DJ Spooky – Under the Influence
26 songs, 1 hour and 13 minutes long
DJ Spooky’s Under the Influence is long and badass. Released in 2001, I’m sad I’ve been missing out on it for the last nine years. Mostly remixes from other artists as varied as Amon Tobin, Sonic Youth, Moby, and The Future Sound of London, DJ Spooky chills out each track and drops a sick beat. As each song is a remix, vocals vary from sung to rapped to nonexistent, but the album is coherent, with a laid-back attitude and great beats. Just a little too slow to be hip-hop, DJ Spooky lays out an album that is great to listen to with your feet up.