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Clapsandwhistles specializes in personalized mixes. It's also a venue to share new music, rad covers or anything that might be considered as GOOD music.

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HIP HOP FRIDAYS || 2 On (TOKiMONSTA Remix) by Tinashe

Live fast, die young that’s my choice

The original production by DJ Mustard was taken to another level by TOKiMONSTA, a producer from LA. The remixed was flipped and reversed the right way but still leaving the “ratchet” intact and splicing Tinashe’s vocals to match the faster tempo. This is me ending the weekday on a high note.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Don’t Save Me by Haim

And if I had to beg for your love
will it ever be enough?

I seriously can’t get enough of these sisters from Los Angeles. Haim is like a culture developed overtime to be awesome and now they are ready for mass consumption. Whenever I listen to them an undeniable delight comes over me, it must be their 80s sounding tune that brings back so many happy memories. So if you’re feeling a little nostalgic or just in need of some happy tunes this it. Press play, please.

Watch Haim tear up the court below. Also, notice how the video is reminiscent of Britney Spears’ Baby, One More Time.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Only Place by Best Coast (Music Video)

We wake up with the sun in our eyes
It’s no surprise that we get so much done

This is tomfoolery at its finest and you can only expect that from Californians’ Best Coast. Everything about this video just made me miss LA more. It’s nice to be reminded of it once in a while.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Beat The Heat!
Where I come from, summer is all year long. This year’s summer is probably one of the hottest and I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s incessantly annoyed by the heat combined with extreme humidity. To combat this sauna-like feeling, I made a mix I can cool off to and a fresh batch of margarita.Check out my previous mixes — Summer Lovin’ & Endless Summer, Endless Youth. Here’s to a summer of roadtrips, flings and beaches.Track listing:
01. Moon Boots - Got Somebody02. Usher - Climax (Edwin van Cleef Remix)03. Capital Cities - Holiday (Madonna Cover)04. Yuksek - Always On The Run05. Van She - Idea Of Happiness06. Grouplove - Tongue Tied07. Best Coast - The Only Place08. The Drums - I Don’t Know How To Love09. Tahiti 80 - Easy10. The Griswolds - Mississippi11. Summer Camp - Down12. Crystal Fighters - Plage13. Delta Spirit - California14. Keegan DeWitt - Colour15. Mausi - sol.16. San Cisco - Awkward17. Last Dinosaurs - Time & Place18. Blondfire - Walking With Giant19. Mark Foster & A-Trak & Kimbra - Warrior20. Work Drugs - License To Drive
DOWNLOAD THE ZIP FILE HERE // LISTEN ON 8TRACKS
P.S. I know it’s Spring elsewhere but there’s no harm in enjoying a summer mix this time of the year. Also, Best Coast’s The Only Place made me miss California even more. Photo taken around Los Angeles.

Beat The Heat!

Where I come from, summer is all year long. This year’s summer is probably one of the hottest and I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s incessantly annoyed by the heat combined with extreme humidity. To combat this sauna-like feeling, I made a mix I can cool off to and a fresh batch of margarita.

Check out my previous mixes — Summer Lovin’ & Endless Summer, Endless Youth. Here’s to a summer of roadtrips, flings and beaches.

Track listing:

01. Moon Boots - Got Somebody
02. Usher - Climax (Edwin van Cleef Remix)
03. Capital Cities - Holiday (Madonna Cover)
04. Yuksek - Always On The Run
05. Van She - Idea Of Happiness
06. Grouplove - Tongue Tied
07. Best Coast - The Only Place
08. The Drums - I Don’t Know How To Love
09. Tahiti 80 - Easy
10. The Griswolds - Mississippi
11. Summer Camp - Down
12. Crystal Fighters - Plage
13. Delta Spirit - California
14. Keegan DeWitt - Colour
15. Mausi - sol.
16. San Cisco - Awkward
17. Last Dinosaurs - Time & Place
18. Blondfire - Walking With Giant
19. Mark Foster & A-Trak & Kimbra - Warrior
20. Work Drugs - License To Drive

DOWNLOAD THE ZIP FILE HERE // LISTEN ON 8TRACKS

P.S. I know it’s Spring elsewhere but there’s no harm in enjoying a summer mix this time of the year. Also, Best Coast’s The Only Place made me miss California even more. Photo taken around Los Angeles.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Soldier OnThis little mix has been a musical therapy for me these past few weeks. I’m slightly broken-hearted that my extended stay in a place that I really want to live in has come to an end. It sucks because I’ve grown accustomed to the wonderful things it offered. I was hoping this mix would help me bring myself back to the earthly (mundane?) life in the third-world. I asked my friend who was in the same position a year ago, if she ever forgot her time there. She said she was reminded of it everyday and the same thing is happening to me so there really is no point in forgetting. The only thing left to do is to move on and try to make do with what I have. So here’s a 10-track mix, to remove you from whichever rut you are in. I can’t really say that it’s going to motivate you since most of the tracks are really somber but I hope it helps you to keep on keeping on. If you’re itching for a little more upbeat mix of the same theme, go here.Track listing:
01. Lykke Li - Time Flies

So, fingers crossed, my time is coming now

02. The Temper Trap - Soldier On

No one will know when seasons cease to change and..How far we’ve gone, how far we’re going

03. Maverick Sabre - I Need

I need sunshine, I need angels, I need something good

04. Laura Marling - Failure

Don’t cry child, you’ve got so much more to live for

05. Sia - Breathe Me (Four Tet Remix)

Be my friend, hold meWrap me up, unfold meI am small and needyWarm me up and breathe me

06. Angus & Julia Stone - Chocolates & Cigarettes

One of these days I’ll grow old and I’ll grow brave

07. Slow Moving Millie - Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want

So for once in my life, let me get what I want

08. Slow Club - Never Look Back

But you had to go, but if you’d stayed,I’d have come around to hold your handtill the marching band had played.

09. Lykke Li - I Know Places

There is a road, there is a way, there is a place.

10. Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again

One day, I know, I’ll be strong again.

DOWNLOAD ZIP FILE HERE // LISTEN ON 8TRACKS
P.S. That was the last picture I took on my last weekend in LA. Double rainbows!

Soldier On

This little mix has been a musical therapy for me these past few weeks. I’m slightly broken-hearted that my extended stay in a place that I really want to live in has come to an end. It sucks because I’ve grown accustomed to the wonderful things it offered. I was hoping this mix would help me bring myself back to the earthly (mundane?) life in the third-world. I asked my friend who was in the same position a year ago, if she ever forgot her time there. She said she was reminded of it everyday and the same thing is happening to me so there really is no point in forgetting. The only thing left to do is to move on and try to make do with what I have.

So here’s a 10-track mix, to remove you from whichever rut you are in. I can’t really say that it’s going to motivate you since most of the tracks are really somber but I hope it helps you to keep on keeping on.

If you’re itching for a little more upbeat mix of the same theme, go here.

Track listing:

01. Lykke Li - Time Flies

So, fingers crossed, my time is coming now

02. The Temper Trap - Soldier On

No one will know when seasons cease to change and..
How far we’ve gone, how far we’re going

03. Maverick Sabre - I Need

I need sunshine, I need angels, I need something good

04. Laura Marling - Failure

Don’t cry child, you’ve got so much more to live for

05. Sia - Breathe Me (Four Tet Remix)

Be my friend, hold me
Wrap me up, unfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up and breathe me

06. Angus & Julia Stone - Chocolates & Cigarettes

One of these days I’ll grow old and I’ll grow brave

07. Slow Moving Millie - Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want

So for once in my life, let me get what I want

08. Slow Club - Never Look Back

But you had to go, but if you’d stayed,
I’d have come around to hold your hand
till the marching band had played.

09. Lykke Li - I Know Places

There is a road, there is a way, there is a place.

10. Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again

One day, I know, I’ll be strong again.

DOWNLOAD ZIP FILE HERE // LISTEN ON 8TRACKS

P.S. That was the last picture I took on my last weekend in LA. Double rainbows!

Thursday, March 29, 2012
"California" by Delta Spirit

California by Delta Spirit

I want you to move to California for yourself
I want you to find whatever your heart needs

Just because I miss California so much. I just got back from my extended vacation and nothing heals a heartache better than a song. Spot the San Diego-based band on their website!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I Am The Lion King by PAPA

I’ve got to make you my woman. You’ve got to make me your man.

I went to see Temper Trap at The El Rey Theatre last night and PAPA opened up for them. They were such a lovely band to watch. Their music was highly captivating and they got the crowd dancing and pumped up in no time. I had a slight crush on the keyboardist and the bassist (he moves really well, see video below). PAPA is based in Los Angeles, CA and was spearhead by the Girls’ drummer, Darren Weiss. Listen to their EP, A Good Woman Is Hard To Find here.

 
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