I found this on my hard drive too – DJNoNo – Fraggle Ross gets a video at last (Fraggle Rock vs SebastiAn’s Ross Ross Ross), did this mostly in 2013 for Kleptonite, just finished it up and sorted out some technical issues. Silly and stupid and rude…so very DJNoNo, and quite crumplebang?
I enjoyed putting potty-words in Red’s mouth and making Junior Gorg look like he was breakdancing, anyway. Probably last a week before Henson & co. pull it – I wouldn’t blame them! Sorry. I am a bad man.
Planned 10 years ago, the Ballroom EP (now album) has been a long time coming…two of the tracks were released (here in a remastered or better quality form) but the rest laid in the Unfinished folder.
Mixing ballroom music – big band, jazz, bossa nova, exotica, swing, easy listening and classical pops – with hip hop and r n’ b years before the term electroswing was invented, I’m surprised no-one has done an album concept like this in the last decade?
Dedicated to Mr Fab, Evolution Control Committee and all the Crumplebangers Crew.
Originally done for Kleptonite, here’s one of my new mashups which is Salt N’ Pepa’s Push It vs Dee-Lite’s Groove Is In The Heart…no HD since the Dee-Lite video is such low quality, even the ‘high quality’ ones!
The idea isn’t original, Half Arsed Beats did this in in the early 00s but I wanted to remake it with a video and refine it as their version was, err, as they say ‘quirky’ and not really DJ friendly with some very erratic off-beat* fill sections.
* Nice way of saying those sections were OOT, as in out of time…or maybe it was an early experimental version of fidget house on the fill breaks, I dunno? It annoyed me that such a great idea wasn’t done as a straight mashup. Yes it might not be ‘cred’ or 100% original, or even that clever, but sometimes you have to just put your DJ ego aside and do the track as it needs to be done…a good simple cheesy fun floor-filler. As long as that’s not ALL you do *grin*
Also I did quite a few other videos for Kleptonite, not for my mashes although I have a few others coming – here’s a selection:
Really proud of the Compuphonic / Petula Clark and E-Jitz – Def Con Wan ones. You can find more of my video work, including some new videos for old Instamatic/DJNoNo classics on YouTube and Vimeo. Should be a few more to come, including a very silly one and a very moody one.
Being a Man Of Many Aliases (some of which have never been shared, dear reader) after DJNoNo and before I was Captain Obvious (and round about the same time as DJ Contaminations) I did a single spoof track by Buyrite Soundsystem, a spoof of a few friends of mine and their Rolex/Wiley connection, and the general tendency for neon, whoop-whoop lazer noises and deep basslines predominant at the time. Except rather than a cool 4×4 UK bass (yes that’s what they called it, 4×4 rather than 2-step, silly term) mashup, Zig & Zag got in on the mix.
Must have been doing something right as APC posted it back in the day, but now I can confess it was I, L’Eclair. Although anyone with half a brain probly worked it out, given that it sounded like DJNoNo Goes Neon Hoxton Rave.
Just back from Egypt and South Africa (hey they put on a revolution just for me! So nice!) but I’ve still been busy in my absence. DJNoNo’s spooktastic Xmas mashup ‘BlacKmas Dub’ went up yesterday as part of the inaugural post for the 13 Days of Creepmas – a Halloween protest against the creeping of Christmas into other seasons. In fact I was really surprised in South Africa (and obviously Egypt as a Muslim country) there were no Xmas decorations, so when I arrived at Heathrow I had a shock as the deluge of Xmas-related eye-tinsel had already started….Anyway also on the mashup EP are mashups from Sticks Downey, Cheekyboy, G4Gorilla And DJ Useo. You can also download my track here if the link goes AWOL in future.
The mashup cupboard emptying and Aphrodite-luvvin’ continues, this time with Instamatic on the mix (could just as well be a DJNoNo release but it’s more on the serious side; the quote at the start from one of my favourite films Garden State about family changes was rather spookily prophetic – this track was finished in July last year!)…anyway this takes Fever Ray’s excellent ‘When I Grow Up’ and makes it share a bunk bed with Aphrodite’s jungle classic ‘Stalker’.
Like some of my mashup vids I sometimes make mashups or longmixes with a feeling or specific intention to be about something – this was definitely about me having to empty my room at home the year previous – and became prophetic about the thoughts around my mother’s death and emptying the house. I don’t think we really appreciate those things til they’re gone.
Why did I hang on to it so long? Dunno, I rarely release stuff anymore…I still create mashups but have felt really apathetic about releasing them (ditto with podcasts, bar the making bit!). I think the inevitable criticism or attention wears heavy on me, as I’ve said before I make them for me, this is music as I’d like to hear it, or makes me laugh. If anyone else likes it it’s a bonus…but I’d be lying if external opinion had no bearing which tends to lead to apathy or being wary about letting others hear it, as a really negative review can make me disown ‘my children’ for years (see Stone Cold Roses for that one). It’s also why if you dig around the Wimpy player on the Artists site sometimes you might get the odd unreleased ‘surprise’ 😉
Originally for the excellent Mashed n’ Slashed compilation last year, this is DJNoNo using Sesame Street’s Count von Count again with Batty Song and taking a more dancehall twist with Weedy G’s Sleng Teng refuelled riddim. One two three….batty!batty!batty!batty!
DJNoNo‘s frankly quite worrying love affair with Aphrodite (not as dodgy as his obsession with Julie Andrews, the stalking court hearing is in a few weeks) continues with this ode to the Asylum ‘Those Were the Drums’ mashing Mary Hopkin’s 1968 classic ‘Those Were the Days’ with ‘London Massive’ by Aphrodite – and craftily sneaking in some Osymyso talking about Bastard at the Asylum for Swiss TV all those years ago…