If there’s one thing we love over here at Mishka is introducing you to new music and getting out some great mixes to you guys who support us! I think it’s plainly obvious we grew up on 90s alternative radio, so getting to work with one world’s greatest DJs and good friend of the label on a mix of this magnitude was a dream come true. I’ll leave the description to Nick Catchdubs.
My good friend Mr. Ducker isn’t a DJ, but he always wanted to make an ultimate ’90s tape, something that brought a mixshow vibe to alt nation sounds. When he asked me to get down with his dream and collaborate, we delved deep into our middle and high school record collections (and used CD bargain bins) and brainstormed new ways to present all the alternative music we grew up on. We were inspired by DJ Spinbad’s impossibly fun ’80s pop mixes: big hits next to unexpected favorites with lots of movie dialogue and interludes for jokes, all smashed up in a dance party megamixxx. Picking from hundreds of beloved Buzz Bin jams was easier said than done (sorry Superdrag, you’ll make Vol. 2!), but with the Mishka crew’s annual trip to Magic in Las Vegas giving us an actual deadline, we finally finished this badmotorfinger as a giveaway CD for their new season. Even with double digit-old tunes, Radio Friendly Unit Shifter feels right on time, connecting the dots between Sonic Youth breakbeats, weeded Lollapalooza rap, gloriously fuzzed-out one hit wonders and much more. No irony, no empty nostalgia, just a lot of music we love that shaped what we do today. They used to play King Missile on the radio! In America! Download and enjoy. – Nick Catchdubs
I couldn’t have said it better myself or asked for a better mix to capture such a precious little slice in time. Plus Nick kept true to the 90s and snuck in that all important hidden track! Shhhh!
For the full tracklist please check the comments!- My Pal the Crook