Band of the Day

2012.12.27

The Hood Internet

The Chicago DJ duo known for their infamous mashups release their first sample-free album
Down in the cavern of your smile, where the echo goes on for miles, you give me lip, you gloss right over it.
lyrics from One for the Record Books

Chicago DJ duo, The Hood Internet, featuring STV SLV (pronounced "Steve Sleeve", otherwise known as Steve Reidell) and ABX (Aaron Brink), are infamous for their mixtapes featuring blends of a wide array of artists from Waka Flocka Flame to Whitney Houston.

Their foray into production work has found them collaborating on new songs with hyped rappers and artists from across the nation that range from Chicago artist Show You Suck to Black Moth Super Rainbow’s TOBAXXO.

Their first full length release, FEAT (released in October 2012 on Decon Records), marks The Hood Internet‘s first completely original, sample-free album with vocal and instrumental collaborations highlighting different artists including erudite rapping by Psalm One on ‘More Fun’, synth-pop trio Class Actress alongside Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon on the chimerical ‘Critical Captions‘ and the infectious track ’Won’t Fuck Us Over’ featuring the raw energy of Chicago group BBU.

Since the inaugural release of their first, critically acclaimed mixtape in 2007, their rise to glory has steadily landed them performances at festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, SXSW, CMJ, Pitchfork’s #Offline, Mad Decent Block Party, and The Roots Picnic.

When they aren’t busy playing huge festivals or touring the country, they’re releasing upwards of 500 mixes on their website, leading to millions of free downloads since their start in 2007.