Chicago DJ duo, The Hood Internet, featuring STV SLV and ABX, are releasing their debut album of original material, FEAT with Decon on September 18, 2012. The Hood Internet are infamous for their mixtapes featuring blends of a wide array of artists including the late Whitney Houston, Justice, Fleetwood Mac, Jay-Z and more. Their foray into production work has found them collaborating on new songs with hyped rappers and artists from across the nation that range from Chicago artist Show You Suck to Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Tobacco. This release marks The Hood Internet’s first completely original, sample-free album with vocal and instrumental collaborations highlighting different artists including erudite rapping by Psalm One on ‘More Fun’, synth-pop trio Class Actress alongside Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon on the chimerical ‘Critical Captions’ and the infectious track ‘Won’t Fuck Us Over’ featuring the raw energy of Chicago group BBU.
Since the inaugural release of their first, critically acclaimed mixtape in 2007, their rise to glory has steadily landed them performances at festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, SXSW, CMJ, Pitchfork’s #Offline, Mad Decent Block Party, and The Roots Picnic. When they aren’t busy playing huge festivals or touring the country, they’re releasing upwards of 500 mixes on their website, leading to millions of free downloads since their start in 2007. The Hood Internet will be going on a west coast run with Psalm One and Tanya Morgan in July and August. A national tour will take place in September and October, coinciding with the album’s release.
FEAT TRACK LISTING:
- Critical Captions (ft Class Actress, Cadence Weapon)
- One For The Record Books (ft AC Newman, Sims)
- More Fun (ft Psalm One, TOBAXXO)
- Nothing Should Be A Surprise (ft Isaiah Toothtaker, Show You Suck)
- Exonerated (ft Zambri, Hooray For Earth, Junior Pande)
- Won’t Fuck Us Over (ft BBU, Annie Hart)
- Do You Give Up Now? (ft Donwill, My Gold Mask, Junior Pande)
- Our Finest China (ft The Rosebuds, Astronautalis)
- Uzi Water Gun (ft Millionyoung, Kenan Bell, The Chain Gang Of 1974)
- These Things Are Nice (ft Kid Static, Slow Witch, Kleenex Girl Wonder)
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
- SAT JUN 22 – Beauty Ballroom, Austin TX
- WED JUL 25 – Wild Buffalo, Bellingham WA*
- THU JUL 26 – Chop Suey, Seattle WA*
- FRI JUL 27 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR*
- TUE JUL 31 – Catalyst Atrium, Santa Cruz CA*
- WED AUG 1 – The Independent, San Francisco CA*
- THU AUG 2 – Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa CA*
- FRI AUG 3 – The Central, Santa Monica CA*
- SAT AUG 4 – Casbah, San Diego CA*
- THU AUG 9 – U Street Music Hall, Washington DC
- SAT AUG 11 – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY
* with Psalm One and Tanya Morgan
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I’m very happy to present to you the newest release from Chicago duo The Hood Internet, a self-titled compilation of original remixes and production. Known for their amazing mashups (many of which were showcased on their two prior releases with Мишка, Trillwave and Trillwave 2), The Hood Internet are also bangin’ producers and remixers. The proof is in this album.
For over four years, Aaron Brink (ABX) and Steve Reidell (STV SLV) have been blogosphere maintstays with their musical work as The Hood Internet. Seeing the opportunity in a genre that many had written off, The Hood Internet almost single handedly ran the mashup game.
If you’ve heard their music, you know they ran it well. However, during that time they’ve also been hard at work on original material and remixes, many of which are collected here for the first time. We already premiered “The Future,” the first single off the comp, and now the whole thing is available for streaming and free download.
Enjoy production for artists like Ninjasonik, BBU, Das Racist, Johnny Nelson, Freddie Gibbs and original remixes of songs by Tobacco, Foster The People, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, and many more.
As expected, it’s another great entry into the constantly expanding Hood Internet canon. Also be sure to check out the video for the story behind their cover art (I’ll give you a hint: it involves over $400 worth of Taco Bell).
Free Download: The Hood Internet – The Hood Internet (self-titled debut)