Team Teamwork has released Katamari Da-Emcee
, a mashup album of the wonderful soundtrack from the 2004 Playstation 2 cult hit Katamari Damacy
with various hip-hop songs from artists including Kanye West, 50 Cent, and Big Freedia
, the New Orleanian queen of bounce music. [more inside]
10 iconic mixes from the dancefloors of New York
. "It’s the city that gave birth to disco, house music and hip hop, the home of iconic, seminal clubs like The Loft, Studio 54, Paradise Garage and the Sound Factory. If you were going to pick one city on earth where you could track the history of dance music through a series of classic sets, then New York would be it. Back in the early 90s, inthemix writer Jim Poe worked as a DJ in New York City, and here he’s selected ten iconic mixes from the history of NY clubs, tracking the city’s evolving sounds from Grandmaster Flash in 1978 to Francois K at Output this year."
Looking to freshen up that old October playlist? Allow me to recommend Halloween Booootie
, three free, full-length compilations (2009, 2010 and 2012) of bootlegs and mashups all perfectly themed for your next graveyard smash.
But do you want some more?
Are you looking for, dare I say, the real wicked shit?
Then please, step this way... [more inside]
the notorious xx
is a tremendously good mashup by producer wait what
of The xx's debut album and assorted Biggie Smalls verses, mostly from Ready to Die. infinite victory
and it's all about the crystalizabeths
are my favourites, but the whole thing is perfect: ethereal guitar, sparse percussion, and Biggie's relentless rhymes.
In honor of Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde
's inclusion on Okayplayer's list of "Top 20 Vinyl Releases for Record Store Day
", Gummy Soul
has put together a new mix exploring Doo Wop's unlikely influence on East L.A.'s Chicano Rap scene of the early 90's. Hear the sounds of this overlooked chapter in Hip-Hop history here. [Previously]
explores the connection between Africa, North and South America with tasteful remixes
GRiZ - Mad Liberation.
Take a 21 year old bedroom producer from Michigan, raise them on the the internet with a near complete access to the history of modern music with a focus on electronic/dance and apparently you get this incredibly humanistic and cross-cultural album that's both homage, monument and appropriation of hundreds of influences in modern music in an incredibly dubby dubstep framework. (Free album download here.
Amerigo Gazaway combined the music of Fela Kuti and De La Soul
to create Fela Soul
. All the tracks along with liner notes and album commentary are available free for download here
. [more inside]
is a mashup album by KMT
Last week, Eddy Temple Morris
, a DJ on UK radio station XFM
, challenged Twitter to remix as many songs as possible into 10 minutes. The previous record was held by Wizard of Deekline and Wizard
- it is now held by rapper, producer and all-round renaissance man Akira the Don
, who managed to fit a staggering 210 tracks into 1/6 of an hour. He's just put together a video to accompany the mix - watch it here
Hip Hop Zelda.
It's a booty call from Hyrule, a love letter in rhyme to your childhood featuring some of the best independent and mainstream Hip Hop artists. MF Doom, Edan and Aesop Rock get tossed together with Dr. Dre, Common, and Jay Z in this surprisingly compelling mashup of old Legend of Zelda tunes. If the TriForce Rules Everything Around You, hit up the link above to stream the album, or download it for free here. [more inside]
Mashup artist Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk
, is another artist to try the 'pay whatever you want' Internet release model. However, his 55-minute album
consists of over 300 samples from other artists, with many current and past hits. No stranger to current controversies in copyright, Gillis also appeared in the documentary Good Copy Bad Copy
. Previously. [more inside]