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Mix Tape

buffer-overflowed (588867) writes | more than 8 years ago

User Journal 7

Putting together a mix-tape for a friend of mine who hates hip-hop(yet likes techno), thinks all sorts of wrong things about it, and lives in alaska. Plus I'm tired of listening to the same old mewling indie shit.

Putting together a mix-tape for a friend of mine who hates hip-hop(yet likes techno), thinks all sorts of wrong things about it, and lives in alaska. Plus I'm tired of listening to the same old mewling indie shit.

Here's what I've put together so far:
1. William Burroughs - Words of Advice for Young People
2. DangerDoom (feat. Cee-Lo) - Benzie box
3. King Gheedora - Anti-matter
4. Company Flow - Birth
5. Aesop Rock - Daylight
6. RJD2 - Smoke & Mirrors
7. DJ Shadow - Organ Donor
8. Latryx - Lady Don't Tek No
9. A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation
10. Outkast - Synthesizer
11. Blackalicious - Make you feel that way
12. Atmosphere - Trying to find a balance
13. Architecture in Helsinki - In case we die (parts 1 - 4)

Comments, flames, additions?

7 comments

If I was smart (1)

sielwolf (246764) | more than 8 years ago | (#14306085)

I could throw you some old school Detroit Techno and Electro that is definitely in the same Kraftwerk/P-funk vein as probably a lot of his favorite house. He'd have trouble not seeing the common blood to hip-hop then. Otherwise, looks good.

Re:If I was smart (1)

buffer-overflowed (588867) | more than 8 years ago | (#14306201)

I could trim off the end, then so long as it sorta fits it can go in between the last two tracks.

Seeing as how the last one is pretty much just a token to every genre not represented, and I have no fucking clue how to classify burroughs.

I've only heard of the groups in tracks 9,10,11 (1)

NeMon'ess (160583) | more than 8 years ago | (#14306889)

And then only just in name. I also like techno and probably have lots of misconceptions about hip-hop. My limited collection is skewed towards R&B. 80% of my stuff is: B.E.P., Craig David, J.Lo, Will Smith, Eminem; The Harold & Kumar Soundtrack (Stagga Lee, Lexicon, Phunk Junkeez), Gwen Stefani&Eve - Blow Ya Mind, De La Soul - The Grind Date, It's Like That.

That's not including TLC and other R&B. I've realized I'm a sucker for harmonies, including simple ones. So I like The Beatles, Beach Boys, and BEP, in addition to more complex stuff. My general problem with hip-hop and rap is there's too much chaff mixed in with the wheat.

Is this an mp3-to-tape mix? If so and it isn't much trouble, I'd be quite interested if it got zipped and uploaded to yousendit.com or a similar private upload site, and an e-mail with a link to the file magically appeared.

Re:I've only heard of the groups in tracks 9,10,11 (1)

NeMon'ess (160583) | more than 8 years ago | (#14306903)

Hell. I overlooked that I actually do have Electric Relaxation already.

Re:I've only heard of the groups in tracks 9,10,11 (1)

buffer-overflowed (588867) | more than 8 years ago | (#14307331)

Yea, sent(well, in the process of sending to flinxmid[YOUR BRA]@yahoo.com, remove [YOUR BRA]*). I think I might've gotten a radio edit or a slightly incomplete song or two in there. Sorry.

Anyway, the major misconception dude has is that there is no harmony in hip-hop. So judging by this post, you aren't victim to that.

The first and last songs don't fall into the genre, first is beat: William S. Burroughs [wikipedia.org] . He recorded several things over his lifetime, one of them, released in the 90s was called 'Spare Ass Annie.' The first track is from that. Last is this wierd-ass australian ADD indie band that can't stick to a genre for more than a minute 30. I kinda like 'em but a lot of people hate them.

And I'm tempted to hate them on general principle because of the mewling indie sound some of their singers have(which has been in like EVERYTHING certain magazines have hyped the past, what, 3 years now?). Like every other freakin' indie band that's come down the pipe and been hyped at all, as if morrisey was hit with a cattle-prod in the testes and as a side effect stopped being so depressed. Or radiohead-esque.

Apart from that, it's ALL hip-hop. I think I even got all the localities covered, but I've never cared enough to really follow that.

* - Go go Mekka!

Re:I've only heard of the groups in tracks 9,10,11 (1)

NeMon'ess (160583) | more than 8 years ago | (#14308791)

Interesting track by Burroughs. Held my interest through one listen. I like the last track.

2. Baleeted! A lot of hip-hop and rap loses me here because either I don't care for the words, the vocal style, or the Casio keyboard beat starts pissing me off. For those who like the poetry, enjoy, but it's not for me.
3. Almost a keeper. Good downtempo beat that doesn't grate on me. Listened a few times.
4. Baleeted! Vocals didn't do it for me. Yet I've got Mack 10 - Hoo Bangin' and Busta Rhymes - Put Ya Hands Where My Eyes can see.
5. I like! Thanks.
6. Really good too. Rock/jazz/hip-hop. The fuzzy horn is good. I could put this on repeat for a long time and just chillout to it.
7. Not bad, just not good enough. Baleeted!
8. Too boring. Baleeted!
9. Have it, like it.
10. Not bad, just not good enough.
11. Great track, very smooth.
12. Baleeted! Yet I like Geto Boys - Still (Office Space soundtrack)

Yeah I'm name dropping songs in my collection to try and save face and establish a little cred, and maybe get across what works for me.

BTW, forgot about the soundtracks to Bullworth and The Substitute. Stuff like Lil' Half Dead - Hood Life, Ras Kass - Miami Life, Paris - Guerilla Funk, Eve - Eve of Destruction, Nutta Butta - Freak Out, Public Enemy - Kill 'em Live, Mack 20 and Ice Cube - Maniac in the Braniac, Dr. Dre & LL Cool J - Zoom.

Sooo, yeah.

My suggestions (1)

hzs202 (932886) | more than 8 years ago | (#14326760)

Putting together a mix-tape for a friend of mine who hates hip-hop(yet likes techno)

That is too bad... do you think he has any Richard D. James (Aphex Twin)? Another favorite of mine is Bloc Party, anything from them is good 'cause they are GREAT! Also try Linkin Park, I like them alot! If you need specific songs... let me know. I can even email you some songs in .ogg OK!
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