Mixtape action to begin with on this cloudy morning. Produced by Urban Noize, this mixtape features Kanye West, Jay-Z and Adele and is entitled Brooklyn, Chicago and London for obvious reasons.
Adele & Kanye West – Â “Melt My Heart To Stone”
Hmm. Lil’ Wayne. What are we going to do with you? Iâ€™ve tried with all my heart to like his music but I just canâ€™t get into it. I think it is mainly his voice that irritates me. In this mix however he appears to have toned down whatever he does with his vocal chords slightly and I find it a good listen (In all probability it is because I enjoy the Passion Pit sample so much).
Lil Wayne – “Ambien” (Sleepy Trip)
As Mark discussed previously, Coldplay recently played at his former, and my current University which is of course the University of East Anglia. To celebrate such an outrageously big band playing at my university here is Jay-Z rapping over a sample of Trouble. If you like what you hear I suggest you download the rest of the mixtape.
Jay Z vs Coldplay – “Miss Trouble”
It took me a fairly long time to realise I actually liked the original of this next song. Not that I ever disliked it, I guess I just never listened to it properly. I am now a big fan and I love these remixes by Laidback Luke and Skrillex. Top Drawer.
Benny Benassi – “Cinema” feat. Gary Go (Laidback Luke Remix)
Benny Benassi – “Cinema” feat. Gary Go (Skrillex Remix)
Thereâ€™s been far too much Dance, Hip Hop, Electro and Dubstep tracks on this feature recently compared to the lack of indie remixes Iâ€™ve posted. Hereâ€™s a very chilled remix of Vampire Weekend who are just the total and utter epitome of cool.
Vampire Weekend – “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” (Black Dominoes Remix)
Although not a remix, I want to share with you this track from Kele Okerekeâ€™s new EPÂ The Hunter. The track is called Devotion and I recommend that you buy the rest of the EP as all of the tracks are very good. Big love for Kele.
Kele – “Devotion”