Bite your tongue and swallow the three letters E-D-M before associating DJ Shiftee and Badman Shark with the electronic dance music craze. Shiftee and Badman’s Time To Die mixtape is not meant for fist bumping, grinding, or even money dancing. Instead it makes a statement, “dethrone the current warlord gang known as EDM and restore the natural order of Bass,” stated in the description of DJ Shiftee’s Soundcloud page. The dominant force of Time To Die‘s constituency is represented by the mixtape’s 48 tracks of raw, unfiltered grime (Tempa T “Say It Right Now”), hardcore (Rotterdam Terror Corps, “Horror”), and dubstep (Caspa, “You Sell Out”), sounds that traditionally don’t pander to commercial radio. Instead they put a middle finger up to the mainstream.
On November 26th, Shiftee and Badman Shark’s single “EKG Riddim” will go on sale via Slit Jockey Records, just after the Time To Die promo mix came out earlier this week. Unlike the rest of America’s retail stores on Black Friday, Shiftee the former DMC World Champion and Mishka rep Badman Shark aren’t selling out. “EKG Riddim” will be accompanied by remixes, like by fellow producer/DJ like Spooky, who also goes against the grain in the sonic fight for supremacy on Time To Die. Spooky was inspired by Russel Crowe’s famous declaration of vengeance on “Gladiator 2012,” [25:32] it echoes the sentiment of the mixtape’s goal to bury the competition. Listen to Time To Die below and get mad as hell.
1. Shiftee & Badman Shark – EKG Riddim [Slit Jockey] 2. Dexplicit – Bezerka Barrage [DXP] 3. Onyx – Slam [Def Jam] 4. Bassboy – Yes (Here We Go) [Speakerbox] 5. Kahn & Neek – Percy [Bandulu] 6. Dynasty Crew – Bare Face Dynasty [Vice] 7. Lucid – Transet [Mixpak] 8. Prince SAMO – Gojira [Free Download] 9. The Stunned Guys vs. DJ Paul – Thrillseeka [Traxtorm] 10. Funtcase vs. Genetix – Doomed [Circus] 11. EPROM – Needle Thrasher [Rwina] 12. SicksentZ – Death Adders (Passion Mix) ft. Heron x Lakutis x DVS x Luz [Mishka] 13. Coki – Spooky [Don't Get It Twisted] 14. Decibel – GYAL [Tectonic] 15. Nero – Won’t You (Club Cheval Remix) [MTA] 16. Tempa T – Say It Right Now (Darq E Freaker Ultramix) [Free Download] 17. Tempa T – Say It Right Now (Decibel Remix) [Unreleased] 18. Xcuse ft. Ayarcana – All Right (Shiftee Remix) [Deepsession] 19. Plastician – Growlin [Free Download] 20. True Tiger – To The Rhythm [Stripes Records] 21. Distal – Kurgan [Seclusiasis] 22. Siyoung – Throwin’ Hunnas [Hot Mom USA] 23. The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up (Noisia Remix) [XL] 24. Mark One – Stargate 92 Remix [Storming Productions] 25. Shiftee & Badman Shark – EKG Riddim (J Beatz Remix) [Slit Jockey] 26. A$TON Matthews – Mini Van Dan [Free Download] 27. Rotterdam Terror Corps – Horror [Megarave Records] 28. Depthcharge – Hellfire [Unreleased] 29. Caspa – You Sell Out [Sub Soldiers] 30. EmalKay & The Others – Fallout [Dub Police] 31. Starkey – Command [Civil Music] 32. Danny Brown – Blunt After Blunt [Fools Gold] 33. Shiftee & Badman Shark – EKG Riddim (Jakes Remix) [Slit Jockey] 34. L-Wiz – Mexter Dorgan (Farkas Refix) [Unreleased] 35. Spooky – Gladiator 2012 [Marxmen] 36. DJ Donna Summer – Nasty Zatox [Free Download] 37. Blackjack – Straight Off The Block ft. Hyper, NJ, & No Lay [On A Level] 38. Royal-T – Break Your Neck [Rinse] 39. DJ Oddz – Strung Up VIP [Black Majik] 40. Buku – Janky [Unreleased] 41. Cakes DaKilla & Dai Burger – Rapid Fire [Free Download] 42. Rx & Shiftee – Ice Is Back [Hot Mom USA] 43. Swindle – Belfast [Deep Medi] 44. Lakutis – I’m Better Than Everybody ft. Kool AD [Mishka] 45. Carrie Wilds – All Of Me (prod. Emalkay) [Mishka] 46. Starkey vs Mikix The Cat – Crawl [Trouble & Bass] 47. Shiftee & Badman Shark – Thulsa Doom [Unreleased] 48. Action Bronson & Alchemist – Sylvester Lundgren ft. Meyhem Lauren & AG Da Coroner [Vice]