Yeah, i know what you are thinking, "didn't we do them already?" and while i know some may think it's a bit of a cop out selecting two mix tapes by the same group two days on the trot i think once you've listened to it you'll understand why I backed them up.
I mentioned the other day that the Gimix really changed how i viewed mixtapes/djsets could be done and put together and how it was one fo my favourite mixtapes ever. Well this is in my opinion probably a better listen and mix. If the Gimix was them finding their way to the first labum this is them firmly understanding where they are, what they want to do and how to get that accross in DJ set. In someways the fact they have no new material to push into this mix lets it flow a lot better and the switching between tracks is a lot quicker and fluid.
Early 00's mash ups were a huge thing, take an accapella and then stick it on top of something else, but really anyone could do that to some basic degree, i think it takes a lot more skill to take two full tracks and sit them together well enough that they mutate into one natural sounding track.. and there is a lot of that in this mix… check the donna Summers and Miss Thang mash at around 14:30 – it's one of the best Moneyshot points i've ever heard in a mix, right alongside the Jackson 5's "I want you back" mashed with the Esso Trinidad Steel Band version about 5 minutes later.
They also take a lot more risks starting out with Bon Jovi, Salt & Peppa and The Who (seriously), throwing in lot's of reggae, Ragga and 80's hair metal alongside the expected funk Soul and Hip Hop.
I also love how rough it is in places as well, Record pushes warbling the record to keep it in time, basic cuts and what not it's brilliant stuff, and most of all just out and out great fun. Track list (or something approximating one) is below but listen to the mix before you check it, it's a nice train spotting opportunity.