Jneiro Jarel – JJ DOOM Mix

I just realised it’s been way over a month since we last had a dedicated mixtape post. This was an easy choice to make, being a fan of both Jneiro Jarel and DOOM, who just released one of the best hip-hop records this year: Keys To the Kuffs. The guys at Dazed Digital made this one happen, and it’s accompanied by a little interview worth reading.

01. Cash Money And Marvelous – Ugly People Be Quite (Intro)
02. JJ DOOM/Tears For Fears – Winter Blues/Head Over Hills (Jneiro Jarel Re-Edit)
03. Zulu Beats Show (Whbi) 1981 (Jneiro Jarel Re-Edit)
04. JJ DOOM/Portishead – Guv’nor/Sour Times (Jneiro Jarel Re-Edit)
05. Doom – Gazzillion Ear (Dr. Who Dat? Remix)
06. Jneiro Jarel – Get Yuh Own Vs Beetle Juice
07. Gary Numan – Are ‘Friends’ Electric
08. JJ DOOM – Rhymin Slang
09. JJ DOOM – Rhymin’ Slang (JJ Tron Remix)
10. Gray – So Far So Real
11. JJ DOOM – Retarded Fren
12. Glows In The Dark – Bennie (Revisted By Jneiro Jarel)
13. Björk – My Juvenile (Jneiro Jarel’s Minimal Animal Remix)
14. Jneiro Jarel – Dark Moon/Cafe/Dr Doom (JJ & DJ Jamad Edit)
15. JJ DOOM – Dawg Friendly (Outro)
16. Aeb/JJ DOOM – Chea Chea/Banished (feat. Jneiro Jarel & Karen Gibson Roc) (JJ Mash Up)
17. Jneiro Jarel – Bird Charm
18. JJ DOOM – Bite The Thong (feat. Damon Albarn)

On the downside, this one is only available for streaming, but of course there are always ways…

JJ DOOM – Key To The Kuffs

There’s probably no need to tell anyone that the long awaited collaboration between Jneiro Jarel and MF DOOM will hit the stores on August 21st. And you have probably streamed the entire album by now (otherwise click above!) and already know about its greatness.

So let me give you a couple of other updates you might have missed. There was plenty of press, including noteworthy interviews in FACT Magazine and Spin, as well as this article in the Guardian. Next up is a rare DOOM DJ-set on August 24 at London’s Concrete, followed the duo’s first live performance at Bestival. I’m sure you can hear bits from the album on that huge Medicine Show gig later in October (also in London), otherwise there’s another official JJ DOOM show later in November.

As for the album, I’d get it directly from Lex Records as the vinyl comes with download codes. Needless to say it’s available everywhere else including Boomkat, Bleep, Juno, HHV and of course iTunes or Amazon.

September 3, 2012 Make sure not to miss this exclusive JJ DOOM Mixtape!