Bootie Top 10 - October 2009
DJ Axel - Steppin' Out Wherever You Like (T.I. vs. Tony Bennett) - Los Angeles
A fairly extreme genre-clash, which is, after all, the whole reason we got into this "mashup thing" to begin with. How cool does T.I. sound rapping with Tony Bennett? It totally mellows out the thug rapper with a chilled-out lounge vibe. DJ Axel proves that we can have whatever we like!
DJ BC - Everybody's Everyday Girl (Fleetwood Mac vs. Snoop Dogg vs. Kanye West vs. Q-Tip vs. Capleton) - Boston BOOTIE EXCLUSIVE! From the forthcoming Fleetwood Mash album from Radio Clash
We've been waiting forever for Radio Clash's Fleetwood Mash album to come out, and this "Bootie Exclusive" from Bootie Boston's DJ BC has helped fast-track its release ... finally! We've been spinning this in our early sets for months now, and are so glad to not have to keep it to ourselves anymore -- we can now happily share this awesome track with you!
CjR - Call Me Uprising (Blonde vs. Muse) - West Yorkshire, UK
Indie-glam-prog-new wave? Whatever you want to call it, this works for us! We've been LOVING the new stompy Muse single, and having Debbie Harry join the band for this inspired mashup just sweetens the deal. The Muse guitar squeals along with Blondie belting out "Call Me" on the choruses are a match made in mashup heaven.
DJ Earworm - Beautiful Mashup (Sean Kingston vs. DJ Earworm) - San Francisco
DJ Earworm has become THE "go-to" mashup producer for record labels -- you may remember his recent artist-solicited-and-approved Annie Lennox mashup release -- which is how this solid slice of pop collage came to be. Sean Kingston's people wanted all four of his singles combined into one cohesive track, and here is the successful result. Extra points for integrating the Sean Kingston "mashup" lyric into the chorus!
DJ Fox - Here Comes The Lovestepper (Lady Gaga vs. Ini Kamoze) - San Francisco
Guaranteed to kick-start a party! San Francisco's own DJ Fox continues to prove his dance-floor savvy with a crowd-pleasing jam pretty much MADE for the clubs. It's also a nice interplay of these two sexed-up and ready-for-action crooners.
Jells Mayhem of The Illuminoids - Welcome To The Jungle (Serpentine Edit) (Guns N' Roses vs. Jells Mayhem) - Los Angeles
This one is soooooooo Bootie LA! Not that we don't play it at our other parties, but G N'R -- and this song in particular -- just seems to play such a big part in the Los Angleles iconography. Jells Mayhem of The Illuminoids strikes out on his own to produce this thumping electro edit of the '80s hard rock classic, giving it a modern electro makeover while still retaining the integrity of the original.
MadMixMustang - The Ice Cream Mash (Vanilla Ice vs. 20 Fingers vs. Enur feat. Natasja vs. Sesame Street) - The Netherlands
Some mashups simply slap a couple songs together and that's it. Then there are those that combine songs into a melange of lyrical interplay and inspired samples. This is one of those mashups, making the connection between "Ice Ice Baby," "Lick It," and, well... Ernie's complicated ice cream order from an episode of Sesame Street! I scream, you scream, we all scream ... for this ice cream mashup!
DJ Paul V. - Might Like Ghosts Better (Amanda Blank vs. Bad Cabbage vs. Deadmau5) - Los Angeles
Bootie LA's resident DJ Paul V. produces a track perfect for our Electro-Bootie room, combining three tracks into a sexy, dirty come-on of a dance-floor stormer. NSFW! But very safe for a late-night pickup.
DJ Schmolli - Ain't Nobody Humping The Ting Tings (The Course vs. Sound On Sound Productions vs. The Ting Tings) - Vienna, Austria
For some reason, we seem to get quite a few requests for Chaka Khan -- and there simply aren't that many mashups that use the '80s R&B singer. (Leak some studio acapellas, Chaka!) This bootleg from Schmolli doesn't really rectify that but at least it uses a COVER of a Chaka Khan song. Paired with the latest Ting Tings single, it sounds strangely dark ... yet danceable ... and makes you want to belt out the song and sing along. Also, the intro is ridiculously catchy. For those that know Schmolli's hard rockin' metal roots, this proves why we love him -- he's not afraid to attack any genre!
Titus Jones - Good Girls Burn Miami (Sean Kingston vs. Cobra Starship vs. Lady Gaga vs. Shakira vs. LMFAO) - Clarksville, Arkansas BOOTIE EXCLUSIVE!
Sean Kingston and Lady Gaga both make their second appearances on this month's Top 10, where Titus Jones takes a summer's worth of hits and synthesizes them down into 3-1/2 minutes, seemingly proving how all the different varieties of pop songs these days (from indie to R&B to mainstream to electro) sound the same! That might make this a guilty pleasure, but it's a well-produced track and a fun listen.