Welcome to Volume 12 of RCRD LBL Essential. This week we have a little bit of everything for you, including new music from Rusko and Die Antwoord and a remix of Florence and the Machine. [rcrd-lbl]http://rcrdlbl.com/widgets2.0/core/?m=show_widget&w=Essentials012612[/rcrd-lbl] One of the breakout star's from the world's current obsession with dubstep, [mp3com-artist]Rusko [/mp3com-artist]has been all over the place as of late releasing hit after hit. "Somebody to Love" is his newest single and does not disappoint. Let the breaks begin. [mp3com-artist]Die Antwoord[/mp3com-artist] were one of the biggest stories in the music industry last year, blowing up out of nowhere on the strength of some well produced videos and a few out-of-this-world songs. A major label record deal and a full length LP later, they are no longer the industry outsiders they once were. Fortunately, from a musical perspective they are still very much outsiders, still very much doing their own thing. Next level beats from DJ Hi-Tek, Yolandi's otherworldly vocals, and of course zef raps from Ninja. "I Fink U Freeky" is [mp3com-artist]Die Antwoord[/mp3com-artist] most dance oriented track to dare. High energy synths, a pulsing beat and a great vocal hook from Yolandi make this track appropriate for a club. "No Light No Light," a track from [mp3com-artist]Florence and the Machine[/mp3com-artist]'s new album gets a theatrically dramatic remix by Spector, a UK synthpop band.  The remix amps up the original's dark undertones into something a bit more energetic and ominous. [mp3com-artist]Jacques Renault[/mp3com-artist] makes use of some interesting source material with his rework of [mp3com-artist]Buddy Holly[/mp3com-artist]'s classic "Slippin' and Slidin'." The track offers a slightly different sound than most electronic music coming out today. Holly's timeless voice floats above a deep bassline as a myriad of spacey sound effect bounce back and forth. It's no 130 bpm dancefloor burner, but the slower tempo is a welcome change of pace. Rounding things out are a laid back electropop track from [mp3com-artist]Mansions on the Moon[/mp3com-artist], a nice, a piano ballad  from[mp3com-artist] Cate Le Bon[/mp3com-artist], and an experiemental, jazzy track from [mp3com-artist]Big Sir[/mp3com-artist]. Related: Past RCRD LBL Essentials Playlists

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