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The Lost Mixtape From The Hood Internet

This weekend I was doing some programming work (comments, another small project) and listening to some old-school electronica (DJ-Kicks by Kruder & Dorfmeister anyone?). When I write, I tend to listen to chill stuff so I can concentrate — classical, vaporwave, soundtracks, Jon Hopkins, Sigur Rós, Tycho, Boards of Canada, things like that — but when designing or programming, I need something faster with a beat to spur me onwards.

So anyway, I was about to switch from electronica to something by favorites The Hood Internet when I thought to check their website to see if they’d released any new mixtapes. And lo — they had (sorta). The Lost Mixtape is a 45-minute mix of music from circa 2005-2009, discovered on some dusty old hard drive and recently finished up & released for our listening pleasure.

The bit at around 16:00 where they mix Milkshake and So Electric is just superb. You can find streaming options and a downloadable MP3 on their website.

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MacRae Linton

Blast from the past! I imagine I discovered the hood internet b/c of you a decade ago, fun to dip back in

Joshua Gooden

Hood Internet continues to be the best to do it

Eric Del Greco is another writing-focused gem to enjoy...

Robert Occhialini

Thanks for posting this, enjoying this today.

Jason KottkeMOD

Yeah, this is amazing; I somehow hadn't seen it before (or had forgotten about it).

Eric Del Greco Edited

Dang it just feels damn good to share a link that carries—pretty much describes my daily experience w the site, on the receiving end ofc.

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Steve Bryant

thanks for this, exactly what I needed. I think I originally found out about Hood Internet from you as well ...

Dave Sandell

Kruder & Dorfmeister's K&D Sessions were the soundtrack to almost all the work I did from 2003-2005.

Jason KottkeMOD

Until yesterday, I hadn't heard that DJ-Kicks album in probably 10-12 years. Still so good.

Robert Occhialini

Thanks for reminding me about this. There were a bunch of good DJ-Kicks in that era.

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Chris Farrell

Oh man this is sick. I would not hate it if folks commented their favorite DJ mixes... this has been my go to for years.

Dave Sandell Edited

Those who know me know that I am a little obsessed with DJ Koze, and besides his two most substantial albums (Amygdala, Knock Knock) he has a really unique entry into the DJ Kicks series, and he mixed his remix collections to sound like a coherent set.

Also really love the Special Request DJ Kicks entry. It is, ahem, special. Moodymann's too.

But my favorite mix ever, the one that brings me right back to a stretch in college where I must have grabbed it off of Limewire and popped it on a burned CD and just listened over and over again is the 1999 BBC Essential Mix from Basement Jaxx.

Charlie Sorrel

I love K&D, and their new album of old tracks is also great. But my favorite mix, the one I keep coming back to, is Nicolas Jaar’s Essential Mix for the BBC.

I’m going to listen to it right now.

Jason KottkeMOD

I ran across this a few weeks ago and was going to post it to the site but haven't gotten around to it so: 1000-ish classic mix CDs on Soundcloud.

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