Saturday, February 23, 2008
Feel All Apologies (Blackalicious vs. Nirvana)
This was intended as the 'B-side' to this one, but of the two, it became the 'hit' by default.
Again mixing Blackalicious with Nirvana, this time using "Feel That Way" and "All Apologies", and featuring a slowed-down drum loop sampled from D&B outfit Origin Unknown as well as some of my bass guitar, this became a bit of a classic of its own volition (not mine).
After having been initially posted on my homepage in 2005, with no hype and few hits, i stuck it up on GYBO at the beginning of 2006, and was pleasantly surprised to see it soon featured on Mashuptown, and then on VH1's Dose of the Best Music Ever.
Massive exposure (in my experience) followed, including radio airplay, podcasting, and further blogging, e.g. The Who Boys Show 16, Halfpie Mash Wednesday, Sirius satellite radio, and as far afield as here! (Even if somewhere along the line, an inattentive soul mistyped a much-distributed copy as being by "DJ nit-I").
"Feel All Apologies" was also listed as one of:
Culture Bully's Favorite Mash-Ups of 2006:
Literally hundreds of mashes attempt to interject some freshness into Nirvana however most find themselves far too busy. The oversimplified loop of “I Feel All Apologies” allows the mash an unglamorous headliner to shine over top it, allowing both acts to flourish. Neither too much nor too little Nirvana, but just enough to make you feel that way.
And of course, there's the fine (and ever-popular) video mash-up produced by Chrysler 76:
i'm sanguine that this positive little tune i initially thought boring continues to touch so many people (and in the meantime, i've grown quite fond of it too) - just goes to once again show that the 'not' can be more relevant than the 'I'.
Form is emptiness, emptiness is form.
Feel All Apologies (Blackalicious vs. Nirvana) Download
As featured on the MashAnthology double LP!
And by request of a couple radio stations and private peeps, a special hi-fi edition (.wav file) is available here.
(cover by Klaudia Gottwald)