Emmy Rossum – Sentimental Journey

This is a double plug for both the entire album and a track. First, I discovered her through Elvis Duran and the Morning show on my way to work this morning. I was floored (don’t worry – I’m not talking about my car). There’s an old soul in her voice. 26 and putting out tunes like this! Not only did I recite her name several times to remember to look her up (I have a photographic memory which doesn’t work well while driving and hearing something on the radio), but I also immediately bought the album Sentimental Journey. I got it off of Amazon for $9.99, which also includes the MP3 rip (cheaper than buying the MP3 version outright AND you get the CD).

Here’s the idea of the album (from Amazon):

12 songs representing each month in a year through the glass of standards from the 1920s – 1960s

Here’s These Foolish Things off of the album

Vaski – Insane feat. Ava

From their SoundCloud description:

Out now on Rottun Records!

“Insane” contains that curious combination of pop sensibilities in the melody and a tough, muscular low end that has become a signature of Vaski’s. “Insane” also features the beautiful-yet-strong vocals of Ava, a chanteuse from San Diego with Quebecoise roots. Ava is another fresh voice who has recently released collaborations, to wide acclaim, with Lupe Fiasco and Bassnectar. Together, they’ve created a song that’s an absolute belter. Try not getting it stuck in your head.

Download “Insane” right now:
Beatport: www.beatport.com/release/insane/967712

 

Not much else to say except LISTEN and watch!

Ke$ha – Die Young (Acoustic)

To give a little backstory on this, it was created as a response to the haters who think she couldn’t sing because of the auto-tune. Personally I like this take better. I wouldn’t mind if she switched permanently.

The good news is if you like this, she’s got a 5-track EP called Deconstructed including this with just acoustics.

 

Adventure Club – Wait (Au5 & I.Y.F.F.E. Remix)

This baby is an infant at 7 days old. I heard it first on Turntable.fm and couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard it before. Very catchy cross-genre mix.

You can’t listen to this without loving it.

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Illunex – To The Moon (Majoritey & Aibrean Remix) (Preview)

Here’s a preview of the track that will be released soon on a remix EP. If you would like win your chance to be on the EP with your own remix, check out the contest details on Illunex’s YouTube. Follow us all 🙂

I obviously provided vocals.

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Purity Ring – Lofticries

I heard this in the Coding Soundtrack room this morning. We were doing a haunting female vocal follow after I played one of Melanie Martinez‘ covers (from The Voice).

It appears as though they’ve “killed” their SoundCloud because there is no music there, but you can check out their trippy blog on Tumblr: http://thepurityring.tumblr.com/. They’ve got a Venus Hum vocal and music style to them. It’s almost like electropop. That’s what I’m going to call it anyway. They are hard to nail down.

They also have a Facebook page and Myspace. You can pick up the album featuring this track on Amazon ($5) or iTunes (if you want to be charged out your butt – $10).

 

Gramatik vs. The Beatles – Don’t Let Me Down 2012

Oh Gramatik, how I love you. You never let me down. Showing some Beatles love on this one.

Gramatik, a Slovenian native who landed in the States, is signed to Pretty Lights’ label and has been killing Beatport and other site charts. You can’t really put him into a genre because the style blends.

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Billy Van – Retro Punch (Album)

Fresh and hot off the presses, Billy Van offers a dynamic range to this album, released today. I feel so special because I named one of the tracks, Steelfish, being inspired by the industrial tones and retro vibe (and the fact it’s a favorite font). So this album has great vocal tracks, clips, and even a hint of DnB.

Check out the whole thing here:

There are some link issues with the store on his site, but you can get it on iTunes.

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BIGBANG – Fantastic Baby

Someone posted this on Design Forums on the listening thread. It’s catchy (K-pop). They pretty much started out as a “boy” band in 2006. This is off their “Alive” album (available on iTunes) which landed this year. They have some hip-hop inspired tunes which are actually pretty funny (especially with the music videos).

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The Relay Company – Mirage

Interesting music video from this trio. Very catchy tune. I found it while playing Tap Tap Revenge Tour on my iPhone.

It’s a very upbeat song (great electropop feel). You can get this song free on their facebook (thanks guys). You can get their whole album, i5 on iTunes. It was released in February this year.

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