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2011 is looking pretty good in terms of music releases. After I have listened to Blue Songs now for probably a million times I really needed something fresh and that’s why the new songs from Lykke Li, Bodi Bill, Patrick Wolf , M.I.A. and Beth Ditto are coming in handy. Fortunately all of them have put out a few of their songs out for free to give us a good taste of what’s to come on the full records. After the jump you’ll find the best free and legal music downloads that you shouldn’t miss.

Local heroes Bodi Bill are releasing their new album What? on March 18th 2011. The first song Hotel is already making me dance inside and I can’t wait to see them live at Lido on April 27 & 28 2011.

Download: Hotel


Supposedly M.I.A.‘s last album MAYA was shit because it was too commercial for her. Well, except for all the slow songs I actually liked it better the Kala. Too go totally anti-commercial M.I.A. released a “Mixtape” called Vicki Leekx a few weeks ago which is a continuous mix of new version of her old songs and a couple of unreleased tracks. And all of that for free. Her statement embedded into the mix: “I’m not talking about getting it for free, I’m talking about making it freer.”

Download: Vicki Leekx


When I interviewed Lykke Li a while ago with Suz I wasn’t really a fan of her music as her first album didn’t do much for me. With her new work she has taken a bit of a turn into a more mature and dark side which I love. The new single I Follow Rivers as well as the video are absolutely stunning! But I also love the first more upbeat song she released which is Get Some.  The new album Wounded Rhymes comes out later this month. Don’t miss her concert at Astra on April 5, 2011.

Download: I Follow Rivers, Get Some


I could never really warm up with Patrick Wolf. Not with him, nor his style, nor his music. But this his new song The City is actually kind of cool! It has the sound of an evergreen. His album Lupercalia comes out in May.

Download: The City (Richard X Remix)


Beth Ditto of The Gossip just released her first EP as a solo artist. It’s produced by Simian Mobile Disco and there is quite the danceable material. As the EP actually just came out they took down the free download of the first single Open Heart Surgery. So you’ll have to buy it off Beatport. It’s worth it!

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