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…).
Originally done for Kleptonite, here’s one of my new mashups which is Salt N’ Pepa’s Push It vs Dee-Lite’s Groove Is In The Heart…no HD since the Dee-Lite video is such low quality, even the ‘high quality’ ones!
The idea isn’t original, Half Arsed Beats did this in in the early 00s but I wanted to remake it with a video and refine it as their version was, err, as they say ‘quirky’ and not really DJ friendly with some very erratic off-beat* fill sections.
* Nice way of saying those sections were OOT, as in out of time…or maybe it was an early experimental version of fidget house on the fill breaks, I dunno? It annoyed me that such a great idea wasn’t done as a straignt mashup. Yes it might not be ‘cred’ or 100% original, or even that clever, but sometimes you have to just put your DJ ego aside and do the track as it needs to be done…a good simple cheesy fun floor-filler. As long as that’s not ALL you do *grin*
Also I did quite a few other videos for Kleptonite, not for my mashes although I have a few others coming – here’s a selection:
Really proud of the Compuphonic / Petula Clark and E-Jitz – Def Con Wan ones. You can find more of my video work, including some new videos for old Instamatic/DJNoNo classics on YouTube and Vimeo. Should be a few more to come, including a very silly one and a very moody one.
Yes in time for Christmas – it’s a new remastered version of Losing My Sledge by TBC Poundsystem (myself and Jeb 50 Pound Note) – a Xmas cover version & mashup of LCD Soundsystem’s Losing My Edge – this time with remastered/remixed audio, and funky dancing Santa lipsync video with pink tinsel, fairy lights and other kitsch campness! Those with long memories will remember this from 2006 but not sure I posted it here – well here it is in much better remixed form!
Mashup also features MJ’s Don’t Stop If You Get Enough & Lipps Inc’s Funkytown, as well as sleighbells by moi and vocals by Jeb. It’s the first net release from Jeb’s Kuma-Chan records, KUMA 1000. More to come from Kuma-Chan – watch this space (well the links down below).
PRESSIES! Download the remixed 2012 track with a new dub instrumental b-side and amazing 4 page artwork by Jeb! Spread – upload – share – annoy neighbours, play over the turkey, dance like a santa-loon etc.
Captain Obvious Strikes Again! His latest mashup is so unapologetically gay it would spontaneously set a Chick-Fil-A on fire with it’s glamourous flamboyant hot mess campness!
It’s Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ vs Scissor Sisters ‘Let’s Have A Kiki’ – I so LOVE the Kiki track still, it’s not true so when I found the acapella I had to make it even camper. In fact camp as a row of tents but then so am I when at a Kiki BIG AIR MWAHS to Ronald Koenders and CjR for various *gorgeous* accessories.
(Taxi image by Marc Samsom, used under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)
As premiered in the latest podcast, this mashup isn’t my idea at all – Jeb Edwards aka DJ 50PoundNote asked me to make it as part of his set. He originally heard it on a friends tape from the 80′s but couldn’t find the original whitelabel (or it might have been mixed live?) so this is my recreation! It’s not a new combo bar The Clash bit, but the other combos I’ve heard are too fast or just don’t work. I think this works as an old-skool summer mashup – shame there isn’t any sun at the moment!
Obviously it’s Heaven 17′s Let Me Go vs Arthur Baker’s Rockers Revenge project ‘Walking on Sunshine’ with a little bit of Magnificent Seven by The Clash.
Being a Man Of Many Aliases (some of which have never been shared, dear reader) after DJNoNo and before I was Captain Obvious (and round about the same time as DJ Contaminations) I did a single spoof track by Buyrite Soundsystem, a spoof of a few friends of mine and their Rolex/Wiley connection, and the general tendency for neon, whoop-whoop lazer noises and deep basslines predominant at the time. Except rather than a cool 4×4 UK bass (yes that’s what they called it, 4×4 rather than 2-step, silly term) mashup, Zig & Zag got in on the mix.
Must have been doing something right as APC posted it back in the day, but now I can confess it was I, L’Eclair. Although anyone with half a brain probly worked it out, given that it sounded like DJNoNo Goes Neon Hoxton Rave.
Watch this space because it seems the last 2-3 mashups bar the last (which was actually created before all of these, just to confuse!) have a theme and the next one is in keeping, I hope it goes down as well as that one! Certainly temped to do Fleetwood Mix 2, Electric Boogaloo on my own at this rate…
Thanks A+D! And I of course will be attending Bootie London in a week’s time – see you all there?
Another mashup I forgot to post was the special mashup I made for the wedding of sometime Radio Clash co-host Ian Fondue and the lovely Naomi…it’s a mix of Billy Idol’s White Wedding and Futurehead’s Hounds of Love – the latter cos it’s a real Crimes Against Pop track and they met at the club (I was a semi-regular there too – it’s very missed!).
A rarity a new mashup from me…a sequel of sorts to the Golden Mirror this I think works better…it’s Fleetwood Mac – Rhiannon vs Sia’s Breathe Me, a simple A vs B but I think has a great ambient mood, and makes me think of birds and wind and welsh goddesses.