It’s been a Challenge…

Crumplbang Discord challenges that is (kind of like the old GYBO challenges). Why, what were you thinking of?

Enjoying my ‘retirement’ as an undead zombie producer so much I’ve done these mashups, and I think they are rather good. Decided to just post stuff and critics be damned.

 Instamatic Lido Tango (Cazenove Dreams) (Bicep vs Fleetwood Mac) tango in the night mashup bastard pop crumplbangers challenge bastard pop blend cover

The first one was done for the EDM challenge I’m rather proud of this one. The challenge was to have a song with an EDM drop in it – this is as close to EDM I’ll ever get, the new Bicep album Isles is ace.

And a rare thing from me – a multimash, well sort of, there are tracks from each artist – Bicep and Fleetwood Mac. You might not spot it, but I mixed in and out of Lido and Cazenove by Bicep – same key….And it uses Dreams and Tango In The Night by Fleetwood Mac – 1975 meets 1987 in this dreamy call and response. Dream house, indeed (yes that was a genre, once). And an acapella I made from that exceedingly hard to extract album.

Instamatic – Lido Tango (Cazenove Dreams) (Bicep vs Fleetwood Mac)

Old Skool Justice (Battle Weapon - Dizzee Rascal vs Justice vs Lyn Collins) mashup bastard pop genesis pussyole phantom blend cover Instamatic

The second was for last week’s Crumplbangers Discord challenge – which was to create a A vs B but add drums or percussion from another track. After a failed attempt to make a drum and bass Nirvana track about educational policy (ya rly) I decided to start again with the Old Skool Breaks idea and make a proper old school battle weapon. This is what I would enter the ring to, if I was DJing IRL anymore (and indeed if anything was open…)

I’m no stranger to mashing either of these artists together – my Genesis of the Rascals uses Fix Up Sharp vs the original Genesis as a naughty DJ Hero stealback, and also did a version with Stand Up – but weirdly never Old Skool by Dizzee even though I tried many times. And I never worked with the Think Break AFAIK. Also I never got a Phantom mashup to work back in the day either, so this is revenge as I used the WWW version which is a Justice mashup in itself.

It didn’t win the challenge, but got a respectable fourth in a field of 15 other entries. Not too shabby. Listening back to my other track, I might fix that and try and find a better vocal for it. Drum and bass Nirvana does work, just not with that vocal.

P.S. have to thank Ian from Shitty Mashups whose Episode 16 mashup using Justice’s Genesis with Young MC and Bruno Mars reminded me of how ace Genesis is under a hip hop track. Well why reinvent the wheel?

Instamatic – Old Skool Justice (Battle Weapon – Dizze Rascal vs Justice vs Lyn Collins)

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 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)

Bootie pt 2 – Smells Like Sylvester (Nirvana vs Sylvester)

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At Bootie I had a great time, met loads of great local bootleggers – some of the US’s best DJs and remixers – such as Adrian and Mysterious D, DJ Tripp, Partyben, Matt Hite, Dada and loads others….I was staying with DJ Jay-R – I still miss SF and hope to get back there soon. I was proud to be the first English bootlegger to play there (I think that’s right?) and I seem to have started a trend what with GHP, Payroll and Lionel Vinyl all going out to play since then! (not that I’m in their category, oh no…but I’m really proud that I was one of the early international guests at Bootie :-D) .

Smells Like Sylvester gets an honourable mention because it got me my airplay on XFM; and was my intro for Bootie. It’s Nirvana vs Sylvester ‘Mighty Real’ and the intro is Sandra Bernhard’s great tribute to the gold-lamed afro’d one. This is the rare full version played on the night, which mixes in Pansy Division’s ‘Smells Like Queer Spirit’ – the shorter version was the one played on XFM.


https://www.mutantpop.net/mp3s/instamatic/Instamatic_Smells_Like_Sylvester-Bootie.mp3