Recommendations for titles, DJs and, if appropriate, locations of good mashups would be appreciated.
February 25, 2004 10:27 AM   Subscribe

I know this will probably mark me as hopelessly behind the times, but I picked up The Grey Album yesterday, which reminded me that I finally have the hard drive space and internet connection I need to go find out about these mash-ups all the kids are talking about, or were talking about six months ago. Recommendations for titles, DJs and, if appropriate, locations would be appreciated.

All I've got to date are the great Public Enemy/Herb Alpert remixes.

Strangely, I couldn't find threads about this since day one on MeFi proper. Anyone think I should take this discussion there?
posted by blueshammer to Media & Arts (13 answers total)
I highly recommend the missy eliot/everyone on earth ones--scroll here for links
posted by amberglow at 10:33 AM on February 25, 2004

As far as remixes: the audio bullys essential mix from radio 1, as well as the 'kill the dj' radio 1 christmas day mix. Both good stuff, available from your friendly p2p app.
posted by jazzkat11 at 10:38 AM on February 25, 2004

The original and still the best.
posted by grabbingsand at 10:41 AM on February 25, 2004

I have a very good selection of mash-ups from boom selection and other places. I find that sometimes you have to search your local p2p network for words like "vs" to track some down. I'll make you a copy of mine if you'd like. Email me.
posted by jessamyn at 11:27 AM on February 25, 2004

Osymyso has done some pioneering stuff - check out Intro - Inspection, and BackToTheBasics.
posted by punilux at 11:56 AM on February 25, 2004

Actually, (s)mash-ups were mentioned here:

And the Grey Album mentioned here:
posted by FreezBoy at 12:53 PM on February 25, 2004

this has become one my my main bootleg sources recently:

Though The Grey Album seems to have had decent crossover appeal, I can't say that I like it very much. If they were 1:1 mashups that just dealt with time and pitch shifting of the Beatles material, I would be more impressed. But these are basically instrumental Beatles songs remixed and then interspersed with the Jay-Z's vocals.

But this isn't the blue, so I'll hold my tongue. Anyways, I hit up NeverHeardIt every few days, download everything that looks familiar, and I've heard some great stuff.
posted by VulcanMike at 12:57 PM on February 25, 2004

Soulwax [few tracks here]. Yum. These guys have 3 album-lenght sets called "Hang the DJ Vol. [n]" where N is 1,2,3. They also have another compilation called 2 Many DJs (as heard on Radio Soulwax).

Oh, and Plunderphonics.

There's also an album called Old School vs. New School that I like a lot, though it's not strictly mashed up and instead sometimes a bit of a reinvention. It's more Verve Remixed, but I like it.
posted by zpousman at 3:06 PM on February 25, 2004

Dsico is my favorite bootleg remix artist. His stuff is crazy and kind of on a skittery IDM kind of flavor.
posted by geekhorde at 3:41 PM on February 25, 2004

The two single best mash-ups I heard in 2003 were:

Soundhog's "A Day in Tracy's Life" [download], blending The Beatles, Mogwai, and Kid Loco, and

Loo & Placido's "DJ Love Affair" [download], featuring Curtis Mayfield, the Notwist, Indeep and Daft Punk.

Both of these cuts are whole, beautiful, brilliant songs - combining the elements in order to create something completely new (and not just doing neat-o juxtapositions, as with the first wave of bootlegs/mash-ups).
posted by Marquis at 8:18 PM on February 25, 2004

blending The Beatles, Mogwai, and Kid Loco

although it doesn't require much skill to blend mogwai and kid loco, as everyone who owns kicking a dead pig will know.
posted by nylon at 5:26 AM on February 26, 2004

It's not quite what you're looking for, but you may like the Evolution Control Committee, who did those PE/Alpert mixes, as well as the great AC/DC/Dan Rather collaboration. (click on "Sounds", then "Rocked By Rape.")
posted by Vidiot at 1:26 PM on February 26, 2004

Go Home Productions. Don't go home without it!
posted by joeclark at 8:46 PM on February 29, 2004

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