I’ll admit I’m a little late to the Fleet Foxes party but this one song has made me go out and pick up their self-titled 2008 debut. I don’t know why but I really enjoyed their brand new tune Helplessness Blues.
They have a new album coming out in May that goes by the same name as the new single. If it is anything like this song it may rank very high on my favourite albums of 2011 because this song has already cemented itself in my favourite songs of the year, but its early.
Check out Helplessness Blues below and enjoy the free download.
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
Another monday night and another big time guest on Windsor/Detroit’s finest radio show- The Rinse. Myself and co-host Feeva will be chatting with Vancouver native MosDam who has been launched into the spotlight after winning the Deadmau5- Sofi Needs A Ladder Remix competition. Tune in tonight from 10:30-Midnight to find out what is going on post-remix comp and what will be the future of the newest signee to Mau5trap Recordings. On top of this you will get an hour of the newest house/electro/dubstep/dnb music in the world…
Deadmau5 – SOFI Needs a Ladder (MosDam remix)
Deadmau5 – Some Chords (MosDam remix)
MosDam – Jamini DEMO
Matt Crofford is back with an awesome mix of Progressive House and Trance tunes to help you get through the winter weather. A huge storm is bearing down on us in the next couple days so if your locked up inside your house this mix is a great way to keep you busy.
You can download this from both his soundcloud account as well from Itunes as a podcast. If you like what you hear check out more Matt Crofford stuff from his soundcloud page which can be found here. He has a Fall, Summer and Spring Mix from 2010 that are all worth checking out.
Seasons Mix | Winter 2011
Holy shit I am glad I logged onto the wireless at this hotel because Paul David & Barletta just dropped a nasty little number on us. I can’t get enough of both of these guys and the collaboration only intensifies the talent that is brewing up in the Burner Records outfit. This is a Big Tuuune!
Barletta + Paul David – Domino
Before I take off for a weekend of skiing I will leave you with a banging trance tune courtesy of Dash Berlin and featuring vocals from Aussie- Emma Hewitt. This is a radio rip from Tiesto’s club life I believe but there are no tags and it is excellent quality. You can buy this track along with the dub mix and the radio edit HERE
Dash Berlin ft. Emma Hewitt – Disarm Yourself
Work is bogging me down but luckily Codhoppers has been picking up the slack here. Today I bring you some brand new dubstep from two cats that could be making contributions to our upcoming mixtape (stay tuned for more info!). Check them out if you haven’t already by clicking on the song titles below. All free, all quality, thats how we do!
Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Damn You Mongolians Remix) by Damn You Mongolians
Andre Nickatina – The Last Rap I’ll Ever Write (Slick Werk Remix)
West Coast Wednesdays! That’s what R.C. is up to. Another week and another banger. After last weeks Rap Song Freestyle, R.C. goes hard over Nicki Minaj’s Moment 4 Life.
I didn’t think it was possible but every time I hear a new R.C. song I am more and more impressed.
Along with West Coast Wednesday, R.C. is working on a track or two for the Ambassador Beats Mixtape. Be sure to check back because we have some great stuff coming your way in the not to distant future, until then check out Moment 4 Life.
Moment 4 Life – R.C.
Download: Moment 4 Life
With The Conductor having to go to a job now and having responsibilities I’ll pick up the dubstep slack. We got an email from Peter Shorten who shared with us this brand new remix he did.
Ellie Goulding covers Elton John’s classic Your Song and Peter Shorten throws a subtle dubstep remix over it to create an awesome track.
You can listen to this one below and download it for free. If you like what you hear click here to hear some other Peter Shorten remixes.
Your Song – Ellie Goulding (PSP Remix)
This is kind of a big deal. The Fresh Clothing Company out of New Jersey has thrown together 40 minutes of awesome punk rock music in celebration of their winter line. Normally these type of compilations hold shit bands that no one has ever heard of, well this mixtape breaks that mold.
NJ’s Finest Winter 2011 Mixtape features 12 songs from bands like Midtown, Saves The Day, Washington Square Park and Man Overboard just to name a few. These are some of the best bands producing music right now and this 41 minute collection is awesome and its FREE. You can check it out below in the bandcamp player as well as the track listing. I highly suggest going and downloading it right now.
1. Titus Andronicus – A More Perfect Union
2. Bright and Early- Something Personal
3. Washington Square Park- Explanation
4. The Front Bottoms- Maps
5. Saves the Day- You Vandal
6. Delicate Steve- Wondervisions
7. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists- Me and Mia
8. The Exotic Aquatic- Singularity
9. Camden- Penelope
10. Waking Lights- Lady in Rincon
11. Man Overboard- Real Talk
12. Midtown- Just Rock and Roll
You may remember Devill’e as he was a Twitter Artist of The Week last year and now his new album Night Job has made its Itunes debut! For only 9.99 you can grab this 13 song album that will have you wanting more.
You should go and grab this album now to support Ambassador Beats, Devill’e and Daquor Music. 9.99 is a steal for this album and it will be the best money you spend all week.
You can click here to head to Itunes to pick up Night Job and you can check out Stay A Lil Longer below to get an idea of what you can expect from this album. Remember, by supporting good music, you keep good music coming!
Stay A Lil Longer – DeVille
Bright Eyes are back with a brand new album titled The People’s Key. It is slated for release on February 15th but today we have a brand new song off that album available for free download.
Haile Selassie is an amazing song that makes me think that the new album will be one of the best to come out of the Bright Eyes camp. It’s catchy and simple but very addictive. Unfortunately we can’t offer you a preview of the song, so your just going to have to take my word for it. Have I ever lied to you?
To download this song, you just need to Click Here and provide your email to Saddle Creek records.If your a big Bright Eyes fan already you can pre-order The People’s Key by Clicking Here in CD/MP3 or Vinyl format.
This just came across the twitter feed. Ambassador Beats favourite Emay Remixed a song by Swimteam a while back and it was finally released today.
The Doppelgänger single is now available on Bandcamp for a dollar, or you can pay four dollars for 3 different versions of Doppelgänger and another track entitled New Skin For The Sky. You can check out all of the tunes below and if you like what you hear go out and buy it.
Explosions In The Sky are am amazing band. I’ve been listening to them for a few years and constantly listen to All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone while studying for midterms and finals. After taking a few years off they will be releasing a new album on April 26th entitled Take Care Take Care Take Care.
Today the band released the tracklisting and a video teaser for the new album. You can view both below.
Explosions In The Sky are not your typical band, as they do not include any vocals in their music, it is all instrumental which leaves the music open to many different interpretations. If you haven’t listened to this band before, take this opportunity to expose yourself to some excellent musicians and a genre of music you may not have experienced before.
1. Last Known Surroundings
2. Human Qualities
3. Trembling Hands
4. Be Comfortable, Creature
5. Postcard from 1952
6. Let Me Back In
The Game is back with a brand new Mixtape untitled Purp & Patron. This one features a whole slew of people including Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, T-Pain, Rick Ross and many other.
It’s is a two disc 29 song mixtape so there should be something for everyone. This one is hosted by Funk Master Flex and DJ Skee and you can pick it up by Clicking Here.
It’s a free download so go get it, because you can never have enough free music. Enjoy.
Today The Graduate put up a Pay-What-You-Want download of B-side songs from their latest album Only Every Time. They ask for a 4.49 donation as all proceeds from this b-side release will go to them getting back on the road to tour, but if you can’t afford that, then picking up the album for free is fine with them.
The B-Side is titled Every Other Time and comes with 5 brand new fully produced and mixed songs that were written for the original album but just didn’t make the cut. These aren’t demos or roughcuts but full songs, which I love. I’ve never understood why artists would release Itunes only bonus tracks and restrict their listeners so this B-side release is a great idea.
Listen to the B-side album below and click on the link to go download it. Bandcamp only allows for so many free downloads so you better get yours early before the opportunity vanishes.
I am happy to inform you that we have another very special guest mix plus a live interview on The Rinse tonight. Tune in to CJAM 99.1fm at 10:30pm tonight if you are in Windsor/Detroit or stream this from your Itunes by clicking here. Sound Remedy will be filling us in on his upcoming EP, gigs and remixes as well as throwing down a heavy set of electronic music. You may also hear one or two of the songs below on our show. Don’t miss this!
This Plane – Wiz Khalifa (Sound Remedy Remix)
WHO RUN IT?
In Bloom – Nirvana (Sound Remedy Remix)
If you haven’t noticed we are really diving into this Hip Hop/Dubstep combination here at Ambassador Beats. I really feel that both genres compliment each other and the heavy bass is a perfect addition to any rap song. I put together a mix of my favourite dubstep/hip hop tracks of the past year and was going to drop this around New Years but somehow forgot about it in the midst of getting our upcoming mixtape off the ground. Here it is, 11 songs in 21 minutes and is a direct continuation of Hip Hop Heavies Vol.1
Stay tuned for news about our mixtape and CD Release party. If you live in the Windsor/Detroit area you are going to want to be there because we will be rounding up some of the hottest acts in the area. Big things to come in 2011!!
Hip Hop Heavies Vol. 2
1. Kanye West- Runaway (Stylust Beats Remix)
2. Bassnectar- Boombox (Datsik Remix)
3. The Streets- In The Middle (Nero Remix)
4. Zeds Dead ft. Omar Linx- Out For Blood
5. Plan B- She Said (16Bit Remix)
6. Excision & Datisk- Swagga (Downlink Remix)
7. Excision & Datsik- A Millie
8. Nero- Act Like You Know
9. Bassnectar- Magical World ft. Illa Scorsese
10. Plan B- The Recluse
11. Devlin ft. Yasmin- Runaway (Nu:Tone & Logistics Remix)
Kaskade blew up in 2010 and there is no sign of slowing down. Here’s the preview for the upcoming remix to the breakout hit alongside Tiesto. I’m going to throw it out there right now and say that Tiesto will be back in his #1 spot as best DJ in the world and Kaskade will not be far behind.
While were on the topic of guilty pleasures here is one from Katy Perry that has been raped and pillaged by remixes. If you’re open to hearing ONE more then press play on this great prog house remix from Scottish dj/producer Barrientos. He gives it the club treatment while keeping crucial elements from the original and adding in a massive buildup with an equally satisfying drop.
Bonus: Check out his remix to Two Door Cinema- What You Know as well as another prog house gem and check him out on Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter and Official Site
Teenage Dream (Barrientos Club Remix) – Katy Perry
What You Know (Barrientos Remix) – Two Door Cinema Club
Sleeper (Barrientos Progressive Remix) – Peace
I think its fair to say that dubstep has officially taken over the world. Of all people to tap into this growing trend is none other than Britney f’ing Spears. If you’re sick of the original hit the jump for 7 remixes including Paul David, Barletta and Dj Kue’s takes on the radio hit.
Britney Spears – Hold It Against Me (Extended Version)