is my mind a hip hop mind?

Illywell? is it? haha…i found this the other day. Comes from Triple J’s Like A Version session and it’s a bit of Aussie Hip Hop. For those of you who are a bit unaware, Like A Version just get’s in artists every week to play an original and a cover. Flaming Lips covered Madonna and Kylie a few weeks ago. Phoenix were in the other week and did a cover of a track they actually co-wrote, AIR’s Playground Love.

So yeah, young Melbourne based MC Illy came in on Friday and it was pretty darn good. He did an acoustic version of his original track Pictures which is a bit of a Triple J hit (kind of because it’s Aussie Hip Hop and anyone who listens to the J’s here will know that Aussie Hip Hop features in about 50% of their playlist (well…might be an exageration…just a little…)).

Anyway, when you see the name of this track you’re gonna think what the hell. But when you hear it, pretty sure you’ll be amazed. He covers The Pixies track Where Is My Mind. He also fuses a whole heap of famous Oz Hip Hop lines from Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry, Phrase, Bliss ‘n’ Esso and a few others.

Anyway, here’s the track. Is bloody good.

Illy – Where Is My Mind (The Pixies Cover)

Check him out on MySpace as well as his album Long Story Short on iTunes.

K. That’ll do the ramble for now.

5 responses

  1. Pingback: Pixies – Where Is My Mind? « Musings

  2. Most definitely – I still can’t get over how good it is. I have’t heard any Australian hip hop over here but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any…I’ve had more exposure to the mainstream/indie/singer-songwriter. Howling Bells, Kid Confucius, Pete Murray, Temper Trap. Would love some recommendations if you’re willing, though?

    September 16, 2009 at 7:25 PM

  3. jeremy

    horrible horrible.
    (props for dropping some oz lines in, but omg, you destroyed an amazing song!)

    September 17, 2009 at 12:27 PM

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  5. I’m sure you’ll get a pingback but I went through all your recommendations – some wicked tunes! My favourite have to be Bliss N Eso. Thanks for the tips!

    September 24, 2009 at 9:25 AM

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