In the 16

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Well, we’re well into 2016 now, winter is almost over… right? Things are looking up; Donald Drumpf, oscarssowhite, hipster decline… What else? Leo won his first Oscar, finally. I probably missed a lot, seemingly a lot has happened in the last couple months.

It’s also a leap year! And I leaped to a new webhost with a successful migration so far. I am still in the process of upgrading the website. Visually you probably won’t even notice much of a difference, but I’m changing some of the back-end stuff. The player should now work on your mobile devices, whereas before either you needed flash or only one player showed up. What the hell? Yeah I know. Secondly, for those of you who even check my old posts, I’m in the process of bringing those back to life as well. Fixing broken links, streaming, and images. Anyways, with that behind me I can worry about better things like listening to music while working.

Now on to the music. Can’t get enough of the remix by CLOUDCHORD of Of Monsters and Men. Not sure how he does it, he uses his guitar skills with house and voila! you’ve got something he’s coined as Future Surf. Next track is the Diplo and Sleepy Tom collaborative of Be Right There that samples Jade’s Don’t Walk Away. Oh yes, EDM… am I transitioning from electronic to dance? Not yet, but this is a pretty killer track and those two genres are kinda similar anyways.

Of Monsters and Men – Wolves Without Teeth (CLOUDCHORD Remix)

Diplo ft. Sleepy Tom – Be Right There

Ra Ra Riot – Absolutely (Dim Sum Remix)

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Some Things I Missed

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Alright, so throughout the year of 2009, I missed some vital tracks. And I’ll admit that some of these tracks, I actually fully listened to and completely brushed off. Not to mention that I failed to submit to The Hype Machine 2009 Zeitgeist, although that was optionally because I could’ve never compiled a proper Top 10 list for albums anyways. Do you know how hard it was last year for me to put one together? So these are three big tracks I missed. I actually heard this track at a club after New Years, and it was so familiar but I could place it. It’s cause I never posted it! The A-Trak remix of Yeah Yeah Yeahs Heads Will Roll. The track has some amazing parts in it, but there were some parts which were slightly repetitive which I can see why it might’ve been a tiny bit off-putting the first time around. But I can’t figure out, with an intro like that how I could’ve not posted it. Secondly, the Hey Champ remix of the Priors. Posted a couple Hey Champ remixes this year, always great stuff coming from them. Lastly, the Diplo remix of Feist‘s I Feel It All which I think I missed altogether. Don’t even really recognize it, in my defense it was released in late 2008, so it passed through two of my lists.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)

Priors – What You Need (Hey Champ Remix)

Feist – I Feel It All (Diplo Remix)