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M.I.A teams up with Kovas to “Hit That”

Posted in Downloads with tags , , , , , on Thursday, April 16, 2009 by Ryan Buege

M.I.A., our favorite hip-hop princess, is back for a quick, sassy ditty where she’s trading rhymes with pop music go-to-guy KOVAS for a new track called “Hit That”. Just a few words to say; I’ve yet to hear an M.I.A. track that doesn’t make me boom-boom-bounce and this instant classic isn’t any different. Jeeze, these vox sting so nice, just right.

You can find the track featured on KOVAS’s new mixtape The Stimulus Package, but we invite you to look below and click that!

DIRECT LINK MP3: M.I.A. (featuring Kovas), “Hit That”

DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE: The Stimulus Package


Bassnectar {beys nek ter} : Other Side Tour

Posted in Concert Dates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Monday, March 23, 2009 by Nicholas Blexrud

Bassnectar, Other Side TourSo, what does Bassnectar mean? According to his website it means, “A freeform project that merges music, art, new media, social involvement, and community values; dedicated to a constantly-evolving ethos of collaborative creation, self-reinvention, and boundary-pushing experimentation.” My personal meaning is, “WOW, this guy FUCKIN’ ROCKS YOUR SOCKS OFF!”(Fist raised and pounding).

I have had the wonderful opportunity to see Bassnectar twice since I have been alive. The first time was at the Southern Comfort Music Festival held in Denver, CO, which featured headlining artists like Blonde Redhead and Gnarles Barkley; in addition to, the outrageous, whomping bass and eclectic visual display of new media broadcasted behind the low-hanging head of Bassnectar himself. The second time was more recently at the Ogden Theatre located on Denver’s renown Colfax Ave located on Capital Hill. I had just walked in when I heard the bass going through my sternum and knocking down the young raver behind me. A triad of lights, video, and sound, (specifically bass), overcame my senses as I jockeyed for a good position to watch the montage. Bassnectar was mixing everything from Slayer, Aphex Twin, MIA, and Lil Wayne, while producing ear-shattering cheers and roars from the crowd.

His diverse style of presenting and processing music, both audibly and visually, lulls eardrums into an ancient, transcendent melody of rhythm and rhyme. His music makes me look past hearing and seeing music at a live show, but rather the mixture of what Bassnectar stands for: A merger of music, art, new media, social involvement, and community values.

Keep reading for all the dates for the Other Side Tour… Continue reading

Audio: Radiohead vs. M.I.A., “Surprise Paper Planes (ComaR Mash)”

Posted in Downloads with tags , , , , on Thursday, February 5, 2009 by Ryan Buege

surprisepaperplanes(via Above the Fold)

So, maybe everyone on the planet has heard Maya’s “Paper Planes” in one form or another; either in its original smash hit form or one of the millions of remixes that sampled the song over the course of the last year. The song was so well played that it even inspired the mock Grammy category “Best Use of M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes””in the most recent issue of Wired (issue 17.02, p. 48). However, courtesy of ComaR and MN’s own Above the Fold, we are proud to present an awesome mashup of Radiohead’s ‘No Surprises’ and M.I.A’s ‘Paper Planes’. Whether you wanted to hear this song again or not, I strongly suggest you follow the link and listen in.. this late into the game, and it might be one of the better one’s to be released yet.

DOWNLOAD: Radiohead vs. M.I.A. – Surprise Paper Planes (ComaR Mash)