Bootie Top 10 - November 2008
ABX of The Hood Internet - Glass Eye Of The Candy Tiger (Survivor vs. Glass Candy) - Chicago BOOTIE EXCLUSIVE!
When ABX from The Hood Internet dropped this at our first Bootie Chicago party a couple weeks ago, we both made a mad dash for the DJ booth to find out what it was. While the iconic music from "Eye Of The Tiger" has been used in several mashups, this is the first time we've heard the vocal used ... and it sounds slightly less cheesy when used over the icy cool electro of Glass Candy.
Clive$ter - Downtown Murder (Petula Clark vs. Sophie Ellis Bextor) - Vienna, Austria
It's not often a song as old as "Downtown" gets mashed up, but here it gets a much-needed dance floor remake, courtesy of Mashup Industries' Clive$ter, who skillfully gets these two British songstresses from different generations to sound like they're collaborating on a duet together. This track has a really warm vibe and just screams 'happy.'
Earworm - Reckoner Lowdown (Kanye West vs. Radiohead) - San Francisco
It's rare for Earworm - the king of complex, multi-layered productions - to produce a simple "A+B"-style mashup. But here, the pairing simply works, and with DJ Earworm's touch it works beautifully, creating a moody take on Kanye's new single.
DJ Gauffie - Kung Fu Dancing (Carl Douglas vs. Scissor Sisters vs. Wham!) - Sweden
A song from the '70s, mixed with a modern song that simply SOUNDS like it's from the '70s. Is it any wonder this works so well together? Carl Douglas' one-hit wonder fits like a glove while the Scissor Sisters' work out their '70s jones. And of course, a little Wham! thrown in for good measure is always good in our book!
Mad Mix Mustang - Take It Easy On Me (a-ha vs. The Commodores) - The Netherlands
We're always looking for new "slow jam mashups" to close out the night at Bootie parties, and this one couldn't be more perfect! It turns an '80s one-hit wonder into a beautiful ballad, perfect for drunken slow dancing! "Take On Me" actually sounds less like 80's cheese, and is really quite touching with the help of Mad Mix Mustang.
DJ Magnet - Brick Dick (Mickey Avalon vs. The Commodores vs. Beastie Boys vs. Jimi Hendrix) - Denver
Our friend (and Bootie go-go dancer) John-John has been quoting the ridiculously boastful lyrics of Mickey Avalon's cult hit "My Dick" for months! Needless to say, he was elated when this mashup came out, meaning he can now lip-sync every word while shaking it on a go-go platform. The Commodores make a second appearance on this month's Top 10, giving it a nice funk vibe, and DJ Magnet spices it up with just the right amount of Beasties and Hendrix for some flavor. This one is in heavy rotation for us right now.
Mash2Mix - Shut Up Your Delight (The Ting Tings vs. Sugarhill Gang vs. N.E.R.D. vs. Chic) - The Netherlands
Seemingly tailor-made for a Bootie dance floor, this track expertly mashes up the Sugarhill Gang classic (already practically a proto-mashup) with indie dance darlings The Ting Tings ... and then throws in a little N.E.R.D. for good measure. Gets the kids dancin' every time!
DJ Morsy - Lolli Lolli (DJ Morsy Remix) (Three 6 Mafia vs. DJ Morsy) - New York City
While we tend to focus on straight-up mashups in the Top 10, we also love unauthorized bootleg remixes ... especially when they're as bangin' as this. When we play a hip-hop track at Electro-Bootie, our monthly "club-within-a-club" in San Francisco, THIS is what it sounds like. We especially love the throbbing basslines and "Halloween" piano sample used throughout, making the song sound mysteriously evil.
DJ Y Alias JY - Don't Let It Be In Anger (Oasis vs. The Beatles) - Munich
Another fantastic "last song of the night" mashup. I mean, you know Oasis want to be the Beatles anyway ... and this bootleg proves it! Bootie Munich's resident DJ Y Alias JY totally nails it on this one. Is this the closing number at Bootie Munich? We hope so!
DJ Zebra - Roxanne Should Be Dancing (The Police vs. The Bee Gees) - Paris
DJ Zebra's "retirement" from the bootleg scene was obviously short-lived ... and bootlegs like this make us glad he's returned to mashup-making! "Roxanne" never sounded funkier ... this is a floor-filler for sure!