Podcast 120: Greena

Yes, we know. In recent months XLR8R has been on London overdrive. Normally, we try to avoid endlessly stoking the hype machine, but these Brits are just making it so damn hard. It seems like every week a new producer magically pops up out of the London underground and breaks our brains with a mind-melting new spin on UK garage, funky, 2-step, house, and whatever other urban sounds are bubbling over there. This week, you can go ahead an add Greena to the list of artists to obsess over. On this exclusive mix, the 23-year-old Londoner and Night Slugs cohort whips together the usual assortment of dubplates and unreleased tunes from scene heavyweights like Untold, Brackles, Bok Bok, and Roska, but he also stretches his musical boundaries further than many of his contemporaries will dare, slotting in vintage techno, ghettotech, upfront house, and even some grime-flavored R&B. It may sound a bit schizophrenic, but Greena weaves his way between genres with ease, resulting in one particularly potent XLR8R podcast.

01 Omar S "Flying Gorgars" (FXHE)
02 Carl Craig "Sandstorms" (Planet E)
03 Mosca "Nike" (Night Slugs)
04 Ghosts on Tape "Predator Mode (Roska Remix)" (Wireblock)
05 Afrojack "Cheese" (Wall)
06 DJ Funk "Dik Work" (Funk)
07 Geeneus "Ultrafunkula" (Warp)
08 Jam City "Let Me Bang Remix"
09 Major Lazer feat. Nina Sky "Keep It Goin' Louder" (Mad Decent)
10 Julio Bashmore "Um Bongo (Deadboy Remix)"
11 DJ Mystery & Natalie K "Speechless" (white)
12 Untold "Bad Girls" (Fabric)
13 Terror Danjah "Acid" (Hyperdub)
14 Kingdom "You" (Fool's Gold)
15 Martinez Bros "My Rendition (Bonus Beats)" (Objektivity)
16 Mya "Free (Brackles bootleg)"
17 Karizma "33rd Street Anthem" (ITH)
18 DJ T "Dis" (Get Physical)
19 Villalobos "Chromosul" (Perlon)
20 Apple "Dutty Dance" (white)
21 Bok Bok "Ripe Banana VIP"
22 Mosca "Square One (Greena Remix VIP)" (Night Slugs)
23 L-Vis 1990 "Untitled"
24 Ikonika "The Idiot"
25 Claude VonStroke "Monster Island" (Dirtybird)
26 Electrik Red "Freaky Freaky" (Def Jam)
27 Davinche "Megadrive" (white)
28 Low Deep "Down Like That" (white)
29 Terror Danjah feat. Sadie Ama & Kano "So Sure" (white)

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