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."
Todd Terje's "Leisure Suit Preben" Video Pays Tribute to Porny Video Games and It's Great
It's rare these days that a music video thoroughly captures the aesthetic of a musician while indulging the quirk necessary for potential virality or meme-fication.
I Was in a Coma and Now I'm a DJ
Meet DJ Disable.
420 Songs About Weed
Where in the World Can Migos Meet the Plug?
Including a womb, on the back of a dolphin in the middle of the ocean, and the set of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III'.
We Interviewed Ron Jeremy About His Perfect, Piano-Playing Penis
Ron Jeremy made a seven-inch about appreciating classical music where he plays "1812 Overture" with his schlong.
Chiraq Versus the World
Tragedy at home is familiar, and thus easier to ignore.
The Hottest Alt-Bros at Coachella
"Wait, is your cum gluten-free?"
A Canadian in Tokyo Made a Song Out of Japanese Suicide Statistics
"What if we lived in a society where all historical records were converted into a type of music and people in school would sit around and listen to it?"
Pharoahe Monch: Stress Raps
One of the greatest technical rappers of all time speaks out about the record industry, the state of American healthcare, and that one time he ghostwrote for Diddy.
We Crashed Your Coachella Party
Life hack: You don’t actually have to go to Coachella to go to Coachella.