Of Monsters and Men

I’ve written about this Icelandic folk rock band before, praising their first single “Little Talks.” Now they’ve recently released their album My Head Is An Animal in Iceland, and while it’s still not available worldwide, I managed to find a copy and I was blown away.

Many newcomers to the indie/folk rock scene ride off the success of one or two singles, but My Head Is An Animal is a complete and epic journey – each track is a wonder on its own, but together they combine to form one hell of a debut album. The energetic instrumentation doesn’t rest often, but when it does it’s only to emphasize the heart-wrenching pull of vocalist Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir. Her light soulful voice mingles wonderfully with the accordion, bass, piano, and acoustic guitars. Best of all are the call-and-response lyrics between Nanna and Ragnar þórhallsson; they give a whole new dimension to this folk rock band on some of their most moving songs, such as “Little Talks” and “Lakehouse”.

You can check out these two highlights of the album, as well as the previously posted song “Little Talks.” I’ll be sure to tell you once the full album is available outside of Iceland. For now, you can get “Little Talks” on iTunes and you should also “like” Of Monsters and Men on Facebook to stay up-to-date with their forthcoming concerts and events.

Download  Lakehouse – Of Monsters and Men  +

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Download  Yellow Light – Of Monsters and Men

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Download  Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men  ++

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A Real Hero – College feat. Electric Youth

If any of you have seen the movie Drive, you’ll probably recognise this track by College.

Now, I hadn’t heard of College before, but this song is really chill and has a nice melody – I think you’ll like it.

Download A Real Hero – College feat. Electric Youth

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It’s Halloween, Bitches! (Part 2)

So the first part was all dubstep, but if that’s not your thing, you’ll (almost definitely) love these house tracks.

 

Steve Aoki, also known as the best stage-diver in the DJ world, is a pretty fuckin mental person. So of course we expect the same of his music, and this track makes it clear just how awesome he is.
Download  Earthquakey People (The Sequel) – Steve Aoki feat. Rivers Cuomo  +

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And a sexy vocal house track from Adrian Lux, this is the good-vibes track of the night.
Download  Feel Alive (Extended Mix) – Adrian Lux feat. The Good Natured

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Dirty South have been turning massive tunes all year, but this is probably one of the best they’ve released. A big-room progressive house track that works best with the volume turned way up and a hundred people jumping to the beat.
Download  Walking Alone – Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht  +

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Finally, when you’re searching for that one anthem that’s just gonna set the party on fire:
Download  Paradise (Fedde Le Grand Remix) – Coldplay

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A Halloween party just isn’t the same without playing “Thriller” at least once. So make that one time count with a smashing remix.
Download   Thriller (Full Vocal Mix) – Richard Grey  +

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Happy raging tonight!

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It’s Halloween, Bitches! (Part 1)

 

You’re probably all getting dressed up right now for your Halloween-themed parties tonight. But I bet you didn’t spend too long on your Halloween-themed playlists. So we’re here to fill in that gap and give you some scary fucking music.

Let’s start off with Figure’s Monsters of Drumstep Vol. 2. The first volume unleashed the beastly drumstep monsters Vampires, Zombies, Frankenstein, and Aliens. Once you’ve got those, check out his latest monsters:

The Mummy – Figure

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Boogie Man – Figure

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To get the full album or get a couple of free downloads, head over to Figure’s website.

 

A new Skrillex electro-dubstep track filled with a massive energy.
Download  Bangarang – Skrillex  +

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Next up, Bassnectar and Datsik have recently released their latest two collaborations, blasting and room-filling dubstep.

Download  Elevate – Bassnectar & Datsik

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Download  YES – Bassnectar & Datsik

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Allright, now, tired of dubstep yet?

Check Part 2 for the electro and vocal house tracks.

 

 

Blink (Addiction Remix) – John Dahlbäck

“Blink” was John Dahlback’s breakthrough song that put his name out there several years ago; to this day, it’s a smack-you-in-your-face gritty beast of a track that can dominate a dancefloor. This 2009 Addiction remix turns up the basslines enough to give it a fresh feeling. Best served at high volumes.

Download  Blink (Addiction Remix) – John Dahlbäck

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