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Midnight City – The White Panda (M83 & Kanye West)

26 Jan

M83: All kinds of awesome.

M83’s HurryUp,We’reDreaming was one of the my favourite albums of the last year and Midnight City was its stand-out track. I’ve been fairly reliably informed that it’s been featured a few times on Made In Chelsea, which, you know, fine. Here’s a neat The White Panda remix with Kanye West. It’s a pretty perfect tune for kicking back after a day of school/work/being awesome:

Official video for Midnight City after the jump (it’s worth it):

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Happy Birthday To Us: Our Favourite Songs Of The Year

2 Aug

Birthday Wishes: It’s been an action packed year for us and the music world.

As you will now know, Can You Hear This is now a year old; congratulations once more to Devan Carlton for winning our competition and choosing a great album as a prize. Nowadays a year in music is a long time, different reviews, news and music-related scandals becoming a daily occurrence thanks to the Internet. I’m not complaining because as a music blog we contribute to this, but sometimes it’s good to take a step back and look at the music and events that have really made a different to the industry, and more importantly to ourselves. It’s been a year of exciting collaborations with Jay-Z and Kanye exciting us with news of their own royal wedding. It’s been fantastic year once more for up and coming artists from Britain and internationally. We chose to vest our pop music interests in Jessie J, while more alternative acts (Two Door Cinema Club, The xx) have also flourished. Recently, we’ve been saddened by the loss of a fantastic female artist, Amy Winehouse whose loss will be felt for years to come. Having created such stirring singles such as Love Is A Losing Game, Back To Black and Rehab, that rare example of a candid, open pop song that achieves massive commercial success, Winehouse was truly inspiring. I hope her wonderful female presence continues to influence new artists and live on.

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Pandamonium – The White Panda

2 Mar

Yup, time to party again because our favourite mashup duo are back with an awesome third album, hot off the press (released yesterday). Pandamonium is a titanic 40-track party soundtrack, featuring a few standout combinations that I’m going to walk you through.

First of all, there’s Infinite Dream, which we already covered earlier. So that’s that one out of the way. Next up has to be Tinie Tempah’s combo with Sneaky Sound System. Like the other’s that The White Panda so often produce, it’s just a good, fun party song!

Another cool tune on the album is called Shake It To Me, which features Ian Carey, Timbaland, and Nelly Furtado. This one’s unfortunately only 53 seconds long, but when it gets into the real thing, it’s a great tune.

If this next track doesn’t put a smile on your face, then I’m pretty sure there’s nothing that anyone can do for you. I Want Brooklyn Back features Jay-Z and the Jackson 5. With the Jackson’s backing, it’s almost impossible to sound bad, but Jay-Z actually adds a great touch.

Now I’ll be honest. I hate the original of Like A G6. But The White Panda save it for me with their awesome tune Why A G6? It’s the Far East Movement’s unimaginative song set to a great backing my Supermode, and you gotta hear it:

Don’t get me wrong, this whole album is packed full of tracks that will make your party. It’s just… there are 40 of them, so I had no choice but to give you my personal highlights. The idea with this album is that you’re supposed to play it all the way through, and each song plays into one another. That’s partly why these tracks here don’t really fully do it justice. And that’s the reason you should download it totally for free from here.

Infinite Dream – The White Panda

4 Feb

Ahead of the release of The White Panda’s new album, they’ve dropped a little preview. Just as Guru Josh Project’s hit was starting to fade from the memory a little bit, this duo have given it a shockingly good revival. The tune mashes Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream with Infinity. This one has to get you up and dancing, it’s a real party song. Smack this on, and enjoy your new reputation as ‘that cool kid who has the tunes.’ They’re also giving it away totally for free, so click here to download it!

The guys are also doing a pretty cool thing where they’re giving a lucky fan a chance to name their new album, so if you’re interested in getting a little fame (who wouldn’t be?) then head on over to their official site and submit your ideas.

Fireflies Goin’ Down (Young Joc vs Owl City) – The White Panda

18 Aug

After seeing how popular yesterday’s Mash-Up post was, we decided to be really nice and give you two in two days. Up next is The White Panda’s Fireflies Goin’ Down which is a mix of Owl City’s hit song Fireflies, and Yung Joc’s It’s Goin’ Down. The White Panda are on fire, having just recently released an album of Mash-Ups called Rematch.

We love it because it’s so happy, and we really like to be happy. We also think that it’s actually better than both original songs, so comment and let us know what you think.

You can download this song here, check out the album here, or look at their official site.