Here's the tracklist + linkage:
- Black Lips, "Hippie, Hippie, Hoorah (Live in Tijuana)"
- Rich Boy (produced by Polow Da Don), "Boy Looka Here"
- Prodigy, "Return of the Mac"
- Hi-Tek f Dion, Q-Tip and Kurupt, "Keep It Moving"
- Bill Callahan, "Diamond Dancer"
- Dandi Wind, "Slumlord"
- Turf Talk, "I Got Chips"
- Bunji Garlin, "Brrrt"
- Munga, "Flipping Rhymes"
- The Presets, "Are You The One (Van She Tech NYC Rush Mix)"
- Panda Bear, "Bros (edit)"
- David Vandervelde, "Can't See Your Face No More"
- Gyptian, "Serious Times"
- DG Yola, "Ain't Gon Let Up"
"I don't think I write in character as much as Randy Newman does, but it's probably closer to being in character [than being me]. I always think I'm telling universal stories."
Polow Da Don
"I've become the main guy, that means producers are following me. What that means is real music comes back, because what I do is real music. When that happens, then I did my job."
Between the pages:
"I feel like when I listen to an Animal Collective album, I can be like, 'This part of the song, there's a lot of me in that part.' But with Person Pitch it's just like flooding with me--me-ness."
"I'm not the artist to separate from music. Wherever I hear music, ears dem cock up. Like Shabba say: Deejay ears cock up when they hear boom riddim."
The Black Lips
"We ended up singing Lynyrd Skynyrd with the cops and stuff, joking around. They had to take us to jail because the mushrooms were a felony. But we made them laugh--we played Rock, Paper, Scissors to see who was gonna take the charge."
"We were like, 'We gotta bring back that feeling.' Not bring back the old music, because we never go backwards with that, but if we could capture the old vibe..."
New York, NY: The FADER magazine, the definitive voice of emerging music, releases its 45th issue, putting Smog genius Bill Callahan on the cover after 20 years of heartbreak evolved into his current album, Woke on a Whaleheart. It's the first album under his real name instead of the "Smog" moniker, and The FADER finds out the full story. Also gracing the cover is producer Polow Da Don: a not-so-secret weapon who has crafted cutting-edge sounds for everyone from Fergie, Ludacris, R Kelly and the Pussycat Dolls. You may have also heard his current monster smash "Throw Some D's" by Rich Boy. Polow is radio's next super producer. Also knocking socks off this issue are Noah Lennox, better known as Panda Bear from Animal Collective, and his new album flooding with "me-me-ness," Gyptian and his regal aura of roots reggae, the fantastic damage of Atlanta's snottiest punks known as Black Lips, the demented mindgarden of Mobb Deep's legendary Prodigy and intimate portraits from Kabul by photographer Stephen Dupont. As always, F45 will also be available via iTunes in its entirety, with corresponding audio podcasts, and as a free download at www.thefader.com.