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Quick Mix: The Flaming Lips, Hey Champ, Moving Units, Annie, and Fischerspooner.

After taking it back to the classics with last week’s mix, it’s time to return hard with artists pushing limits and setting high bars in their respective scenes. Some have been doing it for years, while others are relatively new on the radar, but regardless of tenure each of the tracks below is sure to…

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Quick Mix: Derek & The Domninos, Pink Floyd, Marvin Gaye, Led Zeppelin, and The Eagles

Considering the over abundance of pop and rap in recent mixes, this week’s selection is solely focused on classic artists who’ve solidified their legacy as musicians who will never be forgotten. All released sometime between 1965 and 1975, each of these songs have been played on constant rotation on FM radio stations across the country…

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Quick Mix: Pictures and Sound, Clipse, White Town, The Tough Alliance, and Friendly Fires

Coming in from all angles, yet again, this week’s track list should have something for everyone. Featuring everything from a one-hit wonder of the 90s, to a recent release from The Neptunes, and a standout dance punk single, the only consistent theme here is that each of these songs deserves at least one play, if…

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Quick Mix Archive

Get your music library out of the 90′s and into the 10′s, 2010 that is. Browse around our weekly Quick Mixes, a weekly series that delivers 5 fresh tracks, spoon fed for your sonic enjoyment. We’ve compiled all the previous Quick Mixes into a link that you can hit up below (upcoming Quick Mixes will…

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Quick Mix: Julian Casablancas, Rubies, Slick Rick, The Spinners, and Jeff Buckley

This week’s grab bag of songs are about as random as they come. In this installment, hear The Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas’s new first single in his self titled solo act, a classic soul tune, one of the best storytelling raps ever written, and an overlooked 90′s gem of a rock song, all in…

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Quick Mix: Bonobo, Ralph Myerz, Thievery Corporation, BT, and Beck

The theme of this week’s mix is decidedly grounded in a relaxed mindset. Most of you probably have a play list set up that you throw on when it’s time to unwind or put your mind at ease, and each of these songs were selected to fit right in. Ranging from abstract works of sampling…

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Quick Mix: The Walkmen, LittleJoy, Poet in Process, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Two Door Cinema Club

In the interest of keeping things slightly off kilter, this collection of tracks mixes old and new, while avoiding the heavy influences of electronically induced help other collections have highlighted in the past. In other words, Guitars in this batch are the instruments of choice. Listen and let us know if this selection is already…

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Quick Mix: The Knux, Oceanlab, Tommy Sparks, Basement Jaxx, and Delphic

Electronica is a vague term on purpose. While you might hear all manner of bucket defining name tags thrown around like: “House”, “Trance”, “Electro”, “Electro Pop”, “Deep House”, “Dark House”, “Experimental”, “Trip Hop”, “Ambient”, etc… the reality is that just about every genre of music now a days is dabbling the computer driven back room…

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Quick Mix: Bombay Bicycle Club, Peter, Bjorn, and John, Pnau, Ratatat, and Miike Snow

Musically it’s hard to point to a consistent sound from this batch of five tracks, so we’ll dismiss any claims of themes for this segment. Bouncing from Indie Rock, to Electro Pop, to Rap and back again, this collection is random, but designed to serve as a great starting point for all of you music…

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Quick Mix: Common, Arrested Development, Ahmad, A Tribe Called Quest, People Under The Stairs

This week’s mix is a laid back hip hop affair, great for lazy summer days. Though this may not resonate with all of you, rest assured these tracks are a far departure from the rap suffocating today’s radio airwaves. Featuring beats formed from classic funk, soul, and jazz records, each of these tracks epitomizes the…

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Quick Mix: Junior Boys, Passion Pit, Ra Ra Riot, Phoenix, and Discovery

As a DJ, I often go through phases when it comes to music. Like many of you, my tastes are wide-ranging. Recently though, I have stumbled across a small microcosm of the music world that seems to be blending an awful lot together. Hip Hop, Soul, Electro, Rock & Roll… all smashed into something I…

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Filling Up Your iPod, 5 Tracks At A Time

Quick Mix: The Whitest Boy Alive, Blocparty, Kennedy, Glasvegas, and Elevation

Say hello to the Gear Patrol Quick Mix, a new initiative to get you some new tunes on your cobweb laden music collection. We’ll spoon feed you a variety of new tunes with each new Quick Mix covering a variety of music genres from a variety of tastes. Some you’ll like, some you’ll hate, but…