When I first heard Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro”, I thought the similarities to Ace of Base’s classic “Don’t Turn Around” were striking. I dug up the Gaga instrumental easily, but the Ace of Base a capella was tougher to find. In the end, I had to use the 2009 version, which has a slightly different vocal rhythm — not exactly what I wanted, but I think it works.
I upped this onto youtube when I made it, but I’m just now (Nov ’10) uploading it here for download.
Mashups were all the rage in the UK in 2001, right before I got turntables. However, I got wind of the whole thing through Snuggles, an audio-collage email list. Needless to say, not long after I got decks in early 2002, I had to try my hand at it.
These tracks were the most successful vinyl mashups I recorded.