Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Nod

Straight from the spa suite of the music mansion comes a swag of beats that's sure to get your neck crackin and your head noddin.

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01 Ghostpoet - Liiines (Demo) [b]
02 John Legend & The Roots - Our Generation (J. Period Remix) Feat. Pete Rock & CL_Smooth [d]
03 Dela - Can It B So Simple [d]
04 Macy Gray - I Try (Jay Dee Remix) [b]
05 Keaver & Brause - Awake [b]
06 RJD2 - Work [b]
07 Nicolas Jaar - Nico's Feelin Good [d]
08 Frank Ocean - Novacane [d]
09 Roots Manuva - Dub Styles (Micachu's M.A.T.H.E.S. Remix) [b]
10 Alix Perez - Solitary Native [b]
11 Cornbread & Elevated Soul - Relaxin' f. Aloe Blacc & Maya Jupiter [b]
12 Cujo - Fat Ass Joint [b]
13 How To Dress Well - Can't See My Own Face [b]
14 Tyler, The Creator - Yonkers [w]

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Xmas Mixtape

My bad... I've been super busy/lazy to do any mixtapes for a while and, to avoid the daunting task of trying to select a choice few number of tracks from the past few months, I have decided to take the 'get out of jail free' card and make a very special Christmas mix for ya'll.

As is Mongo's way, this collection steers clear of the usual festive stylings that generally harass your eardrums at the local shopping centre as you power your way through the last minute Christmas shopping rush. You won't find any crooning Bing Crosby ballads or over-produced Phil Spector moments here. What we have instead is a seriously warped take on the season's stereotypes that probably won't sit too well with your Grandma - unless she's a fan of Eazy-E in which case she'll be the first on the floor doing the running man.

I hope you all enjoy this tape and may you have a very Mongo Xmas and a crackin'  New Year!!

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01 Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rappin’
02 Barry Gordon – Nuttin’ For Christmas (DJ Unite Remix)
03 The 69 Boyz - What You Want For Christmas
04 Hard Call Xmas - My Christmas Bells
05 Run DMC - Christmas In Hollis
06 King Stitt - Christmas Tree
07 Soul Saints Orchestra – Santa’s Got a Bag of Soul
08 2 Live Crew – 2 Live Christmas
09 Jiggie Gee – Chrismas Fuckin’ Day
10 James Brown’s – Soulful Christmas (DJ Catalist Remix)
11 Wynton Marsalis - Let It Snow
12 Mayer Hawthorne - Christmas Time is Here
13 Akil the MC - Buck Santa
14 The Granville Williams Orchestra - Santa Claus is Ska
15 Sweet Tee – Let The Jingle Bells Rock
16 Eazy-E - Merry Muthafuckin Xmas

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Sonic Sedatives

The runaway success of the Aural Antidepressant has motivated Dr. Mongo to venture further into the lucrative world of pharmaceuticals. Hitting the market after an all too brief testing phase involving our lovable lab monkey Eugene (pictured above) is the Sonic Sedative - a collection of tracks that are guaranteed to calm you down, ease agitation, tuck you in and gently rock you to sleep.

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01 The Avalanches - Little Journey [mongo edit] [buy]
02 Nightmares On Wax - Les Nuits [buy]
03 Unknown - Tears [buy]
04 Kid Koala - Moon River [limited free download]
05 Trentemoller - Miss You [buy]
06 All-Seeing I - Pickled Eggs & Sherbet [buy]
07 Four Tet - My Angel Rocks Back And Forth [buy]
08 Squarepusher - Iambic 5 Poetry [buy]
09 His Name Is Alive - Someday My Blues Will Cover The Earth (Ectomorph  Electro Storm mix) [buy]
10 Fat Freddy's Drop - Dark Days [buy]
11 Radiohead - No Surprises (Lullaby) [buy]
12 Ella Fitzgerald - I Get A Kick Out Of You (Cinematic Orchestra remix) [buy]
13 Aphex Twin - Ruglen Holon [buy]
14 Alison Krauss & Emmylou Harris & Gillian Welch - Didn't Leave Nobody but the Baby [buy]

"Two drifters, off to see the world
There’s such a lot of world to see"

The inspiration for this tape came from a very dear friend of mine, Angie, who recently set off to travel around Central and South America with her lovable boy, Troy. Before she left she made a request for mix that she can listen to when traveling on long winded journeys, be they plane, train or automobile. Now I don't usually do requests but this seemed like a nice specific brief and Angie is such a lovely girl that I couldn't help but to run with it.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Short But Sweet

Do goldfish make mixtapes? I'm positive they do and this here is what they would sound like. A compact collection of tasty treats that are short and sweet and good enough to eat. With only one track rocking in over four minutes you can leave your short term memory at the door but be sure you don't blink or you just might miss it.

01 Darwin Deez - Radar Detector
02 The Roots feat. Dice Raw - How I Got Over
03 Bonaparte - My Horse Likes You
04 Bran Richards - Ride the Mullet Stallion
05 Cali Swag District - Teach Me How to Dougie
06 Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme – Billie Jean (Michael Jackson Cover)
07 Mount Kimbie – Bave’s Chords
08 The Morning Benders - Excuses
09 Andre 3000 - All Together Now (The Beatles Cover)
10 Ludacris x Joe - How Clap Low Trap (dj Orgasmic bootleg)
11 Koreless - Up Down Up Down
12 MC Huz and the Riverina Crew - Anywhere But Here (Produced by A-Trak)
13 Lee Fields & the Expressions - Love Comes and Goes
14 Shlomoshun - Antigravity
15 Cordrazine – Sunshine
16 James Murphy - If You Need a Friend

Racing to pole position this time round is Darwin Deez and the super addictive ditty 'Radar Detector'. I have been obsessed by this song in the past month, so much so, that even before the fade-out begins I'm already reaching for the rewind. It's just such a playful, energetic, danceable tune that makes me want to wave my hair like a Wella Balsam ad while shaking my limbs to the hokey pokey. Admittedly, it almost got me in a bit of trouble on an overcrowded train recently as I rebelled against the limited space and had a little upright boogie... only to find that I was rhythmically tapping the crotch of the lady beside me with my ipod. We had a moment but it was brief and drenched in embarrassment and physical violation - it seems she catches a different train now.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Unnatural Selection

Richard Ashcroft really summed it up when he sung that the drugs don't work they just make you worse and after a hefty overdose of aural antidepressants I now feel surrounded by a strange sensation of numbness. So, it's from this delirious state of comedown confusion that I bring you the Unnatural Selection - a truly random selection of tracks that have been rocking my boat for the past couple of months.

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01 Flying Lotus - Do The Astral Plane [buy]
02 Dert - On The Hunt [Free D/L]
03 The Piranha Sounds - La Turbie Pirhanienne [buy]
04 Bonobo - Eyesdown Featuring Andreya Triana [buy]
05 Foals - Spanish Sahara [buy]
06 Calibre - Step Toe [buy]
07 The xx - Crystalised (Dark Sky Remix) [buy]
08 Shabazz Palaces - 32 leaves dipped in blackness making clouds forming altered carbon [buy]
09 Jay-Z feat. The Dap Kings - 99 Problems (Prince of Ballard remix) [Free D/L]
10 Broken Bells - The High Road [buy]
11 Method Man, Ghostface & Raekwon - Our Dreams (Feat. Inspectah Deck, Sun God) [buy]
12 MIA - XXXO [buy]
13 dbridge, Instramental and Skream - Acacia Avenue [buy]
14 Fantastic Mr Fox - If I [buy]
15 Emancipator - Shook (Mobb Deep & Sigur Ros Remix) [Free D/L]

Kicking off the mix is none other than Flying Lotus, the most exciting producer in the world today, who recently dropped his contender for album of the year, Cosmogramma. "Do the Astral Plane" sees FlyLo don his cosmic disco flares and serves up a slice of future funk that puts the 'ooooo' back into grooooove.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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Monday, May 10, 2010

The Aural Antidepressant

Feeling gloomy?

Well, Dr Mongo's got the perfect prescription to get you back on your feet and slap a smile across your face. From the producers of Prozac Radio comes The Aural Antidepressant - a swanky collection of feel good jams that are guaranteed to have you dancing in your underwear and waving your hands in the air like our little turtle friend above! The wonder drug for the ipod generation that's been medically proven to eradicate work place stress, mend broken hearts and even turn daft emos into bubbly cheerleaders all in the space of one listen...

01 The Bees - Chicken Payback [buy]
02 Ben Westbeech - So Good Today [buy]
03 The Meters - Handclapping Song [buy]
04 Otis Redding - Hard To Handle [buy]
05 Mr Scruff - Music Takes Me Up (ft. Alice Russell) [buy]
06 DJ Mehdi - Lucky Boy (Outlines remix) [buy]
07 Jamie Lidell - Another Day [buy]
08 EZ Rollers - Lady Jam [buy]
09 Dude 'N Nem - Watch My Feet [buy]
10 Aretha Franklin - One Step Ahead (Featurecast Re-Edit Feat Marvin Gaye) [D/L]
11 Lupe Fiasco - I Gotcha [buy]
12 Kid Koala - Skanky Panky[buy]
13 RJD2 - Ghostwriter [buy]
14 Paul White - Floating Free [buy]
15 Blur - Music Is My Radar [buy]
16 Mr Oizo - Last Night a DJ Killed My Dog [buy]
17 The Cure - The Lovecats [buy]