Mashups of the Week: Spice Girls & “Fleetwood Mashed”
Published in Blog Archive, City Pages. Tags: Mashups, Music.
Regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of mashups, or just want something fresh for your jam-box, this taste-test from the new Fleetwood Mac Mashed album should sit well with you. The first track from the mix debuted this week (as did the entire album) at A plus D’s monthly Bootie Top 10 mix; here’s what they had to say,
“We’ve been waiting forever for Radio Clash’s Fleetwood Mash album to come out, and this “Bootie Exclusive” from Bootie Boston’s DJ BC has helped fast-track its release … finally! We’ve been spinning this in our early sets for months now, and are so glad to not have to keep it to ourselves anymore — we can now happily share this awesome track with you!“
dj BC “Everybody’s Everyday Girl (Fleetwood Mac vs. Snoop Dogg vs. Kanye West vs. Q-Tip vs. Capleton)” (mp3)
Since its release in 1995, there are few songs that have been warped, twisted and manipulated more than “Wonderwall.” Adding Beyonce’s unusually delicate “Halo” is Dan Mei of the Mashup Industries collective; the final result is a remarkably soulful reinterpretation of the played-out Brit pop classic.
Dan Mei “Wonder Halo” (mp3)
File under: when good producers do bad things. Mashing the Beastie Boys with just about anything just about guarantees the resulting track will be remotely listenable. NYC producer DAW-GUN has found the exception to that rule however: “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls. I can’t even make fun of it because it’s done really well–the cuts are seamless and it’s kinda funny how well “Hey Ladies” plays into the soon-to-be-re-reunited pop divas breakout hit. That said, “Wannabe” is still a disgusting track and completely erases much of DAW-GUN’s good work on the mash.
DAW-GUN “If You Wanna Be My Ladies” (mp3)
This past week I had a few words with the (almost) legendary (in certain circles) producer team9. For those who might be unfamiliar, chances are you’ve actually heard something the Australian bootlegger has done, especially if you’ve paid any attention to the blogosphere over the past five years. For the past three years team9 has produced Stereogum’s year end MySplice mixes (2006, 2007, 2008) and he represented one half of the duo that built the infamous American Edit. An absolute must-hear for the uninitiated.
[This post was originally published by City Pages.]