Bootie Top 10 – Genesis vs U2 vs Negativland

Instamatic Still Haven't Thrown It All Away (Genesis vs U2 vs Negativland) mashup cover Bootie Top 10

I am seriously behind posting my mashups to my site and here – check my Sowndhaus page for the up-to-date latest releases, but this recent mashup made the Bootie Top 10 for June – surprised because it features Negativland, not the usually most ‘pop’ of artists (although they are popstars in my heart…) but the rest is very radio friendly.

It mixes Genesis with more memories of 1986 with ‘Throwing It All Away’ – one of my first albums was Invisible Touch and I still stand by that album – mixed with U2’s stadium-bothering I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For and the lawyer-bothering ‘The Letter U and the Numeral 2’ acapella and ‘radio edit’ which U2 famously nuked and is a part of mashup/copyright history.

I even did a ‘booper’ radio version – I asked The Weatherman if I could use some of his booper and he said yes, so I took some bits to edit out the rudeness, still think those bits are too strange for radio, but Stranger Things have happened (see what I did there?)

Download: Still Haven’t Thrown It All Away (Genesis vs U2 vs Negativland) and Still Haven’t Thrown It All Away (Boopered Version)

Pride Mashups: Relax And Take The Easy Cure (Aurora vs MIKA) & Lizzo vs Patrick Cowley & Sylvester

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As it’s Pride month (well in the States/the Stonewall anniversary, our Pride is the start of July in London, Brighton is in August.) so here’s two new mashups/ First is a mashup and video of not one but TWO queer artists – MIKA and Aurora .

Her song ‘Cure for Me’ is about conversion therapy, so it’s sadly very apt for these times. No Cure for Me! MIKA – who recently presented Eurovision, his Relax, Take It Easy song which contrast the Aurora vocal, like a call and answer, and has some quite alarming lyrics to contrast the chorus. It’s intentionally bittersweet pop vs pop with a deeper message.

It got it’s exclusive first play on DJSQWRL’s Bootie stream early this morning, and went down well, so here’s to many more! And it has a video – had a lot of fun with effects and layering, it’s one of my best.

Download: Instamatic – Relax And Take The Easy Cure (Aurora vs MIKA)

And also this is the second mashup I made for Pride this time from Captain Obvious – my Lizzo vs Patrick Cowley ft Sylvester – Do Ya Wanna Funk mashup, very 1978 disco like the Lizzo song – About Damn Time – in two versions, extended and shorter ‘radio’ edit (as if I’d ever be played on the radio!)

Captain Obvious Damn Ya Wanna Funk (Lizzo vs Patrick Cowley Featuring Sylvester) mashup cover Pride

Download: Captain Obvious – Damn Ya Wanna Funk (Extended Version) (Lizzo vs Patrick Cowley Featuring Sylvester

Download: Captain Obvious – Damn Ya Wanna Funk (Lizzo vs Patrick Cowley Featuring Sylvester)

And BONUS: here’s a quick mashup I did of Lizzo vs Daft Punk, Lose Yourself To Dance with About Damn Time.

Captain Obvious - About Damn Punk (Lizzo vs Daft Punk) aka About Damn Time To Lose Yourself To Dance mashup bootleg cover

Download: Captain Obvious – About Damn Punk (Lizzo vs Daft Punk) aka About Damn Time To Lose Yourself To Dance

I hope these two get played at various Pride celebrations for my queer family 🙂

Stranger Things – Kate Bush vs Depeche Mode

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Edit – and now with video! Spoilers if you haven’t watched Stranger Things 4, so be warned.

Those of you who are watching ST4 will know what this is about…a very emotional scene (no spoilers!) using Kate Bush- Running Up That Hill (and further used in the series frequenty). The choice of Depeche Mode is because the lyrics fitting that episode perfectly – other songs were not a thematic match.

I debated whether to post this, as its NOT a tribute mashup but it just happened that Depeche Mode works best with Running Up That Hill – and it’s such an obvious mash it’s probably been done before (I couldn’t find one though) and as Running Up That Hill is shooting up the charts and this moment will be gone shortly,

And seems a bit unfair on the surviving members of a band to basically ban them cos one member had died? I don’t like or feature mashups that are posted immediately after a death, in the first day or so…it’s been longer than that since Andy Fletcher sadly died.

Anyway, Depeche Mode fans seem OK with it, and it’s been received very well on Sowndhaus and Bootie’s mashup page, so unlike a lot of random stuff that’s hiding over at the Sowndhaus page I thought I’d post this first. I need to update the highlights here – got a lot of things to post and a big Pride-related post tomorrow.

Instamatic – Policy of Running (Depeche Mode vs Kate Bush from Stranger Things)

Katamari Sound Machine (Rhythm Is Gonna Funk You) (Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine vs Katamari Forever)

Instamatic Katamari Sound Machine (Rhythm Is Gonna Funk You) (Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine vs Katamari Forever) mashup bootleg latin bastard pop Senor Coconut

Last week’s challenge was video game tunes, so of course I chose my favourite games – although in this case, it’s my favourite game soundtrack, I’ve never played Katamari Damacy or sequels!

Yes this is Senor Coconut remixing Katamari on the Funk it’s on the game soundtrack for Katamari Forever…and works perfectly with Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine.

I wanted to do a mashup with Katamari on the Rocks, this is my third attempt since the 00’s, but it’s just too busy. So hence Senor Cocounut’s more stripped back take on Shibuya-Kei (this in fact probably was my first musical experience of that genre back in the mid 00’s) worked better.

Merengue! Cha Cha Cha!

Fun fact: as an 80’s teen I was a MASSIVE Gloria Estefan err, fan. Had several of her – well Miami Sound Machine’s – 80’s albums including Anything For You that included ‘Rhythm…’.

Making her into the King (Queen?) of All The Cosmos is all kinds of funny though for the artwork….

Katamari Sound Machine (Rhythm Is Gonna Funk You) Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine – Rhythm Is Gonna Get You vs Katamari on the Funk (Senor Coconut’s Katamambo! remix)


Marvin Gayle (Gayle vs Marvin Gaye)

Instamatic Marvin Gayle (Gayle vs Marvin Gaye) ABCDEFU What's Going On mashup bootleg bastard pop soul fuck you

I was trying to make Gayle vs Gaye Bykers On Acid – dunno why but given this is probably the best thing I’ve done this year, I’ll take it. Had fun recreating the cover as well, finding that rather odd Germanic typeface.

I did google/YT it, I don’t think it’s been done….She goes all soulful, her singing seems to suit a slower tempo, all drawn out. I didn’t like ABCDEFU when I first heard it, but it’s grown on me.

Marvin Gayle (ABCDEFU vs Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On)


Instamatic vs iWillBattle – Beatles Got Back

Instamatic vs iWillBattle Beatles Got Back (Sir MixALot vs The Beatles vs Channel One) Paul McCartney Got Back mashup bootleg bastard pop

Probably the world record for fastest reboot/remix?

I asked iWillBattle if it was OK to reboot his mashup ‘Paul McCartney Got Back’ , a brilliant combo of The Beatles with Billy Preston – Get Back vs Sir MixALot’s Baby Got back inspired by Paul McCartney’s Got Back tour poster. That was released just 24 hours ago because I wanted to take it in another direction. He said yes, and is happy for me to release this (I checked with him because the first time I did this the person wasn’t happy with it, only really done this 3 or 4 times in nearly 20 years!).

Here is his original:

And here is my take:

I wanted to add the beat from the original, which turns out is a sample itself – an early house track by Juan Atkins and Doug Craig (Carl Craigs brother) aka Channel One -Technicolor, and add more Beatles in, and generally beef it up.

This is very much the ‘maxi’ extended version to the original, which still stands up as a classic A vs B, but I wanted to have fun glitching to the beat and making more of an Instamatic version. Also his doesn’t have the intro, so I added that back in, because I think it’s a really iconic part of that track, but spun to the Beatles studio chat…. ‘Lorreta!’.

Proudest bit is in the drop – sometimes the simplest ideas are the best!

Anyway it’ s been interesting talking to Will comparing our different approaches, and looks like he might make a video of this, so it comes back around 😉

Instamatic vs iWillBattle Beatles Got Back (Sir MixALot vs The Beatles vs Channel One) Paul McCartney Got Back mashup bootleg bastard pop
Download my version ‘Beatles Got Back’ here, or Will’s Paul McCartney Got Back’ over at Sowndhaus.

GOh Beat! (The Linda Lindas vs The Go Go’s)

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Probably the first Linda Lindas mashup?

This was done for this week’s Crumplbanger’s Challenge which was from Will Battle – and he challenged us to use a track from a band on the When We Were Young festival. A lot of bands I am not into, but at the bottom is The Linda Linda’s which I LOVE.

Listening to their last but one single ‘Oh!’ I was reminded of the Go Go’s and We Got The Beat, so I mashed the two together. A short pop punk gem, if I say so myself.

This was awarded 4th out of a massive week of 35 entries! Very proud of that.

GOh Beat! (Linda Lindas vs Go Go’s)

Run The Jungle (Run The Jewels vs Dwarde & Tim Reaper)

Run The Jungle (Run The Jewels vs Dwarde & Tim Reaper) mashup bootleg drum and bass bastard pop

Another lost mashup – this Jungle/drum and bass remake of the then current Ooh La La by RTJ got played on the podcast in demo form in 2020 but never released.

Here is the updated and tidied up version, it’s a lot cleaner and has an ending, of sorts!

instamatic – Run The Jungle (Run The Jewels vs Dwarde & Tim Reaper)

New Order vs Madonna – Nothing True Really Matters (Instamatic Mashup)

Instamatic - Nothing True Really Matters (New Order vs Madonna) mashup bootleg bastard pop Nothing Really Matters True Faith
Madonna in Squished By A Giant Gold Leaf SHOCKAH!

This is a mashup for the current Crumpbangers Discord Weekly Challenge which this week is set by reconthuse – he wanted us to take a favourite mashup, then reboot it using the same artists (or album, although that rule has been relaxed) in an adjacent alternate reality combination.

I chose Party Ben’s Bizarre Light Triangle (Madonna – Ray of Light vs New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle), and strictly True Faith wasn’t on the same album as it was non-album single (but it was on Substance and the Deluxe version of Brotherhood later) but Nothing Really Matters was on the Ray of Light album.

It bangs, and I think it works really well, I was asking myself ‘What Would Party Ben Do?’ when doing this. And ironically it’s almost a reboot in itself, because I came up with the combo then later found back in 2010 Eden did this combo but as a DJ club remix with the full tracks, not a A vs B mashup as you can hear it is very different.

Let me know if the Grand Mashup Council thinks I should credit this in the title as a reboot – I mention it in the comments in the MP3 & Sowndhaus, but I personally think it’s a stretch to say it’s a direct reboot, but it’s a grey area…

Download Instamatic – Nothing True Really Matters (New Order vs Madonna)

Captain Obvious – Peaches To Die For (Sam Smith vs Justin Bieber)

Captain Obvious Peaches To Die For (Darko Edit) (Sam Smith vs Justin Bieber) mashup bootleg bastard pop cover

This was made back in May for another project but never finished, so I tidied it up for the newly resurrected Captain Obvious.

I didn’t release it then cos I hate the Biebster but like the instrumental of ‘Peaches’ and love the Sam Smith song, so another dark uptempo happy/sad bittersweet groover with cheesy pop – with extra Donnie Darko spoken word, cos that’s where Sam Smith got those bits.

Download: Peaches To Die For (Darko Edit) (Sam Smith vs Justin Bieber)