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 at 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)

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 at 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 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)

Captain Obvious – Madonna Has A Kiki (Madonna vs Scissor Sisters)

Madonna Has A Kiki cover

Captain Obvious Strikes Again! His latest mashup is so unapologetically gay it would spontaneously set a Chick-Fil-A on fire with it’s glamourous flamboyant hot mess campness!

It’s Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ vs Scissor Sisters ‘Let’s Have A Kiki’ – I so LOVE the Kiki track still, it’s not true so when I found the acapella I had to make it even camper. In fact camp as a row of tents but then so am I when at a Kiki 😉 BIG AIR MWAHS to Ronald Koenders and CjR for various *gorgeous* accessories.

Download 320 MP3 here:
Captain Obvious – Madonna Has A Kiki (Madonna vs Scissor Sisters)

BTW I re-created the Scissor Sisters Kiki artwork in under 30 minutes…it was the easiest thing about this!

Not my first Scissor Sisters mashup (I’ve done four others and a demo – Light of Pleasure, Comfortable Run, Mama Believe Me Now and Ghetto Sister Peach which became Ghetto Tits and Cowboy Mary and not my first Madonna mashup using a sneaky bit of Junior Vasquez either. Which strangely got ripped off by someone years ago but they’ve disappeared with their copy of my mashup with it, so.

EDIT – now with video!

New video for Captain Obvious – Light of Pleasure! (Scissor Sisters vs Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

New video for my Scissor Sisters vs FGTH mash ‘The Light of Pleasure’ – I’ll save you the bumf about how and why, apart from it features one of my favourite directors, Kenneth Anger and some Len Lye influenced jiggery-pokery from Instamatic…which is also me! Confusing this multiple alias lark…

Captain Obvious – The Light of Pleasure (Scissor Sisters vs FGTH)

Captain Obvious - The Light of Pleasure (Scissor Sisters vs FGTH) lightofpleasure

Third act: Our hero Captain Obvious travels to Ancient Greece and Babylon in search of Dionysus, Apollo, Silenus and Bacchus for a Bacchanal and to Xanadu where did Kublai Khan a pleasure dome erect (trans: a right royal knees up).

OK it’s not as pretentious as it sounds, but then again not many bootlegs contain quotations from Nietzsche’s Birth of Tragedy, Coleridge’s Kubla Khan, Dionysus, Babylon, Geoffrey Palmer AND Ian McKellen? Actually it’s a party record containing the new Scissor Sisters track ‘Invisible Light’ which is obviously a rip of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s ‘Welcome to the Pleasuredome’ – even down to the speaky bit. So I’ve reunited them via the Thomas Shumacher and Fruitness mixes of FGTH, and the Siriusmo and original mixes of Invisible Light in two parts.

First is the shorter radio* mix without the intros, slightly different structure at 4:40 – enter stage left the Silenus in Shorts mix:

Captain Obvious – The Light of Pleasure (Silenus in Shorts mix)

And the finale is my homage to the ZTT production team and their long extended DJ mixes I grew up with, usually including quotations (hence the Birth of Tragedy from the Fruitness mix – but both songs mention Dionysus/Bacchus too interestingly) so this at 7:33 is the Dionysus vs Apollo full length DJ mix.

Captain Obvious – The Light of Pleasure (Dionysus vs Apollo full mix)

Coming to an orgy near you…hopefully 😉

* if I ever got played on radio that is…hurrumph. Actually the first Captain Obvious track was played on German radio on Mash Up Your Boots radio – thanks Dr Waumaui / Morgoth!

New ambient mashups (Boards of Canada vs Roy Ayers and Scissor Sisters)

A few I stuck up over at Multiply:

    • Cowboy Mary – an unifinished demo of Boards of Canada vs Scissor Sisters

New Mashups! (Avenue D vs Salt n’ Pepa vs Kraftwerk, Goldfrapp vs Laidback, Scissor Sisters vs Outkast, LFO vs Farley Jackmaster Funk)

New mashups!

Currently there are a few of the boots I played at Bootie in San Francisco:

Download them all here!

Comfortable Run (Air vs Scissor Sisters)

This one was done quite a while ago (way before the album, the tour, and SS getting so big, when they released Comfortably Numb as a single) and many people tried this acapella with, well everything…it’s such a weird tonality and vocal that not many things work…so when I heard the then-new Air album ‘Talkie Walkie’ (well worth getting) the track ‘Run’ leapt out at me as something that would work.

This track, is, well not so chilled but from a cold and scary place…

Comfortable Run

Mama Believe Me Now (ELO vs Scissor Sisters)

Now many people have said that Scissor Sisters are ripping off Elton John…wrong they are actually ripping off the much less trendy sound of ELO…listen to Laura then Mr. Blue Sky and see what you think.

So inspired by that revelation (and wanting reclaim ELO as being not as bad as people think) I mixed ‘Believe Me Now’ with ‘Take Your Mama Out’ – again like Whitney I realised how sad that song is; about a closeted guy coming out to his mother (I think)
Mama Believe Me Now