End Credits (Well Happier) (Billie Eilish vs Taylor Swift)

Rolling the credits on 2021…as Billie Eilish says, Fuck You to 2021.

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There was a Crumplbangers Discord challenge last week to make an ‘ending’ mashup for 2021 using only 2021 sources, so I decided to use two tracks I loved and actually only heard this year – Taylor’s Version of ‘All Too Well’ and Billie Eilish’s hit ‘Happier Than Ever’.

I realised while I was tweaking it what it was about, I lost a close longterm friend a year ago over his behaviour which had been a problem for a long time, but I had been dealing with it alone, keeping it under wraps. He then chose to escalate it to the circle of mutual friends and tread over my boundaries, which was far from acceptable. It wasn’t acceptable to begin with, but I felt if I could control it, keep the peace, it’d be fine (stupidly), but as soon as it broke those bounds I couldn’t really see how I could carry on pretending it’s OK anymore.

Yet I never closed the door and made it clear what my boundaries were but that he could contact me when he wanted to be a friend and be there for me. Sadly a year later it’s still total radio silence, so this has very deep personal meaning since the anger at what he did is still there, and the sadness of that loss was basically my 2021.

But also feeling better without that negativity, because I didn’t realise how much manipulation had gone on til I stopped and had to explain it to that mutual friend. I realised how much it was affecting my mood, it was a weight lifted. To be constantly aware that any positive thing about myself would be pounced on as ‘bragging’ or get bitchy criticisms when drunk I could not answer to because then the tantrums and sulking would start.

So this is the end credits on 2021 but also unless a miracle happens, probably rolling the sunset end credits on that friendship.

BTW this combo has been done before (as far as I can find) but only as the reverse – Taylor Swift’s vocals over Billie Eilish’s instrumental, so I think this is an original and not a reboot.

P.S. All original artwork, well the photos are CC Zero – background from Engin Akyurt and the red man is from khezez, but the montage and post production is all mine. It took a lot to find an image relating to the ‘red scarf’ of All Too Well, the man overboard is my friend (or me), and the underwater part is from video of Happier Than Ever.

I do think about these things far too much! Then again, looking at Billie Elish’s video and Taylor Swift’s short film, so do they.

tbc aka Instamatic – End Credits (Well Happier) (Billie Eilish vs Taylor Swift)

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

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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 – Adele Sevenfold (Dear Adele) (Adele vs Avenged Sevenfold)

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Return of the Cap’n!

An obvious mash of country diva metal – of Easy on Me vs Avenged Sevenfold’s Dear God. That Easy on Me track works really well with country tunes.

I had more fun doing the artwork tbh. OBVIOUS!

One for the Tiktoks methinks…not that I’ll post there, I won’t past the age bar 😛

Thanks to Vixoriadrift and Reconthuse for timing advice on the first version which was slightly off beat – please download again!

EDIT- and I made a video – woah….long time not making one of those! Boo video blocked on YouTube….another DMCA appeal with SME. Always SME!

While waiting for that appeal, here’s Vimeo:

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High & Dry Feeling (Bo Burnham vs Radiohead)

Lewis Wake’s has released ‘Outside’ a mashup album of songs from Bo’s moving (if tonally weird) Netflix special Inside.

I was surprised my favourite song ‘That Funny Feeling’ wasn’t included (I like it so much it’s featured on the next podcast, the list show #2), so I’ve given it the Radiohead rock treatment.

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Again, a personal mashup about alienation, state of the world….and mental health.

tbc aka Instamatic – High & Dry Feeling (Bo Burnham vs Radiohead)

Taylor Swift vs Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Instamatic on Summer Booty 2021

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Just a reminder I have a track on this year’s Summer Booty from DJ Useo – very proud of it, it’s called ‘Summertime Shake’ and it’s Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ vs DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince Kool and the Gang sampling ‘Summertime’ – the whole 3 album set is good, a lot of summer jams (and one winter jam ;-( ) – you can download it here https://audioboots.org/Albums/SB2021/

Useo asked me to be on the album which is really kind, but nothing came to me until the night of the deadline. I was going through tracks for last week’s Crumplbangers challenge and left Summertime playing while I was listening to Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off and went ‘hold on…this works!’. I am a massive Kool & The Gang fan (I even own a 7″ of Jungle Boogie, blame Pulp Fiction for that) and Summertime is basically Summer Madness so it was Kool and the Gang by proxy for me..

You can see the cover I made for it above.

Driving Miss Crazy (Olivia Rodrigo vs Patsy Cline)

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A track from last week’s Crumplbangers Discord Challenge, it made second place! And I think one of my best ones, The challenge was to use sources 60 years or more apart – this was almost exactly 60 bar a few months, 1961 vs 2021, Patsy Cline – Crazy vs Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License. I am a massive Patsy Cline fan, her early stuff is eerie, so I’ve always wanted to do a Patsy mash. And Olivia works well with Patsy…

And I couldn’t resist the Driving Miss Daisy pun, I realised it made a better title than ‘Crazy Driving’ when I was doing the artwork so it got renamed.

tbc aka instamatic – Driving Miss Crazy (Olivia Rodrigo vs Patsy Cline)

Ska N’ Tetris (Ass N’ Tetris Ska version) (Prince Fatty vs DJ Assault)

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DJNoNo has been so busy trying to sell knock-off Gameboys and novelty facemasks – I told him it’s a bit late for both – that he asked me to post this for him. An entry to the Crumplbangers Reggae weekly challenge, it seems to be a ska Tetris theme / DJ Assault ‘Ass N’ Titties’ crossover partly nicked from CheapyD but different sources, so not totally a reboot? Who knows with DJNoNo.

It’s very rude,crumpl and err, 8 bit? Well 64 bit since he handed me a crumple dirty fag packed with the sources scibbled on – it’s DJ Assault – Ass n Titties (Remix?) vs Prince Fatty – The Good, The Vlad and the Ugly and some N64 beeps. As you do.

DJNoNo – Ska N’ Tetris (Ass N’ Tetris Ska version) (Prince Fatty vs DJ Assault)

Fugees Reggae Mashup Unlockdown Summer #1 – Ready or Not for the Afterglow

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It increasingly looks like the unlocking of the lockdown will be delayed…which makes this yearning ragga jungle call to return back to clubbing either very topical or very redundant. Created for the Crumplbangers Reggae Challenge, I loved the new reggae cover of 2013’s Wilkinson single Afterglow by Nextmen featuring Eva Lazarus so much, I made a ragga jungle version!

This calls back to DJ Zinc’s Fugees 2003 bootleg by recreating it with two other Ready or Not sampling jungle tracks with the original Enya-sampling track. Are you ready for the Afterglow? Or not? Take It Slowly (like the probable date for opening up).

Instamatic – Ready or Not For The Afterglow (Take It Slowly) (Nextmen & Eva Lazarus vs Fugees vs Smash & Grab vs Fak Scratch & Mooncat)

The Ride’s Momentum (Nils Frahm vs Bill Hicks)

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Created for the Spoken Word challenge at Crumplbangers Discord, probably the first and only Nils Frahm mashup in existence?

Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question: “Is this real, or is this just a ride?” And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say: “Hey, don’t worry, don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.” … and we kill those people.

Bill Hicks
Nils Frahm ‘Momentum’ vs Bill Hicks ‘Just A Ride’ speech from Revelations.

Sweet Banana Meatball (Banana Splits vs Aphrodite vs RTJ vs Blazer Fresh)

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Niu DJNoNo and tis BANANAS! Sweet banana banana meatball in fact!

4 da Crumpelchallenge on ze Discords.

Aphrodite – Sweet Mind
Banana Splits – The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)
Run The Jewels – Banana Clipper
Blazer Fresh – Banana Banana Meatball

Let’s make a pattern
Okay, here’s one
Banana – Banana – Meatball
Banana – Banana – Meatball
Banana – Banana – Meatball
Banana – Banana – Meatball
Banana – Banana – Meatball
Banana – Banana – Meatball

Download Sweet Banana Meatball (Banana Splits vs Aphrodite vs RTJ vs Blazer Fresh) ere.