Friday, July 6, 2012

Charli XCX - HEARTBREAKS AND EARTHQUAKES - THE MIXTAPE

Mixtapes are an incredible thing.  They give an artist the ability to show people what they are about in a small amount of space.  They allow the artist to do new and crazy stuff that showcases their talent.  This 21 minute, 8 track mix tape has some original work interspersed with remixes, movie dialog, covers and conceptualizations of new songs.  Using The Craft, Kill Bill, Cruel Intentions and American Beauty - she has managed to set the stage for an angst filled rebellion against conformity and the institution.  Her vocals are amazing against the beats she has chosen from Blood Orange, Blood Diamonds and even Drake.

One of the most amazing things about this record is the low end.  Her bass is so heavy it will rattle your bones without even trying too hard.  I love listening this in my truck because it hits pretty hard.  Its such an easy listen that when it's done you want to start it again.  I have quickly become a huge fan becasue what she's crafted is new.  It's inventive and doesn't necessarily follow the same rules and procedures that other pop music does.  It's a free mix tape that you can download from her website so I don't know what's stopping you.  Here is it is if you want to stream it and the download link is way down there under the track list.  Go get it and show her some love.  She's brilliant and has an amazing career ahead of her.




TRACKLIST

Beyond the Black Rainbow
1) Champagne Coast - Charli XCX / Blood Orange
2) How Can I – Charli XCX
3) Grins - Charli XCX / Blood Diamonds
The Craft
4) So Far Away - Charli XCX / Paul White
Kill Bill
5) Dreams Money Can Buy - Charli XCX / Drake / Jai Paul
Cruel Intentions
6) Lock You Up – Charli XCX
7) Spoons – Charli XCX / Rudimental
American Beauty
8) You're The One (Odd Future's The Internet remix feat. Mike G) - Charli XCX

Charli on the Web
http://www.charlixcxmusic.com/ <-----Download the Mixtape here!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charlixcxmusic
Twitter: @charli_xcx
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/charlixcx
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/officialcharlixcx