The Streets (aka Mike Skinner) has produced a DJ mix set exclusively for his website. The mix will not be appearing on any CD and will not be available in the shops. The website is also offering fans FREE mobile phone icons of The Street's lighter logo for a limited period.
Spanning an array of influences, the DJ mix takes the listener on a journey from garage and hip hop to drum n' bass and R&B and sees Mike spitting lyrical over the likes of Wu Tang Clan, Busta Rhymes, DMX, Method Man and Mr Vegas. Please see the full set list below.
DJ mix set list:
1. Fast Lane (Streets Bootleg)- Bilal
2. In The Hood Wu Tang Clan
3. Pure Garage- The Streets
4. Destiny- DJ Faz
5. Dance Tonight Lucy Pearl
6. Gimme Some More (Streets Rowdy Bootleg)- Busta Rhymes
7. Wo We Be- DMX
8. Oi- More Fire Crew
9. Shes A Ho Mr Vegas
10. Arsonist (Streets less Ave It Bootleg) Aphrodite
11. Trick Daddy House
12. Swing (Yardly Mix)- Tyree Cooper
13. Irony Bootleg- The Streets
14. Judgement Day (Roni Size Mix)- Method Man
15. Doggz 2 (Streets Bootleg)- Redman
16. Party- Method Man feat. Teddy Riley
17. Get Crunked Up Iconz
18. Dont Mug Yourself The Streets
On top of this, Mike Skinner celebrates his debut album Original Pirate Material turning gold (or over 100,000 sales, stat fans) with the single release of the albums standout track Weak Become Heroes'.
Both a gushing fan letter to house music and an incisive commentary on rave culture, Weak Become Heroes marries the kind of blissful piano line that fuelled a thousand orbital raves to Skinners musing on a life lived on the dancefloor and universal lessons learned but not acted upon. This is what Green Velvet would sound like if hed grown up with Pete Tong and Eastenders.
Remixes from X-Press 2s Ashley Beedle reunite the track with its roots on the dancefloor, adding four to the floor thump to piano to create a perfect piece of Brummie garage not garridge. Deep house surrealists Freaks take the beats further out, dousing the commentary with their acid-spiked bass bin alchemy.
As a bonus current single Lets Push Things Forward gets a touch of revival pressure, as Skinner goes head to head with much touted East London crew Roll Deep for a touch of Bow to Birmingham soundclash action.
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