Nick Catchdubs & Mr Ducker "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter"

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2008 in Downloads by Mr. Goldbar

My latest mixtape, long in the making. In case you can’t tell, it’s an all-alt rock affair. Physical promo copies are going out to all Mishka retail accounts w/ their fall orders, and it’s free for everyone on the interweb as of this morning.

Explanations and tracklist after the jump!

My good friend Mr. Ducker isn’t a DJ, but he always wanted to make an ultimate ’90s tape, something that brought a mixshow vibe to alt nation sounds. When he asked me to get down with his dream and collaborate, we delved deep into our middle and high school record collections (and used CD bargain bins) and brainstormed new ways to present all the alternative music we grew up on. We were inspired by DJ Spinbad’s impossibly fun ’80s pop mixes: big hits next to unexpected favorites with lots of movie dialogue and interludes for jokes, all smashed up in a dance party megamixxx. Picking from hundreds of beloved Buzz Bin jams was easier said than done (sorry Superdrag, you’ll make Vol. 2!), but with the Mishka crew’s annual trip to Magic in Las Vegas giving us an actual deadline, we finally finished this badmotorfinger as a giveaway CD for their new season. Even with double digit-old tunes, Radio Friendly Unit Shifter feels right on time, connecting the dots between Sonic Youth breakbeats, weeded Lollapalooza rap, gloriously fuzzed-out one hit wonders and much more. No irony, no empty nostalgia, just a lot of music we love that shaped what we do today. They used to play King Missile on the radio! In America! Download and enjoy. – Nick Catchdubs

1. L7 – Pretend We’re Dead
2. Sonic Youth – 100%
3. Folk Implosion – Natural One
4. King Missile – Detachable Penis
5. Beck – Beercan
6. Dinosaur Jr – Start Choppin’
7. Meat Puppets – Backwater
8. Pavement – Cut Your Hair
9. Nirvana – Sliver
10. Foo Fighters – I’ll Stick Around
11. Porno For Pyros – Tahitian Moon
12. Temple Of The Dog – Hunger Strike
13. Tripping Daisy – I Got A Girl
14. Primus – Wynonas Big Brown Beaver
15. Body Count – There Goes The Neighborhood
16. Offspring – Come Out And Play
17. Rancid – Roots Radicals
18. Supergrass – Caught By The Fuzz
19. Weezer – El Scorcho
20. Green Day – Longview
21. Harvey Danger – Flagpole Sitta
22. Rage Against The Machine – Bulls On Parade
23. Bjork – Army Of Me
24. Soundgarden – Outshined
25. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Suck My Kiss
26. Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God (Live @ The Tibetan Freedom Concert)
27. Cypress Hill – How I Could Just Kill A Man (Live @ Woodstock ‘94)
28. House Of Pain – Shamrocks and Shennanigans
29. Cibo Matto – Know Your Chicken
30. Breeders – Cannonball
31. Smashing Pumpkins – Today
32. Butthole Surfers – Pepper
33. Sublime – Doin’ Time
34. Soul Coughing – Super Bon Bon
35. Faith No More – A Small Victory
36. MC 900 Foot Jesus – If I Only Had A Brain
37. Everclear – You Make Me Feel Like A Whore
38. Toadies – Possum Kingdom