1. Willow Smith – ‘Whip My Hair’ (Tinie Tempah Remix)
What can make this ten-year-old’s hit song even hotter? Throw in some Tinie Tempah. Here’s his official remix for the track – this is definitely the best musical partnership of the week.
2. Chromeo – ‘Hot Mess’ (Duck Sauce Remix)
You remember Duck Sauce? The guys that brought us that annoyingly catchy ‘Barbra Streisand’ ditty? Well now they’ve remixed the latest track from Chromeo and La Roux’s Elly Jackson, and it’s a good one. Chromeo’s ‘Hot Mess’ single is due out on February 14th, and will include this remix, as well as another one from Tiga.
3. Jamie xx – ‘In The Mix’ for Benji B
Jamie Smith of The xx recently stopped by Benji B’s show on BBC Radio 1, where he shared this mix, featuring tracks from James Blake, Mount Kimbie, Beach House, Adele and more. Head over to Pinglewood to download the full 27-minute mix, and to see a full tracklisting. Click here to hear the full radio segment, including an interview with the xx man.
4. Poncho feat. Shannon Funchess of !!! – ‘D.I.S.C.O.’
Buenos Aires-based duo Poncho teamed up with Shannon Funchess of !!! to create this thumpin’ dance tune. We’re not sure if this is the official video for the track – but if you’re not afraid of clowns and you fancy seeing some half-naked girls on mechanical bulls, then well, it’s your lucky day.
5. Pete And The Pirates – ‘Winter 1’
Although it’s sadly still cold and wintery out, this new track from Pete And The Pirates is pretty perky. And if the promo video’s anything to go by, it’s the perfect soundtrack to a march in the snow. You can find this track on the band’s next album, due out in May 2011.
6. MAKE OUT – ‘I Don’t Want Anyone That Wants Me’
These guys hail from NYC and they’re bluntly tellin’ it like it is in this free track. The foursome includes Jesper Mortensen (one half of Junior Senior) and Leah Hennessey (step-daughter of New York Dolls’ frontman David Johansen)…need we say more? Track’s off their forthcoming debut EP.
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7. Patrick Wolf – ‘Time Of My Life’ (Ceephax Remix)
For the price of an email address, you can get this Ceephax remix from Patrick Wolf’s official website. This one, along with versions from Still Going and Leo Zero, is available on limited edition 12″. Patrick Wolf’s next album, ‘Lupercalia’, is due out in May.
8. MIA – ‘Internet Connection’ (Huoratron Rum Aid Rmx)
This MIA remix comes courtesy of Finnish DJ Huoratron, and was given exclusively to NME.com. So give it a listen below, download it, and check out this dude’s beard – he was recently voted “Best Beard in Dance Music 2010”.
9. Kurt Vile – ‘Jesus Fever’
Here’s the second single from Kurt Vile’s forthcoming album, ‘Smoke Ring For My Halo’, due out March 7th. (You can still download the first track, ‘In My Time’, for free here). Vile recorded this album throughout 210 with producer John Agnello (who’s worked with acts including Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr.)
10. Monotonix – ‘Before I Pass Away’
This one’s a new track from our favourite Israeli rockers Monotonix. As can be seen in the image below, the band put on quite a live show – nothing’s off limits, even nudity and buckets of cold water. This song is from the band’s forthcoming album, ‘Not Yet’, due out at the end of this month.