Wednesday, 14 April 2010
wait what is a San Francisco based DJ, who works at Apple HQ by day and tears up the clubs of the city by night. So far so smug, yet he has provided a great vehicle for himself with this album mash-up of the Notorious B.I.G and the XX's debut album. There's a lightness of touch and an appreciation of the opposing genre's that make this mixtape work. Unfortunately the powers that be have demanded it to be withdrawn as an available download, despite the fact that it will, if anything, bolster sales of the two seperate albums (although the XX's album is currently selling superbly in America)
Remember DJ Danger Mouse's ? It was a jaw-droppingly sublime mix of Jay Z's Black Album with the Beatle's White LP. It too was pounced on and tore apart by panicking A&R Men, but it provided Danger Mouse with his breakthough into the public consciousness and he has since produced albums for Gorillaz, MF Doom and earned further mainstream success with Gnarls Barkley, his project with the effervescent soul singer Cee-Lo Green. Therefore history shows that these Internet-driven mixtape mash-ups not only bring together two seperate fan bases but can also provide a springboard for left-field producers who are often overlooked amongst the groaning sea of musical shit that exists online.
LISTEN TO THE NOTORIOUS XX