Phantogram: “Fall In Love”

I’m always interested in what Phantogram do. Their sample heavy music always hits out of left field and “Fall In Love” is no exception. The sped up and reversed samples make for a very big intro that drop into the background when Sarah Barthel’s vocals kick in. Its an electronic hip hop mesh that works completely, if you added a bit more soul you could imagine this on a Jay-Z album, but as it is its pretty great already. 

From the new album Voices, due in February. 



Big Boi: “Lines ft. A$AP Rocky & Phantogram”

Big Boi is firing on all cylinders for the release of his latest album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumours (due December 11th) and here is an excellent taster “Lines” featuring stellar bars from A$AP Rocky and Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel on the hook. It’s a delicious mix. 



Remix Baby: 2011 (RAC Remix)

I know, I know…I haven’t been around that much lately, lets blame the festive season and fuzzy heads. Hopefully I’m back now and in the next coming weeks I’ll be throwing in my best of 2011, what I’m looking forward to in 2012 and just good freaking music, as always.

Lets start this off right though with RAC’s 2011 remix. Every year Hype Machine put together their zeitgeist ish of the year (songs, albums, artists and what have you) and they also get some lovely people to mash up all these things together in a downloadable remix session. This year they’ve got Odd Future, The Go! Team, Jensen Sportag and RAC doing wondeful remixes. I’m staying loyal to one of my favourite remix artists out there RAC and throwing their amazing 2011 Music Blog Zeitgeist Mix up.

 Starting off with Phantogram's amazing Don’t Move it moves seamlessly through all the greats of the year with Theophilus London, M83, Toro Y Moi, Neon Indian, Justice, Lykke Li, Sunday Girl, The Rapture and Foster The People to name a few. Happy 2011…Bring on 2012. 

RAC vs The Hype Machine - 2011 Music Blog Zeitgeist Mix by hypem

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What Was Liked Last Month: October

This is what we liked in October…after the jump

(including Bon Iver, Hoodie Allen, The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine, Summer Camp, Phantogram, Coldplay, Emeli Sande, Foster The People, Childish Gambino, Frightened Rabbit, The xx, Lana Del Rey…)

G3RST- “Stand By Last Friday Night (Katy Perry vs Ben E. King)”

Icarus Himself (New album Career Culture out now)

Emeli Sande- “Daddy” audio & video

Common- “Mr. Blue Sky” 

Phantogram- “Don’t Move”

Oh Land- “Bloodbuzz Ohio (National Cover)”

Anjulie- “Boom”

Work Drugs- “Blue Steel” 

Frightened Rabbit- “Swim Until You Can’t See Land”

James Vincent McMorrow- “We Don’t Eat (VIDEO)”

The Knocks- “Brightside”

St. Lucia- “The Old House Is Gone (The Knocks Remix)”

The Temper Trap- “Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen Cover)”

Foster The People- Remixes & Videos

Anthem- “Don’t Move (Phantogram Remix)”

Trails and Ways- “Midnight City (M83 Cover)”

Kanye West x Washed Out- “Diamonds From Far Away (Carlos Serrano Mix)”

Bombay Bicycle Club- “Lights Out, Words Gone” & “Video Games” Live Lounge Session

Bon Iver- Remixes & “Towers (Live on Jools Holland)”

Coldplay- “Princess of China ft. Rihanna”

Childish Gambino- Remixes and tracks from upcoming Camp

Body Language- “Seeds of Sight”

Metronomy- “Everything Goes My Way”

Summer Camp- Daytrotter Session and Down from album Welcome To Condale 

Two Door Cinema Club- “This Is The Life”

Lana Del Rey- “Video Games”

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds- “AKA… What A Life”

The xx- “Crystalized (Neon Lights Remix)”

Florence + The Machine- “Shake It Out” & “Breaking Down” from Ceremonials

Slow Club- “If We’re Still Alive”

MIA- “Paper Planes (DFA Remix)”

Martin Solveig vs Dragonette- “Big In Japan”

Death Cab For Cutie- “Some Boys (RAC Remix)”

Multiple covers of The Black Keys "Tighten Up" (Phrase, Hoodie Allen, e-dubble)

DyE- “Fantasy”

Jordan F- “Last Night”

Theme Park- “Milk”

Jodie Marie- “On The Road (Summer Camp Remix)”

Clock Opera- “Lesson No. 7 (VIDEO)”

The Black Keys- “Lonely Boy”

Pearl & The Band and Sophie Madeleine- “Firework (Katy Perry Cover)”

The Weeknd- “Initiation” 

Coeur de Pirate- “Wicked Games (The Weeknd Cover)”

Beirut- “Santa Fe”

Hoodie Allen- “James Franco (VIDEO)”

e-dubble- “Fight For Days”

The Do- “Bohemian Dances”

Rosi Golan- “Seeing Ghosts”



E-Dubble: “Fight For Days”

Sampling the hot new Phantogram track Don’t Move, E-Dubble gives us another dope and FREE track to download, Fight For Days. Edubs never disappoints, so download it and support the hardest working guy in hip hop.

e-dubble - Fight For Days by edubble

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Album Stream: Phantogram “Nightlife”

After getting super excited about the Nightlife LP, the lovely Phantogram are giving us a preview of the new album over at their facebook page where you can stream a mini Nightlife EP. Earlier today, they gave us another track Nightlife from the upcoming album of the same name, out November 1. If Don’t Move was in the thick of things, this new track is an introspective step back. Check it out and stream the mini album here.

(click to pre-order the full album)




Remix Baby: Phantogram “Don’t Move feat. Anthem (Joy & Pain Mix)”

If I crave drama I’ll read up on Macbeth…middle finger up, with my feet up on the desk

This is the first introduction to New York rapper Anthem that I’ve had, and what an introduction. Spitting witty, insightful rhymes over Phantogram’s newest one Don’t Move, Anthem is getting people excited. His upcoming EP will be out soon, sponsored by our friends over at Sunset In The Rearview.

Phantogram - Don’t Move Feat. Anthem (Joy & Pain Mix) by AMGEsquires



Phantogram: “Don’t Move”

New things from this New York duo, Don’t Move from the new album Nightlife which you can pre-order here. Don’t Move is sample heavy and excellent, its lovely to hear new stuff from them especially as I’ve been playing When I’m Small a lot recently (that drop after the intro, oh my).

Phantogram- “Don’t Move”

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Phantogram: “When I’m Small” (@phantogram)

We love Phantogram’s When I’m Small so we thought we’d throw it up. Formed in New York in 2007 this indie/electronic duo have caught the attention of all the right people and toured with Yeasayer, The Antlers, Metric, Beach House, The xx, Zero 7 and Ra Ra Riot. So if you like any of them (and that’s quite a range) chances are you’re going to like a bit of Phantogram.

Phantogram - When I m Small by Scootervonhooter

When I’m Small is from the 2010 album Eyelid Movies

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