Where’s my free shit? It’s here folks, it’s here!
Despite being bogged down in the thick of preparations for our epic Bootie 8-Year Anniversary in San Francisco (yes, we’ve really been doing this for eight years!) … which includes our own wild multimedia DJ set/show called “The A+D Show 3, This Time It’s Personal” … and despite getting ready for Bootie BRC (our party at Burning Man at the end of the month) … we still managed to crank out a Top 10 for August, which includes many bootleggers making their first appearance.
With a dozen tracks and three “double-shots,” the total is actually 15 mashups for you to download. So count those extra 5 tracks as our late fee! Or rather, we’re paid up in free mashups through the middle of next month! (We’ll be away at Burning Man, so the September Top 10 will be released mid-month.)
CLICK HERE to download all 15 tracks in a convenient zip file.
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A PLUS D DOUBLE-SHOT
A Plus D – Party Rock Song 2 (LMFAO vs. Blur) – San Francisco
A Plus D – Gucci Gucci Girl Power (Kreayshawn vs. Toni Basil vs. Le Tigre vs. The Ting Tings vs. The Trashwomen vs. The Go-Go’s) – San Francisco
Throwing at least five mashup parties a month doesn’t always leave much time for actual mashup production, but we’ve been abnormally productive this past month. The first was an exclusive for the “Mash-Up Your Bootz Vol. 50″ compilation. Remember guitars? We put the actual ROCK in “Party Rock Anthem.” CHECK OUT THE VIDEO made by Tommy Papke!
The second features Kreayshawn, a hot, young, white female indie rapper from Oakland, CA who is blowing up right now. We had so many ideas for so many mashups — yes, rap really IS that easy to mash up — that we decided to combine several ideas into one track, connected by the fact that they’re all female artists, spanning 30 years of music. Girl power! And as an added bonus, this may be a first: one of the backing artists in this mashup is The Trashwomen, an all-female, regionally-popular Cali surf-punk band from the ’90s, which included Kreayshawn’s mother on guitar. Yes, we mashed Kreayshawn up with … her MOM!
DEPRESSING DECEASED DIVA DOUBLE-SHOT
DJs From Mars – November Rehab (Amy Winehouse vs. Guns N’ Roses) – Torino, Italy
Production Unit – Intro Again (Aaliyah vs. the xx) – Glasgow, UK
Could these two mashups get any more depressing? Or poignant? Added pathos by the sheer fact that the singers in both these mashups died tragically too soon. And if you ever wondered if DJs From Mars could produce a traditional A+B mashup without their signature electro sound, your question has been answered. Their Amy Winehouse tribute nearly brought tears to our eyes. It’s that beautiful … and heartbreaking. R.I.P. Amy and Aaliyah.
Divide & Kreate – Dogmother (Danzig vs Rex the Dog) – Stockholm, Sweden
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Divide & Kreate, but he returns with an electro makeover for a rock classic. Who knew “Mother” could be so electronic and danceable? Don’t tell Danzig!
Dylan Vasey – OMG You Changed The Way You Kiss Me (Usher vs. Example) – London
We are loving this Example track – a huge hit in the UK, but still not even released in U.S. Perhaps a guest vocal by Usher will make it more palatable for American ears?
“IT GETS BETTER” MASHUP!
Elastic Productions – Never Be Afraid To Be Who You Are (Glee Cast vs. Westlife vs. Oasis vs. Cat Stevens)
A previously undiscovered gem from “The 3rd World” mashup compilation – see, that’s what happens when the meaningful slow songs are buried at the end. It’s a beautiful, heartfelt mashup that could very easily be the anthem for the “It Gets Better” project for queer or questioning youth.
G3rst – Cheated Luv (Yeah Yeah Yeahs vs. The Ordinary Boys) – The Netherlands
G3rst is known for his off-beat, creative mashups that often make use of underused source material and musical genres that other bootleggers won’t touch. Here, he doesn’t disappoint, turning the Yeah Yeah Yeahs tune into a jaunty, folksy ditty.
Jimmy Klok – Drop Dead Pretty Girl Yeah! (Britney Spears vs. Keri Hilson vs. Chris Brown vs. Method Man vs. Cutting Crew) – Germany
Pure pop club gold from a German bootlegger making his first appearance on our Top 10. So very “now now now” … and guaranteed to make the Bootie dance floor move! This also contains a very humble *ahem* Keri Hilson vocal that cracks us up every time: “Don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m beautiful!” Super fun to sing along to.
ELLIE GOULDING DUBSTEP/ELECTRO DOUBLE-SHOT
Kap Slap – E.T. Feels Starry Eyed (Ellie Goulding vs. Bill Posters vs. Katy Perry vs. Modestep vs. Stellamara vs. Empire Of The Sun vs. Busta Rhymes vs. Xilent) – Kentucky, USA
3LAU – All Night Long (Ellie Goulding vs. LMFAO vs. Mann vs. Felguk vs. Darth & Vader) – St. Louis, USA
Two producers from the Midwest mash up British songstress Ellie Goulding – among others – by giving her the clubby remix treatment. And yes, one of these is a dubstep track. I can’t believe we’ve finally succumbed to including dubstep. It’s incredibly trendy right now, but we’ve been hearing it at Burning Man for years … and have never really loved it. But tracks like this are warming us up to the genre (and the Ellie and Katy vocals help).
Marc Johnce – Who Dat Addictive Bad S&M Girl (David Guetta feat. Taio Cruz & Ludacris vs. Flo-Rida feat. Akon vs. Britney Spears vs. Rihanna vs. Medina vs. Katy Perry vs. Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull) – Germany
With at least six songs mashed into one track, this doesn’t do much to dispell the notion that “all pop songs today sound the same.” But it DOES prove Marc Johnce’s ample production talents! If you like dancefloor pop, this one’s for you!
Maya Jakobson vs. Lobsterdust – Deep Dream Control (Missy Elliott vs. Adele vs. Britney Spears vs. Stevie Nicks vs. Tchaikovsky) – Tel Aviv / New York City
We’re giving away a “Bootie secret weapon” here. This is actually only HALF a new mashup on the Top 10, since Maya Jackobson’s first half already appeared here a few months ago. But she wasn’t the only one who discovered that Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” mashes seamlessly with Britney Spears’ “Till The World Ends,” as dozens of bootleggers have made the same track, including Lobsterdust, who included a surprise appearance by Stevie Nicks. So we combined our favorite parts for a mashup of the mashups! Fun fact: Both bootleggers are Israeli!
Titus Jones - Hello Girl, Let’s Party Til The End (Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette vs. Britney Spears vs. LMFAO vs. No Doubt vs. Sum 41 vs. Vanilla Ice) – Nashville
On the lead track off the “Mash-Up Your Bootz Vol. 5″ compilation, our favorite bootlegger from Nashville, Titus Jones, knocks it out of the park , showcasing his signature mega-mash style. (BTW, is there a Britney Spears single this man has NOT mashed up?)
DJ Topcat – Summertime In The City (Mos Def vs. Lovin’ Spoonful) – Seattle
It’s still summertime, so we just HAD to include this one, our favorite track off the annual “Summer Booty 2011″ (no relation to Bootie) mashup compilation. Reminds us of hot summer days … which we don’t really get in San Francisco! But we hope YOU are out there enjoying them!