Friday, April 2, 2010

Off The Beaten Meter: Mashups Beyond 4/4

A video to my mashup Watcher of Facades which was created for
Off the Beaten Meter: MashUps Beyond 4/4:
A compilation of mashups using rhythms other than the standard 4/4.

This project conceived by DJ Not-I will be released on april 12th 2010 on the following website:

Watcher of Facades from Virtual DJ on Vimeo.

This mashup features music and vocals from:

Philip Glass - Facades
Genesis - Watcher of the Skies
William S. Burroughs - What Keeps Mankind Alive?

The image sources are from:

2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick
The Shepperton Concert by Genesis
The Music of Kurt Weill: September Songs by Larry Weinstein.

From the Off The Beaten Meter site:

Off The Beaten Meter: MashUps Beyond 4/4 is a compilation of new exclusive (as well as a few previously released) mash-ups in time signatures other than 4/4.

Off the Beaten Meter features tracks by a range of noted bootleg remixers/mashup artists, including Andrewherring, DJ not-I, Eternal Khaos, G3RSt, Lee Spoons, Overdub, RIAA (Mr. Fab), ToTom, Virtual DJ, and Voicedude, who mash up and regenerate odd-metered tunes by the likes of 4Hero, Chris Squire, Dave Brubeck, Foo Fighters, Genesis, Joan Osborne, Louis Armstrong, Metallica, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Outkast, Philip Glass, Pink Floyd, Primus, Queens of the Stone Age, Quindon Tarver, Radiohead, Ravel, Slayer, System of a Down, The Commodores, The Future Sound of London, The Supremes, Tool, UK, and many more.

The resulting compilation is a heady brew of progressive bootleg remixing that pushes the envelopes of both mash-up-making and rhythmic perceptions in general.

Off The Beaten Meter will appeal to and satisfy the chin-stroking muso-nerds as well as the much broader spectrum of people who enjoy and appreciate excellent and interesting music, liberated from genre constraints and the ubiquitous 4/4 straitjacket.

This compilation will blow your mind, yet also have your foot tapping and head nodding in time signatures off the beaten path. So get ready to "Sit back and have some fun / and tap your foot in 21!" (Tony Levin/King Crimson)


DJ Useo said...

I very much enjoyed your track & vid.In fact that entire odd-meter collection thrilled me.

Nerd42 said...

Where'd you get the cool Genesis acapella? I'd like to get that! :)