Tunes for the [Upcoming] Weekend

Tunes for the Upcoming Weekend

Yes, I realize Friday is still three whole days away. But I wanted to let everyone know they MUST download the two latest awesome SIXX MIXX’s from Party Ben (these actually play every Friday on Live105 in SFO and can usually be downloaded the following Monday).

I realize I haven’t done a Tunes for the Weekend (T4dW) post in… ages. It’s hard being the judge of music that other people will like; DJing, even virtually, isn’t easy. Regardless, here’s two that should definitely make up for that drought (I’ve kept downloading myself, just not sharing… suckers):

SIXX MIXX 95 – 07/22/05
REBELLIOUS EDITION (LIES)
128kbps 28MB mp3

1. Eagles vs. Daft Punk — Victim of Da Funk (DJ John mashup)
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers — Suck My Kiss
3. Tears for Fears — Shout (a capella)
4. The Lovemakers vs. 50 Cent — Shake That Ass (Lovemakers mashup)
5. Stevie Wonder — Superstition
6. Stevie Wonder vs. Franz Ferdinand vs SOS Band — Franzie Wonder (DJ Nite mashup)
7. Black Eyed Peas vs. Beatles vs. Ludacris vs. TheClipse — Black Beatles (Loo & Placido mashup)
8. Gorillaz — Dirty Harry
9. MIA / Diplo vs. The Bangles — Fire Fire (off Piracy Funds Terrorism)
10. Beck — Black Tamborine (South Rakkas Crew remix)
11. Front 242 vs. Gwen Stefani — Hollaback Headhunter (A+D mashup)
12. Yes vs. Sir Mix-A-Lot — Owner of a Lovely Butt (Lionel Vinyl mashup)
13. Arcade Fire vs. Max Graham vs. Yes — Lonely Rebellion (Party Ben mashup)
14. Mint Royale vs. U2 — Waiting for New Year’s Day (Phil & Dog mashup)
15. U2 vs. Whitney Houston — Dance with Bono (Go Home Productions mashup)
17. Corey Hart vs. Killers — Somebody’s Sunglasses (Team9 mashup)
18. Nine Inch Queens — Insane, Medicated Hand (Party Ben mashup)

SIXX MIXX 94 – 07/15/05
EVERYBODY KNOWS I’M INSANE EDITION
128kbps 28MB mp3 (10/10/05 MIRROR)

1. QOTSA vs. NIN – Insane, Medicated Hand (Party Ben mashup)
2. OutKast – Bombs over Baghdad
3. Cyndi Lauper – She-Bop
4. Beck – Girl
5. The Go-Gos – We Got the Beat
6. Soulwax – Any Minute Now (Whitey remix)
7. The White Stripes vs. Tony Basil vs. Gwen Stefani – Mickey’s Orchid (Fidelski mashup)
8. The Kinks – You Really Got Me (DJ Zebra remix)
9. M.I.A. – Bucky Done Gun (a capella)
10. Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc (a capella)
11. Gorilla Cake – Never Feel Good (Party Ben mashup)
12. Stevie Wonder vs. Rolling Stones vs. Killers – Uptight Killer (Go Home Productions mashup)
13. The Rolling Stones – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
14. New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle (Crystal Method remix)
15. The Lovemakers – Prepare for the Fight (Josh Harris remix)
16. The Eagles vs. Green Day vs Depeche Mode vs. The Beatles – Greenday Massacre (Team9 mashup)

If you aren’t aware of my auditory fetish for bootleg mashups (one or more acapellas mixed with one or more instrumentals, usually pop, but tend to be eclectic), you can check out major sites dedicated to it, like the GYBO forums, Boomselection and Culture Deluxe. I always get people dancing and shaking at parties, and this is my secret weapon.

Now, on a more philosophical and political note, I have a question: Are bootleg mashups a distinctly libertine musical ideal: the remixing of mutiple or single songs to create new compositions that please the listener… or are they truly a threat to the music industry: an underground, unlicensed theft of intellectual property?

5 Comments
  1. “I have a question: Are bootleg mashups a distinctly libertarian musical ideal: the remixing of mutiple or single songs to create new compositions that please the listener… or are they truly a threat to the music industry: an underground, unlicensed theft of intellectual property?”

    You can ask P. Diddy. And I would say no, there’s no threat from the likes of P. Diddy effecting the music industry. He’s a hardcore Will Smith, and has just about the same amount of musical talent.

    And yes, that is quite a list of songs. I think I’d get spastic listening to it, having to figure out what decade I’m in as each song starts.

    …Yeah, that’s affirmative. I just loaded one of those mp3’s. The person who remixed “Walk like an Egyptian” needs to be slapped upside the head, 100 times over, with a hammer. :o)

    BTW, I should have another submission before the 29th deadline. How many choices are we working with here anyway? I like the “Head or Tails” one so far the best. We’ll see if my latest can compete.

  2. Most righteous post, and thanks so much for the links. In my other life I am a college radio DJ and this will come in very handy there. I’m linking my name to my personal blog this time since that’s where you can find my set lists and link to listen in over the webstream.

    Intellectual property is a hinderance to innovation, but true innovators don’t seem too bothered by it. Thank God for that.

  3. Re-mixes are like free advertising. It makes people hunger for the originals, at the very least to compare them, even if they like the re-mix better.

  4. Ooh, funny story about sampling and stuff.

    I’m a teacher in an urban high school and a kid walked past a colleague and I singing to himself.

    “Diamonds are forever,” he sang, not sounding like Shirley Bassey.

    “James Bond fan?” I asked.

    “Huh?”

    “James Bond. Diamonds are Forever. It’s the title music for the movie.”

    “Wow. It must be something like that ’cause he also mentions James Bond in the song.”

    It was only later that I became acquainted with the hip-hop artist that samples that song.

    But maybe that kid will rent/buy the movie now…or the soundtrack…and start liking Shirley Bassey.

    Yeah.

    T

  5. Anyone that could post a url to this?

    SIXX MIXX 94 – 07/15/05
    EVERYBODY KNOWS I’M INSANE EDITION
    128kbps 28MB mp3

    I really want this mix (lovemakers track…)