The Hood Internet The Mixtape Volume Three

The Hood Internet <i>The Mixtape Volume Three</i>
I last wrote about the Hood Internet back in July for their Pitchfork Music Festival mash-up, and although they're constantly doin' stuff, I can't say I feel the urge to give them constant love. However, their latest mixtape is a nice reflection on the last year-plus of music: hip-hop, pop and the growing idea of what we consider indie.

Just browsing the track-listing (below), it's pretty easy to guess what this mix has in store. So, yeah, it's predictable — I don't think the Hood Internet would argue that a song listed as "Fleetwood Mac vs Daft Punk 'You Make Lovin' Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger'" is gonna sound any different than Daft Punk spitting "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" over Rumors' "You Make Loving Fun," or '80s sweetheart Stacey Q having her hit "Two of Hearts" psychedelicized by Yeasayer's trippy "Sunrise." But it's the team's precision that makes their mixes so bloody irresistible.

I mean, they "psychedelicize" '80s sweetheart Stacey Q's hit "Two of Hearts" with Yeasayer's trippy "Sunrise," throw Spank Rock's "bumps" into Burial's cascading dubstep without a glitch and then flip that around by turning Usher's "Love In This Club" into a Los Campesinos! indie anthem. Awe-inspiring.

Also, the Obama-nodding artwork is a nice touch, though it's a shame there aren't any more political nuggets tucked away in this effort.

The Hood Internet Mixtape Volume 3

Tracklisting:

1. Intro (Ninjasonik vs Air France)
2. Estelle (feat. Kanye West) vs The Ting Tings "Shut Up, American Boy”
3. Rick Ross (feat. R. Kelly) vs Hercules & Love Affair "Blind Speed”
4. Chromeo vs Rihanna "Don't Stop The Fancy Footwork”
5. The-Dream vs Cut Copy "Light Falsetto Music”
6. El Perro Del Mar "Inner Island” (The Hood Internet Remix)
7. Stacey Q vs Yeasayer "Sunrise Of Hearts”
8. Flo Rida (feat. T-Pain) vs Hot Chip "Hold On To That Low”
9. New Young Pony Club vs Simian Mobile Disco "Bomb Deprivation”
10. Shawty Lo vs Trans Am "Dey Know Obscene Strategies”
11. Three 6 Mafia vs Joan As Policewoman "Fuck That, I Defy”
12. Wiz Khalifa vs The Black Ghosts "Say Someway”
13. Ludacris vs She & Him "Sentimental Hearts”
14. Crime Mob vs The Dodos "Stilettos In The Park”
15. The Cool Kids vs Le Loup "We Are Mikey! We Are Rock!”
16. Jay-Z (feat. Lil Wayne) vs Xiu Xiu "I Do Brooklyn When I Want”
17. Webbie vs Black Moth Super Rainbow "Drippy I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T”
18. Pimp C (feat. Lil Keke) vs The New Pornographers "Knocking Fablez Down”
19. Ghostface Killah vs Caribou "Apollo Narrows”
20. Ol' Dirty Bastard (feat. Kelis) vs White Williams "Got Your Smoke”
21. MF DOOM vs Ladytron "My Favorite Ladytrons”
22. T-Pain (feat. Chris Brown) vs TV On The Radio "Frozen Age”
23. Birdman (feat. DJ Khaled, Rick Ross) vs Sebastien Tellier vs SebastiAn "$100 Million Sportswear”
24. Lil Mama (feat. Chris Brown, T-Pain) vs MSTRKRFT "Shawty Get Looks”
25. Bun B (feat. Rick Ross, David Banner, 8Ball) vs Of Montreal "Gallery Piece Of Everything”
26. Lil Kim (feat. Missy Elliott) vs MGMT "Can You Hear My Kids Now”
27. The Cardigans vs Ratatat "Mirando Birdfool”
28. Fleetwood Mac vs Daft Punk "You Make Lovin' Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”
29. Three 6 Mafia vs The Long Blondes "Lolli Lolli Pop That Century”
30. Lil Wayne vs The Bloody Beetroots "We Are From Venice (Lil Weezy Ana)”
31. Big Boi feat. Purple Ribbon All-Stars vs Ghislain Poirier "Blazin Kryptonite”
32. Spank Rock vs Burial "Bumpangel”
33. Usher (feat. Young Jeezy) vs Los Campesinos! "The Year This Club Broke (My Heart)”
34. R. Kelly (feat. Huey) vs Rogue Wave "Endless Hookup”