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Runaway: A full length movie directed by Kanye West

24 Oct

This is a half hour musical feature directed by Mr. West was released October 23. It’s an artsy sexy movie with some good music too.

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Kayne West – Don’t Look Down (feat. Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco & Big Sean)

23 Oct

Happy G.O.O.D. Friday sorry we are late…Enjoy!

Download: Kanye West – Don’t Look Down

Favorite Jams of the Week

3 Sep

So we thought a nice way to end the week would be to give you all a few songs that we have been really jamming on this week. Enjoy!

Download: Umphrey’s McGee – Resolution

Download: Pretty Lights – High School Art Class

 Download: Dave Matthews Band – Stay (Wasting Time) Live at Piedmont Park

Download: The Allman Brothers Band – Midnight Rider

Download: Kid Cudi – Dat New New

Download: Vampire Weekend – Oxford Comma

Download: K’naan – In The Beginning

Download: Ott – The Queen of All Everything

Artist Spotlight: Easy Star All-Stars

22 Aug

Easy Star All-Stars are a reggae dub band that remakes entire famous rock albums and transforms them into unbelievable reggae songs. Their first release was a reggae reinterpretation of Pink Floyd’s, Dark Side of the Mood, called Dub Side of the Moon. Since then, the Easy Star All-Stars have recreated Radiohead’s, Ok Computer, and turned it into Radiodread and, most recently, redid The Beatles’, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and called it Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band. It’s understandable that one would  be skeptical of this kind of remake of classic tunes, but the Easy Star All-stars flawlessly recreate these epic album. They make theses albums their own, but also make sure not to lose sight of the original. The Easy Star All-stars also released an original album called Until That Day and have redid Umphrey’s Mcgee’s (one of our favorite bands) Turn & Run and reshaped it into Turn & Dub. Check out the songs we posted and if you are a particular fan of either Pink Floyd, Radiohead, or The Beatles or just like what we have posted, I suggest you purchase the full albums because it’s amazing to hear and compare each album in its entirety to the original.

Dub Side of the Moon:

Download: Easy Star All-Stars – Money

Download: Easy Star All-Stars – Time

Radiodread:

Download: Easy Star All-Stars – Karma Police

Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band:

Download:Easy Star All-Stars – With a Little Help From My Friends (feat. Luciano)

Download: Easy Star All-Stars – Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds

Download: Easy Star All-Stars – Lovely Rita

Umphrey’s Mcgee Remix:

Download: Turn & Dub (Michael G Easy Star All-Stars Remix)

Upgrade!

18 Aug

Turn Up Your Speakers has now upgraded to MP3s! Here’s some random songs, just because we can!

Download: Wilderness Crew – Widen Your Eyelids

Download: Jose González – Slow Moves

Download: Buckethead – The Brain and the Chariot

Download: A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It?

Download: Long Beach Dub Allstars – Sunny Hours (Ft. Will I Am)

Download: Xaphoon Jones- I Wanna Know Now (Bob Marley & MGMT Mash-Up)

Concert Experience: Sound Tribe Sector 9 LIVE @ Roseland Ballroom, NYC August 12, 2010

17 Aug

Turn Up Your Speakers once again took their video cameras on the road to bring you the Concert Experience. Sound Tribe Sector 9 aka STS9 is an extremely talented band who puts on an unbelievable show. If electronic rock had a baby with jam music, Sound Tribe would be their offspring. Combine that with an unreal light show that creates more than just a show, but an experience and you have a Soundtribe Sector 9 concert. Sound Tribe Sector 9 is definitely a band to explore if you have yet to really listen to them. And if that doesn’t do it for you, they also are a band who are very politically and philanthropically active. Here’s a link to the trailer and website for their movie, Regeneration, about our apathetic generation. To see more videos and to buy their live shows, check out their website here. Sorry the videos are a little bit shaky, we were dancing.Enjoy!

Concert Experience: Umphrey’s Mcgee LIVE @ The Stone Pony Summer Stage, NJ August 7, 2010

10 Aug

Did you get a chance to see Umphrey’s Mcgee this past Saturday? Well in case you didn’t, Turn Up Your Speakers went on the road, armed with video cameras, to bring the concert experience right to your computer. If you don’t know who Umphrey’s Mcgee is, they are one of our favorite bands. We wrote a description about them in our first post, but just to reiterate, they are an unbelievable jam band comprised of extremely talented musicians, who put on an amazing show. Lucky for you, Turn Up Your Speakers is bringing you this amazing show (they have a crazy light show too too) directly to you. But what if you say, “This show is amazing! I wish I was there (sad face). Where can I get more?” Don’t worry. We have you covered. You can stream and download this show in its entirety for FREE right here. Check these videos out!

1st set – 1348 (Closer)

2nd set – Dump City (Opener)

2nd set – Eminence Foot (The Who Cover)

Encore – Hangover (Rock Your Body Tease)

Artist Spotlight: BoomBox

28 Jul

BoomBox made their debut in 2005 with their album Visions of a Backbeat. Drummer Russ Randolph and Vocalist/Guitarist Zion Rock Godchaux create a unique genre of dance music drawing from disco, electronic,  psychedelic rock, jazz, funk, and even a little hip-hop. Their newest album, downriverelectric, released on June 30 of this year delivers a healthy dose of contagious backbeats and smooth guitar riffs. And if this description wasn’t enough, check out a few of their songs below. Download all their music here.

Fun fact Vocalist/Guitarist Zion Rock Godchaux’s mother, Donna Jean Godchaux, was a singer in the Grateful Dead

Stereo (Visions of a Backbeat)

Midnight on the Run (Visions of a Backbeat)

Watergun (downriverelectric)

Showboat (downriverelectric)

Welcome to Turn Up Your Speakers!

27 Jul

Hears a taste of what’s to come!

Dr. Dog – The Rabbit, The Bat, And The Reindeer

Dr. Dog is a rock band heavily influenced by 60’s rock. You can clearly hear the influence of bands like The Beatles in almost of all of their music. This is a tune from their 2008 release Fate.

The Limousines – Internet Killed The Video Star

The Limousines are a electorock/pop band out of Cali. This song is on their new album Get Sharp, which was released today. Its a pretty cool video, plus this song just makes me want to dance. Damn straight that drum machine ain’t got no soul. Check out their released single called Very Busy People.

KiD CuDi feat. Kanye West – Erase Me

Cudi is one of my favorite artists. If you haven’t listened to all of his other stuff get on that. This is his latest song. At first I didnt like it that much, but it has grown on me. It’s much more poppy then his other stuff, but nevertheless Cudi does work on this track. Man on the Moon II: the Legend of Mr. Rager is set to release on September 24.

Miike Snow – Animal

Miike Snow is a very talented electrorock/pop trio comprised of Andrew Wyatt and two Swedish producers (Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg). This is a great band that has uncanny ability to fuse electro with rock/pop so smoothly. You never feel overwhelmed by the electro; its always a great mixture. And if you would like more electro, there are plenty of Miike Snow Remixes. I suggest taking a further look into Miike Snow.

Wilderness Crew – The Push

Ahhh Wilderness Crew. This is definitely one for the summer. Wilderness Crew has got that chill vibe and that laid back flow. They combine soulful reggae with hip hop and don’t be fooled, these white boys can spit.

Pretty Lights – After Midnight

Pretty Lights is a very talent elecrto band hailing from Colorado. Their music is unique and full of emotion. Their rock beats and samples make dance floors around the country go crazy. Here’s Pretty Lights playing live at Vic Theater in Chicago on New Years 2010 right after the ball droped. The song samples The Allman Brothers’ Midnight Rider and J.J. Cals’s After Midnight. All of their music can be downloaded for free on their website here.

J.Cole – Premeditated Murder

If you haven’t heard of up and coming rapper/producer J. Cole, you’re missing out. Jay-z’s protege, J.Cole, was the first to be signed to Roc Nation Records and has been spittin fire ever since. He not only has the flow and the witty verses, but he produces most of his own beats (which is awesome). This is his latest song, Premeditated Murder, off of his upcoming album, Cole World. Make sure to check out the other released singles and his mixtape The Warm Up.

Umphrey’s McGee – August 2/25/10

Umphrey’s Mcgee is one of our favorite bands. They are unbelievable musicians, make incredible songs, and have ridiculous jams. They are an extremely talented jam band and find their roots in progressive rock, funk, jazz, and so much more. If you are going to listen to Umphrey’s, listen to live shows. One of the best things about Umprhey’s is that because they improv their jams, every time you listen to a different recording of a song, it’s never the same. They are an experience. I’ve heard this particular song hundreds of times and I still find something new in it every time I listen. This is a great song live from Nokia Theater on February 25th, 2010 (We were at this show). The live show is unreal, especially because of the ridiculous light show (Check a song out on youtube for live show video, unfortunately this is just the audio). We chose this song instead of a live show video because we wanted to give a good representation of what Umphrey’s Mcgee is about. It’s good shows, good music, and good times. We will definitely be posting more Umphrey’s Mcgee in the future. To download the whole show directly, click here.

Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP – We No Speak Americano

Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP is an Australian duo whose song We No Speak Americano has been an international hit (not so much in America). This tune samples a 1956 song Tu vuò fà l’americano (no its not in english). Nevertheless, check this song out. It just makes you want to dance!

Mos Dub – History Town

Mos Dub is a mash up by producer Max Tannone between Mos Def (and in this case Black Star [Includes Talib Kweli]) and reggae dubs. This is an awesome track. The reggae really brings out the roots of hip hop and works in so smoothly with Mos Def and Talib Kweli, both of whom are lyrical masters. If you like this track, make sure to visit mosdub.com to download the whole album and to check out his other projects like jaydiohead (Jay-z and radiohead).

The Pass- Treatment Of The Sun

The Pass is an up and coming synthpop/rock/new wave band who are starting to make waves in the music community. Treatment of The Sun is the new single off their dubut album, Burst, which is set to be released in the fall. If you like this track, make sure to check out their 2010 EP Colors.