Published Jan 01, 2006Clocking in at nearly 40 minutes, 52 megs, 60 spoken-word samples and over 130 songs, DJ Food cohort Strictly Kev didn't just raid the latter half of the 1900s, he practically pureed it. Recorded for Brit radio station XFM, Kevs "Raiding the 20th Century (A History of the Cut Up" deftly connects the dots between Beyoncé and William Burroughs, Invisibl Skratch Piklz and Pierre Henry, Grandmaster Flash and Freelance Hellraiser. He drops quotes from JFK, Orson Wells and Futurama while the songs slip in and out like a fever dream a snippet of "Public Enemy Number One" here, some John Hughes soundtrack stuff there, an S Club 7 segue into "Whoop! Whoop! That's the sound of the police" and on into the Isley Brothers. "Raiding" is part existential mash-up, part history lesson. But it also functions as a warning to the impending Danger Mouse wannabes youve already been served.