As part one of Nike Sportswear and The FADER’s Pitch Perfect program, we will be posting six mixtapes featuring music from six continents (sorry, Antarctica). Each mixtape will include brand new artwork by Siggi Eggertsson, eventually available as limited edition screen-printed posters. Stay tuned for mixtapes from North America and Africa later this week and check out Australia, Europe and South America at Pitch Perfect.
Every continent can lay claim to its own unique and extraordinary features, but Asia owns two of the most impressive. It covers almost one-third of the Earth’s land surface and holds almost two-thirds of its human residents. So, when asked to represent this continent in the span of six songs, Tokyo, Japan’s DexPistols were rightly bemused. The duo of DJ Maar and DJ Daruma are known for ushering the modern wave of global club music in to their home city while playing alongside Daft Punk, the Ed Banger crew, Simian Mobile Disco, Crookers and Diplo throughout Asia. All this while heading up a successful streetwear brand and art collective. In the end, they took giant leaps to cover as much ground and represent as many people as possible, but their greatest feat was making it all sound totally crazy.
Gaines & Mr.Q, “Fly High (M.S.K. Remix)” (Japan)
Clash the Disko Kids, “Aneurysm (Nando Remix)” (Singapore)
iLoop, “Day” (China)
Tigerstyle f. Vybz Kartel, Mangi Mahal & Nikitta, “Balle! Shava! (Sinden Remix)” (India)
DexPistols, “Bird of Paradise (Lapsap & Goldfish Remix)” (Japan)
Balkan Beat Box, “Balkumbia (Sub Swara Remix)” (Israel)