The Cheapskate: The Greatest Summer 2010 DIY Mixtape (Side 4)


And nearly on time to wrap the warm season up, here’s the fourth side of our Summer 2010 Double DIY mixtape. The one that completes our freebie selection is focused mostly in recent electronica artist and features El Guincho; Crystal Castles; Gold Panda and Actress among others.

Tracklist after the jump.

1- AEROPLANE/FRIENDLY FIRES/FLIGHT FACILITIES
I CRAVE PARIS (Download)

This Belgium production duo got the whole world impressed thanks to remixes of the Caliber of Friendly Fires’ ‘Paris’. They have recycled that instrumental track in an impromptu mash up with Flight Facilities ‘I Crave You’ with equally arresting results.

2- EL GUINCHO
FM TAN SEXY (Download)

The Spanish World rhythms alchemist from the Canary Islands is back to take on the world with his new and summery album ‘Pop Negro’; leaving aside the samplerama of his acclaimed former work and getting a more organic and immediate effect

Wise Blood – STRT SRNS from Dead As Digital on Vimeo.

3- WISE BLOODS
STRT SNRS (Download)

Pittsburg wunderkind Chris Laufman offers his 5 track debut EP free to download. The way he deals with samples has earned him already a lot of acclaim among lovers of cutting-edge offerings.

4- BEAT CONNECTION
IN THE WATER (SURF NOIR EP) (Download)

This Pitchfork-blessed duo from Seattle has just self-released their first efforts in the ‘Surf Noir EP’, which includes light slices of Balearic flavoured electro pop such as this standout.

5- ACTRESS
GIT IT (Download)

One of the most acclaimed leftfield electronica artist of the year thanks to his album ‘Splazsh’ finding a personal niche between dubstep and minimalism. Even discards like ‘Git It’ are of an impossibly high standardmany of his contemporaries could only dream of.

6- GOLD PANDA
SNOW & TAXIS (Download)

One of the artist highly tipped for commercial glory by the influential BBC ‘Sound Of the year’ selection is finally ready to fulfil all expectations with his excellent debut ‘Lucky Shiner’.

7- STAR SLINGED
MINTED (Download)

From Manchester, another of the most in demand remixers of the moment, who mixes in equal doses dream pop and shoegaze with J-Dilla type of beat reworkings.

8- CRYSTAL CASTLES
CELESTICA (THURSTON MOORE REMIX) (Download)

The US electronic duo who made their trademark out of the influence of 4-bit sounds of arcade games has astonished critics and fans alike with an impressive follow-up. Even the mighty Thurston Moore gives his seal of approval with this remix of ‘Celestica’.

9- MOUNT KIMBIE
FIELD (Download)

Duo from Brighton that joins the growing ranks of the Dubstep craze. When the genre seems to be moving fast towards mainstream, Mount Kimbie remain in the right path with their ethereal and atmospheric beats.

10- OWEN PALLETT
THE MAN WITH NO ANKLES (Download)

Fresh from his acclaimed debut under his own name –due to legal issues with the copyright owners of the ‘Final Fantasy’ game – , the String arranger du jour in independent circles keeps on consolidating himself as a solo artist with a new EP ‘Swedish Love Story’. This is the opener.

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