Nas Tripper (Lil Nas X vs Beatles again!)

Lil Nas X vs Beatles Nas Tripper cover Day Tripper Montero Call Me By Your Name mashup bastard pop bootleg hiphop rock 60's

Not one but TWO Montero / Beatles Mashups? With MY reputation? And I’m supposed to be retired and all…yeah…seems to be a short retirement now I’ve gotten Black Block out of the way. That was indeed blocking me and getting me down along with other stuff…but no promises, we’ll see if it lasts. I also fixed the key issues with the first one as well.

Also I wouldn’t let this acapella beat me, because it was frustration with that which made me gently ragequit.

Just following the orders of ‘Tiger Mom of Mashups’ Adriana of Bootie about making more Montero genre clash mashups…done for the Montero Genre Clash challenge on the Crumplbangers Discord.

This was my original idea, to use the acapella with a heavier track until I came across ‘You Never Give Me My Money’ – but now I know the actual KEY (D Sharp Phrygian? Weird) I found a Beatles track in that actual key – Day Tripper AND it does a key change like the chorus. Woo!

Pun name doesn’t work as well, but you can’t have it all…I bet UMG will hate this too!

Thanks to vixoriadrift for the advice on some timing issues on v1 of this mashup and key help, and Leandro Moniz and many others for the original acapella advice.

Nas Tripper (Fuck It Let’s Ride – Lil Nas X vs Beatles)

Instamatic – FIFA’s Out Of Control

Instamatic – FIFA’s Out Of Control Fuck Fifa PWEI vs New Order

New mashups on the way from Mr NoNo and Instamatic, but here’s a topical quickie – Pop Will Eat Itself ‘Reclaim the Game’ vs Chemical Brothers ‘Enjoyed’ aka ‘Out of Control’ instrumental remix.

PWEI released the acapella for their track Reclaim The Game, asking people to mash it up. I’m not a football fan but horrified by what’s been happening out in Brazil, the pacifications, the billions for stadiums that will only be used a few times while people live in favelas, the corruption, the tax-free exemptions for FIFA. FIFA is responsible, but doesn’t seem to care, even with a billion in the bank.

I broke the 109bpm rule in their competition, so what, so sue me 😉

Download the MP3 here.

Raiders of the Lost Mashups: Whiskey On My Mind (Thin Lizzy vs Pet Shop Boys)

Raiders of the Lost Mashups: Whiskey On My Mind (Thin Lizzy vs Pet Shop Boys) whiskey
Here is part 3 of the Raiders of the Lost Mashups series, a demo – a mashup of Pet Shop Boys ‘Always on my Mind’ vs Thin Lizzy’s “Whiskey in the Jar’.

I don’t usually post demos, I kind of rankle against the idea that people hear my dirty laundry, but in this case the dirt is pretty much not of my doing as there isn’t a clean acapella nor multitrack of the Thin Lizzy track – I so desperately wanted this to work when I first heard it, but alas the guitar won’t seperate and a lovely aside is that ringing tone created I think by the harmonics of said guitar, and a few other lovely clashes because of that….*sigh*. I think though it’s a great idea, and one day….if that acapella / multi ever does pop up, bagsy first go!

Instamatic – Whiskey on My Mind (Demo)

Raiders of the Lost Mashup 2: Blue Robot Love (Robyn and Royksopp vs Candi Staton vs New Order)

Raiders of the Lost Mashup 2: Blue Robot Love (Robyn and Royksopp vs Candi Staton vs New Order) blue robot

The second in this series is a history of many versions dating back to when Röyksopp ft Robyn’s ‘Girl and the Robot’ was current in 2009, mashing it with Blue Monday by New Order and Candi Staton’s You Got The Love…the problem sometimes is you do a mashup and it almost works but something about the acapella bugs you, in this case it’s being driven mad by the bells, the bells! from the Candi Staton original ‘You Got The Love’ acapella. I did toy with using Florence and the Machine’s version but one listen revealed how horribly out of tune she is so I wasn’t going to touch that with a bargepole.

Also in this case I did the demo and stupidly didn’t save that version, so about version 2 or 3 I actually preferred the original, with no way of going back – hence why I include the demo here, it’s less structured and rough but there was something about the production I preferred and had a lot of difficulty trying to recreate! Also included is the Dub version with no Candi Staton…which is the 3rd version, so the timeline is Demo – 1st version, Dub – 3rd version, the final version is 4th. A version excursion so to speak! I’d listen to the final 4th version first…

Instamatic – Blue Robot Love

Instamatic – Blue Robot Love (Dub)

Instamatic – Blue Robot Love (Original demo)

New mashup – Bollywood in Space (Do it in Zero G) Babla Orchestra vs Freeland

New mashup - Bollywood in Space (Do it in Zero G) Babla Orchestra vs Freeland bollywoodinspace

Here’s another bit of quick throwaway silliness for the GYBO Weekend challenge (and seems to have gone down there well – please vote if you like it!)…yes there are proper tracks coming but most are still in the ‘need to tweak’ or ‘finished someday’ category!

The challenge was to do something with Freeland’s (quite disappointing really) ‘Do You’ so taking some early Sputnik age space samples and mixing with some Indian-space-disco (yes it exists!) from Babla Orchestra ‘Aye Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal’* we have ‘Bollywood in Space (Do it in Zero G)‘.

EDIT: Like the Fela Chippy track before it, this won the GYBO Weekend challenge against some stiff competition! Winner gets to be regal for a week and gets to choose an acapella and instrumental – I chose Pet Shop Boys ‘Always on my Mind’ for instrumental and Thou Shalt Always Kill for acapella…and by that choice directly inspired 2 great tracks from Dunproofin and LV15 😀

* this is a space disco cover of a 1952 Bollywood track…

Instamatic’s Greatest Misses – a retrospective

Kodiak Moment - the Instamatic CD - Artwork by Pheugoo

‘Kodiak Moment’ promotional Instamatic CD – Artwork by Pheugoo

A lot of my old boots/mashups haven’t been online for years – most people don’t know I’ve created something like 50+ mashups as Instamatic since 2003, more as DJNoNo and as tbc and various aliases…there have been quite a few mashups ‘retrospectives’ recently, and the odd request to find various tracks so here is my Greatest Misses…tracks that fell down the cracks!

Also a few tracks such as the Jump megamix (Jump x2 and Renegade Trouble) and the Too Many Egos haven’t been properly released before.

stillhaventfoundit Also includes my first released mashup – FSOL vs Peaches, so you can see how far little I’ve developed…I did think ‘shall I redo some of these?’ or fix some of the mistakes I can hear now – I thought not since I hate that when say bands re-release ‘tweaked’ or ‘improved’ versions of old songs. Publish and be damned!

Thanks to RevMenagerie who requested my Negativland / String Quartet mashup…

NOTE: Some of these tunes are severely NSFW – especially FCUKK Fashion…

  1. The Future Sound of Peaches (FSOL vs Peaches)
  2. Missy Wants A White Horse (Missy vs Laidback and jacky – one of my personal faves)
  3. Fragile Tomorrow (Kings of Tomorrow vs Fragile State)
  4. FCUKK Fashion (Prodigy vs Bowie and DJ Yoeri) (as Instore – with the Kate Moss situation strangely topical now!)
  5. Kylie’s Ass is a Spaceship (Kylie vs SFA vs NERD)
  6. Still haven’t Found It (Negativland live vs String Quartet)
  7. Blancmange Milkshake (Kelis vs Blancmange)
  8. Satan Bush Blair (Bootie edit – original featured over at Bushwhacked)
  9. Ludakriss (Kid Carpet intro)(here’s the original with the Kid Carpet ‘Jump’ intro)
  10. Altogether Let it Be Me (An exercise in combining songs inspired by Pachelbel’s Canon – Nancy Sinatra vs The Farm)
  11. Radio 4Play (Shannon vs Radio4) I got kind of obsessed by Shannon’s ‘Let the Music Play’, and then Kelis’s Milkshake…shows huh?
  12. My Muppet Band (Tokyo Ska Orchestra vs D12 – originally over at Strangely Familiar website)
  13. Infidel Milkshake Party (Wyclef & Missy vs Kelis)
  14. Work it Tiger (Le Tigre vs Masters at Work)
  15. Egyptian Jet (Bangles vs Jet -a month later a mix of this appeared on 7″ – dunno if it was mine?)
  16. Shannon’s Knuckles (Shannon vs Rankie Knuckles)
  17. Madison Heartbreak (Maisonettes vs Madison Avenue)
  18. Brightside Slippy (never totally finished since I was afflicted by a sudden inexplicable hatred of the Killers)
  19. Fire (Bootie edit of a minimix – DJ Zebra mixed into Fire mix (Grandmaster Scott vs Radio4 vs Electric6 vs Trammps)
  20. Jump minimix – Ludakriss / Jumpx2/ Renegade Trouble – first time online! (Made for Uprising 3.5, also played in part at Bastard –
    Kid Carpet / Ludacris vs Kriss Kross / House of Pain vs Kriss Kross / Wildchild vs Beasties)

and from the DJNoNo canon, a few rarities:

  1. I Love Happy Hardcore (Fuck Happy) – first DJNoNo boot, done for a Happy Hardcore competition where mrNo shows how much he likes Happy Hardcore…
  2. Too Many Egos full version (various based on the odd acapella version of EgoRocker and a pisstake of several Ego-Rocker boots – a short 70s version that eventually appeared on Marty Batfreak’s 100 mix)
  3. Em is a Naggin Fly (Crossover vs Eminem vs Roy Orbison – pisstake of Eminem boots and mrNo trying to prove Bush No.10 wrong when he said Eminem boots now didn’t work. Did thaNo succeed? Erm, pass…)

Comfortable Run (Air vs Scissor Sisters)

This one was done quite a while ago (way before the album, the tour, and SS getting so big, when they released Comfortably Numb as a single) and many people tried this acapella with, well everything…it’s such a weird tonality and vocal that not many things work…so when I heard the then-new Air album ‘Talkie Walkie’ (well worth getting) the track ‘Run’ leapt out at me as something that would work.

This track, is, well not so chilled but from a cold and scary place…

Comfortable Run