Tuesday, February 17, 2009

NASA - The Spirit of Apollo

NASA (standing for North America/South America) are two DJs with ridiculous connections. Seriously, check out this tracklist:

  1. Intro
  2. The People Tree (feat. David Byrne, Chali 2na, Gift of Gab, & Z-Trip)
  3. Money (feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, & Z-Trip)
  4. NASA Music (feat. Method Man, E-40, & DJ Swamp)
  5. Way Down (feat. RZA, Barbie Hatch, & John Frusciante)
  6. Hip Hop (feat. KRS-One, Fatlip, & Slim Kid Tre)
  7. Four Rooms, Earth View
  8. Strange Enough (feat. Karen O, Ol Dirty Bastard, & Fatlip)
  9. Spacious Thoughts (feat. Tom Waits & Kool Keith)
  10. Gifted (feat. Kanye West, Santogold, & Lykke Li)
  11. A Volta (feat. Sizzla, Amanda Blank, & Lovefoxxx)
  12. There's A Party (feat. George Clinton & Chali 2na)
  13. Whachadoin? (feat. Spank Rock, M.I.A., Santogold, & Nick Zinner)
  14. O Pato (feat. Kool Kojak & DJ Baboa)
  15. Samba Soul (feat. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien & DJ Q-Bert)
  16. The Mayor (feat. The Cool Kids, Ghostface Killah, DJ AM, & Scarface)
  17. NASA Anthem

Is it as good as that sounds? Well, no - probably about half as good...but still, when it clicks, like on the Karen O/ODB track, you just need to get out of the way son. Other highlights include the Kanye/Santogold/Lykke Li collabo (alt title: "what 808 should've sounded like"), the RZA/Frusciante joint that miraculously finds the middle ground between Portishead and Wu-Tang, and the Spank Rock/MIA/Santogold baile funk monster that feels like it could go on for 2 hours and you wouldn't care. Maybe wildly inconsistent isn't that bad after all.

NASA - The Spirit of Apollo

1 comment:

brynna said...

This shit. Is crazy.
Thank you.