I’m excited to reveal that the KickDrums—aka multi-talented Brooklyn artist Alex Fitts—is behind the latest installment in our Potholes Podcast series. He teamed up with fellow Brooklynite MuteBoy to craft his first release since this past October’s very good Thinking Out Loud album.
While we’ve given this mixtape our typical Potholes Podcast title, its alternate name is The Transparency Report, Vol. 1. Hopefully that means we’ll be hearing more of these in the future, because Fitts and MuteBoy did the damn thing here. There are remixes of the Beastie Boys, Big L, and Gang Starr along with a slew of other material you’ve probably never heard before. In other words, you’re going to want to listen to this one a few more times than usual, especially with the bass turned all the way up.
You can stream the mixtape and peep the track listing below. Buy Thinking Out Loud on Amazon. Shouts to Theodore Taylor III on the killer art.
- 0:00 – Faint Feeling Of Satisfaction
- 3:17 – Beastie Boys – Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun (remix)
- 5:14 – Oranges and Lemons (Pt. I)
- 7:36 – YP – Roll Up (bootleg remix)
- 9:06 – Fiction Department
- 12:03 – Fade To Black Flip (feat. Young Wazzie)
- 14:32 – Thought Police
- 16:37 – Birdsong
- 19:55 – My Girl (2014)
- 21:51 – T.G.I.F. (rework) (King Chip’s verse)
- 23:41 – Melted Into Mist
- 24:44 – Oranges and Lemons (Pt. 2)
- 27:38 – Big L – Put It On (remix)
- 30:12 – The KickDrums – Brave Radar
- 34:18 – Gang Starr – Mass Appeal (remix)