10 MP3s You Need to Download for Free This Week: Angel Haze, El Perro Del Mar


It’s Friday, which means another installment of our regular roundup of downloadable MP3 goodness from around the web. (It also means we’re about to melt into a puddle of CMJ angst, but that’s another story.) Anyway, on the MP3 front, this week brings a new track and much awesomeness from Angel Haze, a dream remixer/remixee combination in Saint Etienne and El Perro Del Mar, free stuff from prolific producers Dâm-Funk and Zomby, Ty Segall “doing” the Velvet Underground, and the third edition of D’Eon’s excellent Music for Keyboards series. And more! Since all this action costs precisely nothing, what are you waiting for? All the download links await after the jump.

Angel Haze — “Werkin’ Girls” On rolleth the bandwagon, and with good reason — Angel Haze sounds like golden-era Busta Ryhmes at some points on this track, spitting rhymes like a 33 played at 45. You can download “Werkin’ Girls” from Pitchfork. (It’s just a shame about the whole “Money and more money is the only thing I’m after” bit — sigh.)

El Perro del Mar — “Walk On By” (Saint Etienne remix) Some remix ideas just make perfect sense, and this collaboration definitely falls into that category — El Perro del Mar and Saint Etienne’s sounds go together like the proverbial horse and carriage, so much so that we can’t believe this hasn’t happened before now. The remix is surprisingly muscular, with a thumping kick drum and big brassy sawtooth synths. It’s pretty great — get it via Stereogum.

Sei A — “Miss” This mysterious Glasgow producer was responsible for one of our favorite remixes of the year — his spaced-out reworking of Warpaint’s “Billie Holiday” — and thus we’re interested to get our hands on this new slice of his own production work. It’s a similarly tripped-out piece of spacey disco, and we like it a lot. Get it via his SoundCloud.

Dâm-Funk — “Right Now” (instrumental) The man with the SoundCloud that just keeps on giving has dropped yet another free track — this is a hitherto-unreleased instrumental that’s full of Dâm-Funk’s signature keytar sounds and squelchy, squelchy bass. Get it here.

Zomby — “Devils” Meanwhile, if you’re feeling as fuzzy as we are this morning — seriously, we’re getting too old for this CMJ shit — this, um, bracing blast of electronic weirdness from prolific UK producer Zomby will help blow away the cobwebs, or possibly just give you a headache. Either way, it’s available via RCRD LBL here.

Indians — Cakelakers” This track from not-actually-Indian-at-all 4AD signees Indians has been posted as a stream all over the web, but you can grab a download in exchange for an email address via Remote Control, 4AD’s Australian distributors. Hurrah!

The Presets — “Ghosts” (Señor Coconut remix) This sounds like about half the tracks from The Presets’ original version of “Ghosts” have washed up in a bottle on a desert island somewhere, and whoever’s living there has fleshed them out with a completely different arrangement. It’s pretty good, in other words. Get it via RCRD LBL.

Offshore — “Breeze” Also on the faux-tropical tip, rarely has a track sounded more like its title — this is breezy indeed, or at least it is until for about 30 seconds, until the bass drops. From there it gets all weird on us, with synthesized horns and a pounding beat. If that sounds like your cup of tea, click through to Fact and get downloading.

Ty Segall — “Femme Fatale” In which Ty Segall xeroxes the guitar sound from “European Son” and applies it to a cover of “Femme Fatale.” The results are curiously compelling, and you can hear them here.

D’Eon — Music for Keyboards Vol III Aha! We’ve very much enjoyed the first two installments of D’Eon’s Music for Keyboards series, so we’re delighted to see that he’s released a third. Grab it right here.