Make a Scene mixtape mashes up Polica, Atmosphere, Solid Gold, Prof and more
Lizzo photo by Erik Hess; Solid Gold by Nick Vlcek
A music scene as intimate as the Twin Cities has seen genres and styles bleed into one another, and rarely is such hybridization unwelcome. With this mindset, Wide Eyes producers Dimitry Killstorm and DJ Name have concocted a mash-up project that combines a lot of Picked to Click alums, like local rappers like Atmosphere, Prof, and the Chalice rapper Lizzo with the sounds from other scenes, including Polica, Solid Gold, and Jeremy Messersmith and have released it as a free download via Soundcloud.
Picked to Click 2012
Certain songs seem to make an oddly logical sense in how seamless they sound. The "Need Your Love" remix works so perfectly that I'm now wanting to hear a Prof vs. BadNraD full-length. TruthBeTold's smooth boasting fuses with the power riffs of Bloodnstuff with ease on the "DMT Flow" remix, meanwhile Solid Gold play an apt backing to Lizzo's spitfire raps with the Chalice. The subtlety of Peter Wolf Crier brings out the Felix's reflective raps on "5ives", while the combination of Sean Anonymous and Strange Names finds a lyrical middle ground as both groups sing about another day in the life.
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