Indie-Electro

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Sometimes a quick shout out on social media can go a long way.  Yesterday our friends over at Harder Blogger Faster Tweeted four simple words: “This is very good”.  The Tweet was accompanied by a link to The Beatangers remix of “This My Shit” by Nikitin.  And now, here we are posting about it.  If you like a song, say something about it.  The repost button on SoundCloud, a YouTube link on Facebook or a simple Tweet…these things can go a long way.

The remix package for “This My Shit” is a stellar one with remixes by Kolombo, Sammy W & Alex E and L.O.O.P.  The personal stand out for me is The Beatangers remix.  It’s a dirty combination of Indie-Electro & G-House, giving the song a Blog House feel harking back to a sound that mid-2000s Tiga perfected & late-2000s Grum ran away with.

“This My Shit” remix pack is out now via LouLou Records.

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Looking for a bit harder indie-electro version of The Knock’s catchy anthem ‘Comfortable’? Well, look no further. Ben Negative has put his personal spin on the track, receiving heavy support from The Knocks boys themselves. Listen to this one with headphones; your puny labtop won’t do the roaring, rolling bass any justice.


The Knocks are on fire. Their newest single ft. Connie Mitchell of Sneaky Sound System is an electro pop hit we’re dying to see live. Filled with infectious hooks, driving basslines, and of course Connie’s signature sexy vocals, we’re quite mesmerized. Out February 18th on Neon Gold Records.


Gotta absolutely love it when our buddies, The knocks, fresh and hot out of Brooklyn drop a brand spankin’ new original. This track is amazing. It’s quite funky, dancy, and reminiscent of old school Prince. Thats definitely a recipe for a tasty jam. The EP and Single will be available Feb. 18th on Neon Gold Records, so make sure you don’t miss it! In the meantime grab the limited edition 12” vinyl available for presale now HERE

One of the first tracks I discovered from Le Castle Vania was his exceptional remix of Walter Meego’s ‘Through A Keyhole,’ and ever since then I’ve always respected his skill at really flipping tracks into energetic remixes. I didn’t really vibe the original track from Meego but best believe the Le Castle Vania remix had me singing (and dancing) to a different tune, metaphorically and literally.

Well it’s 2014 and Le Castle Vania’s been having some fun downtime in the studio re-working some of his older remixes. My guess is there’s some other updated remixes in his arsenal (let’s hope one of them is ‘Rave Is King’ cuz that was a frigging T U N E) but obviously the first one to drop is his fresh new look at the ‘Through A Keyhole’ remix. Although the general feel of the remix remains the same, the slight adjustment to the chord progressions and melodies and CLEAR tightening of the mixing make all the difference. Like buying a great outfit and getting it properly tailored. Plus he’s giving it up for download so really it’s just a no brainer here.

Stay tuned for likely more re-works for Le Castle Vania, the remixes to his Prophication EP drop soon on mau5trap too.

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Nashville Indie Dance duo, Cherub, will be releasing a 4-track collection titled Antipasto next Tuesday, December 10th, via Columbia Records, with 3 originals including the guys’ huge viral hit, “Doses & Mimosas,” which has recently been remixed by GDD™ favs, The Knocks. Undoubtedly already a party anthem, “Doses & Mimosas” gets a nice Indie Electro re-vibe from the NYC duo — a perfect addition to the trio of Cherub originals on the release. “Doses & mimosas, champagne & cocaine help get me through…” Enjoy the premiere below.

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The Dirt returns after a week hiatus – we jive turkeys were too stuffed to type, click buttons & edit widgets.  But we’re back in a big way with some hot new freebies courtesy of Tropicool + aRod.  Lots of plush tunes by some big names in the game including Arcade Fire, the dynamic French Express duo of Perseus & Chris Malinchak, a rework of a classic by The Clash, a rework of a Motown classic, some folk house & lots more!  Dig in and enjoy…
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Winter is a strangely curious season. The sun retreats to the southern hemisphere more frequently, the darkness consumes you much earlier than you are prepared to accept, and the emotionally numbing temperatures lead you on a search for things that make you feel something more. Someone to share these dark times with, something potent to spark up, or sounds that reach out to your inner being in ways that vivacious summer anthems can not. Tropicool has come to be known for his sensational summer motif but instead steps into his winter onesie to bring you a compilation mix of sounds that are meant to be shared, be it with good company or something rolled up, to help guide you through the winter season. The warm crackle of a fire, a stiff glass of whiskey, the stench of fresh pine, your favorite pair of wool socks, and Long Drags & Winter Shags Vol. 2.

For those looking to reminisce, Volume 1 is also available to stream.


Following up on the release of their debut EP, Gold, Santa Barbara’s FMLYBND unveils the official video for one of my favorite tracks on the EP, “Come Alive.” Sharing the stage with Modest Mouse, The Faint and Twin Shadow at the U.S. Open of Surfing, the burgeoning indie-electronic band was given an opportunity of a lifetime for one of their very first shows, and they delivered accordingly. The video captures their high energy performance along with the warm summery vibes that align perfectly with FMLYBND‘s outstanding music.

Want to see FMLYBND live at the Glass House Pomona this Saturday, November 9th for free? Head after the jump for a chance to win one of TWO pairs of tickets! Purchase tickets here.

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Our very own aRod returns with another seasonal mix – FallGaze 2013.  Whether it’s warm indie/disco sounds to fit the feel of the Indian Summer or darker, sexier deep house/minimal sounds to go with the cooler, moody feel of Autumn, this mix will fit whatever vibe you’re feelin’.  The track list includes originals from Nadia Ksaiba, Hot Natured, LUXRY & Daniel Avery plus remixes by Diamond Cut, Grafton Primary, GRUM, Jonas Rathsman, PIXELATED and many more.  Extra special shout out goes to the artists/labels/management who helped out with a few exclusives (Kaytranada’s remix of “Perfect Form” by Cyril Hahn and Joe Goddard’s remix of “Everything You Never Had” by Breach).

LISTEN.  SHARE.  ENJOY.
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