Pop

Hanging On – Ellie Goulding feat. Tinie Tempah

As a fan of Ellie Goulding, I was very happy to hear about her new release featuring Tinie Tempah. It features her signature vocals over a fantastic dubstep tune. It’s a cover of the song by Pat Grossi (a.k.a. Active Child), who is also well-known for “High Priestess”. Grossi’s high-pitched delivery and musically luscious sound lends itself perfectly to Goulding’s angelic voice. When Tinie Tempah jumps in to ground the track in a solid rap verse, it completes the diverse genres and interesting concept of this cover. A must-listen song.

Download  Hanging On – Ellie Goulding feat. Tinie Tempah ++

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Alex Clare

If, like me, you rushed to find out what that damn (awesome) song playing on the recent Internet Explorer ad was. Look no further. It’s ‘Too Close’ by Alex Clare, and it’s a great song with a fantastic drop at the chorus.

Download Too Close – Alex Clare +

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Home – Gabrielle Aplin

I really hope that you don’t feel like you’ve heard too many singer-songwriters coming out of the U.K, because I need to introduce you to Gabrielle Aplin. Like many other young artists in the last few years, she first found an audience on YouTube before using that to jumpstart her music career. After three EPs that shot well up the iTunes charts, she got signed to Parlophone Records in February. She’s now working on a debut album that’s slated to be released in August of this year.

For your convenience, you could just think of her as the female Ed Sheeran. But that would be a cheap shortcut, since her pop/folk hybrid and light, carrying voice are wonderful and inspiring and unique. To get aquainted, first listen to these two songs from her latest EP Home.

Home – Gabrielle Aplin  +

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Romeo Must Die – Gabrielle Aplin

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Now that you’re hopefully hooked, you can head over to iTunes to get the Home EP (US iTunes || UK iTunes) and the Never Fade EP (US iTunes || UK iTunes). Or just to find out more about her, go to her Facebook page or Twitter.

 

Remixes!

For when you’re in party mode, Chris Ramos did some fantastic work converting “Home” into an energetic vocal house song. I really love this remix. For a point of reference, it’s similar to how Kaskade always uses gorgeous female vocals in his music.
Download  Home (Chris Ramos Remix) – Gabrielle Aplin  +

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Dubstep remix from Eyes. Again, a really good remix, but this isn’t party dubstep. The song gains a nice deep, rhythmic beat that slowly works its way to the light womps+wubs of the chorus.
Download  Home (Eyes Remix) – Gabrielle Aplin

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The Wanted + Alex Gaudino

I’m not a huge fan of UK boy-band “The Wanted,” but DJ’s out there seem to keep making dope remixes of their songs. So from the same guys that brought you Heart Vacancy, here’s a new remix for you to get down to – this time by none other than Alex Gaudino.

Download The Wanted – Glad You Came (Alex Gaudino Remix) +

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Download The Wanted – Heart Vacancy (DJ From Mars Remix) +

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Happy Thanksgiving Fools.

- S.P.A.R.K.

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Go – Delilah

It’s very refreshing to hear a new sound coming from pop/singer-songwriters every once in a while. This single release from U.K. artist Delilah completely ditches any of the usual pop formulas. The delicate and velvety sound of her voice takes centre stage, with just a few subdued instruments to set the tone.

Download  Go – Delilah  +

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If that was a bit too soft for you, then you might like this Drum n Bass remix by S.P.Y.
Download  Go (S.P.Y Remix) – Delilah

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Party Rageaholics #15

We sincerely hope that your weekend looks a lot like this picture. With a little bit of help from this playlist and Cap’n Morgan, of course.

No joke, prepare to get wrecked. I’m not trying to hype this up any more than it deserves, but this Party Rageaholics playlist is the hottest and dirtiest we’ve ever given you.


Pop/Hip-Hop

Two of England’s biggest musical stars team up to create this monster of a track. It’s impossible to go wrong combining Tinie Tempah’s craziness with Labrinth’s top-notch production featuring some dubstep influences. As Tempah says, “This one’s feeling like a straight 10 on the Richter scale.”
Download  Earthquake – Labrinth feat. Tinie Tempah  +

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Timeflies continues their dominance of the electro-hop scene, this time mixing up a bit of dubstep into their sound. It works fantastically, and as always Cal’s vocals and Rob’s production fit together perfectly for some rage action.
Download  Turn It Up – Timeflies

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Mash-up

A really hot mash-up of two of the summer’s biggest house tracks.
Download  No Beef Feels So Close – Joey Beatz (ft. Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Miss Palmer)

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Vocal House

Download  Lonely Little Dancer (Radio Edit) – Hot Bananas feat. Rachele Dione

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An older song from Rico Bernasconi, who absolutely nails the Caribbean-influenced vocal house track. This always gets me chanting along with him, “Feel the love!”
Download  Love Deep Inside (Screen Mix) – Rico Bernasconi  +

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Instrumental House

For any of you who went to the Zoo this year, you’ll know this song since it has been declared The Anthem of Electric Zoo 2011. An impossibly huge song from one third of SHM and the fast-rising DJ/producer Alesso.
Download  Calling (Instrumental Mix) – Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso  +

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This is one of the most anonymous songs I’ve ever come across. It is ridiculously amazing electro, which I found through YouTube almost four years ago. Still, despite hours and hours of searching these past years, I’ve never been able to find out anything about the artist, the song, or even the actual release date. For anyone who’s ever heard me DJ, you might recognize this song as it’s usually the one I play when everyone’s ready to go fucking mental. [Disclaimer: We are not responsible if you become impregnated by this song.]
Download  Haute Couture – Paris  ++

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Dubstep – [Warning: Heavy Dubstep Ahead]

Download  First Of The Year (Restless Remix) – Skrillex

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Raucous drumstep remix by Noisia; really amps this track up for those of you who love fast tempos.
Download  Earthquake (Noisia Remix) – Labrinth feat. Tinie Tempah  +

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Most of the vocals are chopped-up and dispersed throughout the track, but it still manages to retain a pretty grand feeling of joy and overwhelming happiness.
Download  No Sleep (Gianni Marino Remix) – Wiz Khalifa  +

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We’ve been obsessed with pretty much every crazy track coming from Knife Party. They’re all just on another level of epic dubstep raging.
Download  Fire Hive – Knife Party  +

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P.S. Yes, I realize that I put red pluses on pretty much every single song. They’re all that good. Do yourself a favor and download them.

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