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Must Listen Monday

What does mid-August and a buffet of new beats have in common? Everything..

Grab that music fork and knife and chow down on new tracks from Francesco Yates, Tiara Thomas, Babyface (!) and remixes from Cyril Hahn, The Knocks, 7th Heaven take you into the late-summer music sunset.

Dig in. 

Francesco Yates/”Honey I’m Home”

This slinky, sexy, baby makin’ beat provided by Mr. Yates is just what you need in your music life right now. 

The Band Perry/”Live Forever”

Another down home romp from the country crooners await you. Brace yourself for the killer hook. 

Babyface/”We’ve Got Love”

Do you really need a reason to get down to some new Babyface? Absolutely not. 

Dillon Francis/Calvin Harris/”What’s Your Name”

Mr. Harris has done it again with a little help from Mr. Francis. 

Tiara Thomas/”Love You Like I Do”

Go on with this smoky groove, Ms. Thomas. 

Hurts/”Lights”

Is it 1975 again? Because it sure feels that way with Hurts’ latest disco-ball strewn offering. 

Matthew Koma/So F##kin’ Romantic”/The Knocks Rewerk

If you still aren’t familiar with rewerks cooked up by NYC’s The Knocks, you are f##kin’ missing out. 

Disclosure/”Omen”/Cutmore Refire 

The original and all of this will do.

Mai Tai/”One Nite Man”/7th Heaven Retelling 

That bass line though….

Carly Rae Jepsen/”Run Away With Me”/Cyril Hahn Rewerk 

Philly Mixtape wants to run away with this deep, dreamy remix. Even if it is with Ms. Rae. 

Rita Ora/Chris Brown/”Body on Me”

Last week’s jam-of-the-week. #lasttimeIswear

 

 

 

 

 

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Must Listen Monday

What do the music genres of deep-house, jazz, pop, drum-and-bass, jazz and Forgot About Friday all have in common? Each genre is delightfully featured in this week’s buffet of block rockin’ Must Listen Monday beats…

On the deep-house dance floor, Calvin Harris teams up with The Disciples for “How Deep Is Your Love,” SoulShaker team up with Adrianna Edwards on the deeply piano-laced, “What You Do To Me,” and Bit Funk rewerks “Ghosts” Higher Level by taking it to even higher levels of the deep house music sea…

On the Forgot About Friday music front, Carly Rae Jepsen delivers the sugary, “Run Away With Me,” and last year’s song-of-the-summer winners, Magic!, return with a delightful new sun-kissed romp called, “Sunday Funday ” which is aiming to make the band a two-hit summer wonder. And Philly Mixtape thinks it just might…

Also dancing along the list is Gia‘s EDM-drenched, “World,” Robin Schulz and Francesco Yates deliver some sexy “Sugar,” and the UK’s Rudimental serve up the most tantalizing track on the list with “Love Ain’t Just A Word,” which delivers a feisty jungle beat mixed to perfection with a smooth, sultry jazz influence. 

Ready…set…get your Must Listen Monday on.  

Calvin Harris/The Disciples/”How Deep Is Your Love”

Gia/”World”

Carly Rae Jepsen/”Run Away With Me”

Robin Schulz /Francesco Yates/”Sugar” 

Icona Pop/”First Time”

Rudimental/Anne-Marie/Dizee Rascal/”Love Ain’t Just A Word” 

Magic!/”Sunday Funday”

Sean Finn/Tinka/”Summer Days”/Ben Delay Rewerk

ZZ Ward/”Love 3X”/RAC Refire 

SoulShaker/Adrianna Edwards/”What You Do To Me”

Higher Self/”Ghosts”/Bit Funk Rewerk

 

 

 

 

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5 Albums You Should Be Listening to Right Now/Must Listen Monday Edition

1. Major Lazer/Peace Is the Mission

In just 9 songs and 32 minutes, Peace Is the Mission is sprawling with melody and simplicity–and that’s why this takes the #1 spot. It’s perfection from the collaborations to the chosen tracklist. The whole album has an ebb and flow to it that most from the dancehall genre don’t. The vibe-y set also also features some amazing female vocalists–,Nyla, and Ellie Goulding. All the feels all the way through while still bringing that island dub to the beach. Consider this your ‘”road soda'” album.

Snoop Dogg/BUSH

Who doesn’t love Snoop? He brings the mood, setting the background for sex by the beach in the jeep (or the suburb cul-de sacs). If the video for single “So Many Pros” is any indication into the chill vibes and slick production of the entire album, Snoop’s brought himself back into the light without every really leaving. He just kinda turned the lamp a different shade of purple. 

Ezra Furman/Perpetual Motion People

The non-conforming punk rocker (think LouReed / Bob Dylan / and NoFx rolled into one. ) keeps moving along on new album Perpetual Motion People and it doesn’t disappoint. Less jarring than his earlier records and more mature than most his previous, PMP is a focused collection of stories and warnings about people failing to fit in…anywhere…and to just embrace it before you crack in two. Ezra has this way of motivating you by the sound of his voice (the sound of a man’s mind ready to jump up in a crowd of sheep and rip out the projector they’re all staring blankly at). Chaos and destruction at its best:

Zella Day/Kicker

A slow jammer for the ride back home on a hot summer night, Zella Day has been on Philly Mixtape’s radar ever since her cover of White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army. Her album, Kicker is just as powerful…especially the fact that she has a full band behind her. Not as dramatic or polished as say Florence Welch or Lana Del Ray, but she certainly gives them a run for their money. 

Adam Lambert/The Original High

An album that is complex and full of real human emotion, but yet The Original High is still danceable, catchy, and slick. Scissor Sisters, George Michael, Madonna, and even…Nick Jonas…all seemed to have deliver influence to Adam’s latest set. A truly original summer dance album. It’s Adam’s voice and power that makes ‘The Original High‘ shine in its own world though. And for that…we thank you. Now go light up: