Thursday, August 28, 2008
Download: Bloc Party- Biko
Download: Ulrich Schnauss- Look At The Sky
Download: T.I. feat Kanye West, Jay- Z and Lil Wayne- Swagger Like Us
Download: The Smiths- How Soon Is Now? (Mark Ronson Remix)
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Check out Small, an electro-pop band from Denmark with a sound much like Van She, Cut Copy or M83 with a little pop cheesiness of Miley Cyrus thrown in the mix.
Their album Teenage Cover just came out overseas, but all I could find were these 2 tracks below (do you know how unfulfilling it is to do a Google Blog Search for 'small'?). If anyone has any more songs by these guys please hook it up.
Download: Small- Sunshine Lover
Download: Small- Comic Girl
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I first heard Faded Paper Figures' "North By North" on Hype Radio a week ago and I have been playing their new album Dynamo a lot since. The trio from Irvine, CA sounds like an amalgamation of The Postal Service, Silversun Pickups and The Album Leaf.
Each song contains great electronic elements but it never gets too glitchy or overpowering. I expect some big things from these guys because their music has such a wide appeal. Pick up Dynamo now on iTunes and look for some possible tour dates from them in your neck of the woods.
Download: Faded Paper Figures-North By North
Download: Faded Paper Figures-Polaroid Solution
Download: Faded Paper Figures- Logos
Download: Faded Paper Figures- The Persuaded
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
1. Santogold- Icarus
2. Chester French- The Jimmy Choo's
3. Adele- Hometown Glory (High Contrast Remix)
4. Engineers- Sometimes I Realise
5. Faded Paper Figures- Polaroid Solution
6. Crookers- Embrace The Martian (feat Kid Cudi)
7. Tony Lucca- Devil Town
8. Badly Drawn Boy- Once Around The Block (Nick Faber Remix)
9. Alberta Cross- Lucy Rider
10. 4Hero- Les Fleur
11. Van She- Changes
12. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone- Young Shields
13. Oren Lavie- Her Morning Elegance
14. Icehouse- Electric Blue
15. Shala feat SebastiAn- I Ain't Goin
16. Sebastian Tellier- Kilometer
17. 2 Skinnee J's- Coming Home
Monday, August 18, 2008
Big thanks to Laurel for turning me onto these guys. Albert Cross is a group out of NYC, but you would never know it.
Their blend of 70's southern rock, country and indie rock elements sound like a dark blend of My Morning Jacket, Kings of Leon and The Allman Brothers. Vocalist Petter Ericson Stakee lays down wicked vocals that will haunt you for days.
This is seriously some of the BEST stuff I have heard in a long while. Their debut EP The Thief & The Heartbreaker is out now on that thing called iTunes.
Download: Alberta Cross-Lucy Rider
Download: Alberta Cross-The Thief and The Heartbreaker
Download: Alberta Cross- Hard Breaks
On the occasion of Michael Phelps becoming the greatest athlete of all time, I thought I would post some music from his hometown and greatest city in America- Baltimore. (What city did you think I meant?)
Here are a few songs from Tittsworth's latest 12 Steps . Taking club music to the next level.
Download: Tittsworth- WTF
Download: Tittsworth- Broke Ass Nigga
Download: Tittsworth- Almond Joy
Download: Tittsworth- 911
BONUS MIX- Tittsworth- The John McCain Experience Mix (Megaupload)
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I knew I was going to like Wallpaper as soon as they took the stage, opening for Devlin & Darko at The Echo in '06. Their setup consisted of only an ipod, a drummer and the singer decked out in gloves and Ray Ban wayfarers, tearing it up with spastic 80's dancemoves.
Sounds like: Sam Sparro's not-as-talented cousin with a vocoder.
Catch Wallpaper tonight at the weekly Danceright at La Cita downtown.
Download: Wallpaper- A Million Dollars
Download: Wallpaper- T Rex
Download: Wallpaper- Evrytm We Do It
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
There is something going on in NorCal as we speak. A slew of new artists are emerging that practice a slowed down blend of disco, 80's pop and modern electronic music that has a distinct West Coast vibe. Imagine the music of France's Valerie collective without the screeching synths.
Friends and collaborators Hatchback, Sorcerer, Windsurf, and Broker/Dealer are leading the charge.
Download: Windsurf- Pocket Check
Download: Sorcerer- Surfing At Midnight
Download: Broker/Dealer- Midnight
BONUS MIX: Hatchback- Neon Sunsets Mix (MegaUpload)
81 minutes of smoooooth beach-themed jams.
coyote - laid back (windsurf’s no shame dub)
batteaux - high tide
richard schneider jr. - hello beach girls
goblin - amo non amo
antonio adolfo - venice
minako yoshida - tornado
johnny hammond - star borne
cerrone - rendez-vous
the beat broker - beach beards
baffo banfi - quelle dolce estate sul pianeta venere
space art - welcome to love
leon ware - don’t stay away
rollmottle - the storyteller
vangelis - theme from antarctica
Chromeo - Fancy Footwork (Crookers Remix)
Treasure Fingers - Cross The Dancefloor (Lifelike Remix)
Fred Falke - Sanctuary (Work It Baby)
Count & Sinden - Beeper (A-Trak Remix)
Laidback Luke & A-Trak - Shake It Down
Boys Noize - Oh (A-Trak Remix)
Manice - This is Acid (Boys Noize Edit)
Four Colour Zack - Elox FCZ
Diplo - Fired From Work
Kanye West - Stronger (A-Trak Remix)
Sammy Bananas - All The Girls
Surkin - Kid Gloves (A-Trak Edit)
Nacho Lovers - Acid Life
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
I don't know how many of you happened to live the "frat-life" that I did for 4 years, but if so, you will know the importance of a good power-hour mix.
Don't know what Power Hour is? Educate yourself.
Anyway the good dudes over at These Are Powerful Hours have made custom downloadable power hour mixes for the discernable and musically educated drunk. Be sure to check out the all-Neptunes and all- Hall and Oates mixes.
Calling all graphic design nerds!
I need your help designing a new logo for the blog that will go on top of the site where Radio Raheem currently resides. I can't afford to pay you guys much, because I don't make any money off the blog as it is, but I will PayPal $25 to the creator of the best logo. Plus your work will get to be seen by the thousands of people a month that visit the site.
The only requirement is that your image contains the words "Ultra Stimulation" in it and is able to fit in the box above.
Email me (mikerog10 AT gmail.com) all submissions and I will announce the winner next week and revamp the blog.
I stumbled upon Washington, DC producer Damu The Fudgemunk's new album Overtime last week and it is filled with hard-hitting sample based beats reminiscent of the work of Dilla himself.
Check 3 songs below and grab the full album for free at Damu's website.
Download: Damu The Fudgemunk- Puttin' In Work
Download: Damu The Fudgemunk- Colorful Storms
Download: Damu The Fudgemunk- Pulse
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Thoughts? I never knew we stopped being cool actually.
01 Vampire Weekend
02 Lil Wayne
03 Glass Candy
04 Kings Of Leon
06 Spank Rock
07 TV On The Radio
08 Boy Crisis
09 Black Kids
10 Holy Ghost Revival
11 The Hold Steady
12 Fleet Foxes
13 Amazing Baby
14 Jay Reatard
16 The Cool Kids
17 Black Lips
18 Yo Majesty
19 White Denim
21 Iglu and Hartly
22 Chester French
23 Girl Talk
25 Grace Jones
Monday, August 4, 2008
Before there was Santogold, there was Stiffed. And Stiffed fucking rocked.
Download: Stiffed-Everybody's Got It
Download: Stiffed- What You Gon Do
Download: Stiffed-Night-time Lovin'
Bonus Video: Stiffed- A Day With Andrew