Old tracks revisited / reposted

As part of the big cupboard cleaning mentioned in the main post, I found some old tbc tracks, including a redo I did of one of my Boards of Canada tracks, Saturday Sunshine (2012 Retweak) (Boards of Canada ‘Hey Saturday Sun’ vs Roy Ayers ‘Everybody Loves the Sunshine’) which had a re-rub a few years back, to give it a happier, sunnier sheen:

Early on, sometimes I’d abandon tracks and post them as they were…this happened to ‘I Try But The Words Weigh Too Much’ – Macy Gray’s ‘I Try…’ vs Kings of Convenience – ‘Weight of my Words (Four Tet Remix) – which was online in 2004 or 2005, as part of my old multiply site, but not since. Tuning issues, but then again that’s not always easy with Macy Gray…

Rare unreleased mashups and new Audiomack site

Having a clear out of the dusty mashup cupboards at NoNo/RadioClash Towers, and found quite a few unfinished or finished but unreleased mashups, or stuff that was on my old Multiply site and never got reposted.

So I’ve now setup a page on Audiomack and uploaded some tracks that fell off Soundcloud, were never really posted/uploaded apart from GYBO, or demos and rarities as well as the other tracks you (don’t) know and (don’t) love. First few are from the GYBO Weekend Challenge where you had only 1-2 days to create them using one or both of the posted acapella(s) or instrumental(s), and so are a bit rough and ready, like demos – but quite good all the same. I tended to only post the winning entries (I won the Weekend Challenge twice, with Bollywood In Space and the first one, Fela Down The Chip Shop. I Heard You Were Ill was another entry, but didn’t win.

I of course have uploaded the new/old mashups here too, because Audiomack is new, and after Soundcloud’s censorious approach I trust no-one.

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First up is Zombie Britney (Britney’s ‘Hold It Against Me’ vs T>Power’s ‘Blissed Out Snacking Zombies’) which was for Weekend Challenge #38 in 2011, wasn’t sure what to expect from this, but it works really well actually. Didn’t win though.

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Another for that challenge is Francis In The Desert which is Controlfreak ‘Desert Fox’ vs Sage Francis ‘Slow Down Ghandi’. Works pretty well, Controlfreak loved it – but it does go a little OOT towards the end, but remember all the challenges had to be done over a weekend.

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And from Challenge #14 is S.W.A.T – Sugar Cube With Attitude (Compton Hit) – Sugarcubes – Hit with N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton. This works really well, didn’t win though.

And a demo – I really really don’t like posting demos unless they are 90% there but this is very unfinished, but unlikely to ever be. That said, I think it has something in the first half, and could make a really good track. This was for Challenge #39, with Eagles of Death Metal – Cherry Cola was the acapella, but I was obsessed with Crimson and Clover at the time, and added a Massive Attack beat and rap. Lack of time and lack of instrumental scuppered this one, along with tempo changes in the original Tommy James & The Shondells song…

Another demo that’s been hanging around for ages (since 2008!), was on this site’s player but not for download (officially) and probably won’t be finished is Silence Anywhere, Depeche Mode vs Presets.

A friend was trying to do a mashup/remix album about bass, and so I did Alternate Justice using Altern-8, Dizzee Rascal and Justice. I think it words surprisingly well, if a bit rough in places. I never really did a Justice track I was happy with, actually apart from DJ Contaminations which tbh was partly a DJ Hero rip!. This is not perfect towards the end, and shows it’s unfinished state, but most of it shows old skool rave flavour!

Another long-lost mashup is another Depeche Mode one, favourite of the Parkade is Impact Mode (Orbital – Impact vs DM’s Just Can’t Get Enough). Had a few goes at this, it’s 99% there. I probably should’ve released it properly, but as ever I just lose interest!

And last but no means least is Star Wars Gurls, a track I’ve had a few goes at and like the last ‘demo’ is pretty much there but got lost in the, err, ‘rush’ *ahem*. It’s Meco’s Star Wars theme vs Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg – California Gurls. I was intending to make a video for this, but again that never happened…in a galaxy far, far away, maybe.

And don’t forget to check out the one unreleased and the other reposted ambient mashups over at the tbc site.

DJ NoNo – 99 Hardcore Problems (Jimmy Jay vs Jay-Z)

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Nuff Hardcore Problems, Primadonna Bitches!

Jimmy Jay-Z and the Happy Hardcore Posse Nena Style, 99 Problems And A Bastard Invasion Aint One. 2006 CREW REPREZENT!

99 Hardcore Problems (Jimmy Jay vs Jay-Z) + Soundcloud

Mad OLd skool props goes out to Jay-Zeezer, 10 years of 99 Luft Problems! PROJECT FLAKE IN DA AREA!

DJ NoNo – 99 Polkas. Accordions + Jay-Z = <3

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Sum gits have said I wuz dead, I wuz only sleepin’ REEEEEWIND! IMMA COMING BACK!

Jay-Z plus 99 Red Balloons Accordion stylee, innit.

99 Polkas (And A Ballet Aint One) Squeezettes – 99 Red Balloons vs 99 Problems by Jay-Zed. + Soundcloud.

O.G. props goes out to Jay-Zeezer aka DJ Mike, 10 years of 99 Luft Problems! PROJECT FLAKE IN DA HOUSE!

Instamatic – Still Haven’t Found It (Negativland vs String Quartet 2014 version)

stillhaventfoundit U2 vs String Quartet

With the death of Casey Kasem Negativland released the stems for their litigious ‘hit’ ‘The Letter U And The Numeral 2′, which survived ten days before U2’s legal eagles swooped and had no sense of humour at all. Over ten years ago I mashed this up with the String Quartet version of ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’ using a sparse version. Now the stems are out there, it made sense to revisit it….adding in more Casey. (RIP).

Download: Instamatic – Still Haven’t Found It (Negativland vs String Quartet 2014 version)

Original 2004 version is still on here.

Instamatic – FIFA’s Out Of Control

New mashups on the way from Mr NoNo and Instamatic, but here’s a topical quickie – Pop Will Eat Itself ‘Reclaim the Game’ vs Chemical Brothers ‘Enjoyed’ aka ‘Out of Control’ instrumental remix.

PWEI released the acapella for their track Reclaim The Game, asking people to mash it up. I’m not a football fan but horrified by what’s been happening out in Brazil, the pacifications, the billions for stadiums that will only be used a few times while people live in favelas, the corruption, the tax-free exemptions for FIFA. FIFA is responsible, but doesn’t seem to care, even with a billion in the bank.

I broke the 109bpm rule in their competition, so what, so sue me ;-)

Download the MP3 here.

Ms Cyberpink’s Strangeword gets an Instamatic Video (Cameo vs Depeche Mode)

Here’s a video for former Parkade co-owner and DJ Amanda Shinji aka Ms Cyberpink’s great mashup ‘Strangeword’ – Cameo’s ‘Word Up’ vs Depeche Mode’s ‘Strangelove’ – a lot of fun to do. And again you can hear this track and tracks like it on rotation at Radio Clash Live.

I generally don’t tend to post my mashup videos over here, but they are a large part of my output now, expecially with Kleptonite (RIP) and hopefully other VJ gigs. You can find out more of my mashup videos over at my YouTube and Vimeo (both Push Groove and Strangeword would be on YouTube but nasty WMG & UMG stopped that…).