Art Is Hard Records Give Away FREE Downloads

To celebrate the fact that it’s 2 years today since the official release date of their very first compilation – ‘Brink of the Clouds’- London based label Art Is Hard Records have announced that their back catalogue is up for FREE download until midnight Tuesday 18th September. This means 12 releases and close to 100 songs are all up for grabs!

You can download the MP3’s here. We recommend getting your ears into a bit of summery Best Friends (which you can stream below), but you may as well go wild and download everything, after all, it’s FREE!

Eager Teeth Sign Deal And Offer Free Download

Eager_Teeth_PromoUK indie label A Wolf At Your Door Records have announced their latest signing as Post-hardcore Brighton based band Eager Teeth.

Eager Teeth formed just over 18 months ago from the ashes of Telegraphs, Chaos Days and This City and have already started to cause a stir with their nostalgic brand of alternative post-hardcore. The band have spent much of this summer in the studio with emerging producer pair Thomas Mitchener and Steve Sears (Gallows, Spycatcher) tracking their brilliant self-titled debut album, which is set for release early next year.

AWAYDR are certainly an exciting label to join, having launched Deaf Havana’s career and with up and coming artists Marllory Knox and Hildamay on their roster. To mark the beginning of the AWAYDR and Eager Teeth partnership, album track Exorcise Bike has been made available for FREE DOWNLOAD, you can grab it below.

FREE Fearless Records Sampler

Fearless Records are currently giving away their 2012 sampler through Amazon, for FREE! It features Crossfire favorites Pierce The Veil as well as 10 more Fearless Record artists ranging from the poppiest of pop-punk bands Go Radio to the obscurely dressed modern-metalcore heroes Motionless In White!

Below is the track-listing:

01 Pierce The Veil – ‘King For A Day’
02 The Word Alive – ‘Wishmaster’
03 Motionless In White – ‘ Immaculate Misconception’
04 blessthefall – ‘Promised Ones’
05 Go Radio – ‘Collide’
06 Every Avenue – ‘Fall Apart’
07 For All Those Sleeping – ‘Mark My Words’
08 Upon This Drawing – ‘Of Human Action’
09 A Skylit Drive – ‘Too Little Too Late’
10 Mayday Parade – ‘Miserable At Best’
11 Tonight Alive – ‘Little Lion Man’

Download the sampler for FREE here.

Free Downloads: 21/01/11

Last year we had a monster supply of straight-up-no-messing-around FREE music for you all to wrap your ears around. Our Soundcloud become some sort of portal to a place where you could pick up music files and essentially sleep with them. OK, OK, really, it’s just a sort of music blog style thing where we gather a bunch of things that are available (and cleared artist’s themselves… no leakyjoes here I’m afraid) for free and round them up so you don’t have to sift through all the crap that stinks up Tumblr, WordPress and Blogspot on a daily basis. Here’s some bangers to kick start 2011.

On a electronic and beat tip we have fist pumping beats and eclectic production from the likes of innerpartysystem and Andreya Triana who get the remix treatment from Starkey and TOKiMONSTA respectively. Bars, beats and big tings come from a selection of capable wordsmiths, including Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Rittz, Yelawolf, Big Krit and Jaylib. Realness sans loops comes from La Dispute, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Mogwai and Wavves. Get stuck in.

innerpartysystem – American Trash (Starkey remix) by Crossfire Music

Andreya Triana – Far Closer (TOKiMONSTA Remix) by Crossfire Music

Nicki Minaj – Roman’s Revenge 2.0 with Lil’ Wayne by Crossfire Music

La Dispute – How I Feel by Crossfire Music

And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – Weight Of The Sun by Crossfire Music

Edward Sharpe The Magnetic Zeros – Up From Below (iTunes Session) by Crossfire Music

Mogwai – San Pedro by Crossfire Music

RITTZ- Fulla Shit Feat.Yelawolf by Crossfire Music

Jaylib – Louder by Crossfire Music

Wavves – Mutant by Crossfire Music

Free Downloads – Best Of 2010

This year we introduced a bi-monthly feature that’s as difficult to understand as it is to do… the ‘Free Downloads‘. Every couple of weeks we send our ears on a mission around the internet looking for the best new (or old) music that’s being given away for free, then round up the best ten for you to come along and take as many of them as you see fit. All for free. Simple, huh?

In addition to that we also introduced the ‘Crossfader‘ interview, where we hunt down the DJs and producers that have been rocking our earphones the most and ask them to provide a free mix for us. The results have been more exciting than we could have ever imagined.

So here is the very best, objectively decided by you guys listening, of all the sound we’ve had up in our cloud this year. Below are the 15 most listened to/downloaded tracks that we featured in this section, as well as all four Crossfader Mixes, from Stereo:Type, C.R.S.T., Submerse and The Count & Sinden. Enjoy!

Former Ghosts – Chin Up by Crossfire Music

Mr. Oizo & Gaspard Augé – Tricycle Express by Crossfire Music

Chromeo – Don’t Turn The Lights On by Crossfire Music

Weezer – Memories by Crossfire Music

Aphex Twin – On by Crossfire Music

Black Mountain – Hair Song by Crossfire Music

Huoratron – gBay by Crossfire Music

Grinderman – Heathen Child by Crossfire Music

Dels – Trumpalump (Joe Goddard Remix) by Crossfire Music

Gruff Rhys – Shark Ridden Waters by Crossfire Music

Wiley – It’s Wiley by Crossfire Music

Dipset – Salute by Crossfire Music

J-Dilla – Sycamore by Crossfire Music

Rustie – Inside Pikachu’s Cunt by Crossfire Music

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Spottie (Outkast Cover) by Crossfire Music

Stereotype – Crossfire Mixtape by Crossfire Music

C.R.S.T Dubplates 2 Mixtape by C.R.S.T

Submerse – Crossfire Mix by Crossfire Music

The Count & Sinden Mix by Crossfire Music

Free Downloads: 26/11/10

It must be the holiday spirit or something, but artists, bands and producers have been even more generous than usual and our inboxes have been overflowing with all sorts of tuneage in a variety of tempos and styles. Here are our ten picks from yet another two weeks of quality music.

The undisputed king of mash-ups and party mixtapes, Girl Talk released his latest collection of nostalgia meets college party meets weird meets brilliant beats online for free and if you haven’t already picked it up then you’ll find it all below. Daft Punk’s Tron OST is currently doing the rounds on the leaky pipes of the web to a mixed reception but if you didn’t catch their collaboration with N.E.R.D. then check out Nero’s remix if beats float your boat more than synths and strings. Shy FX get taken apart from one of the year’s biggest beatmakers Breakage as this weekend turns into a guaranteed party.

Pow 2011 is causing another forward riddim stir in London and Wiley’s meme-spawning ‘bududududada’ bars over the beat makes one of the most addictive dubplates of the year, get it! Crossfader subject Submerse keeps on going from strength to strength and his remix of Wolf Gang’sLion In Cages‘ sees blogs on a hype for his forthcoming releases. X-Ray Spex’s frontwoman Poly-Styrene makes a welcome return to our speakers with ‘Black Christmas‘. Crystal Castles made one of the most press-worthy collaborations of the year, dragging in Robert Smith for ‘Not In Love‘.

If you thought Jay-Z’s 99 Problems couldn’t be remixed any more then you were very wrong; Liam Howlet takes a simple but effective rework route for this banging Prodigy remix. New York three piece fun. live up to their name again with an acoustic version of their buzzing ‘Walking The Dog’. And last but not least, the hottest female to come out of Wales since… we can remember, Marina and the Diamonds gets a hypegenre workout courtesy of the ungoogleable but absolutely listenable oOoOO.

Go and get them.

N.E.R.D. & Daft Punk – Hypnotize U (Nero Remix) by Crossfire Music

Wiley – Mz Bratt Pow 2011 Dubplate by Crossfire Music

Wolf Gang – Lions In Cages (Submerse Remix) by Crossfire Music

Poly Styrene – Black Christmas by Crossfire Music

Shy FX – Raver (Breakage Remix) by Crossfire Music

Crystal Castles “Not In Love” (ftrg. Robert Smith) by moderntonic.com

fun. ‘Walking The Dog (Acoustic)’ by Hassle Records

Jay-Z – 99 Problems (The Prodigy Remix) by Hypetrak

Marina and the Diamonds – Obsessions (oOoOO Remix) by Hypetrak

Girl Talk – All Day by Hypetrak

Free Downloads: 12/11/10

We’ve reached the end of another crazy two weeks in music. Have a look below for the ten hand-picked and absolutely free musical treats that caught our eyes and ears in our inboxes and on the web this month.

Mogwai are due to release another fantastically titled album next year, they’re offering to make the wait a little easier with the take on Yuck’s latest single Rubber. Elliott Smith was recently introduced to some and re-introduced to countless more, but see below for a cut that didn’t make the latest compilation but, as with many Elliott Smith songs, simply must be heard. Dels‘ emotive hip-hop is enhanced by warm production courtesy of Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, and similarly, Keep Shelly In AthensRunning Out Of You gets given a huge injection of melancholy via one of Memory Tapes‘ infamous full re-imaginations.

Writers of some of the best music on Habitat’s Mosaic, The Greenhornes have offered up a new track, Song 13 for listeners to grab. There is another select choice from Simian Mobile Disco’s Delicacies range, some smoke-smothered rhymes from Wiz Khalifa, freshness from Cold War Kids and a new remix of Flying Lotus to wrap your head around. Crossfader subjects C.R.S.T. have also posted a bubbler in the form of a remix of the BBC’s United Nations Theme. Huge!

Tuck in below.

Yuck – Rubber (Mogwai Remix) by Crossfire Music

Elliott Smith – Thirteen by Crossfire Music

Dels – Trumpalump (Joe Goddard Remix) by Crossfire Music

Keep Shelly In Athens – Running Out Of You (Memory Tapes Remix) by Crossfire Music

The Greenhornes – Song 13 by Crossfire Music

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y – Huey Newton by Crossfire Music

Cold War Kids – Louder Than Ever by Hypetrak

Aspic by SMD Delicacies

BBC Radio 1 United Nations Theme – C.R.S.T by C.R.S.T

Flying Lotus – PieFace (My Dry Wet Mess Remix) by Hypetrak

Free Downloads – 29/10/10

As it’s Halloween this weekend we thought we’d throw in a little something related to the holiday in our round-up of legitimate mp3s you can download for free without feeling bad or paranoid. Just one though (and if you can’t work out which then you’re probably the sort of person who looks at the keyboard real closely when typing), we already have a massive and gnarly Spotify playlist hooked up for whatever party you’re throwing. Check that out over here.

Our round-up features some pretty big tunes that have dropped online in the past couple of weeks. Including Lykke Li’s seedy ‘Get Some’ and Jamie XX’s fantastic remix of Nosaj Thing that makes us question how much spare time he must have after releasing a Mercury Award winning album to be making some many bangers. There’s also cuts from Esben And The Witch, two solo efforts from Wu-Tang members RZA and Ghostface Killa, the latest Wiley banger, the first track to come from Gruff Rhys incoming solo album and new tunes from Cory Gunz, Mark Sultan and The Go! Team.

Grab them all below. And as usual, find all our previous downloads and Crossfader mixes on the Crossfire Soundcloud.

Anacrusis – Munsters Theme by Crossfire Music

Nosaj Thing – Fox (Jamie XX Remix) by Crossfire Music

Lykke Li – Get Some by Crossfire Music

Ghostface Killa – Purified Thoughts by Crossfire Music

Wiley – It’s Wiley by Crossfire Music

RZA – 2 Left Shoes by Crossfire Music

Gruff Rhys – Shark Ridden Waters by Crossfire Music

The Go Team – Tornado by Crossfire Music

Cory Gunz – Dope Game by Crossfire Music

Esben And The Witch – Warpath by Crossfire Music

Mark Sultan – Go Berserk by Crossfire Music

Free Downloads 15/10/10

This week’s collection of free droplets of sound from an ever-increasing cloud is absolutely packed with all kinds of riffs, raps, riddims and rollers. They’re all down there ready to perk your music library up a little so what are you waiting for?

Pulled Apart By Horses continue their fantastic year with an awesome cover of a track by fellow Leeds rockers Sky Larkin, Lords Of Falconry recall Hawkwind rocking riffs that’s enough motivation to get out shredding, the ever-adored Stereolab release an exciting new chunk of sunshine, No Age offer another track from their rocking new album and Deerhunter get the Diplo and Lunice treatment with awesome results as expected.

Minimal Mercury Award winners The XX get a similarly minimal-meets-pop treatment from the warm techno activist Matthew Dear, Teebs take fractions and double ’em up, Avey Tare serves up a cut from his crocodile-themed swampy record, Tyler The Creator represents the up and comnig and very angry hip-hop generation and undisputable post-dubstep producers of the year Mount Kimbie offer a slice from one of the year’s best electronic albums.

Jump right in (if we were still web 2.0 we’d be saying ‘after the jump’ but we’re not, so we won’t) as they’re right there below. Get them. Get them now.

Pulled Apart By Horses – Somersault (Sky Larkin Cover) by Crossfire Music

The War on Drugs – History of Plastic by Crossfire Music

Teebs – Double Fifths by Crossfire Music

Times New Viking – No Room To Live by Crossfire Music

Tyler The Creator – Sandwitches by Crossfire Music

Lords of Falconry – Doomsday Legislation by Crossfire Music

Deerhunter – Helicopter (Diplo & Lunice Remix) by Crossfire Music

Stereolab – Sun Demon by Crossfire Music

The XX – VCR (Matthew Dear Remix) by Crossfire Music

Mount Kimbie – Field by Crossfire Music

No Age – Fever Dreaming by Crossfire Music

Avey Tare – Lucky 1 by Crossfire Music

Free Downloads – 01/10/10

Pinch, punch, first day of the month and all that.

We’ve got some tracks that pack a mean hit this week. Whether it’s the drops of Diplo taking on the dark electronica of Proxy or the riffs of Chickenhawk you need to rise up we’ve got both areas covered. CFCF continue to amaze us with scenic soundscapes while Marnie Stern continues to do things with her hands we cannot comprehend. There’s more from Former Ghosts, a fresh joint from the masked mystery known as SBTRKT, an amazing cut from Women and the sounds of UNKLE colliding with Lupe Fiasco.

Be sure to follow us on Soundcloud if you have an account, as new tracks get added every week.

Jump straight in below.

Talons – Peter Pan by Crossfire Music

Women – Eyesore by Crossfire Music

CFCF – Before And After Light by Crossfire Music

Proxy – 8000 (Diplo Remix) by Crossfire Music

Chickenhawk – Scorpieau by Crossfire Music

Former Ghosts – Winters Year by Crossfire Music

SBTRKT – Hide Or Seek by Crossfire Music

Marnie Stern – Transparency Is The New Mystery by Crossfire Music

UNKLE – The Runaway (feat. Lupe Fiasco) by Crossfire Music

Foxy Shazam – Wanna-Be Angel by Crossfire Music