Sébastien Tellier Double Bill

tbc aka Instamatic - Silent Ritournelle (For Fletch) (Depeche Mode vs Sébastien Tellier - DJ Giac Reboot)

Another lost track, this time I didn’t want to seem like I was trying to crash in on the death of Fletch (Andy Fletcher) of Depeche Mode. I remade this 2008 mashup by DJ Giac for the podcast then forgot to post it…it’s been 6 months, I think enough time has passed.

`La Ritournelle is a track that has very deep meaning for me, and I’ve wanted to mash it and Tellier’s work for a long time but nothing worked – seems I did so twice as there are two Sebastian Tellier tracks that have never been posting actually, I found another one which I’m also posting here.

tbc aka Instamatic – Silent Ritournelle (For Fletch) (Depeche Mode vs Sébastien Tellier – DJ Giac Reboot)

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This is the other Sébastien Tellier track I did, around the same time actually. Not sure why I didn’t post it? Maybe it was too similar to my Marvin Gayle mashup which again is around that time.

This is a track from the Narco soundtrack he did – Le long de la rivière tendre which is really good, mixed with Marvin Gaye’s Mercy Mercy Me.

It’s the sister track to my other two ecological tracks – Turquoise Blues For A Dying Planet (The Quiet Joys Of Hexagons) and the video for What Glimpse Of Us – I will be posting the latter shortly.

It’s definitely influenced by one of my favourite mashups of all time -djrozroz’s La Ritournelle de Marvin.

tbc aka Instamatic Tender-Mercy (For The Ecology) (Marvin Gaye vs Sébastien Tellier)

Whitesnake vs H.E.R. / Joji vs P!NK revolutionary mashups

I am getting more and more political in my old age with current events. Here are two revolutionary mashups – well they might not be musically revolutionary but they have a revolutionary message. H.E.R. goes all Whitesnake and Joji’s sadbanger goes all P!NK.

Instamatic - Fight For Your Love (H.E.R. vs Whitesnake)

Created for last week’s Hair Metal Challenge on the Crumplbangers Discord, a groovy slow soulful take on Is This Love? Turns out, you take the guitars and synths off you can hear that David Coverdale was a blues and soul man at heart.

And yes, the lyrics of Fight For Your Love talking about resistance and coming from the Fred Hampton movie, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’, present and correct like my last X mashups including stealth politics in my mashups supporting resistance and revolution. 

We desperately need one. Now.

Instamatic – Fight For Your Love (H.E.R. vs Whitesnake)

Whitesnake vs H.E.R. / Joji vs P!NK revolutionary mashups what glimpse of us

Created for the Crumplbangers ‘Fresh’ Challenge where you had to use a very new track, I was obssesed by this Joji track released in May…mixed with 2017’s very timely ‘What About Us’ by P!NK. Can you say emotional banger? Emobanger? Tried to interplay the vocals to make up for the rather repetitive backing and basically restructured the P!NK song from scratch partly cos my instrumental sounds different – remake?

The challenge was double for me, because the reason for ‘2 ear mix’ is my right ear has been blocked for nearly two weeks and my first mix of this only my left ear was functional, and I couldn’t hear hardly anything from the left (30-35% if that). It turns out it’s REALLY hard to mix mashups without stereo hearing…

Today it cleared, so I could finish this mashup and post it, although the ‘1 ear mix’ wasn’t far off in fact, although it turns out it’s hard to judge vocal volume on one ear…I added a bit more layering, the idea was to have these spooky background vocals, with Joji backing Pink, and Pink backing Joji, like a round or circular mashup. 

And yes in this ’emobanger’ the political subtext is 100% intentional:

“Sticks and stones they may break these bones 
But then I’ll be ready, are you ready? 
It’s the start of us, waking up, come on”

Instamatic – What Glimpse Of Us (Joji vs P!nk) (2 Ear Mix)

New mashup videos on YouTube

Following the post of the tbc mashup videos to Youtube, here’s two Instamatic videos that are rather more upbeat – well sorta, the next one is more of a tbc track in all but name, but like a lot of recent mashups has not been posted here but has been posted over at Sowndhaus,

Joji vs P!NK What Glimpse Of Us – ostensibly about a empty relationship vs the same but also a cry for justice, becomes a song about the planet and climate change as the animals in the video look at us accusingly and say ‘what about us?’. With COP27 on the way and last night reading a great interview with Bjork and Greta Thunberg it was on my mind.

The allgator eye was the image from the Joji single so was the starting point, but I couldn’t find enough croc clips – so I diversified and it became something else.

More upbeat is this video for Something About The Wikka Cat (Evasions vs Doja Cat vs Daft Punk which is one of my favourite recent tracks, finally successfully making a Daft Punk track that works 100% and mixing in Evasions novelty funk tune, Wikka Wrap which is a fave of mine. Doja Cat was unknown to me until fairly recently, but ‘Say So’ is TOTAL disco so works with the Chic Good Times nods.

And the video? Well it’s just a tropical good time party, where I wish I was rather than damp cold grey England…