This week’s Listening Party features mashup geniuses The Hood Internet who are playing next Thursday for free! Listening Party is a curated weekly column promoting music discovery and encouraging concert-going. Featuring someone we’ve been jamming out to and we recommend to the masses, each Listening Party artist has an upcoming show at a local NYC venue. Grab your headphones and read on.
WHO: Aaron Brink (aka ABX) and Steve Reidell (aka STV SLV, pronounced Steve Sleeve)
THEY SAY: “A mash-up crew who came to fame thanks to their genre-jumping mixes”
WE SAY: Melding musical genres harmoniously
RECENT WORK: New Tracks and Mixtapes on their website monthly
UPCOMING SHOW: Next Thursday at Glasslands (with Pictureplane)
This Chicago-based duo The Hood Internet make sexy mashups consisting of two or three songs at the most, combining different genres in harmonious fashion. From indie rock to straight up hip hop, their mashes resuly in a witty, unpredictable, undeniably catchy product. Examples? Chum Letter (Earl Sweatshirt x Ducktails), Say Yr Name (Destiny’s Child x Slow Magic), The Hood Internet – Pyramidspeak (Purity Ring x Frank Ocean). Our recent fave? Haim vs Robotaki “It’s Still about Falling” (above). Their shows are one big high-energy dance party fueled by familiar choruses atop original beats. We highly endorsed them as one of our artists that will blow up during CMJ, and would you know it they are bigger than ever. Don’t miss your chance to see them for free at Glasslands next week- tickets are sparse but keep checking back for more.