Butterz impresario Elijah and DMC Champion DJ Shiftee join forces for a cross-pollinated mixtape of US/UK rap and grime.
After meeting at a Trouble & Bass event, London’s Elijah and New York’s Shiftee realized the degree of similarity there was in the music they were favoring, a transatlantic movement typified by the Darq E Freaker-Danny Brown collaboration ‘Blueberry (Pills & Cocaine).’
The UK Meets USA mixtape is an exploration of their shared sonic territory, featuring artists from the Butterz-revitalized grime scene and the fertile fringes of underground rap. Vocals are provided by Danny Brown, Action Bronson, JME, Carrie Wilds, Trim, and P Money, with beats from a crew that includes Starkey, Darq E Freaker, Clicks & Whistles, Preditah, Noah D and Royal-T. All in all, 40 minutes of expertly-mixed grime depravity.
Stream/download the mixtape below (the tracklist follows); it will also be included with new Butterz-Mishka merchandise. In addition, Butterz is readying a fall tour of the UK.
1. UK Meets USA Devil Mix Intro
2. Royal – T – Music Please ft. Merky Ace
3. Darq E Freaker – Blueberry ft. Danny Brown
4. Clicks & Whistles – Southern Slaw x JME – 96 Fuckries
5. Bloom – Quartz (Starkey Remix)
6. Royal-T – Gully Funk
7. Cosmic Revenge – Damn Girl
8. Preditah – Nosy Parker Butterz VIP x Trillville ft. Lil Jon – Neva Eva
9. Preditah – Circles VIP
10. Wiley – Step 1
11. Starkey ft. Trim – DPMO
12. Mayhem – Make You Twerk Instrumental x Meyhem Lauren – Terminal Illness ft. A.G. the Coroner
13. Carrie Wilds – Going Down x Terror Danjah – Trojan
14. Jason Burns – Psalms x Trim – I Am
15. Trim – I Am (Chrissy Murderbot Remix)
16. Swindle – Forest Funk x Killer Mike – Go!
17. Rx & Shiftee – Act Out! (Mr. Mitch Remix) x ASAP Rocky – Peso
18. Darq E Freaker – Ironside x Nas – The Don
19. Rude Kid – Summer
20. Shiftee & Badman Shark – EKG Riddim x Action Bronson – Get Off My P.P.
21. Shiftee & Badman Shark – EKG Riddim (Spooky Remix)
22. Spooky – Code 9 (Star Eyes Remix)
23. Champion – Crystal Meth x Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – Galactus Redux
24. Terror Danjah & Ruby Lee Ryder – Full Attention (Royal-T Remix) x Danny Brown – Grown Up
25. Noah D – Let Yourself Go ft. P Money
26. Teddy – Ringworm x EL-P – The Full Retard
27. Skepta – Tinchy Stryder
28. Siyoung – Baby Grand x Cotti ft. P Money – Going To War
29. Swindle & Takura – Have A Go x Trick Daddy – Shut Up ft. Trina, Deuce Poppi, & Co
30. Terror Danjah – Zumpi Hunter (Falty DL Refunk) x JME – Murking