ABX (pronounced like three consecutive letters) and STV SLV (pronounced “steve sleeve”) are collectively known as The Hood Internet. For the past five years, the duo have been chewing up the indie, pop, rap and R&B landscapes and spitting out pure fire. Like laptop-armed alchemists, they draw from their expansive interest in the many faces of modern music and re-imagine songs for mass public consumption through thehoodinternet.com.
Nearly 500 mixes and literally millions of free downloads later, The Hood Internet continue to ricochet across North America like an Arkanoid ball, bringing their arsenal of reassembled tracks to crowded dancefloors. And the dance parties have definitely been ignited in every city they roll through, not to mention holding it down at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, SXSW, CMJ, Pitchfork’s #Offline, Mad Decent Block Party, and Camp Bisco.
Having connected with so many musicians over the past few years, ABX and STV SLV are putting the finishing touches on an album of completely new material–but in the spirit of Hood Internet’s fantasy-sports-league stylistic collabos, the album is bringing together many different musicians from as many different walks of sound, to create a modern collaboration made possible by the speed of the Real Internet.
In the meantime, there are always new mixes and mixtures on the way from The Hood, with original works and remixes filling the spaces in-between. A compilation of remixes and original production work dropped in December via NYC clothing label Mishka. And so much more music on the way! All eyes on the Hood.
THE HOOD INTERNET IN THE PRESS!
The Hood Internet receive mash-up praise on MTV’s Buzzworthy
The Hood Internet at the Mad Decent Block Party
The Hood Internet’s cover of “VCR” featured in Pitchfork’s Forckcast
The Hood Internet’s Steve Reidell interview with AV Club
The Hood Internet produce new BBU track featuring Das Racist
The Hood Internet interviewed for Paste
The Hood Internet featured in Pitchfork’s Forkcast
The Hood Internet in the San Francisco Bay Guardian
The Hood Internet live review at The Bell House from Village Voice
The Hood Internet’s Beyonce vs. Fleet Foxes mash-up featured by Stereogum
The Hood Internet’s Chris Brown/A.C. Newman mash-up appears in “The Approval Matrix”