Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Download Planet (Sway vs. Leftfield)

This was my first full-on electronic mash-up and blends the smart grime/hip-hop stylings of UK rapper and producer Sway with the fat hammering dance of Leftfield's classic "Phat Planet".

First posted on GYBO, this got spun on XFM Scotland by the great McSleazy.

"Download Planet" was also featured in Soobrosa's eclectic electric Peter K Made Me Do It mix, on Cuts&Mouse Radio, and in the TCRE SoundClash.

Figuring this one might deserve a bump and a bit more shine, especially in light of the lyrics (more relevant than ever), and Sway offering his new mixtape as a free download, i've slapped together a little video for Youtube.


Download Planet (Sway vs. Leftfield) Download

As featured on the MashAnthology double LP!

Bootleg mash-up & cover: 2006; Video: 2008.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

WMD (Perceptionists vs. Eminem)

This was the first of several overtly political mash-ups i've done and blends The Perceptionists' "Memorial Day" with the instrumental to Eminem's "Like Toy Soldiers".

The Perceptionists' lyrics take the perspective of two soldiers in Iraq, while "Like Toy Soldiers" liberally samples Martika's tune of nearly the same name. For this mix, i also sampled statements by George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld as well as a recording of a live firefight in Iraq.

A bit on the 'controversial' side at the time, this tune did receive some blogging and radio airplay.

WMD (Soldiers' Memorial) (The Perceptionists vs. Eminem) Download

As featured on the MashAnthology double LP!

mash-up (2005) and cover (2008) by not-I