Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Matt & Kim "Camera"

When you see them interact on stage they look like soul mates. They are so in sync with each other they can change rhythm and speed with just a glance. But I wonder after years of touring if this scene is in the back of their mind...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Fenech Soler "Lies" Video

After checking out their mixtape, I decided to purchase some of Fenech Soler’s music. It was one of the best decisions I have made in 2011.

Diplo VS Sleigh Bells

I saw Sleigh Bells last year live when they opened for Major Lazer. They absolutely killed it. The crowd really wasn't too in to them but I really enjoyed their set. I am happy to see that Diplo is giving them some love with a tasty remix of "tell em" Download it here...

Friday, January 21, 2011

LuvStep #2 coming soon

Luvstep 2 Teaser from flufftronix on Vimeo.

Luv Step #2 coming this Valentines Day. I have been a little behind on my Mad Decent posts and saw this from December and freaked. I love the first LuvStep so much, I am really happy they came back for more. They even used Kay B’s Crossover as the intro. Smart guys Flufftronix and Dirty South Joe they are. Sorry to get all Yoda in that last sentence but I am excited…

Thursday, January 20, 2011

We are now a Tumblr....

I really think traditional blogging is done. With the invention of twitter, facebook, and now tumblr it seems so stupid to have to go onto a computer to share knowledge with the world. At SBA we like to share music. Why can't I easily do that from my phone?

Many times I stumble upon something that I am either listening to or see away from my computer. A lot of the time I say to myself, "Myself, when you get home you are going to blog about that." Too many times this doesn't happen. So in comes Tumblr for the win. It gives me ability to be as active as I want at any time and anywhere. I am posting a new track everyday for you to hear. I am also trying to expand into other areas of pop culture too. You can follow me there -


This addy can also be added into to your reader for those that use google reader or similar products.

Jamie XX does it again

Another new track from the Gil Scott Heron compilation due out next month. Can't wait to get my hands on this one...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Magnetic Man feat John Legend

Magnetic Man feat. John Legend... Its about freakin' time they made a video for this song. Every song off the Magenetic Man album is special but I have a soft spot for this one.

Magnetic Man - Getting Nowhere (f/ John Legend)-22h22.org from Adrien Picard on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It Came From the Cloud - Fare Soldi

I am very excited to announce a new venture this year with SmithBlogsAtlanta and DeadJournalist - It came from the Cloud. Each week we are going to bring you the very best SoundCloud has to offer by featuring an in depth look at my favorite artists on this unbelievable site.

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

Last Month I released my first mixtape of my favorite soundcloud artists. I found it extremely hard to just pick one song per artist and it got me thinking about a weekly post like this. Luckily DeadJournalist was receptive to the idea and here we are.

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

I have been fans of Fare Soldi for at least two years now. The thing I love about this Italian duo is that they have a definite "sound." Not matter what genera they are remixing, you can hear a track and instantly pick them out. Santana Pasta and Luka Carnifull got a cool disco / house vibe that make sitting still while listening to their music impossible. They can take the biggest sounds in electronic music and make them better.

Barbra Streisand- Duck Sauce (Fare Soldi - Duck Soldi rmx) by FARE SOLDI

Fare Soldi isn't only just about remixes though. Their production tracks can be heard throughout the dance floors of Europe and the USA. They have the ability to bring that disco feel without sounding dated. Their music would work as good in the 70's and 80's as it does today. Make sure you listen to all their soundcloud tracks because there is just too much great music by them to fit in one post. They also have some fantastic mixtapes if your in the mood as well.

Fare Soldi - Guerrino by FARE SOLDI

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Lempo and JapWow Project Mixtape

I have been following this group for a few months now on soundcloud and was very pleased to see that they finally released a mixtape. To be specific, it is their very first mixtape and I am proud to post it up here on SBA. Mike McGuiness and Nina Japwow from Manchester, Englad are doing some really interesting stuff with house music these days. Their music consists of jazz and swing standards screwed and chopped to house beats. They have a bunch of really terrific tracks on there own but it is great to hear them mixed together. You can download the mix directly from them off the soundcloud player below. Enjoy.

The Lempo and Japwow Project - MIXTAPE - Jan 2011 by Lempo and Japwow Project

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Phaeleh Guest Mix for Kryptik:Elementz

Lately I have been addicted to all thing Phaeleh. I ran across this guest mix Phaeleh did with all of his own tracks on the sub.fm radio show Kryptik:Elementz. This guest mix just made his music that much better. You can now get 30 none stop minutes of Phaeleh. Enjoy...

Kryptik:Elementz Exclusive Guest Mix 05: Phaeleh by Kryptik:Elementz

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bowski "WeAreBlahBlahBlah Mixtape EP"

WeAreBlahBlahBlah EP31 - Mixed Bowski by WeAreBlahBlahBlah

I found this mix by Bristol's Bowski, on WeAreBlahBlahBlah's soundcloud page. To be honest with you, the reason I was drawn to the mix was the 2 Bears track at the end of it - which was one of my favorite tracks released in 2010. The rest of the artists in the mix were pretty much a mystery.

The mix starts with percussion build up and then drops a nasty upright bass line that will rattle your car if your not careful. Next a strange organ loop that sounds like something you would hear in the 50's between play acts on top comes in. I was instantly intrigued about this mix. As unfortunate as it is, many dj's can lose a lister after just one song. I am glad this Bowski didn't loose me in this case.

After the second song "Bartok", which has one of the most ominous sounding horn loops that gave me chills the first time i heard it, I was already sold. The bpm never let up. Its almost has a tribal feel at times.

I love how the mix keeps building until the half way point. The music turns almost chaotic but just for two or three minutes, then it slowly starts to unwind. By the time 2 Bears track hits, it has almost turned into a downtempo feel. The last track "Islands (Noze Remix)" by Caro lets the mix blissfully fade away. It has everything that I look for in a Mixtape - great memorable tracks, progression, diversity, and structure. I hope you all enjoy.


01. Morgens Fango Abends Tango - Hanne & Lore
02. Bartok - Luca Lozano & Sacha Robotti
03. Obrigado (Yolanda Be Cool Remix) - Camel
04. Cocoony - Lucio Aquilina
05. Mundo - Alex Piccini & Olderic
06. Leggings - Bowski
07. Gain Reaction - Jan Driver
08. B Acid (Bowski Remix) - XY-Me
09. Glass Onion - H2
10. Captain My Captain - Pan Pot & Cari Golden
11. I Feel Better (Max Cooper Remix) - Hot Chip
12. Symphonia (Claude VonStroke Remix) - James Braun
13. Fables and Fairytales (Deniz Kurtel Remix) - N/A
14. Destroy Them My Robots - The 2 Bears
15. Island (Noze Remix) - Caro

Bonus: Video "Be Strong" by The 2 Bears

Ladytron - Ace of Hz (Punks Jump Up Remix)

Ladytron - Ace Of Hz (Punks Jump Up Remix Radio Edit) by Punks Jump Up

The Punks Jump Up are back with a really interesting remix of Ladytron's "Ace of Hz", which is the newest single off their soon to be released album. You can get this single with five other versions, two being from Tiesto on Itunes.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Graphic Violence (Video)

MightyFools - 2011 Touchdown Mixtae

Mightyfools - 2011 Touchdown Mixtape by lektroluvrecords

Okay now we are heading into the second day of snow and some of us, in us I mean me, are getting a little stir crazy. Nothing like a little fidget house to break loose from the cabin fever. Mightfools are back with another mixtape and with this duo, anytime they release a mix, I listen. I hope you do too.... Enjoy!


1. P Money – Dance With You (Bombs Away Remix)
2. Kid Massive & Bass Kleph – All Right (Ali Payami Remix)
3. Firebeatz – It’s Like That 2011
4. LA Riots – The Drop (TJR Remix)
5. Marco V – Reaver
6. Lucid – Dobra
7. Chromeo – Hot Mess (Duck Sauce Remix)
8. Angger Dimas – Are You Ready (Oliver Twizt Remix)
9. Mvsevm – French Jeans (Dada Life Remix)
10. Junior Sanchez – Weee! (Play da Rave) (Sandro Silva Remix)
11. Mightyfools – California Roll
12. Vandalism – Vegas
13. Mightyfools – Tonight
14. Tai – Beat Down (Dillon Francis Remix)
15. Chase & Status – Blind Faith

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Eddie Adams "Drunk Girls" Disco Mix

Eddie Adams "DRUNK GIRLS" Disco Mix by Eddie Adams

With the second hour of snow falling here in Atlanta, I thought it would be smart to give y'all some hot music to go with the cold. I stumbled upon this mix today at Publix while my Fiancée was getting us supplies for the snomagetton (haha). I love all the re-edits and remixes in here. So sit back, enjoy watching the snow fall from above, and get down with this disco mix...


Craig Bratley - Birdshell (6th Borough Project Shell Toe Mix)
Bangles - Dub Like An Egyptian (Todd Terje Edit)
Ajello - Windy Disco
Talking Heads - Burning Down The House (Razormaid Mix)
Ray Mang - Look Into My Eyes
Visti & Meyland - Yes Maam (All Night Long)
Prince & The Revolution - Erotic City
King DJ - Attack Of The Killer Monks
Moullinex - 1stracklove
Bonar Bradberry - Raum Strasse
Jimmy Edgar - Hot, Raw, Sex
Flight Facilities - Crave You
Marbeya Sound - Blind Cause (The Love Supreme Remix)
Munk - Back Down (Cut Copy Remix)
Putsch 79 - Samasavel
LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls (Holy Ghost! Remix)
Headman - Private Show (Tape To Tape Remix)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Laidback Luke - Year Mix 2010

I know, I know... I am a week late in posting this but...

Very nice comprehensive list of the best house tracks of 2010. You would think it would be a mess with all of these tracks put together but it is free flowing and well organized. Many thanks to Chemical Jump for the post last week.

Download Link

Track List:


01. R.O.O.S. – Instant Memories (Kriss-One Rework) w/ The Partysquad & Afrojack – A msterdamn (Acapella)
02. Afrojack & Bobby Burns – Real High (Original Mix)
03. The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up (AN21 & Max Vangeli Bootleg)
04. Swanky Tunes – Across The Light (Original Mix)
05. Laidback Luke Feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Timebomb (Original Mix)
06. Nouveau Yorican – Jackit (Original Mix)
07. Nick & Danny Chatelain – Katrinyla (Mastiksoul Buff Buff Remix)
08. Justin Martin, Ardalan – Mr. Spock (Original Mix)
09. Dennis Ferrer Vs System F & Laidback Luke – Super Hey Hey (Tristan Garner Bootleg)
10. Tensnake – Coma Cat (Original Mix)
11. Harry Romero, Junior Sanchez & Alexander Technique featuring Shawnee Taylor – Where You Are
12. Sandro Silva – Hands High (Original Mix)
13. Major Lazer – Pon De Foley (Ludachrist Remix)
14. Afrojack – Drive By (Original Mix)
15. Bingo Players – When I Dip (Gianni Marino Remix)
16. Vandalism – Throw Your Hands Up (Angger Dimas Remix)
17. Congorock – Babylon (Dub Mix)
18. Swedish House Mafia – One (Congorock Remix)
19. Tai – Rocking The Set (Original Mix)
20. B.o.B – Nothin’ on You (feat. Bruno Mars)
21. Wynter Gordon – Dirty Talk (Laidback Luke Remix)
22. Sandro Silva – I Told Ya (Apster Remix)
23. Itch-E & Scratch-E – R.E.f.r.E.s.h. (Tom Piper Remix)
24. Green Velvet – Harmageddon (Original Mix)
25. Afrojack Vs. Radioclit Vs. Armand van Helden – I Want Your Divine Control (Laidback Luke Mash Up)
26. Robyn, Laidback Luke – Indestructible (Original Mix)
27. Martin Solveig & Dragonette – Hello (Sidney Samson Remix)
28. Swedish House Mafia – Miami 2 Ibiza (Instrumental Mix)
29. Carte Blanche – Do! Do! Do! (Laidback Luke Remix)
30. Drop The Lime – Hot As Hell (Canblaster Remix)
31. Green Velvet – Flash (Nicky Romero Remix)
32. Sidney Samson – Fill U Up feat. Sicerow (Club Mix)
33. Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B Remode)
34. Laidback Luke – Till Tonight feat Jonathan Mendelsohn (Original Mix)
35. D.E.R. & Julius Beat – Our feeling (KhoMha remix)
36. Wolfgang Gartner – Undertaker (Original Mix)
37. Michael Woods – No Access (Original Mix)
38. Calvin Harris – Flashback (Accapella)
39. Calvin Harris – You Used To Hold Me (Laidback Luke Remix)
40. Jay Robinson – Optimal Grime (Original Mix)
41. Adam F & Horx Ft. Redman – Shut The Lights Off (Caspa & Trolley Snatcha Remix)
42. DJ Die & Interface feat. William Cartwright – Bright Light (Original Mix)
43. Noisia – Shellshock ft. Foreign Beggars (Split the Atom)
44. Andy Milonakis – Chickentown (Original Mix)
45. Drake – Drake Over (Big Syphe Bootleg)
46. Steve Angello vs. Dr. Dre – Knas Episode (Laidback Luke & Junior Sanchez Mashup)
47. Avicii & Sebastien Drums – My Feelings For You (Original Mix)
48. Uffie feat. Pharrell – Add SUV (Armand Van Helden Club Remix)
49. Duck Sauce – Barbara Streisand (Ziggy Stardust Bootleg)
50. Boys Noize – Yeah (Original Mix)
51. iSquare – Hey Sexy Lady (Laidback Luke Remix)
52. Bart B More – Brapapella (Original Mix)
53. Kris Menace feat. Emile – Walking On The Moon (Respect To U-Tern Edit)
54. Mary J Blige vs. Fragma – Miracle Fine (ID Bootleg)
55. Tim Berg – Bromance (Instrumental Mix)

Adele - Rolling in the Deep (Jamie XX Remix)

Adele - Rolling In The Deep (Jamie xx Shuffle) by Hypetrak

Jamie the producer from The XX has been busy these days. I am absolutely loving everything that he touches including this bass heavy, stripped down, Dubbed out Adele remix. Adele has a golden voice and it seem like Jamie has the golden touch. Perfect marriage to get you Friday going.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hundred in the Hands Free Bonus EP

Just stumbled up on this...

The Hundred In The Hands - Gift of Four Downloads by Warp Records

The Hundred in the Hands

These guys and gals from Brooklyn have to be one of my favorite finds in 2010. Not by any stretch are The Hundred in the Hands a new artist but they are new to me. They passed me by with as much music I digest every day; so they may very well be new to you also.

I strongly suggest you buy their self titled album off the Warp Record Label. It's good old fashion electro / rock goodness. Reminds me allot of the sounds of Ladyhawke and some of the more light hearted Ladytron. Great rhythm. Good vocals. Nice instrumentation and hooks that just won't get out of your head. I have owned the album for a few weeks now and I still must listen to it everyday. Sometimes I wonder why I continue to search and search for music and on days that I find bands like this; it all makes sense. Here are some bonus tunes from my soundcloud page. This is my Fiancée's favorite track off the album. She's got great taste...

The Hundred In the Hands - Dead Ending by smithblogsatlanta

Mount Kimbie "Before I move off" (Video)

I have to give a shout out to MashKulture for posting this video today. Mount Kimbie was one of the best groups to drop an album in 2010 and am very happy to see them getting some more buzz.

This official video dropped in the middle of December and is a damn shame only 3500 peeps have watched it. The entire video is made up of still shots in strange mash of stop motion, flashes of messages, and a movement to the beat. I found it to be even better watching the second time.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Phaeleh "Fallen Light"

My man Merkatroid best described Phaeleh ,pronounced "Fella", as baby making music. Matt Preston's music is sensual. Its is definitely sexy. I guess it is still considered Dubstep. The more and more I learn about this genera the more I am intrigued to hear more. I love the sweet melodies Phaeleh uses over the strong Dub/Reggae influence. The album Fallen Light grows on me each time I hear it. I strongly suggest you check his SoundCloud Page out and hear more.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

"Swagger" Dem Slackers (Clockwork Remix)

Swagger (Clockwork Remix)- Dem Slackers by ClockworkMusic

I am vowing this year to bring y'all the heat when I hear it. I have been following Clockwork's music now for the last six months and the dude continues to drop some crazy tracks. Here is one that is incredible fresh (only three hours old via Soundcloud) that he submitted for the Dem Slackers remix competition. I had to share... enjoy!

Check out original from Dem Slackers... What do y'all think of the interpretation?

Swagger (Original) by Dem Slackers

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Jokers of the Scene bring in the New Year

Jokers of the Scene "Bright Lights, Big City" Mixtape/Video October 2009 by Jokers of the Scene

These first days of 2011 people will acting upon their resolutions. I sure hope that Jokers of the Scene haven't put away their club bangers for good in 2011 but for now I love the change. Jokers of the Scene have started out the new year with an entirely different sound then what I remember. Their newest mix is dark, minimal, and full of soundscapes...

I spent today in bed with a fever and the rain pounding on the windows. The dark and gloomy start of the new year was the perfect back drop for the Jokers of the Scene Mixtape released 10 days ago. At the time I had no idea about the history of this mix. Know that I know it just makes it more epic.

This mix is was played live on Toronto radio as the CN Tower was lite to the music. People could tune all over to watch and hear Jokers of the Scene literally play the city. Check out the live video stream to the mix below. This is some truly fantastic work.

Thomas Koner - Nuuk (Air)
Tim Hecker - Paragon Point
Dinamoe - The Green French One
M83 - Midnight Souls Still Remain
Telefon Tel Aviv - Mostly Translucent
Moderat - 3 Minutes of Nasty Silence
Radiohead - Treefingers
Nathan Fake - The Sky Was Pink (James Holden Remix)
Lcd Soundsystem - 45:33
Dj Hell - Hell's Kitchen (Playgroup Remix)
Boards of Canada - Corsair
Thomas Koner - Nuuk (Day)

Bright Lights, Big City - Ryan Stec - Jokers of the Scene Mix from Ryan Stec on Vimeo.