Similar to how even non-rap fans have their token favorites (Mos Def, Outkast, and Public Enemy are usual suspects in this regard), Hip-Hop heads without a real affinity for other genres still typically have a handful of other musical acts that they can namedrop at a moment’s notice.
It seems like for many, one of those acts is Radiohead. They’re a great band, sure, but they’re also a name that holds a certain cache in most music circles, a sign that you have respectable taste. Yet there are only so many times you can wax poetic about Kid A or OK Computer, so the next time you want to flex on your alt-rock-listening friends, arm yourself with something a little more recent. Like Thom Yorke’s alternately brooding and trippy 25-minute mix for Dazed & Confused magazine, which features originals and remixes of songs by Radiohead, Yorke himself, and his side project Atoms for Peace (who will release their debut album, Amok, on February 25th).
“Cycles MK 3″ – Thom Yorke
“You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry (unfinished mix)” – Atoms For Peace
“Mali: Kono, the Sacred Bird” – Mali Musicians
“Proud Evolution (Thom York 500quid rmx)” – Liars
“I Don’t Need An Excuse (unfinished)” – Thom Yorke
“Bloom (treatments)” – Radiohead
“Morning Shiver Down The Back Wood River” – Anstam
“Give Up The Ghost (Thom Yorke rmx)” – Radiohead
“The Grind – Average Joe vs Unless” – Atoms For Peace
Cred: Dazed Digital