Archive for Spirit of Apollo

Steve Aoki Gives N.A.S.A. the Remix Treatment on “Gifted”

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , on Thursday, May 7, 2009 by Erik Burg

      N.A.S.A‘s more than audacious project of an album Spirt of Apollo has been polarizing to this point. It’s not quite a hip-hop album, it’s not quite the electro album it tries to be at points either. 

      Here is where doctor Steve Aoki steps in to cure the problem. Taking what is arguably the album’s best track “Gifted” featuring Kanye West, Santogold, and Lykke Li, Aoki gives the song a strong does of banging electro medicine. Turning many of the choruses into mashed-up tweaked-out bass-ladened masterpieces, Aoki delivers once again. I’ve heard endless amounts of Aoki production, mixes, and remixes already, but I have to say that this might be his strongest to date. 

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      Aoki is able to make “Gifted” sound like it was always this dirty European techno track, going back and listening to the original is almost a let down knowing that it never reaches the peak that Aoki takes it to in this remix. If you enjoy anything in this line of work, it’s worth checking out for sure. Enjoy!

N.A.S.A.- Gifted (Feat. Kanye West, Santogold, Lykke Li) Steve Aoki Remix

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Audio: N.A.S.A. – “The Mayor” featuring The Cool Kids, Ghostface Killah, Scarface, and DJ AM

Posted in Downloads with tags , , , , , , , on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 by Erik Burg

nasaWhile more and more material from North America South America, better known as N.A.S.A, leaks out I get more an more anxious to listen to the whole disc front to back. The beyond ambitious group is making noise amongst all crowds with prior leaks featuring Lil Wayne and another featuring Chuck D, not to mention tracks that feature Tom Waits and Karen O.

This track though comes close to being the best leak thus far. “The Mayor” is a track that bangs from front to back, reminding listeners of what rap and hip-hop infused can really result in. The collaborative effort is astonishing considering the amount of talent on one track. I’ve gotta say that Ghostface takes the cake and really makes the track, which is somewhat disappointing for high my hopes were for the Cool Kids on this album.

Give a listen for sure though, and be sure to check out the album release February 17th on Squeak E. Clean records

mp3: N.A.S.A. – “The Mayor”

The making of Spirit of Apollo documentary below:

Video: N.A.S.A. “Hip-Hop” feat. Slim Kid Tre, Fatlip, & KRS-One

Posted in Video with tags , , on Monday, January 26, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Here is another animated video for another song off of N.A.S.A.‘s debut album Spirit of Apollo (which drops Feb. 17th). I want to re-iterate what I’ve been saying all along, go buy this album when it hits shelves because it’s going to be something special and amazing. This is a nice animated video and I can tell you right now that I’m loving the way that these guys switch things up on the beats. Check the video and buy the album.

Video: N.A.S.A. “Money” feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge & Z-Trip

Posted in Video with tags , , on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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This is a video for a single off of N.A.S.A’s upcoming debut Spirit of Apollo which hits shelves February 17th. If I were you guys I would be marking that date on the calendar because this album is really going to be something very special. The guest list on this album is more expansive than anything I’ve seen in the last few years and it should make for a classic. The visuals and art in this video are amazing, and Chuck D drops an earth shattering verse to make sure you all know that he still has it.

The Tracklist:

01. Intro
02. The People Tree (feat. David Byrne, Chali 2na, Gift of Gab,& Z-Trip)
03. Money (feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, & Z-Trip)
04. NASA Music (feat. Method Man, E-40, & DJ Swamp)
05. Way Down (feat. RZA, Barbie Hatch, & John Frusciante)
06. Hip Hop (feat. KRS-One, Fatlip, & Slim Kid Tre)
07. Four Rooms, Earth View
08. Strange Enough (feat. Karen O, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, & Fatlip)
09. Spacious Thoughts (feat. Tom Waits & Kool Keith)
10. Gifted (feat. Kanye West, Santogold, & Lykke Li)
11. A Volta (feat. Sizzla, Amanda Blank, & Lovefoxxx)
12. There’s a Party (feat. George Clinton & Chali 2na)
13. Whachadoin? (feat. Spank Rock, M.I.A., Santogold & Nick Zinner)
14. O Pato (feat. Kool Kojak & DJ Babão)
15. Samba Soul (feat. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien & DJ Qbert)
16. The Mayor (feat. The Cool Kids, Ghostface Killah, DJ AM & Scarface)
17. N.A.S.A. Anthem