Posted in music | streams on June 21, 2007

And on the cool check in
Center stage on the mic
And we're puttin' it on wax....
It's a BrooklynVegan world premiere of (the first legal way to listen to) "The Mix-Up"....

Beastie Boys - The Mix Up





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...the new instrumental album by the Beastie Boys is in stores on June 26, 2007.

August 2007 tour dates HERE.

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Comments (72)

Thanks for the stream, reminds me of Beck a little bit. But true BB spirit through each track.

Posted by Jp | June 21, 2007 8:41 AM

Euh... Stream where? The stream doesn't seem to show up

Posted by Oorzonde | June 21, 2007 8:57 AM

you have to allow you browser to run the activeX control

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2007 9:58 AM

It can't be AcitiveX. I have my browser (IE) set up to ask for permission to run ActiveX code and it did not do so.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2007 10:19 AM

Appearently Firefox can't render the page, Internet Explorer can without asking for ActiveX over here.

Posted by Oorzonde | June 21, 2007 10:48 AM

I use FireFox and it's working fine for me. Thanks, BV!

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2007 10:51 AM

It sounds like their instrumental stuff on Check Your Head. Its good, but why not add lyrics to some of these tracks? I havent liked any of their albums since Ill Communication.

Posted by JR | June 21, 2007 11:14 AM

thanks for the stream!!

Posted by JD | June 21, 2007 11:16 AM

"It sounds like their instrumental stuff on Check Your Head. Its good, but why not add lyrics to some of these tracks? I havent liked any of their albums since Ill Communication. "

Agreed, JR.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2007 11:28 AM

Thanks for the stream, love the album. Much prefer their instrumental stuff at this point in their career.

"Its good, but why not add lyrics to some of these tracks?"

You're asking this, yet say you haven't liked anything since Ill Communication. Perhaps it's because their rapping doesn't carry the same panache or appeal that it once did. I would be happy to never hear them rap again.

Posted by Brian | June 21, 2007 11:31 AM

It's very nice. But I can't help but think that it's deeply derivative (and not just "influenced by.")

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2007 11:45 AM

"You're asking this, yet say you haven't liked anything since Ill Communication. Perhaps it's because their rapping doesn't carry the same panache or appeal "

They can hold it down with rapping if they do it right. Don't you recall the Beastie Boys punk rock? They are not only rappers, they can belt out some punk singing with ease. . I love the album Aglio E Olio. That album kicks ass in my opinion. Alot of that punk style came out in Check your Head and Ill Communication.

Posted by JR | June 21, 2007 11:56 AM

anyone else think the fro is a really bad look for him?

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2007 11:57 AM

Testing stuff

Posted by Testing Comments | June 21, 2007 11:59 AM

Their instrumental instincts are rote.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2007 12:02 PM

Their instrumental instincts are rote. This stuff has no pizazz.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2007 12:02 PM

BV, any word on that supposed secret show in brooklyn for july?

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2007 12:11 PM

i like the beasties better when they didn't give a fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2007 12:16 PM

Yeah, I am a huge Beasties fan and have absolutely no interest in this because i like the BBs b/c of their raps, not their instrumental skills.

Posted by adam | June 21, 2007 12:20 PM

"Don't you recall the Beastie Boys punk rock?"

Uh, yes, I do, actually.

Posted by Brian | June 21, 2007 12:30 PM

"Perhaps it's because their rapping doesn't carry the same panache or appeal that it once did. I would be happy to never hear them rap again."

I would have to disagree with that comment highly. This instrumental record is great, but I feel that the boys have grown in their rapping capabilities and need to keep it going. Five bouroughs had the clever wit and flowing rhymes that could compete with Ill Communication undoubtedly in my mind.

Posted by Jimmy Scott | June 21, 2007 12:42 PM

"Perhaps it's because their rapping doesn't carry the same panache or appeal that it once did. I would be happy to never hear them rap again."

I would have to disagree with that comment highly. This instrumental record is great, but I feel that the boys have grown in their rapping capabilities and need to keep it going. Five bouroughs had the clever wit and flowing rhymes that could compete with Ill Communication undoubtedly in my mind.

Posted by Jimmy Scott | June 21, 2007 12:42 PM

i dig this. a lot. good background/driving/studying/bullshittin music

Posted by the yasser | June 21, 2007 1:02 PM

thank you so much for the stream!!!

i am seriously loving this! the beasties are always great! this is no exception.

Posted by finding the filth | June 21, 2007 1:18 PM

no words?!! im more than a little bummed, i enjoy their lyrics a ton.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2007 3:41 PM

their show is going to be tits!

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2007 4:11 PM

UGH

another weak idea.

no lyrics equals doom for a band that has been doomed for a while.

Lame lame lame.

Posted by c dub ya | June 21, 2007 4:26 PM

The most original group on the planet.
I'm going to see them in scotland for the
4th time next august.

Posted by karl | June 21, 2007 4:59 PM

I heard that they are going to have another cd with the same songs just with guest vocals, but Im not sure like when it will be available and all.

Posted by barbaric | June 21, 2007 5:15 PM

I heard that they are going to have another cd with the same songs just with guest vocals, but Im not sure like when it will be available and all.

Posted by barbaric | June 21, 2007 5:16 PM

w3rd. spark me up a dooobie and let me chill to these sounds. :-)

duelster

Posted by duelster | June 21, 2007 5:19 PM

good, but boring as fuck to be honest

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2007 12:17 AM

Another terrible waste of time - Beasties are the worst hoax in music - they cldn't hold down an open mic night. If you're not in a fraternity, you don't smash beer cans on your head and you have any rhythm, I don't see what you could possibly dig about these posers.

With the exception of maybe Root Down & Sabotage - 2 decent songs in an much too generous career span - they're a giant shit stain on whatever genre they're placed in.

Enjoy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2007 1:18 AM

I dig the music quite a bit, but it wouldn't have hurt to put in a little lyrical play in a couple of these.

If I want purely instrumental, I can get it elsewhere from more memorable arrangements.

Posted by Blake Curry | June 22, 2007 2:54 AM

hipster fucks...all of you

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2007 9:51 AM

fuckin' brilliant!!!!


thanks boys for your music..

Let variuos the mr. critic listen to their favorite mediocre shit...

long life to you

a fan from italy

Posted by beasties rule | June 22, 2007 3:37 PM

I hope the instrumental album is as good as the instrumental music they played in that documentary "I fuckin shot this". That stuff was funky. This song here sucks.

Posted by Jeremy | June 22, 2007 4:07 PM

It's just music. Listen to it. If you don't like it, turn it off. If you want lyrics, pick music with lyrics. If you like Ill Communication, go put it on.

Why are people always "it's not this" "I wish it was that" rather than letting the band do what they are happy with? Perhaps they really don't give one up for your opinion.

No pizzazz... next time they record an album I am sure they should have this mob giving them advice.

Posted by Sausipious Jackson | June 23, 2007 7:27 AM

I think it is great. It is like funky Pink Floyd especially when compared to the Floyd's early albums. While I know this album will not satisfy the Beastie's main fan base, who cares. If I was at all musically talented and could afford to produce music that I am sure was a blast to put together, I'd do it. It not like their fans are going to stop listening to them because they don't really care for the new album. So all you naysayers throw on the stuff you do like, and enjoy.

cheers

Posted by Eugeneaxe | June 23, 2007 9:48 AM

Eugeneaxe, the problem with this album is that it's massively unoriginal. Pick up any "dancefloor jazz" compilation to compare. The music's perfectly lovely, but it is not in any way interesting or new.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2007 10:37 AM

Ok but next gig I will enjoy Brass Monkey, Egg Man, So Watcha Want, Heart Attack Man, Intergalactic and Suco de Tangerina..
different genres and styles in one shot..
Sorry just for open minded.

Posted by last anonymous is an idiot | June 23, 2007 11:10 AM

GOD BLESS THE BOYZ.

Posted by Qwerty Crew | June 23, 2007 12:31 PM

coole sache von den jungs

Posted by cosmo | June 24, 2007 4:16 PM

Wow, I'm very, very impressed by this album...

Very original, almost like, pink floyd hip hop...

My god, perfect.!!

http://www.myspace.com/2colorcrayon

!!

Posted by 2colorCrayon | June 25, 2007 12:24 PM

Ah hey now, what's da point in getting all stressed coz people are been critical of the album? Good to get different opinions.

It's funky with some good bass sounds but it's not quite blowing me skirt up!

I was gonna get the album but not so sure now after listening to it. I know theirs a ton of bands out there doing this crazy a'ss funk, so just coz this ones got the Beastie Boys trade mark don't mean nothing without their distinctive vocal rapping.

Can anyone recommend a band playing this sort of funk that would torpedo da Beastie effort out of zie water?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 4:06 PM


Your grandmas love the Beastie Boys, and the Beastie Boys love your grandmas. They could buy your house and burn it down, but they choose not to.

Posted by Magic Don | June 26, 2007 9:46 AM

won't stream....i am going to smash my computer and throw it through the window.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2007 5:25 PM

Well... I haven't found a working stream yet (the aol site does not have this album anymore), but I have listened to the 'Off the Grid' song from their website and enjoyed it.

Yes, this style of music has been around for a while... and perhaps has been done better several times before. But I bet this album will *introduce* more people to this style of music than any album before it. Obviously, many of the BB fans will not be able to get into this genre... but many will. And, judging solely from the first song I've heard, they have done a fine job with it... I'm definitely interested in hearing more.

Like a few have said before me... these guys are making music that makes them happy... and hopefully they can introduce some of their fanbase to a new genre of music to explore.

Posted by ma1achai | July 10, 2007 11:50 AM

Beastie Boys are crud!

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2007 9:25 PM

Beastie Boys are crud!

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2007 9:26 PM

You can listen to the whole shebang here
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You can even grab the code and put it on your blog.
BrooklynVegan should use mybloop to post album playlists.

Posted by Gubatron | September 4, 2007 2:35 PM

stream isnt working on firefox or IE, for me. so gay.

Posted by Buskard | December 6, 2007 3:52 PM

Why are people always "it's not this" "I wish it was that" rather than letting the band do what they are happy with? Perhaps they really don't give one up for your opinion.

Posted by 搬屋 | April 2, 2008 4:42 AM

It can't be AcitiveX. I have my browser (IE) set up to ask for permission to run ActiveX code and it did not do so.


Thanks and Regards

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I was gonna get the album but not so sure now after listening to it. I know theirs a ton of bands out there doing this crazy a'ss funk, so just coz this ones got the Beastie Boys trade mark don't mean nothing without their distinctive vocal rapping.

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