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Bootie Top 10 - November 2009
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Clivester - To Lose My Touch (Genesis vs. White Lies vs. IZIT) - Vienna, Austria
This has been a bit of a sleeper track, sneaking its way into Adrian's late-night and Electro-Bootie sets over the past six months, and finally making its way into our Top 10. There's just something about hearing Phil Collins go electro that brings a smile to people's faces when they're dancing!
Colorpulse - A Glorious Dawn (Carl Sagan vs. Stephen Hawking vs. John Boswell) - Bellingham, Washington
Sheer awesome beauty. While not strictly a mashup, this track is still pure bootleg, auto-tuning sound bites from Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" and Stephen Hawking's "Universe" series and combining it with John Boswell's atmospheric electronica. It's the first song from The Symphony of Science project, designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form. Simply put, it gives us chills. Check out the video, which went viral in September.
Glee Cast - It's My Life Confessions, Pt. II (A+D Bootie Edit) (Bon Jovi vs. Usher cover) - Lima, Ohio BOOTIE EXCLUSIVE!
You know that mashups are finally entering the mainstream consciousness when they become a major plot point in an episode of a network television program. In this case, the kids from the Fox show Glee were challenged to create their own mashup, and it was girls against boys. In the end, both teams were disqualified (watch the "Vitamin D" episode to see why), but in our minds, the boys totally won with their cover of Bon Jovi vs. Usher. Here, we give it the A+D Edit, adding dance beats and re-arranging and extending it, making it suitable for playing out, where it has become an instant Bootie hit.
Hathbanger - Party & Bullshit (In The USA) (Notorious B.I.G. vs. Miley Cyrus) - Boulder, Colorado
We must admit, we have such a soft spot for Biggie ... even more so when he's rapping with Miley Cyrus, making the insufferable pop tart actually listenable. So simple, so cheesy, so wrong ... but oh so right!
The Kleptones - Voodoo Sabotage (Beastie Boys vs. The Prodigy) - Brighton, UK
Are we ready for the retro-'90s revival yet? This track certainly sounds like it! It's been WAY too long since we've heard anything new from The Kleptones, but courtesy of Audio Porn Central, this sneak preview track from their upcoming Upside/Downside album is an excellent banger of a tune that just whets our appetite for what's to come!
Lenlow - Do Your Thing To The Music (Basement Jaxx vs. Sly & the Family Stone vs. MGMT vs. New Pornographers vs. Sweet vs. Led Zeppelin) - Boston
File this one under "forgotten favorite," which we only recently rediscovered when we were compiling mashups for our Bootie 6-Year Anniversary CD ... which came out over three months ago! (Yup, our lag time is in direct proportion to our lack of free time.) Anyway, better late than never, this multi-layered, soulful mashup from Bootie Boston's Lenlow is the last thing he released (over 14 months ago!) and makes us pine for the days when he was releasing tracks on a monthly basis.
DJ Lobsterdust - NirGaga (Nirvana vs. Lady Gaga) - New York City
None of us were really sure about this one at first. Sure, we have a bunch of mashups that use the classic "Smells Like" instrumental. But this was the first one to use the ACAPELLA, and pairing Kurt's anguished vocals with Lady Gaga's pristine pop might have seemed like sacrilege. Yet every time we've played this at Bootie, everyone screams along like mad ... proving once again that despite its grunge pedigree, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" just might be the perfect pop song.
Makaio - You Belong With Me (Makaio's Kanye Club Mix) (Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West) - Utah
"Imma let you finish, but Makaio made one of the best Kanye West/Taylor Swift mashups of all time!" After Kanye unceremoniously interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards, it was only a matter of minutes before someone had the idea to mash these two artists together. Simply put, it HAD to be done, and here, Makaio not only does it, but does it well, producing a well-crafted club track out of Taylor Swift's country-teen-pop.
DJ Tripp - Just Stop Believin' (Lady Gaga vs. Journey) - Santa Cruz, CA BOOTIE EXCLUSIVE!
If there's one thing the Bootie crowd loves, it's singing along to Journey's now-iconic "Don't Stop Believin'" And for years, our own mashup pairing the tune with "Planet Rock" was the definitive Bootie club anthem. But now, we've finally got another contender, courtesy of DJ Tripp, who gives Lady Gaga her second appearance in this month's Top 10. Pure dance floor gold!
DJ Schmolli - Complicated Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon vs. Avril Lavigne) - Vienna, Austria
Frequent readers of this blog know how much we love the "closing tune" ballad, and this month's slow jam gem is perfect for Bootie SF, where at the end of the night, couples are often seen making out in the corners or on the dance floor. In the haze of a drunken hour, they might think that their "sex is on fire," but we hope the next morning they're not wondering how they made "things so complicated!"