Recommended songs for the week of March 24: Find tunes on the web by Kelis, and others

By Ryan Dombal
March 24, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST
Kelis: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com

Download This: Songs by Kelis, and more

KELIS, ”BOSSY”
The R&B rebel gets a little commanding on her sly new single. ”You don’t have to love me…but you will respect me,” she proclaims. Influenced by Houston hip-hop, the sexed up track is weird and woozy. Buy it on iTunes or stream the song and its video at Kelis’ site

ELLEN ALLIEN & APPARAT, ”DO NOT BREAK”
Sweat-soaked dance-floor fumes radiate from this lush techno menace from Berlin electro wizards Ellen Allien and Apparat. Disembodied vox scatter as bubbly bass slinks in and out of the haze. Download the track for free here

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HOT CHIP, ”(JUST LIKE WE) BREAK DOWN (DFA REMIX)”
Merging ’80s vibes with modern beats, production duo the DFA take their remixes seriously. This eight-minute-plus rework of electro-pop group Hot Chip’s slinky synth-fest doesn’t waste a second. Buy it on iTunes or stream it for free with Windows Media

THE SECRET MACHINES, ”ALONE, JEALOUS AND STONED”
This NYC-based trio hypnotize with their trippy rock-rallying cries. They’re offering their second CD, Ten Silver Drops (with U2-style guitar rush ”Alone, Jealous and Stoned”), online before it hits stores. Buy it at Rhapsody or stream it at the band’s MySpace page

(Some of this week’s links may expire after March 31, 2006.)

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