Introducing: AVICII

Introducing: AVICII {0}

Avicii happens to be a young Swedish producer with a preternatural power to churn out golden progressive house music. Since bursting onto the scene in 2008, he’s managed to release 7 singles (all very good) with the most recent being a seven-minute gem called “Street Dancer.” Check it.

File next to: Deadmau5, Mylo, Wolfgang Gartner, Daft Punk.

AVICII – STREET DANCER

Eumig

Eumig & Chinon Remix Ginger Ninja {0}

Can you say Best post title of all time?

Contrary to popular belief, Eumig & Chinon aren’t a duo, but rather, just one superstar Danish producer by the name of Christian Kastbjerg. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of synth-rich house-influenced dance grooves, and I love what he’s done with the aptly upbeat tune “Sunshine” from (fellow Danes) Ginger Ninja. Simply put: the guy is phenomenal. And not to sound overly complacent, but this remix should be the gold standard for how to enhance a song without diminishing its original appeal. Give it a spin below.

GINGER NINJA – SUNSHINE (EUMIG & CHINON REMIX)

DIM

DIM’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 {2}

For my totally cliché Most Anticipated Albums list, I picked the 25 most important or enticing releases to watch out for in 2011. Have fun!

MillionYoung: Replicants
Release date: Jan. 11 [Old Flame]

The Smith Westerns: Dye It Blonde
Release date: Jan. 18 [Fat Possum]

Tennis: Cape Dory
Release date: Jan. 18 [Fat Possum]

The Decemberists: The King Is Dead
Release date: Jan. 18 [Capitol]

Iron and Wine: Kiss Each Other Clean
Release date: Jan. 25 [Sub Pop]

Destroyer: Kaputt
Release date: Jan. 25 [Merge]

The Go! Team: Rolling Blackouts
Release date: Jan. 31 [Memphis Industries]

Hercules & Love Affair: Blue Songs
Release date: Jan. 31 [Moshi Moshi]

James Blake: James Blake
Release date: Feb. 7 [Atlas/Universal]

Cut Copy: Zonoscope
Release date: Feb. 8 [Modular]

Mogwai: Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Release date: Feb. 15 [Sub Pop]

Drive-By Truckers: Go-Go Boots
Release date: Feb. 15 [ATO]

Toro Y Moi: Underneath The Pine
Release date: Feb. 22 [Carpark]

Dr. Dre: Detox
Release date: February 2011 [Aftermath]

Pains of Being Pure of Heart: Belong
Release date: March 2011 [Slumberland]

The Strokes: Title TBA
Release date: Spring 2011 [RCA]

Radiohead: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Label TBA?]

The Avalanches: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Modular]

Santigold: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Downtown]

Death Cab For Cutie: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Atlantic]

My Morning Jacket: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [ATO]

M83: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Mute]

Panda Bear: Tomboy
Release date: TBA [Paw Tracks]

Battles: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Warp]

Kanye West & Jay-Z: Watch The Throne
Release date: TBA [Label TBA]

New: MillionYoung debuts Replicants LP

New: MillionYoung debuts Replicants LP {3}

Let’s keep the introductions short as I’m sure most of you are already familiar with Floridian dance-rock prodigy Mike Diaz — otherwise known as MillionYoung. To date, he’s released two breathtaking EP’s (Be So True and Sunndreamm) and a handful of shimmering synth-soaked singles. On January 11, his debut LP Replicants will be released as a digital download and, after many consecutive listens, I can certainly attest to how wonderful it is. So good, in fact, that it’s currently my Top Album of 2011. (Only 355 more days to go!)

If you’re a fan of fellow chillwavers Toro Y Moi, Washed Out, Neon Indian, Memory Tapes, and/or Teen Daze, then be sure to pick up the album tomorrow. And while you wait, check out a few of my favorite tracks from Replicants below.

MILLIONYOUNG – COSMONAUT

MILLIONYOUNG – EASY NOW

MILLIONYOUNG – REPLICANTS

Friday Extended Play Mix 010711

Friday Extended Play Mix 010711 {0}

Happy Friday everyone. Thank you all so much for supporting this site over the past few months — I’ve had a blast getting things rolling. We’re now averaging 200+ unique visitors per day which is absolutely thrilling.

Here are a few gems that I’ve been loving the past few days; should help you finish out the week strong. Thanks again!

01. The Magician & The Gates of Love – Harvest (Teen Daze Remix)
02. The Concretes – All Day (Niva Remix)
03. Dent May – Eastover Wives
04. Waylayers – Fires
05. Gypsy & The Cat – Sight Of A Tear
06. Work Drugs – Third Wave
07. Reading Rainbow – Wasting Time
08. Futurecop! – Venice Beach (Germany Germany Remix)

Video: Bag Raiders

Video: Bag Raiders – Sunlight {0}

Sydney dancefloor kings Bag Raiders are so hot right now, even their music videos are on fire. Check out the new vid for “Sunlight,” a sparkling electronic hit from their self-titled debut LP that features Dan Black on vocals.

Introducing: PAINTED PALMS

Introducing: PAINTED PALMS {0}

Loving this track from San Francisco-based experimental pop duo Painted Palms. “All of Us” is the opener from the new Canopy EP, which is available as a free download on their bandcamp page.

File next to: Animal Collective, Dan Deacon, Atlas Sound, (old) MGMT.

PAINTED PALMS – ALL OF US

indie.mix.38

indie.mix.38 {0}

Hello 2011, nice to finally meet you. Hope that everyone had a happy holiday! I really couldn’t be more pumped for the year ahead — expecting big things from all the wonderful people in my life, and from the independent music scene.

2011 has the look of a game-changer. Never before have so many people discovered new music through outlets such as The Hype Machine, Elbo.ws, Shuffler.fm, We Are Hunted, exfm, mixedsens.es, and, of course, dan’s.indie.mix ;) The foundation for which popular music stood was shattered years ago, but the shift in widespread attention from mainstream to the generic classification of “indie” has evolved slowly. However, with the advent of music blogging in 2010, I saw this scene absolutely explode and expect it to reach new heights over the next 12 months. I’m excited to do my part.

Here’s to the start of an epic 2011…
Much love,
—Dan

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Track List:listen below!
01. Restless People – Don’t Back Down
02. Monarchy – Love Get Out Of My Way
03. Bag Raiders – Sunlight
04. Toro Y Moi – Still Sound
05. Teen Daze – Let’s Fall Asleep Together
06. Deerhunter – Revival
07. Rich Aucoin – Brian Wilson Is Alive
08. Matt & Kim – Good for Great
09. Rollerskaters – Sleep Tight
10. Young Galaxy – Cover Your Tracks
11. Wolf Gang – Lions In Cages
12. Two Door Cinema Club – You’re Not Stubborn
13. Kisses – Midnight Lover
14. Tanlines – Three Trees
15. Dirty Gold – California Sunrise
16. Generationals – Trust
17. Twin Shadow – Slow
18. Trophy Wife – Microlite
19. Body Language – You Can
20. Stornoway – Zorbing