Tuesday, March 18, 2008

War Of Confusion (Propaganda vs The Temptations, Edwin Starr and Nas)

The idea for this mashup started when a multiply contact posted a long mix of Propaganda tracks.
I thought Ball of Confusion by the Temptations would match well with this. Then, to get along with the subject matter, War by Edin Starr was added and One Mic by Nas.
The only problem is that I do not have the dirty pella by Nas, so I extracted the muted words from the original but the difference in sound is noticable, (fortunately it's only in the second verse) which I then tried to mask with sounds effect, from the track by Paul Hardcastle - 19.
(Thanks to dj prince for the samplepack).
If anyone has the original pella by Nas, I would like to redo this, because it's still bothering me a bit.
It turned out to be my longest mashup up ever, clocking in at 8:41.

edit 24 Mar: I have added a short version (5 min) today as well

War of Confusion

Propaganda - P-Machinery (Beta mix and album version)
Temptations - Ball of Confusion
Edwin Starr - War
Nas - One Mic
and some sound samples from the track 19 by Paul Hardcastle

time: 8m 41s
bitrate: 256
filesize: 16 MB

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

2 Mashups with the Balanescu Quartet covering Kraftwerk

Since Popmusic is a lot about recycling and mashups are the ultimate recycled music it is just a matter of time before covers of mashups will appear.
I don’t know if a cover of a mashup has been made before but here it is.

I was wondering how KrazyBen’s splendid mashup of Kraftwerk and Timbaland, ‘’The Way Models Are’’ (from last year) would sound if the original Kraftwerk backing track would be replaced by the cover The Balanescu Quartet made of The Model.

Lately, when working on my Psycho Robots track, this thought got into my mind again and so I decided to just try it for fun’s sake.

The result was pleasingly enough to me and I decided to give this a go.

Because I considered it a bit lame to post only this track I also went searching into material that would fit with another of the Kraftwerk covers by this quartet.

In the end I settled with Shakira’s Whenever, Wherever with backing of Computer Love by the Balanescu Quartet.
Timing wasn’t easy, the backing track slowed down considerably in the middle section and Shakira started to get overstretched too much,. So after a lot of rearranging parts and snippets I think I succeeded.

So here they are:

Whenever, Wherever Computer Love:
Shakira – Whenever, Wherever
The Balanescu Quartet – Computer Love
(warning: long intro)


The Way I Model:
Timbaland – The Way I Are
The Balanescu Quartet – The Model
(based on KrazyBen’s mashup The Way Models Are)
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