After the ‘death’ of Akira The Don, his next project is the Midnitemen, and moving to L.A. Usually the move to the West Coast signals the winter years of an artist’s career, a bit like being big in Japan – but this move really suits him if this mixtape is anything to go by. With fellow Midnitemen Wade Crescent it’s mashup and shiny songs ahoy. Most recently they’ve done a Kate Bush remix of Wuthering Heights which is good (and a must for Kate Bush remix collectors like myself, yes that show will happen…) but as I missed it earlier this year I’m all about the Coachella mixtape.
Really love the Bombs Over Baghdad vs The Knife one (really hard, since I’m supercritical after doing my ‘London Booted’ Spanish Bombs Over Baghdad Clash mashup – not perfect but nearly all other mashups get the timing even more wonky!) and the Chvrches and Empire of the Sun remixes. Sex Drive might get a certain 1980’s synth pop duo reaching for their lawyerphone though. 1984! Boo! Boo!