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It’s the return of Remixtape, the feature where I listen to a tremendous amount of shitty blog-bait “X Remixes Y” tracks and weed out those worth your weed-out. (Right?) Volume 6 opens with this month’s undisputed champion of tracks bearing Remix in their title: the indomitable “Huzzah!” featuring a fierce set of relatively underground rapper… More »

June’s started on a hot streak: It made sense to counter the sweat by opening this Monthly Mix of recent standout free MP3s with a few chillier tracks. You don’t want to hide out in the air conditioning forever, of course, so things move outdoors to a humid rooftop party just past the halfway mark. More »

With fall on the horizon, we’re escaping a slow summer and shifting into that final, fertile phase of the music year’s release cycle. Which makes it a ripe time to get some perspective on the year, in terms of the big records from past favorites, and here, the bands that have introduced themselves as new… More »

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Rick Ross – “Touch’n You (Balam Acab Edit)” (Feat. Usher)

For reasons only known to young laptop murk-designer Balam Acab, the young man has just remixed "Touch'n You," a Rick Ross/Usher collaboration from the former'…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2012 - 5:31 pm
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Balam Acab – “Ass Pop”

Here's a one-off joint from murky production specialist Balam Acab, a track called "Ass Pop" that rides a shifty, goofy pulse while finding plenty of…
Corban Goble | May 31, 2012 - 4:46 pm

Lushlife – “Still I Hear The Word Progress (Balam Acab Remix)”

Remix warlock Balam Acab recently tackled Lushlife's new single, "Still I Hear The Word Progress," instilling his own slowed-down, wispy aesthetic. Download it below.
Corban Goble | April 2, 2012 - 12:15 pm
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Balam Acab – “Just Stay” & “Come True”

On his Twitter this afternoon, young murk-music producer Balam Acab let two unreleased new joints go out into the ether. Both "Just Stay" and "Come…
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2012 - 4:49 pm
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Charli XCX – “Nuclear Seasons (Balam Acab Remix)”

The industrial-tinged synth-pop track "Nuclear Seasons," by UK artist Charli XCX, is one of the year's more memorable singles in its vein. Its hook sticks,…
Amrit Singh | December 9, 2011 - 9:37 am
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Watch Balam Acab Live Video

The young producer Balam Acab only recently started playing live shows -- as in, like earlier this week. Last night, he performed at Johnny Brenda'…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2011 - 2:54 pm
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Twin Sister – “Kimmi In A Rice Field (Balam Acab Remix)”

Balam Acab tries his hand at a remix of Twin Sister's sprawling "Kimmi In A Rice Field," and he pretty much leaves the lustrous vocal…
Corban Goble | November 7, 2011 - 11:30 am
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Today In Lana Del Rey: Balam Acab Remix, Woodkid Duet

The widely discussed narco-pop firestarter Lana Del Rey stays busy enough to get up in our blog almost everyday. And over the weekend, she showed…
Tom Breihan | October 17, 2011 - 10:03 am
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Stream Balam Acab’s WANDER / WONDER

WANDER / WONDER, the prettily murky debut full-length from the young electronic producer Balam Acab, is out tomorrow on Tri Angle. Right now, the album…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2011 - 4:52 pm
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Sleep ∞ Over – “Romantic Streams (Balam Acab Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

On the heels of August's Monthly Mix, which features Sleep ∞ Over's "Romantic Streams," comes Balam Acab's remix of that jam, a twitchier, spookier take…
Corban Goble | August 23, 2011 - 1:10 pm
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Balam Acab – “Motion”

One of the finest young acts going, Balam Acab releases his full-length debut WANDER / WONDER on 8/29 via Tri Angle. We've had "Oh, Why"…
Amrit Singh | August 16, 2011 - 5:27 pm
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Balam Acab Remixes Ghost Town DJ’s “My Boo”

Yesterday, the steadily on-point LDN-based label Tri Angle turned one-year old. Take this is as the unofficial celebratory MP3, from Balam Acab -- one of…
Amrit Singh | August 4, 2011 - 11:54 am
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Mathieu Santos – “Silly Thoughts (Balam Acab Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Balam Acab remixed a song from Ra Ra Riot bassist Mathieu Santos's solo debut Massachusetts 2010. As mentioned previously, Alec Koone is a patient, precise…
brandon | July 21, 2011 - 3:42 pm

Balam Acab – “Apart”

"Apart"'s brief, high-pitched spectral thump goes well with WANDER / WONDER's darkly beautiful lead track "Oh, Why." As should be expected: Balam Acab's Alec Koone…
brandon | July 13, 2011 - 10:31 am

Balam Acab – “Oh, Why”

"Oh, Why" is the darkly beautiful lead track from 20-year-old Pennsylvanian Alec Koone/Balam Acab's full-length debut WANDER / WONDER. Before you listen, here are Koone'…
brandon | June 7, 2011 - 11:48 am
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Juno, Witch House Fan

You probably associate Ellen Page with Moldy Peaches, but as she told EW, Juno's listening to ghostly, hypnotic, claustrophobic music when not carrying Michael Cera'…
brandon | March 30, 2011 - 4:46 pm
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L’Oreal Gets Witch House: Balam Acab Soundtr∆cks Beyoncé Commercial

A week ago Tri Angle mentioned Ithaca favorite Balam Acab's "See Birds" was appearing in a L'Oreal commercial featuring Beyoncé. Then nothing surfaced. But Tri…
brandon | January 27, 2011 - 5:15 pm
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Balam Acab – “See Birds (Sun)” Video

I’ve referred to 19-year-old Stereogum40 member Alec Koone’s Balam Acab soundscapes as haunting and weirdly three-dimensional. In that spirit, keep watching the television static i…
brandon | November 8, 2010 - 4:29 pm
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