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***So I have my top lists compiled, I just haven’t been able to fully write it out yet. And since I will be in New York for New Year’s, my top lists will not be out until I get back. Super sorry! I am super excited for y’all to read it still! And within my mixtapes which I DID finish (phewf) are a lot of my favorites of the year and of the decade! Have a great new years and enjoy the mixtapes! Stay tuned for my top lists within two weeks!***

Alright y’all. This mixtape is pretty sick. Not gonna lie. In it, lies some favorite tracks of mine throughout the decade as well as constantly looped tracks of this year! Unforgettable club hits, street bangers, and undeground smashes! This is a mixtape meant for pre-party, pre-drinking, and pre-PAAAAAAAAAAAAIN! I hope your home/car/headphones has a lot of BASS (how low can you go)!

You will need it.

GET READY TO DANCE BITCHEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!

Download: ATM’s – New Year’s Eve Mixtape (Link 2)!
*sorry for the bad link! i was away and didn’t have time ’til now to replace it! enjoy!*

Playlist after the jump!

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Sexual harassment. Panda! That was a South Park reference. Tee hee. This photo is part of a Zoo series for one of my favorite photography websites, The Big Picture. Anyways, I have finally finished the mixtape I have been meaning to get out with all the stuff I have been obsessed with for the past three hectic months. Some of the artists I have already reviewed, some of them I will end up doing a more in depth review on AtM, and some I am not! This will also be posted on Ca Va Cool, another fantastic music blog I contribute to, but I figured I’d give you guys a  sneak peek. This mixtape is almost a week old now, but it’s all be zipped up so I couldn’t make the changes I would have by now. Oh well, it still rocks! Go after the jump to see my to-be-posted post for CVC!

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Hi y’all. I know I know I’ve been so lazy and haven’t posted in a while. I am now a graduate! HORRAAAH!!! No more exams for the rest of my life, I hope. And, to celebrate, obviously lots of alcohol was involved but slothfulness, slothiness? too. Yup, I love to celebrate by downloading 50gbs worth of TV that I’ve missed out on while being in uni (WE ARE ALL THE PIRATE BAY)! It’s been awesome to just sit at home all day and do nothing but watch TV/movies. I’ve got How I Met Your Mother, all the seasons of South Park (even though I’ve watched them all already), Friday Night Lights, Dexter, Breaking Bad, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and a ton of others.

I’m going to have a massive post soon regaling all the music I’ve been obsessed with in the past month but haven’t had the time to write about. But for now, I leave you guys with three awesome videos while you wait with baited breath for my next post…right!? Tee hee =)

Video 1: Phillips Carousel Commercial; Director: Adam Berg
This is so sick and easily one of the best videos I’ve seen this year. If you want to see a wikkid quality version go here.

Video 2: Royksopp perform live for the first time in seven years…with ROBYN. “Girl and the Robot”.
OMFG Röyksopp are one of the few artists on my “to see” list left and if this is any indication of how their live shows will be…I am prepared to go to Norway just for this. Holy eff epic performance!!!! Check out my many Röyksopp posts!

Video 3: M83 – We Own the Sky; Directed by David Altobelli; Motion Design by Dan Norton; Additional VFX by Matt Divito
Magnificent.

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RIIIIIIIIGHTS!!! JUNIOR IS PRETTY MUCH AMAZING. ALBUM IS OUT MARCH 23. PREORDER HERE!!! MORE APRÉS LE JUMP.

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Man, this post is SO long overdue but it needs to be done! Röyksopp, one of my favorite electronic acts coming out of Norway. Torbjørn Brundtland (left) and Svein Berge (right) have been making fantastic electronic music that ranges from down-tempo lo-fi chillout lounge music to quick paced synths and high tide beats. Your ambient and relaxed night-in can turn into a state of absolute dance induced inebriation with each track change. After nearly four years since their last LP, Röyksopp return with a fire with their wonderful bubblegum electric single “Happy Up Here” off Junior to be released March 23rd. They’ve also premiered their video for this song a while ago and it is simply AMAAZZZING!

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Mixtape - It's Not You, It's Me
So I’ve compiled a mixtape over at the other blog (cavacool) I contribute to. It’s composed of a few artists that I’ve already discussed here at ATM and a few I have yet to delve into. Overall, it’s 28 tracks of French electro/indie pop, Spanish dream pop, hip hop trip hop, d’n’b r’n’b, house, dance, nujazzz…you name it and at least one of the featured artist covers it in some way! It’s a great listen so click on the mixtape to see the full track list! Thanks =)

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MMM I had somewhat high hopes for Fever Ray’s (aka half of the Knife, Karin Dreijer Andersson) self titled debut album. This LP just ended up being a much muuuuuuuuch poorer version of the Knife’s Silent Shout and is quite different from Deep Cuts. I’ve come to the realization that I had to throw this connection between Fever Ray and the Knife away. I was gripping onto this notion so tightly because I’ve been desperately awaiting some sort of news or new material from the Knife. But Fever Ray is Karin Andersson. At first I thought it was just one big extension of “Marble House” where her and Olaf (her brother) downplayed the crazier upbeat darkness surround the Knife’s records. I was wrong about this part.

Edit: Thanks to an informant, I was told that Olof actually doesn’t make an appearance at all!

Karin says in an interview: “I already know what my own voice sounds like,” she continues, “so I think it’s much more interesting to treat it as an instrument and treat it the same way I treat other instruments. But with the vocals I cannot only change the pitch, but the gender. It’s a very fun to do things like when Olof and I change rolls and see what happens, and if you can tell if it’s me or if Olof is doing something.”

She sure fooled me! Maybe that’s why I thought Olaf was helping her out with vocals on this album. I think that’s amazing that she shifts between identities, something that most artists don’t do because they want their voice to be distinct, recognized, and immediately pointed out to. But this doesn’t change this fact for Karin. Anyone in the “indie music” world would be able to spot her voice with the tiniest of samples. Karin’s voice is unsurprisingly magnetic and is the true hero behind this album. It shapes the darkness that encompasses this LP amidst the drones and depressed hysteria. Fever Ray is truly a unique album despite unremitting sub/conscious citing of the Knife. Needless to say, even though my expectations are not met with Fever Ray, after giving it more listens, I’ve come to realize that it truly is a fantastic album. Yes.

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