Jungle Monkees (DJ Krust vs Monkees)

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Err, I have retired. Honest. DJNoNo didn’t get that message though, so this silly fun thing slipped out. Naughty NoNo. Apparently he heard the Monkees track and started singing Last Train to Clarksvile…Jungle VIP!

It’s DJ Krust – Warhead vs Monkees – Last Train to Clarksville.

TV Nation (Daft Punk vs Spearhead vs Montrose)

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TV Nation is a mashup that has been hanging around in multiple demo forms since 2008, now thanks to better stems and acapellas it’s finished (I know I said I retired but this was an opportunity too good to miss, always wanted this to work – also always wanted to do a good Daft Punk mashup). It’s Daft Punk – Television Rules The Nation vs Spearhead’s Rock The Nation vs Montrose – Rock The Nation and a few bits from the Beatnigs / Disposable Heroes of Hiphopcrisy – Television Drug of the Nation.

And it’s oddly topical now, with Donald Trump and the presidential elections coming up, the lines about media manipulation and fat tycoons, people staying in their bubble and not wanting to step out of it. Sadly still very current.

Thanks go out to DJ Schmolli, Ian Fondue, Jez Celebrity Murder Party and Lee Spoons for their advice and help.

Download: Instamatic – TV Nation (Daft Punk vs Spearhead vs Montrose)

Another lost video – Fraggle Ross

I found this on my hard drive too – DJNoNo – Fraggle Ross gets a video at last (Fraggle Rock vs SebastiAn’s Ross Ross Ross), did this mostly in 2013 for Kleptonite, just finished it up and sorted out some technical issues. Silly and stupid and rude…so very DJNoNo, and quite crumplebang?

I enjoyed putting potty-words in Red’s mouth and making Junior Gorg look like he was breakdancing, anyway. Probably last a week before Henson & co. pull it – I wouldn’t blame them! Sorry. I am a bad man.

Demis Roussos – Midnight Is The Time I Need You (fingertrouble’s Psychodelidisco mix)

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This is a real Friday/Saturday jam, my remix of the long-forgotten Demis Roussos (sadly we lost him last year) classic from 1975, ‘Midnight Is The Time I Need You’.

When I heard this tune as with the Midnight Stud I not only fell in love with a dusty disco classic, I thought it needed to be longer as it was only ever a 7″ length track, more DJ-friendly, warped to the beat, remastered and general shininess added.

I listened to all the re-edits out there and found them good but a bit lacking…this indeed started as a re-edit, but I just kept adding stuff, so it’s the most remix-y remix I’ve done (usually I try and be more like edits, fairly transparent in what I add, mostly about structure and drums/bass)

You can download this and other Psychodelidisco mixes on my Bandcamp.

Disco remixes #1 – Midnight Stud – Gloria (fingertrouble remix)

Well I might have stopped doing mashups, but I’m still creating mixes over at Radio Clash and Mixcloud, and recently started exploring remixes, which you can hear in my Psychodelidisco (Disco Psycheness) mix.

The first I’m posting from that mix is my remix of Midnight Stud’s Gloria – a cover of Them it seems completely forgotten, and I found it by accident trawling through Discogs. It was only ever released as a 7″ so I thought of creating a slightly more DJ-friendly and remastered version.

You can download this and other Psychodelidisco mixes on my Bandcamp.

Final Mashups #6 – Imperial Nanny (John Williams vs Julie Andrews)

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And last but not least, here’s my second Star Wars mashup, this was started in 2005 as part of the ill-fated Boot In 60 Seconds project, but never really worked, was a bit of a car-crash. It was semi-released as part of that mix, and other places, but this is the final version.

It combines Spoonful of Sugar from the Disney movie Mary Poppins (topical!) with John Williams Imperial March theme, as Orbital and 2 Bad Mice as the droids you aren’t looking for!

Appropriate to end on something complete silly…Would love to say doing these has rekindled my love of mashups…but no, although fun to see these finally see the light of day, it’s also reminded me what a faff it is.

So that’s me out – bye! Thanks all for listening over the years.

DJNoNo – Imperial Nanny (John Williams vs Julie Andrews)

Final Mashups #5 – Star Wars Gurls (Katy Perry vs Meco)

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Spin that glitterball death star! In time for the new film (although completely by accident, long before Lucas was a twinkle in Disney’s eye, these mashups were started 5-10 years ago) here are the first of two Star Wars mashups.

Star Wars Gurls is Meco’s Star Wars goes space disco via California Gurls with Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg.

I’ve always had a bad feeling about this, it’s been a real disturbance in the Force over the years and probably still is a bucket of bolts, due to strange minor bits in the Meco track. In the end I had to use the Melodyne trial to force the acapella into key…Use the Force Luke! Well we know mashups shouldn’t be forced, but I’ve always wanted to release this, so treat it as a bit of fun. Still will make the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs!

Download Star Wars Gurls (Meco vs Katy Perry ft Snoop Dog)

Talking of fun, the next mashup should be that…

Thanks to Jez Biggs, Ian Lloyd and Lee Prince for help making this mashup.

Other images I created for the artwork but didn’t make it:

starwarsgurls1  Attribution: Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-13629 / CC-BY-SA 3.0

starwarsgurls2 original image freeparking CC BY-NC 2.0.

Credits:
Femtrooper image by Don Solo, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
Lady with cigarette Attribution: Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-13629 / CC-BY-SA 3.0
Grandpa’s friends by freeparking, CC BY-NC 2.0.

Final Mashups #4 – DJNoNo – Ballroom

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Planned 10 years ago, the Ballroom EP (now album) has been a long time coming…two of the tracks were released (here in a remastered or better quality form) but the rest laid in the Unfinished folder.

Mixing ballroom music – big band, jazz, bossa nova, exotica, swing, easy listening and classical pops – with hip hop and r n’ b years before the term electroswing was invented, I’m surprised no-one has done an album concept like this in the last decade?

Dedicated to Mr Fab, Evolution Control Committee and all the Crumplebangers Crew.

Download DJNoNo Ballroom – zip file (73Mb) or Mediafire.

Tracklist:

  1. Mexican Love War (Public Enemy ‘Make Love Fuck War’ vs Geoff Love ‘Mexican Hat Dance’)
  2. Push It Muchacho (Salt n’ Pepa ‘Push It’ vs Esquivel ‘Mucha Muchacha’)
  3. March of the Forgotten (Joe Loss ‘Mark of the Mods’ vs Dre ft Eminem ‘Forgot about Dre’)
  4. Swing The Guillotine (Death Grips ‘Guillotine’ vs Glen Miller ‘In The Mood’)
  5. Stripper Jackson (Joe Loss ‘The Stripper’ vs Michael Jackson ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’)
  6. Quando Tip (Q-Tip ‘Breathe And Stop’ vs Manuel ‘Quando Quando Quando’)
  7. Super Wheels (Eminem ‘Superman’ vs Joe Loss ‘Wheels Cha Cha’)
  8. Ludasifinado (Ludacris ‘Stand Up’ vs Laurindo Almeida ‘Desafinado’)
  9. Cha Cha Like It’s Hot (Snoop Dogg ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ vs Starlight Strings ‘Unforgettable’ 2015 remaster)

Final mashups #3 – Impact Mode

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Started 6 (!) years ago, this mashup of Depeche Mode’s Just Can’t Get Enough vs Orbital – Impact (Live) has been featured on mixes, usually from the Parkade but never released – until now. I was never happy with any mashup it has to be told, despite what some people say – stuff that got released either was ‘oh sod it – I’m so fed up with this, that’ll do’ or in some cases had been hanging around for years, and on the 3rd, 4th or 5th iteration.

I estimate I didn’t release almost half of my mashups or more because I wasn’t happy…sometimes I think to their detriment, some of these are perfectly fine. I got rather obsessed with quality – partly because the disdain some of the mashups community showed me and my work, I wanted to ‘show them’. Silly really.

No-one ever did the 30 minute mashup in fact (good ones anyway) – that was a lie, I call bullshit on everyone who said that, you knew they’d spent hours if not days on it. That’s the kind of weird competitiveness that was rife in GYBOland…and beyond.

This one is dedicated to the Parkade and all the DJs there.

Impact Mode (Orbital vs Depeche Mode)

Final Mashups #2: Lost At The Beach

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A mashup that came out of my long-running remix of The Clash’s ‘Lost In The Supermarket'(more of that soon) 2 years ago, this is a very ambient chilled mashup using Beach House’s Myth…just finished it, and I think it works really well.

Lost At The Beach (The Clash vs Beach House)