Heavy Rotation Vol. 36March 21, 2010
Another week, another set of stone classics. Of course, musical taste being subjective and all, you may find these to be near-classics or perhaps ultimately forgettable. But how often have I steered you wrong? (Thanks for not answering honestly.) Prepare to have your socks (and delicates beyond) rocked off. Welcome to Vol. 36.
Here’s where the other 35 are:
The Heavy Rotation Archives
Evil Nine – All the Cash (DJ Version).mp3
When people talk about rappers “spitting” and their “flow,” this is what they mean. El-P (originally of Company Flow and producer for Cannibal Ox and Aesop Rock) fires out bitter lyrics, punctuating the rise and fall of Evil Nine’s patented dark and fuzzy breakbeats. Everything intertwines so amazingly that the song would only be half of what it is with either contributor taking the day off.
Televison Personalities – Eminem Song.mp3
As one of the hardest bands to pin down stylistically, the Television Personalities have revolved around Dan Treacy’s personal vision, which follows muses into dark alleys like fey ’60s-era pop or psychedelic-tinged post-punk wandering.
This, however, is a complete piss-take. Treacy borrows a beat from Marshall Mathers and spends the next three minutes riding a mastodon made of irony all over the legend of Eminem and fires a few warning shots at Moby and P.Diddy along the way. Treacy knows who’s back and could care less, riding his sloppy approximation of modern hip hop into the ground and punctuating it with both a death wish (“Apparently there was a hooker was sucking his cock/and he was smoking a rock/That’s the way to go!”) and a throwaway kiss-off (“We can’t all be Franz Ferdinand…”). Kickassic. (Hat tip to Alan Truitt’s amazing music collection.)
The White Panda – Got Some Stratosphere (Obie Trice vs. Junkie XL).mp3
White Panda, comprising of mashup producers Procrast and DJ Griffi, grabs ahold of Obie Trice’s 2004 minor hit and makes it play nice with some rather bouncy electro-house from Junkie XL. More fun than a barrel of ecstasy and a hell of a lot easier on your gray matter.
Bounce along as Obie Trice runs down his list of female standards as he enters the club (no fat chicks, no silicone, no kids), but by the end of the long, drunken night, he’s just hoping that “she got some teeth.”
DSL – Stupid Bitches (DatA Remix).mp3
Not a whole lot of info on the artists here, other than they are originally from the West Indies and claim the twin muses of rum and ecstasy. Distributed by Ed Banger and featuring the remix talents of the godawesome DatA, Stupid Bitches may be misogynistic (and the artwork above certainly doesn’t help) but since Google Translate won’t let me shove the tune into their dialog box, I’ll never know.
Either way, it travels along so amiably that you’ll probably find yourself singing the infectious chorus out loud, earning you the eternal hatred of passing strangers.
DJ Le Clown – In Da Black (50 Cent vs. AC/DC vs. the Scissor Sisters).mp3
Another week, another high-quality mashup. This time it’s DJ Le Clown and it’s got everything you need to devastate the next party you attend. 50 Cent for the hip hop crowd. AC/DC to grab the rockers. And the Scissor Sisters to snag the indie kids who have been leaning against the wall all night bitching about the music choices.