Coachella, Coachella, Coachella

If you’re going to Coachella next week, you probably should already be packing, but if you’re not, I’m here to help. Since it’s Friday, I’ll be blending in a few free downloads along with my preachy soapbox advice for surviving three days in the desert. Let’s start by providing a mix to light a fire under your tush to get you moving. Sure, Prince Fox … Continue reading Coachella, Coachella, Coachella

frankles free fridays

DJ Shadow announced that he’s starting his own record label, and calling it Liquid Amber, which is only nominally less cool than Jurassic Park’s petrified amber. That Spielberg is such a hipster. Along with the label announcement, he released a fittingly named “Liquid Amber EP,” and made 1/3 of its songs tracks available for free via THUMP.  Like most DJ Shadow, this song is ideal … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

Break Science dropped a little golden nugget yesterday with an unlikely mash-up (most of the good ones are) blending the laid back, slow jam of Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” with the even more laid back, slow jam of Tycho’s “Take a Walk.” The result is a truly surreal swaying rhythm, with the two seemingly contradicting melodies merged together masterfully. It’s even been made … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

Alvettee is a US-based long-time DJ just getting his feet wet with production, and he’s chosen mash-ups as his avenue of choice for practicing his new skills.  He took his own remix of Deorro’s incredible ‘Five Hours’ and merged it with Tiesto’s “Red Lights” to create a heavy and hectic mix called “5 Hour Red Light.” Visionaire’s remix of “Five Hours” shifts the song to … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

The first song is my new favorite remix, from Jason Burns and Jessie Andrews. There are so many modifications and changes made to the original song that it’s barely recognizable as a Drake song. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The fat, muted bassline is a thing to behold, and only seems to improve with each subsequent listen. Sampha’s reverbed-to-shittenor plays a perfect compliment I’d … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays: Electric Forest Part II

  First up is a song from Anna Lunoe, called “Bass Drum Dealer.”  It’s a good sample of what she’s all about, with an aggressive beat, house sensibilities and features herself in the vocal samples. What the fuck is a Zoogma?  This is a Zoogma…production.  It’s well outside of their normal vein, but I’m happy to see them working outside of their typical boundaries.  The Big … Continue reading frankles free fridays: Electric Forest Part II

frankles free fridays

Drake dropped a free track called “Draft Day,” which samples Lauren Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” for a clever, stuttering base. I’m fairly certain the song is a blatant attempt to get into Jennifer Lawrence’s pants.  Not even subtle about it, Drizzy.  I would have gone for an X-Men reference myself, but maybe your Hunger Games call-out will work better. M83 played Coachella two years … Continue reading frankles free fridays