Mix-Tape Wednesdays: Diplo – Blow Your Head


Diplo is back at it again with another mix. Recorded off his live show on Sirius/XM Radio just four days ago, Diplo has chosen an interesting tracklist. While busy producing for other musicians internationally and touring non-stop, he’ll be making a nine-date tour in his home state Florida with Sleigh Bells in 2012.

Enjoy this one hour mix as well as a short interview with the duo DJ’s of Mixhell from Brazil.

Diplo – Blow Your Head


Montagem – Treinamento do bum bum
MC SABRINA – tic toc
DJ woody – pockit rockit
As Tequileiras do Funk and DJ Gasparzinho – Surra de bunda (gregor salto mix)
DJ Gregory & Gregor Salto – Paris Luanda (franky rizardo remix)
Bingo Players/Wolfgang Gartner – Shrunkenheads Cry
Lazy Jay – Float my Boat
CZR – Do the Dance
Gaiolas de Popozuda – Quero de Tar (acca)
Duck Sauce – Big bad wolf (gasseflestien mix)
Mixhell – Antigalactic
DADA life – KOTEM / pick your poison edit
Zeds Dead – Ruckus the jam
Sandro silva – Mach 5
Schlacthofbronx – Chambacu
Manu Chao – Bongo Bong
Makina – Rafaga de Dub
Los Rakas – Abrazame (uproot andy mix)
Robin S – Show Me Love (morrisson edit)
Diplo Horsey (lazerdisc party edit)
Dirty Dance (alvin risk remix)
Bro Safari – The Worm
M83 – Midnight City (cousin cole edit)

– Constance

Mix-Tape Wednesdays: Top 5 Favourite Essential Mixes of 2011


In three weeks 2011 is about to come to an end – bringing in a new year of music, mix-tapes and remixes. There was definitely one thing that changed and came to my attention this year with mix-tapes.. and that’s BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mixes. If you go on the official site you can vote for your favourite essential mix of the year. Unfortunately, I cannot just pick one, so I’ll list my top 5 favourite mixes.

Throughout this year, these essential mixes have blown up. More and more DJ’s and producers are getting the recognition they deserve because of this one to two hour mix. I think these essential mixes are also a good judgement of how DJ’s and producers perform during a live event – as most of these are recorded through a concert event. And to be honest with my readers, I find these mixes to be 100% accurate of what their actual playlist will be like. So next time, if you’re unsure about checking out a DJ/Producer at a show, listen to their essential mixes to get a feel.

Calvin Harris – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix (Live in Carlisle)


Jamie xx Essential Mix


James Blake – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix


You can check out the rest of the set list and DJ’s/Producers featured on the show in 2011 on the official website.

More updates to come.

– Constance Chan

Remix Fridays – Hyper Crush

Remix Fridays – Dillon Francis, Adventure Club Dubstep & More!


I haven’t made a Remix Fridays post in a while for a reason…I’ve been collecting all the good ones so I can post them all at once! I’ve been getting great submissions sent to me lately, so keep on sending them in. Enjoy!

CSS – Hits Me Like A Rock (Dillon Francis Remix)

Flight Facilities – Crave You (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)

City and Colour – Fragile Bird (Richard Powda Remix)

The Cataracs & Dev – Top Of The World (Benzi x eSenTRik Remix)

Remix Fridays


Lots of good remixes this week, I compiled a bunch of singles that were just released recently.

Thrice – Broken Lungs (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)
By Adventure Club Dubstep

Lady Gaga – Born This Way (The SoniXx Dubstep Remix)
By The SoniXx

Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now (Dillon Francis Remix)

Chris Brown ft. Benny Benassi – Beautiful People (Disco Fries Remix)
By DiscoFriesMusic

Hyper Crush – Kick Us Out (DJ Frank E Remix)

Adele – Rolling in the Deep (feat. John Legend) [Jason Smith Blend]

Mix-Tape Wednesdays – Dubstep


Alright, summer’s coming up and to make things even better why not blast some dubstep while driving around town? There are more and more producers out there releasing some amazing tracks. Therefore I complied a bunch of singles that been my current favourites. I highly suggest checking these producer’s SoundCloud pages, the producers featured on this post are all Canadian.

Zeds Dead – 1975
By Zeds Dead

Ellie Goulding – Lights (The SoniXx Dubstep Remix)
By The SoniXx

Black Eyed Peas – Just Can’t Get Enough (The SoniXx Dubstep Remix)
By The SoniXx

Britney Spears – Till the World Ends (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)
By Adventure Club Dubstep

Brand New – Daisy (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)
By Adventure Club Dubstep

– Constance

Does the Personality of the Artist Change the Way You Listen to Music?


While recently listening to Lady Gaga’s new track, Judas, I thought of how much she has changed. Not just her musical style but also her personality and the way she appears to her fans. This got me thinking even more, I personally don’t know if listeners out there really think of how musicians change when they get more popular. As for me, I have been on movie sets where I witnessed the true meaning of “candid celebrities”. And while I also deal with musicians for events and such, I also see how superficial and sometimes annoyingly cocky these bands can really get. But as a student who interns and really sees what goes on behind the scenes – do the fans of these popular artists do? It’s amazing how record labels and artists can sometimes blind the fans on how they come off on screen and how they really are behind it. This got me thinking; does the personality of the musician really affect the music that they make and the fans who support them?

I remember watching an interview of Lady Gaga with Louie La Vella back in 2008 at the Winter Music Conference. This interview was conducted right before she shot her first music video for Just Dance, this was the true emerging artist before her Fame Monster. If you watch the interview, you will see how different she has become. Gaga was one hundred percent about her LABEL, her music and for once, she was hyper. Not only is this a different side of Gaga that many fans have probably never seen but she also talked a lot about her background as an Italian and the fact that Interscope has helped her a lot.

Now moving on to 2010 when she agreed to do a live studio interview, answering questions from her fans. I was amazed by the contrast between the two interviews and how much she has changed physically and personality wise. She appeared to be much calmer and quieter than her 2008 interview. It demonstrates how fame can really change an artist and how they appear to be.

Now you’re thinking, Connie, what is your point? My point is – does this change the way we feel about their music or in the end does the personality of the musician really matter? I personally still love her music. And it illustrates how unimportant it is for hating on the person from that one band and how it will not make difference for the music they make. Sure some musicians may come off as a prick, but do you still enjoy their music? My argument in the end is that people shouldn’t be music elitist if they purely depend on the music they listen to on the artist themselves. Gaga might of changed but I feel that her music is still on a good level with me. She might not be the perfect example to show, but what I’m trying to state is that people should just enjoy music the way they want it and hating and judging other people on what music they listen to is just stupid.

Lady Gaga – Born This Way (Grum Remix)

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Lady Gaga – Born This Way (Dada Life Remix)

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– Constance

New Remixes: Mike Posner


What can I say, we all love Mike Posner. His debut album 31 Minutes to Take Off was released in summer of 2010 and now finally DJ’s are beginning to recognize his music. If you haven’t checked out his album, I highly recommend listening to it. That is, if you enjoy listening to heartbreak themed lyrics. I have always been a huge fan of his music, so what’s the harm in putting up two of the latest remixes of Mike Posner’s track? Enjoy.

Bow Chicka Wow Wow (feat. Lil Wayne Remix) – Mike Posner

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Please Don’t Go (Hype Jones & Pierce Fulton Damn She Bad Radio Mix) – Mike Posner

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– Constance

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