Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Reggaeton Oddity (David Bowie vs Calle 13)

I did not think I would do this but after the previous 2 mashups with Calle 13 instrumentals and classic rock tracks from Queen and the Eagles I have made a 3rd one.
This time it's David Bowie's Space Oddity that gets a reggaeton treatment.

A Reggaeton Oddity:

David Bowie - Space Oddity vs Calle 13 - Atrévete-te-te

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Diamanda Galas vs Digitalism - news

In the beginning of 2008 I made a mashup with a version of  I Put A Spell On You as sung by  Diamanda Galas and the electrosong  Idealistic by Digitalism.
To my surprise I got contacted recently by her labelmanagement, telling me that they liked it and if they could use it as a free download on her website. Needless to say that I was thrilled by this.

Many people are not familiar with her work but if you are open minded about music and not afraid where it can take you it is absolutely worthwhile checking it out. Don't expect a Disney or a bubblegum experience though.
Here's a link to her website and to a wiki about her.

My mashup is still to be found here on divshare

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hotel de los Aburridos (Calle 13 vs Eagles, The Doors & 50 cent)

Like the last track I posted this one also uses a classic rock tune and a beat from Calle 13, though this beat is somewhere between reggaeton and cumbia.

Actually this tune was made before the Bohemian Tango track,but it was meant to feature on a summer compilation from Sound-Unsound.
The compilation has been released recently and this was my contribution to it.

Hotel de Los Aburridos

Tracks used:

Calle 13 - Cumbia de los Aburridos
The Eagles - Hotel California
The Doors - Alabama Song
50 Cent - In Da Club

You can listen/download from these following links:

If you are interested in the full album from the Sound-Unsound members, please visit this page

Also, I'd like to bring this to your attention:

With all of Sound Unsound compilations from “Summer Unsound” onwards, we will be supporting a charity with each release. We have decided that this compilation’s supported charity will be the “British Heart Foundation”. The British Heart Foundation is the nation’s heart charity. Every day they save lives, through pioneering research, providing vital information to help people reduce their own heart health risks, campaigning for change and supporting and caring for heart patients. You can find out more information about the British Heart Foundation and make a donation here:-

If you enjoy the album or my tune, please consider making a donation to the British Heart Foundation. Every penny donated makes a massive difference.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Bohemian Tango (Queen vs Calle 13)

This started out of curiosity.

The Bohemian Rhapsody is a complicated song as everybody knows and I was curious if it was possible to do anything with this song at all.
It's probably the mashup I worked longest on, discarding it at first when I had made my first try.
After a few weeks I heard it again and thought it wasn't that bad after all, so I gave it another try.
Some problems I could solve in due time and this is the result.
I'm quite certain that many consider it sacrilege to use this song at all, but that's the challenge isn't it?
The instrumental is by Calle 13 from Puerto Rico, labelled a reggaeton act but they are much more than that and one of the best groups out of Latin America in the last few years.

Bohemian Tango:

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Calle 13 - Tango del Pecado

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hate That I Love Mr Brown - (James Brown vs Rihanna & Ne-Yo)

Rihanna united with another spouse basher in a funky mashup.

This mashup I started for the Sound-Unsound birthday challenge but I got stuck and never finished it until now.

(edit 16-03-2009 new tweaked version)

Hate That I love Mr Brown

James Brown - The Chicken (instrumental)
Rihanna and Ne-Yo - Hate That I Love You (vocal)

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other links:
fileden (direct link)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Shotgun in NYC (Blue Stahli vs Genesis)

Another mashup featuring Genesis during the Peter Gabriel era.
The screaming vocals of Peter Gabriel I matched with the electronic rock of Blue Stahli which I had discovered through some excellent mashups of one of the best mashup artists around, Aggro1
Check out his site
, especially if you like DnB.

Shotgun in NYC
Genesis - Back in NYC (vocals)
Blue Stahli - Shotgun Senorita (instrumental)

(click on the divshare logo to download)

other links:
fileden (direct link)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ruled By Crawlers (Genesis vs Muse)

Genesis had a rich musical history before it became hitmachine headed by Phil Collins.
Songs from these era have rarely or never been mashed and with the recent release of the first albums in a 5.1 format,with Peter Gabriel as leadsinger, opportunities arose to try to get a clear vocal.
Here is my first try with one of my favourite songs, Carpet Crawlers.
I mashed this with Ruled By Secrecy by Muse, which is in 6/8 where Carpet Crawlers is in 4/4 creating quite a few obstacles which I hope I overcame.
To get the placement right I first sung the melody myself and then started to arrange everything.
I hope I did right.

Ruled By Crawlers:
Carpet Crawlers - Genesis (vocal)
Ruled By Secrecy - Muse (instrumental)

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other links:
fileden (direct link)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sean Paul's Sing-A-Long (Sean Paul vs The Mini Sloths from Ice Age 2)

I am not very active with mashups at the moment but when recently I saw Ice Age 2 I knew I had to do something with the hilarious songs by Sid the Sloth and The Mini Sloths.

There's nothing ambitious about this one, just a little funny piece (I hope)

Sean Paul's Sing-A-Long:

Sean Paul - Get Busy
John Powell - Mini Sloths Sing-A-Long and bits of Sid's Sing-A-Long (from the Ice Age 2 soundtrack)

(click on the divshare logo to download)

mediafire link

divshare link
fileden link (direct download)