RCRD LBL Essentials On MP3.com Kicks Off With Mix Featuring Chromeo, Mark Ronson, Little Dragon

RCRD LBL Essentials

MP3.com and RCRD LBL – two like-minded online music institutions – have joined forces bring you a playlist of some of today’s hottest music. Check out our brand new playlist mixer and listen to new music by Katy B, Mark Ronson & the Business Intl., Chromeo, Class Actress, The Field and others!

For this week’s RCRD LBL Essentials mix we have a compilation of artists who are on the forefront of the music scene, pushing their genres in new, creative directions.  UK producer and DJ Mark Ronson‘s new project Mark Ronson & the Business Intl. is turning heads with its forward thinking production. Their single “Record Collection 2012” plays like an amalgam of everything out there that’s hot right now – mixing electronic beats, pop vocals and even a hip hop verse thrown in for good measure.

Chromeo‘s tunes are irresistibly on point with their ’80s pastiche, but what really carries them is Dave 1 and P Thugg’s keen sense of a good melody and songcraft.  They might catch your ear with their flamboyant sax solos and vocorders, but after a few spins what keeps you interested is that these are actually great songs in their own right.

Gigamesh‘s remix of Katy B‘s smash hit “Lights On” flexes the track’s inherent dancefloor potential, adding a pulsing beat and cranking the synths up and extra notch to get bodies moving.  Other electronic tracks from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, The Juan Maclean, The Field and Little Dragon will have you set for your weekend’s party playlist.

Rounding things out nicely are rising Brooklyn pop star Class Actress‘s electro pop gem “Weekend” and a couple of nice folk songs from Akron/ Family and Rev. Lonnie Farris.

So without further ado, we present you the MP3.com and RCRD LBL Essentials mix.  Give it a whirl and let us know what you think in the comments!

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