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Monday, March 5, 2012
Paper Tiger, the exciting 7-piece collective from Leeds, are next to take part in our ‘Guest Mix Series’.
Charting their vast and varied musical influences, the mix remains super chilled while boosting a ridiculous tracklist of past and present beauties across numerous genres— just the way we like it at Beatnik.
One of the best mixes we’ve had in the series, Here’s what the group said about the experience:
“Having never compiled a proper ‘influences’ mix before, we definitely underestimated the magnitude of this task: how do you squeeze a lifetime’s worth of incredible and inspiring music into an hour, and not have it just sound like a complete mess? After a while we gave up trying to be comprehensive, and made sure that the mix had a proper narrative structure. It opens with one of the first musical ideas we ever committed to tape, and takes in a wealth of music, old and (relatively) new, that has inspired and amazed us for various reasons. All of the artists named below have incredible bodies of work that have influenced us greatly, and shaped our ideas about music and the world in general. We could talk about them and why they’re all great forever, but maybe you should just listen and find out for yourself. Hopefully you can join the dots between these things and get a rough idea of where we’re coming from musically. Enjoy.”
DOWNLOAD the mix here.
Paper Tiger – Orgasmic Autotune (Demo)
John Coltrane – Naima
Jaga Jazzist – Low Battery
Jaylib – Pillz
MF Doom Interview Excerpt
Organized Konfusion – Questions
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Brooklyn Zoo
The Avalanches – Etoh
Four Tet – As Serious As Your Life
DJ Shadow – Mutual Slump
Björk – Possibly Maybe
SebastiAn – Head/Off
Massive Attack – I Against I (feat. Mos Def)
Paper Tiger – Stop
Hot Chip – (Just Like We) Breakdown
Prince – Controversy
Jamie Lidell – When I Come Back Around
Kaidi Tatham & Dego – Got Me Puzzled
Tortoise – Eros
Kode 9 – You Don’t Wash Dub (Actress Remix)
Radiohead – Everything In Its Right Place
Cannibal Ox – Stress Rap
Untold – Stop What You’re Doing (James Blake Remix)
Terror Danjah – Acid
Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U
Joker & Ginz – Stash
Justin Timberlake – Cry Me A River (feat. Timbaland)
Roni Size/Reprazent – Heroes
Sufjan Stevens – Futile Devices (Shigeto Remix)
Paper Tiger Website
You can get the Paper Tiger’s Illuminated EP here and read our review here.