A story of Dave and his teddy bear – something spooky for Halloween, but for any day! Not created a mashup video for a while, created for Rhythm Scholar’s great remix with various 1950’s and 1960’s old film footage from public domain and Creative Commons sources such as Prelinger Archive. This marks my third Depeche Mode mashup video, after my Neon Sex People and Miss Cyberpink’s Strangeword.
Shout outs to Rhythm Scholar, Depeche Mode, Anton Corbijn and all who were involved with this remix (credits on the video), love your work.
And you can also hear the remix on my latest podcast, or download the extended remix and dub here.
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!
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.