These two tracks – and videos – could not go together BETTER, the amazing Wax Audio has done it again! Rather than blab on about it, let’s just post it and let you see for yourself. Enjoy!
These two tracks – and videos – could not go together BETTER, the amazing Wax Audio has done it again! Rather than blab on about it, let’s just post it and let you see for yourself. Enjoy!
Well, it’s about time. It’s starting to look like the mainstream media is finally catching on that mashups are no longer a “fad” or a “phase,” and that there is still much life and vibrancy in the current scene. Check out this review of the “Best of Bootie 2010″ album from the UK’s Guardian: newspaper:
“According to legend, the sound of inmates whooping in response to the murder lyric in Johnny Cash’s live recording of Folsom Prison Blues was actually added in a studio afterwards. So, really, mashup artist DJ Topcat has merely followed tradition by updating the famous performance with a breakbeat and a blistering guest rap from NWA’s Eazy-E. The resulting track, Folsom Prison Gangstaz, is the highlight of the Best of Bootie 2010 album, the latest instalment of the free compilations put together each year by bootiemashup.com.
The album proves, once again, how imaginative and vibrant the mashup scene remains.
Other corkers include Knock Out Eileen, which features LL Cool J rhyming over Dexy’s Midnight Runners, and Papa Was a Ghost which seamlessly matches the Temptations with Deadmaus. Meanwhile, Van Halen are unlikely winners of the “most mashed” award with their song Jump appearing in three of the album’s 22 tracks: the one somehow combining it with the backing track of John Lennon’s Imagine is particularly impressive.”
“If you are having a New Years Eve bash or take the world’s longest shower, this 80-minute mix is a must-have on your playlists. Our pals A Plus D at Bootie Mashup have taken the best of mashes from DJ all over the globe and pureed them all together to form the best accumulation of 2010 audio.
The mavens mix Lady Gaga up with Daft Punk, tossing in a few old school faves from Will Smith and Bob Marley, resulting in a detailed map of where pop music has come from and where it is today. An audio “You Are Here” mall map, of sorts. We. Love. This. Mix.”
DJ Topcat’s brilliant Johnny Cash vs. Eazy-E mashup “Folsom Prison Gangstaz” – released six months ago, but just featured on last week’s Bootie Top 10 – got BoingBoing’ed today, so now it’s making the internet meme rounds in the blogosphere and twitterverse. Just something we like to call the “Bootie Bump.”
We’ve been meaning to write about this for a while, but then we just came across the following blog post from Nightlifewars that puts it all in perspective quite well. We’ve re-posted it here in its entirety:
I’ve testified in front of the board of supervisors on this issue, and now I have written to the mayor as well. Mayor Newsom calls San Francisco an event-positive city. Evidently, Larry Bertrand and the SFPD are attempting to prove him wrong. Here is what I said to Mayor Newsom. If you are reading this, please write to him as well.
“Hi Mayor Newsom,
I will get to the point quickly. Why are the SFPD officers conducting Gestapo tactics at some of the best-run nightclubs and bars in San Francisco? What on Earth is happening in South of Market? Is there anything you can do to reign in Officer Larry Bertrand’s one-man campaign to kill nightlife in San Francisco? How do tourists who have heard of Bootie, or other world-class nightclub entertainment in SF, react when the see a police mob? NOT SPEND MONEY is what. What’s more, why do I even know Officer Bertrand’s name? The horror stories I have heard of his tromping on the Constitutional rights of both patrons and club owners is chilling. And where the hell was Officer Bertrand during the Suede club killing? No doubt harassing clubs South of Market.
Are you powerless in the situation, or do you simply not care? Do you really want the death-knell of nightlife in San Francisco to be your lasting legacy to the city as mayor? Don’t talk to me about Suede. Badly-run clubs that tolerate thugs are going to have such problems. But the DNA? Slim’s? Butter? What is particularly fiendish about the targeting of the DNA is that they are a very gay-friendly nightclub and provide a safe and fun environment to dance and have fun after 10pm. If this is the way a place like DNA gets treated, (i.e., police harassment and weekly “sidewalk-blocking” tickets that get thrown out by a judge), what hope is there for the other legitimate nightlife businesses in San Francisco?
Please do something. We need leadership from the Mayor’s office on this.
As the writer succinctly puts it: “On the eve of their red-themed Valentine’s Day party, A Plus D teach us about making the perfect mashup, crafting a successful club night, and falling in love with classic rock through freshly mashed singles.”
Hopefully by now, you’re already familiar with DJ Earworm‘s utterly epic United State of Pop 2009 (Blame It On The Pop), his year-end masterpiece that mashes together the top 25 songs of 2009 (as ranked by Billboard magazine) into one insanely brilliant, 4-1/2-minute pop creation. This is now Earworm’s third year in a row doing this, and it’s by far his best yet.
For one thing, he doesn’t simply mash up unrelated bits and pieces of songs together into a big sonic stew. Instead he has taken individual words and phrases from the lyrics and has intricately crafted entirely new verses and choruses. In effect, he has created a NEW SONG, one that carries a message of hope and perseverance in tough times — “No need to worry, just pick back up when you’re tumbling down, down, down (down, ” It’s uplifting and beautiful, and we’d be lying if we didn’t say that we actually get a little choked up sometimes when we hear it!
Earworm recently posted a color-coded lyric sheet, so you can see just how cut up and manipulated his work really is. It’s seriously Type-A!
The video he posted to YouTube went viral within a few days — which probably explains the extensive FAQ in the “more info” section of the video’s page — and right now it’s fast approaching 10 million views. He’s been written up by major media outlets the world over, and two days ago, CNN.com ran a major interview with him.
Check out the DJ Earworm interview here — and notice that Adrian from Bootie gets name-dropped in the fourth paragraph, answering the “how did you get started” question! Thanks, Jordan! We vividly remember meeting him for the first time at Bootie, back in April 2004 when we were just a monthly Wednesday at the tiny Cherry Bar in San Francisco. We became fast friends and introduced him to the wider world of mashup culture on the internet … and the rest, as they say, is history!
Needless to say, we are incredibly proud of Earworm, and his newfound wider popularity is much deserved and long overdue! And yes, he’ll be playing feature sets at Bootie SF and Bootie LA very soon!
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We find it interesting that while “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is probably one of the most mashed-up songs out there, it took someone using Kurt Cobain’s vocals and lyrics rather than the iconic instrumentation to bring about a “Copyright Infringement Notice.”
This now means that the original version of the Best of Bootie 2009 CD is now a collector’s item!
This also allowed us to add DJ Schmolli‘s “The Trooper Believer” (Iron Maiden vs. The Monkees) as an additional bonus track.
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Below is a copy of a blog post from Cyle Gage at FuckAdvocacy.com, wherein he explains eloquently not just why mashups are awesome, but why Hathbanger‘s Bootie hit, Party & Bullshit (In The USA) is particularly awesome.
What’s Wrong, And How To Do It Right
by Cyle Cage
Listen to the motherfucking awesome song. Party & Bullshit (In the USA) (Notorious B.I.G. vs Miley Cyrus) For those fools who are unfamiliar, this is from Best of Bootie 2009, an annual album comprised entirely of amazing bootleg mashups. Why is it especially awesome? Because through their music, they transform culture. Really, they take normally earsplitting mainstream shit, smash it together like they do in the goddamn LHC, and transmute it into danceable, art-worthy brilliance.
But I’m singling out “Party & Bullshit (In the USA)” for a reason. The reason is simple and fairly obvious, but I want to explain it for those who don’t pick up on it immediately. This song is taking something that’s doing it wrong and making it right. I like to complain about what’s wrong, but some things deserve a break to be commended. Especially if it’s transformative. So what’s wrong? Miley Fucking Cyrus, that’s what. Honestly, I had never listened (or known that I was listening) to a Miley Cyrus song before this one, mostly because I figured she’d sound just like those other girls. I was wrong. She’s worse.
What I love about this mashup is the contrast, and it’s that satire which makes the music work so well. The song opens with big’s amazingly harsh, thick rap, which I love for its rough honesty. But there’s a nice, light dance beat (like most bootie songs). Talking about smoking blunts at 13 and getting shot at. Then from nowhere, some autotuned 12-year-old’s grating high-pitched voice slices the song up with some bullshit about a Jay-Z song? Putting your hands up? Butterflies? Moving your hips? Aren’t you illegal in most countries, little girl? Party in the USA? This is fucking bullshit, I can’t think of worse lyrics. (And I lived through Staind, Nickleback, and Evanescence.)
And then more of big’s fucking killer lyrics. You read this shit? Compared to modern music, this is Hemingway. NWA might as well be Longfellow, Thoreau, and Emerson. I’m not the biggest fan of rap in the world, but I have a lot of respect for a guy who can stick to a rhyming scheme like it’s nothing. (Yes, biggie rhymes “out” with itself, but Dylan Thomas did that too sometimes.) I have a great deal more respect for motherfuckers like Snoop and Ice-T who rhyme about killing people than anybody who writes a pop love ballad. Poetic conventions in such violent situations? Brilliant. Scare kids into thinking poetry is cool, it works.
The killer, and my favorite part of the song, is big’s swaying jive in the background of Miley’s chorus. Turn it up and listen to it. Party… and bullshit. Party… and bullshit. Fuck Miley Cyrus and her fucking voice. She is what’s wrong. But biggie, even though he’s fucking dead, is making it right.
As we laze around on the first day of the new decade, nursing our hangovers from our epic Bootie New Years Eve party the night before, we find ourselves getting a little reflective. Looking back on not only the past year, but the past decade, we think about where we’ve been, where we are now, and how we got here. And in regards to Bootie, much of our trajectory can be traced back to one brilliant flashpoint of a mashup.
That mashup is called “A Stroke of Genius,” and it was created in 2001 by a bootlegger who went by the name of Freelance Hellraiser. It was one of the first mashups we ever heard, and its importance was paid homage to last night as Bootie SF house band Smash-Up Derby covered it just before midnight, calling it “the mashup of the decade.”
But we’re not the only ones who have called out this landmark track. Bootie LA’s DJ Paul V. said the same thing in his weekly “Mashup of the Week” blog on PopBytes.
But perhaps, most importantly, the UK’s influential Guardian newspaper called “A Stroke of Genius” “the song that defines the decade.” Although the article’s viewpoint is obviously written from an extremely trendy UK perspective – “A Stroke of Genius” never got the kind of massive attention and radio airplay here in the States that it did in the U.K., and as a consequence, the bootleg scene in that country exploded and burnt itself out rather quickly – hence, the writer’s erroneous comment that “the musical mashup has waned,” which is not only patently not true, but from our experience is quite the opposite! Still, the writer is pretty insightful on many points, which you can read in its entirety here:
When Christina met the Strokes: the song that defines the decade
Looking back at the noughties, Dorian Lynskey examines how a bootleg song, A Stroke of Genius, that never got a legitimate release prefigured all the significant pop trends of the decade
When you’re sifting through the ashes of a decade in pop, it’s very tempting to search for the Important Statement, the song that best sums up The Way We Live Now. (Here’s a drinking game for anyone reading end-of-the-00s round-ups: take a shot every time a record is tenuously related to 9/11.) But the most important records are often the ones that don’t know they’re important. They flare like Roman candles and burn out quickly and, in that brief window of incandescence, they vividly illuminate a moment in time. So the song that seems to tell me most about the decade just ending is not something off Kid A or Yankee Hotel Foxtrot but the Freelancer Hellraiser’s A Stroke of Genius.
In the autumn of 2001 (wait, don’t take that shot), a British producer called Roy Kerr, aka the Freelance Hellraiser, spliced together the music from the Strokes’ Hard to Explain with the vocal from Christina Aguilera’s Genie in a Bottle and named it A Stroke of Genius – even the title seemed magically serendipitous. In the 1980s and 90s, art-minded mashups by the likes of John Oswald and the Evolution Control Committee tended to highlight the smash-and-grab nature of combining well-known songs, producing satire and subversion from the mismatch. They brokered shotgun marriages; Kerr, however, was more of a benign matchmaker, showing two disparate artists how much they really had in common.
Fittingly, the record plays out like a seduction. In her original song, Aguilera is coquettish and controlled, keeping her sexuality on a tight leash until the right guy comes along, and the music reinforces her restraint by maintaining a slow simmer. “My body’s saying let’s go,” she breathes. “But my heart is saying no.” In Julian Casablancas’s vocal on Hard to Explain there’s another inner battle (“I say the right thing/ But act the wrong way”) but, stripped of their singer’s hesitancy, the band’s itchy sexual energy becomes a “let’s go” too strong to resist and Aguilera sounds like she’s being swept towards a rendezvous that’s both dangerous and delicious.
It’s as if the Strokes had heard her line about “hormones racing at the speed of light” and written the music around it. Just before the chorus, her “oh-oh-oh”s swoon into the oncoming embrace of the rising guitars, and the pampered pop princess hooks up with the scruffy hipster from the wrong side of the tracks (never mind that Casablancas was definitely born on the right side: this is pop fantasy, not reality). The combination is so perfect that both original songs, excellent in their own right, suddenly sound incomplete, like two works in progress needing someone to complete them: two genies in different bottles waiting to be rubbed the right way. “Come, come, come and let me out.”
As three minutes and 36 seconds of endlessly listenable and danceable pop brilliance, A Stroke of Genius is up there with OutKast’s Hey Ya! in the 00s hall of fame (in fact, the two songs can be mixed together with ease) but it also says a lot about what has happened to pop over the past decade. First, there’s the means of distribution. A few hundred one-sided seven-inches of Stroke of Genius were independently released, which was enough to provoke a cease-and-desist order from RCA, home to both Aguilera and the Strokes, but almost everyone who heard and acquired the song did so online. Ten years earlier, Kerr’s creation would have been a samizdat artefact and you’d probably only have heard it via a tape of a tape of a tape, like copyright-flaunting records by Steinski or the JAMMs, but in 2001 it coincided with an explosion in MP3 blogs and filesharing software. Kerr got a career out of A Stroke of Genius, becoming Paul McCartney’s tour DJ and remixer for, among others, Aguilera, but after that initial vinyl run, it didn’t directly earn him a penny. Its gratis nature was part of its charm. It showed that illegal downloading could be an outlet for creativity and not just a means of taking for free music that already existed.
Mark Vidier, who made some of the very best mashups under the name Go Home Productions, told the New Yorker: “You don’t need a distributor, because your distribution is the internet. You don’t need a record label, because it’s your bedroom, and you don’t need a recording studio, because that’s your computer. You do it all yourself.” During the early 00s mashup boom, fostered by Eddy Temple-Morris’s Xfm show The Remix and blogs such as Boomselection, there were thousands of examples, some so bad they made you doubt the creator’s sense of hearing, others so good they were stepping stones to fruitful legitimate careers.
Danger Mouse made his name with 2004’s Jay-Z/Beatles soundclash The Grey Album before working with Gorillaz, Gnarls Barkley and Beck. Minor Belgian indie band Soulwax earned themselves a second act via the thrilling mashups they played as their alter ego, 2 Many DJs. And there were dozens of wondrous one-offs. All you needed was one good idea, some freely available software and a basic understanding of how music works and 15 minutes of mashup glory could be yours.
A Stroke of Genius also spoke to a new breed of listener: the voracious hyper-consumer, with MP3s of every song ever recorded at his or her fingertips, whose loyalty is not to a particular scene or style but to the endless quest for the next hit of pleasure, from whatever source. Twenty years ago, there was always one friend who, when asked what he was into, said “a little bit of everything”. Now, at least if you’re under 35, that friend is you and everyone you know. If the old model of music consumption was the categorised-by-genre record collection, the new one is the iPod shuffle, where old and new, hip and cheesy, rub along just fine.
A Stroke of Genius came out when many indie fans still believed that manufactured pop stank of evil and death, and the idea of Christina Aguilera and the Strokes in perfect harmony was strange. These days there’s no contradiction between loving Arcade Fire and loving Britney. In fact, mainstream hits like the Sugababes’ About You Now and Kelly Clarkson’s Since U Be Gone, blurred the margins,in the style of A Stroke of Genius, by marrying an R&B-trained vocal to a Strokesian metronomic chug.
While Sean Rowley’s Guilty Pleasures night was busy rescuing Wings and ELO from years of ignominy, a similar process was taking place on a massive scale with new releases. “Do I like this?” superseded “Should I like this?” as the music fan’s automatic response to new music. As Jody Rosen wrote in Slate, “Maybe the real guilty pleasure in [the 00s] is gluttony.” This utopia of open-minded listening comes at a price – the old tribal tug-of-war that once made the top 40 a gripping battleground of rival factions with occasional guerrilla forays from leftfield; the sense that liking a certain kind of music was crucial to your cultural identity – but most of us now inhabit it, for good or ill.
The third crucial thing that A Stroke of Genius and its ilk did was to forge musical alliances so blatantly. Mashup pioneer John Oswald insisted 20 years ago that “the plundering has to be blatant.” His foe was copyright, which he considered a cage around creativity, but the mashup producers applied the same principle to apolitical ends. As pop’s history becomes more overwhelming (and, thanks to the internet and reunion tours, ever-present), originality gets harder with every passing year. So instead of copying old bands and hoping the audience either doesn’t know or doesn’t care who’s being imitated, the mashup producers played games with pop’s back catalogue, often with more wit and ingenuity: you could argue that Richard X’s mashup of Gary Numan and Adina Howard, released legitimately as the Sugababes’ 2002 hit Freak Like Me, made more imaginative use of early 80s synth-pop than anything on La Roux’s album.
The form reached its manic apex, or perhaps reductio ad absurdum, with the work of Pennsylvanian DJ Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk, whose albums suggest the view from a bullet-train window as it speeds past countless pop landmarks. Much of the listener’s pleasure derives from recognising the source material and seeing pop as a fluid continuum, teeming with potential connections. Even though the musical mashup has waned, the YouTube equivalent thrives (just ask Oliver Hirschbiegel, the director of Downfall), and recently produced its own answer to Girl Talk with Rev Diva Schematic’s The Golden Age of Video, which cuts up famous movie dialogue to form a rhyming lyric.
But, as with Girl Talk, it’s both a remarkable achievement and a dead end. Both projects rely on a set of shared reference points, largely from an era when certain cultural artefacts were unifyingly successful, and consume them like a reckless oil driller bleeding a well dry. Pop, and pop culture, can only eat itself for so long before all you’re left with is bones.
Little, if any, of this was going through Roy Kerr’s head when he thought it would be a cool idea to match up two songs he liked but, in retrospect, they are all threads waiting to be unpicked. A Stroke of Genius is an accidental prophecy, a signpost pointing in an unforeseen direction. It came out during the first throes of enormous changes in the way music is heard and consumed, not all of them entirely welcome or boding well for the future, which makes it all the sweeter that the song is about velocity, ambivalence and the potential danger of surrendering to pleasure. Looking back, it feels like digital music was the genie in the bottle and, now that it’s been let out, nobody can put it back in.
We’re back from Brazil! We’ll have photos and a full report soon, as well as a new Bootie Top 10 (Really! We promise!)
But first, we wanted to post about our upcoming Bootie parties and other gigs in Black Rock City at the annual Burning Man festival. Click the flyer to go to the Bootie BRC web site for more details:
If you’re wondering why there hasn’t been a Bootie Top 10 update yet, this is the reason why:
And check out the press love we got from the SF Bay Guardian HERE.
It’s mashup madness, and it’s gonna be epic!
You can also download an MP4 version of the video HERE.
Maybe now people will figure out that “Lady Stardust” was actually written about Marc Bolan! (And not, despite what he’d like to believe, about Adrian)
We have just posted — for free download — the Best of Bootie 2008 CD, our annual mashup compilation. This 77-minute continuous mix contains 20 of the best mashups from the past year — perfect for parties! And be sure to check out the 13 bonus tracks on the web site as well! Click the cover above to get to the downloads!
This took longer to put together than we thought, simply because there were so many good mashups released this year! We had a really rough time narrowing it down, and a lot of it came down to what we could fit on a CD, and our desire to have a “little bit of everything,” but not to repeat songs or artists.
But of course, that’s why we also posted 13 bonus tracks, to showcase all the stuff we wanted to put on there, but couldn’t.
Here’s what’s on there:
1. Party Ben - Bootie Intro
2. DJ Tripp – Paper Rump (Wreckx-N-Effect vs. M.I.A.) - Santa Cruz, CA
3. ComaR - I Want You D.A.N.C.E. (Justice vs. Jackson 5) – Paris
4. Lobsterdust – It’s Fun To Smoke Dust (Queen vs. Pastor Gary Greenwald vs. Midfield General) – New York City
5. Earworm – No More Gas (Rihanna vs. Kardinal Offishall vs. Akon vs. Ne-Yo vs. Estelle vs. Pussycat Dolls vs. Leona Lewis vs. Danity Kane vs. Madonna vs. Timbaland vs. Justin Timberlake vs. Lupe Fiasco vs. Matthew Santos vs. Britney Spears vs. Flo-Rida vs. T-Pain) – San Francisco
6. STV SLV / The Hood Internet – Shut Up, American Boy (Estelle vs. The Ting Tings) – Chicago
7. DJ Zebra – Roxanne Should Be Dancing (The Police vs. The Bee Gees) – Paris
8. Overdub – Come As The Starlight (Nirvana vs. The Supermen Lovers) – France
9. DJ Y Alias JY – Duffy Train Running (Duffy vs. Doobie Brothers) – Munich
10. DJ Magnet – Chicago Bump (Bootie edit) (Chicago vs. Amanda Blank vs. Spank Rock vs. Bloodhound Gang vs. Greg Kihn Band vs. Detroit Grand Pubahs) – Denver
11. DJ Shyboy - You Spin Me Upside Down (Diana Ross vs. Dead Or Alive) – Los Angeles
12. Divide & Kreate – Dance Dreams (Lady Gaga vs. Eurythmics) – Stockholm, Sweden
13. ABX / The Hood Internet – Bonde Do Roll Out (Ludacris vs. Bonde Do Role) – Chicago
14. DJ Fox - Low Dog (Bootie edit) (Flo-Rida vs. The Stooges vs. Dakar & Grinser) – San Francisco
15. The Illuminoids - Gimme Shelter (Illuminoids remix) (Rolling Stones) – Los Angeles
16. Divide & Kreate – Until It Talks (Metallica vs. Coldplay) – Stockholm, Sweden
17. A Plus D – Believe In Sexual Eruption (Snoop Dogg vs. Cher) – San Francisco
18. Totom - Every Kind Of Creep (Zebra remix) (Radiohead vs. Robert Palmer) – France
19. Earworm – If I Were A Free Fallin’ Boy (Beyoncé vs. Tom Petty) – San Francisco
20. Brat – Easy Heaven (The Cure vs. The Commodores) - Los Angeles
Party Ben – Single Ladies (In Mayberry) (Beyoncé vs. “The Andy Griffith Show” Theme) – San Francisco
A Plus D – $20 Monday (M.I.A. vs. New Order) – San Francisco
DJ Schmolli – Justice For Billie Jean (Justice vs. Michael Jackson vs. C&C Music Factory) – Vienna, Austria
Mash2Mix – Shut Up Your Delight (The Ting Tings vs. Sugarhill Gang vs. N.E.R.D. vs. Chic) – The Netherlands
The Illuminoids – Get It On At Le Disko (T. Rex vs. Shiny Toy Guns) – Los Angeles
Wax Audio – Sad But Superstitious (Stevie Wonder vs. Metallica) – Sydney, Australia
Lobsterdust – Pussycats Gone To Heaven (The Pixies vs. The Pussycat Dolls) – New York City
Clivester – Funky Touch (Bella Love vs. Soulwax vs. Lipps Inc.) – Vienna, Austria
Electrosound - Supermassive Rainbow (Muse vs. Klaxons) – France
DJ Gauffie – Kung Fu Dancing (Carl Douglas vs. Scissor Sisters vs. Wham!) – Sweden
DJ Maxentropy – Low A Prayer (Madonna vs. Flo Rida) – Philadelphia
Divide & Kreate – Every Bleeding Breath (Leona Lewis vs. The Police) – Stockholm, Sweden
DJ Schmolli – Wicked Wedding (Billy Idol vs. Chris Isaak) - Vienna, Austria
And while we’re linking to some mashup stuff in the press, check out this article from CNN.com: “Mash-up makers move into the mainstream.”
Yeah, yeah, we know … we haven’t posted a Bootie Top 10 for August yet. It’s been kinda crazy around here…
First off, we had our absolutely EPIC Bootie 5-Year Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 9th, where we did our multimedia mashup set, “Revenge of the A+D Show,” which was an hour-long show featuring all our mashups, with drag queens, burlesque performers, go-go dancers, a dance troupe, an audience sing-along, and even a live Guitar Hero mashup. And Smash-Up Derby did “Smells Like Mashups 101: A Bastard Pop History Lesson,” tracing the best bootlegs from the past seven years with a PowerPoint presentation mixed with a live rock show. It was INSANE.
There were nearly 1,500 people there, and we’ve got over 800 photos posted. Check them out by clicking the pics below…
Tim Farris photos – 500+ images!
Ryan Baird photos – 340+ images!
Bootie BRC at Burning Man!
If you’re going to Burning Man, come check us out on the playa … For the third year in a row, we’re doing two nights of Bootie BRC, giving Burners something to dance to besides trance and techno! Click the flyer above for all the info…
We just did Bootie last night in San Francisco with DJ Moldover … such a blast. Now we’re really revved up for the desert!
Hopefully, we’ll get around to posting a Bootie Top 10 before we leave … or maybe while we’re out there, if we can get some internet access. If not, we promise to make it up to everyone in September with a Bootie Top 20.
Yup, we’re still in Europe … in other words, we’ve been a little too busy to post a new Bootie Top 10 for May. But it’s coming soon … we promise! We’ve got most of it good to go, in fact, with some tracks influenced and inspired by our European tour.
As soon as we can find time to sit down to hash it all out, link it all up, and post it we will.
But don’t be surprised if it’s after May 10th, when we return to San Francisco just in time for Bootie!
this SATURDAY JANUARY 12th
375 11th Street, San Francisco
9 pm – after-hours
Live on stage, a multimedia DJ set:
PARTY BEN ALIVE
featuring videos and large-scale projections to
accompany the on-stage DJ set
’90s MASHUP ROOM
hosted by special guest: DJ JAY-R
At 11 PM … live mashup house band
featuring the Bootie debut of new bassist Angela!
Midnight mashup show:
The Bohemian Brethren of SF BOYLESQUE
choreographed by Alex Ledesma
And of course, your resident Bootie DJs:
ADRIAN & the MYSTERIOUS D,
Free 10-track Bootie mashup CD to the first 75 people through the
21+ w/ID, $12 cover, $8 before 10:30 pm
For more info: www.BootieSF.com
Live on stage: PARTY BEN ALIVE !
Bootie’s resident DJ PARTY BEN has been hard at work this past month, retiring his “Party Ben Kenobi” persona and cooking up a brand new feature DJ set, “inspired” by – as you can probably tell by the above image – last year’s Daft Punk tour!
While he won’t have a $2 million light-up pyramid, he will be incorporating tons of massive video and projections into his set for the first time, featuring clips put together by VJ
Brewski and VJ Jaren, as well as his own mashup video creations. Musically, it’s going to be a “Party Ben Greatest Hits” set – so that means only one thing – be ready to dance your ass off!
Upstairs Lounge: ’90s MASHUP ROOM hosted by DJ JAY-R
It’s 2008, and you know what that means … we’re right on schedule for the ’90s retro revival! So this month, DJ JAY-R hosts the ’90s MASHUP ROOM in the upstairs lounge. He’ll be joined by resident DJ ADRIAN, as the two of them relive the “whatever decade,” spinning only mashups that feature songs from the 1990s.
Expect to hear music by Nirvana, the Spice Girls, The Breeders, C&C Music Factory, Nine Inch Nails, L7, Ace of Base, Smashing Pumpkins, Technotronic, TLC, Garbage, Right Said Fred, and many many more!
House band SMASH-UP DERBY welcomes new bassist Angela!
New Years Eve was the last show for SMASH-UP DERBY‘s bass player, Sam, as he leaves us to join the Blue Man Group in Vegas. Not missing a beat, however, the band is happy to welcome its new bassist, Angela! This Saturday will be her first show with the band at Bootie. Come on out and cheer her on!
Remember, Smash-Up Derby always hits the stage promptly at 11 PM!
For the first time ever at Bootie, we’ve got a bona fide dance troupe performing the midnight mashup show! The Bohemian Brethren of SF BOYLESQUE will be gracing our stage, performing a dance piece choreographed by Alex Ledesma for the infamous Fondue Meltdown mashup, “Push It Satisfaction” (Salt n’ Pepa vs. Benny Benassi). We can’t wait to see what they do with it!
Resident DJ MYSTERIOUS D on the decks with DADA and ADRIAN
Resident DJ MYSTERIOUS D will be serving up the dance floor bangers on the main floor, spinning all your mashed-up favorites, and some of the hot new mashups we’ve found in the past month! DADA will be starting off the night with a special extended set, and ADRIAN will be spinning the closing set.
As always, we’ve got free Bootie CDs to the first 75 people, and it’s $8 before 10:30 pm, so get there early!
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