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New video for E-Jitz cover of Pop Will Eat Itself’s ‘Def Con One’, soon to be released on Prankmonkey. It’s a tribute to 80′s scratch video and video art pioneers such as George Snow, Gorilla Tapes, Invisible Television and the like, and my old Milk Lab art degree work, so delved into my VHS archive for this one, even did some VHS glitchage on Watchmen!
Includes bits of War Games, various VHS bits, Watchmen, Listzomania and a video cast of millions. Probably the best video I’ve done in a long while.
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.
Here’s one track off the free CD mix given out at Underground Bacon at the Tunnels in Aberdeen. Tis a wonderful mix of Ivor Cutler, Accordions, KLF, Osymyso, Kid Carpet (that used to be a staple of my sets!) and such madness. You can download it and the other parts here (except Dunproofin’s which has been strangely banhammered by The Man). (from PomDeter)
EDIT: managed to smuggle the Dunproofin Underground Bacon minimix past the Copyright Trolls and it’s a corker…so I’ve got permission from Pom to repost it here. It contains rather a wonderful acidic mashup of Daft Punk and others versus a certain band from Liverpool…dunno if their label is responsible for the block on Mediafire. Either way I’m happy to repost it as its brill, but with the added bonus that I do like to put two fingers up to their record label, as you might have noticed over the years…
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.