Picture taken from www.rickbluhm.com, art director for “Supermarket Sweep” as well as my favorite “Reading Rainbow”.
You know when you’re in the mood for something and you don’t know what it is? Then, as if by magic, it finds you. Or not by magic, but simply from taking armfuls of mixes you don’t have the time to listen to.
On Monday, I found this yet-unheard mix tape back from September last year.
The simply titled “Glitchy Hip Hop & Dubstep mix” features two tracks nabbed from Mark Rae’s 2005 dancehall and hip hop mix album “Ode to a Dying DJ” plus loads of good hip hop, breaks, electronica, and dubstep tunes. It’s in the vein of GlitchBitch’s In Glitch We Trust, which we featured in October last year.
And okay, it’s not the best mixed tape I’ve ever heard, but there’s something about the imperfections that remind me of buying bootleg mix tapes in the Puerto Rican parts of Williamsburg from the selection of bootlegs purveyed underneath dusty glass cases. It reminds me of summer and sweaty small bars with parties going off in the back, as if parties were some illegal trade.
I like it. Maybe it will do it for you too.
Tipper – Ton of Bricks
Si Begg – Tyranny of Pesto (Dwarf rmx)
N.I.N – My Violent Heart (Ewun rmx)
ARP ft YZ – Nuff Time to Waste
edIT – The Sirens
Tipper – Learning is Remembering ft Epcot
Crossover – Phostograph
Ooah – Hacksaw
Milanese – Caramel Cognac
Mos Def – Sunshine (edIT rmx)
edIT – Battling Go-Go Yubari In Downtown L.A.
Bassnectar – Zigga Zigga
Cheb-I-Sabbah – Alkher Illa Doffor (Bassnectar rmx)
The Bug ft Rootsman w/ Daddy Freddy – Run The Place Red (Raw Meat)
DJ Krush – Kill Switch ft Aesop Rock
Mobb Deep – Drop A Gem On ‘Em (Bobb Deep Dub Remix)
Swollen Members ft Moka Only – Grind
Rae & Christian – Bring the Drama
edIT – Crunk De Gaulle feat. TTC, Busdriver and D-Styles
Loefah – Bombay Squad
Unkle Sam – Round The World Girls (Tes La Rok rmx)
Mark One – Bang Bang Boy
DZ – Crime Spree
Si Begg – Hard Like Funk ft Epcott
Buckfunk 3000 – Jump
Cursor Miner – Scan One VIP
DZ – Mr Wiggles
Milanese vs Virus Syndicate_Dead Man Walking (Distance rmx)