HOUSE MUSIC 02: A Self-Titled Mixtape, F/ Wu-Tang Clan, The Advisory Circle, Johnny Cash and More

We cut the following mix while working on a tightly edited tape for Jay-Z’s Life + Times blog. Aside from a couple stuttering cuts–that’s what happens when you try to blend tracks with a laptop–it’s a long look at the rabbit hole that was our hard drive during the height of the Napster era. Meaning: lots of “backpack rap,” rounded out by such random selections as Bran Van 3000, a ravishing Dan the Automator remix of Stereolab, and a psych-pop paean to Berlin.

Proceed with caution…

self-titled, celebrate (dance to the music):
The Advisory Circle, “Innocence Elsewhere”
The Langley Schools Musical Project, “In My Room”
Unknown Artist, “Celebrate”
The Pharcyde, “Passin’ Me By”
De La Soul, “Eye Know”
Suzanne Vega, “Tom’s Diner (DNA Remix)”
Gang Starr, “Work”
DJ Shadow, “Organ Donor”
A Tribe Called Quest, “Buggin’ Out”
Animal Collective, “Who Could Win a Rabbit?”
Wu-Tang Clan, “Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)”
Beastie Boys, “Flute Loop”
Hieroglyphics, “You Never Knew (Domino Remix)”
Javelin, “Mossy Woodland”
[tape break]
Black Star, “Definition”
Jurassic 5, “Great Expectations”
Bran Van 3000, “Drinkin’ In L.A.”
Stereolab, “Miss Modular (Automator Remix)”
Paul Nero, “This Is Soul”
Heidi Bruhl, “Berlin”
Martik, “Past Time Paradise”
Johnny Cash, “Cocaine Blues (Live)”
Pharoahe Monch, “Simon Says”
Antipop Consortium, “Ping Pong”
The Roots, “Right On”
Girls, “Lust For Life’
Crystal Stilts, “Shake the Shackles”
Blackalicious, “Alphabet Aerobics”