Those wacky Australian, now Brooklyn based funbags, The Death Set, have really gone and done it now. This is an amazing 43-track party mix that will make for a great party but I wouldn’t put this on at a house party because it will turn into a whirling tornado of humping and grinding, bumping and jiving, slamming and sliding. Jay Reatard got mashed up with Beastie Boys. Black Sheep got mooshed up with the Descendents. Who would have thought that combining rap and rock would work so well except for Aerosmith and Run DMC. And Public Enemy and Anthrax. And all those other guys who were like,”I’m playing metal guitars and there’s a black guy on stage rapping over it! Can you believe that I have a black friend?” God those white guys in those music videos sure seem smug for being able to collaborate with black rappers.
Most of the time I get the sense that after rap became the biggest musical genre that the rappers are just thinking “I don’t really care about Anthrax or Limp Bizkit and I don’t want to hear someone tell me about the ways that Public Enemy are a fucking punk group from some goony guy. Let’s just film this so I can get my paycheck and go back to doing my fucking music.” But these guys have much more in common with how early Beastie Boys were influenced by Bad Brains than your older brothers “controversial” MTV Rap Rock collection.
Photo by Brock Fetch
This mix is so much more than raps and rocks getting jumbled around. There’s a good melange of everything that would possibly get people pumped. There’s some salsa, the Zombies, The Jackson 5, some Fugazi, Angry Samoans, The Misfits, Descendents, Waka Flocka, Black Sheep, Cee Lo – you know what, it’s mostly just punk and rap. But there’s a ton of great mixing in this thing. You know how you’ve got those songs where you can’t see the entire song because it lists all the people it sampled. “Jaggin’ Off (Quietly So As Not To Wake My Awful Girlfriend) Stevie Ray Vaughn vs. Sublime vs. 311 vs. Dillinger Escape Plan.” That’s actually more like a fight I’d like to see than a song actually.
311 would be all,”Excuse me sir, this is not at all irie!” and the living guys from Sublime would be throwing pieces of the dead guy at the other bands. While the juice head singer from Dillinger Escape Plan would just immediately tear out of his clothing like the Incredible Hulk. Stevie Ray would die in a helicopter accident on the way to the fight. See for yourself by checking out the tracklist after the break below.
Seriously this mix is like the perfect party starter. High energy punk blends into things that are new but familiar. Small nods, short sampled interstitials and an amazing cover by the Death Set themselves of the Cure’s “Grinding Halt” make this mix something you’re going to want to put on as the party starts and then again at the end of the night once the only people left there are so drunk that they’re dancing like nutcases, passed out or fucking somewhere in your home. Hell, I walk around with this in my headphones and do my best not to be getting too visibly into it as I’m on the subway.
If you love the Death Set double faced tiger that’s all Мишка-tized for the mix’s cover than guess what? We made it a T-shirt too. So new mix, new T-shirt. YOU’RE MOTHERFUCKING WELCOME, from us at Мишка and THHEEE MOTHHHHERFUUUUUCKKINGGG DEATTTH SETTTTTTTT.
But we’re not done yet because there’s no way we’re gonna drop a mix with The Death Set and NOT have a crazy release party to accompany it. I mean seriously how can we not? Have you seen these guys live? Wait what? You haven’t? Are you out of your mind!? These dudes are incredible live!
On Tuesday, November 30th there will be a FREE release party at The Cove in Brooklyn featuring a live performance from the band along with DJ sets from Roofeo and Nine Lives the Cat. And if that wasn’t already incentive enough to go, there will be drink specials galore!
Tuesday November 30th, 10pm-4am
106 North 6th St.
FREE | 21+
Мишка Presents The Death Set – Artificially Sweetened
1. Mario Shows Pee Wee Some New Items In the Magic Shop vs. MFDS (Pee Wee Herman vs. The Death Set)
2. Brooklyn to Baltimore (Scottie B vs. Notorious B.I.G.)
3. I Want You Back (Jackson 5 and a Sprinkle of S & P)
4. 52 Girls vs. Shimmy Shimmy Ya (B52′s vs. O.D.B.)
5. Born Free (Ninjasonik vs. M.I.A. vs. Suicide)
6. Aussie Bogan Chick on Train (Some Dumb Skank)
7. Deformative vs. Circumstances (Black Eyes vs. Buju Banton)
8. I-10 vs. Terrorist (Japanther vs. DJ Vadim)
9. Ballzy Anthem Summertime (Crystal Fighters and a Spinkle of Cerebral Ballzy)
10. Chew It Like a Gun Gum [Mixtape Teaser Edit] vs. 1800 Suicide (The Death Set vs. Gravediggaz)
11. Perversion For Profit (George Putnam)
12. My Shadow vs. Pass the Mic (Jay Reatard vs. The Beastie Boys)
13. Hybrid Moments (The Misfits)
14. Suburban Home (The Descendents)
15. The Choice is Yours (Black Sheep)
16. Be Faithful (Crooklyn Clan)
17. Diamond Sea vs. Be Faithful vs. Hunter S. Thompson Lecture on Herpes & Disco (Sonic Youth vs. Crooklyn Clan vs. Hunter S. Thompson)
18. Pico Pico (Los Pico Pico)
19. Baltimore Collage (Ponytail, Double Dagger, Ecstatic Sunshine, Dan Deacon, Video Hippos, Spankrock, MFDS)
20. They Come to Get Us (The Death Set & XXXChange)
21. Earth Fwend Fire vs. O Lets Do It (Best Fwends vs. Waka Flocka Flame)
22. Mind Ya Buisiness (Rod Lee)
23. Black Metal vs. Lights Out (Ascii Disko vs. Angry Samoans)
24. Kittens Inspired by Canonball, Black Metal, Should I Stay or Should I Go, Get to the Point (The Breeders vs. Ascii Disko vs. The Clash vs. Sizzla)
25. Shot a Fire (Shabba Ranks)
26. Loving You Sometimes (The Outkasts)
27. Time of the Season (The Zombies)
28. Windowlicker (Aphex Twin)
29. Mashed Potato Time vs. He Hit Me vs. In the Clear (Dee Dee King vs. The Crystals vs. Cap’n Jazz)
30. Deep Cover (Hollywood Holt)
31. Subliminal (Suicidal Tendencies)
32. Public Witness (Fugazi)
33. Hypnotize vs. Brown Paper Bag vs. Blitzkrieg Bop (Notorious B.I.G. vs. Roni Size vs. The Ramones)
34. Grinding Halt (The Death Set Covering the Cure)
35. Ya Fat Bugger! (Wigan Fatty Fuck)
36. Chick Habit (April March vs. Zap! Pow! Die!)
37. Fair Weathered Friends (Daedelus)
38. Fair Weathered Friends (Daedelus, The Death Set Wonk Remix)
39. Hello Miss (Cee Lo, XXXChange Remix)
40. At the Movies (Bad Brains)
41. Zombie (The Death Set, Baby Giraffes Remix)
42. Michel Poiccard Prefers the Old (Breathless)
43. Gut Feeling vs. It’s Just a Ride (Devo vs. Bill Hicks)