Frenchbloke – Carpe Diem video

Made a video for this classic mashup, I’m sure I’ll get grumped at but it’s a classic from the bootleg/bastard pop era and deserved a decent video.

If you don’t want to spoil the surprise look away now, but it’s The Carpenters ‘Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft’ vs Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish’s ‘Male Stripper’. An unholy combination – but it works. Hail Klaatu!

RC 227: GYBO RIP Part 2 – Bootie London set

Second part of GYBO RIP and our Bootleg Nostalgia Very Extended Week on Radio Clash, here’s a recreation of my set at Bootie London.

This is a mix of old skool and nu-skool, from bastard pop to bootlegs and mashups. Bootie London was billed as the Get Your Bootleg On Wake, so wanting to bring the ol’ Bastard spirit I asked quite a few of the old GYBO/Bastard crew to list their favourites. I also trawled through my old 2002 and 2003 CD-Rs hence there are a lot of forgotten or not-so forgotten classics featured in this set, and Missy Elliott became a theme.

I had a lot of fun doing this set, and although warming up the people that were there was silly dancing (from me too at the end!) and those there enjoyed the classics and even the newer ones like G3rst’s Rammstein vs ABBA! There’s also a Bootie London exclusive, Captain Obvious’s Push Groove which is a remake of a 2003 Half Arsed Beats mashup.

Thanks to: Lee Spoons, Thriftshop XL, Ian Fondue, CartelMike, Ms Frenchie, Eve Massacre, Philmans & Dog (of Phil n Dog) and Frenchbloke for their excellent lists and track suggestions- not all of them worked for this kind of thing, but collected them for a future podcast.

Lootie Bondon (115Mb, 1:55)

  • Jimmi Jammes – Sgt. Pepper’s Paradise (Extended Edition)
  • Mighty Mike – City down under (M83 vs Men At Work)
  • Kurtis Rush – Get Ur Faith On (George Michael vs. Missy Elliott)
  • McSleazy – Franzie Boys (Franz Ferdinand v. Beastie Boys)
  • Mr Fister – Mary Mary Pass That Dutch (Missy Elliott vs The Monkees)
  • Smash – Bootystition (Destiny’s Child vs Stevie Wonder)
  • Dunproofin’ – Casbah Wonder (Stevie Wonder vs The Clash)
  • Fondue Meltdown – Get Your Beats On (Beats International vs Missy Elliott)
  • Loo & Placido – Kids Rock (Queen vs The Kids vs Althea & Donna vs Various)
  • Rebel MC – Street Tuff (tone396 remix)
  • DJZebra – Killing Boombastic (Shaggy vs Rage Against The Machine)
  • G3RSt – Gimme Pussy! (ABBA vs Rammstein)
  • Allen Dean aka Go Home Productions – ABBA & The Bunnymen (ABBA vs Echo & The Bunnymen)
  • DJNoNo – Supercalibreakz (Julie Andrews vs Shy FX)
  • cry.on.my.console – Command Your Rabbits
  • Phil n’ Dog – Gay Muppet Bar
  • Soundhog – Dire Bass (Dire Straits vs Azzido Da Bass)
  • Captain Obvious – Madonna Has A Kiki (Scissor Sisters vs Madonna)
  • DJ Dawgun – Work It vs Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Captain Obvious – Push Groove (Dee-Lite vs Salt n’ Pepa)
  • Thriftshop XL – Pump up the 212 (Thriftshop XL’s Topless Harry Hill Mix) (Azaelia Banks vs Technotronic)
  • Lyd – Gimme Ragga Joanna (SL2 vs Eddy Grant)
  • Lumpy – No Good (Start The Raam) (Prodigy vs Lemon Jelly)
  • Loo & Placido – Dead Bodies On Ecstasy (Air vs Martha Wash)
  • CjR Mix – You Should Be Pressure Movin (Bee Gees vs S Club 7 vs Sunscreem)
  • Frenchbloke – Carpe Diem (The Carpenters vs Man 2 Man meet Man Parrish)
  • DJ Earworm – Funky Goes to Hollywood (Wild Cherry vs. Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
  • 10000 Spoons – Big Low Love (Fleetwood Mac vs Flo-Rida)
  • Josh Console – Bastard 97 made me do it (Lynyrd Skynyrd vs Chesney Hawkes vs Kelis vs Josh Console)

GYBO/Bastard Interviews

Inspired by my GYBO RIP show (well that’s what C-Tel told my anyway ;-) his Acid Ted blog is interviewing all the legendary Bastard/GYBO crowd from the early days – he’s already had great interviews with Ben Soundhog (part 1 and part 2), Frenchbloke (part 1 & part 2) Andy Dunproofin (part 1 and part 2) and most recently Mike Cartel of Cartel Communique – wha ran the legendary King Of The Boots and Bastard nights that kicked off this whole mashup (then bastard pop or bootleg) scene so many years ago.

King of the Boots was too early for me but I was a part of Bastard’s sweaty wonderful nonsense and can attest of their brilliance – and like Soundhog & Mike states, a lot of the ‘career’ and money/business side is what eventually killed it – a bit like podcasting did at around the same time with Apple and iTunes, you had the likes of MTV & big media muscling in and it all got a little nasty and strange. At the time those (who aren’t seen for dust now) who wanted to ‘monetize’ their mashups, nights and podcasts thought it strange and we were being intentionally ‘indie’ and jealous of their ‘success’. I think in both spheres, mashup and podcast, that the originators still have a love for it and support it in the main is testament to what we were trying to do, and that we all had a different and more radical ideas of a possible future in mind. Putting money to that seemed to profane the messy, chaotic, lo-fi, impossible and illegal wondrousness of it all.

What’s your favourite bootlegs/mashups of the last 10 years?

To honour and remember the passing of GYBO I was wondering what’s your favourite bootleg/bastard pop/mashup of the last 10 years? Especially ones relating to GYBO, ones you heard first via GYBO or artists you discovered via the forum. Old, new, 2002 or the latest in 2012.

One rule as it’s about discovering others mashups you can’t nominate your own, but planning a special mashup-only show of Radio Clash to commemorate GYBO and the 10 years of wonderful mashups and will include some or all of these. So get nominating!


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