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)

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)