Weeknd vs Fez / Disasterpeace

tbc aka Instamatic Call Yr Fez (Weeknd vs Disasterpeace) mashup bootleg game music bastard pop downtempo glitch

It was a Video Game Challenge last week, and I had fun messing with the music of various games. One of the few games I totally fell in love with and was obsessed by for months if not years was Fez, the 2D/3D platformer from 2012. A big part of that was the music. The game had a deep significance for me, something almost spiritual?

These two from Rich Vreeland aka Disasterpeace’s soundtrack for Fez vs Weeknd were the result, but I think this glitchy one was a bit too late for the challenge. Fun with the Hysteresis plugin.

Call Yr Fez (Weeknd – Call Out Your Name vs Disasterpeace – Sync/Glitch (from Fez))


tbc aka Instamatic - Save Yr Fez (Weeknd & Ariana Grande vs Disasterpeace) mashup bootleg video game soundtrack bastard pop downtempo

And I love all my mashup children but this one is my favourite. Something about the Weeknd plus Fez’s distorted glitchy mournful soundscapes just works – but Ariana brings human warmth especially at the end, which always makes me smile.

I’m sure it’ll fall into the black hole that all my other ‘You Won’t Like It’ ‘record label’ releases have fallen into, and was totally ignored like all my entries for the challenge (but oki’s amazing Queen mashup toitally deserved to win) but this is very much how I hear things.

P.S. this is my first Ariana Grande mashup EVER!

Save Yr Fez (Weeknd & Ariana Grande – Save Your Tearrs vs Disasterpeace – Adventure (from Fez))

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)