of E-Dubble’s Freestyle Friday series and today he bring’s us “NyQuil” which is a good follow-up to his last Freestyle Friday song which was called “DayQuil“.


This song samples Yeasayer’s “Tightrope” which further shows how creative he is in freestyling over such a wide variety of music. Listen and download “NyQuil” below.


Here are some of our favorite FF songs by E-Dubble For more on E-Dubble check out his FacebookReverbNation, homepagesoundcloud, and Twitter. Enjoy!

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