Real Neil’s Silent Selection 02: ‘Sweak!’

SWEAK: Derived from the words ‘sweet’ and ‘weak’, used to describe the action of something good turning bad in a short space of time. “Starts positive ends negative”.

Example : You are at a house party. You find your can of beer after misplacing it. You go for a celebratory swig only to find someone’s fag butt in the bottom. ‘Sweak!’

Other common uses: ‘the Sweakness’, ‘Sweak-out’, ‘let's get Sweaky’. 

Another month another mix. The second selection from Real Neil for the sweet guys at Volume. The only thing Sweak about this selection is the title. 

14 & 15: The first of two Hip Hop tracks. I used to listen to this track on my discman on the way to secondary school. Simplicity is the key I think. I am still listening to them. The Discman is gone though. 

16: Diplo and the Mad Decent boys seem to be on a comedic tip this month.
Here’s Gucci! I could have chosen any of the tracks from the ‘Free Gucci (Best of Cold war mix tapes) Ep. I just like the sincerity of his sentiments on this one.

19: Elephant Man hollering his version of ‘Halo’ at the top of his voice. What is there not to like? 

20: Got to big up my brother for this one and Jazzsteppa who first let it loose at full volume. The only way it can properly be appreciated really. Apparently it mixes itself. 

Download the full selection along at: 

  1. Hard Times - Baby Huey
  2. Green Knight - Memory Tapes
  3. Make You Mine – Breakbot
  4. No Stoppin' That Rockin' - Instant Funk
  5. Don't Stop My Love – Kashif
  6. Prove It - Carry McDowell
  7. Soldier Of Love – Sade
  8. Me And The Devil - Gil Scott-Heron
  9. Didn't Cha Know (Biscope Boot) - Erykah Badu
  10. Comme Des Enfants (Le Matos Andy Carmichael Remix) - Coeur De Pirate
  11. Lovesick - Lindstrøm & Christabelle
  12. Lay Me Down (Renaissance Man Remix) - Sissy Nobby
  13. Stylo (Radio Edit) - Gorillaz feat. Mos Def & Bobby Womack
  14. The Meaning - High and Mighty
  15. 7 eyes, 7 horns  - scaramanga
  16. I'm The Shit (DJ Benzi & Willy Joy Remix) - Gucci Mane
  17. Legend Of Selda - Easy & Center Of The Universe
  18. Jah Is My Everything - Gappy Ranks
  19. Halo - Major Lazer
  20. The Bassman - Noah D & Roommate