The Hood Internet (D.J.s STV SLV and ABX) is one of those websites thatâ€™s hit-or-miss, but is consistently entertaining. Technically, what they make are mash-ups, but they often are so seamless that they come off more as remixes than mashes. Theyâ€™re the ones behind the â€œThe Hood Internet vs. Lykke Liâ€ mixtape, a short remix/mash album of she-who-will-probably-be-hyped-to-death-all-over-the-blogosphere. You can still find that release on their site, and I highly recommend it. â€œIâ€™m Good, Iâ€™m Ghost,â€ which mashes Lykke with Holy Ghost, sounds more like an official remix than a mash-up; thereâ€™s nothing awkward here, no misplaced beats, no out-of-sync transitions. Itâ€™s stellar, and in some ways it actually improves upon the original. They’re not all this good (â€œZdarlight Departmentâ€ is kind of dull), but they are all this professional.
Thereâ€™s lots of other tidbits there, including their first mixtape, which mashes R. Kellyâ€™s â€œIâ€™m a Flirtâ€ with Broken Social Scene, to fantastic effect.
But theyâ€™ve also just announced the release of their new free digital release, â€œThe Hood Internet vs.
Chicago.â€ Itâ€™s 23 songs long, featuring Wilco, Kanye West, Andrew Bird, The Cool Kids, The Smashing
Pumpkins, R Kelly, and more. Check out â€œSimple X-plosion,â€ which has Diverse vs Andrew Bird, or the Lupe mash up, â€œI Gotcha Trees. You probably wonâ€™t like every song, but there are some real gems here.
Iâ€™m Good, Iâ€™m Ghost (Lykke Li vs. Holy Ghost)
Iâ€™m a Flirt (R. Kelly vs. Broken Social Scene)
â€œWatch My Big Feet Jump (Dude Nâ€™ Dem vs. Twista vs. Office)