Dubber Side of the Moon: Easy Star All-Stars Remixed

Inspired by the burgeoning dub step scene and dub visionaries such as On-U Sound’s Adrian Sherwood and Mad Professor, the Easy Star All-Stars have compiled Dubber Side of the Moon. To be released this Tuesday, Dubber Side is a remix collection of the much lauded reggae smash Dub Side of The Moon. Each track features a unique dub producer exploring spaced-out reggae and bass-heavy remixes of the original Dub Side of the Moon, a reggae tribute to Pink Floyd’s iconic Dark Side of the Moon.

The All-Stars’ resident soundman The Alchemist‘s interpretation of “Money” is a bass bleeder from the start and is probably the track that fits easiest into the dub step category, but Kalbata‘s might be the most innovative mix on the album. Israeli born and signed to Soul Jazz Records, his mix merges the tech sound into dub-step. Boston’s mysterious 10 Ft Ganja Plant also provides roots heavy remixes to the album.

Easy Star All-Stars – “Money” (The Alchemist Remix)
 

Purchase on iTunes (Bonus Track Version)

Exclusive Premiere: Nneka Remixes of Heartbeat

Giant Step has the exclusive premiere of two remixes from Nneka‘s Heartbeat EP, to be released on October 5th. Her February full-length Concrete Jungle put her on the music industry’s radar, and since then she’s been praised as a new Lauryn Hill with a strong political message. For the Heartbeat EP, Nas hopped on a remix with producers like Chase Status, Kool Kojak, Crada and VLN.

“Heartbeat”-Crada feat. Nas Remix
 

“Heartbeat”- VLN Remix
 

“Heartbeat” (Album Version)
 

While you’re at it, check out DJ Booth for the Kool Kojak remix featuring (more) Nas here.

Heartbeat EP on iTunes

Concrete Jungle on iTunes

Mark Ronson’s Record Collection Out Now

Mark Ronson is back, and this time more than ever he means business – The Business INTL, in fact. Record Collection is the third album headed up by the trans-Atlantic music mastermind and, as usual, he’s brought a host of talented friends and mainstay collaborators along for the ride: Ghostface Killah, Q-Tip, MNDR, Boy George, D’Angelo, Nick Hodgson of the Kaiser Chiefs, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, The Zutons’ Dave McCabe, Spank Rock, Elinor Dougall, Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters, Cathy Dennis, Miike Snow frontman Andrew Wyatt, and more.

By now, half the globe is already familiar with the lead-in single “Bang Bang Bang,” a 3am Cote d’Azur disco beat featuring Q-Tip and MNDR that takes the French nursery rhyme “Alouette” and turns it into a Jean Michel Jarre meets NYC hip-pop sing-along. 2010 just got a lot more fun.

Mark Ronson & The Business Int’l -”Bang Bang Bang (SBTRKT Remix)”
 

More Info, Videos & Tracklisting

Various Remixes

Purchase on iTunes | Amazon

Remixes of Ellie Goulding’s “Starry Eyed”

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Already a success in her native England, 23 year-old UK singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding makes her stateside debut with her EP An Introduction To Ellie Goulding and a few exclusive performances, including tomorrow night at Hiro Ballroom (NYC). Described as “electro-folk-acoustic-pop,” Ellie’s songs mix heartfelt emotion with other-worldly atmospherics, spinning electronica into dreamy warmth. She’s also released a pack of “Starry Eyed” remixes by Penguin Prison featuring Theophilus LondonMonsieur AdiJakwobRuss Chimes, and AN21 and Max Vangel.

Ellie Goulding – “Starry Eyed (Penguin Prison remix ft. Theophilus London)”
 

More Info & Streaming Remixes

Mark Ronson Remixes

By now, you’ve surely heard Mark Ronson & the Business INTL‘s lead-in single “Bang Bang Bang”.  It’s become a smash hit everywhere, from Japan to Australia, France to Finland.  This disco number featuring Q-Tip and MNDR vamps up the French nursery rhyme “Alouette,” creating a NYC hip-hop sing-along with a twist of je ne sais quoi.  The new batch of remixes for “Bang Bang Bang” features Russ Chimes, SBTRKT, and Count & Sinden.

Mark Ronson- “Bang Bang Bang”(SBTRKT Remix)

 

Another must-hear remix is Major Lazer‘s transformation of the originally breezy “Bike Song” from cutesy to sexy.  Major Lazer focuses on Spank Rock’s verse for the song’s total makeover into a club bumpin’ techno beat.

Mark Ronson- “Bike Song”(Major Lazer Remix)