Published Jul 18, 2008I'm off to Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend, and for the hell of it, I thought I'd give another shout out to the Hood Internet, who have prepared a couple of mashes in honour of the famed website's annual bash.
Deciding on which two artists to intertwine must be like being a kid in a candy shop. While it could have been interesting to hear, say, Raekwon throw it down over Jarvis Cocker's "(Cunts Are Still) Running the World" or somehow bringing Times New Viking's hiss together with Fuck Buttons' blackened soundscapes, DJ ABX chose to blend Public Enemy with noise merchants HEALTH, and feature Dizzee spitting over Cut Copy's party.
"Bring the Tabloid Sores" is PE's "Bring the Noise" layered over top of Nosaj Thing's remix of HEALTH's "Tabloid Sores," giving the hip-hop heavyweights more groove than they've ever had perhaps a new direction they should consider.
Dizzee and Cut Copy on "Strangerole (Windskool)" is a better match, as the grime MC unloads his "Pussy'ole (Old Skool)" rhymes over In Ghost Colours's Balearic rave-up "Strangers in the Wind." The result is a divine, almost too comfortable, fit that, like a lot of these mash-ups, reveals the potential for both artists involved to do more of this stuff.
Download "Bring the Tabloid Sores"
Download "Strangerole (Windskool)"