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30-07-2011: [mixtape] Bixel Boys - Just A Taste

Not only is there new great music being released all the time, there are also great mixtapes dumped on the internet on a daily routine. It's hard to come across these things, cuz they're usually made for a specific party or just a group of friends of the person responsible for the mix, but i do get my hands on some great mixtapes from time to time. Because the weekend is usually extremely silent on Plug in Baby! i thought it would be nice to share a great mixtape with you every Saturday night, just to [Pink-quote]Get the party started[/Pink-quote] before we all go out and have a great night out on the town (or whatever it is that you do on a Saturday evening).. Enjoy this sweet mixtape by Bixel Boys!

Edition One: Bixel Boys - Just A Taste
(Point Break Wake Up Brah Intro)
Beaumont – Midnight
The Mythical Beasts – Communicate
CSLSX – Keep On Shining
Leopold – Sublime (She Said Disco Remix)
Kartell – Pantera
Bottin – Terra Promessa (Bottin Edit)
D-Pulse – Velocity of Love (Hot Toddy Mix)
Darius – Maliblue
Phantogram – Mouthful of Diamonds

29-07-2011: Austra - Lose It

This is one of the catchiest tunes i've heard in a while. I've added this to the file "listen-when-i-have-time" back in April and every once in a while when i play this file this automatically grabs my attention. Tonight i've finally taken the step of getting some more info on Austra, the 3-piece band responsible for this great track. I've learned they have released their debut album this May & are visiting my country later this year (unfortunately as an opener for something less interesting..), also you can dl another free track from their website, which is a bit darker, but also very interesting. Lose it is definately an A+ track, a 100% "PiB-Favourites Part III"-candidate.

29-07-2011: Male Bonding - Bones

Male Bonding is releasing a new album somewhere in the near future and this track Bones is the 1st taste of it. It's a nice pop-punktrack perfect for those lame Friday afternoon hours, the last few at work before the weekend starts.

29-07-2011: Lotus - Blacklight Sunflare

Now this is how any day should start! At first 1 wanted to save it for the next Monday Morning Kick-Off, but this is too good to not share right away. Lotus has been around for some time (since 1999) and this track Blacklight Sunflare is the 1st single from the upcoming 9th album. I would almost feel ashamed that untill yesterday i had never heard of them, but there's really no point in that so f*ck it! Let's just enjoy this great tune! Good morning, it's Friday. It's almost weekend, i'm already feelin' it!

28-07-2011: Sleepyhands - Smoke People

Great name for a band: Sleepyhands. But far more important: They make great music. Last year they've released their debut EP (which included the amazing song We Being Human) and just a few days ago a brand new single Smoke People was released. It's a little heavier, but there's definately some progress to be heard. Very curious about that 2nd album where this single was taken from..

27-07-2011: The Lake Poets - Alter

Two beautiful covers done by The Lake Poets (which is one of the best bandnames i've heard in a while, although it's mainly a solo-project). There was also a debut EP released last year with 4 own tracks called The Lake Poets. The songs on that EP may be even better than the 2 covers, give it a go when you're drinking your 1st cup of coffee this morning. It's waking up very slowly at it's best!

25-07-2011: Noel Gallagher - The Death Of You And Me

Beady Eye is already touring and today finally the other half of the Gallagher-bros has released some new material. In my honest opinion he's won 'the battle' already. Noel Gallagher's 1st single The Death Of You And Me is a great song. It feels familair as a great Oasis-track, but definately has its own sound to it. I've played this 7 times in a row over the last 30 minutes and i'm gonna keep on playing it for a while. Because it's fucking awesome & really raises the bar for the entire album to be released on October 17th.

25-07-2011: Album Dark Dark Dark - Wild Go

On of the best songs i've heard this year is Dark Dark Dark's Daydreaming. I must have listened to it over a 100 times and still can't get enough of it. After writing a little something on this track, my friend Marianne got herself the album and told me later that it was one of the best things she's discovered through the blog. A compliment well received. And with that info i got myself a copy, i was intriged. It has taken some time, but "Wild Go" has found a place in my heart and in the Plug in Baby 2011: Favourites-list.

Wild Go

The vibe of the album is undoubtfully melancholic, which fits perfectly with the Dutch Summer so far, but the variety in the songs is very welcome. The danger of darker painted albums like these, lies in the risk that a record becomes to heavy & dark to really work, i can think of some examples but there's no point in bashing here, but "Wild Go" succesfully dodges that bullet. There's the soft intimacy of Daydreaming, but also the more uplifting slowness of Celebrate. That's not such a big difference, but it's big enough to keep me interested for the entire record. Overall the album is slow, tender, intimate and simply beautiful. It's been making it's way into the Favourites-list slowly, but it's there and will definately keep it's place, especially once Autumn sets in later this year..

25-07-2011: Monday Morning Kick-Off [MM-KO] We All Have Hooks for Hands - Girls

This weeks Monday Morning Kick-Off marks the end of my vacation, but at least it stopped raining for a change.. But because of the 'going back to work'-moment here, i felt i needed an extra dose of noise to get me started, without it being too much noise cuz it also needed to lift my spirit a little on this sad, sad day. We All Have Hooks For Hands has released an album which can be downloaded for free from their website, and it's very much worth it. They have a fun & energetic sound, perfect for the early Monday morning. Have a good week!

24-07-2011: Jason Forrest - Raunchy

This track by Jason Forrest is already 4 months old, but it's ace. This should also work great on a Monday morning, but i've got something even better lined up for that tomorrow.. Dance your weekend away with this nice track!

20-07-2011: James Hoffman - The Oregon Song

June 7th James Hoffman released his debut album "The Union" through one of my favourite labels, Other Songs Music Co. (also the home of Bruekke & Ruby Randall) and for some reason i still hadn't really taken the time to give it the airtime it probably deserves. I'd have every reason to give it a go, not only cuz i like the label, but also because this track The Oregon Song has been on heavy rotation here for a few weeks already. Now that it passed by on the stereo again just a few minutes ago i decided to at least share this beautiful song with you, aswell as promise myself to give the entire album a spin somewhere soon. Might be continued.. for now, enjoy this beautiful song by this sweet-voiced singer.

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