Midnight Music: Lorde – Yellow Flicker Beat [She’s Back!]

You thought she was a one hit wonder, and talked shit about her during her ascent to super-stardom. When you didn’t hear anything, you told your friends she was a one hit wonder and that you never really liked “Heroine” anyway. Guess what, she’s back bitches! Yellow Flicker Beat straddles the line between indie & electronica in a way only she can. This track is the lead single off of the upcoming Hunger Games Mockingjay Part I movie, just in case you didn’t think you were going to hear it a thousand times over the next couple of months. I am unabashedly a fan of her sound and her “zero fucks, do good art” attitude. I hope you’ll join me in getting excited for her next album, while bomping this to your hater friends.

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Midnight Music: Lorde – Tennis Court (Flume Remix) [Clouds Made Of Bounce]

Well, in light of the Major Lazer remix that came to light yesterday, I just wanted to be THAT guy, and remind everyone about the other remix of Tennis Court. Flume just sold out 3 nights in NYC, and if you don’t have a clear idea why, just put this tune into your ear holes. Flume has production that is unrivaled, with massive remixes hitting and his name climbing the festival bill very quickly. And if this tune doesn’t convince you, check out his remix of Gold by Chet Faker. I swear, the Aussies are combining their powers Power Ranger style. This is some potent, soulful & massive stuff.

Mix Of The Weekend: Porter Robinson’s Essential Mix [Smooth Vibes, Insane Feels]


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Porter Robinson is having a stellar year, with this Essential Mix being a highlight. This two hour sonic voyage brings in the sensibilities of the music nerd with the inventive imagination of every crazy boy genius you’ve ever read about. The mix is lush, full, inventive and masterfully mixed. I approve of all uses of Chrome Sparks, the Clint Eastwood he drops is incredible, and there’s even a Kingdom Hearts shout out 28min in. The Flume remix of Lorde and about a dozen other great tracks are highlights. He’s got the time to really work with his sounds and it goes swimmingly. He also features a bunch of tracks off his hotly anticipated new album, so there’s another reason to put it into your face. Listen to this in the sun.

 

Three “Royals” Covers You Need To See.

First up, the African Tribal Masquerade cover by Alex Boye’, which was done after purchasing paint & a wreath from Wal-Mart. A wonderful take on the original and something authentic from someone authentic. Ain’t nothing wrong with that.

Next, Puddles Pity Party. No that’s not the name of an episode of Adventure Time, it’s a 7ft tall clown with the voice of a tragic angel. He swung by Sleep No More last week and I couldn’t be happier that the guy is slowly becoming a name on the internets. The performance is perfect & the Pagliacci invocations are wonderful.

Finally, Pentatonix have whipped up a lovely acapella version for your listening pleasure. This perky little group deserves as much exposure as they can get, especially considering how awesome their sweet Daft Punk medley was a while ago. Check these 3 out, then forward them to your friends who think they’ve seen everything 😉