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!

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