Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sleepyhead - Hold On, Be Strong


As Mr West surmised, when people are going through tough shit, ‘another dance track gotta hurt”. Yet dancing can also help. Everything's kinda shitty now, so why are we still wallowing in ‘cornball ass techno music’? We can have fun with you commanding us to in autotune. These are tunes for dancing that reflect the fact that everything’s isn’t all right and that we’re not necessarily having the time of our lives. Dance tunes for the people with boy problems, girl problems, people outta work, people having a shitty fucking time, people who don’t wanna get ravey to the latest David Guetta abortion while people are are homeless and frozen in Japan.

The tape starts off easy with some indie disco, before working up to the bass music that’s coming outta the UK, with a few diversions along the way. While the styles may be unfamiliar, the tunes wont be, with reworkings of old favorites scattered throughout. Also featured are tunes from local badmen Scenic and DYP. This is how Sleepyhead likes his music these days. Fucked up pop, dreamy disco, screwed R&B, frantic bashment and funky out of the UK, and always, always with plenty of bass. Hold On, Be Strong. Sleepyhead will take care of you.

Hold On, Be Strong - Sleepyhead by 72 & sleepyhead

This Can’t Be – Scenic
Odessa (Aera’s Black Sea Edit) – Caribou
VCR (Four Tet Remix) – The XX
Dreams (Rocco Raimundo Edit) – Fleetwood Mac
Rock The Boat – Soul Clap
Seventy Four – Martyn
I’m a Flirt (Accapella) (Ft. T-Pain & T.I.) – R. Kelly
Me & U (Brackles Remix) – Cassie
Battle For Middle You – Julio Bashmore
Every Day – DYP
Grab Somebody - Ramadanman
CMYK – James Blake
Digits – Mele
Bad Like Jimmy Cliff VIP – Warrior One
Calypso – Round Table Knights
Runaway (DJ Sega Philly Club Remix) – Kanye West
Pumped Up Kicks – Foster the People
YGTL XX Remix (Renaissance Man Edit) - Florence and the Machine
Clint Eastwood (Ed Case/Sweetie Irie Refix) – Gorillaz
It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World (Regrooved by Parker) – James Brown
Used to Give a FK - ▽nkown ShΔpes
Fuck the World – Freddie Gibbs
Fireworks (Slo-Mo House Edit) – Deadboy

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