Monday, November 2, 2009

Mix Monday 34

N.A.S.A. is more a concept than an actual artist. North America/South America (N.A.S.A.) is the idea of combining multiple music influences from two large and broad continents. Earlier this year the creative collaboration of Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon released their debut piece of work entitled ‘The Spirit Of Apollo’. This was essentially a 17-track compilation of a huge variety of collaborations. By calling upon artists ranging in music styles, influences and cultures and pairing up unusual duos, trios and even quartets the idea is to bring closer cultures through music. The result is a very diverse and often segmented album. This is neither good nor bad. To start off with the line up of artists is pretty breathtaking with over 30 artists contributing to the cause there is no lack of talent. We’re not talking no-names either with some of the hottest artists the American continents have to offer. The album definately has more powerful moments than others. Sometimes the different influences on a track work extremely well together, often where unexpected. However not every track meets this hard to attain goal. If you had to boil it all down you could call this album a ‘hip-hop’ album. That’s where you’d most likely find it in the CD store (do they have those anymore?).

The the most recent release from the innovative pair is a ‘mixtape’. Tanning On The Moon is an hours' worth of tracks compiled by the two and then mixed by DJ Zegon. The tracklist is quite broad and follows a similar concept of combining often very varied musical styles. This is again executed with a considerable level of success. Not the most flawless or flowing mix but rather a collection of almost 60 tracks and acacpellas both old and new this mix is fun and friendly and does a largely good job of combining influences from across diverse range of cultures. Whether this brings them closer together culturally, musically or otherwise I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Tanning On The Moon - N.A.S.A.

01. Tanning on the Moon Intro
02. Eric B. & Rakin - Juicy ( Eli escobar Vs. N.A.S.A. Short Edit)
03. N.A.S.A. - It’s NASA collage
04. N.A.S.A. - Samba Soul (Ape Sh!T Brothers Remix)
05. N.A.S.A. - Strange Enough (Mr.Oizo Remix)
06. Kanye West Vs. MGMT - Electric Feel vs. Touch the Sky (DJ Zegon Mash Up)
07. Knight Rider Vs. A Volta (N.A.S.A. Mash Up)
08. A Skillz & Krafty Kuts - Happiness
09. Eric B. & Rakin - I Know Got Soul (Acapella)
10. Jesse Rose - Well Now
11. Amanda Blank - Might Like You Better
12. M.I.A - 10 dollar
13. The Count & Sinden - Hardcore Girl (feat. Rye Rye)
14. Holly Ghost! - Hold On
15. La Bionda - Wanna be Your Lover
16. Theme from S’ Express-S’Express
17. Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood
18. Egyption Lover - Egyption Lover
19. Todd Terje - I Want Your Love
20. Justin Timbarlake - My Love
21. Simian Mobile Disco - Love
22. The Beatles - All You Need is Love
23. N.A.S.A. - Gifted (Boombotz Remix)
24. The Jonzun Crew - Pack Jam (Look Out For The OVC)
25. Sweet - Love is Oxigen
26. Ultramagnetic Mc’s - Burn Dope (Instrumental)
27. DJ Medhi - Pocket Piano
28. Kid Kudi - Day N’ Night (Crookers Remix)
29. Bart B.More Beat vs. Rakin (DJ Zegon Edit)
30. Major Lazer - Hold the Line
31. Dick Dale Vs. Major Lazers - Hold Misirlou (Ape Sh!T Brothers Mash Up)
32. Silvio Mazzuca - Cerveja
33. The Champs - Tequila
34. Drunk Masters - Top Cat
35. The Rolling Stones - You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Soulwax Remix)
36. M.I.A. - Paper Planes (DFA Remix)
37. The Jacksons 5 - I Want You Back (Roger 72 Remix)
38. Missy Elliott - I’m Really Hot (Instrumental)
39. Michael Jackson - Bad (Acapella)
40. Soho Vs. Missy Elliott - Hot Music Vs. I’m Really Hot (DJ Zegon Mash Up)
41. LCD Soundsystem Vs. Busta Rhymes - Put Your Hands Innocuous (N.A.S.A. Mash Up)
42. Tittsworth - Boojangles (Instrumental)
43. Mighty Dub Katz - Magic Carpet Ride
44. Friend and Lover - Groovy Now (Mighty Mi Mix)
45. Mylo - Drop The Pressure
46. Daft Punk - DaFunk
47. Daft Punk - Da Funk (Thunderous Olympians Remix)
48. Kid Color Vs. Too Short - Blow The Zonga (N.A.S.A. Mash Up)
49. B-easy - Bongo Joint
50. Switch - A bit patchy (Acapella)
51. N.A.S.A. - Money (Count Of Monte Cristal Remix)
52. N.A.S.A. - Money
53. N.A.S.A. - Whachadoin (DJ Zegon Megamix)
54. Quincy Jones - Soul Bossa Baile (N.A.S.A. Remix)
55. Ron Rico - Miss A (Sneeze Song)
56. Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons - Beggin’ (Pilooski Re-Edit)

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