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!

hmm someone’s bin raiding me closet agin (Crossover vs Eminem vs Roy Orbison, Fiddler’s Dram vs Kids In The Hall vs DJ Buzz Fuzz vs Poogie Bear)

that bloke tbc’s at it agin – e’s gon un’ stole sum of ma old booteez and put em up on ‘is blog. Bah. Is mah bootee stash not safe, man? An’ e added sum smarmy feckin smart-arse comment to em 2. Dat man needz a seeing to, correcklee like.

Neway, ere’s tha toonz now tha damage is dun.

    1. I Love Happy Hardcore (Fuck Happy – Fiddler’s Dram vs Kids In The Hall vs DJ Buzz Fuzz vs Poogie Bear)
    1. Too Many Egos full version
    1. Em is a Naggin Fly (Crossover vs Eminem vs Roy Orbison

Instamatic’s Greatest Misses – a retrospective

Kodiak Moment - the Instamatic CD - Artwork by Pheugoo

‘Kodiak Moment’ promotional Instamatic CD – Artwork by Pheugoo

A lot of my old boots/mashups haven’t been online for years – most people don’t know I’ve created something like 50+ mashups as Instamatic since 2003, more as DJNoNo and as tbc and various aliases…there have been quite a few mashups ‘retrospectives’ recently, and the odd request to find various tracks so here is my Greatest Misses…tracks that fell down the cracks!

Also a few tracks such as the Jump megamix (Jump x2 and Renegade Trouble) and the Too Many Egos haven’t been properly released before.

stillhaventfoundit Also includes my first released mashup – FSOL vs Peaches, so you can see how far little I’ve developed…I did think ‘shall I redo some of these?’ or fix some of the mistakes I can hear now – I thought not since I hate that when say bands re-release ‘tweaked’ or ‘improved’ versions of old songs. Publish and be damned!

Thanks to RevMenagerie who requested my Negativland / String Quartet mashup…

NOTE: Some of these tunes are severely NSFW – especially FCUKK Fashion…

  1. The Future Sound of Peaches (FSOL vs Peaches)
  2. Missy Wants A White Horse (Missy vs Laidback and jacky – one of my personal faves)
  3. Fragile Tomorrow (Kings of Tomorrow vs Fragile State)
  4. FCUKK Fashion (Prodigy vs Bowie and DJ Yoeri) (as Instore – with the Kate Moss situation strangely topical now!)
  5. Kylie’s Ass is a Spaceship (Kylie vs SFA vs NERD)
  6. Still haven’t Found It (Negativland live vs String Quartet)
  7. Blancmange Milkshake (Kelis vs Blancmange)
  8. Satan Bush Blair (Bootie edit – original featured over at Bushwhacked)
  9. Ludakriss (Kid Carpet intro)(here’s the original with the Kid Carpet ‘Jump’ intro)
  10. Altogether Let it Be Me (An exercise in combining songs inspired by Pachelbel’s Canon – Nancy Sinatra vs The Farm)
  11. Radio 4Play (Shannon vs Radio4) I got kind of obsessed by Shannon’s ‘Let the Music Play’, and then Kelis’s Milkshake…shows huh?
  12. My Muppet Band (Tokyo Ska Orchestra vs D12 – originally over at Strangely Familiar website)
  13. Infidel Milkshake Party (Wyclef & Missy vs Kelis)
  14. Work it Tiger (Le Tigre vs Masters at Work)
  15. Egyptian Jet (Bangles vs Jet -a month later a mix of this appeared on 7″ – dunno if it was mine?)
  16. Shannon’s Knuckles (Shannon vs Rankie Knuckles)
  17. Madison Heartbreak (Maisonettes vs Madison Avenue)
  18. Brightside Slippy (never totally finished since I was afflicted by a sudden inexplicable hatred of the Killers)
  19. Fire (Bootie edit of a minimix – DJ Zebra mixed into Fire mix (Grandmaster Scott vs Radio4 vs Electric6 vs Trammps)
  20. Jump minimix – Ludakriss / Jumpx2/ Renegade Trouble – first time online! (Made for Uprising 3.5, also played in part at Bastard –
    Kid Carpet / Ludacris vs Kriss Kross / House of Pain vs Kriss Kross / Wildchild vs Beasties)

and from the DJNoNo canon, a few rarities:

  1. I Love Happy Hardcore (Fuck Happy) – first DJNoNo boot, done for a Happy Hardcore competition where mrNo shows how much he likes Happy Hardcore…
  2. Too Many Egos full version (various based on the odd acapella version of EgoRocker and a pisstake of several Ego-Rocker boots – a short 70s version that eventually appeared on Marty Batfreak’s 100 mix)
  3. Em is a Naggin Fly (Crossover vs Eminem vs Roy Orbison – pisstake of Eminem boots and mrNo trying to prove Bush No.10 wrong when he said Eminem boots now didn’t work. Did thaNo succeed? Erm, pass…)

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’)

Golden Beard (Blur Parkspliced B-side – Blur vs Nina Simone vs Slowdive)

Parkspliced main over by Tim Baker


As mentioned over at my Instamatic blog I was involved with the Blur remix album, Parkspliced. I also did a mashup of one of the b-sides from Parklife, which was probably the best mashup I did for that project, or possibly the best one I’ve done, period.

I quite wisely avoided using all but 2.1 seconds of the Blur track which was a terrible modern jazz wankathon; and mixed in other beard/hair related tracks, namely Nina Simone’s cover of the folk standard ‘ Black is the color’ and Slowdive’s cover of Sid Barrett’s ‘Golden Hair’ in honour of my partner John (who does indeed have a golden beard, well in the right sort of light it is…).

The track seems very haunting; and Nina Simone and Slowdive work so well…

Golden Beard (aka My True Love Has a Golden Beard)

Parkspliced b-sides cover by Tim Baker
(covers for the project were also by myself!)

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

Whitney Goes To Hollywood (Whitney Houston vs Frankie Goes To Hollywood)

OK one of the best moments of my life was seeing Holly Johnson do ‘Power of Love’ at my first Pride in ’97 with fireworks kicking off behind us at the same time, a very moving moment, especially as we were all glad that Holly was there at all (he’s still doing well since, I’m glad to report) and I think that gave the whole event a pathos and finality….I’d never really thought much of the song before then.

So this originally was a mashup with that annoying Frankee woman (hence the ‘cover’ comment seemed to work so well) but it just wasn’t working til I realised how Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ is actually quite yearning and sad, if you listen to the lyrics…hence Whitney met Frankie and the rest is, well, history…

Whitney Goes to Hollywood (aka Power of Whitney)

Caroline’s Long Gone (Super Furry Animals vs Beach Boys)

Caroline's Long Gone by Tim

One of my best bootups/mashlets ever was this one using one of my favourite Super Furry Animals tracks ‘Long Gone’ with ‘Caroline, No’ from the Beach Boys…seems to some up Brian Wilson’s state of mind, so I did a skit on the SFA’s album cover using Brian instead of Howard Marks…

I think it works quite well, but then again I would wouldn’t I?

Caroline’s Long Gone