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Playlist: Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip

By | Published on Saturday 27 February 2010

Hip hop duo Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip first came to wider attention with the release of their debut single, ‘Thou Shalt Always Kill’ via Lex Records in April 2007, breaking into the top 30 in the official UK singles chart.

A year later, they signed to Sunday Best and released their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Angles’, which also gained a top 30 position on the album chart, while confirming them as one of, if not the most credible outfits in UK hip hop. Next week, the pair release ‘Get Better’, the first single from their second album ‘Logic Of Chance’ (which follows on 15 Mar).

In celebration of their triumphant return, we asked Dan and Scroob to put together a Powers Of Ten playlist for us. Taking their chosen project name at face value, we pit them against each other in a viscious fight to the death. Well, not quite. But they did take it in turns to choose each track and the result, I think you’ll find, is rather special.

Click here to listen to Dan and Scroob’s playlist in Spotify, and then read on to find out more about his selections.

01 New Order – Ceremony
DLS: If you asked me for my favourite album of all time I wouldn’t have a clue, but if you asked for a song, without hesitation, you’d hear me say “New Order – ‘Ceremony'”. Every time I hear it, it lifts me out of myself.

02 Kid Carpet – I Don’t Want To Fall In Love With You

SP: We have done so many gigs with Kid Carpet over the years and it’s songs like this that get me every time. A genius (who is guesting on our new album).

03 Infesticons – Hero Theme

DLS: This track single-handedly got me into hip hop. The video bounced onto my TV screen one day and I fell hard.

04 Sway – Ex Boyfriend

SP: I feel this is Sway at his finest. Wit, story telling and about ten different flows!

05 Cannibal Ox – Iron Galaxy

DLS: Vast Aire’s verse on this record is my most quoted, it might be a bleak take on the human condition but it bangs, so it’s allowed

06 Bruce Springsteen – Atlantic City

SP: Don’t hate on the Boss! He is a genius and not enough people realise that he is one of the best storytellers ever.

07 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Into My Arms

DLS: Nick Cave’s a clever boy, isn’t he? ‘Into My Arms’ is just the most perfect ode to love you’ll find.

08 Lil Wayne – Phone Home

SP: Lil Wayne tends to get lost in the wash of bad huge hip hop acts flooding over from the USA, but he shouldn’t. He really is a unique creature.

09 Aphrodite’s Child – The Four Horsemen

DLS: Silly prog rock anyone? A truly bizarre song, but when it breaks it’s a wondrous thing.

10 Kate Bush – Feel It

SP: Gotta love Kate Bush! This is one of the songs that switched me from casual fan to the sitting-in-a-tent-outside-her-house sort.