All posts tagged mashup

download: DJ Empirical, “Don’t Aleja-Round (Ace of Base vs. Lady Gaga)”
27 jun 2010

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.

download: DJ Empirical, “Scary House / Dead Skin Mask (Kid D vs. Vitamin String Quartet)”
29 oct 2009

This is a mashup that came out of preparations for my Halloween mix. It didn’t really work in the mix, but sounds just fine as a standalone track.

The electronic half is an older grime track by Kid D, “Scary House”. I mixed it with the Vitamin String Quartet’s cover of Slayer’s “Dead Skin Mask”.

download: DJ Empirical, “Push This Party Started (Salt n Pepa vs. Pink)”
DJ Empirical, “Lick Up (Missy vs. Cameo)”
DJ Empirical, “Good to Be a Maneater (Hall & Oates vs. DJ Rap & Ganja Kru)”
circa 2002

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.