Bootie Top 10 - July 2009
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Clive$ter - Rock This Night (The Eagles vs. Dimitri From Paris) - Vienna, Austria
The Eagles hit the dance floor and get an electro makeover, as Austria's Clive$ter transforms this classic rock staple into an unlikely dance floor stormer!
g4gorilla - Not Farewell (Lily Allen vs. White Lies vs. Salt-N-Pepa) - Newcastle, Australia
We couldn't have said it better than g4gorilla himself: "Post-punk band-of-the-moment White Lies joins Lily Allen in her continuing search for consonants and the balance between love, security, and sexual gratification. Salt-n-Pepa have no such problems, and they make a cameo appearance to tell Ms. Allen it's all about the mattress mambo."
Jimmylin - Boom Boom Pow In Miami Bitch (Black Eyed Peas vs. LMFAO) - Los Angeles
If only the Black Eyed Peas had let LMFAO remix their big summertime hit (instead of David Guetta) it might have sounded something like this. Will.i.am's pop instincts prevent him from giving the Peas this sort of heavy electro bass throb, but we think it's perfect for Electro-Bootie.
Lasso The Moon - Religion In The Wind (R.E.M. vs. Kansas) - Indianapolis
An utterly gorgeous mashup, simply perfect in its melancholic beauty. With its unconventional arrangement, "Losing My Religion" is hardly the easiest song to work with, yet Lasso The Moon subtlely shifts the timing - and adds some well-placed additional beats - to lock in with the original Kansas song, creating a minor-key masterpiece.
DJ Lobsterdust - Hot Maus (Van Halen vs. Deadmau5) - New York City
Of all the Deadmau5 mashups making the rounds - their "Ghosts n Stuff" has become a bootlegger favorite - this is the one we keep coming back to. Hearing David Lee Roth's campy lyrics sung over something so current and cool is the sort of genre-clash we love. And Lobsta's great production skillz don't hurt!
Mad Mix Mustang - I'm Not A Creep (Radiohead vs. Calvin Harris) - The Netherlands
Here, the genre-clash works in the opposite direction. Take a well-loved vocal from a much-respected band, and turn it into a cheesy Eurodance anthem! Hey, Thom Yorke hates "Creep" anyway, so why not? It's all about the wailing "Thom Yorke howl goes house music" chorus!
Mighty Mike - Human In St. Petersburg (The Killers vs. Supergrass) - France
When you play this early in the night and DJ Earworm runs over to find out what it is, you know you've got something good. Here, that insufferable song by The Killers is made tolerable by turning it into a shuffling, swinging "Tin Pan Alley" piano ballad.
Party Ben - Machine Gun Shelter (The Rolling Stones vs. The Commodores) - San Francisco
Readers of this Top 10 blog already know that "Gimme Shelter," with its dark tone and subject matter, is possibly our favorite Stones song. So what do we have here? A mashup that practically "funks away" all the darkness out of the original, turning it into a soulful dance number that we still love!
DJ Riko - Happy When I Get It In (50 Cent vs. Royksopp) - San Diego
Royksopp's new single gets the inevitable rap treatment. Well, what do you expect when it's got the perfect hip-hop tempo? 50 Cent sounds particularly well-suited here, rapping smoothly and seamlessly over the beats of the Norwegian electronic duo.
DJ Y Alias JY - Finally Don't (Let) Go (Salt-N-Pepa vs. CeCe Peniston vs. Yaz vs. Yo Majesty) - Munich, Germany
A dance floor starter to be sure, courtesy of Bootie Munich's secret weapon, resident DJ Y Alias JY. Interweaving several different female vocal tracks over the funky yet dancey Yo Majesty track, it's a multi-layered piece of work that never loses its effortless-sounding flow. Y Alias JY's smoove productions skills just shine on this one.