The Hood Internet at Todd Wehr Auditorum
The Chicago mash-up masters host a local dance party Dec. 5
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The interwebs is currently burning up with The Mixtape Volume Four, the latest offering from prolific Chicago mash-up outfit The Hood Internet. (Download it here.) With hundreds of genre-spanning productions mixing two or more tracks—some quite different, like Sunn O))) and Kid Cudi—DJs STV SLV (a.k.a. Steve Reidell) and ABX (a.k.a Aaron Brink) consistently crank out unexpected creations, often crafting new dance grooves where none previously existed. Stylistically, The Mixtape Volume Four follows suit with the pair’s past releases, segueing dozens of the group’s mash-ups. Highlights include a tense blend of Isaac Brock’s vocals from Modest Mouse's “Float On” over the sped-up groove from Kanye West’s “Paranoid,” a busy, aggressive mix of Amanda Blank and VEGA (“No Reasons To Like You Better”), and a marriage between Beastie Boys and Matt And Kim that recalls the veteran New York hip-hop act’s playful side. As with any significant Hood offering, the Pied Piper Of R&B appears in the smoothly sexualized “Number One Christmas,” which finds the Chicago singer crooning against Sally Shapiro.
If the latest mix has stoked your interest, you'll want to check out The Hood Internet Dec. 5 at the Milwaukee School Of Engineering's Todd Wehr Auditorium. The show is free for MSOE students, $5 at the door for other college students with an ID, and $10 for everybody else if you order here. Only 100 tickets are being released to the general public, so act fast if you don't want to miss the dance party.