TNGHT must be the most important bass and trap outfit out there. One part Glasgow and one part Montreal, the group makes beat making look effortless. Made up of two rising production stars in Hudson Mohawke and Lunice, the group not only is affiliated with the recently-dead-but-now-risen Lil Wayne but also Yeezy and G.O.O.D. Music. With spots in the latest Adidas ad and some Adult Swim drops, these dudes are firmly on the map. Last year’s EP, with all of its weird twists, turns, and absolutely brutal bass lines, sounded like a Southern Crunk Rave.
That’s a good thing.
The Mission Statement Mix displays their influences with almost pristine detail. Released on the BBC last year, a week before the EP, it drips fire. The expansive layering of Southern rap is a smooth start but as the BPMs ramp up, their tracks feel just like another step. There are so many great moments to enjoy: a lil’ 2 Chainz, some Master P, and some Dreezy? How about a remix of Mercy? For all the times I can talk about experimental classical and ambient drone, well, let me break the news: I think this mix tape is fine art of the highest quality, an informed look at our own tendencies in dance and urban music.
The playlist below.
1 John Carpenter – Back to the pod (version 2)
2 SpaceGhostPurrp – Get Yah Head Bust
3 Dj Zirk – Lock Em In Da Trunk (Chopped & Screwed Tommy Kruise Remix)
4 Lil Ugly Mane feat. Denzel Curry – Twistin
5 Jackie Chain feat. Bun B & Big K.R.I.T. – Parked Outside
6 Lady Bee – Hard Like A Criminal
7 Dj Squeeky & Tha Family – Death To You Playa Hata
8 Snoop Dogg feat. Master P – Snoop World
9 Lunice – Youngin (Paper)
10 TNGHT – Bugg’N
11 2Chainz feat. Drake – No Lie
12 Lunice – Believe Dat
13 TNGHT – Ridin Up
14 Chief Keef feat. Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean & Jadakiss – I Don’t Like (Remix)
15 TNGHT – Goooo
16 GOOD Music – Mercy x Furnace
17 Hudson Mo – Chimes
18 Sasha Go Hard – I’m Hotta
19 Zebra Katz x Boyfriend – Winter Titty
20 Decibel – GAP
21 TNGHT – Bounce Hitum
22 Waka Flocka Flame – Rooster in my Rari (TNGHT official remix)
23 TNGHT – Higher Ground
24 Stabber – Torsion Force
25 S-Type – Billboard
26 TNGHT – Go Get Busy
27 Zodiac – Girlgirlgirl
28 John Carpenter – Over the Wall