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Mid-Week Mixtape: 3/23/11

Here are the tunes making my work week that much more enjoyable…and since i totally slacked and skipped the last two weeks, this latest mix has been king-sized.


Au Revoir Simone – Sad Song (RAC Mix)
More Au Revoir Simone here.  More RAC here.

Cassius – Brotherhood
More Cassius here.

Collider – Mono
More Collider here.

H-Town – They Like It Slow (Star Slinger remix)
More H-Town here.  More Star Slinger here.

The Knocks – Can’t Hurry Love (ft. Alex Winston)
More Knocks here.  More Alex Winston here.

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. – Somebody To Love Me (feat. Boy George & Andrew Wyatt) (Holy Ghost! remix)
More Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. here.  More Holy Ghost! here.

The Naked & Famous – Young Blood
More Naked & Famous here.

Oh Land – White Nights (Max Tundra Remix)
More Oh Land here.  More Max Tundra here.

Teddybears – Cardiac Arrest (feat. Robyn)
More Teddybears here.  More Robyn here.

Voxhaul Broadcast – Blackout
More Voxhaul Broadcast here.

[on the rise] Alex Winston

Alex Winston is an indie pop/electronic singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Detroit.  Since moving to New York in 2010, she’s been working with production duo The Knocks and has received quite a bit of praise all-over the blogosphere for the past year or so.

Winston is definitely an artist to keep your eyes and ears open for in 2011. While her songs are just as fun and catchy as the recent influx of female popsters (ie Marina & the Diamonds, Robyn, MNDR, Zowie, etc), there’s something quite unique and infectious about Winston’s sound that sets her apart from the others (don’t get me wrong though, keep the good female popsters coming).

Check out some of my favorite tracks below and be on the lookout for more Alex Winston this year (her Sister Wife EP is out March 8th, more about that here).

Alex Winston – Choice Notes
Alex Winston – Sister Wife
Alex Winston – Yours to Keep (Teddy Bears Cover)

Be sure to head on over to Heavy Roc Music where you can stream and download more Alex Winston.