You never knew Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid had a progressive rock side did you? Here they team up in a large plexiglass pyramid with the `Floyd and Welcome you to the Master Scene, the Voulez Vous Machine, sil vous plait. (My pre-GCSE French is failing at this point monsewer)
And there’s something deliciously icy bout putting them over progressive rock….also the lyrics oddlly mesh with Welcome To The Machine, maybe from the other side, but they sound so robotic here that it feels like the Machine is talking:
“Ain’t no big decision (ah-ha) You know what to do (ah-ha) La question c’est voulez-vous Voulez-vous… …you know the rules, you know the game Master of the scene We’ve done it all before and now we’re back to get some more You know what I mean
A finally one I’m really proud of and was the only real ‘exclusive’ in my Crumplstock set (the others being unreleased things a few people had heard). I’ve always wanted to make a Chic vs DP bootleg, so I did it via the back door! I heard Doja Cat while dancing at one of the last Duckie clubs and started singing Wikka Wrap by the Evasions over it (shout out to Rhythm Scholar whose remix of Coolio’s 1,2,3,4 reminded me of it recently).
When I got home, I tried it and it worked! And of course it directly references Good Times, and then I found that Something About Us vocals worked with that, so it’s the most funkiest and smoothest summeriest mashup I’ve ever done.
A side product of trying to do an instrumental vs instrumental mashup for this week’s crumplbanger challenge – it’s a mix like it’s 2002 all over again! Bastard Pop rules! Everything But The Girl’s Missing and Kylie’s Can’t Get You Out of My Head are basically the same song, but from different angles, I think.
(Pretty sure this hasn’t been done as there wasn’t a Missing acapella in the past, but it sounds so obvious it should have been done.)
Instamatic – Missing Head (Everything But The Girl vs Kylie)
This is closer to a remix/megamix/minimix mashup medley than my normal AvsB – based around Eurythmics – Shame. It was done fo Last Week’s Crumplbangers Challenge where you had to use songs that referenced others songs or bands.
Shame mentions two bands and references two songs directly in the lyrics- Rolling Stones – We Love You and Beatles – All You Need Is Love. Unfortunately those are both in the wrong key, so could only use drop ins and not the whole track.
So I wanted to include more as it talks about various other subjects so I included various bands and track titles referencing that (had to play fairly loose with those). Getting the mix was fun (!) as was extracting or finding all the bits needed. It’s also probably the only entry that has both opera (Puccini) AND Dancehall!
DJNoNo’s response to the Crumplbangers Hair Metal is to add pounding drum and bass – it’s been ages since he did a rock Pendulum bootleg, it still works so well….
And given the criticism from certain quarters, here’s an appropriately respectful mashup *ahem* from him, it’s ages since he did a rock vs Pendulum bootleg, and why not choose the dreadful poodle rockers Müttlëy Crüdë to do it with?
BTW the title is Pröpänë Kïckstärt not Propane Kickstart, he hopes to crash your Twitch feed with too many umlauts. Maybe you’ll get a Derailed Hype Train instead :-p
There is a salt-free version for those with södiüm issüës and don’t want the shade further down the page!
This is the salt-free shadeless version of this mashup also created for the Hair Metal challenge over at the Crumplbangers Discord, to celebrate that in fact Adriana DOES like drum and bass if it’s mixed with Muttley Crude as DJNoNo calls them…
The original got a great reaction on the Mashup Listening Bootie Twitch a few nights ago, which prompted me to get this out there before I go on my travels.
The only thing I think DJNoNo and Motley Crowd agree on is the impröpër üsë of ümläüts which will probably crash your computer or something….
Also this track was rebooted/built upon by the excelllent iWillBattle for a Halloween crumplbanger adding some of Rina Sawayama who I am very mucn a fan of:
DJNoNo introduces Shanty n’ Bass – a new genre! Yes this isn’t the rudest – pretty rude though if you listen to the lyrics (err what goes chuff chuff?!?), it’s not what it seems…and it’s an OG shanty – 1860’s.
Probably the only time Martin Carthy has met drum and bass also.
Created for the Crumplbangers Discord Challenge – YARR!
Continuing the sea shanty theme – It didn’t win the challenge yet it got ‘special mention’ and made DJNoNo laugh and is very Crumpl. A reminder that sea shantys are not Wellerman and are usually rude af.
Very old shanty/rugby/drinking song Good Ship Venus – here by Loudon Wainwright III – meets Kylie’s All My Lovers. I’m sure Kylie fans will hate it also 🙂
Again for the Sea Shanty Challenge….it’s very rude!
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…
There was a good reason why DJNoNo’s Crumplstock set was called ‘Phoning In From The Apocalypse’ was called that, an angry upbeat set – it was meant to be more positive and it is in parts with the Happy Hardcore, but the apocalyptic theme was there from the start I just amped it up.
I played a lot of originals, mashups, remixes, metal 8-bit and symphonic covers, bits from CONELRAD and Kids in the Hall, rave, breakbeat, 80’s doomy pop, and started with a Pansy Division track ‘Smells Like Queer Spirit’ for Pride/current events I’d heard the night before at Duckie. Good tunes for the end of the world….
There’s a few unreleased tracks in this Crumplstock set, the HardCure track ‘Let’s Go To A Whispering Forest’, NoNo Limits and a new demo using Wikka Wrap vs Doja Cat – and All My Lubbers totally violating the Twitch TOS, but fuck it.
Pansy Division – Smells Like Queer Spirit
The String Quartet Tribute to – Two Minutes To Midnight
Milchek – The Number of the Best
DJNoNo – Let’s Go To A Whispering Forest (The Cure vs Jimmy J & Cru-L-T vs Winsor Davies and Don Estelle)
Various – Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (instrumental)
DJ FnoFno – Royals At The Gay Bar (Lorde vs Electric Six)
rillen rudi – Take On The Underworld (aha vs Underworld)
Bill McClintock – She’s a Trooper (Michael Sembello and Iron Maiden)
Jimmy J & Cru-L-T – Let’s Go
DJNoNo – Vicious Silence (Simon & Garfunkel vs Vicious House
porij – Your Love
DJNoNo – NoNo Limits (Technotronic vs Ulysses 31)
RatPack v Freestylers – One More Bridge
DJNoNo – All The Lubbers (Good Ship Aphrodite) (Loudon Wainwright III vs Kylie)
Instamatic – R.I.N.A. / This YMCA Hell (Rina Sawayama vs Village People)
svantana – Georgios Michaelos – Careless Disco
Inhuman League (svantana remixes) – You Were Workin’ As A Waitress In A Cocktail Bar
Instamatic – Something About The Wikka Cat (Evasions vs Doja Cat vs Daft Punk) – Demo v1
Instamatic – Policy of Running (Depeche Mode vs Kate Bush)
tbc aka Instamatic – Her Breath is The Wind (Rhiannon’s Breath)
Edit – and now with video! Spoilers if you haven’t watched Stranger Things 4, so be warned.
Those of you who are watching ST4 will know what this is about…a very emotional scene (no spoilers!) using Kate Bush- Running Up That Hill (and further used in the series frequenty). The choice of Depeche Mode is because the lyrics fitting that episode perfectly – other songs were not a thematic match.
I debated whether to post this, as its NOT a tribute mashup but it just happened that Depeche Mode works best with Running Up That Hill – and it’s such an obvious mash it’s probably been done before (I couldn’t find one though) and as Running Up That Hill is shooting up the charts and this moment will be gone shortly,
And seems a bit unfair on the surviving members of a band to basically ban them cos one member had died? I don’t like or feature mashups that are posted immediately after a death, in the first day or so…it’s been longer than that since Andy Fletcher sadly died.
Anyway, Depeche Mode fans seem OK with it, and it’s been received very well on Sowndhaus and Bootie’s mashup page, so unlike a lot of random stuff that’s hiding over at the Sowndhaus page I thought I’d post this first. I need to update the highlights here – got a lot of things to post and a big Pride-related post tomorrow.
A double shot of downtempo punnery again for the Crumplbangers Discord Challenge – it’s the only reason I make mashups nowadays seemingly!
One Fleetwood Mac vs Fleet Foxes – a combo I am surprised has not been done before, and the clever pun of Philip Glass Animals, after the New York composer and the London artist.
Did someone say Fleetwood Mac? What would the Fox Say? Well he’d say Fleetwood Mac vs Fleet Foxes is the shiz. If rather horizontal.
Also some cultured Rime of the Ancient Mariner engravings by Gustav Dore as the artwork. Ooh fancy! If I ever do that Fleetwood Mac remix album I’ve been threatening for literal decades, this will be on it.
And here is the Philip Glass vs Glass Animals downtempo mashup no-one was asking for! (Well the challenge did say genre clash was important, and nothing is more genre clash than modern classical /soundtrack vs EDM pop?).
Heatwaves is a surprising jam, with a very odd video about living and performing in a lockdown…yes the PTSD of that is basically staining all my work now, like a grain running through it all.
EDIT: This won the challenge! Although I do find it interesting that I win the challenge yet both have gotten get zero likes on Sowndhaus. :-/
DJNoNo decided to have another go at the Crumplbangers Discord Spanish Challenge, he felt more bangin’ drum and bass was needed, but after a failed attempt to meld Cuando Cuando Cuando with Shy FX (watch this space, likely a non-Spanish version might appear in future) he then found this track called El Silbido (El Pito) (The Whistle in two languages?) by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz, the Mexican bandleader who wrote the song that became “Sway”.
So he mixed it with Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Through The Night, but very strangely for him also liked the non-banging version just using the synths and acapella from that. He hopes this track is in Spanish, he can’t make out the words? It’s quite a short set of lyrics…but definitely by a Spanish speaking artist.
It’s Drum n Boogaloo, or Swing n’ Bass, Latin bugalú meets drum and bass, I have to say I am fast preferring the synthy less busy and less beat-y quiet version more and more.
So here are both, they are separate entries and mixed and tweaked differently – one a quiet whistle, another a loud one. Very much inspired by Senor Coconut and London Elektricity.
And again, DJNoNo never makes political statements but he feels that this needs to be dedicated to the people of Ukraine, who need help to make it through the night atm.
Which is far too serious for a DJNoNo mashup! But we live in serious times.
And another entry for the When We Were Young competition. Wolf Alice are another band on the When We Were Young bill that I’ve heard – and played on the podcast recently. I love the singer’s voice, it reminds me of shoegaze bands.
So here is a shoegaze version of Wolf Alice’s ‘Lipstick on the Glass’ via Slowdive’s 2017 closer, ‘Falling Ashes’. Very emo/goth to reflect the lineup, and it gives me shivers. This came 3rd in the challenge out of 35 entries! I was surprised about that as it’s quite different.
It’s not my first rodeo with mashing Slowdive, back in 2004 I did one of my best mashups with Nina Simone for the Parkspliced Blur album ‘Golden Beard’