Ghost Rats (B. Dolan vs Ghost vs Zeropoint)

Instamatic - Ghost Rats (B. Dolan vs Ghost vs Zeropoint) cover

Although this mashup of B.Dolan’s ‘Rats Get Fat’ and Ghost’s ‘Rats’ was originally created about the COVID-19 pandemic and started two months ago it seems oddly appropriate about #blackoutuesday and #blacklivesmatter and the riots going on in the States.

Compared to my last one my hope has become anger over the lockdown – it is a mashup about resistance and class war, that rats get fat when good men die, that we are not all in this together, that they don’t care about us, and some of us even less due to the colour of our skin. And given the Ghost lyric about cities burning it seems spookily prescient to the last few days.

Anyway there are two versions – the original rock demo which was hindered by the lack of a decent instrumental, and the ‘Ghostwave’ Synthwave Second Wave version which I think works better using a cover of Rats by Zeropoint.

Thanks go to @hinoirocks and Ian of The Lloydbrary for the help making this mashup.

Instamatic – Ghost Rats (Second Wave Mix v3.0) – Zeropoint vs Ghost vs B. Dolan

Instamatic – Ghost Rats Getting Fatter (demo – Ghost vs B. Dolan)

Ghost Rats (B. Dolan vs Ghost vs Zeropoint) ghostrats rock

Masters of Mash interview with PimpDaddySupreme

Pimpdaddysupreme  PDSMix Masters of mash interview screenshot with Instamatic

Just a reminder that I’ll be talking to beardmeister Pimpdaddysupreme who is interviewing me part of his Masters of Mash series (who? me?) for 2 hours from 7pm BST this Wednesday 27th May (there might be something special if you turn up early though 😉 at his Twitch – PDSMix.

Pretty sure we’ll be talking mashups/bootlegs/bastard pop history, my background history and firsts, Bastard and UK bootleg scene, Bootie, this very blog and podcast, Bootleg Archive, videos and mashups I’ve done…unless we get distracted by our wonderful beards that is! 😉

A lot of tea will be dished (and cake, plenty of cake unless I eat it first). Be there or be somewhere else with a lot less beards. And where’s the fun in that?

DJNoNo @ Crumplstock 2020

aahoy m8eeys! NoNo No NOOOOOO! I am ALIVE! No COVEFE-19 shiz wiv me! COUGH COUGH oh noes…

Just bin hiding on me topical aisland, wiv my botty treizure and faxxing a pile of hot steaming meeja to Crinklestuck 1820 or summat which ya can hear below. Boom Boom INNA DA NAPOLEON!

DOWNLOAN HERZEZ: CrumplStock 2020: Mashup Poor Hoor aka Dancing Alone With Toilet Paper In My Eyes (1:05, 91Mb)

Anywayz, did me usual after parteeeeee set and a main sett, with vido too – gr8 connecshun on this topical aiisle, located near the suncreamz n’ Boots.

  • Mitchell & Webb – After The Event
  • Captain Tractor – London Calling
  • The Prodigy – Ghost Town
  • Generation X – Dancing On My Own
  • Jamie Derelict – It’s The End Of The World (And I’m Going Insane) (REM vs Cypress Hill)
  • Bill Withers Drug PSA
  • Hackney Colliery Band – No Diggety
  • DJLex – Closer To Hell (Lizzo vs Nine Inch Nails – Dirty)
  • DJNoNo – Ludasifinado (Ludacris vs Laurindo Almeida)
  • With Or Without You vs Da Funk (White Label)
  • The Avalanches – Electricity
  • Vaughn Mason Crew – Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll (Part 1)
  • Slay Duggee – Baby Shark
  • Instamatic – Ghost Rats Get Fatter (B.Dolan vs Ghost)
  • Leo Moracchioli – Dancing Queen
  • Negativland – This Is Not Normal
  • Robyn – Dancing On My Own (Fred Falke Radio Edit)
  • Titus Jones – I Wanna Bulletproof Dancer (La Roux vs. Whitney Houston vs. Robyn vs. Taylor Swift)
  • YITT – Let It Breathe (Green Day vs. The Beatles)
  • Boney M. – Somewhere in the World [Original 12” Version]

BUT my after parting IT DID A WRONG UN,SO I reamayde it. Shiny, deluxx and all so soapy lovely. Wash yer hands to this – fuck 20 seconds, 59 minutes should get em nice and clean:

DUDLOAD ere: CrumplStock 2020 After Party mix (59:47, 83Mb)

  • The Two Leslies – Don’t You Know There’s A War On
  • BigBadBaz & Fountain of Wayne – Stacys Mom (Remix)
  • The Beatbox Saboteurs – Benny Hill
  • Boney M vs Doop – By the rivers of Doop (Sir Hank on Dope Mashup)
  • Mondo Grosso – Fight For Your Right (Vocals By Kelis)
  • DJ Morgoth – You’ve Got Another Firestarter Comin’ [The Prodigy vs. Judas Priest]
  • DJ Fresh & High Contrast – How Love Begins (feat. Dizzee Rascal) [Hardcore Will Never Die Edit]
  • The Nextmen & Gentleman’s Dub Club – Raised on the Amen (feat. Gardna)
  • Classical Techno – Vivaldi 2000 (club mix)
  • Associated Rediffusion – Boris Johnson is a C**t
  • DJNoNo – Supercalibreakz (Shy FX vs Julie Andrews)
  • The Beatbox Saboteurs – MF Knees Up
  • PETROL HOERS – #Horseproblems
  • DJNoNo – Jungle Monkees (DJ Krust vs Monkees)
  • Igorrr – Very Noise
  • Ten Masked Men – Physical
  • Richard Cheese – Enter Sandman
  • DJNoNo – Mexican Love War (Public Enemy vs Geoff Love)
  • DJ Schmolli – In The Mood For Some Killing (Glenn Miller & His Orchestra vs Rage Against The Machine)
  • 5th Dimension – Those Were The Days

Wish I Could Wake In September (COVID-19 Mashup – Pink Floyd vs Green Day vs Richard Hendrick)

Well there’s one good/bad* thing to the current events I have started making mashups again!
(*delete as necessary)

This is my current response to the coronavirus epidemic aka COVID-19, a complete nightmare and I want to just sleep til September and wish others were here in my isolation. Already had the Pink Floyd ‘Wish You Were Here’ (well a cover by London Orion Orchestra since no instrumental of the original exists) vs Green Day’s ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’, but then heard Richard Hendrick’s moving poem, ‘Lockdown’ and added him reading it on BBC Radio London over the phone….lends itself to radio noises, that. That poem gives me hope in a rather bleak mashup.

So remember to sing from your balconies, and listen to the birds beyond the hum and static of your thoughts.

Download: Instamatic – Wish I Could Wake In September (Green Day vs Pink Floyd vs Richard Hendrick)

Well there’s one good/bad* thing to the current events I have started making mashups again!
(*delete as necessary)

This is my current response to the coronavirus epidemic aka COVID-19, a complete nightmare and I want to just sleep til September and wish others were here in my isolation. Already had the Pink Floyd ‘Wish You Were Here’ (well a cover by London Orion Orchestra since no instrumental of the original exists) vs Green Day’s ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’, but then heard Richard Hendrick’s moving poem, ‘Lockdown’ and added him reading it on BBC Radio London over the phone….lends itself to radio noises, that. That poem gives me hope in a rather bleak mashup.

So remember to sing from your balconies, and listen to the birds beyond the hum and static of your thoughts.

Download: Instamatic – Wish I Could Wake In September (Green Day vs Pink Floyd vs Richard Hendrick)

And here is the original demo of this mashup, without the Richard Hendricks poem:

New mashup – Liability Shade (Lorde vs Procol Harum)

Instamatic Liability Shade (Lorde vs Procol Harum) mashup cover

Mashups are like buses, you wait years then they all get cancelled and you give up. Sorry, two come at once, that’s the saying, right? 🙂 After DJNoNo’s very silly Unhappy Hardcore EP, you have this downtempo number which inspired this Not-Going-To-Finish-This-So-Here-It-Is dump because it came around randomly and I was ‘that’s not bad!’. Which is always a surprise to me.

It’s Procol Harum’s A Whiter Shade of Pale vs Lorde’s Liability (including the reprise, which is slower which caused all kinds of issues) which was fresh and new then, but this was created in February last year (!). I do sometimes create mashups but rarely feel the need to spend days polishing them. This is a bit rough but I think it has a good mood and fits well and the bits that don’t ‘the kids will never know’ or they aren’t massively wrong….not really selling it am I? Have a listen and see what you think – When Lorde Went Psych!

Download: Liability Shade (Lorde vs Procol Harum)

Unhappy Hardcore EP!

Unhappy Hardcore EP! DJNoNo cover

Ahoy mateys! Bin off cruising the world on me Mashup Pirate Ship, had sum shore leave last year n’ me ol’ mucker PomDeter wanted to create a new crew called Unhappy Hardcore, plunderin’ and mashin’ the seas but it didn’t work out.

So I did this E Pee. Unhappy Hardcore, Repressed Rave, Troubled Techno, Depressive Dance, call it wot u will, but it’s bangin m8, bangin’ in a sort of anti-depressant kinda way. Some r demos, some r moar final like, but all have teh DjNoNo Skid Mark of Quality.

And get yer complete zip archive ‘ere while it’s cold n clammy!

New Depeche Mode mashup video for Rhythm Scholar

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.

TV Nation (Daft Punk vs Spearhead vs Montrose)

Instamatic TV Nation (Daft Punk vs Spearhead vs Montrose) mashup cover

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)