Joe Strummer did something most famous front-men from great bands can only dream of pulling off: he started another great band! Here’s a great song from his time with the Mescaleros. Brilliant track.
“Yalla Yalla“ (play/download mp3)
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Miss Kitten and the Hacker’s “1982” may be a reference to the early days of techno, before it exploded on the European dance scene and the music and culture launched stars like Miss Kitten and her long-time collaborator The Hacker. “1982” helped springboard the electro-euro-pop scene in Europe and throughout the world.
“1982“ (play/download mp3)
Mikey Murka blesses the Mic on this release from German digital reggae crew Jahtari. The concept behind Jahtari is simple: they create DUB but with laptops. The result is what they call: Digital Laptop Reggae (DLR). Since 2004 this group has worked with MCs in Europe and all over the world. “Sensi Addict” showcases how proper digital rhythms works with traditional island-vocal stylings.
“Sensi Addict“ (play/download mp3)
Brooklyn’s Say Hi will never go camping, so don’t ever ask. He’d rather deal with cracks in pavement in the city then have to deal with imaginary witches who use toads to cast spells on unwelcome visitors.
“The Forest Scares The Hell Out Of Me“ (play/download mp3)
A mainstay of the Bay Area music scene for over a decade, J-Boogie has influenced and worked with artists both locally and globally. This smoothed out downtempo number opens with a bassline that would make James Brown happy, and it only gets funkier from there!
“La Sangre” (play/download mp3)
Andy Votel is pure genius! Not only is he the co-founder of the super cool Manchester record label Twisted Nerve Records, but he is a brilliant producer and a great musician! ”Return of The Spooky Driver” is a mad-psychedelic trip into the mind of Gaston Leroux (Phantom of the Opera), or even a track form the Clockwork Orange soundtrack. With a sample of Primal Scream’s anthem ”Kill All Hippies” it’s a well rounded track with heaps of indie credibility!
Return Of The Spooky Driver (play/download mp3)
OK Go always seem to come up with the catchiest hooks that accentuate their longing-pop melodies and noisy-guitar tones, all placed over a steady rockin’ beat. The energetic chorus of “Here Comes the Fire” stays in your head long after the song’s final over-charged note. In other words: The perfect pop song.
“Here Comes the Fire” (download mp3)
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“Here Comes the Fire“ (play)