Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Hood Internet Mixes and Mashes Unlikely Chicago Acts

Did you ever get the urge to hear Wilco, Kanye West and, uh, the 1985 Chicago Bears all in the course of a single song?

Well, now you can realize this and many more of your bizarre Chicago mashup fantasies thanks to The Hood Internet, a local DJ duo consisting of STV SLV (a.k.a. Steve Reidell) and ABX (a.k.a. Aaron Brink). The Hood recently released its latest mixtape, The Hood Internet Vs. Chicago, and will be mashing it up during a Mixtape Release Party this Thursday, June 19 at Sonotheque from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The Hood Internet Vs. Chicago features 23 tracks of local hip-hop and rock pairings that manage to remain amusing thoughout the collection’s hour-plus run, even for for someone like me who knows almost nothing about hip-hop and doesn’t usually dig mashups.

With titles such as Cakeicide (Hollywood Holt vs. The Prairie Cartel), When Baby Mamas Collide (Qualo vs. Chin Up Chin Up) and I Used to Love the Blue Line (Common vs. Bang! Bang!), The Hood Internet Vs. Chicago is a surefire hit for any twisted Chicago dance party.

Some of the other acts included in the mix are Kid Sister, May Or May Not, Liz Phair, Lupe Fiasco, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Changes, R. Kelly, Andrew Bird, The Cool Kids and Office.

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