by Finger on the Pulse

DOWNLOAD: Scion Sample 21 mixed by iheartcomix (ZSHARE MP3 link)
DOWNLOAD: Thieves Like Us - Drugs In My Body (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Guns 'N' Bombs/Aaron Lacrate - Yr Mangled Heart (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: MixHell - The Kids Are Alright (MP3)

I Heart Comix

One of the best parts of SXSW is all the samplers you get passed. I know there are a million crappy ones, but there are also always the gems in the pile full of great mixes and great songs. This year keep your eyes peeled for Scion Sample 21 mixed by producer and iheartcomix founder Franki Chan. Franki said...:

This is a mixtape I made for SCION. It's for their remix series and will make it's debut during SXSW and WMC. They are making 500,000 copies and it will be available for FREE all across the US all summer long. I've been working on and coordinating this mixtape since August and it features 13 new IHEARTCOMIX tracks, 8 of which are exclusive remixes made just for the mixtape by Radioclit, Flosstradamus, Designer Drugs, Miami Horror, Mano feat Hollywood Holt, Tom Neville, Lies In Disguise and LA Riots and 2 other originals just for the mixtape by Acid Girls and HEARTSREVOLUTION. Those 8 original remixes mentioned above, we'll be sending those out for downloads as well, including an additional LA Riots remix of The Toxic Avenger.

I've had it on repeat all morning. The Protokoll track is the winner on the mix, but most of the tracks are killer. If this is the direction that iheartcomix is going for releases, then I am pretty amp'd. Download the mix above (along with some other stuff). Check out the track listing and upcoming IHEARTCOMIX show information (including the flyer for one of the best SXSW parties this year), below.....

I Heart Comix

I Heart Comix

THUR MAR 13th
IHEARTCOMIX Records, AM Only, Deaf Dumb Blind Official SXSW Showcase
@ The Beauty Bar Austin (611 E. 7th. St)
Outside Stage:
BOYS NOIZE (Exclusive SXSW appearance) 12:30am - 2am
SHOUT OUT OUT OUT OUT 11:30pm - 12:15am
TOTALLY MICHAEL 10:45pm - 11:15pm
WORKING FOR A NUCLEAR FREE CITY 9:45pm - 10:30pm
THEIVES LIKE US 9pm - 9:30pm
ACID GIRLS 8pm - 9pm
Inside Stage:
OCELOT 1am - 2am
MIXHELL 12am - 1am
THE TOXIC AVENGER 11pm - 12am
HEARTSREVOLUTION 10:30pm - 11pm
FRANKI CHAN 9:30pm - 10:30pm
JUICEBOXXX/ROXY COTTONTAIL 9 - 9:30pm
GUNS N' BOMBS 8pm - 9pm

14 Mar 2008 IHEARTCOMIX VS. MAD DECENT BLOWOUT IN AUSTIN@ TEXAS GARAGE
I Heart Comix

FRI MARCH 14TH
Viva La Rock, Scion & Monster Energy Drink present:
IHEARTCOMIX VS. MAD DECENT AUSTIN BLOWOUT 2008!
@ JELLY NYC's TEXAS GARAGE feat. THE NYLON/GUESS LOUNGE
421 W. 3rd St., Austin, TX 78701
With Performances by:
MAIN STAGE
Diplo/Switch/Drop The Lime 12-2
Amanda Blank 11:30-12
Matt & Kim 11-11:30
Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set) 10-11
Cut Copy 8-8:30
The Toxic Avenger 6:30-7:30
Santogold 6-6:30
Flosstradamus 5-6
Heartsrevolution 4-4:30
Har Mar Superstar 3-3:30
Walter Meego 2-2:30
SIDE STAGE
Blaqstarr/Rye Rye 9-10
Paper Route Gangstaz/Hood Headlinas 8:30-9
The Black Ghosts 7:30-8
Totally Michael 4:30-5
The Whip 3:30-4
Zizek Club 2:30-3
POOL STAGE
Boy 8 Bit 1-2
Lies In Disguise 12-1
Klever 11-12
The Death Set 10:30-11
Ocelot 9:30-10:30
Juiceboxxx 9-9:30
MEN (JD Samson & Johanna Fateman of Le Tigre) 8:15-9
Team Robespierre 7:45-8:15
Franki Chan 7-7:45
Moonrats 6:30-7
Tommy Sunshine 5:45-6:30
Hollywood Holt/Mic Terror 5:15-5:45
Acid Girls 4:30-5:15
Roxy Cottontail 4-4:30
Nick Catchdubs 3-4
Skeet Skeet 2-3
LOUNGE
Peer Pressure 11-12
Dave Nada 10-11
Scottie B 9-10
Fluokids 8-9
Million Dollar Mano 7-8
Hood Internet 6-7
Bird Peterson 5-6
Staccato 4-5
Dan Oh 3-4
Paparazzi 2-3

plus this rad stuff:
COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGES - 2 POOLS - 4 STAGES - HEARTSCHALLENGER ICE CREAM TRUCK - FIREPIT - VIDEO GAMES - SHUFFLE BOARD - LIVE VIDEO ART BY DEMONBABIES - EVERYONEISFAMOUS.COM - PHOTOBOOTH - LOUNGE - LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN - BBQ - MORE!
FREE W/ RSVP @: www.austinblowout.com
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15 Mar 2008IHEARTCOMIX PRESENTS: SUMMER LOVER'S UNLIMTED OFFICIAL SXSW SHOWCASE
I Heart Comix

17 Mar 2008
STILL FUCKING AWESOME @ beauty bar

18 Mar 2008
IHEARTCOMIX & SPIN PRESENT: THE SWITCHES, HYPHY CRUNK
@ THE ROXY THEATRE

22 Mar 2008
NEW CHECK YO W/ RIOT IN BELGIUM, THE BLACK GHOSTS, HOLLYWOOD HOLT, FUTURECOP
@ ECHOPLEX

FRANKI CHAN MIXTAPE (download at the top of this post)

1. ACID GIRLS - Intro Track
2. THE GLAMOUR - Respect The Party
3. THE TOXIC ACVENGER - Pokerface (Lies In Disguise Remix)
4. HEARTSREVOLUTION - Switchblade (LA Riots Remix)
5. OCELOT - Lo Sforzo (St. Andrew Remix)
6. MATT & KIM - No More Long Years (Radioclit Remix)
7. HEARTSREVOLUTION - C.Y.O.A. (Flosstradamus Remix)
8. HAIL SOCIAL - Heaven (Designer Drugs Remix)
9. GAMEBOY/GAMEGIRL - Fruit Salad
10. MATT & KIM - It's A Fact (Printed Stained) (Mano Remix feat. Hollywood Holt)
11. PROTOKOLL - Moving Forward (Designer Drugs Remix)
12. THE DEATH SET - Negative Thinking
13. TOTALLY MICHAEL - Winona (Miami Horror Remix)
14. HEARTSREVOLUTION - Dance Till Dawn
15. ACID GIRLS - Matter Made
16. SURKIN - White Knight Two
17. THE TOXIC AVENGER - Stage Divin'
18. OCELOT - Our Time (Tom Neville Remix)
19. FUTURECOP! - Starworshipper