Rhye – Open (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)

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Besides the significant degree of quality in all his production, the thing I like most about Ryan Hemworth is his musical taste.  He takes songs that I already love, songs most people really wouldn’t think to remix, and complete re-works them into something special EVERY TIME he does it.  His latest piece of excellence is a remix of Rhye’s “Open” – which really should’ve been included my Top Songs of 2012 list.  Rhye’s sultry, Sade-esque vocals seduce me every time I listen to her, usually leaving me crying to myself because I don’t have a pretty woman to make love to every time this song comes on shuffle.  No download available yet, but you can stream the video for it below.

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Rhye – Open

 

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OHD Presents: Sound Remedy at Velvet Jones (2/23)

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So here’s the deal, Sound Remedy‘s comin’ to town and we’ve got 3 pairs of tickets to give away (that’s 6 tickets total, 2 per winner).  If you’ve followed this blog for even the slightest amount of time, you know we are HUGE Sound Remedy fans.  Every remix the man has ever done has been absolute fire – and now you have the chance to go see him live FOR FREE in downtown Santa Barbara this Saturday (Feb. 23).  All you have to do is like this post via our Facebook page and your name will be entered into the raffle.  The winners will be notified via an FB message and then all you have to do is provide us with your first and last name, as seen on your ID and your name will be added to the guest list.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and tickets themselves will be $15.  For more information about the event, you can visit the Velvet Jones website.

Last Lynx – Killing Switch (Sound Remedy Remix)

The Killers – Runaways (Sound Remedy Remix)

Noosa – Walk On By (Sound Remedy Remix)

KO KO – Float (Sound Remedy Remix)

 

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Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge – White Noise (Hudson Mohawke Remix)

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I’ll be honest it took me a little while to warm up to this one, the original that is.  However, once I finally did I really haven’t been able to stop listening to it for about the past week.  “White Noise” is Disclosure’s latest jam featuring another rising English duo, AlunaGeorge.  I’ve been impressed by Disclosure’s ability to create their own sound to the point where you can immediately tell if it’s a Disclosure track, which is something that’s getting harder and harder to do in this day and age with vast amount of music being produced and similarities between artists we have now.  Hudson Mohawke just dropped his remix of the song, which I think is what lit the match that re-ignited my appreciation in it, which wasn’t necessarily there on first listen. Each of the artists featured here are high on my list of acts to watch out for this year.  So take note – DISCLOSURE, ALUNAGEORGE, HUDSON MOHAWKE #LOOKOUT.

White Noise (feat. AlunaGeorge)

White Noise (Hudson Mohawk Remix)

 

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Monday Mash-Up: DJ Topsider – Stay (CHVRCHES x Taylor Swift x Lana Del Rey & Monsieur Adi)

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Okay, where all my Taylor Swift fans at?  Bryce McMurray aka DJ Topsider just threw together this especially catchy assortment of tracks, two of which are from artists we just recently featured on the blog (CHVRCHES and Monsieur Adi) and the other of T-Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”  If you’ve been paying attention to my recent posts, I’ve kinda been on a pop-binge lately – don’t really know where it’s coming from but I hope at least some of you have been enjoying it.  Be sure to Follow/Like DJ Topsider‘s pages below and download this mash FO FREE.

Stay (CHVRCHES x Taylor Swift x Lana Del Rey & Monsieur Adi)

 

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The XX – Angels (David Dann Festival Remix)

The XX - Angels (David Dann Festival Remix)Ah yes, David Dann is back with another mind blowing remix. In this remix, David Dann reshaped the entirety of Angels; chopping up the vocals and giving it a fresh new energetic sound without sacrificing the emotional feel of the track. Grab your free download and enjoy.

The XX – Angels (David Dann Festival Remix)

 

Indie Mix Vol. II

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I’ve been meaning to do another one of these for a while now and today I was really just in the mood and had enough time on my hands to put it together, so here you go.  This is kind of just a mix of alternative/indie/some electronic originals and remixes I’ve been listening too a lot over the past couple of months.  Songs most noteworthy are: one of Foals‘ latest songs, titled “My Number” off their recently released album Holy Fire (which I highly suggest you check out), Wild Party‘s catchy hit “When I Get Older,” which just puts me in a good mood every time I hear it, and a personal favorite from Unknown Mortal Orchestra and their song “So Good At Being In Trouble.”  I also threw in some older tracks that have recently popped back up on my radar that deserved some renewed attention.

Ra Ra Riot – Beta Love (RAC Mix)

iamforest – Structures

iamforest – Escape

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – So Good At Being In Trouble

Swim Deep – The Sea

Wild Party – When I Get Older

Foals – My Number

Walk The Moon – Shiver Shiver

Laura Mvula – She

Blue Hawaii – Blue Gowns

MØ – Pilgrim

2AM Club – Too F*cked Up To Call

7bit Hero – Come On. Stand Out.

Ghost Beach – Close Enough (Feat. Noosa)

The Royal Concept – World On Fire

Mutemath – In No Time (Pierce Fulton Remix)

Big Data – The Stroke of Return

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Dune – Heiress Of Valentina (Alesso Mix) (Aylen Trap Re-Fix)

aylen trapHappy Valentines Day / Singles Awareness Day. Whatever you’re celebrating today, I hope you have a great day full of fun and (maybe) love. Aylen, the dude who has made a name for himself with several remixes including Colplay’s “Fix You” and Zedd’s “Clarity,” is back with a special gift on Valentines day. In this “Re-Fix” he adds a nice little touch of trap to an already well mixed track by Alesso. The trap isn’t too heavy, so for all you who can’t stand trap, give this one a shot. Enjoy.

Dune – Heiress Of Valentina (Alesso Mix) (Aylen Trap Re–Fix)

 

Gramatik – Bluestep

cover-41791Oh wow.  To be honest I had never really been a huge fan of Gramatik.  That all changed when I had the pleasure of seeing him live at Snowglobe.  He turned out to be one of my favorite artists who played.  Then he released this song, well it’s actually not technically released; this may be the only place you can find a download until tomorrow, but you guys are worth it. This is the first song of his upcoming album The Age of Reason, and it blew my mind honestly. It was meant to symbolize all things 2012 for Gramatik.  It was a sick year for him, and I think 2013 will be even sicker.  Enjoy this dopeness.

Gramatik – Bluestep

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