Kodiak Moment 3: Best of Instamatic & Captain Obvious 2008 – ​2011

Instamatic Captain Obvious - Kodiak Moment 3 cover

The Rise of The Aliases! I wasn’t exactly a stranger to aliases before but something about the second explosion of work around 2008-2010 meant I was wanting to branch out and not get bogged down with past failures while I was learning…many of which I had to fix on Volume 2!

instamatic, Captain Obvious, Dj cONTaMInAtioNs, Mashbusters, timbearland, Buyrite Soundsystem, they are all here, including never released originals for the first 72 which got hacked around in the final mix -and the receipts on what happened there – and various album projects I was part of like APC’s ‘We All Kissed A Girl’ or ones organised like the Joe Strummmer one This One’s For Joe and Fleetwood Mix.

DJ Hero and GYBO challenges get a look-in too, as does a lot of dubstep which ages this compilation. And like Missy and Em in the last one there are a few artists I mashed once and never again but were ever-present – Deadmau5’s Ghosts n’ Stuff, Flo-Rida’s Low, Eric Prydz’s Pjanoo, Ting Ting’s Shut Up And Let Me Go, The Gossip’s Standing In The Way of Control, White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army, that Duck Sauce track….

Surprised at how uptempo this is, very much aimed at Bootie at this point, and how difficult some of it was to master – I was learning Ableton which strangely made it harder to mix and tweak since although I still use that software, I moved platforms since so many plugins don’t work on my Mac – and I was struggling with using electro house – Daft Punk, Justice etc which has all these mid-range frequencies that clash with vocals.

Also I set T-Racks not only to stun but quite often it’s ‘Kill’ setting – this was the middle of the loudness wars! Hence why I remastered gentler versions here – I don’t like my work to be that bricked, even if it does ‘cut through’ dancefloors. 

36 tracks, mostly remastered and for the first time in lossless high quality – 25 album tracks and 11 bonuses with demos, alternate versions and extra tracks that didn’t make the album cut.

Download at my Bandcamp or over at the Bootleg Archive

Tracklist

  1. Instamatic – Willesden Blue (The Orb vs Mescaleros vs Bonzo Dog Band – 2007 from MP3 source, 2020 remaster)
  2. Instamatic – English Ghost (Dillinja & Lemon D vs The Clash – 2007 – 2020 remaster)
  3. Dj cONTaMInAtioNs – Genesis of the Rascals (Dizzee Rascal vs Justice – 2009)
  4. Instamatic – Blue Robot Love (Candi Staton vs New Order vs Röyksopp featuring Robyn – 2008, released 2011 – 2020 remaster)
  5. Instamatic – Neon Sex People (Neon Neon vs Depeche Mode and Latour – 2008 – 2020 remaster)
  6. Instamatic – Silence Anywhere (Depeche Mode vs Presets – 2008 – 2020 remaster)
  7. Instamatic – I Kissed a Monster (Katy Perry vs L7 vs Lesbians on Ecstasy – 2008 – 2020 remaster)
  8. Instamatic – White Witch Dub (Dubmatic version – Fleetwood Mac vs Skream – 2008 – 2020 remaster)
  9. Instamatic – Ground Shelter (Fear) (Stereo MC’s vs Rolling Stones vs Benga vs Fun Boy 3 – 2008)
  10. timbearland aka Instamatic – Justice Is Blind In This Land of Confusion (72 Pt 9 original entry – Lady Sovereign vs Justice vs is vs Hercules & Love Affair – 2009 – 2020 remaster)
  11. Instamatic – Florida Ghost Tour (Flo-Rida vs Deadmau5 – 2009 – 2020 remaster)
  12. Instamatic – Go Your Own Steinway (Eric Prydz vs Fleetwood Mac – 2009 – 2020 remaster)
  13. Instamatic – Shut Up And Ting (Ting Tings vs Shut Up And Dance – 2009 – 2020 remaster)
  14. timbearland aka Instamatic – Last Night A DJ Tied Up Madonna (72 Pt 17 rejected entry – Madonna vs LFO vs Indeep – 2009, 2020 ter)
  15. Instamatic – Standing in the Way of Jack White (The Gossip vs White Stripes – 2009 – 2020 remaster)
  16. Instamatic – Stalker Fever (Fever Ray vs Aphrodite – 2009 – 2020 remaster)
  17. timbearland aka Instamatic – Wee Acid Space Woman (72 Pt 17 2nd entry (Charlie vs The Juan Maclean vs Wee Papa Girl Rappers – 2020 remaster)
  18. Instamatic – Dubble Blow Job (Bruce Haack vs RAH Band vs Disrupt – 2009 – 2020 remaster)
  19. Captain Obvious – Right Gaga (Flo Rida ft Ke$ha vs Lady Gaga – 2010, 2020 tweak-remaster)
  20. Captain Obvious – The Light of Pleasure (Dionysus vs Apollo full mix – Scissor Sisters vs Frankie Goes To Hollywood – 2010)
  21. Captain Obvious – Self Couleur (Laura Branigan vs Crookers ft Yelle – 2010 – 2020 remaster)
  22. Instamatic – Nasty Chewing Girls (12″ Bubblicious Genius mix) (Vanity 6 vs Annie vs Tom Tom Club – 2010, 2020 remaster) – MP3 e
  23. Instamatic – Fela Down the Chippy (Swears He’s Hot) (Fela Kuti vs Hot Chip – 2010 – 2020 remaster)
  24. Captain Obvious – Ravril (What The SL2) (SL2 vs Avril Lavigne – 2011 – 2020 remaster)
  25. Instamatic – Electric Loop (Pendulum vs Judas Priest vs Ulysses 31 vs Willy Wonka – 2011 – 2020 ‘Turn It To 11’ remaster)
  26. Mashbusters – I Was Made For Barbra Streisand But She Gave Love A Bad Name aka Duck Kiss (Duck Sauce vs Kiss vs Bon Jovi – 2011 – remaster)
  27. Buyrite Soundsystem – Dem Girls Stealing My Rolex (Zig and Zag vs Wiley – 2008 – 2020 remaster)
  28. Instamatic – Blue Robot Love demo (Candi Staton vs New Order vs Röyksopp featuring Robyn – 2009)
  29. Dj cONTaMInAtioNs – BonkersJustice (Dizzee Rascal vs Justice – 2009)
  30. Instamatic – S.W.A.T – Sugar Cube With Attitude (Compton Hit) (Sugarcubes vs N.W.A.- 2010)
  31. Captain Obvious – The Light of Pleasure (Silenus in Shorts mix – 2010)
  32. Instamatic – Ground Shelter (Hope) (Stereo MC’s ‘vs Rolling Stones ‘Gimme Shelter’ vs Benga – 2008)
  33. Instamatic – Make My Pjanoo Feel That Way (demo – Eric Prydz vs Blackalicious – 2009 – 2020 master)
  34. Instamatic – Nasty Chewing Girls (7″ Juicy Fruit mix – Vanity 6 vs Annie – 2010) – MP3 source
  35. Instamatic – Blue Robot Love Dub (New Order vs Röyksopp featuring Robyn – 2009)
  36. Instamatic – White Witch Dub (Fleetwood Mac vs Skream – 2008 – 2020 remaster)

Kodiak Moment Vol 2: Best Of Instamatic 2003-2008

So here finally is the second Kodiak Moment with my mashup work for the first 5 years – 2003-2008 as Instamatic and tbc..

Picking up where the first one left off with also a look into the pre-history of my first mashups – included is my third ever mashup, and there is earlier in the secret bonus section *only* with the full album download.

Includes: Exclusive unreleased bootlegs and annotations for each bootleg, extra bonus demos and alternate versions, and I have remixed and remastered many of them to make them all nice and shiny for 2020.

I have sourced 36 of the 38 tracks from lossless sources, many for the first time as they existed only as low-res MP3 on here.

It is like a bootleg box set!

And there is more to come in this set, I have deeply raked over the last 17 years of making mashups.

Download at my Bandcamp or over at the Bootleg Archive

Tracklist

  1. Instamatic – Future Sound of Peaches (Future Sound of London vs Peaches 2003-4)
  2. Instamatic – Jump Uprising minimix including Ludakris Bastard version (Ludacris vs Kriss Kross vs Kid Carpet), Jump x2 (House of Pain vs Kriss Kross) and Renegade Trouble (Wildchild vs Beastie Boys) – 2004
  3. Instamatic – My Telephone Doesn’t Work (aka Telephonic Sympathy – Missy Elliott vs Kraftwerk vs Coldcut vs Grandmaster Scott and Dynamic 3 – 2005 – 2020 tweaks)
  4. Instamatic – Peaches n’ Orbs (shorter version) (Roy Orbison vs Peaches – 2004)
  5. Instamatic – Infidel Milkshake Party (Wyclef Jean featuring Missy Elliott vs Kelis – 2004)
  6. Instamatic – Work It Tiger (Le Tigre vs Masters at Work – 2004)
  7. Instamatic – Weed Milkshake (Luniz vs Kelis – 2004 – 2020 repitch)
  8. Instamatic – Radio4Play (extended) (Radio 4 vs Shannon – 2004)
  9. Instamatic – Altogether Let It Be Me (The Farm vs Nancy Sinatra – 2004)
  10. Instamatic – Fragile Tomorrow (Fragile State vs Kings of Tomorrow – 2004 – 2020 remaster)
  11. Instamatic – My Room Is A Warm Place (NIN vs Nancy Sinatra vs Depeche Mode – 2004)
  12. Instamatic – Missy Wants A White Horse (Missy vs Laid Back vs Jacky – 2004)
  13. Instamatic – Dirty Money Mouth (Rose Royce vs Ol’ Dirty Bastard featuring Kelis – 2005, 2020 tweak-remaster)
  14. Instamatic – LFO Can’t Turn Around (LFO vs Farley Jackmaster Funk vs Foremost Poets- 2006 – 2020 remaster)
  15. Instamatic – Push it Slut (French Avenue) (Avenue D vs Salt n’ Pepa vs Kraftwerk – 2006 remake)
  16. Instamatic – Burn Yr Radio (P.E. Version) (Queen vs Leftfield vs Public Enemy – 2006)
  17. Instamatic – Ghetto Tits (Outkast vs Peaches vs Scissor Sisters – Solcofn partial reboot – 2006 remake)
  18. Instamatic – Madonna’s Hung Up (aka Let’s Hang Madonna) – 2006
  19. Instamatic – Alison She’s So Horsey (Goldfrapp vs Laid Back vs DJ Weight Problem – 2006)
  20. Instamatic – Nothin’ Crazy aka Crazy Marvin (Gnarls Barkley vs Marvin Gaye – 2006)
  21. Instamatic – Dirty Hitchhiker (Christina Aguilera vs Bernie Leadon – 2006)
  22. Instamatic – Juicy Clare (B52’s vs The Strokes – 2006, released 2007)
  23. tbc – Swan Rot Chaos (Michael Nyman vs Blackalicious – 2006)
  24. tbc – Saturday Sunshine (Boards of Canada vs Roy Ayers – 2006, remade 2012)
  25. tbc – I Try But The Words Weigh Too Much (Macy Gray vs Kings of Convenience (Four Tet mix) – 2006 – 2020 tweak-remaster)
  26. tbc – Cowboy Mary (Boards of Canada vs Scissor Sisters – 2006 – 2020 remix)
  27. Instamatic – Basement Void (Sterling Void vs Basement Jaxx 2003)
  28. Instamatic – Blancmange Milkshake (Blancmange vs Kelis – 2004 *from MP3 source)
  29. Filthy McNasty – Song 2 Divided By Zero (Blur vs Pet Shop Boys vs My Robot Friend – 2005)
  30. Instamatic – Madison Heartbreak (Maisonettes vs Madison Avenue – 2004 *from MP3)
  31. Instamatic – Let The Uziq Play (U-Ziq vs Shannon – 2004 demo)
  32. Instamatic – Like To Coup You Well (Howard Jones vs 23 Skidoo – 200? demo)
  33. Instamatic – Ludakris (Bastard version with Kid Carpet vs Ludacris vs Kriss Kross – 2004)
  34. tbc – Mama Believe Me Now (Scissor Sisters vs E.L.O. 2006 – 2020 remix)
  35. Instamatic – Peaches n’ Orbs (full-length version – Roy Orbison vs Peaches – 2004)
  36. Instamatic – Push It Slut (2004 original 2020 remaster-tweak)
  37. tbc – Sunday Work-Hating Jam (Various – 2004)
  38. Instamatic – Weed Milkshake (Luniz vs Kelis – 2004 original)

Final mashups #3 – Impact Mode (Depeche Mode vs Presets)

Instamatic  Impact Mode Depeche Mode Presets mashup

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.

Impact Mode (Orbital vs Depeche Mode)

Rare unreleased mashups (Sage Francis, Britney Spears, Fela Kuti, Sugarcubes, N.W.A. and more!)

Having a clear out of the dusty mashup cupboards at NoNo/RadioClash Towers, and found quite a few unfinished or finished but unreleased mashups, or stuff that was on my old Multiply site and never got reposted.

So I’ve uploaded some tracks that fell off Soundcloud, were never really posted/uploaded apart from GYBO, or demos and rarities as well as the other tracks you (don’t) know and (don’t) love. First few are from the GYBO Weekend Challenge where you had only 1-2 days to create them using one or both of the posted acapella(s) or instrumental(s), and so are a bit rough and ready, like demos – but quite good all the same. I tended to only post the winning entries (I won the Weekend Challenge twice, with Bollywood In Space and the first one, Fela Down The Chip Shop. I Heard You Were Ill was another entry, but didn’t win.

britney

First up is Zombie Britney (Britney’s ‘Hold It Against Me’ vs T>Power’s ‘Blissed Out Snacking Zombies’) which was for Weekend Challenge #38 in 2011, wasn’t sure what to expect from this, but it works really well actually. Didn’t win though.

francis

Another for that challenge is Francis In The Desert which is Controlfreak ‘Desert Fox’ vs Sage Francis ‘Slow Down Ghandi’. Works pretty well, Controlfreak loved it – but it does go a little OOT towards the end, but remember all the challenges had to be done over a weekend.

swat

And from Challenge #14 is S.W.A.T – Sugar Cube With Attitude (Compton Hit) – Sugarcubes – Hit with N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton. This works really well, didn’t win though.

Another demo that’s been hanging around for ages (since 2008!), was on this site’s player but not for download (officially) and probably won’t be finished is Silence Anywhere, Depeche Mode vs Presets.

A friend was trying to do a mashup/remix album about bass, and so I did Alternate Justice using Altern-8, Dizzee Rascal and Justice. I think it words surprisingly well, if a bit rough in places. I never really did a Justice track I was happy with, actually apart from DJ Contaminations which tbh was partly a DJ Hero rip!. This is not perfect towards the end, and shows it’s unfinished state, but most of it shows old skool rave flavour!

Another long-lost mashup is another Depeche Mode one, favourite of the Parkade is Impact Mode (Orbital – Impact vs DM’s Just Can’t Get Enough). Had a few goes at this, it’s 99% there. I probably should’ve released it properly, but as ever I just lose interest! EDIT: I did finish this and you can hear it here.

And last but no means least is Star Wars Gurls, a track I’ve had a few goes at and like the last ‘demo’ is pretty much there but got lost in the, err, ‘rush’ *ahem*. It’s Meco’s Star Wars theme vs Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg – California Gurls. I was intending to make a video for this, but again that never happened…in a galaxy far, far away, maybe. EDIT – I also finished this, well as finished as it was going to be.

And don’t forget to check out the one unreleased and the other reposted ambient mashups over at the tbc site.

Ms Cyberpink’s Strangeword gets an Instamatic Video (Cameo vs Depeche Mode)

Here’s a video for former Parkade co-owner and DJ Amanda Shinji aka Ms Cyberpink’s great mashup ‘Strangeword’ – Cameo’s ‘Word Up’ vs Depeche Mode’s ‘Strangelove’ – a lot of fun to do. And again you can hear this track and tracks like it on rotation at Radio Clash Live.

I generally don’t tend to post my mashup videos over here, but they are a large part of my output now, expecially with Kleptonite (RIP) and hopefully other VJ gigs. You can find out more of my mashup videos over at my YouTube and Vimeo (both Push Groove and Strangeword would be on YouTube but nasty WMG & UMG stopped that…).

Neon Sex People (Neon Neon vs Depeche Mode and Latour)

Neon Sex people cover

OK this was premiered at CMP 9 – I think this is fairly obvious and hope no-one has already done it, I finished it several weeks ago and have been scared since then someone would do it as well!

Basically the new Neon Neon (Gryff from Super Furry Animals and Boom Bip) is ace, but the track ‘I Lust U’ is more than slightly influenced by a certain Depeche Mode track, so I’ve mashed People are People and I Lust U together, with occasional interventions from Latour’s People Are Still Having Sex.

I think it’s brill and one of my best, but then I would would’nt I?

Neon Sex People (Neon Neon vs DM vs Latour)

And it now has a video: