Posts Tagged ‘Wugazi’

West Coast Rap Meets Trans Am

John Beckham is probably not riding the Wugazi wave: The producer, a member of local neo-soul outfit lowercase letters, was fucking around with Fugazi at least a year before those dudes from Minneapolis rode their punny mash-up to brief cultural relevance.
Still, it's hard not call Beckham's latest project Wugazi-esque: Low Rider Trans Am is a mash-up of [...]

Jonathan L. Fischer’s 10 Best Local Tracks of 2011

Weird year, 2011. D.C.'s most visible band released an app, not an album. Its great rap hope released an album that was disappointing in critics' eyes, but which cemented him as a mainstream presence. Dischord returned to relevance with a handful of new albums and handsome archival releases; new labels formed; and Sockets remained the [...]

Read Our Annotated Guide to 2011!

There's no arts section to recap this week. For our Dec. 23 issue—on stands today!—the Washington City Paper staff took a look back on the year that was. No surprise, then, that a good chunk of our Annotated Guide to 2011 is devoted to the arts. Pick up a copy! Or read it online. Either [...]

At Austin Festival, Wugazi Gets Higher Billing Than Actual Fugazi Member

Austin's renowned Fun Fun Fun Fest announced its killer line-up today. The festival looks to be one of the year's best, replete with  throwbacks like Public Enemy and Hum alongside newcomers Girls and Major Lazer. There's no shortage of quasi-D.C. punks like Henry Rollins and Ted Leo either. The biggest surprise, of course, is Wugazi. [...]

Arts Roundup: Pie Conspiracies Edition

Fake Fugazi Rankings: Over at Click Track, David Malitz declared yesterday that 2011 is the "Year of the Fugazi Cover." It's not just Wugazi. The Montreal band Sunns covered "Long Division" at a show in April, and last weekend at the Pitchfork Music Festival TV on the Radio offered their version of "Waiting Room." Oh, and then there were the obnoxiously [...]

Wugazi’s 13 Chambers: The Arts Desk Breakdown

When the first remix from Wugazi hit the Internet, we kinda lost our shit. So did a lot of people, and it makes sense: Someone should've mashed up Wu-Tang and Fugazi, two groups with similarly diehard followings, years ago. Luckily, it was two dudes from the Minneapolis hip-hop crew Doomtree, and we're generally digging 13 Chambers, the [...]

Wugazi’s 13 Chambers: Download It Now

We hope you're not sick of this yet. The Doomtree-affiliated project Wugazi has now posted 13 Chambers, its full mixtape of Fugazi/Wu-Tang Clan mash-ups. Download it here! And check back on Arts Desk later today for some highly considered commentary.

The Wugazi Daily: “Forensic Shimmy”

Shortly after our interview with Wugazi went online, the duo dropped another sweet mash-up: “Forensic Shimmy.” That’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” and Fugazi’s “Forensic Scene” providing one seriously funky jam. Whodathunk the late ODB and Joe Lally would’ve made such a killer combo?

We think it also makes for one solid soundtrack to [...]

Wugazi Speaks!

We've been curious about Wugazi since the project dropped its first mash-up on SoundCloud a couple of weeks ago. At first, "Sleep Rules Everything Around Me" didn't offer with much information about the artists behind the song—though it was clear that 1) they love Fugazi and Wu-Tang Clan; and 2) that they've got an ear [...]

More Wugazi!

The Internet went into hyperdrive when Wugazi, a mash-up project that combines beloved iconic post-hardcore act Fugazi and beloved NYC hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan, released their first tune on SoundCloud last week. "Sleep Rules Everything Around Me" was a brilliant mix that restored out faith in mash-ups, and it ain't no fluke: Yesterday, the Doomtree-affiliated [...]

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