Too Drunk To Dream

…ain’t no drinking when the bottle’s dry…

Santogold and Diplo – Top Ranking [2008] – pt 1. – pt 2.

Paste listed this disc at #24 on their year-end list and I can see why. They say it’s…..

A sizzling mixtape that re-imagines Santogold’s sound (which was pretty imaginative to begin with) Top Ranking boasts a strong Caribbean accent and a genre-jumping tracklist- the record drops young Santi White alongside Aretha, Devo, Desmond Dekker and Panda bear, and she hangs right in there.

I say “Damn, this is genius”. I CAN’T STOP LISTENING. HELP ME PLEASE. The way that Diplo creates a palette of Santogold mixed with a TON of great music surrounding her, is brilliant. Check her out on “Guns of Brooklyn”, doing an apt cover of the Clash classic. Or on Icarus, one of the greatest songs released this year. Or on the aforementioned Panda Bear mash, Lights Out.

Guns of Brooklyn – Santogold

Lights Out (Diplos Panda Bear Mix) – Santogold

Dub Selection Intro
3-6 Mafia – ‘Late Night’ (Unstoppable Mix)
Santogold – ‘Shuv It’ (Disco D Blend)
Santogold – ‘I’m A Lady’ (Diplo Mix Ft Amanda Blank)
Sir Mixalot – ‘Posse On Broadway’
Santogold – ‘Lights Out’ (Diplo’s Panda Bear Mix)
Aretha Franklin – ‘Save Me’
Devo – ‘Be Stiff’
B52’s – ‘Mesopotamia’
Gerri And The Holograms – ‘Gerri And The Holograms’
Santogold – ‘Anne’ (Switch Mix)
Santogold – ‘LES Artistes’ (XXXchange Mix Ft Movado)
Cutty Ranks – ‘Dutty Six Pack’
Santogold – ‘Find A Way’ (Graeme & Switch Mix Ft Kid Cudi)/ Lunar Camel
Richie Spice x Ratatat – ‘Marijuana’
Desmond Dekker – ‘Shanty Town’
Santogold – ‘Guns Of Brooklyn’
Dixie Cups – ‘Iko Iko’
Tony Matterhorn – ‘Big Belly Guns’
Santogold – ‘Get It Up’ (Radioclit mix Ft MIA & Gorilla Zoe)
Mark Ronson In Studio
Trouble Andrew – ‘Run – Hide’
Sister Nancy – ‘Pigeon Rock’
Nora Dean – ‘Barbwire’
Shinehead – ‘Know How Fe Chat’
Clash – ‘Ghetto Defendant’
Warrior Queen – ‘Check It’
Santogold x Benga – ‘Unstoppable / Night Dub’
Shawty Lo x Skream – ‘They Know / Stagger’
Santogold – ‘Creator’ (Mumdance Mix ft Jammer, Badness, Chronik Rage, Slikman & Tempz)
Xray / Turbulence Duplate (Starstruck Diplo Mix)
Barrington Levy – ‘Send A Moses’
Prince Jazzbo – ‘Ital Corner’
Santogold – ‘Icarus’
Santogold x Diplo – ‘Right Brigade’ (hidden track)

December 18, 2008 Posted by | diplo, dub, hip hop, mad decent, mia, mixtape, reggae, santogold, top ranking | Leave a comment