Sunday, December 2, 2007

Sin Race (Editors vs Robbie Williams)

The acapella for this tune was the first one I ever made by using phase inversion on the instrumental track and adding to the complete track. However, I never found a suitable use for it.
Recently I got the Editors track, complete with an instrumental. A very good rock tune that I immediately liked, and the only acapella that fitted was this Robbie Williams tune. Robbie always sounds better with a good rock backing.

So here it is:

Sin Race:

Editors - Rat Race (instrumental)
Robbie Williams - Sin Sin Sin (acapella)

(click on the divshare logo to download; 7.57MB bitrate 256)

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Rihanna's Underworld (Rihanna vs Underworld)

Rihanna's Underworld:

Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
Underworld - Dark and Long
and a bit of Isaac Hayes and Michael Jackson

(click on the divshare logo to download)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Beat-Boot-Ique’s Mashuptown Massacre!

Beat-Boot-Ique has released the ultimate Halloween package for this years festivities featuring bootlegs that stir the dead and moves the undead. The living stay behind with a sense of dread after listening to this soundtrack to the afterlife.

It was challenge for this mortal to contribute anything deadly, being still attached to this living realm. After countless sessions with my Ouija bord and consulting with spirit my soul concocted the following brew:

Satan's Witch Queen

The Specials - Ghosttown
Redbone - The Witch Queen of New Orleans
Diamanda Galas - I Put A Spell On You
Diamanda Galas - The Litanies of Satan

This potion is being served at Beat-Boot-Ique, order this and more than 20 other bedazzling meals and drinks here

And if you survive do not forget to take a view at the stunning videos that can be found there as well. It might be the last thing you ever see.......

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Little Love Things - Justin Timberlake vs 2 Bit Pie

My latest:

Little Love Things:

Justin Timberlake - My Love
2 Bit Pie - Little Things

bitrate 256, size 8MB

click on the divshare logo to download

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Video for Slow Martian Nasty Girl

Inspired by a comment that this mashup of mine could have been an imaginary love theme from Star Trek where Captain Kirk rejects a green skinned alien I got inspired again to make a video for this.
This is entirely new territory for me.
The video contains elements from Mars Attacks, Star Trek and Kylie Minogue

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Slow Martian Nasty Girl & 3 Outtakes from Outer Space

edit 12 september I am excited to say that the compilation below got mentioned on Audioporn Central.

I have been working on tracks for a while for the SF themed compilation album "The Vinyl Frontier vol.1: mashups from outer space" by Beat-Boot-ique that has been released recently (see previous blog). 2 tracks of mine are featured on that album. I made some more that did not make it into the final cut. Here are all 4 of them of which Slow Martian Nasty Girl is featured on the album. Because of the nature of the album these are not your average mashups!

Slow Martian Nasty Girl:

(click on the divshare logo to download)

Kylie Minogue - Slow
Vanity 6 - Nasty Girl
Danny Elfman - Martian Spy Girl

bitrate 320

(as featured on the BBI album, remastered by Celebrity Murder Party)

The Eve of a Dreaded Problem:

(click on the divshare logo to download)

Juno Reactor ft Gocoo: Teahouse
Jeff Wayne: The Eve of the War
Apollo 13 crew: Trouble Sequence
Bernard Hermann - The Day The Earth Stood Still (prelude)
Olive - You're Not Alone
Oakenfold - Dread Rock
Danny Elfman - The Arrival
Donna Summer - I Feel Love

(This is an extension of The Eve of A Problem, which is the opening track of The Vinyl Frontier)

bitrate 256

Rocket Session:

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Elton John - Rocket Man
Linkin Park - Session

bitrate 256

This Is Why I'm Frozen:

(click on the divshare logo to download)

Madonna - Frozen
Mims - This Is Why I'm Hot
Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light
Danny Elfman - Ungodly Experiments

bitrate 256

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Vinyl Frontier: Mashups from Outer Space

Beat-Boot-Ique has released a new compilation album featuring two tracks of mine. This one is based on Science Fiction or Space Music in it's broadest interpretations, featuring mashups, remixes, new material and totally reconstructed tracks.
New for BBI releases is that this is the first album that was reviewed by a prerelease team so that the overall quality of the album could be raised before final release.
The album has an excellent flow and feels like those old concept albums, which is quite an achievement considering that all contributors where working separately on their tracks, proving that the use of this pre-release team succeeded in creating a homogenic album, instead of a collection of loosely themed, but separate tracks.
The album has been mastered by Celebrity Murder Party and he did a fine job on that.

Everyone who has an interest in spacey songs and soundscapes should give this album a listen.

Track listing:

Side A

01. Virtual DJ - Eve of a problem
02. CMP - Intergalactic Predator
03. Virtual DJ - Slow Martian Nasty Girl
04. Viper Pilot - Ballad of the colonial Roughnecks
05. Juxtaposeur - Space Dictation
06. Guv'nor - That Chewie Tune
07. DJ Le Clown - 200

Side B

08. DJ Useo vs Celebrity Murder Party - Goldrush Revolution
09. Juxtaposeur - Moon Conversation
10. Guv'nor - UFO Outta Space
11. DJ Useo vs Celebrity Murder Party - Love Rocket
12. Celebrity Murder Party - Wrath of Khan Never knows
13. DJ Useo - Major Tomgebirge
14. Icky - Let me be Outta Space

edit 09-09-2010: The album is not available anymore on it's original location.
You can find the first 12 tunes here as a rar file (126 MB, mediafire link)
Tracks 13 and 14 can be found in a separate rar file here

Individual songs are not released yet. In time I will publish my contributions as individual mp3's along with an extended version of the opening track and some outtakes that did not fit in the final version of the album.

Eve Of A Problem features:
Jeff Wayne - Eve of The War
Juno Reactor ft Gocoo: Teahouse (from the Matrix 2)
"Trouble Sequence" - The Apollo 13 crew

Slow Martian Nasty Girl features:
Kylie Minogue: Slow
Vanity 6 - Nasty Girl
Danny Elfman - Martian Spy Girl (from Mars Attacks)

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Two Summer Tunes

With the summer not really getting in full swing I decided to make some summer tracks. One new, and one which was featured on the summer booty compilation a while ago.

The new one:

Who's Your Liar:
Beyonce & Shakira - Beautiful Liar (spanglish version)
Daddy Yankee - Who's Your Daddy

(click on the divshare logo to download the mp3)

I made this one for my wife who's totally into reggaeton and Beyonce and Shakira

The old one (though remastered, the vocal should be better in the mix and a recurring click at the end has been removed)

Drop It Like It's Chichi:
Snoop Dogg: Drop It Like It's Hot
Chichi Peralta - Un Día Más

Both tracks have some imperfections but I think are still enjoyable, it's up to you to decide.

(click on the divshare logo to download the mp3)

For a version without ambient (jungle) sounds during the mix (except for the end) click here

Thursday, July 12, 2007

My Silent Love (Akira Yamaoka vs Lionel Richie & Diana Ross)

Akira Yamaoka is the composer of the splendid soundtracks of the Silent Hill computer games. I really love his music and always wanted to do something with it.
Silent Hill is well known for it's brutal and horrific imagery and creepy atmosphere so you might be surprised that I combined this with Lionel Richie & Diana Ross.
The file below is the tweaked version. The old one has been deleted.

My Silent Love:

Akira Yamaoka - Room of Angel (from Silent Hill 4 - The Room)
Lionel Richie and Diana Ross - My Endless Love

(Click on the divshare logo to download the mp3)
or use this direct link: fileden

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Call Me The Beginning Of The End (Blondie vs Nine Inch Nails)

Recently I am listening to a lot of noisy music so it did not come as a surprise that I resorted to use Nine Inch Nails in my latest mashup blended with an eighties track of Blondie. Of course it also helps that NIN has published all separate tracks of several songs of their latest album Year Zero. Also Mr Bush makes a cameo appearance.

So here it is:

Blondie - Call Me
Nine Inch Nails - The Beginning Of The End

(click on the divshare logo to download the mp3)
or us this direct link

(painting of the map of the USA by Jasper Johns)

Monday, June 25, 2007

Bootwerk: a bastard pop tribute to Kraftwerk

(artwork by Simon Iddol)

A while ago I had made a track for the Red Hot Chili Peppers mashup competition at featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Eyed Peas, Public Enemy and Kraftwerk.
Apparently this got noticed by Mashup Industries who where working on a Kraftwerk bootleggers album and I was asked if this track could be included in their project. Needless to say I was very honoured by the request and even more when I got to know who the other contributors were, like DJ Zebra, Dunproofin', Divide & Kreate and more excellent mashup artists.

The album has arrived, it's a stunning compilation and I'm proud to be included in this album together with some of my bootlegger heroes in a tribute to one of my all-time musical heroes.

You can get the full album, all individual tracks and the artwork at the site of Mashup Industries

(You can get my track by scrolling down, but i recommend to get all the tracks)

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Bring It On Pussy (Grinderman vs Goose)

This mashup is almost entirely the opposite from the previous one which was mainly acoustic. It's noisy, loud, dirty and sleazy.

Grinderman: No Pussy Blues
Goose: Bring It On

Click on the divshare logo to download the mp3

Sunday, June 3, 2007

No Smile Of Mine

This time an almost entire acoustic mashup, thx for DJ Schmolli for giving the inspiration:

Genesis - No Son Of Mine (acapella)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Desecration Smile (guitar/bass)

to download the mp3 click on the divshare logo

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Enemy Humps Non Stop

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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Humpdebump (instrumental)
Black Eyed Peas - My Humps (instrumental)
Kraftwerk - Music Non Stop (instrumental/voice)
Public Enemy - Public Enemy Number One (voice)

This mashup is my entry for the mashup town Red Hot Chilly Peppers mashup competition.
I just had to try if Humpdebump would mix with My Humps from the Black Eyed Peas, just for the similarity in the titles. When it did I thought about Kraftwerk's Music Non Stop as a track that sounds quite funky, what I associate with the RHCP as well, so that was the next layer. I had an all instrumental mashup ready, but them decided to add a voice as well and that was to become from Public Enemy.

(26 may, replaced the original post with a new one rendered at a higher bitrate and a minor tweak)

Monday, May 7, 2007

Summer Booty Compilation by Beat-Boot-Ique

A few weeks ago I was invited by the people behind Beat-Boot-Ique to join their mash-up community. Beat-Boot-Ique (BBI) is a new startup in the mashup world that focuses on theme based compilations featuring mashups.
The latest theme was the summer and I contributed one track to it, Drop It Like It's Chichi - Snoop Dogg vs Chichi Peralta. (On volume 3)

I am quite proud to be part of this together with such fine mashers as for example Copycat, Voicedude, Norwegian Recycling, Morgoth: a nice blend of the "arrived" mashers and the new and upcoming talent.
Yesterday this soundtrack of the summer went online: 3 hours, 41 tracks and 28 dj's bringing you that summer vibe. Needless to say that I warmly recommend this, so grab it here
You can use this torrent as an alternative.

On this place I also want to thank DJ Useo and Toss for organizing the whole project and all contributors for the fine tracks and artwork.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Simple Gwen - Gwen Stefani vs Simple Minds

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Back to the days when the Simple Minds were still considered an alternative band.
My latest Mashup combines the songs I Travel from the Simple Minds with What You're Waiting for from Gwen Stefani.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

First Steps

After listening and searching for mash ups I got interested and was wondering how people made these and if it was possible to do this myself.

I do not have any DJ-experience but in the eighties made my own projects, sometimes mixing in with looping tapes as well (those were the days). I was a proud possessor of a sampler, a Yamaha MSX computer (32K memory!) with a build in DX9 FM synthesizer and step sequencer, a basic Roland drum computer and later an Atari ST 1040.

Somewhere in the 90's I started living and working in Latin America for seven years, always on the move and simply had no opportunity anymore to make my own music.

The whole mash-up craze relighted my fire to do anything with music.
So, here are my first five after toying around with some software for about six weeks.

In order of creation:

1. 1 Sledgehammer
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer vs Amerie - 1 Thing

When still experimenting with my new tools I was already thinking to do something with Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer. I stumbled on the combination with Amerie's 1 thing and noticed that this could be a successful combination.

2.Slave To Love U Baby
Donna Summer - Love to Love You Baby vs Britney Spears -Slave 4 U

Immediately I wanted to follow up and thought Donna Summer's I Feel Love would be an easy one to mash but out of curiosity I decided to listen again to Love To Love You Baby instead . When I heard it I knew that that would be a lot more interesting to do and here is the result.

3.Love Or Hate Perfect Fashion
David Bowie - Fashion vs Princess Superstar - Perfect vs Lady Sovereign - Love Me Or Hate Me

Then I was messing with Fashion by David Bowie but did not know with what to combine, I chose an easy way out and combined this with two rap acapella's ( I could not chose so decided to use both) by Lady Sovereign and Princess Superstar. I had my doubts because it was a bit of an 'easy' mash-up, but I got carried away and decided to finish it.

4. Country Hocus Pocus
Nelly - Country Grammar vs Focus - Hocus Pocus

I was searching for a good guitar riff to use for my next mash up, even searching on the web if there are lists of the best guitar riffs ever to get inspiration (there are), but then thought about the dutch group Focus that had a song with a good riff, which as far as I knew had not been used yet.

Having the riff, I needed something to combine this with, I searched my small collection of acapella's and came up with Nelly's Country Grammar but sped up quite a lot.
I did not even know the original song otherwise I probably would not even haven thought about doing this. The result is that fast paced rapping Nelly.

It's a pity that the acapella I have is a bit distorted in the verses which only gets worse by speeding it up. I first tried to cover this up by heavy filtering and delay but that sounded cluttered. So I stuck to this one, it has some flaws but the result I still like so much that I decided to post this. Hopefuly one day I wil find a better acapella.

Additional (direct) link: fileden

5.Independent Peter
Destiny's Child - Independent Women vs Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn vs Talking Heads - Seen and not Seen vs Perfecto All Stars - Papa's Got A Brand New Pig Bag

It sounds so simple but this one took me quite some time to complete. To keep the song interesting I tried many variations on the basic concept (which was DC and Duane Eddy) and finally after getting the idea to use a kind of drum roll when the sax blows its tune the pieces fell into place. I still have the feeling that it can be better and would like to hear your opinions.