Wednesday, December 29, 2010



It seems like every blog is compiling their best of 2010 compilations. If I were to do such a thing (which I can't because I can't spin a basketball; let alone an hour's worth of music) it would sound something like this. Many of these artist have been featured on the blog in 2010 or would have if I had not been so damn lazy this year.

This mixtape is brought to you by LVCA who is a dj from Italy. That is all I got for you unfortunately. Nothing came up on the google search and no bio on his recently created soundcloud page. All I know is I am digging his best of tracks of 2010. What a perfect way to reflect on another year of amazing music. I hope you enjoy the quick flash back.


01. Gold Panda - You
02. Aeroplane - We Can't Fly
03. Breakbot - Baby I'm Yours (Siriusmo Remix)
04. Caribou - Odessa (Junior Boys Remix)
05. Tensnake - Coma Cat
06. Ratatat - Neckbrace
07. Surkin - Fan Out
08. The Chemical Brothers - Swoon (Don Diablo Remix)
09. Aloe Blacc - I Need a Dollar (Cities of Gold remix)
10. Jan Driver - Tellyfoam
11. Gonzales - I Am Europe (Claude Von Stroke Remix)
12. Boys Noize - Yeah
13. Round Table Knights - Calypso
14. Scuola Furano - FlashBack
15. Solid Groove - Throwing Stones
16. Broke One - Go Go Go
17. Carte Blanche - Gare Du Nord
18. Tony Senghore - If You Came Here
19. Congorock - Babylon
20. Miike Snow - Silvia (Sinden Remix)
21. Pacific! - Narcissus (Alan Braxe Remix)

Sound Cloud and Red Bull Music For Android!!!

It feels like Christmas has come again! Sound Cloud has released an official app for android and it blows the pants off the paid app I bought months ago. You got to go here to check out all the features but it includes a playable dashboard, all the favorites and uploads you create, plus a record and search feature. For FREE. Sound Cloud you made my 2010 very enjoyable and now I will have you everywhere in 2011.

I also saw that Red Bull Music Radio finally released a mobile app for you Android operating people. This is the one feature that made me really sad when I play with my Fiancee's iphone. Now I got that too! To find it just search for Red Bull Music Academy in your market place for the free download. Hell of a last two days for me and my Droid.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Portland Cello Project "Denmark"

I bought the Portland Cello Project on Friday and its been on playing here and there over the last 48 hours. Driving into work, with the ice sparkling on trees and the sun rising over the skyline of Atlanta, it finally sunk in how incredible this music is. I had no idea that they had a video out for "Denmark" which is one of my favorite tracks on their latest cd Thousand Words.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

INSA is unbelievable

To pull off this stop motion itself is crazy. To do it in Dubai is even more incredible. My favorite artist out there at the moment

Kayne West - "Blame Game" (Calvertron Remix)

Go download this ill dubstep nastiness from Calvertron remixing the better than expected Kayne Joint. I can't believe how much I am growing on the Kayne West Album. Most of my hating is because it is Kayne, who has turned into a mainstream mogul. Goes to show you that fame doesn't always water down your music. Mad props to Kayne and Calvertron who always brings it.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

How to Dress Well "Waking up to Life Sometimes Seems Worse" (Video)


I recently downloaded How to Dress Well and put it in my new music playlist. The track "Suicide Dream 2" was so haunting and beautiful I went out to find more on them. This video stopped me in my tracks. I had to post the sounds and words of HTDW immediately... I still have goose bumps writing this.

"i lost my best friend and i sang this song for him. this was a really beautiful and sad experience for me – the video is the only take of the song, the first time i've ever played it, culling the lyrics from memory and singing from my soul with and for my boy.

i hope if you've lost someone you love you know that this shit is from the bottom of the hear


Fare Soldi "Superstition" (Stevie Wonder Remix)

Stevie Wonder - Superstition (Fare Soldi Zupparstition rmx) by FARE SOLDI

Not the newest of tracks but one I completely forgot about. If I could dj this would be a must for my first set. If your not already on the Fare Soldi band wagon you can jump there now...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Touch Bass - "Sixty Three Mixtape"

Whew, made it through Monday. Now time to take on this week and make it your Bitch own. Here a great soundtrack to do just that. Dj Touch Bass from Vancouver is back with ANOTHER Mixtape. As usual, it is full of hits and tasty remixes.

Sixty three by TOUCH BASS

1. Goose ft. Peaches- Synrise
2. Crystal castles - Baptism (punks jump up remix)
3. Digitalism - Blitz
4. Sam la more - I wish it could last
5. Avatars - the air
6. Treasure fingers - it's love
7. Jamiroquai - White knuckle ride (monarchy remix)
8. Groove armada - History (grum remix)
9. Killaqueenz - Break the rules (dcup remix)
10. Azari & III - Reckless with your love (tensnake remix)
11. aniki - lesbian bondage fiasco (nightriders remix)
12. Aston Shuffle - Your love
13. ArnHao - Oh?! (Intangible Fantasy) (Hidden Cat's Totally Tangible Remix)
14. Body language - Falling out
15. Findlay Brown - Promised land (villa remix)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Alex Clare "Up all night" (Video)

Some Monday morning tunes to help y'all... Alex Clare featuring the production of Diplo and Switch...

Want more?

Relax My Beloved - ALEX CLARE by IslandRecordsA&RUK

Friday, December 10, 2010

Metric meets the Hood Internet

The Hood Internet x Metric by hoodinternet

I know it sounds like a broken record sometimes when I am always posting my "favorite" artists up here. Well, these ARE some of my favorite artists. My love of the Hood Internet and their remix skills is well documented. I have been a fan of Emily Haines aka Metric for years now. It doesn't really fit in with the electronic centric feel of this blog but she is fantastic none the less. Good mix of genera and Metric vocals in this one. Enjoy. Happy Friday Everybody!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It Came From the Cloud: Volume One

Over the past week have been working on our first ever compilation release from Smith Blogs Atlanta. This Soundcloud compilation features some of the best free remixes put out on the back half of 2010. You can download all the songs featured in It Came From the Cloud: Volume One here in one nicely put together package. The album itself is spit into two downloads but each song is tagged and tracked to stay together. So without further adeau;

Crystal Castles - Baptism (Punks Jump Up remix) by Punks Jump Up
Starting off with this killer Crystal Castles Remix by Punks Jump up. Their soundcloud page features a bunch of remixes from Yelle to Miami Horror. Definitely worth going over to their page and just hitting play. Haven't heard a bad remix from them yet.

LaZebra - Mind Tricks (Justin Faust Remix) by Justin Faust
I chose this remix because Justin Faust is a pure genius when it comes to him making mixtapes. His stuff is some of the craziest mixes that I have heard by always keeping you guessing from track to track and genera to genera. This track was my favorite track on his Flutschfinger Mixtape from earlier this year so I had to include it!

Bag Raiders - Way Back Home (Universe Remix) by Falcona
Late addition to the Compilation. Heard it through the Falcona Agency Soundcloud Page and it just stuck. Nice melodic electronic that fix well with the line up.

The Hood Internet - I XXXOed (M.I.A. x Sufjan Stevens) by hoodinternet
Earlier this year I trashed MIA for her lastest album. I'll confess that now I really like it. Anytime I can, I try to give her some good press. One of my favorite song that she has done and no one could of pulled it off better than The Hood Internet. These two from Chicago create the most interesting remixes. Period. And they are all 100% free to download. This Sufjan Stevens vs MIA remix is no exception.

Duran Duran - Rio (Fare Soldi "Sposerò Simon Le Bon" rmx) by FARE SOLDI
A Duran Duran Disco remix? Really? Yeah, Fare Soldi decided to tackle "rio" and absolutely slay it. These dudes are incredible. Click on the link for all their remixes and mixtapes. There is enough music there for days of enjoyable listening.

It couldn't be a best of without a little Dubstep. I love this remix of both the local Atlanta based Le Castle Vania and Skrillex together. How it starts and how it finishes are totally unexpected.

Nas & Damian Marley - As We Enter (Foamo Remix) full download by Foamo
Give me a good wooble bassline and a siren and Damian Marley... I am sold. The fact that is came from the one and only Foamo is just another reason this track found its way one the first every Smith Blogs Atlanta Compilation.

Mike Hulme - Sweet Inspiration (Boonos Mix) (FREE DOWNLOAD) by boonos
I have been following Boonos on soundcloud for some time now. This remix is only ten days old so it's hot off the press. Perfect to follow the Foamo track. Unrelenting. Electro. Its just Hot.

Groove Me (Clockwork Remix)- Maximum Balloon Ft. Theophilus London by ClockworkMusic
If MIA had not already been featured on this compilation I would of put ClockWorks's MIA remix of Steppin Up . His Maximum Balloon's remix is also pretty ridiculous. His page features tons of remixes as well as some quality mixtapes. SBA is a fan.

Barbra Streisand- Duck Sauce (Fare Soldi - Duck Soldi rmx) by FARE SOLDI
I know, I know... Fare Soldi has already got a remix on this album but... who can hate Duck Sauce's Barbara Streisand. Like really, it is the catchiest tune I have heard since that Young Folks whistling song that wouldn't go away.

**FREE DOWNLOAD** BackBeat SoundSystem-No.3 Dogma Street (Rektchordz Remix) by Rektchordz
This one is a newer remix that you can find on It Came From the Cloud: Volume One. This was release a month ago by one of my soundcloud favorites Rektchordz. His second sick remix of BackBeat Soundsystem. Nice Ragga/electro feel to it...

Reset! - If We Try (The Love Anthem) (Broke One Remix) by Broke One
In the past four month many tracks have come and gone from my phone but this one I can't get myself to delete it. It features two of my favorite artists on SoundCloud, Broke One and Reset!. The original is so brutally hard. Broke one flips this hard electro track into funked out house version. If I were to end a set to send people home with, I would spin this gem last.

Thank you all for the continued support over the years. If you want to repost the compilation feel free. I think it is important to spread music that you love. I hope that you can enjoy these artists as much as I have over the past year. Cheers and Happy Holidays. I can't wait until Volume Two!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fare Solid - Duran Duran "Rio" Remix

So far my favorite remix of the week. Anytime you tackle a classic like this it could either be brilliant or just terrible. Fare Soldi just has a sound that can't be reproduced. Epic remix here:

Duran Duran - Rio (Fare Soldi "Sposerò Simon Le Bon" rmx) by FARE SOLDI

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cassette Kids

The Cassette Kids have opened for all the big Australian acts including SBA Favorites; The Presets. They have also toured with Lily Allen and New Young Pony Club the past few years. I totally believe this female lead electronic / rock outfit will be head lining acts soon enough. I haven't picked up the new album, Nothing on TV but their 2009 EP titled Spin has unbelievable catchy hooks that sets this group for invasion of American Top 40...

Cassette Kids - 'Spin' [Official Video]

Cassette Kids | Myspace Music Videos