Posts Tagged ‘Mashup’

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Sonic Collision 7

May 7, 2011

Diving back into the virtual crates for the elusive sound of the party in your head.

Previous wreckage here:
The Sonic Collision Archives

okiokinl – Satisfy Me (Fischerspooner vs. Elvis Presley).mp3

Netherlands DJ okiokinl hitches Elvis Presely’s swaggering A Little Less Conversation to Fischerspooner’s lurching electronic breakout hit, Emerge, with spectacular results. Be sure and check out his Official.fm page (linked below) for no fewer than 166 tracks (at last count), including an incredible (or incredulous, if you prefer) set of tracks marrying Joy Divison’s post-punk melodies with today’s pop tarts (Katy Perry, Destiny’s Child, Fergie, etc.)

okiokinl at Official.fm

smash – R U Gonna Be My T.V.mp3

Smash, an on-again, off-again mashup pioneer (mostly off — the last post on his site before dropping this track was from August 2010), found this kicking around his hard drive and released it, saving us all the trouble of mixing Jet’s iPod-whoring track RU Gonna Be My Girl with Tim Curry’s inimitable camp icon, Dr. Frankenfurter. Which is good, because we’d have just fucked it all up anyway.

More smash mashups.

The Kleptones – Welcome Back.mp3

The Kleptones have cranked out enough truly classic mashups in just the past two years that I could easily just rename this series “Kleptones of the Week” and still have enough material to run out the end of the year. It must be the unrepentant techno-head deep inside me that loves hearing Axl Rose’s twist his snarling whine around the acidic tones of early underground club classics like Joey Beltram’s Energy Flash and LFO by (oddly enough) LFO.

Full sample list:

  • Boney M. – Rivers of Babylon
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Karn Evil 9
  • Guns ‘n Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
  • The Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy Hey Girl
  • Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At?
  • Missy Elliott – Lose Control (which samples Cybotron – Clear)
  • LFO – LFO
  • Meat Beat Manifesto – Radio Babylon (which samples Boney M – Rivers of Babylon)
  • Joey Beltram – Energy Flash
  • The Future Sound of London – We Have Explosive

-CLT

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Sonic Collision 6

April 29, 2011

My apologies for the lack of non-music-related posts this past week (or in general). My excuses are:

  • I’m sick.
  • I’m tired.
  • I’m writing at other places.
  • I’m ____________________. (Commenters’ choice.)

Thanks for bearing with me while I dust off the old brain and set it to “Stun – with inappropriate humor”. In the meantime, enjoy the tunes.

Previous wreckage here:
The Sonic Collision Archives

Go Home Productions – Ray of Gob (Madonna vs. the Sex Pistols).mp3

Go Home Productions – Paperback Believer (the Beatles vs. the Monkees).mp3

First off, here’s a pair of tracks from Go Home Productions, who hs been mashing up tracks since nearly before it was cool. These are both taken from GHP’s greatest “hits” compilation, This Was Pop 2002-2007. Head on over to GHP’s Download page for the full album, along with an assload of other fine bootleg mixes. Or just click on the big link below for the direct download (right-click and “Save Link as…”)

Go Home Productions – This Was Pop 2002-2007

BRAT – Follow Me Down to the Killing Moon (UNKLE vs. Echo & the Bunnymen).mp3

When not running Depeche Mode’s website, BRAT finds time to kick out amazing music combinations. Consider the above: if you’re familiar at all with the Bunnymen’s source material, you’ll know that they wrote about as pristine an alt-pop tune as has ever been written. This is better.

More BRAT mashups.

LeeDM101 – Chain Assault (Depeche Mode vs. Massive Attack vs. John Carpenter).mp3

Speaking of Depeche Mode, here they are again, riding the dub-n-electro thrust of both Massive Attack and John Carpenter’s soundtrack classic, Assault on Precinct 13. Oddly enough, Depeche Mode has never sounded this good.

LeeDM101’s Mashup + Remix blog.

LeedDM101’s Soundcloud page, loaded with downloads.

-CLT

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Sonic Collision V3: Saturday Night Is Perfectly Adequate Edition

April 9, 2011

Just a quick post here for the latest Sonic Collision. I’m afraid there shan’t be a Heavy Rotation this weekend as my computer was taken for a spin across the tracks by a careless user, where it began behaving like an ecstasy-addled sorority girl, letting every morally-dubious piece of script have its way with it. I don’t know when it will be back in service, but it has severed my link from a great deal of my music selection and typewritten thingies.

So, for the time being, enjoy these two tracks (which I uploaded before my computer went viral). I will continue to stay connected through my underpowered netbook and its eye-bleeding 10.5″ screen.

Previous Collisions here:
The Sonic Collision Archive

DJ Clivester – The Surface of Saturday Night (Elton John vs. the Chemical Brothers).mp3

DJ Clivester

The Kleptones – Saturday White (Elton John vs. Billy Idol).mp3

The Kleptones

-CLT

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Sonic Collision Volume 1

March 24, 2011

As I threatened way back in the day (actually about a week ago), I’d be posting more mashups for your listening pleasure. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a high-quality pileup of tunes both familiar and un-? (Soulless assholes, that’s who. But none of the followers of this blog fit that category.)

So, here’s the first of what’s hoped to be many, many posts featuring some of the best bastard pop in the business.

tOtALcULt – Fire Breathing Fists (Charlie Sheen vs. Cypress Hill).mp3

Suffering from Sheen overexposure yet? Perhaps not so much? Can’t get enough cocaine wisdom?

It doesn’t really matter what you answer, because Totalcult is here with the remedy, which also happens to be part of the problem. Listen in awe/annoyance as Charlie talks smack over Cypress Hill’s weeded beats.

Via the always amazing Bootie Blog.

A+D – $20 Monday (M.I.A. vs. New Order).mp3

Speaking of the Bootie Blog, here are the hosts matching up M.I.A.’s languorous half-rap with one of the most famous dance tracks in the history of ever. M.I.A. does a little on-the-fly remixing of her own, quoting a bit of the Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?”

More links:

Mashup Industries, home of DJ Clive$ter, Dan Mei, DJ Schmolli, KrazyBen, & Mark Johnce.

The incomparable Dave Wrangler.

The inexplicably named DJ Lobsterdust.

The mashup artist’s mashup artist: DJ Earworm.

-CLT

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Heavy Rotation Vol. 34

February 28, 2010

Another week, another Heavy Rotation. This one comes free of any tenuous connections or references to the “Hand Jive.”

Submitted for your approval: five artists; five songs; five stolen photos. Enjoy.

Feeling nostalgic? Check out the:
Heavy Rotation Archive

Suede – Introducing the Band.mp3
If you’re going to hit the stage, there is no better intro than this track. Swaggering, bruising, bittersweet and suicidal all in one thunderous package. Normally known for their glammed-up Smith’s derivatives, Suede (or London Suede as we know them in the US – for no fucking apparent reason – some other Suede out there cranking out ambisexual glam rock stateside, I suppose) lay down a bottom-heavy foundation on which to strut their “fifty-knuckle shuffle heavy metal machine.”

Parents, lock up your daughters. And your sons. The British re-invasion begins now.

Dog man star took a suck on a pill
And stabbed the cerebellum with a curious quill
Europe, America, Winterland
Introducing the band

Hick thug stuttered through a stereo dream
A fifty knuckle shuffle heavy metal machine
The tears of suburbia drowned the land
Introducing the band

So steal me a savage, subservient son
Get him shacked-up, bloodied-up and sucking on a gun
I want the style of a woman, the kiss of a man
Introducing the band

And as the sci-fi lullaby starts to build
See them whipping all the women, cracked governments killed
Oh, let the century die to violent hands
Introducing the band, introducing the band
Introducing the band, introducing the band

No Age – Eraser.mp3
Comprising of two Los Angeles natives, No Age set up shop at the corner of Shoegaze and College Rock. Sounding like the best parts of Ride and My Bloody Valentine underpinning the best parts of Pavement and Dinosaur Jr./Sebadoh without the elliptical lyrics or bizarre detunings.

Catchy as fucking hell. Like Grade A Smallpox. In your brain.

Micro Titanic – Interplanetary Hunters.mp3
Straight outta the Netherlands, it’s Micro Titanic with an attack of cut n’ paste beats that brings to mind Close (to the Edit) by the Art of Noise and Beat Dis by Bomb the Bass. All good stuff, with a great 80’s vibe and some great horn samples. And hey, at 2:37, it’s not going to wear out its welcome anytime soon.

The Abrahammer – What Was Your Childhood Like?.mp3
From the 80’s into the 90’s with your host, The Abrahammer, whose mash-up skills take the Who, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, the Rugrats theme and hit “blend smoothly.” Fun stuff. Prepare to nerd out completely around the 4:15 mark, when a very familiar videogame theme song kicks in and drags Missy Elliott  Amanda Blank (correction via the Abrahammer himself) around the block in an 8-bit Caddy.

Jay-Z vs. the Verve – Bittersweet Dirt Off Your Shoulders.mp3
From artist(s) unknown comes this blissful mashup of Bittersweet Symphony and Dirt Off Your Shoulders. It’s amazing how well Jay-Z’s anthem meshes with “the best song the Rolling Stones recorded in the last 25 years.” It’s also amazing how many royalties nobody’s earning every time this rolls.

[All music posted on Fancy Plans… is kick ass and too awesome to be contained. All music is also posted temporarily and, due to its high level of ass-kicking, should not be distributed without a prescription and care should be taken while operating heavy equipment or dancing around the living room (clothing optional, but do remember that the blinds are open/kids are still awake).
Should you wish to have your brilliant artistic statement forced back into confinement, please email me at 2timegrime@gmail.com. Feel free to leave a comment, as that will probably be noticed sooner.
By all means, if you like what you hear (and you will), please support the totally rocking artist(s) by purchasing some music or heading out to see them live.]

-CLT

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Heavy Rotation Vol. 27 – Bootlegger’s Delight

December 13, 2009

As promised/threatened, a Heavy Rotation full of mashups and bootlegs. It’s a magical place where 1+1 = whatever you want it to be. Get ready to sing along as frontin’ mcs find themselves draped all over beats and melodies they wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot Roland 808.

Previous, less tangled volumes available here:
The Heavy Rotation Archives

Diamonds – Margherita Hustle
First up, we have two selections from Diamonds, an omnipresent fixture of the Chicago/Milwaukee electro scene. The first selection drops Rick Ross over a lighthearted and bubbly late period Herb Alpert sort of track. I have no idea who provides the backing music and can’t seem to find more info anywhere. If anyone knows what it is, I’d be somewhat eternally grateful (based on trends toward immortality).

Diamonds – Miami Vice Unit
The second selection finds 50 Cent’s G-Unit riding shotgun with Jan Hammer in a speeding cigarette boat. Not as infectious as the previous track, but still a hell of a lot of fun.

DJ Paul V – Tequila Lip Gloss (Lil Mama vs. the Champs)
Does what it says on the tin. Lil Mama’s ode to beauty products gets busy with some incredibly drunk faux-Mexicans. And everyone always says nothing good comes from pounding tequila all night long (Tia Tequila notwithstanding).

Fat Joe & Lil Wayne vs. Hot Butter – Make It Rain Popcorn (DJ Johnatron Edit)
Hey kids! Selling drugs provides the sellers with mad cash! Mad cash they will soon be throwing wildly around in the club! I mean, in da club!

Get down to the novelty disco sounds of Hot Butter and throw down with the baddest pushers this side of legality.

Lil Jon vs. Zombie Nation – Act A Fool (Flosstradamus “Ravestradamus” Mix)
Flosstradamus does us all an inadvertent favor, dragging Lil Jon crack-addled hollering into the nearest rave. Tales of drunken shenanigans mesh pleasurably with Zombie Nation’s inescapable hit, which should soon have you rapping like you’ve never rapped before and chanting rhythmically like you haven’t since Blur released Song #2.

All files made to “play nice” and zipped for easy transmission:
Heavy Rotation 27
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-CLT

[All music posted on Fancy Plans… is kick ass and too awesome to be contained. All music is also posted temporarily and, due to its high level of ass-kicking, should not be distributed without a prescription and care should be taken while operating heavy equipment or dancing around the living room (clothing optional, but do remember that the blinds are open/kids are still awake).
Should you wish to have your brilliant artistic statement forced back into confinement, please email me at 2timegrime@gmail.com. Feel free to leave a comment, as that will probably be noticed sooner.
By all means, if you like what you hear (and you will), please support the totally rocking artist(s) by purchasing some music or heading out to see them live.]
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Heavy Rotation Vol. 26 – Pop Tarts and Retro Night

December 6, 2009

Heading back to the pop end of the spectrum as a palate-cleanser after last week’s weed-and-uppers bender. After spending what seems like hours with unfocused proto-metalheads and their paranoia, it’s time to head back to the future (the present) and stroll around in the past (by way of some artists of the present who are hard at work on the future of music). 

This will all become clearer as the music starts. Let’s let a little light in here.

That’s better. Your eyes will adjust. So will your ears.

Previous adjustments available here:
The Heavy Rotation Archives

Annie – Chewing Gum (Mylo Mix)
Blonde and Norwegian as hell, Annie hit the pop scene in 1999, as the Kylie Minogue it was “cool” to like. (This was up until Kylie became the Kylie it was “cool” to like, with the release of Can’t Get You Out of My Head. Danni still remains mostly unlikeable. She’s like an Ashlee Simpson.)

A saucy little pop tune, about disposable boys who can be tossed aside like chewing gum once the “flavor is gone,” is toughened up by the production of Mylo, who gives it a little more bass swagger and some thumping kick drum.

Enjoyable as a brisk walk in the altogether and nearly as memorable. (The police will “remember” it permanently in that ever-swelling file of yours.)

Goldfrapp – Ooh La La
Alison Goldfrapp, the Annie it’s still “cool” to like, makes some truly sensual synthpop with impeccable production values. Ooh La La invites you to “dial up her number” and “switch her on.” Who are you to say no?

No. Seriously. Who the fuck do you think you are? Listen to the breathy, seductive voice. Listen to the galloping, lithe backbeat. That infectious chorus rising over some buzzing synths and guitar-tweakery.

And then there’s the drop. Removing everything but some bass rumble and spare handclaps, bringing Ms. Goldfrapp’s “voice that raised a thousand tent poles” to the front.

You won’t be saying no.

Late Nite Tuff Guy – Changes
Late Nite Tuff Guy, aka House Master Cam, aka Carmelo Bianchetti, takes a throwaway Gary Numan track (from 1989’s Automatic) and turns it into a low-key house monster.

Hailing from Australia but following the Italo-House blueprint of his forefathers, DJ HMC tuffens up Numan’s electro with some 808 drums, some quavering synths and a bassline that wouldn’t seem out of place during disco’s mutation in house music.

Compares favorably to proto-house classics like Cerrone’s Supernature or Laid Back’s White Horse and wouldn’t seem out of place in Danny Tenaglia’s rotation or being rerubbed to perfection by the guys in Deep Dish.

Den Haan – Heist
Exploding out of the gate (with an actual digital explosion… um… sound) like Georgio Moroder covering the Miami Vice theme, Den Haan carve themselves into history through a careful and brilliant reimagining of every early-’80s instrumental theme song into a surgical synthtastic strike that sounds simultaneously familiar and like nothing you’ve heard before.

There’s musical shoutouts to everything in here: drums from Can, the aforementioned Moroder, Jan Hammer’s clattering electro-drums, chanted vocals a la Bow Wow Wow or A Split Second and here and there a few piercing synth stabs recalling John Carpenter’s soundtrack work.

DJ Geometrix – What You Know About a White Wedding (T.I. King vs. Billy Idol)
As I’ve said previously, I have a weakness for hip hop. But my weakness is usually only fully exposed once said hip hop tracks in unchained from the same-old, same-old 808 beats and given a new leash on life with an unexpected life partner.

Enter DJ Geometrix, whose mind added 1+1 and got “fuck yeah,” with his reimagining of our musical world which now views T.I. and Billy Idol as co-partners in a rebirth/rekilling of rock and roll.

All files in one white-hot pop mess:
Heavy Rotation Vol. 26
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-CLT

[All music posted on Fancy Plans… is kick ass and too awesome to be contained. All music is also posted temporarily and, due to its high level of ass-kicking, should not be distributed without a prescription and care should be taken while operating heavy equipment or dancing around the living room (clothing optional, but do remember that the blinds are open/kids are still awake).
Should you wish to have your brilliant artistic statement forced back into confinement, please email me at 2timegrime@gmail.com. Feel free to leave a comment, as that will probably be noticed sooner.
By all means, if you like what you hear (and you will), please support the totally rocking artist(s) by purchasing some music or heading out to see them live.]