1. Sarah Silverman – Everybody Sings
Typically offensive, yet hilarious.
2. Sweat Heart – Fingerbangin’
I think the less said about this song, the better. Good luck getting it out of your head.
3. Pase Rock (feat. Amanda Blank) – Sexy MF (DJ Eli Remix)
A song equally as raunchy as the Sweat Heart track, courtesy of Cinci’s own Pase Rock (of Five Deez). Amanda Blank steals the show though…her rapping has come a million miles from her earlier stuff with Spank Rock (no relation to Pase).
4. Kid Sister – Ying Yang (Curtis Vodka Ga Ga Remix)
Yeah, white girl rappers are taking over in April 07. I just can’t deny anything with Curtis Vodka on the boards. She should have Mr. Vodka do all her beats (see also: Feb 07 mix).
5. J.R. Writer – Get ‘Em (Dev79 Street Bass Refix)
Dev79 gives Harlem’s Writer of Writers the Philly treatment. I’m loving this remix…I’ll definitely be checking for Dev79 of the strength of this one.
6. Feist – Sea Lion (Chromeo Remix)
I’ve got the new Feist album downloaded, but haven’t listened to it yet. I’m guessing there’s nothing on there as great as this re-work from fellow Canadians Pee Thug and Dave 1.
7. Justin Timberlake – Our Love (XXXCHANGE REMIX)
Kind of a tough one to remix since the original was pretty nails. But I think Spank Rock’s DJ XXXChange does his thing with this one. I especially like the sly insertion of Britney’s “Slave” in there.
8. Timbaland (feat. Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z) – Laff At ‘Em
This song could have helped out Timbo’s train-wreck of an album, but supposedly Jay-Z was late getting his verse in, and it never made the album. Jigga sounds rejuvenated after the lackluster Kingdom Come album.
9. Jay Dee – The $ (Madlib Remix)
Jaylib partner Madlib funkafies Dilla’s “The $” from the Ruff Draft EP (same ridiculous album that had “Wild” from last month’s mix).
10. Jay Dee – Diamonds
This is from Jay Dee’s unreleased album that he recorded for MCA back in 03. The good people at Stones Throw are working on securing the rights so that they can release it…hopefully this year. The unreleased album supposedly has Dilla rapping over other producers’ beats (Madlib, Pete Rock, Hi-Tek, Kanye, Dave West, etc.). “Diamonds” has Dilla ripping a smooth Nottz beat to shreds. Dude was way underrated on the mic.
11. Lil’ Wayne – Dope Man (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
Look for some tracks from Weezy F’s “The Drought 3” mixtape to show up on the May 07 mix. He’s on top of his game.
12. Ghostface Killah – Mighty Healthy (nobody remix)
Nobody unleashes his inner GZA on this creepy remix of the Ghostface classic. “You goddam right I f*** fans!”
13. El-P – No Kings
The whole album is pretty strong, and one of the few hip-hop ALBUMS (vs. a slapped-together collection of singles).
14. DJ Jazzy Jeff (feat Peedi Crack) – Brand New Funk 2K7
Nostalgia alert! I need to go dust off the original…anyone got a cassette player?
15. Beanie Sigel (feat. Jay-Z) – Glock Nines (Ratatat Remix)
Keeping the Philly theme alive, B. Sigel gets the remix treatment from Skidmore’s own Ratatat. Coops, do you know these guys (“ Mike Stroud and Evan Mast, met as Skidmore College students”)?
16. Polyrhythm Addicts (feat. Pharoahe Monch) – Reachin’
Hold on to your backpacks. DJ Spinna is pretty underrated on the beats. And I can never have enough P. Monch. I can’t wait til his album “Desire” drops in June.
17. Amy Winehouse (feat. Pharoahe Monch) – Rehab Remix
Monch KILLS this remix!! “Try to take my black a** to rehab, I won’t go go go!”
18. Superlatives – I Don’t Know How
I’ve spoken highly of the Soul Sides blog before. This song and the next two came from one mighty April 16 post. If I made beats, I’d definitely be sampling the drums on this one…
19. The Intruders – Together
…and I’d grab that horn intro off this one.
20. The Impressions – We’re A Winner
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: you can’t have too much Curtis Mayfield in your life.
21. A Certain Ratio – Shack Up
I don’t know anything about A Certain Ratio. But despite being from 1980, this song could have come from any number of contemporary bands currently biting this style.
22. Tulsa – Crocodile Teeth
These guys stopped off in Chapel Hill in March, on their way back from SXSW, to open for local band Schooner (see Jan 07 mix). I dug them a lot, so I bought (yes, bought!) their EP. Despite their name, they’re from Boston. They’re worth checking out if they’re in your town.
23. Peter Bjorn And John – Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
I’m sure you’ve all heard “Young Folks” by now, so I decided to give you a different song off their Interface appearance. Almost as catchy as “Fingerbangin'”
April 07 Mix
1. Sarah Silverman – Everybody Sings