Friday Music

Another week of goodies:

First up, some new trip-hop from Supreme Beings of Leisure, whose third album, 11i, was released last week. Supreme Beings of Leisure – “This World.”

One of my favorite tracks from Mark Ronson’s Versions— a hilarious Britney cover featuring Triggers and Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Note: due to a proliferation of the “n-word” and other language, the album version of this song is most likely NSW, so I’m providing the radio edit, where the nasties are covered with scratch. Mark Ronson – “Toxic (feat. Triggers and ODB – Radio Edit)”

One of my favorite tracks of the New Wave era….and as usual, missing from the bullshit “TOTALLY 80s WEEKEND” radio retro-shows. The Call – “The Walls Came Down.” “I don’t think there are any Russians, and there ain’t no Yanks. Just Corporate Criminals, playing with tanks.”

An iTunes meme thing I did recently reminded me that although I have 177 Queen tracks in my library, I’ve almost never posted any here. Here’s one of my favorites, which of all their hits, doesn’t get nearly enough airplay. Queen – “Now I’m Here.”

Sometimes, a song has such a brilliant hook that it even makes songs that *sample* that hook turn out well. Here’s an example — a 90s one-hit wonder, built around a sample from The Smiths’ “How Soon Is Now?” Soho – “Hippychick.”

My favorite Bjork tune, and one of the best parts of the Tank Girl soundtrack: Bjork – “Army of Me.”

Lastly, a bit of instrumental hip-hop — some dueling turntable work by DJ Nu-Mark and DJ Cut Chemist of Jurassic 5, from the album Power in Numbers: Jurassic 5 – “Acetate Prophets.”

There ya go. Enjoy!

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