Spotisfaction Thursday 04/03/10 – Guest Mix by Battinski

Whoa. We’ve had a nice influx of playlists from you decent folks and a fair few more in the pipeline, so huge, massive, monumentally large thanks to you all. Didn’t think this little idea would catch on, so freaking aces to see our inbox filling with quality playlists! I hope you’re enjoying building your lists as much as we enjoy listening to them.

Remember, if you want to submit one (or another one, if you’ve already done one) then see here.

Today is Battinski’s birthday, so in honour of the grumpy bastard being really old we’re posting his playlist today. Happy birthday, dude.


Get the playlist here.

  1. Mr. Scruff – So Long
  2. Speech Debelle – Spinnin’ – Radio Edit
  3. Ty – Mind Made Up
  4. Ther Herbaliser, What What – The Blend
  5. DJ Format, Abdominal – Rap Machine
  6. Ther Herbaliser, Blade – Time 2 Build
  7. Chipmunk – Chip Diddy Chip
  8. Speech Debelle – The Key
  9. Mark b, Blade – Building A Rep
  10. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Shimmy Shimmy Ya – Remastered LP Version
  11. Roots Manuva – Witness (1 Hope)
  12. DJ Food, Ken Nordine – The Ageing Young Rebel – Gentle Cruelty
  13. Speech Debelle – Searching
  14. Up, Bustle & Out – Y Ahora Tu
  15. Ty – Don’t Watch That (Knickers, Y-Fronts and Jockstraps)
  16. Mr. Scruff, Brantax – Vibrate
  17. Dynamic Syncopation, Mass Influence – 2 Tha Left
  18. DJ Format – Hit Song
  19. Baby J, Blade, Laurissa – Mumps
  20. Jurassic 5 – Jurass Finish First
  21. Method Man, Ghostface Killah – Afterparty

I’m not one for blurb necassarily,  but here goes.

This playlist is a mix of beats and rhymes generated because I listen to different styles depending my mood.  This is my getting stuff done with a groove mix but also to prove that hiphop isn’t just a flat Stereotype of nizzas and wizza and busting caps in grasses while blunting your 40….

A lot of these artists are UK based which is a bit of a chance to show off some homegrown talent,  although Abdominal is Canadian I think, he’s closely linked with the excellent DJ Format.    I’ve been listening to Ty since he appeared on a Sprung Mountain Bike video many many moons ago.    There’s 1 potentially quite controversial track in there, but its a tune I really like and compared to the rest of this artists work, I think it stands out.    See if you can guess which one.

I’ve also taken the opportunity to lace the playlist with Speech Debelle,  who to many will just be the unknown who won the Mercury Music Prize, but i really think if you haven’t hear her music before, its a great example of why she deserved that prize rather than the music press’s constant cooing of the like of Kasabian (who I actually like but really don’t understand the exessive hype).

I’ve tried to spread the music out so if you can resist listening on shuffle give it a go, but I’ll forgive you if you can’t (as I’m a shuffle junkie myself a lot of the time).  Some Acid Jazz and even some poetry creeps to give your mind a break from the lyric onslaught and for you impatient types, its a little shorter at a scant 1.4 hours…