All entries for July 2007
July 21, 2007
Ah, so it’s all mashups round here at the moment is it? In that case you’ll be wanting to look at Good Blimey a possibly illegal, but certainly interesting website which collates loads of brilliant, and not so brilliant mashups, from a wide variety of DJs.
Now to save you all some sifting I’ve dug up a few of my favourites, but there’s certainly others on there you might like more.
Peaches vs. The Rapture – ‘Fuck The Jealous Lovers’ by unknown
Ok, the mixing here ain’t the best. Peaches is too low in the mix, but the timing and the idea are rather fine. In fact this one is crying out for a proper version, or hell an actual performance from the two acts. Contains some high class swearing, but it involves Peaches so what were you expecting?
Dizzee Rascal vs. Interpol – ‘Live Stand Up’ by McSleazy
Now this is a bit of class. Well put together, and Dizzee sounds good against the New Yorkers’ dark indie. Also as it’s not a massively well known Dizzee track it functions with less of the novelty element that some mashups can have – it works well enough on its own.
Green Day vs. Opus 3 – ‘It’s a Fine Holiday’ by Divide and Kreate
Actually my favourite mashup of all time, partly because as a small thing I really loved the Opus 3 dance version of this track, and amazingly this works despite both songs being in different time signatures, and being rather unlikely bedfellows. No idea who came up with the idea (someone called Divide and Kreate) but it’s brilliant.
Kelly Clarkson vs. Rammstein – ‘Since You’ve Been Rosenrot’ by DJ Schmolli
Yes, you read that right. American Idol warbler Clarkson and industrial camp metal German dudes Rammstein, all mixed up and sounding sufficiently over the top for fans of both. Try it, you might like it!
July 20, 2007
In the comments to this entry I promised “I’ll be on this like a mofo, mashups are probably my strongest area of musical expertise. POSTS TO COME!” then never delivered. Consider this the first instalment.
I don’t know who Huerzo is, but I sure like his mashups. You can find more here.
I first heard that mash up on the 4th Make Some Noise podcast, a brilliant selection of mash ups and remixes presented by Andy Churchill, one of whose tracks I’ve chosen to feature next. This is a favourite of mine, Cleaning Out My Fly, Eminem’s “Cleaning Out My Closet” VS Lenny Kravitz’s “Fly Away”. Simple, but I like it.
Finally I want to introduce you to a classic: Soulwax’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit vs Bootylicious” (Nirvana vs Destiny’s Child). I first heard this on Soulwax’s excellent Christmas Hang The DJ Mix on Radio 1 back in 2001. However, it’s a little unclear if the mashup is actually theirs so any advice/correction on that would be appreciated. Here’s a video mash up for double fun (the editor seems to have made the video Destiny’s Child heavy, which, given their yumminess, I have little complaint about).
Actually, I’m pretty sure the music used there is an inferior edit to the one used on the Hang the DJ set, but I’m leaving it anyway.
That’s enough for now. I hope you like.
July 17, 2007
Whilst Mat’s using a la discotheque to persuade the world that Kate Nash is the best female sing songwriter about (and she is rather ace) I dispute this. How can anything better this, the new single, and bonkers video, from Roisin Murphy, ex of Moloko?
It’s called ‘Overpowered’ and is made of pure awesome.
It’s an electro pop gem, and is going to sound amazing in clubs. Harass your local DJ for it now!
That is all.