Black Block mashup album

I have decided to make my Black Album – and we all know what that mean don’t we kids? Yes I am out of the mashup making business (and sadly it is a business) for a while, it’s not really making me happy. It’s called Black Block and is 11 tracks in no real order, and named after the creative block I have been struggling with and the black unhappiness. And also a pun on feeling anarchic against the whole thing, the whole alienation and hamster-wheel feeling of a lot of this. I am not here to make bangers so people can make money.

“You don’t like it? So what, I don’t care” to quote Rob Base.

The full album zip is here, or links/players below.

So in that vein the first mashup Spiralling (Every Circle In It’s Right Place) (Post Malone vs Radiohead) – played on podcast #346 when I release it – seems really appropriate with it’s lyrics which is reflected in the Black Block artwork. I did a lot of glitching and fiddling on this, vocal production is the only thing I have enjoyed of recent times. And given the themes of most of the album – loss, depression, lockdown, longing – the Radiohead track ‘Everything In it’s Right Place’ is perfect detailing Thom Yorke’s breakdown. I also use Melodyne to take a lot of his Larry the Lamb warbles out 😉

Yeah this isn’t a pop mashup album….but there are poppy/silly episodes, just like me.

“Maybe you don’t understand what I’m going through
It’s only me, what you got to lose?
Make up your mind, tell me, what are you gonna do?
It’s only me, let it go”

Post Malone – Circles

Second track from Black Block is Surprise Daddy (Fleetwood Mac vs Radiohead) a personal one, and probably one of my better mashups of recent times…been holding onto this for a long while for a never to be finished Fleetwood Mac album/EP. Maybe like the Ballroom EP I’ll finish it in 10 years. Maybe.

This is Fleetwood Mac – Oh Daddy vs Radiohead – No Surprises – yes I really got into Radiohead in lockdown and did these two mashups of them. This is for a certain person – my best mashups are usually about him, and also weirdly quite often bird related…hold that thought.

Dolly’s Joint – Adonis vs Dolly Parton (live mashup demo) There are a few demos in here, this is from last year where I was experimenting with VirtualDJ in lockdown. It is Dolly Parton’s great attempt at disco – Baby I’m Burning with Adonis – Reck The Joint. Acieeed! Although it’s a small clip. I meant to work it up properly but I don’t think I will for a long while. It’s fun and it works. And it’s not all doom and gloom on this album. Well it mostly is, but not all.

This album has three – count ’em THREE Fleetwood Mac – Songbird mashups. Completely by accident, I was working on this Better Songbird (Fleetwood Mac vs Khalid) and then very recently a new downtempo idea came along which I had to try the reverse as well it’s all in the vocal. You’ll see later in this post, I think it’s a sequel to Her Breath Is The Wind.

I really like this Khalid track, Better, great video – and Songbird seems to reflect the bird sounds in it. Yes birds again. What is it with me and mashups about birds?

Wicked Games Everywhere aka Everywhere’s WIcked (Fleetwood Mac vs Chris Isaak) is a good one, another variant of my Daft Punk vs FM one, which I think works better, and after the months of struggling with the DP one, this one just slipped out. I like the interplay in the choruses with Chris Isaak – Wicked Games and the FM gang on Everywhere. Their harmonies are a nightmare, hence why the DP one took so long and is still not 100%. I had to futz around with a free trial of Melodyne, deleting harmonies like crazy to get it to work…whereas here Chris does the work for me. Thanks Chris!

The genesis of the proposed FM album – called Tempo in the Night or something – was to try and use the acapellas from Tango…which have hardly been used because there aren’t any acapellas, using RX8/AI extraction. I found the hard way that it leaves weird resonances and odd stuff in, hard to tune extracted parts, even harder when Christine McVie writes in weird jazz keys and sings around the key.

And a silly one, a mashup of seasons – Wonderful Summertime (Paul McCartney vs Don Henley)

Is it an early Summer track? A late Xmas track? It’s both! Celebrate Xmas in Summer, or summer in Xmas…I did this just after Xmas and was keeping it for next Xmas, but I doubt I’ll work on it more.

I did go through a Don Henley – Boys of Summer phase, partly because I’ve always been obsessed with the coda here which resonated in lockdown – you can’t look back, you can never look back. And it cheered me up to think of summer and American Californian highways rather than dull grey Britain in total lockdown. And Wonderful Christmastime is a classic, despite annoying off-key pretend kid singing.

I tried the reverse of this…talking of which – Summer Drive (Don Henley vs The Cars)

I wrestled to whether include this – that Don Henley extraction is a nightmare. Friends and I peered at it for weeks like some broken engine – it SHOULD work, it’s in the right key, etc. But something about either the exctraction or his vocal is off, and I don’t have the musical chops to make it work 100%.

Shame because I think the feel is there, even though like a few tracks on this sort-of-album, it has almost zero genre clash. The Cars – Drive has real depth and gravitas after Live Aid, so it brings a sort of ennui to Don’s vocal, stripping it of that AOR sheen.

“Who’s gonna plug their ears
When you scream?”

The Cars – Drive

What Am I Going To Do? / The Disco Dancer’s Lament (Chic vs Michael Mayer live demo) – another live Virtual DJ mashup demo of Chic – I Want Your Love vs Michael Mayer & Burger / Voigt & Voigt – Disco Dancers, sounds surprisingly good for the limitation. Again might finish this at some future time but not now, and not possibly ever,

The Michael Mayer track is a total steal/loving update of Chic’s I Want Your Love, even down to the bells. I don’t know why that album isn’t bigger, and amazing for 2016 how fresh it sounds.

This refrain ‘What Am I Gonna Do…’ which was used in an edit of that track seemed to sum up the first lockdown, as a clubber.

Reverse Angel / Upside Down Songbird (Fleetwood Mac vs Madonna / ABBA) Weirdly although I knew the other version worked best, I did this mashup of Madonna – Like An Angel Passing Through My Room (ABBA) vs Fleetwood Mac – Songbird in reverse order, i.e. first. Reflects the topsy turvy nature of this album and my life, really. But also because I had already done ‘Better Songbird’ I had the acapella warped already, so it made sense to do this first. As it turns out, the other worked best and I knew that….but I wanted to play with the Madonna vocal and instrumental.

Sadly although the acapella worked well, the RX8 extraction of the ABBA track didn’t – as I said, not many ABBA parts and no instrumentals bar the ones on the albums. And the poor music box synths got rather crunched by the AI, so that was a no-go.

But I suddenly remembered that Madonna has covered this song with William Orbit and never released it – the acapella and instrumental leaked online many years ago. So I did have a cover instrumental of Angel, and a Madonna acapella. Not sure what she did with the tuning, but the vocal doesn’t work over Songbird, but the Songbird vocal does work pretty well over the instrumental – with a few Mads interludes, courtesy of the acapella, remaking the original track that I couldn’t find in decent quality anyway.

I quite like the Orbit version – she released an orchestral version of this on an Xmas album, without the drums or synths. Shame, given the original’s electronic feel, I think that worked better, rather trip-hoppy.

Like A Songbird In My Room (ABBA vs Fleetwood Mac) – this is an unintentional sequel to 2012’s Her Breath Is The WInd – FM vs Sia. Birds? Check! Fleetwood Mac? Check! Dreamy sad vocal and instrumental? Check! And it’s not often I cry at my own mashup while making it, not sure that has ever happened…it happened with this one.

If you don’t know me personally – this mashup is me. Completely me, rarely has a mashup or piece of artwork summed up totally how I am feeling and who I am like this one. There has been three like this in my career – Golden Beard about a certain someone like Surprise Daddy above, Her Breath and this one.

In lockdown I have been doing a lot of what the ABBA song talks about – sitting in the gloom or dark thinking about better times. And although Frida’s vocal is quite stately and reserved, there is darkness and sadness within – at the end:

“So the present runs into the past
Now and then become entwined, playing games within my mind
Like the embers as they die
Love was one prolonged good-bye”

ABBA – Like AN Angel Passing Through My Room

A very personal mashup, and a reminder why I make them. Not for commercial gain, not for fame (a little would be nice) and most definitely not for pop hits or happy times. I make music that reflects how I feel – and part of the struggle is my feelings haven’t been exactly pop or happy recently. And that pressure to be pop/perfect/pre-eternally happy has just depressed the fuck out of me and taken the joy out of it.

I’d be happy if this was played at my funeral, hopefully that won’t happen soon, but that’s how I feel about this track. It is completely and utterly me at this moment in time.

And like a late arrival as the party just ended, here’s the last mashup I have done – Never Arriving Back Again (Fleetwood Mac vs ABBA), I fixed some of the tempo and most of the tuning issues (Stevie was singing OOK on the demo, sorry!) and the rest will have to wait for another lifetime. IHNI what beat Arrival is on, maybe it’s in some odd time sig…*shrug*. This will have to do, ending on an incomplete mashup, how apt.

There aren’t many ABBA instrumentals, Arrival is one of the few, and seems a little, well, sparse with it’s synthy folky bagpipeness (is that a thing?). I noticed Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Never Going Back Again’ fit well and the lyrics seem to be the best to bow out on:

“Been down one time
Been down two times
I’m never going back again”

Fleetwood mac – Never Going Back AGain

I never say never – that was the joke with people ‘leaving’ making mashups, they’d be back a few weeks/months/years later usually. The people who stopped totally never announced it, they just did. So who knows…but this is how I feel at the moment.

The arrival is also a departure, it cycles around. I did my first return mashups in late March 2020 after a break of over two years, and it’s been over a year of struggle. I have other things to do, really. Still doing the Bootleg Archive and the podcast, but I feel making them is too time intensive and not good for my mental health.

P.S. I forgot to say thanks to ToTom and Ian Fondue for the help they’ve given over the last year with the more trickier mashups (and some of my others, like the Daft Punk vs Fleetwood Mac one which almost belongs on this album) – musically these mashups have stretched a lot of my limited music knowledge, especially Radiohead’s weirder timing and chords and FM’s harmonies.

Their help has been indispensable, and a lot of these mashups wouldn’t have been finished without their advice.

You Never Give Me Your Montero (All Good Children Go To Hell mix – Lil Nas X vs Beatles)

Lil Nas X Montero Call Me By My Name vs Beatles You Never Give Me Your Money mashup bootleg bastard pop cover

New mashup and everyone is making Lil Nas X – Montero mashups so I thought I’d get down with the kids and have a go, since I love it and he has raised the game as a queer artist. Also Adriana from Bootie challenged people to make more original Montero mashups with more genre clash sources, so thought I’d have a go.

EDIT: New version of my Beatles vs Lil Nas X – Montero mashup. Yes still retired but I have unfinished business with that fricking acappella.

It’s apparently D sharp Phrygian. Really?

This is one of my favourite Beatles tracks – You Never Give Me Your Money – vs Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and is about that controversy when they well removing Montero from streaming services – what was that about? And of course I had to add in the children’s song at the end, but it’s more good children go to hell, right? Well us queer ones do, apparently.

I gave it a psych spin – set phasers to stun! Actually the acapella is quite psychedelic llike the video if you listen closely, a lot of strange production – and that auto-chorus/Vocoder From Hell which caused me problems otherwise this would have been up many days ago. Still not perfect, but if I get it 100% on my usual schedule, it’d be released in 2022!

Instamatic – You Never Give Me Your Montero (All Good Children Go To Hell mix – Lil Nas X vs Beatles)

There are more mashups to come, I’ve just been in a funk about polishing them, it seems a lot of work to get the last 1% perfect…but I have some really nice ambient ones coming up using my favourite band (not Beatles, no)

Instamatic – Daft Punk Everywhere (DP vs Fleetwood Mac)

Daft Punk Everywhere (Daft Punk vs Fleetwood Mac)

I did this mashup of Digital Love vs Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere back in November, and hung onto to it although it got debuted on the Radio Clash podcast. But now DP are no more it seemed the right time to release it in their honour. Salute!

P.S. this isn’t the only Everywhere mashup I am working on…or indeed the only FM mashup generally. Depends how many work but was thinking of working on an album or EP of them.

Instamatic – Daft Punk Everywhere (DP vs Fleetwood Mac)

Kodiak Moment 3: Best of Instamatic & Captain Obvious 2008 – ​2011

Instamatic Captain Obvious - Kodiak Moment 3 cover

The Rise of The Aliases! I wasn’t exactly a stranger to aliases before but something about the second explosion of work around 2008-2010 meant I was wanting to branch out and not get bogged down with past failures while I was learning…many of which I had to fix on Volume 2!

instamatic, Captain Obvious, Dj cONTaMInAtioNs, Mashbusters, timbearland, Buyrite Soundsystem, they are all here, including never released originals for the first 72 which got hacked around in the final mix -and the receipts on what happened there – and various album projects I was part of like APC’s ‘We All Kissed A Girl’ or ones organised like the Joe Strummmer one This One’s For Joe and Fleetwood Mix.

DJ Hero and GYBO challenges get a look-in too, as does a lot of dubstep which ages this compilation. And like Missy and Em in the last one there are a few artists I mashed once and never again but were ever-present – Deadmau5’s Ghosts n’ Stuff, Flo-Rida’s Low, Eric Prydz’s Pjanoo, Ting Ting’s Shut Up And Let Me Go, The Gossip’s Standing In The Way of Control, White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army, that Duck Sauce track….

Surprised at how uptempo this is, very much aimed at Bootie at this point, and how difficult some of it was to master – I was learning Ableton which strangely made it harder to mix and tweak since although I still use that software, I moved platforms since so many plugins don’t work on my Mac – and I was struggling with using electro house – Daft Punk, Justice etc which has all these mid-range frequencies that clash with vocals.

Also I set T-Racks not only to stun but quite often it’s ‘Kill’ setting – this was the middle of the loudness wars! Hence why I remastered gentler versions here – I don’t like my work to be that bricked, even if it does ‘cut through’ dancefloors. 

36 tracks, mostly remastered and for the first time in lossless high quality – 25 album tracks and 11 bonuses with demos, alternate versions and extra tracks that didn’t make the album cut.

Download Kodiak Moment 3: Best of Instamatic & Captain Obvious 2008 – ​2011 on my Bandcamp or over at the Bootleg Archive

Tracklist

  1. Instamatic – Willesden Blue (The Orb vs Mescaleros vs Bonzo Dog Band – 2007 from MP3 source, 2020 remaster)
  2. Instamatic – English Ghost (Dillinja & Lemon D vs The Clash – 2007 – 2020 remaster)
  3. Dj cONTaMInAtioNs – Genesis of the Rascals (Dizzee Rascal vs Justice – 2009)
  4. Instamatic – Blue Robot Love (Candi Staton vs New Order vs Röyksopp featuring Robyn – 2008, released 2011 – 2020 remaster)
  5. Instamatic – Neon Sex People (Neon Neon vs Depeche Mode and Latour – 2008 – 2020 remaster)
  6. Instamatic – Silence Anywhere (Depeche Mode vs Presets – 2008 – 2020 remaster)
  7. Instamatic – I Kissed a Monster (Katy Perry vs L7 vs Lesbians on Ecstasy – 2008 – 2020 remaster)
  8. Instamatic – White Witch Dub (Dubmatic version – Fleetwood Mac vs Skream – 2008 – 2020 remaster)
  9. Instamatic – Ground Shelter (Fear) (Stereo MC’s vs Rolling Stones vs Benga vs Fun Boy 3 – 2008)
  10. timbearland aka Instamatic – Justice Is Blind In This Land of Confusion (72 Pt 9 original entry – Lady Sovereign vs Justice vs is vs Hercules & Love Affair – 2009 – 2020 remaster)
  11. Instamatic – Florida Ghost Tour (Flo-Rida vs Deadmau5 – 2009 – 2020 remaster)
  12. Instamatic – Go Your Own Steinway (Eric Prydz vs Fleetwood Mac – 2009 – 2020 remaster)
  13. Instamatic – Shut Up And Ting (Ting Tings vs Shut Up And Dance – 2009 – 2020 remaster)
  14. timbearland aka Instamatic – Last Night A DJ Tied Up Madonna (72 Pt 17 rejected entry – Madonna vs LFO vs Indeep – 2009, 2020 ter)
  15. Instamatic – Standing in the Way of Jack White (The Gossip vs White Stripes – 2009 – 2020 remaster)
  16. Instamatic – Stalker Fever (Fever Ray vs Aphrodite – 2009 – 2020 remaster)
  17. timbearland aka Instamatic – Wee Acid Space Woman (72 Pt 17 2nd entry (Charlie vs The Juan Maclean vs Wee Papa Girl Rappers – 2020 remaster)
  18. Instamatic – Dubble Blow Job (Bruce Haack vs RAH Band vs Disrupt – 2009 – 2020 remaster)
  19. Captain Obvious – Right Gaga (Flo Rida ft Ke$ha vs Lady Gaga – 2010, 2020 tweak-remaster)
  20. Captain Obvious – The Light of Pleasure (Dionysus vs Apollo full mix – Scissor Sisters vs Frankie Goes To Hollywood – 2010)
  21. Captain Obvious – Self Couleur (Laura Branigan vs Crookers ft Yelle – 2010 – 2020 remaster)
  22. Instamatic – Nasty Chewing Girls (12″ Bubblicious Genius mix) (Vanity 6 vs Annie vs Tom Tom Club – 2010, 2020 remaster) – MP3 e
  23. Instamatic – Fela Down the Chippy (Swears He’s Hot) (Fela Kuti vs Hot Chip – 2010 – 2020 remaster)
  24. Captain Obvious – Ravril (What The SL2) (SL2 vs Avril Lavigne – 2011 – 2020 remaster)
  25. Instamatic – Electric Loop (Pendulum vs Judas Priest vs Ulysses 31 vs Willy Wonka – 2011 – 2020 ‘Turn It To 11’ remaster)
  26. Mashbusters – I Was Made For Barbra Streisand But She Gave Love A Bad Name aka Duck Kiss (Duck Sauce vs Kiss vs Bon Jovi – 2011 – remaster)
  27. Buyrite Soundsystem – Dem Girls Stealing My Rolex (Zig and Zag vs Wiley – 2008 – 2020 remaster)
  28. Instamatic – Blue Robot Love demo (Candi Staton vs New Order vs Röyksopp featuring Robyn – 2009)
  29. Dj cONTaMInAtioNs – BonkersJustice (Dizzee Rascal vs Justice – 2009)
  30. Instamatic – S.W.A.T – Sugar Cube With Attitude (Compton Hit) (Sugarcubes vs N.W.A.- 2010)
  31. Captain Obvious – The Light of Pleasure (Silenus in Shorts mix – 2010)
  32. Instamatic – Ground Shelter (Hope) (Stereo MC’s ‘vs Rolling Stones ‘Gimme Shelter’ vs Benga – 2008)
  33. Instamatic – Make My Pjanoo Feel That Way (demo – Eric Prydz vs Blackalicious – 2009 – 2020 master)
  34. Instamatic – Nasty Chewing Girls (7″ Juicy Fruit mix – Vanity 6 vs Annie – 2010) – MP3 source
  35. Instamatic – Blue Robot Love Dub (New Order vs Röyksopp featuring Robyn – 2009)
  36. Instamatic – White Witch Dub (Fleetwood Mac vs Skream – 2008 – 2020 remaster)

tbc – Helicon John (Beatles vs Mogwai)

tbc - Helicon John (Beatles vs Mogwai) Master of the Orpheus Legend The Death of Orpheus fourth quarter 15th century NGA 43957
“Master of the Orpheus Legend, The Death of Orpheus, fourth quarter 15th century, overall (diameter): 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.) gross weight: 61 gr, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1957.14.235”

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.

tbc aka Instamatic – Helicon John (The Beatles vs Mogwai vs John Lennon’s last radio interview)

Kodiak Moment Vol 2: Best Of Instamatic 2003-2008

So here finally is the second Kodiak Moment with my mashup work for the first 5 years – 2003-2008 as Instamatic and tbc..

Picking up where the first one left off with also a look into the pre-history of my first mashups – included is my third ever mashup, and there is earlier in the secret bonus section *only* with the full album download.

Includes: Exclusive unreleased bootlegs and annotations for each bootleg, extra bonus demos and alternate versions, and I have remixed and remastered many of them to make them all nice and shiny for 2020.

I have sourced 36 of the 38 tracks from lossless sources, many for the first time as they existed only as low-res MP3 on here.

It is like a bootleg box set!

And there is more to come in this set, I have deeply raked over the last 17 years of making mashups.

Download Kodiak Moment Vol 2: Best Of Instamatic 2003-2008 my Bandcamp or over at the Bootleg Archive

Tracklist

  1. Instamatic – Future Sound of Peaches (Future Sound of London vs Peaches 2003-4)
  2. Instamatic – Jump Uprising minimix including Ludakris Bastard version (Ludacris vs Kriss Kross vs Kid Carpet), Jump x2 (House of Pain vs Kriss Kross) and Renegade Trouble (Wildchild vs Beastie Boys) – 2004
  3. Instamatic – My Telephone Doesn’t Work (aka Telephonic Sympathy – Missy Elliott vs Kraftwerk vs Coldcut vs Grandmaster Scott and Dynamic 3 – 2005 – 2020 tweaks)
  4. Instamatic – Peaches n’ Orbs (shorter version) (Roy Orbison vs Peaches – 2004)
  5. Instamatic – Infidel Milkshake Party (Wyclef Jean featuring Missy Elliott vs Kelis – 2004)
  6. Instamatic – Work It Tiger (Le Tigre vs Masters at Work – 2004)
  7. Instamatic – Weed Milkshake (Luniz vs Kelis – 2004 – 2020 repitch)
  8. Instamatic – Radio4Play (extended) (Radio 4 vs Shannon – 2004)
  9. Instamatic – Altogether Let It Be Me (The Farm vs Nancy Sinatra – 2004)
  10. Instamatic – Fragile Tomorrow (Fragile State vs Kings of Tomorrow – 2004 – 2020 remaster)
  11. Instamatic – My Room Is A Warm Place (NIN vs Nancy Sinatra vs Depeche Mode – 2004)
  12. Instamatic – Missy Wants A White Horse (Missy vs Laid Back vs Jacky – 2004)
  13. Instamatic – Dirty Money Mouth (Rose Royce vs Ol’ Dirty Bastard featuring Kelis – 2005, 2020 tweak-remaster)
  14. Instamatic – LFO Can’t Turn Around (LFO vs Farley Jackmaster Funk vs Foremost Poets- 2006 – 2020 remaster)
  15. Instamatic – Push it Slut (French Avenue) (Avenue D vs Salt n’ Pepa vs Kraftwerk – 2006 remake)
  16. Instamatic – Burn Yr Radio (P.E. Version) (Queen vs Leftfield vs Public Enemy – 2006)
  17. Instamatic – Ghetto Tits (Outkast vs Peaches vs Scissor Sisters – Solcofn partial reboot – 2006 remake)
  18. Instamatic – Madonna’s Hung Up (aka Let’s Hang Madonna) – 2006
  19. Instamatic – Alison She’s So Horsey (Goldfrapp vs Laid Back vs DJ Weight Problem – 2006)
  20. Instamatic – Nothin’ Crazy aka Crazy Marvin (Gnarls Barkley vs Marvin Gaye – 2006)
  21. Instamatic – Dirty Hitchhiker (Christina Aguilera vs Bernie Leadon – 2006)
  22. Instamatic – Juicy Clare (B52’s vs The Strokes – 2006, released 2007)
  23. tbc – Swan Rot Chaos (Michael Nyman vs Blackalicious – 2006)
  24. tbc – Saturday Sunshine (Boards of Canada vs Roy Ayers – 2006, remade 2012)
  25. tbc – I Try But The Words Weigh Too Much (Macy Gray vs Kings of Convenience (Four Tet mix) – 2006 – 2020 tweak-remaster)
  26. tbc – Cowboy Mary (Boards of Canada vs Scissor Sisters – 2006 – 2020 remix)
  27. Instamatic – Basement Void (Sterling Void vs Basement Jaxx 2003)
  28. Instamatic – Blancmange Milkshake (Blancmange vs Kelis – 2004 *from MP3 source)
  29. Filthy McNasty – Song 2 Divided By Zero (Blur vs Pet Shop Boys vs My Robot Friend – 2005)
  30. Instamatic – Madison Heartbreak (Maisonettes vs Madison Avenue – 2004 *from MP3)
  31. Instamatic – Let The Uziq Play (U-Ziq vs Shannon – 2004 demo)
  32. Instamatic – Like To Coup You Well (Howard Jones vs 23 Skidoo – 200? demo)
  33. Instamatic – Ludakris (Bastard version with Kid Carpet vs Ludacris vs Kriss Kross – 2004)
  34. tbc – Mama Believe Me Now (Scissor Sisters vs E.L.O. 2006 – 2020 remix)
  35. Instamatic – Peaches n’ Orbs (full-length version – Roy Orbison vs Peaches – 2004)
  36. Instamatic – Push It Slut (2004 original 2020 remaster-tweak)
  37. tbc – Sunday Work-Hating Jam (Various – 2004)
  38. Instamatic – Weed Milkshake (Luniz vs Kelis – 2004 original)

Happy XMash & A Kodiak Moment New Year

Part of a series called ‘let’s make the life hard of those who finished their festive mashup compilations in October’, – finally live, the Xmash compilation new and old Christmas Classics in ‘high’ quality – well we are in part talking DJNoNo here so quality is extremely subjective – but two new mashups from me, including one that has only just been finished and not previously released – the Massive Attack vs Greg Lake one.

Yes I made Massive Attack’s Teardrop simultaneously upbeat and festive and more depressing…how strange the change from major to minor. It is very much a Lockdown Xmas Coronacoaster bittersweet track…

Some old classics and two new mashups now in high quality in a single downloadable package! From bah humbug mashups and downtempo chilled dubby ambient mixes to upbeat drum and bass and party tunes, to a set of covers by TBC Poundsystem – and there even is a Secret Santa gift if you download the whole album!

Have a Happy Christmas and New Year in lockdown, and be as safe as possible…it is going to be a weird one, and this one goes out to those who have a love/hate thing with this time of year. I see you – and even better I have warped festive tunes for you!

Download the Xmas EP over at Bandcamp or over at the Bootleg Archive.

Tracklist

  1. DJNoNo – Christmas Wapping (Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion vs The Waitresses – 2020)
  2. TBC Poundsystem – Losing My Sledge (Michael Jackson vs Andrews Sisters & Bing Crosby vs LCD Soundsystem vs Lipps Inc – 2012)
  3. DJNoNo – Scarey Xmas (Mariah Carey, Dillinja and Unknown Error – 2008)
  4. DJNoNo – 12 Vaulting Hippos (Pendulum vs Gayle Peevey 2005)
  5. DJNoNo – BlacKmas Dub (Poly Styrene vs Stenchman vs Invader Zim 2011)
  6. TBC Poundsystem – Losing My Sledge original (2005)
  7. DJNoNo – Christmas Maus (Deadmau5 vs Bruce Haack 2012)
  8. tbc aka Instamatic – Massive Lake (Teardrops At Xmas) (Massive Attack vs Greg Lake – 2020)
  9. TBC Poundsystem – Losing My Sledge Dub (Michael Jackson vs Andrews Sisters & Bing Crosby vs LCD Soundsystem vs Lipps Inc –

And I have uploaded the first Kodiak Moment to Bandcamp, which oddly I never added here til now, although I posted the ‘Greatest Misses’ with the same artwork, confusingly!

Download Kodiak Moment Vol 1 at Bandcamp or over at The Bootleg Archive.

Tracklist

  1. DJNoNo – Just Lose The Accordion (Eminem vs Myron Floren)
  2. Instamatic – Ludakriss (Kriss Kross vs Ludacris)
  3. Instamatic – Push It Slut (Avenue D vs Salt n’ Pepa)
  4. Instamatic – Ghetto Peaches (Solcofn partial reboot – Peaches vs Outkast vs Scissor Sisters)
  5. DJNoNo – Em Is A Nagging Fly (Crossover vs Eminem vs Roy Orbison)
  6. Instamatic – Satan Bush Blair (Bootie Version – Orbital vs Freeland vs Eric Idle vs George Bush)
  7. tbc aka Instamatic – Comfortable Run (Scissor Sisters vs Air)
  8. Instamatic – Spanish Bombs (The Clash vs Outkast off London Booted)
  9. Instamatic – Stone Cold Roses (Outkast vs Stone Roses)
  10. Instamatic – GodLife (Blur vs Beach Boys from Parkspliced)
  11. Instamatic – Triple Spin (Dead or Alive vs Marilyn Manson vs Hi-Tek 3)
  12. Instamatic -Smells Mighty Real (Sylvester vs Sandra Bernhard vs Nirvana – Short version)
  13. Allen Smithee – Right Profile (The Clash vs The Streets – from London Booted)
  14. Instamatic -Kylie’s Ass Is A Space Ship (Kylie vs N.E.R.D. vs Super Furry Animals)
  15. tbc aka Instamatic – Long Gone (Super Furry Animals vs Beach Boys)
  16. tbc aka Instamatic – (My True Love Has a) Golden Beard (Blur vs Nina Simone vs Slowdive – off Parkspliced)
  17. tbc aka Instamatic – (Whitney Goes To Hollywood Frankie Goes To Hollywood vs Whitney Houston)

Christmas Wapping (There’s Ho Ho’s In This House) (Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion vs The Waitresses)

Xmas Wapping by DJNoNo

I know what Santa likes, and he likes Mash!

There’s been a long time since a DJNoNo tune and since it seems EVERY tune has been WAPped – I hate WAP, it is the Crazy Frog of 2020 but DJNoNo loves that stuff. So I was surprised to not find this one, Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion -WAP vs Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses inb4 everyone!

Oh and do I really have to say that WAP is extremely NSFW/dirty? TikTok this kids! I’m too old for that shit…

And a Christmas tune to boot, he hasn’t done one of those for many years. Nine years at least.

I am working on new mashups, this is a quick and dirty one, but there are at least 2-3 in progress. The beast awakes!

UPDATED VERSION – Please delete all previous versions, they ruin Xmas.

Christmas Wapping (There’s Ho Ho’s In This House) (Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion vs The Waitresses)

Image by Denys Gromov, CC Zero/Pexels.

And now a Christmas Wvideo – of sorts, for those on r/mashups to lazy to click a link! Let’s see how long it stays up there…

Mashbusters – I Was Made For Barbra Streisand But She Gave Love A Bad Name aka Duck Kiss

Mashbusters Instamatic Barbra Streisand Duck Sauce KISS Bon Jovi mashup cover
A lost mashup from 2011 of Barbra Streisand by Duck Sauce and Kiss – I Was Made For Loving You and Bon Jovi – You Give Love A Bad Name under the Mashbusters name and everyone ignored it cos I released it as a noob…

ahem.

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 Rats 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 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)

Instamatic – Ghost Rats Getting Fatter (demo)