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Jump Jump Dance Dance
“Modern Eyes”
(Bit Funk Remix)
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GRAB IT HERE!


Did you miss Afro-punk this weekend? You know, the African-American minded rock fest from which Santigold, The Noisettes and Janelle Monae sprang, and Saul Williams tends to grace each year? If so, quit beating yourself up and revel in this tasty sampler from Bad Rabbits—a freaky funk band that very simply sounds…like Prince. Want more? A compilation featuring too many excellent acts to count lives right here.


We've mentioned the dogoodery of Heaps Decent before, but just as a quick refresher: The label/charity, co-founded by Diplo, provides Australian youth with music and production workshops, often under the stewardship of a notable DJ/producer. Their latest release is "Anywhere But Here," born from a session A-Trak conducted with residents of the Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre in Wagga Wagga, NSW, where the Fool's Gold boss built a beat around a didgeridoo sample for the centre's aspiring rappers. It's raw and elemental like made-in-a-day rap should be, and there's a more contextual backstory at both A-Trak and Mad Decent's blogs. Heaps Decent are giving away the tune for free, so, if you can, donate a few dollars in return to help cause.



Carl Craig, Poseidon riding Detroit techno's second wave, lurks among good company on the remix-only bonus disc of the forthcoming Zero 7 'Best of' collection. The reworked chords of "Futures" gleam and shimmer amid other choice cuts from Joker, Julio Bashmore, Dabrye, Stereolab, Madlib and Pepe Braddock - find them, along with all your favourite Zero 7 originals, on Record; out today through Atlantic.


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This is day one of our exclusive weeklong JAPAN WEEK where we take you inside the hottest sneaker stores, fashion boutiques, and cultural happenings in Tokyo.
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:Shouts 2 - Chelsea/KarmaloopTV*


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Ahahahhaha Chris Brown starts crying what a display man I was on the floor when this happened.


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Are you kidding me Kesha Cole performing Hayley's part was so bad I almost changed the channel.


Young Jeezy
feat.
Drake
Lose My Mind
(Remix)
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[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]


Florence and The Machine
Cosmic Love
(Short Club Remix)
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[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]


A little something from Chromeo's forthcoming album Business Casual (out 9/14 on Atlantic)...their new single "Don't Turn The Lights On"!
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GRAB IT HERE!
:Shouts 2 - Chad/Total Assault*


California Gurls (HYPER CRUSH REMIX) by Hyper Crush

:Shouts 2 - Hyper Crush*


The iPhone app: Brooklyn To Babylon: Shinobi Ninja Attacks!
Shinobi Ninja Attacks! is like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles meets Double Dragon, with drumsticks and guitars instead of katanas and nunchucks. While the band's music is bumping in the background, players choose their favorite Shinobi Ninja member and fight their way through the streets of Brooklyn, subway cars, and a massive line at the mythical Club Babylon to rock a show. Along the way players beat up evil hipsters, knock down douchebags from the Jersey Shore, and subdue angry subway riders, as they earn points and treasure.

The game comes pre-loaded with five Shinobi Ninja music tracks, one remix, and two music videos that can be unlocked for free as gamers reach higher levels. Shinobi Ninja Attacks! also rewards fans for making the real world journey to a Shinobi Ninja show. The app uses smartphone GPS capability to locate concertgoers who have installed the app, so they can be further rewarded over-the-air (OTA) with more free music and promotions.

Shinobi Ninja:The Video Game EP
"Blaow!! Straight up in ya face!" Brooklyn's Shinobi Ninja is on the attack! A six piece diverse collective, Shinobi Ninja is the ultimate fusion of hip urban fashion, tech savvy, and DIY ambition. With their unique bouillabaisse (If you caught the Paul's Boutique reference, you'll get where we're coming from) of throwback hip-hop, punk, reggae, and thrash, Shinobi Ninja crafts party anthems for the touch screen generation, old school hip-hoppers, discerning hipsters and anyone with a pulse.
:Shouts 2 - Ben/Rocket Science*


Grasscut - '1 Inch 1/2 Mile' Album Mini-mix by Ninja Tune

:Shouts 2 - Leslie/Ninjatune*

Rock-N-Jocks just released this Montreal Expos Custom New Era 59/50 Fitted which is a perfect match for the Jordan 8 aquas and Jordan 5 grapes. The front of the hat is done in teal, with the sides and back of the hat in black. The bill is all purple. The embroidered expos logo on the front of the hat is done in aqua, white, purple, and outlined in black. The back of the hat has the embroidered m.l.b. logo in black, white, teal, and purple. Hurry and get yours since it is only limited to just 30 total pieces. Exclusively available at www.rocknjocks.com. Also be sure to follow RNJ on twitter at www.twitter.com/rocknjocks


In anticipation of the song's release, each artist is also featured in a short film, with the second installment exploring Kid Cudi's life, and the influences that make him one of today's most pioneering artists. The film captures Cudi exploring his native Cleveland and provides a unique look into his artistic journey.

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:Shouts 2 - Diego/Cornerstone*


:Shouts 2 - Stephen/MtvU*


- Dir. Noaz Deshe
:Shouts 2 - Kathryn/Biz 3*


THIS IS SICK!
;Shouts 2 - Thomas/biz 3*


:Shouts 2 - Travis/Upper Class Records*

Since his MTV days, Simon Rex aka Dirty Nasty has really made a name for himself not only with his music, but also as an actor, producer, and comedian. In regards to his acting career, Simon Rex has starred in hit TV shows such as Felicity, Jack and Jill, What I Like About You as well as making guest appearances on Baywatch, Everwood, and Summerland. He has also acted in feature films including Scary Movie 3, Superhero Movie, Scary Movie 4, Hotel California, and more.

Simon Rex's alter ego Dirt Nasty has given him the opportunity to tour the world developing a die-hard fan base who sells out all-age shows and nightclubs across the world. For more up-to-date information on Dirt Nasty and his upcoming album "Nasty as I Wanna Be", please visit www.DirtNastyMusic.com or follow him on Twitter, http://twitter.com/Dirt_Nasty

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:Shouts 2 - Anne/Lizzie Grubman PR*


Bomb The Bass
"Boy Girl"
(FM Radio Gods Remix)
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:Shouts 2 - Stephen/K7!*

Pharrell Williams - Rocket's Theme (Despicable Me Soundtrack) by ataricoolkids
In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. (Yes, the moon!) Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. The world's greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

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:Shouts 2 - Iga/Universal music Group*


:Shouts 2 - Big Dada/Ninja Tune*


Freedom Or Death - Lost In Dances by ataricoolkids

From their new EP "Crowds" also look out for their
Pink cover "Sober" dropping towards the end of the summer!


This nerdy kid got caught beating his meat in the computer and dude confronts him....ahahhahahha!!!


1 DRAKE YM/CASH MONEY/UNIV MOTOWN
462,989*

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not bad for the an artist that's based mostly on hype anywho I anticipated lower numbers around the 200 range but all is good for Hiphop!


The Morning Benders
"Stitches"
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Tokyo Police Club
Breakneck Speed
(Jetlag Remix)
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[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]


Memoryhouse
To The Light House
(Millionyoung Remix)
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[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]


THE ED BANGER 7
Baby I'm yours
(Aeroplane Remix)
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[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]

:Shouts 2 - Chloe/Konbini France*


Rusko (feat. Amber Coffman) - 'Hold On'


Today, 2010 XXL Freshman cover star Donnis drops the long awaited Fashionably Late: The Mixtape. Guest verses from Yelawolf, Pill, OJ Da Juiceman, and GLC as well as all-original production make it well worth the wait. Ill Will, Clinton Sparks and DJ Rockstar give it the stamp of approval, too.


Sia
Clap Your Hands
(Prince Vince Remix)
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Rapper Tabi Bonney meets with KarmaloopTV and talks mixtapes, Africa, making it the the old school way and showering with snakes. Download his new mixtape “A Place Called Stardom” here: http://tiny.cc/a4v76

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:Shouts 2 - Chelsea/KarmaloopTV*


Asher Roth is asking his fans to create their own music video for his new single G.R.I.N.D 'Get Ready It's a New Day'. Asher and his crew will select the top 5 to be voted by the fans. One winner will receive 4 tickets to the nearest Asher show as well as credit to the official G.R.I.N.D. music video. Spread the word.
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Read Asher's blog for more details:
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[CLICK HERE!!]

:Shouts 2 - Thomas/Biz 3*


Big News. Rock-N-Jocks which has a huge selection of the best custom New Era fitteds in the land is now also shipping to Canada. So if you are in Canada and want some exclusive New Era fitteds then go purchase yours now at www.rocknjocks.com


Said to be one of Michael Jackson's favorite songs, and sung lovingly at his memorial a year ago almost exactly by his brother Jermaine, this week's Mashup Monday goes all the way back to 1936 to famed silent film comedian Charlie Chaplin's bittersweet "Smile" as sung sweetly with a jazzy twist by hip-hop/R&B/pop mashup-unto-herself Janelle Monae.


The Shins
"Goodbye Girl"
(Squeeze Cover)
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[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]

:Shouts Diego*


Nas
"Hey Young World"
(Slick Rick Cover)
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[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]

:Shouts 2 - Diego/Cornerstone Promotions*


Tracklist:
1. Katy Perry Feat Snoop Dogg – California Gurls (Inner Party System Remix) (04:27)
2. Katy Perry Feat Snoop Dogg – California Gurls (Inner Party System Remix Radio) (03:40)
3. Katy Perry Feat Snoop Dogg – California Gurls (Mstrkrft Remix) (03:59)
4. Katy Perry Feat Snoop Dogg – California Gurls (Mstrkrft Remix Radio) (03:28)
5. Katy Perry Feat Snoop Dogg – California Gurls (Passion Pit Remix Radio) (03:11)
6. Katy Perry Feat Snoop Dogg – California Gurls (Passion Pit Remix Main) (04:23)


Meet EE. The dynamic digital dance duo and very first total art performance team ever to come out in Korea.


Ron Artest
(Feat. Max B, Mistah Fab & Mike Beck)
"Something Tonight"
[Unreleased]
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:Shouts 2 - Worldstar Hiphop*


Lupe Fiasco
"Nothin On You"
Feat.
Bruno Mars
(Original)
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[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]


HEALTH
"We Are Water"
(Soft Encounter Remix)
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[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]


MURDER MYSTERY
I Am If You Are.
Change My Mind.
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:Shouts 2 - Jeremy/Murder Mystery*


Snoop Dogg
"Oh Sookie"
True Blood Music Video HD
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Yes another True Blood FAN WE TAKING OVER!!!
HAHAHHAHHAHHAH this song is fucking hilarious!!


Justin Bieber (Remix) (feat. Usher)
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Can somebody get this kid some dance lessons???


Tokyo Police Club
Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)
(DOM Remix)
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[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]

Rock-N-Jocks just released this Montreal Expos Custom New Era 59/50 Fitted which is a perfect match for the Jordan 8 aquas and Jordan 5 grapes. The front of the hat is done in teal, with the sides and back of the hat in black. The bill is all purple. The embroidered expos logo on the front of the hat is done in aqua, white, purple, and outlined in black. The back of the hat has the embroidered m.l.b. logo in black, white, teal, and purple. Hurry and get yours since it is only limited to just 30 total pieces. Exclusively available at www.rocknjocks.com. Also be sure to follow RNJ on twitter at www.twitter.com/rocknjocks.


6/22/10 New York, NY - AEG Nokia Theatre
6/23/10 New York, NY - AEG Nokia Theatre
6/24/10 Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand at Foxwoods MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
6/26/10 Atlantic City, NJ - Electric Factory Concerts Borgata Spa & Resort - Event Center
6/27/10 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Rams Head Live
6/28/10 Washington DC - IMP 9:30 Club
6/30/10 Norfolk, VA - NorVA Productions The Norva
7/2/10 Charlotte, NC - Live Nation The Fillmore
7/3/10 Myrtle Beach, SC - Live Nation House of Blues
7/6/10 Knoxville, TN - AC Entertainment Tennessee Theatre
7/7/10 Nashville, TN - AEG Ryman Auditorium
7/9/10 Cleveland, OH - PlayhouseSquare Allen Theater
7/10/10 Louisville, KY - Kentucky Center Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
7/12/10 Chesaning, MI - Meridian Entertainment Group Chesaning Showboat Music Festival
7/13/10 Lansing, MI - Meridian Entertainment Group Common Ground Music Festival
7/16/10 Witchita, KS - AEG The Cotillion
7/17/10 Denver, CO - AEG Paramount
7/19/10 Boise, ID - AEG Morrison Center
7/21/10 Portland, OR - AEG Crystal Ballroom
7/23/10 San Francisco, CA - Goldenvoice The Warfield
7/24/10 Lincoln, CA - Station Casinos Thunder Valley Casino
7/25/10 San Francisco, CA - Goldenvoice The Warfield
7/27/10 Costa Mesa, CA - OC Fair and Event Center OC Fair - Pacific Amphitheatre
7/28/10 Costa Mesa, CA - OC Fair and Event Center OC Fair - Pacific Amphitheatre
7/30/10 San Diego, CA - AEG Symphony Hall
7/31/10 Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino The Beach at Mandalay Bay
8/12/10 Upper Darby, PA - Live Nation Tower Theatre
8/13/10 Bethlehem, PA - ArtsQuest Musikfest
8/14/10 St. Jean, QC - DKD Events St-Jean Balloon Festival
8/16/10 Concord, NH - Kirschner Concerts Capitol Center for the Arts
8/19/10 Hyannis, MA - The Music Circus Cape Cod Melody Tent
8/20/10 Cohasset, MA - The Music Circus South Shore Music Circus
8/21/10 Hampton, NH - Live Nation Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
9/4/10 Rockford, IL - Meridian Entertainment Group On the Waterfront
9/10/10 Thackerville, OK - Gary Osier Presents Winstar Casino
9/18/10 St. Petersburg, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc. / Tampa Bay Rays Tropicana Field
9/21/10 Puyallup, WA - AEG / Western Washington Fair Western Washington Fair

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:Shouts 2 - Jamie/Total Assault*



:Shouts 2 - Dave Wrangler*


Chanes
"Gangster"
(New Music)
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[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]

:Shouts 2 - Chanes*


"Steppin' Up" , the latest release from the forthcoming full-length showcases M.I.A's characteristic swagger and style. "Steppin' Up" is available now on iTunes - http://bit.ly/aImF4T
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:Shouts 2 - Sophia & Diego/Cornerstone Promotions*


Passion Pit
“Little Secrets
(Plus Move Remix)
[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]

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:Shouts 2 - Justin/rephlektor inkorporated*

The Soundmen are the NYC/Seattle production duo of Justin Jamison and Scott Durday. They have produced and remixed records for artists such as Glasvegas, The Drums, Super Viral Brothers, 33hz, P.SO (AOK Collective), June, Ron Browz, G Dep and many others. Their genre bending sounds always bring a new angle to their projects while maintaining a solid grounding in catchy melodies and inventive percussion. Their production has been featured on Nahright, The Fader, 2Dopeboyz, Paste Magazine, Urb, Rolling Stone, Okayplayer and many other notable blogs and sites.

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[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]
:Shouts 2 - Scott(1/2 of The Soundmen)


In this short feature VICE caught up with Boys Noize at the Pan Am Hotel in Berlin. The artist details his experience in the music industry. From humble beginnings playing sets in school lunchrooms as a teenager, he fully embraced digital technology and attributes that to his success. Boys Noize believes that technology is ultimately what makes music exciting, with its' ability to transform and make new sounds of out the old.
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What is the Creators Project?
A few weeks Vice and Intel launched The Creators Project, a global initiative bringing together the world’s leading and most relevant innovators in music, art, film, design and architecture through a common passion for creativity and technology. The event series kicks-off in New York City June 26th with installations and exhibits by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Takeshi Murata, Karl Sadler, Mark Essen and Radical Friend, and performances by Mark Ronson, Interpol, Die Antwoord (first NYC show), Gang Gang Dance, N.A.S.A, during Sleigh Bells and Salem. For more information you can go to http://thecreatorsproject.com/nyc
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:Shouts 2 - Caitlin*
Vice Magazine/ VBS.TV /Virtue Worldwide


(Stockholm, SE) Sweden has been impacting the American music scene for decades, and its newest starlet Kerima has something special. "This Night" is already a hit overseas where it has been #2 for over a month on Sweden's leading social network Snowfish. In the U.S., "This Night" already has a radio buzz and is quickly spreading across dance radio formats. SiriusBPM has been spinning "This Night" over 35 times a week, AOL Radio sent "This Night" directly to their Top Dance channel where it is gaining popularity, Party 105.5 added "This Night" to their Club Cuts rotation with 10-14 spins a week, and internet dance radio trendsetter Fusion Radio added "This Night" last week. Kerima "This Night" was produced by Eric LeTennen (Ace of Base) and is out today, June 8th via Phatplanet / Phase One.

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Shouts 2 - Kelly/Stachemedia*


While touring the West Coast with Chiddy Bang on their Opposites of Adult Tour, The Pack has released the second track off their forthcoming album Wolfpack Party. The track, "Sex On The Beach," produced by The Cataracs, comes just in time for the Summer, and is available on iTunes as a Deluxe Single (for $1.99) where you’ll also receive 2 additional tracks.

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[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]
;Shouts 2 - Chad/Total Assault*

Tracklist:
1. (Intro) Bart B More - Brap!
2. The Squatters - Monster
3. Hyper Crush - Ayo (Produced by Diplo)
4. Nari & Milani & Cristian Marchi ft. Luciana - I got My Eye On You (Chuckie Remix)
5. Will Bailey & Punk Rolla - Kata
6. Sidney Samson - The World is Yours
7. Benny Benassi - Satisfaction (Afrojack Remix)
8. Sidney Samson ft. Lady Bee - Shut Up and Let it Go (Chuckie Remix)
9. Mr. Oizo - Positif (Mendoza Remix)
10. Mowgli - London to Paris
11. Noob & Brodinski - Peanuts Club (BeataCue Remix)
12. Dada Life - Let's Get Bleeped Tonight (Tiesto Remix)
13. Arma & Asino - Bad Girl
14. Arma & Asino - Bad Girl (Asino's Rework)
15. Sound of Stereo - Button (BeataCue Remix)
16. Richard Vission & Trash Yourself - Get Down
17. Richard Vission & Trash Yourself - Get Down (Lucky Date Remix)
18. Woflgang Gartner - Undertaker
19. Boys Noize - Transmission (Tiga Remix) w/ vocal from Trash Yourself - Touch
20. Mechanical Resistance - Vission
21. Les Savy Fav - The Slip (Kids at the Bar Remix)
22. Scanners - We Never Close (Designer Drugs Remix)

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[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]
:Shouts 2 - Trash Yourself*


Pete Sayke
featuring Mike Schpitz
"What It Sounds Like"
produced by Maja 7th
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[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]

;Shouts 2 - Mike Schpitz*


:Shouts 2 - Frank/Cornerstone promotions*


Robyn's highly anticipated Body Talk PT 1 is available today on Cherrytree Records. The album features her critically acclaimed single "Dancing On My Own" -- a heart-wrenching song that will bring a lump to your throat, and the natural successor to "With Every Heartbeat."

Body Talk Pt 1 picks up where Robyn left off in 2008, with an emphasis on sweeping, emotional dance tracks and the biting, quirky rap-pop with which she made her name. The album’s title reflects the singer’s love of dance culture, having spent three years promoting her last album in clubs across the world. It also reflects her personal intrigue with the disconnect between what your body does and what your mind wants.

At a time when the charts seem to be dominated by female solo artists, Robyn represents one of the few who is actually prepared to be an individual and let the songs do the talking. There’re no elaborate costumes, no carefully constructed image, no industry machine; instead of cultivating a pop aesthetic which will guarantee commercial returns, Robyn has spent most of the last ten years doing everything she can to find a way to be herself.

Head over to iTunes to grab Body Talk PT 1 today.

Track list:

1. Don't F*cking Tell Me What To Do
2. Fembot
3. Dancing On My Own
4. Cry When You Get Older
5. Dancehall Queen
6. None of Dem
7. Hang With Me (Acoustic)
8. Jag Vet En Dejlig Rosa

Album on iTunes: http://bit.ly/bgSC8X
:Shouts 2 - Jamie/Total Assault*


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:Shouts 2 - Chelsea/KarmaloopTV*


Sweet baby Jesus is Katy Perry Hot!!


Mark Ronson
ft. Q-Tip & MNDR


Drake
"Light Up"
feat.
Lil Wayne & Jay-Z
(Rikers Remix)
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GRAB IT HERE!


Korallreven
“The Truest Faith”
(Ghostape Remix)
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GRAB IT HERE!


M.I.A.
"XXXO"
[Sylaxia Remix]
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GRAB IT HERE!


Robyn
"Dancing On My Own"
(J Wow Smoked Summer Mix)
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[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]


Limp Bizkit
"Jump Around Live/House Of Pain Cover"
(Family Values Tour 1998)


Vampire Weekend
"Cousins"
LIVE


HEALTH’s “Die Slow” really flaunted the band's trademark haunted melodies over spine-breaking beats*, so we’re rather impressed with Tobacco’s transmogrifying remix in which slapping on a gritty ‘90s era balm and turning down the screws resulted in this slowish, hip-banging anthem. Ever dance underwater? Try it below. The oft-lauded Crystal Castles collaborators are dropping their next, DISCO2, on June 22 through Lovepump United.

*Personal anecdote: when I saw these dudes back in ’07 it was the first time in ten years I witnessed an actual, bloody, and sincere mosh pit both onstage and off. And then the band was so nice after the show; they gave me a free shirt from their merch table after recommending some summer reading.


Miguel
feat. J. Cole
(prod. Saalam Remi)


Another great interview from Arsenio Hall - Rosie and Madje .....Madonnas chains are fucking hilarious....


was watching this on the weekend Arsenio Hall interviews Vanilla Ice about MC Hammer it's just funny I guess and kind of sad at the same time.


Live Mtv Performance


Man is this the worst group since Milli Vanilli ...LOL I'm not even joking is this why Diddy broke up Danity Kane to fund this bullshit...if you go out and buy this album you should be a shamed.

M.I.A. has always had a high press profile, but in the past most of the attention was focused on her music, which between "Kala" and her 2005 debut, "Arular," has notched combined sales of more than 719,000 albums, according to Nielsen SoundScan; "Paper Planes," her breakthrough single off "Kala," reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, earned a 2009 Grammy Award nomination for record of the year and has sold 3 million copies. "In one way it's not their fault that they don't have music to write about," she says of the countless pop-culture pundits who've weighed in on Trufflegate, "because I haven't put a record out."

Until now, that is: Due July 13 in the United States on the singer's own N.E.E.T. Recordings imprint through Interscope, "/\/\ /\ Y /\" is sure to steer at least part of the conversation regarding M.I.A. back to her music. It's at once her most accessible and most experimental album, as defined by the sweet synth-pop melodies of "XXXO" as by the juddering electro-punk beats of "Born Free." In "Tell Me Why," over a sample of a recording by the Alabama Sacred Harp Singers, M.I.A. flexes a disarmingly plaintive singing voice, while "Steppin Up" finds her warning all comers, "I run this fucking club."

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:Shouts 2 - Diego/Cornerstone Pro*

Following on the success of The Colossus, producer/DJ/instrumentalist extraordinaire RJD2 returns with Inversions of the Colossus, a companion piece of its own unique nature. The “instrumental” album is a time-honored tradition in hip-hop that RJD2 has taken advantage of whenever possible (without an instrumental version of “Magnificent City”, there would be no MAD MEN theme!) However, in classic RJ fashion, he decided to create Inversions with a new twist on the idea: in essence, all 7 of the vocal songs on The Colossus appear here sans vocals. The remainder of the album is made up of 7 brand new songs, so it’s 14 tracks in all! Ranging from banging dancefloor funk to extreme psychedelia, it follows a similar “no format” approach as The Colossus did. Whatever you want to call it, it’s definitely yet another solid collection of classic RJD2.

Like he did for The Colossus, RJD2 launched a new web store today which includes pre-orders of several different exclusive packages of The Colossus. Fans can now head over to RJ’s website to purchase one of five bundles, all of which include an immediate download of the track “The Perfect Occasion.” The cheapest offering is a $9.99 digital album which comes in DRM-free 320kbps or FLAC format, with the next tier being a CD/digi package for $15.99, then a double vinyl LP and digital album for $19.99, and for $69.99 the Deluxe Package will get you CD/vinyl/digital along with an exclusive Colossus hoodie. (The hoodie can be added to any of the packages for an additional $30.00.) There’s even a Super Mondo Deluxe Limited Edition package which includes the Inversions Deluxe Package, The Colossus Deluxe package, the 2002-2010 vinyl box set and a whole lot more. That one will set you back about $186.98 though, so proceed with caution. Check out the official RJD2 store for complete details on all of the packages.

Go to RJD2’s web store to purchase an Exclusive Pre-Order package of Inversions Of The Colossus [RJ’s Electrical Connections] and get a free download of “The Perfect Occasion”:

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:Shouts 2 - Tonia/The Orchard*


Ronnie Fieg joins KarmaloopTV for an exclusive interview detailing his long and successful career in footwear, from how he started, to celebrity followings, to his fastest selling shoe of all time.

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:Shouts 2 - Greg/KarmaloopTV*