don’t play the game that i can’t win
- Who: ABX and STV SLV
- What: Indie/rap mashups, like Bearbot, Invisiboy, It’s Overture
- Where: Chicago, IL + Facebook
- When: Sweet mashups served weekly.
- Why: The Hood Internet are the gold standard in indie/rap mashups but the Burning Ear hasn’t featured a new jam of theirs since Christmas 2010. I was beginning to think they done fell off.
Then they dropped Volume Six of their mixtape series and all worry was washed away by the most seamless collection of genius mashup choices this year. Just scroll through the tracklist here to see what I mean. From the unexpected (Wiz + Phantogram, Mayer Hawthorne + M83, Tyga + Neon Indian) to the predictably balanced (Whitney + Chromeo, Ma$e + Notorious B.I.G. + Penguin Prison) The Hood Internet live up to that album art of deftly concocting dance party magic.
I highly recommend you do not start a party this year without this mix on hand. Stream the whole thing below and download it free here.