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A lot of music tabs open to be closed. Five of the good ones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K09xBYnzfBI
Morgan Page (http://soundcloud.com/morganpage) turns in one of the best Florence remixes I've heard in a while - though it seems to be about a year old. It's a standard dance banger with some electro bits thrown in but it does the critical thing of keeping Florence's vocals in place. My sole complaint is that he's not taking good enough advantage of her ability to raise vocal power as she goes up the scales. At least he keeps the harp counterpoints.

http://katyonamission.com/us/home/
I was sure I had posted about Katy B before - how could I not talk about a cute redhead? But, no, apparently I've been remiss. So go check out the video. It has a couple of cool elements. I can't avoid saying that I wish she'd get a better tune-writer. Her lyrics aren't bad and her voice has a lot of potential, but I want to shoot whoever wrote that whiny keyboard line. The other songs are similar - I like her voice and want to throw out almost everything else. I guess we'll wait and see - maybe she can get a better backing group soon.

http://www.mashup-industries.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=389&Itemid=36
Mashup Industries is normally home to some of the better mixers, but lately their output has been sub-par. CJR turns in a solid, if standard, mash-up using mostly Jason Derulo's "Don't Wanna Go Home" and a little helping here and there of Madonna. The original (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CGF_Z3yZAo) is an interesting item, jumping off from the traditional "Day-O!" and re-homing it in the club dance scene. CJR takes the best elements of this and pumps it WAY THE HELL UP, to everyone's benefit.

http://audioporncentral.com/2011/08/mondkopf-song-of-shadows.html
APC compares Mondkopf (http://www.facebook.com/Mondkopf) to Aphex Twin, which is not far wrong. This "Song of Shadows" is dark and slightly weird electronica. I like the edge it has, as well as the way it shifts between a fuzzy grunge-sound effect and then up into high clear eletronica realms.

http://djsteveboy.com/groovelectric.html
http://djsteveboy.com/gravitysfreeride.html
DJ Steveboy's most recent two mixes have been quite good, but very different. The previous mix, "Gravity's Free Ride" is a prog-house fun trip that both throws back to the early days of house and mixes in some very modern riffs. The current one, "Body Slam", is a tribal mix with slam poetry overlaid. I'm on my second listen to that one and while it has some low points it's an innovative style I haven't seen anyone else come close to. Definitely worth the time.
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But I've got a ton of open tabs and want to close some of them out, so here goes:

http://www.mashuptown.com/2010/04/audio-lynch-heartache-joy-dont-go-freemasons-feat-sylvia-masonjames-vs-yazoo-vs-livin-joy-vs-double-.html
This is a really brilliant mix from Marc Johnce & CjR working under the name Audio Lynch (http://audiolynch.wordpress.com/). It's got five major tunes, phat horn sounds, and a pleasant but not overdone dance beat. What's not to like?

http://bootiemashup.com/top10/mp3s/I%20was%20made%20for%20a%20heavy%20cross%20%28A%20Copycat%20Mash%29.mp3
It's pretty rare that I link to anything from Bootie that I haven't seen elsewhere - see next link for example - but this one is ridiculously catchy, assuming you have some old fondness for late 70s metal and aren't utterly revolted by disco. It's merging The Gossip's (http://www.myspace.com/gossipband) "Heavy Cross" with old Kiss guitar licks. And it doth not suck.

http://bootiemashup.com/top10/mp3s/kleptones_welcomeback_dj.mp3
I've already sung the praises of The Kleptones' latest effort, but you should grab this single remix of their "Welcome Back DJ" track. Again, it helps if you like old metal, as this track absolutely rises and falls with classic GnR.

http://audioporncentral.com/2010/04/moonrunners.html
Daft Punk are very much old hat by now, so nobody should be mixing against them, right? Well, it's good so screw that. Moonrunners (http://myspace.com/moonrunners.universe) put their "Feels Like Magic" up against a Daft Punk staple and if it is, as APC says, a guilty pleasure it's a damned danceable pleasure. This is very much a pick-you-up-when-the-world-sucks track.

http://audioporncentral.com/2010/04/the-glitch-mob-drive-it-like-you-stole-it.html
Speaking of things you want to dance to, this Glitch Mob track - the first off their upcoming album - has a really sweet set of beats going. Some definite house thump going on here, plus fuzz-muted electro and near-ambient vocals that I really like. "Drive It Like You Stole It" - drive with it cranked WAY up.
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But I've got a ton of open tabs and want to close some of them out, so here goes:

http://www.mashuptown.com/2010/04/audio-lynch-heartache-joy-dont-go-freemasons-feat-sylvia-masonjames-vs-yazoo-vs-livin-joy-vs-double-.html
This is a really brilliant mix from Marc Johnce & CjR working under the name Audio Lynch (http://audiolynch.wordpress.com/). It's got five major tunes, phat horn sounds, and a pleasant but not overdone dance beat. What's not to like?

http://bootiemashup.com/top10/mp3s/I%20was%20made%20for%20a%20heavy%20cross%20%28A%20Copycat%20Mash%29.mp3
It's pretty rare that I link to anything from Bootie that I haven't seen elsewhere - see next link for example - but this one is ridiculously catchy, assuming you have some old fondness for late 70s metal and aren't utterly revolted by disco. It's merging The Gossip's (http://www.myspace.com/gossipband) "Heavy Cross" with old Kiss guitar licks. And it doth not suck.

http://bootiemashup.com/top10/mp3s/kleptones_welcomeback_dj.mp3
I've already sung the praises of The Kleptones' latest effort, but you should grab this single remix of their "Welcome Back DJ" track. Again, it helps if you like old metal, as this track absolutely rises and falls with classic GnR.

http://audioporncentral.com/2010/04/moonrunners.html
Daft Punk are very much old hat by now, so nobody should be mixing against them, right? Well, it's good so screw that. Moonrunners (http://myspace.com/moonrunners.universe) put their "Feels Like Magic" up against a Daft Punk staple and if it is, as APC says, a guilty pleasure it's a damned danceable pleasure. This is very much a pick-you-up-when-the-world-sucks track.

http://audioporncentral.com/2010/04/the-glitch-mob-drive-it-like-you-stole-it.html
Speaking of things you want to dance to, this Glitch Mob track - the first off their upcoming album - has a really sweet set of beats going. Some definite house thump going on here, plus fuzz-muted electro and near-ambient vocals that I really like. "Drive It Like You Stole It" - drive with it cranked WAY up.

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