M83

Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 13

 

Happy Monday to everyone. Shake those cobwebs.

Tanlines released another single this week, they’re gearing up for their debut LP Mixed Emotions coming in just over two weeks.
Maybach Music Group’s explicit version of “Bag Of Money” was finally released this afternoon. Self Made, Vol. 2 on it’s way.
Arcade Fire is joining another super-duper stacked soundtrack for the film The Hunger Games (aka another Twilight soundtrack).
Mac Miller dropped two tracks this week for an upcoming project Macadelic, only one of which was worthy of posting.
Two beauty house remixes this week, one for Wiz Khalifa’s “Get Sum” done by Sound Remedy, and the other Eric Prydz on M83’s addicting “Midnight City.”
A couple bangers from Ace Hood and Bow Wow to throw in the “Workout Mix.”

 

Enjoy. Download/Listen

Top 25 Albums of 2011

Incredible, record shattering, inspiring, contagious, controversial, emotional, political.
2011 brought an abundance of greatness to our ears. The tracks stuck on repeat, the concept albums in your CD changer since release day, the pivotal party beat in your playlist you wait for like Christmas morning.
Thinking back, every genre set off a lightbulb to in my mind. Hip Hop seems to be the reining champ for play counts in the library of 2011. For Canada, Drake delivered his sophomore LP and we were introduced to The Weeknd with a  trilogy of brave mixtapes. Adele broke world records with 21, while Coldplay’s still going strong with their 5th full-length. In with the Indie was a dominant theme this year. Memorable TV scenes, Sportsnet highlight packages, Aritzia, you name it.
Twenty-eleven was a fantastic year in music, whether you’re an artist or listener.

Counting down my top 25 records of 2011 after the jump