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LITS Mix #2: Dynamis

LITS Mix is a weekly mix of five free songs curated by our ears with your ears in mind. With so much free music to listen to out there, we intend to showcase our favorite tunes in an easily digestible  manner, guiding you through the riff-raff to find the music. This week, we present the second edition of our mix, a 20 minute set of songs that’ll have you nodding along whether it’s the chilled-out vibe of Tycho’s “A Walk” or the thumping bass on Y Luv’s “Earthquakes”. Kick back and get lost in the sound.

MP3: LITS Mix #2: Dynamis

(0:00 to 5:14) The Weeknd – “The Morning”
(5:14 to 10:28) Tycho – “A Walk”
(10:28 to 14:03) Skizzy Mars – “Shangri-La”
(14:03 to 18:24) Y Luv – “Earthquakes”
(18:24 to 21:20) Ra Ra Riot – “Too Dramatic (The Morning Benders Remix)”

Listen: Y LUV – “Earthquakes”

Y LUV know how to make catchy, explosive indie rock for the masses. If you’re a regular here, you might already be familiar with the band and their single “All Night” (check that out here if you haven’t already). Just recently, the Los Angeles rockers have released a brand new single titled “Earthquake”, which follows in the same vein of the band’s earlier material, with a blend of swooping vocals and instrumentals.

MP3: Y LUV – “Earthquakes”

On the new track, frontman Freddy Janney commented, “Sam and Evan were talking about earthquakes and the ‘big one’ on the way to a show once and I realized I had been living here for awhile and had never really thought about that possibility. It scared me. It made me realize how fragile life is. It got me thinking about what really matters. Also, while I was freaking out about an earthquake, my sister and her friends were looking at a magazine and freaking out (as much or more) about how amazing someones body was and how they would never look like that and never be as happy as that person… I guess it’s all relative. It’s a song that recognizes the world might fall but celebrates that it hasn’t.”

Well then, let’s celebrate.

Video: Y Luv – “All Night”

Not too long ago, I posted Y Luv‘s “All Night”, a straight-up jam from the Los Angeles based band. The short, infectious track was the single from Y Luv’s newest EP, How Chill Can You Let Go?, and now has a set of visuals that come straight out of Venice Beach. Don’t expect to understand what’s going on in this one, but hey, at least the song’s good, right?

MP3: Y Luv – “All Night”

A Year Later… Our First Birthday Playlist

It’s hard to imagine that exactly one year ago, the very first post on this site was released to the world. In the past year, we’ve certainly come a long way, growing rapidly in terms of both listeners and contributors. With our posts over the past 365 days, we hope that we’ve exposed some good music to you, sharing our personal favorites either in the form of an MP3 or simply through our writing. It’s a great feeling to know that somewhere out there, people are reading what we have to say and appreciating music that they otherwise would not have found.

So in celebration of our first birthday, it only made sense to thank you, the reader. Thank you for checking out what we have to say and allowing us to share the music we love. Over the next year, we’ll be looking to grow even more and work with even more great artists. Big things are on the horizon, so please share us with your friends and keep visiting and commenting.

Frank Wu

A Year Later…

OCD: Moosh & Twist – “Beautiful Day”
Neako – “Hello”
Y Luv – “All Night”
Cults – “Go Outside”
Foster The People – “Helena Beat”
Theophilus London – “Last Name London”
Los Campesinos! – “You! Me! Dancing!”
The Dean’s List – “Dear Professor”
Eddy B & Tim Gunter – “Graduation (feat. That Kid C-G)”
Hoodie Allen – “The Chase Is On”
Xaphoon Jones – “The Jackson Pit”
Matt & Kim – “AM/FM Sound”

Listen: Y Luv – “All Night” (Original and ZHU Remix)


joomplu:286Indie pop/rock meets house in this brand new remix of Y Luv‘s earworm single “All Night”. For the rework, the Los Angeles band decided to team up with producer DJ Zhu, blending their energetic rock/pop sound with Zhu’s dance stylings. It’s an interesting take on the original track, which was slower and features a booming sing-along chorus. Think The Killers meets Neon Trees. You can listen to or download both the remix and the original track below.

MP3: Y Luv – “All Night”

MP3: Y Luv – “All Night (ZHU Remix)”

Y Luv’s newest EP How Chill Can You Let Go was released April 20, 2011. You can download the rest of the EP here for free.