Monday, January 29, 2007

I Do Wish I Was A Little Bit Taller, Actually

Q. Could there be anything, anything at all, more spirit-uplifting, more life-affirming, more pointlessly joy-making, than an entire album of cheesy 80s synth-pop hits mashed up with old-school hip-hop tracks?

A. There could not. And here to prove my point is that Skee-Lo track mixed up with Harold Faltermeyer's legendary 'Axel F':


Skee-Lo vs Harold Faltermeyer - I Wish (m4a)


Ooh, and there are SO MANY MORE where that came from. Public Enemy vs Baltimora! Beastie Boys vs Bomb the Bass! Busta Rhymes vs Neneh Cherry! All so beautifully mashed up you can't even see the seams! Buy this*, and you will never be unhappy ever again. Ever.


* I got it for a fiver in FOPP at the weekend. Bargain!

10 comments:

Billy said...

Oooooooh! That is brilliant. I must head to Fopp forthwith.

LC said...

TRAMAMPOLINE!! So much awesome.. brain melting.. Must commence breakdancing immediately..

This is the kind of stuff I hallucinate about during orgasms. At least, it will be from now on.

Valerie said...

oh, man. Excellent. I must hear the "Like a Virgin" track with Madonna and Notorious B.I.G. (Have you ever heard the Lords of the New Church version of that song? but I digress)

llewtrah said...

There's summat in the news about copyright issues on these mash-ups. Looks like a lot of modern artists owe a lot of money in the form of royalties to the original artists.

patroclus said...

Llewtrah, t'was ever thus - or ever since S'Express pinched that Loleatta Holloway sample for their super number one smash 'Ride on Time' and copyright lawyers started rubbing their hands with glee, anyway...

Some mashups are legal and some most definitely aren't. I get the feeling that this album probably is.

patroclus said...

I mean Black Box. Ahem.

realdoc said...

Why are mash-ups so nice. It's weird isn't it how they create a sort of symbiotic effect.

patroclus said...

I love really good mashups, when all the different tracks sound like they were meant to go together all along - it's like listening to something familiar in a completely new context.

Others do a good job of highlighting some aspect of one or more of the tracks (like that Fifty Cent in the Jungle one, which emphasises what an imbecile 50 Cent is, or that J-Lo one that Luke Enlow did, which makes you think about how dumb and self-obsessed her lyrics are), but essentially I just like them because when they're done well, they sound brilliant.

Mashup fans should make regular pilgrimages to Rafael's blog, for verily he is king of all the mashup connoisseurs.

Billy said...

The semi-legal ones are more fun. But I've seen plenty of official ones.

Spinsterella said...

I wish I was a little bit taller too.