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Monday, May 12th, 2008
4:43 am

Copycat's contributions to "Block Rockin' Boots", a bastard tribute to The Chemical Brothers, are almost embarrassingly painless and slick as hell. I always begin without you (A Copycat Mash) is the mashup contribution, and it's gorgeous. I'm a sucker for anthems, and it's got a quietly anthemic quality that didn't let me down. I'm not ashamed to say that I love it.

The remix, Where do I begin (A Copycat Remix) is a blast. I am dying to give it some dancefloor play.

I'll let Copycat say it for himself:

"It's hard to pick a favorite from the Chem Bros, but I've always been very keen on their "Where do I begin". So I did a double take on it - one remix, and one mashup/bootleg.

The remix is a happy clappy electro thing that transforms the melancholy tune into a dance floor anthem (that was the intention anyway...). The mashup is more of an over-the-top epic, having it large in all ways possible.

It contains Donna Lewis' "I love you always forever", U2's "With or without you" and "Where the streets have no name", including both the originals and several cover versions of them. It even entails a friggin' choir... What can I say... I got carried away, didn't I?"

Go here to download or stream the tracks, your choice.
Monday, April 21st, 2008
2:23 am
DJ Not-I

DJ Not-I did it again. The feel-good nostalgia of the Cars track makes this bootleg a memorable gut-grabber. This isn't as much a dance track as it is a driving-down-the-highway-thinking-back track.

DJ Not-I's Kraftwerk vs. Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force vs. Faithless: Transplanet Insomnia is interesting. I like it, it starts out with a lot of strength, and the mix is impeccably done, but to my ear the vocal tracks were a little on the heavy side about three quarters of the way through. The catchy, anthemic simplicity of Faithless' Insomnia peaks with a lot of power, and my curiosity would be sated if I could hear the mashup with the vocals used for accentuation or punctuation rather than being used as the key track during those bits. Then again, my own musical preference leans away from wall of sound tracks, so take my opinion here with a big, fat grain of salt.

Still, it's a hell of a good track with unarguable dancefloor potential. Witness the dancetastic video:

Not-I's Chess Without Sobriety (Wu-Tang & Eminem vs. Tanita Tikaram) is impeccably done. It made me want to kick back with a stiff drink, a hookah, and nothing to do.

Sunday, April 20th, 2008
3:14 am
NIN Mashups
Trent Reznor's released more instrumentals of his older stuff at http://remix.nin.com/.

Mashop DJ ToToM has gone apeshit with this and made some really hot mashups at BOOTLEG IS RESISTANCE. This is one of the best mashup albums I've heard in a while. The fact that I like it is significant; I have been supremely unimpressed with Reznor's work over the past few years (although I've not yet heard Ghosts I - IV, which, based on some of what I've heard, I've got high hopes for.)

Of particular note are:

Heretic Faster Better Stronger (Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger vs. Nine Inch Nails - Heresy)

NIN I Wanna Get: Greater / Good / High (The Greater Good vs. Cypress Hill - I Wanna Get High) (I was really surprised by this one. It's sexy.)

Another Medley of the Truth (samples from every YZ track vs. Another Version of the Truth)

Tear Zero (NIN- Zero Sum vs. Massive Attack - Teardrop)

Hypercloser (Nine Inch Nails - Closer vs. HYPERPOWER!)
Wednesday, March 26th, 2008
3:00 am
Mashup Videos
You can view mashup videos that I've collected from Youtube here.
Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
4:11 am
The bad news: Bastards! is indefinitely cancelled until 1.) I find another venue to throw the party at and 2.) I have the time and bandwidth to throw a monthly party again. I'm bummed, but it's for the best. It's been a crazy six months and I need to have less on my plate so that I can properly recharge. I wish the best to the new Wednesday night DJ at the Mercury.

The good news (depending largely upon your definition of "good") is that Aggro1 has produced a mashup of
Def Leppard vs. Goose Girl. Think Def Leppard with a touch of electro. Yes.

Also, I am loving this one: Divide and Kreate- Until it talks. Thin White Duke's remix of 'Talk' by Coldplay vs. 'Until it sleeps' by Metallica. I just played the damn song five times in a row, and it's really growing on me; I've gone from kinda liking it to loving it a bunch. Electro-pop Metallica. Who woulda guessed?
4:05 am
Pretend We're Alala (CSS vs. L7)
There is a dissonance to the sound of this one that makes me think of riot grrls, and it ain't just because this contains an L7 track.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
4:19 am
Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
9:28 am
Johnny Cash vs Cypress Hill
This is ridiculously addictive. It's definitely getting play at Bastards! tonight.

5:33 am
5:27 am
There was an issue with LJ sending me notifications of comments and replies. This has been fixed.
Thursday, February 14th, 2008
6:21 am
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008
5:10 am
Best of Bootie 2007
Hold onto your pants. Best of Bootie 2007 is here, straight off the digital wax a mere day ago. Maybe I've just played the other full-of-awesome Best Of Booties to death, but this one seems to be the best yet. For serious.

The following track is awesomely full of booty shaking geeky goodness. I give you: Party Ben- Galvanize the Empire (Chemical Brothers vs. John Williams)

Chemical Brothers. Imperial March. Yes.
Monday, December 31st, 2007
12:07 am
Monday Mashups!
Here are four mashups for your Monday morning. Enjoy.

This one is a classic:

Party Ben - Boulevard of Broken Songs

Goth thugs will eat yer brains:

50 cent & Justin Timberlake vs Marilyn Manson- Ayo Technology

And this one will make you shake yer ass, like it or not:

DJ Feego - The Creeps vs. I See Girls

Props to bigdonkeyretard for introducing me to the bittersweet beautiousness that is this one:

Al-B: Brush Your Bitter Sweet Shoulders Off

Bastards is Wednesday, January 16, and I can't wait to play all the new bootlegs I've been collecting. Rock!
Sunday, December 30th, 2007
6:57 am
VJ Jaren & DJ Tristan Shout- Madonna VS. Depeche (Just Can't Get) Enough Music
One more:

I can't stop listening to this one.

Current Mood: Can't Get Enough
4:14 am
2:58 am
Friday, December 28th, 2007
10:02 am
Blackalicious vs. Nirvana
"..feel that way."

9:44 am
Wednesday, December 19th, 2007
8:26 am
Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
7:21 am
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