Mint Mixtape: Volume Three.
For our third playlist we’ve got some party crankers, some noisy punk and some souled out slow jams – light a candle, get the vibes going and enjoy with a glass of lambrini.
Teeth – See Spaces
Teeth be coming at you like an angel with lasers fo’ eyes, this tune is SO raven.
Organised Konfusion – Bring it on
Before Pharaohe Monch brought out Simon Says he was a badass, cordially inviting listeners to “bring it on motherfucker.” Alriiighyt.
Surfer Blood – Twin Peaks
Aside from having a near perfect name and a gift for naming songs after cool tv shows, surfer blood are from Florida, where they have gators and disneyland omg.
Male Bonding – Crooked Scene
Male bonding is all the rage at the moment, what with that new bromance film out this winter starring Paul Rudd and Chris Tucker; ‘The Baseball Man: The story of a guy who went from tip-top, down to rock bottom, and all the way back up to tip-top again.’
James Blake – Measurements
A slightly more relaxed affair from the guy who sampled Kelis on his last E.P and usually makes glitchy two step filled with snares that give you a shock.
Gyptian – Hold Yuh (Major Lazer Remix)
Biiiiig tune, still, still. It’s been rinsed over the summer but oh well, might as well cling on to it before winter fully sets in and Limp Bizkit get the christmas number one instead of this years X Factor winner.
CYNE – Haze
CYNE are from the same place as Less Than Jake, my early teen ska punk heros (christ) but they sound nuh huh thing like them.
Hudson Mohawke – Keys
I love how this song starts off like it could be the backing track for some flashy West Coast rapper to MC over, and then turns in to the inside of someone’s brain who’s listened to loads of gabber and can’t take their finger off the loop button.
Real Estate – Fake Blues
You know how that band is called ‘The Postal Service’ because they made all their songs by sending recorded parts through the post to each other – I wonder if this band met while they were training to be estate agents? Not really relevant, only it would be the lamest way to start a band.
Sleigh Bells – Crown on the Ground
Alexis (Sleigh Bells’ lead singer) was in a Nickelodeon commercial when she was little. All that network did was teach kids to dump a load of sticky gunk on top of someone’s head when they lost at games. I wonder what happened to the other kids from the adverts when they started going to college.
Tempa T – Next Hype
TEEEEMPZ. The man who would have made the cut in Wazid’s ultimate action film doing what he does best; parring mans with his words.