The Last Skeptik Exclusive Noisey Mix
The first time I met Skeptik, he said he would like to be my toilet bowl. I thought he was a disgusting pervert. Turns out he was a disgusting pervert, but also a DJ and producer I'd been occasionally following, working with UK hip-hop luminaries like Jehst and Sway when he was still in Pampers. We've been friends ever since.
Over the years, I've seen him peeing his pants as Gang Starr's late and great Guru announced him on stage, jetting off to play in Japan, gigging alongside Damon Albarn, not taking me on a free holiday to this year's SXSW and a bunch of other fancy stuff there's too much of to remember.
Right now, he's got a "recession rap" collaboration "How Not to Make a Living" with rapper Rewd Adams out, an instrumental project being released via BBE Records and a number of high profile gigs playing to myself and an audience of five in his front room.
He's also resident DJ and host at Livin' Proof, the number one hip-hop night in London. And I'm not even saying "number one" cos I'm mates with him; they shut down Shoreditch putting on A$AP Rocky's first ever UK show and they're doing the same this coming Friday with Danny Brown. What have you been doing? Scratching your balls is what.
Anyway, below is a mix exclusively for Noisey, a whole hour of music borne out of my only instructions to Skeptik - "IDK, I JUST WANT NEW STUFF AND SOME BONE THUGS."
Deniro Farrar: Notice - Cult Rap - Part 3/4
Deniro Discusses How Cult Rap is a Genre of Music That Connects With the Listener Through Social Commentary
Insanely Close and Personal With the Brian Jonestown Massacre
I met Katy Newcombe when we were both fifteen. Now I see her presence lurking within magazine features, disguised as the words “Anton’s teenage Welsh bride.”
Courtney Barnett Told Us How to Stop Writing Terrible Poetry and Land a Record Deal
We talked to the Australian singer about art school and why trying to write good songs just leads to writing bad ones.
Turn Up to Keys N Krates' Diplo & Friends Mix
Occasionally, we the at Noisey will kindly request that you drop whatever you're doing and turn the goddamn motherfuck up. Now is one of those times.
Meet Amos: The Man Who Designs Moog's Wonderful Toys
Moogfest takes place in North Carolina this Wednesday and boasts a lineup including M.I.A., Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk, Dan Deacon and many more. So we talked to the man who dreams up synths.
I Went to Bogotá in Colombia For Festival Estéreo Picnic and Danced For Days
Noisey ditched North America for South to eat endless empanadas, catch up with Julian Casablancas backstage, get winded while dancing to Phoenix and find out more about Colombia's music scene.
Give Life Back to Fhqwhgads
How a Strong Bad/Daft Punk mash-up album helped bring out the magic in 'Random Access Memories.'
HEARTSREVOLUTION Talk Pop Culture, Feminism, and Michael Jackson's Crystals
"This is our love letter to this generation. It’s an invitation to a conversation…"
Behind the Lens: Sky Ferreira Is Not Racist
Discussing Sky Ferreira's video for "I Blame Myself" with director Grant Singer.
Lifting the Curse off Necrophobic, Swedish Death Metal's Forgotten Sons
After years of misfortune and tragedy, the overlooked band Necrophobic might finally be catching a break.