Archive for September, 2011
One thing is true about Das Racist: their music can’t be compared to anything in hip-hop today. What other group mentions Genghis Khan and Turtle from “Entourage” on the same song? And that’s not even talking about their album. On their two mixtapes “Sit Down, Man” and “Shut Up, Dude” Das Racist brought out hilarious jokes, obscure references, and an astute awareness of popular culture. But there isn’t really a need to classify the group into any genre either. After all, not many liberal arts school students become rappers. The creativity and intelligence demonstrated on the mixtapes only continues to impress with the release of “Relax” (September 13). The first commercial attempt didn’t bastardize the material; just made it slightly toned down. In short, listen to the mixtapes, then listen to the album. Then play it to your friends, and in your car, and in your grandma’s kitchen.
Relax: Girl, Happy Rappy
Shut Up Dude: Shorty Said, Rainbow in The Dark, Nutmeg
Sit Down Man: Amazing, Fashion Party, Rapping To You
Rainbow in the Dark video:
As usual, when someone from Toronto sends me their track, I’m more than happy to help them promote it. But when it comes to anything mixed by Düzi, I have to share it with everyone.
It’s great to hear something that’s constantly upbeat…with a well selected tracklist. Check it out.
Bart B More & Drop The Lime – The Bass (Original Mix)
Congorock – Sirius (Original Mix)
Denzal Park – Militia (Original Mix)
Johnny Love – The Switch (Torro Torro Remix)
Autoerotique & SonicC – KMA (Original Mix)
Botnek – Bring The Heat (Original Mix)
Lorcan Mak – Acid House (Original Mix)
Harvard Bass & Bart B More – Listen to This (Original Mix)
Mercurius FM – 1997 (Valerna Remix)
D.I.M. & Tai – Ion (Original Mix)
Shermanology – Ring The Alarm (Original Mix)
Sgt Slick – Like This (Angger Dimas Remix)
Apster & Nicky Romero – Bootcamp (Original Mix)
Munchi feat. Mr. Lexx – Shottas (Shaun D & Master D Remix)
Tommie Sunshine feat. Tiffany Roth – Tonights The Night (Elektropusher Remix)
The Dove – Girl At A Party With Siren (Preacherman Version)