Here’s your weekly round-up of the ten best MP3 downloads on the web this week. Love ’em? Hate ’em? Leave us a comment below.
1. Hot Chip – ‘Hand Me Down Your Love’ (Wild Geese Remix)
Stop by Hot Chip’s official website for a free remix from Wild Geese, to celebrate the release of Hot Chip’s remix EP, ‘We Have Remixes’ (which is out now). You’ll find tracks from Todd Edwards Micro Chip, Hot City, Caribou and Osborne. Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard says of the EP, “These are some of our favourite producers, people that we have been following for years and have been friends with for years as well in some cases.”
2. Vampire Weekend – ‘I’m Going Down’ (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
Vampire Weekend recently recorded this acoustic cover at Seattle’s 107.7 The End’s 200th “Endsession”, and we think Ezra does a pretty good at job taking on the Boss.
3. Will Smith – ‘Fresh Prince Of Bel Air’ (Mustard Pimp Remix)
Yes, you read that correctly. Everyone’s favourite opening track from the American TV sitcom of the ‘90s has been remixed. Thank you, Mustard Pimp.
And here’s the original, just for kicks
4. Gayngs – ‘The Gaudy Side Of Town’
This track, off the band’s latest album ‘Relayted’ is a smooth, sultry track that we promise you’ll love. Far from gaudy, and very, very sexy.
5. The Intelligence – ‘Like Like Like Like Like Like Like’
Short and very catchy, the song might have very few words, but this track from the Seattle-based band gets to the point and nails it on the head. Catch it on The Intelligence’s latest abum, ‘Males’.
6. Shakira feat. Dizzee Rascal – ‘Loca’
We definitely weren’t expecting this musical partnership, but hey, why not? Shakira’s back with a new album, ‘Sale el Sol/The Sun Comes Out’, in October – and from the sounds of this, it’s gonna be a hot one.
7. OMD – ‘If You Want It’ (Teeth Remix)
We gave you an exclusive download of the Villa Nah remix of this track last month, and now you can have another remix from Teeth. The original single (with other remixes from We Have Band, French Horn Rebellion and others) is out now, and it’s from the band’s forthcoming album ‘History Of Modern’.
8. Atmosphere – ‘Freefallin’’
Here’s the second track from Atmoshpere’s most recent EP, ‘To All My Friends’. The hip-hop act have also just released a double EP of new material, called ‘To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy: The Atmosphere EPs’, which is out now.
9. Aeroplane – ‘August Mixtape’
Aeroplane, hailing from Brussels, are releasing their debut album ‘We Can’t Fly’ on September 27th, via Wall Of Sound. They’ve also just released this free 59-minute August mixtape with tunes from Marbeya Sound, Hannulelauri, Cosmonauts and many more.
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10. The Duke & The King – ‘Shine On You’
The band’s second studio album, ‘Long Live The Duke’, will be released on September 27th. The album was entirely self-produced and was recorded in the band’s own studio/shack in the woods of Bearsville, New York. Download this gorgeous single off the album over at their official website.