Flashflooder DJ Mix: Russ’ UnCRUNKervised

I recently decided to put together two things I’ve been enjoying a lot lately in the form of a DJ mix, the hilarious comedy of Russ Brown from the highly underrated FX Animated series Unsupervised, and new school crunk/trap music (which to me is kind of like the what those genres used to mean but with a nice electronic bass slap in the face).

Anyways, the mix is free to download and I’ve provided a track listing for your benefit below. Enjoy (and watch Unsupervised if you haven’t seen it yet)!

Russ UnCRUNKervised Mix Tracklist:
Hudson Mohawke – Cbat
Baauer – DumDum
RL Grime – Trap on Acid
Major Lazer – Original Don (Flosstradumus Remix)
Balam Acab – Ass Pop
Guido x Three Six Mafia x DJ Real Juicy – I Love Having Sax (But I’d Rather Get Some)
Waka Flocka Flame – Hard In Da Paint (Bellizio Remix & Crizzly Edit)
Baauer – Harlem Shake
Jay-Z & Kanye West – Niggas In Paris (MiMOSA REMiX)
Two Fingers – Fools Rhythm
A$AP Rocky – Goldie
Master P – Make ‘Em Say Uhh!

Watch: New Balam Acab Song Live in SF, CA (06/01/12)

Pennsylvania’s (20 yrs old) Alec Koone aka Balam Acab recently came to visit San Francisco’s The Elbo Room (for the 120 Minutes party) to play a live set of his personal blend of beautiful washed out, organic, electronic, ambient percussive productions (or whatever you want to call them).

The set began with what I believe to be three or four new songs (or at least songs unfamiliar to me) followed by live renditions of tracks from 2011’s stellar “Wander/Wonder” album. And for those of you who follow Balam Acab’s soundcloud closely, I can say that I didn’t recall hearing any of his other self released songs/remixes. Unfortunately, this means that he did not play his awesome new stomach bubble fake trap “Ass Pop” track he just posted on soundcloud (a day prior to the show) either.

Regardless, Balam Acab gave a great performance working his Launchpad and SP-404 well (and whatever other gadgets he had going), giving San Francisco a mesmerizing night of pleasantly hypnotizing sounds (or as he mentioned “boring sleepy time” sounds) that was definitely as good or better than I expected.  The next time you see that Balam Acab comes around your neck of the woods, take my word and go give him a listen.

Check out Balam Acab playing a new track I’m referring to as “Don’t Be Afraid” due to the vocal sample throughout the song.

Although I had never heard this next song and thought it was an awesome new track (and yes, it’s still awesome even though it’s not new), it is apparently a Balam Acab remix of an old unreleased track “Heavy Living Things”

Flashflooder’s Top 50 Music Releases of 2011

And another year has gone by, just like that. Time really does fly.

What initially seemed like a bit of a slow year for music definitely caught its stride midyear and accelerated on to produce numerous quality releases across a variety of genres for your listening pleasure. I thought about writing a little blurb for each release about why I think these albums are worth checking out or even maybe buying (dear god!), but instead I’m just going to list out my top 50 releases from 2011 and let the critics do the talking and you do the listening and deciding.

In case you were wondering how I kept track of all the music I’ve listened to this year, I’ve been keeping a spreadsheet since early January and throwing albums onto it after I’ve listened to them, in approximate ranking position and then editing whenever. If you’re the type of person who does a yearly best of list, you should try it out for yourself! (it’s kind of fun)

And if you’re interested in what some other music critics thought about 2011, check out metacritic’s Music Critic Top 10 Lists for 2011, it’s quite extensive. There’s some great stuff on there and if you’re looking for new things to listen to, that’ll keep you busy for a while.

Anyways, here goes for my list…Honestly all of these releases are really great and I recommend you to check out all of them (and if you look carefully, you might find some download links below heh) regardless of the subjective order I put them in (an order that changed daily btw haha). Enjoy!

Flashflooder’s Top 50 Releases of 2011

50. Feed Me – To The Stars [Mau5trap]

49. Porter Robinson – Spitfire EP [OWSLA]

48. Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact [4AD]

47. Neon Indian – Era Extrana [Mom & Pop/Static Tongues]

46. John Maus – We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves [RibbonMusic/Upset the Rhythm]

45. The Field – Looping State of Mind [Kompakt]

44. Burial – Street Halo EP [Hyperdub]

43. The Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 [Capitol]

42. The Roots – Undun [Island]

41. Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise [Circus Company]

40. Childish Gambino – Camp [Glassnote Records]

39. ASAP Rocky – LiveLoveASAP [Self Released]

38. MellowHype – BlackenedWhite [Fat Possum]

37. Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra [Self Released]

36. SebastiAn – Total [Ed Banger]

35. DJ Shadow – The Less You Know, The Better [Verve/Island]

34. Washed Out – Within and Without [Sub Pop]

33. SBTRKT – SBTRKT [Young Turks]

32. Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo [Matador]

31. Digitalism – I Love You Dude [V2 Records]

30. Wild Beasts – Smother [Domino]

29. Radiohead – King of Limbs [XL]

28. Bon Iver – Bon Iver [Jagjaguwar]

27. Atlas Sound – Parallax [4AD]

26. Justice – Audio, Video, Disco [Ed Banger]

25. Kaskade – Fire & Ice [Ultra Records]

24. The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Watch The Throne [Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam]

23. Gui Boratto – III [Kompakt]

22. Tim Hecker – Ravedeath, 1972 [Kranky]

 21. Andy Stott – We Stay Together/ Passed Me By [Modern Love]

20. Young Montana? – Limerence [Alpha Pup]

19. Little Dragon – Ritual Union [Peacefrog Records]

18. Clams Casino – Instrumentals Mixtape/Rainforest EP [Self Released]

17. James Blake – James Blake [A&M/Atlas]

16. Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes [LL Recordings]

15. Toro Y Moi – Underneath The Pine [Carpark]

14. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming [Mute]

13. The Antlers – Burst Apart [Frenchkiss Records]

12. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues [Sub Pop]

11. Balam Acab – Wander / Wonder [Tri Angle]

10. Zomby – Dedication [4AD] / Nothing EP [4AD]

09. The Weeknd – House of Balloons/Thursday/Echoes of Silence [Self Released]

08. Tyler, The Creator – Goblin [XL]

07. Drake – Take Care [Young Money]

06. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy [4AD]

05. Explosions In the Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care [Temporary Residence]

04. Panda Bear – Tomboy [Paw Tracks]

03. Destroyer – Kaputt [Merge]

02. Real Estate – Days [Domino]

01. Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica [Mexican Summer/Software]