DJNoNo – Ballroom remastered, big band jazz vs hip-hop

An Xmas Eve treat – a remastered lossless version of DJNoNo’s 2015 Ballroom EP, my silly concept ‘album’ mixing big band jazz, exotica, latin jazz, easy listening, bossa nova, cha cha, samba, swing, space age etc with hip-hop and rhythm and blues. It was supposed to be the first DJNoNo album but never really worked like that, too short anyway.

Planned as the first DJNoNo album in 2005, I finished Stripper Jackson and Cha Cha Like It’s Hot to a chorus of mass apathy so the project got shelved, although most of these tracks were planned back then.

Given that ten years later I was retiring – it didn’t last long – I revisited it and completed it with a few extra tracks – the Death Grips is definitely one of those as D.G. didnt exist in 2005! But the rest are pretty much as they were planned in 2005.

Listening back reminds me how I hated the humourless electro-swing toffs that came later and stole all of our ideas and then claimed they were there first! Big reason why it took ten years, didn’t want to touch electro-swing with a vintage antique barge pole!

I was surprised no-one had done this project in that period – given the rise of Strictly Come Dancing I thought it inevitable that someone would do it, saving me the bother. Nope.

If you like this then check out the first DJNoNo album proper.

Dedicated to Mr Fab, Evolution Control Committee and all the Crumplebangers Crew.

Download it on Bandcamp or over at the Bootleg Archive.

Tracklist

  • DJNoNo – Mexican Love War (Moby & Public Enemy vs Geoff Love & His Orchestra – 2020 remaster)
  • DJNoNo – Push It Muchacho (Salt n’ Pepa vs Esquivel And His Orchestra – 2020 Less Stereo remaster)
  • DJNoNo – March of the Forgotten (Dre ft Eminem vs Joe Loss – 2020 remaster)
  • DJNoNo – Swing The Guillotine (Death Grips vs Glenn Miller And His Orchestra – 2020 remaster)
  • DJNoNo – Quando Tip (Q-Tip vs Manuel and The Music of The Mountains – 2020 remaster)
  • DJNoNo – Super Wheels (Eminem vs Joe Loss And His Orchestra – 2020 remaster)
  • DJNoNo – Stripper Jackson (Michael Jackson vs Joe Loss – 2005 – 2020 remaster)
  • DJNoNo – Ludasifinado (Ludacris vs Laurindo Almeida – 2020 remaster)
  • DJNoNo – Cha Cha Like It’s Hot (Snoop Dogg ft Pharrell Williams vs Starlight Strings – 2015 remake – 2020 remaster)

DJNoNo’s First Album – Accordion Hero

DJNoNo’s First Album – Accordion Hero! (well if you don’t count Ballroom as an album, it is more like mini-album or long EP…that will be posted after this for the full DJNo ‘experience’). 16 years in the making it covers the best and a little of the rest of 2004-2020.

Silly mashups, bastard pop, soundclown, or crumplebangers – take your pick of label he spans the all! from the little red bootleg robot. Mixing accordions, hip hop, drum and bass, Julie Andrews, kid’s themes, rude songs, Muppets, cheesy golden oldies, dub reggae, rave and happy hardcore, balllroom big band ALL together! And making a totally dumb mess while doing it.

30 tracks including 3 bonuses and 5 unreleased or rare tracks that never made it past the podcast or a fleeting blog mention! Now all in HQ lossless – and only 3 of them are from MP3, the rest have been painstakingly sourced from lossless, remastered or tweaked/re-exported.

Available to download at my Bandcamp or the Bootleg Archive.

Tracklist:

  1. DJNoNo – Just Lose The Accordion (Eminem vs Myron Floren – 2004 – 2020 remaster)
  2. DJNoNo – B-Boy Polka (DJ Kool Herc vs Lawrence Welk – 2004?)
  3. DJNoNo – Em Is A Nagging Fly (Crossover vs Eminem vs Roy Orbison – 2004 – 2020 remaster)
  4. DJNoNo – Too Many Egos (70 second version – Alter Ego vs Cardigans vs Justice vs. Simian vs White Stripes – 2004)
  5. Instore – FCUKK Fashion (Prodigy ft PWEI vs David Bowie vs DJ Yoeri vs John Creamer And Prince Quick Mix- 2004 – 2020 remaster)
  6. DJNoNo – I Love Happy Hardcore (Fuck Happy) (Fiddler’s Dram vs Kids In The Hall vs DJ Buzz Fuzz vs Poogie Bear – 2004-5 – MP3 source)
  7. DJNoNo – Supercalibreakz (Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke vs Shy FX – 2005)
  8. DJNoNo – Imperial Nanny (John Williams vs Julie Andrews vs Orbital vs 2 Bad Mice – 2005, finished 2015)
  9. DJNoNo – DRM Bombscare (2 Bad Mice vs Julie Andrews & cast – 2009 – 2020 remaster)
  10. DJNoNo – Chitty Chitty Gang Bang (Julie Andrews and cast vs Pendulum featuring Freestylers vs Capone – 2005)
  11. DJNoNo – Cha Cha Like It’s Hot (Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell Williams vs Starlight Strings – original 2005 version)
  12. DJNoNo – Snoop Duck (Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell Williams vs Jean Jacques Perrey & David Chazan – 2006 – 2020 remaster-tweak)
  13. DJNoNo – County Sound (Count von Count vs Dillinja vs Aphrodite – 2006)
  14. DJNoNo – Cross Channel Pigeon (Dastardly and Muttley theme vs Aphrodite vs Pendulum – 2008)
  15. DJNoNo – Fraggle Ross (Fraggle Rock theme vs SebastiAn – 2008)
  16. DJNoNo – Jetboy Flashback (Elton Motello vs Cyantific feat. Logistics – 2006)
  17. DJNoNo – Scarey Xmas (Mariah Carey vs Dillinja vs Unknown Error – 2008)
  18. DJNoNo – Yo-Yo Roll (The Osmonds vs Aphrodite vs Hugo Montenegro vs Swingle Singers – 2009, 2020 remaster)
  19. DJNoNo – Those Were The Drums (Mary Hopkin vs Aphrodite vs osymyso – 2010 – MP3 source)
  20. DJNoNo – Trolololowooble (Eduard Khil vs Aphrodite – 2010, 2020 remaster)
  21. DJNoNo – Batty Dub (Weedy G vs Count Von Count – 2010 – 2020 remaster)
  22. DJNoNo – My Name Is Bub (Eminem vs Herbert Chappell – 2011 – 2020 remaster)
  23. DJNoNo – 99 Hardcore Problems (Jimmy Jay vs Jay-Z – 2014 – 2020 remaster)
  24. DJNoNo – Jungle Monkees (DJ Krust vs Monkees – 2016)
  25. DJNoNo – Charming Infiltrator (The Smiths vs Altern-8 – 2018-2019)
  26. DJNoNo – Trumpton Lockdown (Kanye West vs Urban Hype – started 2008, finished 2020)
  27. DJNoNo – Vicious Silence (Simon & Garfunkel vs Vicious House -2018-2019)
  28. DJNoNo – Charming Infiltrator (Chipmunk Version – The Smiths vs Altern-8 – 2018-2019)
  29. DJNoNo – Moog It like It’s Hot (Snoop Dogg ft Pharrell Williams vs Jean Jacques Perrey – 2006? – MP3 source)
  30. DJNoNo – 99 Polkas (And A Ballet Aint One) (Squeezettes vs Jay-Z – 2014, 2020 remaster)

Final Mashups #5 – Star Wars Gurls (Katy Perry vs Meco)

Instamatic  Star Wars Gurls (Katy Perry vs Meco) cover 

Spin that glitterball death star! In time for the new film (although completely by accident, long before Lucas was a twinkle in Disney’s eye, these mashups were started 5-10 years ago) here are the first of two Star Wars mashups.

Star Wars Gurls is Meco’s Star Wars goes space disco via California Gurls with Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg.

I’ve always had a bad feeling about this, it’s been a real disturbance in the Force over the years and probably still is a bucket of bolts, due to strange minor bits in the Meco track. In the end I had to use the Melodyne trial to force the acapella into key…Use the Force Luke! Well we know mashups shouldn’t be forced, but I’ve always wanted to release this, so treat it as a bit of fun. Still will make the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs!

Download Star Wars Gurls (Meco vs Katy Perry ft Snoop Dog)

Talking of fun, the next mashup should be that…

Thanks to Jez Biggs, Ian Lloyd and Lee Prince for help making this mashup.

Other images I created for the artwork but didn’t make it:

Instamatic Star Wars Gurls (Katy Perry vs Meco) mashup

Instamatic Star Wars Gurls (Katy Perry vs Meco) mashup

Credits:
Femtrooper image by Don Solo, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
Lady with cigarette Attribution: Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-13629 / CC-BY-SA 3.0
Grandpa’s friends by freeparking, CC BY-NC 2.0.

Final Mashups #4 – DJNoNo – Ballroom

DJNoNo – Ballroom mashups big band jazz easy listening cha cha bossanova Strictly Ballroom Come Dancing

Planned 10 years ago, the Ballroom EP (now album) has been a long time coming…two of the tracks were released (here in a remastered or better quality form) but the rest laid in the Unfinished folder.

Mixing ballroom music – big band, jazz, bossa nova, exotica, swing, easy listening and classical pops – with hip hop and r n’ b years before the term electroswing was invented, I’m surprised no-one has done an album concept like this in the last decade?

Dedicated to Mr Fab, Evolution Control Committee and all the Crumplebangers Crew.

Download DJNoNo Ballroom – zip file (73Mb) or Mediafire.

Tracklist:

  1. Mexican Love War (Public Enemy ‘Make Love Fuck War’ vs Geoff Love ‘Mexican Hat Dance’)
  2. Push It Muchacho (Salt n’ Pepa ‘Push It’ vs Esquivel ‘Mucha Muchacha’)
  3. March of the Forgotten (Joe Loss ‘Mark of the Mods’ vs Dre ft Eminem ‘Forgot about Dre’)
  4. Swing The Guillotine (Death Grips ‘Guillotine’ vs Glen Miller ‘In The Mood’)
  5. Stripper Jackson (Joe Loss ‘The Stripper’ vs Michael Jackson ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’)
  6. Quando Tip (Q-Tip ‘Breathe And Stop’ vs Manuel ‘Quando Quando Quando’)
  7. Super Wheels (Eminem ‘Superman’ vs Joe Loss ‘Wheels Cha Cha’)
  8. Ludasifinado (Ludacris ‘Stand Up’ vs Laurindo Almeida ‘Desafinado’)
  9. Cha Cha Like It’s Hot (Snoop Dogg ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ vs Starlight Strings ‘Unforgettable’ 2015 remaster)

Rare unreleased mashups (Sage Francis, Britney Spears, Fela Kuti, Sugarcubes, N.W.A. and more!)

Having a clear out of the dusty mashup cupboards at NoNo/RadioClash Towers, and found quite a few unfinished or finished but unreleased mashups, or stuff that was on my old Multiply site and never got reposted.

So I’ve uploaded some tracks that fell off Soundcloud, were never really posted/uploaded apart from GYBO, or demos and rarities as well as the other tracks you (don’t) know and (don’t) love. First few are from the GYBO Weekend Challenge where you had only 1-2 days to create them using one or both of the posted acapella(s) or instrumental(s), and so are a bit rough and ready, like demos – but quite good all the same. I tended to only post the winning entries (I won the Weekend Challenge twice, with Bollywood In Space and the first one, Fela Down The Chip Shop. I Heard You Were Ill was another entry, but didn’t win.

britney

First up is Zombie Britney (Britney’s ‘Hold It Against Me’ vs T>Power’s ‘Blissed Out Snacking Zombies’) which was for Weekend Challenge #38 in 2011, wasn’t sure what to expect from this, but it works really well actually. Didn’t win though.

francis

Another for that challenge is Francis In The Desert which is Controlfreak ‘Desert Fox’ vs Sage Francis ‘Slow Down Ghandi’. Works pretty well, Controlfreak loved it – but it does go a little OOT towards the end, but remember all the challenges had to be done over a weekend.

swat

And from Challenge #14 is S.W.A.T – Sugar Cube With Attitude (Compton Hit) – Sugarcubes – Hit with N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton. This works really well, didn’t win though.

Another demo that’s been hanging around for ages (since 2008!), was on this site’s player but not for download (officially) and probably won’t be finished is Silence Anywhere, Depeche Mode vs Presets.

A friend was trying to do a mashup/remix album about bass, and so I did Alternate Justice using Altern-8, Dizzee Rascal and Justice. I think it words surprisingly well, if a bit rough in places. I never really did a Justice track I was happy with, actually apart from DJ Contaminations which tbh was partly a DJ Hero rip!. This is not perfect towards the end, and shows it’s unfinished state, but most of it shows old skool rave flavour!

Another long-lost mashup is another Depeche Mode one, favourite of the Parkade is Impact Mode (Orbital – Impact vs DM’s Just Can’t Get Enough). Had a few goes at this, it’s 99% there. I probably should’ve released it properly, but as ever I just lose interest! EDIT: I did finish this and you can hear it here.

And last but no means least is Star Wars Gurls, a track I’ve had a few goes at and like the last ‘demo’ is pretty much there but got lost in the, err, ‘rush’ *ahem*. It’s Meco’s Star Wars theme vs Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg – California Gurls. I was intending to make a video for this, but again that never happened…in a galaxy far, far away, maybe. EDIT – I also finished this, well as finished as it was going to be.

And don’t forget to check out the one unreleased and the other reposted ambient mashups over at the tbc site.

Cha Cha Like It’s Hot (Snoop Dogg & Pharrell Williams vs Starlight Strings)

Cha Cha IS the nu Rock n Roll, and this will be 4 a new EP of Cha Cha boots if I evah get mah shang togethah…Snoop the D.O double G croons with the Starlight Strings. Tis Unforgettable…I want u 2 shake yer bootie to the ballroom big band, yeah?

Some odd beardy bloke called tbc put it on ‘is Jazz Mix or summat. Can’t see it meself…

Cha Cha Like It’s Hot (Snoop Dogg ‘Drop it Like It’s Hot’ vs Starlight Strings ‘Unforgettable’)