I don’t usually do tribute mashups but was wanting to do something for the podcast to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of John Lennon, something with ‘In My Life’ and this popped out with Mogwai’s New Paths To Helicon 1 live at the BBC. Also includes clips from John Lennon RKO Interview on December 8, 1980 and a recording of NY FM radio the next day when his death was announced.
Very ambient, reflective, deep and very much me. And I don’t really care if anyone likes it, it needed to be done. This is for me.
The cover image is the death of Orpheus, killed by the Thracian Maenads for refusing their advances. Apparently “the river Helicon sank underground when the women that killed Orpheus tried to wash off their blood-stained hands in its waters…so as not to lend it’s waters to cleanse manslaughter.” – seemed oddly appropriate, but Mount Helicon is also the famous home to the Muses.
Just a reminder that I’ll be talking to beardmeister Pimpdaddysupreme who is interviewing me part of his Masters of Mash series (who? me?) for 2 hours from 7pm BST this Wednesday 27th May (there might be something special if you turn up early though 😉 at his Twitch – PDSMix.
Pretty sure we’ll be talking mashups/bootlegs/bastard pop history, my background history and firsts, Bastard and UK bootleg scene, Bootie, this very blog and podcast, Bootleg Archive, videos and mashups I’ve done…unless we get distracted by our wonderful beards that is! 😉
A lot of tea will be dished (and cake, plenty of cake unless I eat it first). Be there or be somewhere else with a lot less beards. And where’s the fun in that?
This is a real Friday/Saturday jam, my remix of the long-forgotten Demis Roussos (sadly we lost him last year) classic from 1975, ‘Midnight Is The Time I Need You’.
When I heard this tune as with the Midnight Stud I not only fell in love with a dusty disco classic, I thought it needed to be longer as it was only ever a 7″ length track, more DJ-friendly, warped to the beat, remastered and general shininess added.
I listened to all the re-edits out there and found them good but a bit lacking…this indeed started as a re-edit, but I just kept adding stuff, so it’s the most remix-y remix I’ve done (usually I try and be more like edits, fairly transparent in what I add, mostly about structure and drums/bass)
Here’s another bit of quick throwaway silliness for the GYBO Weekend challenge (and seems to have gone down there well – please vote if you like it!)…yes there are proper tracks coming but most are still in the ‘need to tweak’ or ‘finished someday’ category!
The challenge was to do something with Freeland’s (quite disappointing really) ‘Do You’ so taking some early Sputnik age space samples and mixing with some Indian-space-disco (yes it exists!) from Babla Orchestra ‘Aye Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal’* we have ‘Bollywood in Space (Do it in Zero G)‘.
EDIT: Like the Fela Chippy track before it, this won the GYBO Weekend challenge against some stiff competition! Winner gets to be regal for a week and gets to choose an acapella and instrumental – I chose Pet Shop Boys ‘Always on my Mind’ for instrumental and Thou Shalt Always Kill for acapella…and by that choice directly inspired 2 great tracks from Dunproofin and LV15 😀
* this is a space disco cover of a 1952 Bollywood track…
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!
Just a quick one which I held back from playing in Saarbruecken, but it being Pride Month it seemed appropriate to release it, it being The Gossip’s expression of defiance about gay marriage and rights ‘Standing in the Way of Control’ vs The White Stripes ‘Seven Nation Army’ remixed in naughty bootleg form by Tim Deluxe. Oh and a little of Jack White berating hipsters not listening to the Greenhorns at a live show, on cue and amazingly perfectly in time with the music, preacher style. I was going for a very much club/DJ production on this, quite proud of how it sounds, and the little cutups and loops of the vocals. Would sound great from a Pride float *nudge nudge*
Some1 slipped me sum Rohynolz n’ bundled me in da boot (car, not bootlegz) n’ next fing I knew I woz in Germanyland, in Sourbroken or somefink. N’ forced at sausage-point 2 do a set, n’ ting for Innernational Mashy Bashy, sausage & mash? Aye dunno, maybe twas dose funny robots 4 Mash get Smash?
So eye came up wiv dis Do Re Mi versuss mah favurite shawty, Juleeee! So 2 Bad Mice get down with teh Maiden ov Musicals, Miss Julie Andrews & dey both ‘ave a rave. Dey liked it in Germany, like, so aye got to go home n’ not turned in2 bangers or swine flew or somefink. Woohoo!
But nice sausages, dose. Not sure about teh mash…but bring on teh gravys!
DRM Bombscare (2 Bad Mice vs Julie Andrews & sum annoying kidz, nevah alllow dem at a rave!)
Yes it’s like buses, you wait for bootlegs for ages then several come at once 😉
Ever wondered what Fleetwood Mac would sound dubstep style? Well click below to find out!
White Witch Dub (Fleetwood Mac – Rhiannon vs Skream – Dub Period – apols to both!)
First heard in it’s original form on Skip to the End, this is quite a different sort of boot from me – dubby, moody and atmospheric; and about a mythological Welsh (Dub) Queen…with a lot of dubby production from yours truly, with some help from that Skream bloke 😀
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?
Phantom (Faex Edit) by Justice
Freak Up The Love by Celebrity Murder Party
Steam And Sequins For Larry Levan by Matmos
The Island That Loves by Totom
The Future (Mark Moore Remix) by Prince
Chikki Chikki Ahh Ahh by Baby Ford
NRG (Act Of Dog’s Acidtonic Mix) by Adamski
Charly The Cat by Elbarto & Liam B
I Like Starsky’s Moves by Pilchard
Peaches vs, Kinks white label (PFF Re-edit)
We Rocked Your Friend’s Body by Josh Console
Fa Fa Fa by Datarock
Do Re Me, So Far So Good by Carter USM
Jet Boy, Jet Girl by Elton Motello
Tainted Love by John B featuring Marcy Meow
Harlesden (Cyantific Remix) by London Elektricity
Hopping + Wiggling by David Shrigley
Beauty Queen by Roxy Music
Scribbling by David Shrigley