Archive for December, 2008

I Bootlegged Your Mum’s Mastertape 2008

December 23, 2008

Take away women, take away London mayoral elections, take away being high in a humungous 24 hour Tesco with rabid munchies trying to decide which sustenance to purchase; the hardest decision of the year was this right here. What are the most essential tracks of the year? These are mine.

Many honourable mentions I couldn’t include, but then I intended this to be 18 tracks, then that spilled into 30, which morphed into 45, until finally I knew I had to stop the buck at 58 for ’08. But it’s taken me the last 16 turbulent days to compile this meticulously crafted playlist (see if you can catch the sonic flow, I really need to get disc jockeying already) of the songs that define a time, place and generation in 2008 from my own aural favourites. I can’t speak for absolutely everyone, but I tried my best.

As for genres? Scan the set list. Call it a spectrum. We bump without barriers.

My ethos throughout: to marry exceptional Pop and mainstream with the most revivifying  Neo-Alternative and underground in the world today, and I refuse to be forced into segregating these two presumed opposing allocations. Snobs can suck a rubber johnny dummy, but then again so can ignorant commersh mugs who stay sleeping soullessly.

Regardless, Your (compassionate) Mum takes both to her bosom in mentoring. As for those with Open Mind, I facking love you (no gushing), because your love’s been as much motivation as mine to keep posting mixtapes on the low when the cyber-right-wingers rendered us near dormant back in September.

DJs, A&Rs, and individuals who work in the music industry yet remain a little wet behind the ears- particularly in Britain- get on your job before I hijack your offices & show you how to serve your vocation properly. Your self-puppetry make me very angry sometimes (no super-emo intended).

Respect to those DJs and A&Rs who have been in contact with me this year and taken note/passed on to others the more unknown or upcoming sounds + artists I’ve offered up, I see there’s still some decent cogs trying to spin influence inside the system. Lord knows, the Black Music industry especially needs assistance because there’s no major label in this country that understands how to market it intelligently. Same goes for the States, feeding us formulas. Yet with this selection I hope to prove there’s still a great deal of revival & progression in the air if not always on the airwaves.

Radio 1 or 1Xtra or Choice or one of you’s, holla at me yo (ibootleggedyourmum@gmail.com). I’ll school ’em like a John Peel for the ASBO generation!

Anyway, enough mission statements out of me.

My Favourite 5 Records of 2008 are:
1. Yaw – Where Would You Be
2. Gnarls Barkley – Who’s Gonna Save My Soul
3. Illa J – All Good
5. Erykah Badu – The Healer
5. Kanye West – Love Lockdown

 

Please take a quick moment to share your own favourite tracks of the year with us in the comments section of this post.


So, without further ado, light up a head & headphones on, ‘Now That’s What I Call Music Two-Thousand-&-Eight’…

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—> Click Here To Receive PART 1 of Your Xmas Gift from Your Mum<—

Part I:
1. Martina Topley-Bird – Baby Blue (Prod. by Danger Mouse)
2. Raphael Saadiq – Big Easy
(Prod. by Raphael Saadiq)
3. Kardinal Offishall feat. J*Davey –
Digital Motown (Prod. by Jake One)
4.  Kenna feat. Lupe Fiasco –
Say Goodbye To Love (Prod. by Chad Hugo)
5. N*E*R*D* – You Know What (Prod. by The Neptunes)
6. Sy Smith – Spies
(Prod. by Sy Smith)
7. Miguel –
Strawberry Amazing (Prod. by Miguel)
8. S1 feat. Phonte – Callin’ Me
(Prod. by S1)
9. Olivier Day Soul – Spaceship (Prod. by Hudson Mohawke???)
10. Usher  feat. Ludacris – That Girl Right There
(Prod. by Rich Harrison)
11. Common feat. Pharrell – Universal Mind Control (Prod. by The Neptunes)
12. Proton – Laptop (Prod. by Kamikazbi)
13. Kid Cudi – Day N’ Nite
(Prod. by Dot Da Genius)
14. Hollyweerd – Have You Ever Made Love To A Weirdo?
(Prod. by ???)
15. Q-Tip – Gettin’ Up (Prod. by J-Dilla)
16. Black Milk – Give The Drummer Sum (Prod. by Black Milk)
17. Mr. Scruff feat. Andreya Triana – Hold On
(Prod. by Mr. Scruff)
18. Ryan Leslie feat. Cassie – Addicted
(Prod. by Ryan Leslie)
19. Roots Manuva – Let The Spirit
(Prod. by Roots Manuva)
20. The Cock N Bull Kid – On My Own (Prod. by ???)
21. Hayzee – Mario vs. Megaman/Fanfare  
(Prod. by Hayzee)
22. Lil’ Wayne – A Milli (Prod. by Bangladesh)
23. Dabrye feat. Jay Dee & Phat Kat – Game Over (Flying Lotus Remix) (Prod. by Flying Lotus)
24. The Roots feat. Mos Def & Styles P – Rising Down (Prod. by ?uestlove)
25. Madlib The Beat Konducta feat. Frank & Dank – Drink Up
(Prod. by Madlib)
26. Erykah Badu – The Healer (Prod. by Madlib)
27. Daru & Reggie B – Gone Away (Prod. by Daru) 

—> Click Here To Receive PART 2 of Your Xmas Gift from Your Mum<—

Part II:
28. Rustie – Zig Zag (Prod. by Rustie)
29. Flying Lotus feat. Ahu (Dolly) – Roberta Flack
(Prod. by Flying Lotus)
30. 14KT – The Violet Hour (Prod. by 14KT)
31. Brittany Bosco – City Of Nowhere (Prod. ???)
32. Stacy Epps – Floatin’ (Prod. by Apex)
33. Leon King – The Digital Church (Prod. by ???)
34. Illa J – All Good (Prod. by Jay Dee a.k.a. J-Dilla)
35. Foreign Exchange feat. Muhsinah – Daykeeper (Prod. by Nicolay)
36. Kissey Asplund – Silverlake (Prod. by Dorian Concept)
37. Theophilus London feat. Jesse Boykins III – Cold Pillow (Prod . by Ricci Rucker)
38. Kanye West – Love Lockdown (Prod. by Kanye West)
39. Jazmine Sullivan – Lions, Tigers & Bears (Prod. by Salaam Remi)
40. Murs feat. Tyler Woods – Love & Appreciate II (Prod. by 9th Wonder)
41. Jean Grae – Love Thirst (Prod. by 9th Wonder)
42. Pacific Division – Women Problems (Prod. by ???)
43. U-N-I –
Beautiful Day (Prod. by Diabase)
44. Termanology  feat. Bun B – How We Rock (Prod. by DJ Premier)
45. Statik Selektah feat. Little Brother, Joe Scudda & Chaundon – On The Marquee (Prod. by Statik Selektah)
46. Gnarls Barkley – Who’s Gonna Save My Soul (Prod. by Danger Mouse)
47.  Chester French – She Loves Everybody (Prod. by ???)
48. Radiohead – Reckoner (Prod. by Nigel Godrich & Radiohead)
49. The Last Shadow Puppet – My Mistakes Were Made For You
(Prod. by James Ford)
50. Late Of The Pier – Focker (Prod. by Errol Alkin)
51. Benga – 26 Basslines (Prod. by Benga)
52. Wiley – Local Lad (Prod. by Wiley)
53. Unitz – The Drop (Prod. by Unitz)
54. DJ Mujava – Township Funk (Prod. by DJ Mujava)
55. Jesse Boykins III – Pantyhose (Prod. by Jesse Boykins III)
56. J*Davey – No More (Prod. by Brooke D’Leau)
57. Musiq Soulchild – So Beautiful (Prod. by J.R. Hutson)
58. Yaw – Where Would You Be (Prod. by ???)


Your Mum’s Anthem:

Video: Illa J – All Good (Prod. by Jay Dee a.k.a. J-Dilla)

“Set your mind free, let your mind free,
That’s the past, don’t remind me,
This the present, and that’s the future,
No (negative energy) I will mute ya,
Only positive energies surround me,
Only, open minds around me,
Only, free spirits around me,
I let my vision guide me,
And, I let the rhythm find me,
I don’t panic I just work it out,
Plan A, let’s do it,
We got shit to do, let’s get to it,
It’s all good, that’s what Dilla said,
Get your shine on, get that bread…                   

…By the way, this is for those with a purpose,
And souls that make music with a purpose,
I’m tryna’ bring the underground to the surface.”


Fantasticunt mixtape rating:

2008 mums out of 10

[This is a free promotional release- appreciate free shit.] 

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Your Mum’s Phat Titz DECEMBER ‘08 Edition Mixtape PART 1

December 11, 2008

December already? Shi-it.

Up jumps the tempo a tad with a few extra electronics hither & thither to annihilate the Winter blues.

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P.S. Game has been stepped up earth-shatteringly. This month’s exclusive hi-tech-yet-still-gutter-low-budget mixtape cover was submitted to us by the one  Mr. Khazem. Respect sir.

If you think you can do better than either myself (the Don of Microsoft Paint) or the aforementioned gentleman, then get photoshopping & submit covers for all future tapes (keeping in mind Your Mum drops three palettes a month so a supply would be sweet) to ibootleggedyourmum@gmail.com where we take all enquiries and submissions for both audio or otherwise. The finest examples from our most talented and wittiest enthusiasts shall be emblazoned with due props and your own mothers will be tremendously proud of the scale of your achievements on the internet.

 

Tracklisting In Alphabetical Order As Always:
1. 1982 (Termanology & Statik Selectah) feat. Lil’ Fame (of MOP) – Thugathon
2. Baby J feat. Million Dan & Tawiah – Ruffneck Set The Trend
3. Blacktronics – Open Your Heart
4. Busta Rhymes feat. T-Pain – Blown
5. Charles Hamilton feat. Macy Gray – Jesus For A Day
6. Clipse feat. Pharrell – Still Got It 4 Cheap 
7. Common – Sex 4 Sugar (Prod. by The Neptunes)
8. Electric Wire Hustle – Perception
9. Essensual – Lover’s Groove (Prod. by Essensual)
10. Evidence feat. Elzhi & Aloe Blacc –  To Be Determined (Prod. by The Alchemist)
11. Flying Lotus – Roberta Flack (Mike Slott Reflunk) 
12. Gingerrose feat. Butta Verses – Digital Bitch
13. Hudson Mohawke – Polkadot Blues
14. Humming Urban Stereo – La Barrosa 14 Horas
15. Jay-Z feat. Santogold – Brooklyn Go Hard (Prod. by Kanye West)
16. Joker – Snake Eater
17. Keri Hilson feat. Timbaland – Favor (Hovatron 111bmp Remix)
18. Ludacris – Press The Start Button
19. Matlok – Watford Gap
20. Melo-X feat. Jesse Boykins III – Keep The Faith
21. Miguel – That I Do
22. Miss Laidlaw & Mr. Zephaniah- Dreams (Prod. by Miss Laidlaw)
23. Plastician feat. Skepta – Intensive Snare
24. Sarah White – Fade
25. Slum Village – 5 Ela (Unreleased Demo) (Prod. by Jay Dee) 
26. The Killers – Joy Ride
27. The Knife – Heartbeats
28. Torae – Wun Tu Thr3
29. U-N-I- Hollywood Hiatus (Cool It Down)
30. Unitz  – The Drop 

Your Mum’s shit right now:  

Video: Jay-Z feat. Santogold – Brooklyn Go Hard (Prod. by Kanye West)

” I father, I Brooklyn Dodger them/
I jack, I rob, I sin/
Ah man, I’m Jackie Robinson/
‘Cept when I run base, I dodge the pen.”            

Wow. Triple entendre of the year. Only Jay.

 

 

Fantasticunt mixtape rating:

127,721 mums out of 10

[This is a free promotional release- appreciate free shit.]