We Don’t Play Anything You Would Like

Written by  //  November 5, 2007  //  The Conservatory  //  7 Comments

Do you feel like every week there’s some band your “eccentric” co-worker/friend is trying to turn you on to? Are you confused as to which band with the word “wolf” or “horse” you’re supposed to like? Lucky for you, every week DJ Father Guido spends hours in his lab sifting through bits and bytes of hipster blog entries and indie magazines searching for the finest aural pleasures available. Then the Father compiles them here for you to enjoy in the comfort of the Donnybrook Campus.

Thepack Finally there is an honest answer to Danger Mouse’ Grey Album; a place where ‘mash-up’ isn’t a bad word. The Hood Internet does what no one else has been able to do since the Beatles played back-up for Jay-Z. These mash-up artists take your favorite indie bands and pair them up with your favorite hip-hop artists. The best part? 95% of the results are actually worthy of, if not better than, the original songs. So check ‘em out; down load the mix tapes; and embrace the Hood.

I’m leading off this week with a much talked about new song: "My Car" from Bay area skate rappers the Pack. On this jump-off single from the new album Based Boys, the Pack have hung up their Vans and bought a car. Now they can get their hyphy on, except here the boys are backed by the heart-breakers in the Blow, creating an aptly titled ode, "My Car Blows".

Also this week we have a couple extra special joints from the 5 Points Plan Crew. Our very own Col. Hector Bravado is featured so make the jump and enjoy this week’s playlist.


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1) "My Car Blows"    The Pack vs The Blow

2) "Retro Electro (Jme White Remix)"    5PP – To learn more about these local rappers click the link. Col. Hector Bravado currently has a 5 piece story all about his experience in the 5 Points Plan Recordings.

3) "Duh Nuh (Duh Nuh Nuh Duh Nuh Nuh)"    Url Gray-V feat. Col Hector Bravado – Here is the proof of Col. Hector’s bravado. Good job Hector. You kill it.

4) "Contract On The World Love Jam"    Public Enemy – This might not be the most powerful track off their perfect album, Fear Of A Black Planet, but it captures the idea of the album in its complicated title.

5) "Black Ice (Hymn 4 Disco)"    k-os – This remarkable artist had already tackled almost every mainstream genre on his first two albums, and now on his third k-os brings his eclectic hip-hop style to the disco.

6) "Anecdote"    Ambulance Ltd – NEW FAVORITE BAND ALERT. Snootball Foodington give me a mix tape for my birthday this year and being the genius that he is, he included more than one song from this great band. Angora instantly fell in love with them from the first listen. What I’ve learned since is that they have had quite a bit of ups and downs in their career, but will hopefully have some new stuff in the future.

7) "Sad Songs and Waltzes"    Cake – This is just a classic from the band that I love but disappointed me at the  Monolith Festival.

8) "Bucovina (Felix B Booty Mix)"    Shantel – I don’t even know where I got this banger from but it is off the hook. What I do know is Shantel is a club DJ from Germany who uses Balkan sounds. His website rocks so click the above link.

9) "Like O, Like H"    Tegan & Sara

10) "We Are Your Friends"    Justice

11) "Kidnapped By Neptune"    Scout Niblett – Doesn’t she have the cutest pseudonym? Yes, this Portland Pixie makes sweet trance music that even your mom would enjoy.

12) "Rudie Can’t Fail"    The Clash

12) "I Love You You Imbecile"    Pelle Carlberg

13) "F–ked Up Kid"    Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew – I was hoping I could find the link to a great interview I saw in the Rocky Mountain Chronicle with Kevin Drew. No luck but if anybody can find it it was very well done. Anyway, I’ve been digging this new effort from the BSS leader. It’s sad…and beautiful.

14) "Up Against The Wall"    Peter Bjorn & John

15) "Myxomatosis. (Judge, Jury & Executioner.)"    Radiohead – No I haven’t listened to In Rainbows yet. Yes, I know it’s great, what did you expect? I hear it when I get around to it. Besides, I don’t need to be getting caught up in any more conspiracy theories.

16) "Eric’s Trip"    Sonic Youth – The Youth are indie Grandparents. What else do you want me to say? If you don’t know, learn.

17) "Here’s A List"    Half-Handed Cloud – How do I get sucked in to listening to music that is so overtly Christian? Damn you Sufjan!!

18) "Creator"    Santogold – HOT SHIT ALERT!!! With M.I.A. doing so well these days I’d expect to hear more from this band any time now. Not knowing anything about them, this is what I gathered from their Myspace page: "While Santogold (aka Santi White) and producer/songwriter John Hill,
aka Johnny Rodeo formed the nucleus of this creation, the Santogold
landscape is speckled with the flavor of DJ’s/Producers and underground
fly kids who have rallied behind them to deliver some all around hot
shit: The late great Disco D, Switch, Sinden, Freq Nasty, Diplo,
Radioclit, leadguitarist Clifford ‘Moonie’ Pusey of Steel Pulse, former
Bad Brains drummer, Chuck Treece, Naeem Juwan of Spank Rock, M.I.A, and
Trouble Andrew.
Band members TBA."

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7 Comments on "We Don’t Play Anything You Would Like"

  1. Angora November 5, 2007 at 10:33 am · Reply

    This is worthwhile to listen to for many reasons, but for me it was mainly the most organic transition in the world from Kevin Drew to PB & J.

  2. breathe.easy.er November 5, 2007 at 2:32 pm · Reply

    I think because of the way that I was raised that’s probably what made me a slut for the magic of Phil Collins’ voice. I guess that’s why I wasn’t really diggin’ that “Genesis Squared” track; somewhere deep down I find it insulting. Other than that, The Hood Internet thingy is neat-o.

  3. Anonymous November 5, 2007 at 4:01 pm · Reply

    “a slut for the magic of Phil Collins’ voice”…that will make me smile for the rest of the day.

  4. Special Occasion Bobby November 6, 2007 at 2:36 pm · Reply

    By far, the coolest Hood Internet refix is Lil Wayne with Modest Mouse. Lokk for that one. It is off the hook.

  5. Toastface Killa November 6, 2007 at 3:05 pm · Reply

    Nice to see some love for Pelle Carlberg, whose “Go To Hell, Miss Rydell” is the best kiss-off to a critic ever written by a musician.

    But seriously, Donnybrook–just discovering Ambulance LTD? Who’s next, The Bravery? And since I’m being a stickler, “We Are Your Friends” is a Justice remix of a track by Simian.

    Great link to Hood Internet! The strangest thing is that just yesterday I was mashing up Collins’ “In the Air tonight” with The Passage’s “Sing the Praise.” Swear to Jesus.

  6. Angora November 6, 2007 at 3:44 pm · Reply

    I just discovered Phil Collins! But really. My moods are not dictated by someone else’s record release schedule. I like things when I want to like them.

  7. Father Guido November 9, 2007 at 11:52 am · Reply

    re: Toastface
    thanks for the correction regarding Justice/Simian/”We Are Your Friends”. I knew that but didn’t include the correct info at the time.

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