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Weekly Roundup

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Since it’s summer and I’ve been lacking on posting new music, I’m going to try to post YouTube and SoundCloud links here on my blog. Myself and the rest of the team updates our Facebook on a daily basis with our favourite new tracks. So while I want our readers to continue to visit Room-Noise. I will compile a list of new (or recent) songs at the end of every week for your listening pleasure! Enjoy Week One of our new feature.

Nautiluss – Sabbath by nautiluss

Labrinth ‘Last Time’ – (Knife Party Remix) by Knife Party

Knife Party – ‘Rage Valley’ by Knife Party

Alesso & Dirty South – City Of Dreams – Exclusive Preview by TropicalSoda

A-Trak & Dillon Francis – Money Makin’ by DILLONFRANCIS

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Favourite Music Videos of 2011

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10. Kanye West – All of the Lights

Even though I love this video, the concept was pretty much taken from Gaspar Noé’s award-winning psycho-thriller, Enter the Void‘s opening credits. I guess to Hype Williams, copying is a form of flattery.

9. Lana Del Rey – Born to Die

8. Metronomy – The Bay

7. The Strokes – Taken for a Fool

There’s nothing to love when you see a constant clip of 5 different Julian Casablancas and Nick Valensi.

6. Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris – We Found Love

Directed by Melina Matsoukas, who was also sued by David LaChapelle for her S&M video. I was really surprised that Rihanna went back to her for ‘We Found Love’. This video was well done in my opinion because I honestly haven’t seen this much emotion and action from Rihanna in a while. But the downside is.. I’m pretty much tired of seeing female musicians kissing some guy on top/inside/outside a car. Overdone.

5. Lady Gaga – Judas

Epic music video. Definitely my favourite one by Gaga. What’s more surprising is that her choreographer, Laurieann Gibson (Torontonian!), was also the director of this video. There was a lot of biblical/religious references, but this is nothing new to her fans. I was mostly drawn to the cast and the huge amount of work that went into the sets and wardrobe. Definitely her best one in my opinion.

4. Foster the People – Call it What You Want

This music video and song title matches each other perfectly. The reason why I probably like this video so much is because of the pan in and out shots.. and the randomness.

Directed by Ace Norton – who also worked with Death Cab for Cutie (Crooked Teeth), Steve Aoki & Armand Van Helden (BRRRAT) and Felix Cartel.

3. The Black Keys – Howlin’ for You

I couldn’t believe that the director for this music video (Chris Marrs Piliero) also directed Britney Spears’ – ‘I Wanna Go’ single. Concept and screenwriters are ESSENTIAL.

The Black Keys blew up so quickly throughout 2011, mainly because of their creative music videos. Such as Tighten Up and their most recent single off their new album, Lonely Boy. From what I know, I don’t see many music videos set as a false movie trailer with full narration of the story line. Which, in my opinion, seems to be pretty damn creative and it gets the attention easily.

2. Matt and Kim – Cameras

Directed by Jonathan Del Gatto, who also directed Block After Block for Matt and Kim.. when or even how OFTEN do you see two band members beat the shit out of each other on ‘camera’? Fun, hilarious and entertaining. Love this music video.

1. Make Some Noise – Beastie Boys

What a smart and GREAT way to get back to their fans with an ENDLESS list cameos in a 30 minute short film as their music video. I was just completely speechless when I first watched it. In a way, they took the Kanye West approach to make a film, but in this case, they made it into one big parody of themselves.

Honorable Mentions:

Robyn – Call Your Girlfriend

Major Lazer – Original Don Ft. The Partysquad

Chromeo – When The Night Falls

Sleigh Bells – Rill Rill

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

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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)

KASKADE’S BBC RADIO 1 ESSENTIAL MIX

Jamie xx Essential Mix

DILLON FRANCIS 25 MINIMIX ON FLUX PAVILION TAKEOVER BBC RADIO1

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

NEW MUSIC: Calvin Harris

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Two weeks ago I finally had the chance to see Calvin Harris live at Decadence 2011. I’ve been a huge fan since his I Created Disco album and then his 2009 release, Ready For the Weekend, which ultimately became my favourite summer album. For those who’ve heard of Harris but not his music – I highly suggest checking these new two singles below (and his previous work). From the looks of it, Harris will be releasing a brand new album by the end of this year.

Calvin Harris Feat. Kelis – Bounce

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Calvin Harris – Awooga

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Mix-Tape Wednesdays: Fake Blood Contest Mixes

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One of my current favourite DJ/Producer is Fake Blood, I have been a huge fan of his mixes for the longest time. And he will be making a stop in Toronto at Mod Club on Friday, March 18th. Earlier this week Embrace Presents announced a contest for DJ’s across Toronto to create an original mixtape and the DJ with the most “likes” will have a chance to open for Fake Blood. For more information about this contest, check out the Arcade Friday’s Facebook page. Therefore this week’s Mixtape Wednesday will feature my top three favourite mixes, to vote for your favourite mix go visit Arcade Friday’s Facebook Page.

WhatIF Fake blood Competition by WhatIF

Tracklist:
Remedy (magic Johnson Vocal remix) – Crookers, Miike Snow
We are the people (jimmy2sox edit) – Empire of the Sun
Animal (treasure fingers remix)- Miike Snow
Gonzales- working together (boyz noize edit)
Under the sheets (kids at the bar remix)- Eillie Goulding
Stand (golden silvers remix)- Othello Wolf
Split the Atom- Noisia
Carry on wayward island (pendulum vs Kansas) – DJ Morgoth
Get wild (produced by boys Noize)- Kano feat. Aidonia & Wiley
get up get off- Prodigy
AA/24/7- Dance Arena (Diplo Remix)
Cornelius- Bloody Beetroots
Hotel Room service- Pitbull
Beeper- Count and Sinden feat. Kid Sister
Bring the House Noise- Laidback Luke
Indestructible- A-trak Edit
A1 audio bullys- Flickery Vision (Ruskos staying awake remix) Rusko
Amsterdam (extended edit)- The partysquad and Afrojack
Rock that Body (Skrillex remix)
Big booty Bitches- Bombs away
BulletProof- La Roux feat. Hypercrush
Hot hot hot- Laidback luke
Hold the Line (edu-K remix)- Majer Lazer
Fucking Die (cooper remix)-Skrillex
Pull up- The Partysquad
Heads will roll (malm edit)
Fire power- Wolfgang Gartner
Bass Haterz- DJ WhatIF Remix (yung joc vs. Basshead)

Head Pounding Electro—Bio Zombies—Mod Nightclub 30 Minute Mix by Bio-Zombies

Tracklist:
1. Afrojack + Aoki- No Beef
2. Deadmau5 – Move for me
3. Mike Snow – Silvia (Roboberget Remix)
4. Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand (Darth and amp; Vadar Remix)
5. Deadmau5 – Some chords (Anonymous remix)
6. Drake – Forever (Steve aoki remix)
7. Crookers ft Soulwax & mixhell – We Love Animals
8. Wolfgang Gartner- Illemerica
9. Felix da Housecat – ready to wear (benny b Remix)
10. Steve Aoki – Im in the house (The count aka herve remix)
11. Bloodhound gang- bad touch (Thomas Hart remix)
12. Peruz va. Matteo sala & Takeshy Kurosawa – Electro spin
13. Wolfgang gartner – Space Junk
14. Homework- I got two
15. Dada Life- White Noise red meat
16. Zedd – Autonomy (Cold Blank remix)
17. Calvertron vs Qalvr – Raw 2 da floor (lazy rich remix)
18. Yeah yeah yeahs – Heads will roll (A-trak remix)
19. Dj Brian Howe – House Heads Mega mix

Drinkdancefuckrepeatmix by GoldNGrams

Tracklist:
1. Catmoves – Shadow Dancer (Boysnoize Records)
2. Juke It (For The Heads Remix) – DJ Gant Man & TJR (Potty Mouth Music)
3. Bleep – Dave Tarrida & Housemeister (Boysnoize Records)
4. Extreme Compote – Brodinski, Djedjotronic, Noob, Harvard Bass (Boysnoize Records)
5. Atmosphere – Gesaffelstein (Turbo Recordings)
6. Antidote – Style Of Eye & Magnus The Magnus (Horehaus)
7. Pruno – Harvard Bass (Teenage Riot Records)
8. Naughty – Geht’s Noch? (Keatchen Records)
9. My World – Kill The Noise (Slow Roast Records)
10. Aspic – Simian Mobile Disco (Delicacies)
11. Golden Cat – John Roman (Idiot House Records)
12. Next Novel – Myd & Sam Tiba (Sound Pellegrino)
13. Clockworks – Canblaster (Nightshifters)
14. (Baby I Don’t Know) What You Want – Jacques Greene (Night Slugs)

- Constance

Remix Fridays

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Finally the long weekend is here. It’s time for us university and college kids to go back home and just relax. But I’m sure majority of you won’t be doing that, so for this week’s Remix Fridays I will be putting together some good party music. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

Only Girl (Paul David + Barletta Remix) – Rihanna

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Do Me, Work It (Shoops Remix) – Thunderheist

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Flashback (DJ Kue Remix) – Calvin Harris

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- Constance Chan

MixTape Wednesdays: Rematch – The White Panda

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Rematch by whitepandamusic

I have to give so much credit to these guys, I have always been a huge fan of their work. And since their release of REMATCH, The White Panda have gotten a bigger and much more respected name in the blogosphere. Rematch features 47 mash-up tracks with over 100 different samples from various artists. Although this mix-tape is a bit old, I wanted to share it with everyone and show how much work and detail that goes into making a mash-up and mix-tape.

For more tracks by The White Panda check out:

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Full Track Listing
1. Juicy O’Riley (Notorious B.I.G // The Who)
2. Don’t Wanna Hurt Your Neck (Khia // The Sounds)
3. Intergalactic Spell (Beastie Boys // Alphabeat)
4. Replaylight (Iyaz // Matt & Kim)
5. Nothin’ On Paris (B.o.B // Friendly Fires)
6. Genius of Play (David Banner // Tom Tom Club)
7. Flippin’ Style (50 Cent // Flipsyde)
8. Alejandhoes (Ludacris // Lady GaGa)
?9. The Next Starfucker (Dr. Dre // Starfucker)
10. Excuse Me Miss Cyrus (Jay-Z // Miley Cyrus)
?11. Get Like Butterflies (David Banner // Crazy Town)
?12. Teach a Billionaire to Diggity (Blackstreet // Cali Swag District // Travis McCoy)
13. Praise Outkast (Outkast // Fatboy Slim)
14. Tipsy In The Sun (J-Kwon // Weezer)
15. Sugar Groove (Flo Rida // Madonna)
16. Smooth Ballin’ (Tupac // Michael Jackson)
?17. Welcome to Celebration (Ludacris // Kool & The Gang)
18. Ahh California (Trey Songz // Katy Perry)
19. The Independent Touch (Webbie // Bloodhound Gang)
?20. Final Thong (Sisqo // Cassian)
21. Ritual God (Usher // Worship // Bestrack)
?22. Freak Faces 2Night (Willie Wonk // Electric Youth)
?23. A Cholo You Know (Down AKA Kilo // Two Door Cinema Club)
24. Get Ready To Go Low (Ludacris // 2 Unlimited)
25. Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend To Romance You (Lady GaGa // Black Kids)
26. Never Gonna Set Me Free (Rick Astley // Phonat)
27. I’ll Get Your Whistle (Too Short // Classixx)
28. One More Whoop (Tag Team // Daft Punk)
29. Wired To The Systems (Dorrough // Knightlife // Ying Yang Twins)
30. Heads Will Shake (Eminem // A-Trak // Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
?31. Hold On My Momma (Will.i.am. // The Vanish // Russ Chimes)
32. Raining Rude Boys (Rihanna // Moby)
33. Got Some Stratosphere (Obie Trice // Junkie XL)
34. I Wish I Broke Your Heart (Skee-Lo // Taio Cruz)
?35. Flashtomania (Phoenix // Calvin Harris)
36. How We Remember (The Game // David Guetta)
37. Rhythm To The House (Snap! // Trick Daddy)
38. Shake The Moonlight (Ying Yang Twins // Fonzerelli)
39. Always Push ‘Em Up (Fatman Scoop // Pet Shop Boys)
40. Kiss Anthonio (Chris Brown // Annie // Designer Drugs)
41. Prez-a-boo (Dead Prez // DEVO)
42. Overnight Panther (Twista // Crystal Castles)
43. Alone Over Here (Alice DeeJay // Young Jeezy)
44. Fireflies Goin’ Down (Young Joc // Owl City)
45. Drake & Diane (Drake // John Mellencamp)
46. Shooting Superstars (Eminem // Bag Raiders)
47. Pop Bottles Baby (Birdman // Justin Bieber)

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