Hyp 156: Paper Tiger

Hyp 156: Paper Tiger

Back for their second dose of Hyp Mix action are Leeds via Wolverhampton six piece Paper Tiger. A truly unique proposition, Paper Tiger use Hip-Hop as the jump off point for their live explorations of everything from Dubstep to Jazz, touring with the prestigious likes of Dam-Funk, Tokimonsta and Trojan Soundsystem. Frequently finding themselves at a wonderfully unclassifiable junction between genres, Paper Tiger recently committed some of their live magic on to record with the release of their debut LP, ‘Laptop Suntan’. Capturing the group’s natural groove, knack for experimentation and tongue in cheek attitude, the album is the perfect introduction to one of the country’s most consistently intriguing acts.

Stepping up for Hyp 156, Greg of Paper Tiger looks back to his and the rest of the band’s formative years with a selection of Hip-Hop from the decade long period between 1996 and 2006. Collating the sample wizardry of DJ Shadow’s magnum opus ‘Endtroducing’ with the live band styling of The Roots, the surrealism of El-P’s Def Jux crew and the future facing pop of Timbaland and The Neptunes, the mix is a love letter to Hip-Hop which is designed to show, in Greg’s own words; “storytelling to surreal escapism, social commentary to swaggering braggadocio”. Listen to the mix and then get ready to listen again as Greg runs through some classics and overlooked gems on this week’s mix.

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1.DJ Shadow – ‘Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt’ (Endtroducing… Mo’ Wax 1996)
2.Outkast – ‘Aquemini’ (Aquemini LaFace 1998)
3.Cannibal Ox – ‘Stress Rap’ [prod. El-P] (The Cold Vein Definitive Jux 2001)
4.Clipse – ‘Momma I’m So Sorry’ [prod. The Neptunes] (Hell Hath No Fury Jive 2006)
5.Roots Manuva – ‘Movements’ (Brand New Second Hand Big Dada 1999)
6.Dr. Octagon – ‘Halfsharkalligatorhalfman’ [prod. Dan The Automator] (Dr. Octagonecologyst Mo’ Wax 1996)
7.Pharaoahe Monche & Styles P – ‘The Life’ [prod. Ayatollah] (Soundbombing III Rawkus 2002)
8.Company Flow – ‘8 Steps To Perfection’ [prod. El-P] (Funcrusher Plus Rawkus 1997)
9.Mos Def – ‘Mathematics’ [prod. DJ Premier] (Black On Both Sides Rawkus 1999)
10.Prefuse 73 – ‘The Color Of Tempo’ (One Word Extinguisher Warp 2003)
11.Jehst – ‘The Return Of The Drifter’ (The Return Of The Drifter Low Life 2002)
12.Quasimoto – ‘Green Power’ [prod. Madlib] (The Unseen Stones Throw 2005)
13.The Roots – ‘The Next Movement’ [prod. Grand Wizzards] (Things Fall Apart Geffen 1999)
14.Infinite Livez – ‘Worcestershire Sauce’ (Bush Meat Big Dada 2004)
15.Madvillain / Madlib – ‘Figaro / Beat #222’ (Stones Throw 101 Stones Throw 2005)
16.Foreign Beggars feat. Wildchild – ‘Let Go’ (Stray Point Agenda Dented 2006)
17.Living Legends – ‘Blast Your Radio’ [prod. Madlib] (Classic Legendary 2005)
18.Aesop Rock – ‘No Regrets’ [prod. Blockhead] (Labor Days Definitive Jux 2001)
19.Ty – ‘Groovement Part 1’ (Upwards Big Dada 2004)
20.Missy Elliott – ‘The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)’ [prod. Timbaland] (Supa Dupa Fly Elektra 1997)
21.cLOUDDEAD – ‘Rifle Eyes’ (Ten Big Dada 2004)
22.Latyrx – ‘Storm Warning’ [prod. DJ Shadow] (Quannum Spectrum Quannum Projects 1999)

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