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YUM YUM Top Tunes for April (& ..uhmm march)

YUM YUM top tunes april 2010

So, i have been away for a month and none of the other writers on chromemusic cared to do the monthly sum up of our top tunes. Well i guess i have to come up with a bigger selection then. Here are this months top tune selection plus some of the movers and shakers of march. A new YUM YUM in munich is on the horizon as well as the many other regulars throughout the lands. So have fun and enjoy the tunes and check for more new material this week:




Owner of a Lonely Heart / Things Can Only Get Better (Yes / Howard Jones cover)


Barbara – “Pursuit of Happiness” (Kid Cudi Cover)




Hawa – D.A.N.C.E. (Justice Cover)


Angus & Julia Stone – Mango Tree




Tarrus Riley – Love’s Contagious




Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar


The XX – VCR (Matthew Dear Remix)


Zebra Baby – +1


Breakbot – Baby I’m yours feat. Irfane


The XX was the big newcomer in 2009, and as it is with those newcomers, they got remixed again and again…But there`s one remix which really has the potential to make it into my playlist, here it is:

[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/VCR-Matthew-Dear-Remix.mp3|titles=The XX – VCR (Matthew Dear Remix)]The XX – VCR (Matthew Dear Remix)

YUM YUM Folk Mixtape “Sweet Serenade Vol 2” compiled and a little bit mixed by chrome

“Give you the heavens and the sunshine” this is what this mix is about, steppin away from the beat driven music to give some music i listen to when hanging in my yellow hamock.

After the huge success which my first mix represented by being heard simply everywhere i went, i did another one – actually i am planning on doing a whole series (have 6 covers already finished and mix 3 is in the pipeline). Enjoy this one – especially in these quiet days. So have fun and let the hamock sway.

Full tracklist:

1. “Summer wastin” – Anna Egge
2. “Video killed the radio star” – The Wrong Trousers
3. “Turpentine” – Vandaveer
4. “Human Nature” – Glenn Case
5. “Original Nuttah” – Get Cape, Wear, Fly
6. “High Ground” – Orenda Fink
7. “California Soul” – Cara Robinson
8. “I’ ll follow you into the Dark” – Amy Millan
9. “Little Lies” – Anna Ternheim
10. “Beggin my weakness” – Barnaby Bright
11. “Boat behind” – Kings of Convenience
12. “A Change is gonna come” – Ben Sollee
13. “Race you” – Elizabeth & the Catapult
14. “Cupid” – Melanie Fiona & the Illadelphonics (the Roots)
15. “Walking down the line” – Ellen Jewell
16. “You and i” – Wilco & Feist
17. “Whatever you like” – Anya Marina
18. “Crystalize” – the xx
19. “Free” – Donovan Frankenreiter & Jack Johnson
20. “Chicago” – Sufjan Stevens
21. “Don’t worry baby” – Jim Hanft
22. “When doves cry” – The Be Good Tanyas
23. “Come as you are” – Laura Love
24. “Brain Damage” – Jeffrey Lewis & Laura Marling
25. “Only a song” – Ben Sollee

Massive Top Friend Party this Thursday!!!

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This Thursday its time to get down to the very first regular Top Friend Issue down @ Erste Liga with me and Dj Beware (YUM YUM Vienna/ FM4). We have had some kind of dj try outs for the time since we opened (i think 12 different djs) and now the set dj crew is established and done experimenting, some simply couldnt cut it – we’ve had a couple of nights where the djs mistook this spot for a cheap bmore club or couldn’t even play a nice warm-up, or even had the misfortune of playing during the Beerfest. Well all thats sorted now. The music policy we have in mind for T F will be displayed on the new mixtapes, which will soon come out and find its way through the webs to you – or will be handed out physically at the Party.

Djs: Me and Beware – besides both running our own YUM YUM outfits, me in Munich and him in Vienna – share a passion for all kinds of music. Come down to witness the original Top Friend sound and make this another biggie to go down, only real place to go to on a Thursday night and the only one with musical essence and backbone. Make sure to show up early or you might end up like the guys on the picture below.

Top friend Party – massive night this Thursday – Djs Chrome & Beware

RSVP to the event of Facebook – and Join the Top Friend Munich FB Group

Some of our favourite tunes at present


Florence & the Machine “You Got the Love (The xx Rmx)” – the TUNE right now!


Chromeo – Night By Night (Skream Remix) – another Monster version of Chromeos retro sounding disco boogie tune, courtesy of the UKs latest rising star, Skream – love the 80ies feel. Mans pushing the boundaries every which way.

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For the rest of you guys playing – Rss readers do not necessarily make the music better – more options means more decisions, means better quality control. And this is where the individual counts. Wake up

“Stars” – The xx

Must be one of the nicest tunes this year an the xx is one of the discoveries this year. Here’s a video of them performing both songs accoustically in an elevator. The song are not new or anything – just thought to have it up on the site if you haven’t checked out the band yet. Crytalized by now is one of this years anthems and Stars is even more mellow and of the same caliber – love these tunes.


The xx – Stars