totally enormous extinct dinosaurs: one went away and then there were four.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Garden
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Blood Pressure

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs are a strange act. I’m never sure what to make of them. On one hand, they put out wonky pop-bassline crossover tracks like “Moon Hits The Mirrorball” and then they go and do things like have 2 Bad Mice remix it. I feel like they have no real allegiance to any particular style and will continue to mash it up their own way, which is a good thing, really. Their upcoming EP continues that trend and the above two tracks are the logical extremes on either end of the spectrum – the Hot Chip meets bassline “Garden” and the skittery funky/dubstep “Blood Pressure.” You can hit up their soundcloud to hear the entire EP, which will be out in June.

mixtape series 02: mezzir

Mezzir’s back and this time for a full feature of sorts. I actually can’t take credit for discovering this kid. All that goes to my esteemed vacationing co-blogger JJS III. But he’s a relatively new talent and should be making tons of waves soon. For now, however, he’s put together a little mixtape of his influences for our listening pleasure. In addition, he’s given us an exclusive remix AND wants everyone to know you can download his debut EP featuring a few bootlegs you’ve heard here before in glorious 320kbps. With that kind of generosity, how can you not check out his website, twitter, soundcloud, facebook, and myspace? Go be his friend and blow him up real big.

Aoki Takamasa and Tujiko Noriko – Vinyl Words
Dntel – (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan
The Jesus & Mary Chain – Just Like Honey
Iron & Wine – Boy With A Coin
Bright Eyes – Cleanse Song
Aesop Rock – Daylight
Foreign Exchange – Be Alright
R Kelly – Ignition (Remix)
New Radicals – Mother, We Just Can’t Get Enough
Robyn – Be Mine
Prince – I Would Die 4 U
Phoenix – Too Young (Zoot Woman Remix)
Katy Perry – Waking Up In Vegas
Genesis – Invisible Touch
Minus The Bear – Absinthe Party At The Fly Honey Warehouse
The New Pornographers – Myriad Harbour
Jimmy Eat World – Lucky Denver Mint
Earth Wind And Fire – September
Foreign Exchange – All That You Are (Remixes Blend)
Phoenix – Embuscade

Missy Elliot - Gossip Folks (Mezzir Remix)

ddamage: you can see it in my eyes.

dDamage - Ray Break ft Christ
dDamage - Ink 808 ft Krazy Baldhead
dDamage - The Truth ft Young Jeezy, Agallah, & Sin

Its not often you find a record that features guests like Young Jeezy, Krazy Baldhead, and Christ. But its not often you find a project like dDamage, either. These French wunderkinder have been lurking underground for years, subtly tweaking and refining their sound. In many ways, Aeroplanes feels like the culmination of a decade of knob twiddling, an explosion of success sure to come.