NASA (Squeak E. Clean And Dj Zegon)

Squeak E. Clean and Dj Zegon are two ambitious artists. They are behind the upcoming NASA project which brings together a very diverse set of artists from various genres. The album is described as a “Brazilian-inspired hip hop collaboration … featuring KRS-One, Karen O, Del the Funky Homosapien, David Byrne, Fatlip, Tom Waits, RZA, Rakim, Chali 2na, M.I.A., Spank Rock, De La Soul, Method Man, and the last recorded track from the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard to name a few.” Ever imagine John Frusciante and the Rza rockin’ a track together? Well, imagine no more. Download the megamix and check it out for yourself. By the way, Squeak E. Clean is Spike Jonze’s brother, and he looks just like him. (via)

Download NASA megamix by Squeak E. Clean and Dj Zegon

01 The People Tree [ft. David Byrne, Chali 2na, Gift of Gab, and Z-Trip]
02 Strange Enough [ft. Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Karen O, and Fatlip]
03 NASA Music [ft. Method Man, E-40, and DJ Swamp]
04 Money [ft. David Byrne, Seu Jorge, Ras Congo, and Z-Trip]
05 There’s a Party [ft. George Clinton]
06 Way Down [ft. RZA, Barbie Hatch, and John Frusciante]

Finally. After 4 1/2 years in the making, NASA has begun countdown to liftoff. NASA is an international collective of musicians spanning the genre spectrum. At the apex, Squeak E. Clean and Dj Zegon. We met in April of 2003 at a friends studio, and began to make music together the next day. We spent all of our time sampling rare Brazilian records from the 60’s and 70’s to make tracks, and soon we began to develop the concept for NASA. We appreciated how we had become such good friends through our passion for music, and decided to make a record with all of our heroes and favorite musicians with this as a model. People from different worlds coming together through shared inspiration and love of music. That’s why all the crazy collaborations like Ol’ Dirty Bastard with Karen O, and Fatlip, David Byrne with Chali 2na and Gift of Gab, or Tom Waits and Kool Keith. We realized that people come together through music and that is a beautiful thing, and we should expand on that concept and make a whole record celebrating it. The idea is to ignore all of the boundaries and boarders that are in place to keep people divided, such as musical genre, race, politics, geography, language, etc. We’ve assembled the craziest and most eclectic collection of musicians ever assembled on one album in the hope that we can show, through music, that all those superficial divisions are an illusion, and that we are all one race of human beings interested in collaboration and unity, ignoring preconceptions, and transcending genre definitions. Through the making of the record, we’ve documented all the sessions on video, and a documentary of the long process is being cut together now. There’s some crazy shit on there.. down @ Sizzla’s compound in Kingston, Jamaica with Amanda Blank.. George Clinton’s consciousness altered recording session, Method Man doing magic tricks. It’s ill, and should be done by in a few months. We’ve also been working with Syd Garon, animator and director of one of our favorite movies ever DJ Qbert’s “Wave Twisters” and a handful of well known artists to do the NASA movie. Similar to the concept of the record, Syd is working with different artists, combining their artwork through his animation to make an artistic cornucopia of sights and sounds. Check it out>> The record is almost done, so look out for it soon @ your neighborhood blog>> Peace!