The Hottest MP3s to Hit The Internet This Week: M.I.A., Conner Youngblood and More!
Welcome to Download This, our weekly collection of the hottest tunes from around the country and beyond. Though we promise to try to keep things fresh and varied, expect mainly indie rock, electro and as much nu-disco as possible in this space. In other words: If it’s awesome, you’ll find it here. Download the tracks in a zip file at the bottom of the page, and, if you like what you hear, be sure to check out the individual artists’ websites to, y’know, buy the rest of their work!
“Sunny (Mercury Edit II)” — Marvin Gaye
Mercury modernizes a Gaye classic. If I owned a swanky smoke-filled Paris lounge, this would definitely be in our rotation.
“Australia” — Conner Youngblood
Dallas native Youngblood has a new mixtape out. Check out one of the standout tracks, and be sure to download the rest on his Soundcloud.
“Gee Up” — Kindness
Kindness is yet another indie dance act out of England, but don’t let the hackneyed formula throw you off. This one deserves your attention.
“American Daydream” — Electric Guest
This is one of those songs you feel like you’ve heard a million times even though it’s new. In reality, it’s just so good you can’t fathom what life was like before it.
“Dougou Badia (feat. Santigold)” — Amadou & Mariam
Blind Malian couple Amadou & Mariam team up with Santigold for the most fun track of the week.
“Bad Girls” — M.I.A.
I trust everyone saw M.I.A. flip the bird at the Superbowl, right? Yeah, it was definitely a publicity stunt to help promote her new track. Thing is, the new song is so awesome, it could have stood on its own merits.
“Youth (Pyramid Remix)” — Foxes
Nothing beats upbeat electro pitched with luscious female vocals.
“Nightcall (Breakbot Remix)” — Kavinsky
Drive came out on DVD last week, so here’s a killer remix of one of its title songs.
Download this week’s mp3 batch right here.