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Earthquakey People – Steve Aoki feat. Rivers Cuomo (Andrew W.K. Trash Remix)

23 Nov

A couple weeks ago we brought you  the Dillon Francis remix of Earthquakey People, a new track from Steve Aoki which features Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. It received quite a good reception, but Andrew W.K. has give the track the remix treatment to show how a little tweaking can change the entire feeling of a song.

You probably wouldn’t even recognize the original song other than perhaps the chorus. Steve Aoki is almost completely removed from the track all together in the Trash Remix. But strangely I am completely ok with that.

Check out the Andrew W.K. Trash Remix below and let us know what you think about which version you like better.

Earthquakey People – Steve Aoki feat Rivers Cuomo (Andrew W.K. Trash Remix) 

Download A Free Remix Album from Young Galaxy

23 Nov

Do you like free music? Do you like remixes? Do you like Young Galaxy? I’m not stupid, despite what The Conductor implies…I know that the answer to those questions is yes. Well do we have a treat for you today.

Young Galaxy have given the remix treatment to 11 of their favourite songs from some of their favourite artists. I’ve worked my way through the album and I was extremely impressed.

I like that Young Galaxy are showcasing some of their favourite bands and giving this album away for free. You can check out the Young Galaxy remix of Michigan Left by Arkells. As well you can download the album for free here, as well as below.

Download Versus – Young Galaxy 

Michigan Left – Arkells (Young Galaxy Remix) 

Electric Chapel – Lady Gaga (Two Door Cinema Club Remix)

23 Nov

First off, I respect the talent that Lady Gaga possesses. It’s not easy to pump out number 1 singles, but I absolutely hate what she stands for. The whole “born this way” gag is such a load of shit. You were born with face implants and having to wear giant costumes for every day life?

Anyways, I bring you a new remix of Electric Chapel simply for the fact that Two Door Cinema Club are one of my favourite bands and I feel obligated to post this. They actually make this song listenable and I am semi interested in seeing what else this Remix album has in store.

Check out Electric Chapel the Two Door Cinema Club remix below.

Electric Chapel – Lady Gaga (Two Door Cinema Club Remix)

Go Buy Part & Parcel – Make Do and Mend

22 Nov

The go buy album this week is an easy choice. The new Part & Parcel acoustic EP from Make Do and Mend is a wonderfully simplistic rock record that is more than worth your time.

I’m new to the Make Do and Mend party but I am first to sing their praise. When I came across this EP I knew it was time to share it with you all. There are six songs that combine acoustic guitars, piano melodies and soft drum beats that leave the majority of the emphasis on the vocals.

This album is a steal at just under six dollars on iTunes and I highly recommend checking out Ghostal and Transparent Seas below if you like acoustic indie rock.

We have been posting some mainstream acts to Go Buy recently, but remember it is the smaller non-major label bands that need your support the most. Go out and get this EP, I know I say this a lot, but you will be impressed.

Ghostal – Made Do and Mend
Transparent Seas – Make Do and Mend  

Nov 14-18 – Codhoppers Weekly Playlist

20 Nov

You may have noticed I’ve been a bit absent lately. This comes from a variety of reasons, including a busy work week, family illness and an 8 month pregnant fiancé…Along with all of these things there has also been a lack lustre amount of music to report on. Last week was HUGE with albums leaking so when the big Drake and Gambino albums dropped, everyone had already heard them.

Besides all of that I still managed to work my way through a good amount of music at work this week. You’ll notice that I got into listening to a series of albums from one artist in a row. It may not expose me to a lot of different artists, but it is a good way to hear the span of music an artist has produced. I listened to a lot of good music this week, so click on Read More to check out my weekly playlist. Enjoy and let me know what you think.
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Go Buy Camp – Childish Gambino

15 Nov

First, NBC is making a huge mistake by bouncing Community. It may never air again, which makes me very sad. Well one great thing about Community is it led me to Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino.

When I first started watching Community I also went out and picked up the Free-EP’s that Childish Gambino had released. I like to think I’m ahead of the curve, when really I have no idea.

The debut album from Childish was released today. Camp is a view into the brilliant mind that is Donald Glover and has blown me out of the water. It is my favourite album that was released today, which says a lot based on the albums that were released today.

I don’t need to say a lot about the material, it speaks for itself. Check out three of my favourite tracks from Camp below. Go buy this album now, you will not regret it, I promise.

Heartbeat – Childish Gambino
Kids (Keep Up) – Childish Gambino
That Power – Childish Gambino 

Hello Sadness – Los Campesinos Music Video

14 Nov

With Los Campesinos set to release a new album tomorrow, it actually was released across the pond today, they have just dropped a brand new video. Its kind of disturbing, kind of hilarious, but a great song regardless. My favourite part is the pineapple sunburn, but thats just me. Check out the video for Hello Sadness above and go buy Hello Sadness tomorrow.

Something Deadly – Fake Figures

12 Nov

Fake Figures are a new band comprised of members of other great hardcore bands like Atreyu, Scars of Tomorrow and Night Fall. They have their debut EP Hail The Sycophants set to drop digitally December 6th. Check out Something Deadly and look into Hail The Sycophants, I’m sure you’ll love it.

Stream/Buy Young Statues – Young Statues

12 Nov

It was a great week for new music. A lot of good albums were released and a few great albums leaked. In all the albums that were released unfortunately one slipped passed my radar.

On Tuesday Young Statues released a self titled LP that I have actually been really excited for. The worst part is when I brought you Spacism back in September I told you to mark it on your calendar and I didn’t even do that.

I feel terrible, I really do. But to make up for it you can now stream the entire album on the Young Statues Bandcamp page, and if you like what you hear there are different options for you to buy the album.

Thrice – Words In The Water (Polaris At Noon Remix) – Free Download

12 Nov

I’ve seen Thrice a few times in concert and each time I was amazed at the their live show, but they weren’t really a band that I’d go out of my way to listen to.

Well a few days ago they released this Polaris At Noon Remix of their track Words in the Water that has me reconsidering my earlier decision. I think I’ll be going through their back catalogue this week just to see what else I’ve missed out on.

You can check out Words in the Water the Polaris At Noon Remix below and if you like it you can do a tweet for track download which is too simple to mess up.

Words In The Water (Polaris At Noon Remix) – Thrice 

Give It Away (Psymbionic Remix) – Red Hot Chili Peppers

11 Nov

Got something new for you today as Psymbionic has thrown a new twist on a classic Red Hot Chili Peppers tune.

This track comes off Psymbionics new Illusions EP which is supposed to be released on December 13th by Made In Glitch.

Psymbionic throws a drumstep beat and some glitches to mix this track up. I really like what he has done here and can’t wait to see what else is on the EP. You can stream the track below and download the song as well as the instrumental of the track on Psymbionic’s Bandcamp page.

Give It Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers (Psymbionic Remix)

Another Reybee Compilation

11 Nov

If anything the music community is loyal to those within the family. Recently a member of the Another Reybee Production company experienced a devastating house fire causing tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage.

The guys at Paper + Plastic along with a slew of other labels and PR agencies have come together to put together a 41 song compilation with all proceeds going Rey Roldan.

This is a donation only download with a minimum of a dollar donation require to download this compilation. Each cent that is donated is going to help Rey Roldan get back on his feet.

You can click here to go to the Paper and Plastic website to help where you can. Check out the Polar Bear Club track from the compilation below and click on Read More to check out the full track listing.

Kneel On Nails 

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Music Video – Mis/Understanding – We Came As Romans

11 Nov

Check out this brand new music video from We Came As Romans. Mis/Understanding is from their new album which is out now on Equal Vision. Everyone needs some good hardcore music every once in a while.

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Pre-Order Mike Posner’s New Free Mixtape – November 20th

11 Nov

Now this is something I have never seen before.

Mike Posner has a new mixtape dropping on November 20th entitled The Layover which is rumoured to be filled to the brim with collaborations. Well you can now pre-order the free mixtape.

All you need to do is submit your email, date of birth and the country you live in and when the mixtape drops you will receive an email with the tape. It’s a great idea and I have already pre-ordered mine.

Click here to head to Mike Posner’s Facebook and register for your pre-order. 

Download A New Asher Roth Tune – Common Knowledge

11 Nov

This is a brand new Asher Roth song entitled Common Knowledge. It’s got a funky running piano synth riff that I really enjoy, plus Asher’s straight forward lyrical spit.

Check out the track below and download it for free if you enjoy, and tell your friends where you saw it.

I take this opportunity to recklessly pimp our Facebook and Twitter accounts so you can keep up to date with all things Ambassador Beats

Common Knowledge – Asher Roth

My First Crush Burns The Clouds – DJ Stroke

11 Nov

My apologies, I had planned to bring this to you last night but completely forgot when I got home from work and never got back to my computer.

This is another great mashup from DJ Stroke, but would you expect anything less? This tune features aspects from Feed Me, Nero, Newton, Skrillex and Kaskade. Now my knowledge on these artists is slightly lacking so I wouldn’t be able to tell you which artists add which part to the song, but I’m sure The Conductor would be able to and he will love this track.

Check out the stream and download link below. Download it while you still can.

My First Crush Burns The Clouds – DJ Stokre

Nov 7-11 – Codhoppers Weekly Playlist

11 Nov

Recently I have started working in an office, where listening to music is acceptable. For the first two months I listened to the local radio station that specialized in rock music. Unfortunately their music selection was awful, they played the same songs every single day and rotated between about 20 bands. On three separate occasions I caught them playing the same song within an hour and a half of each other, but these were not new songs! They were songs from the 90s!

Anyways I finally made a stand and decided to bring in speakers and an iPod and make my own musical selections from here on in. I saw this as a good opportunity to share with you what I choose to listen to when I slave away at work. Now lets remember that it is an open office where people can walk in off the street, so dubstep and rap are definitely off the list.

Click on Read More to check out the first edition of Codhoppers Weekly Playlist. You’ll also be able to view all my weekly playlists by checking out the Codhoppers page in the Authors link along the top of the page.

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Go Buy Winter Forever – Seahaven

8 Nov

A lot of albums were released today, and a couple big ones leaked yesterday. But I think you should move all of those to the back burner and check out Seahaven. Their debut LP Winter Forever was released today and it has me blowing off those other new releases to get my pop punk fill.

This isn’t your regular fast paced pop punk. The melodies and guitar lines are similar but the vocals are slower and remind me a lot of The Junior Varsity (which is a HUGE compliment in my books).

You can stream Winter Forever below and if you like what you hear you should buy this record. On Seahaven’s Bandcamp page there are a couple package options, even one that features vinyl for all those purists out there.

Kings of Pop Punk – The Fresh Clothing Mixtape

8 Nov

Back in January, we brought you the Fresh Clothing Winter Mixtape that was jam packed with great bands and great tunes. It exposed me to the song Something Personal by Bright and Early that has stayed in my weekly rotation for going on eleven months now.

Well last week Fresh Clothing released another free mixtape. Kings of Pop Punk Mixtape features The Wonder Years, Title Fight and Transit just to name a few. This mixtape might have a better track list than the Winter tape which I loved so much.

You can stream the mixtape below as well you can download it for free. Enjoy and discover some new pop punk band.

Listen To Childish Gambino’s New Album Camp Now

7 Nov

This is always the best way to go about letting people hear your music. By putting in on NPR, Donald Glover acknowledges that people are going to listen to the album before it drops, but at least this way he has a little control over it.

Head to the NPR website to stream the entire album before it drops next week. Enjoy

 

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