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Highly Anticipated: The Hood Internet

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:

  1. Critical Captions (ft Class Actress, Cadence Weapon)
  2. One For The Record Books (ft AC Newman, Sims)
  3. More Fun (ft Psalm One, TOBAXXO)
  4. Nothing Should Be A Surprise (ft Isaiah Toothtaker, Show You Suck)
  5. Exonerated (ft Zambri, Hooray For Earth, Junior Pande)
  6. Won’t Fuck Us Over (ft BBU, Annie Hart)
  7. Do You Give Up Now? (ft Donwill, My Gold Mask, Junior Pande)
  8. Our Finest China (ft The Rosebuds, Astronautalis)
  9. Uzi Water Gun (ft Millionyoung, Kenan Bell, The Chain Gang Of 1974)
  10. 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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Gordon Voidwell: Whitney Houston Tribute Video

Gordon Voidwell teamed up with NYC’s Kids Table production crew for his new track “XO Boyfriend” to create a music video that draws from Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” video.  The styling, choreography, set design, and photography all take cues from Whitney’s mid-80’s classic.  The homage was filmed in a hot Brooklyn warehouse in the summer of 2011, but GV had been keeping it under wraps until the right moment, which unfortunately arose this week with the untimely passing of the legendary singer.

In regards to the concept of the video, director Steve Pristin says “Gordon Voidwell’s music and style is often compared to artists of the 80’s — rather than fight that notion I wanted to fully embrace it, while paying homage to one of the most iconic musicians and music videos of the 1980’s. Growing up, in my home, Whitney Houston was viewed with a reverence unmatched – she will be deeply missed.”

Gordon Voidwell, who just this past week released his brand new MalcolmXXXMclaren mixtape added, “It’s amazing to think that in 48 short years, Whitney Houston covered the entire range of human emotion through music. From epic love ballads to 808-driven synthpop to gospel music, her voice spoke the complexity and depth of being human. On a selfish level, I’m saddened to think there will never be any new Whitney Houston music. She’s inspired a lot of what i do.”

Free Download: MalcolmXXXMclaren Mixtape

 

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