The Streets new mixtape None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Alive arrives as is Mike Skinner’s first full-length release under this alias since 2011 effort Computers and Blues.
The 11-track mixtape features guest appearances from the likes of Tame Impala, IDLES, Hak Baker, Jimothy Lacoste, Rob Harvey, Ms Banks and many others.
Mike Skinner recently revealed to NME that The 1975’s Matty Healy was also set to be involved in the project but it fell through: “You’re DMing people on Instagram and they might wake up one day with a hangover and suddenly think of an idea for a song and then you can have a song within the hour. That’s the reality of this album.”
Adding: “Or people could love the idea but not end up doing it. I love hanging out with them, though. He was reaching out about producers – he was really into [British producer] MJ Cole, who I know and I went over to LA and made some stuff and played it to them. They’ve got this really good studio in a hotel room; it just comes with them. So everywhere they go, there’s a studio.”
The fact that such an array of characters ranging from the likes of Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker to newer British talents such as Hak Baker all agreed to take part in the project shows the respect that he has conjured up from his peers in the last 20 years, with the latest release arriving as a welcomed source of escapism.
Listen to the mixtape, below.