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

Buyrite Soundsystem – Dem Girls Stealing My Rolex (Wiley vs Zig n’ Zag)

Buyrite Soundsystem - Dem Girls Stealing My Rolex (Wiley vs Zig n' Zag) buyrite

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.

Buyrite Soundsystem – Dem Girls Stealing My Rolex