Bootie SF, the mothership of all Bootie parties, will soon be celebrating its 9-Year Anniversary, so we were elated to once again be voted the “Best Overall Dance Party” in the SF Bay Guardian “Best of the Bay 2012″ Readers Poll. And last month, A Plus D from Bootie we were voted “Best Event Producers” in the SF Weekly “Best of SF 2012″ Readers Poll.
Thanks to Vincent Giorgetti of Facing Halo Films, we now have another new promo video! Bootie Mashup creators and DJs A Plus D are seen in action at both Bootie SF at DNA Lounge and Bootie LA at Echoplex, along with Bootie house band Smash-Up Derby. This really captures the energy and insanity of a typical Bootie party! Shot in February 2012.
Wow, you would be amazed at how much faster it is for us to post a Bootie Top 10 when we don’t have to worry about writing little blurbs for each track. We’ll start doing that again when the new BootieMashup.com web site launches, but it will be as individual blog entries … which means you’ll be seeing us a lot more than just once a month!
But until then, it’s just your usual Top 10, with its eclectic mix of guilty pleasures, electro bangers, and clever A+B’s. This month’s list is a nice mix of familiar bootlegger names, along with some fresh new talent (so new that they might not even know that when we say “bootlegger,” we really mean “mashup producer.”)
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LOO & PLACIDO DOUBLE SHOT!
Loo & Placido – Beat It Freaks (Michael Jackson vs. Yuksek vs. The Noisy Freaks vs. Richard Cheese) – France
We are currently deep in the midst of a complete overhaul of the BootieMashup.com web site. This isn’t just a redesign – this is a complete top-to-bottom re-do, the way it always should have been had we known nine years ago that our little mashup party would blossom into the global mashup empire it is today. So far, it’s looking gorgeous, and light years ahead of this current web site. Be prepared to be wowed (in a few months!)
In the meantime though, we’ll still find time to post a monthly Top 10 of our favorite mashups. We’ve got summertime hits mixed in with some ’80s classics, a couple forgotten favorites, and a Skrillex double-shot for good measure (yeah, yeah, we know…) This month’s selections also contain links to some great bootleg albums, in case this list isn’t enough for you.
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dj BC – Bust A Bootie (Rhianna vs. Tom Wilson vs. Young MC) – Atlanta
INTERNET FRIENDS & SCARY MONSTERS DOUBLE SHOT
DJs From Mars – Internet Friends & Scary Monsters Back In Wonderwall (Oasis vs. AC/DC vs. Knife Party vs. Skrillex) – Italy
DJ Schmolli – We Are Axel F’s New Internet Friends (Knife Party vs. Doro & Warlock vs. Harold Faltermeyer vs. Basement Jaxx vs. Madonna vs. Linkin Park) – Vienna
G3rst - Pumped Up Baby (Vanilla Ice vs. Foster The People) – The Netherlands
MadMixMustang – Dirty Roxanne (The Police vs. Michael Jackson) – The Netherlands
If you live in San Francisco and you’re going to the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary at Marina Green tomorrow – Saturday May 26 – A Plus D from Bootie Mashup will be spinning a special DJ set from 3-4:30 PM.
Yeah, this is about when we figured we’d get around to having a new Bootie Top 10 (as we warned you guys with the extra tracks last month). And to streamline the process – and to get it posted before the end of the month – we’ve forgone the usual blurbs for each individual track. If your choice is getting this now, or getting this sometime next week because we had to spend time going “blah blah blah” about each mashup, wouldn’t you rather just have it NOW?
But don’t worry, the blurbs will be back – just in a different format. We are currently in the process of a COMPLETE OVERHAUL of the BootieMashup.com web site – which will ultimately mean that you’ll be getting a steady stream of mashup content every couple days, on an exact schedule you can count on, instead of every couple months when we are able to get to it. Yes, now that our China and Europe tours are over, we are back in the States and ready to … Ramp. Shit. Up. Bigger, badder, better. Stay tuned…
There’s a pretty wide selection of stuff here, from “current pop throwing up on current pop,” to mashups reminding us of songs we thought we forgot about (I’m talking to you, Chambawamba). There’s also a fair amount of ’80s sprinkled in, and – despite our general disdain of the genre, yes, there are two dubstep mashups here too. As usual, mashups are listed alphabetically by bootlegger.
EVEN MORE MASHUPS!
And if you want MORE (and don’t you always want more), scroll further down to check out our previous blog post, where we’ve posted 20 more mashups in tribute to the Beastie Boys, Donna Summer, and the Bee Gees.
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Daw-Gun - We Found Love and You Came (The Wanted vs. Rihanna) – New York City
Dr. Brixx – Thumping a Tub of Gasoline (Chumbawamba vs. Britney Spears) – Newark, New Jersey
Forme – Surfin’ Bird Bangarang (The Trashmen vs. Skrillex) – Milan, Italy
G3rst – Hot N Cold As Ice (Katy Perry vs. Foreigner) – The Netherlands
Lobsterdust – Tainted Jesus (Soft Cell vs. Depeche Mode) – New York City
DJ Schmolli – Crush It (Nero vs. Michael Jackson) – Vienna, Austria
Triple Tribute – Bootie Mashup pays tribute to MCA of Beastie Boys, Donna Summer, & Robin Gibb of Bee GeesPosted in Mashup Downloads, Top10 on May 24th, 2012 by Adrian
They say that celebrity deaths always happen in threes, and this past month, we lost three amazing musicians all within weeks of each other.
We were already planning a Beastie Boys mashup tribute in honor of Adam Yauch (aka MCA) when we heard the news about Donna Summer, and then, just a few days later, Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees.
Of course, as DJs, we had to play each of these artists at the past few Bootie parties, but what better way to pay mashup tribute than to post them here for everyone to enjoy. R.I.P. Adam, Donna, and Robin…
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BEASTIE BOYS MASHUP TRIBUTE
DONNA SUMMER MASHUP TRIBUTE
BEE GEES MASHUP TRIBUTE
After years of not really having any “proper” promo videos, Bootie now has TWO!
The second video was produced by Bootie Rio’s I Hate Flash crew, who came to Bootie SF in April, and features hilarious commentary from DJ John!John! who compares mashups to … sandwiches! Check ‘em out!
In a few days, we’ll be heading off to Europe for the rest of April! We’re playing seven parties in seven cities. Woo-hoo! Full details here.
LONDON, UK – Friday April 13 – BOOTIE LONDON
BARCELONA, SPAIN – Saturday April 14 – RAZZMATAZZ
NANCY, FRANCE – Thursday April 19 – BOOTIE FRANCE
BERLIN, GERMANY – Friday April 20 – BOOTIE BERLIN
VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Thursday April 26 – BOOTIE VIENNA
MUNICH, GERMANY – Friday April 27 – BOOTIE MUNICH
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – Sunday April 29 – BOOTIE BUDAPEST
By now, you should know the drill – we got busy, we went to South By Southwest, we went to China, we already gave you a Whitney Houston Top 10, blah blah blah. Whatever. You get this whenever we get around to it, which this time just happens to be … right before we leave for a… three-week European Bootie tour! (Click here for info)
We will soon be doing a massive website re-design and overhaul this summer, which ultimately will mean … more mashups, more often AND with more consistency (like having a Top 10 come out on the 1st of every month)! But until then, we’ll just try and make our tardiness up to you with extra free mashups, like this month’s Top 20, which is what we’ve got right here…
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A Plus D – Levels That I Used To Know (Gotye vs. Avicii) – San Francisco
If it’s good enough for Avicii to play in his own DJ sets, then it’s good enough for us … well, actually, that version wasn’t, which is why we made our own!
Dan Mei – Uprising Bodies (Taio Cruz vs. Drowning Pool vs. Muse vs. Moby vs. Stromae vs. Infernal vs. Sak Noel) – Denmark
One of our favorite previously unreleased tracks off the new “Mashup Culture Vol. 1” compilation album from The Mashup Radio.
DJs FROM MARS DOUBLE SHOT!
DJs From Mars – Twist & Shout (Beatles Remix) – Torino, Italy
DJs From Mars – We Found Every Teardrop (Rihanna vs. Coldplay) – Torino, Italy
The first one has been Adrian’s DJ secret weapon for the past year, while the second is guaranteed dance floor epicness.
Elocnep – Smooth Gasolina (Pitbull vs. Michael Jackson vs. Lazertag) – France
Elocnep turned us on to this electro banger when he guest DJed at Bootie SF in February.
DJ Em-Tee – Dominos Feel So Close (Jessie J vs. Calvin Harris) – Sydney
Barely anyone knows who Jessie J is here in the States, but we’ll be ready for Bootie London with this track.
The Jane Doze – Young Hearts Wanna Beat On Their Own (Katy Perry vs. The Naked & Famous vs. Robyn vs. Whitney Houston vs. Ke$ha vs. will.i.am) – New York City
This NYC female mashup duo seem to be venturing into Titus Jones’ territory with this pop-tastic multi-mash.
Kap Slap – Breakin’ The Doors (Skrillex ft. The Doors vs. Zedd vs. Florence + The Machine vs. Afrojack & Aoki ft. Miss Palmer vs. Calvin Harris vs. Pitbull vs. Ne-Yo vs. Katy Perry) – Pennsylvania
We just found out that Kap Slap is a senior in high school. He can’t even get into a nightclub to drop this track!
KING OF PANTS DOUBLE SHOT!
King of Pants – Pumped Up Moonlight (Foster The People vs. King Harvest) – Seattle
King of Pants – Sweet Judas (Lady Gaga vs. Eurythmics) – Seattle
After a long lull after the end of his Seattle mashup night Frankenboot, King of Pants is back! Of course, being a resident DJ at Bootie Seattle probably helps!
DJ Magic Baron – The One That Got A Hangover (Taio Cruz vs. Katy Perry) – The Netherlands
Discovered this one while searching for tracks for Katy Perry Mashup Night at Bootie SF. Love the dueling “oh-oh-oh’s,” plus “Hangover” could pretty much be our theme song.
Mashup-Germany – Starships Dance Floor Porn (Nicki Minaj vs. Britney Spears vs. Safri Duo vs. Chris Brown vs. Example vs. Hurts vs. Lil Jon vs. Daft Punk) – Frankfurt, Germany
Pop throwing up on pop, with a healthy dollop of Eurodance. Another winner from Germany’s “most clicked mashup artist.”
Party Ben – Set Fire to True Faith (Adele vs. New Order) – San Francisco
Party Ben rarely makes mashups anymore, but when he does, it’s nice to know he can still produce tracks like this one.
Phil RetroSpector – Killing Kids (Echo & the Bunnymen vs. MGMT) – Ireland
Just when we thought we were sick of “Kids” mashups, along comes this, bringing two generations of college radio hits together.
Ryan Nellis – 4A (Skrillex vs. LMFAO vs. Outkast vs. Tag Team vs. Britney Spears vs. Katy Perry vs. Daft Punk vs. Van Halen vs. Fergie) – Buffalo, USA
DJ Italian Robot brought this track to our attention. We don’t generally care for dubstep, but we’ll make an exception for this.
ShyBoy – Born In The Deep (Rolling Slippy) (Adele vs. Underworld) – Los Angeles
ShyBoy sings this one himself, bringing a whole new feel to Adele’s extremely-played out “Rolling In The Deep.”
TBC aka Instamatic – Her Breath Is The Wind (Rhiannon’s Breath) (Sia vs. Fleetwood Mac) – London
This one has “late-night closing song” written all over it. Gorgeously epic.
DJ Tripp – We Are On Fire (Adele vs. Fun.) – Santa Cruz, California
Two #1 U.S. hits, rolled into one. We’ve been obsessed with Fun. (we even saw them at South By Southwest) and apparently we aren’t the only ones, since it’s been #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks now. This is probably our current favorite.
ViC – Hello Planes (Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette vs. M.I.A.) – Belgium
90 to 128 bpm in four minutes!
Wick-it the Instigator – Still California (Moombahton Remix) (Dr. Dre vs. Wick-it) – Nashville
We’re not much for bandwagon jumping, but we can get behind this moombahton trend, especially when it makes Dr. Dre sound like this!
We were so frantically busy at South By Southwest in Austin last week, that we forgot to post our interview with Your Music Radar! Check it out here.
We are on our way to China this week, to bring two Bootie parties. The first one will be our debut in Shanghai on Friday 23 March at The Geisha. And then on Saturday 24 March, we return to Hong Kong for our third appearance at KEE Club. Check out the flyers below for more details!
For the first time ever, Bootie is going to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas! We – A Plus D – will be spinning at two different events – the first is Mashable‘s party during the interactive portion of SXSW, and the other is our own Bootie Austin party!
Immediately after South By Southwest, we’re heading to New York City to do our Bootie NYC St. Paddy’s Mashup Party at (Le) Poisson Rouge on Saturday, March 17. To ensure entry, buy advance tickets here.
And then the following week, we’re headed to China to do a pair of Bootie parties, both at the KEE club – in Shanghai on Friday, March 23 and Hong Kong on Saturday, March 24.
Over the past few years, there’s rarely been a Bootie party where there hasn’t been at least one Whitney Houston mashup dropped. We were as sad as anyone to hear of her untimely passing this past Saturday.
So in tribute to the late, great singer, we respectfully present nine of our favorite Whitney Houston mashups … plus one bonus bootleg cover, which has become the stuff of Bootie legend, and should be familiar to anyone who has stayed at a Bootie party while Adrian is DJing until the bitter end.
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Divide & Kreate – Dancing In Houston (Whitney Houston vs. Robyn) – Stockholm, Sweden
g4gorilla – I Will Always Suck To Me (Kelly Clarkson vs. Whitney Houston vs. Charlene) – Newcastle, Australia
team9 – All Whitney Wants Is (Whitney Houston vs. Duran Duran) – Perth, Australia
Kevin Blechdom with Dsico – Jon Whitney Houston – San Francisco / Sydney
A Plus D, creators of Bootie Mashup, will be gigging outside of their native California quite a bit in March and April with a series of dates in the U.S., China, and Europe, as well as bringing their mashup love to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas for the first time.
If you’d like to book A Plus D as DJs OR book a Bootie event on this tour please send us an email!
As it is every year, it takes a while for us to fire up the ol’ Bootie Top 10 again, since we’re always concerned with getting the annual end-of-the-year Best of Bootie album out to as many people and places as possible.
Then again, it hasn’t helped that there’s been a dearth of decent material in the mashup scene lately. “Current hits vs. current hits” mashups may be all the rage these days, but unfortunately many are what we call “what’s the point” mashups. Where’s the clever genre-clash, era-spanning musical connections, or interesting lyrical counterpoints? Oh right, NOWHERE.
That said, the past few weeks have reinvigorated us, with some of our favorite bootleg producers cranking out some top-notch stuff, and reminding us the scene is still there, and still vibrant. We’ve also included some older “secret weapon” and “forgotten favorites” on this month’s list as well. And since it’s nearly mid-February, we went ahead and made it a Top 15, because … well, because Bootie loves you.
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Bogoss – Sexy Boys And Girls Know It (LMFAO vs. Blur) – France
After hearing a slew of uninspired Top 40 mashups using LMFAO’s “Sexy & I Know It” acapella, we were relieved to hear it finally mashed up with a song older than six months … and with a lyrical connection to boot!
Brat – Rhiannon’s Teardrop (Fleetwood Mac vs. Massive Attack) – Los Angeles
Massive Attack is the perfect backdrop for Stevie Nicks’ hauntingly witchy “Rhiannon,” putting the song in a darker context than the Fleetwood Mac original.
DJs From Mars – Fade Into Someone Like You (Adele vs. Avicii) – Italy
We suppose it was inevitable that Adele’s heartbreaking ballad would get turned into a jubilant club banger, but DJs From Mars pull it off with grace, offering a slow burning build-up that crescendos into electro awesomeness.
The Hood Internet – Without Kimmi (Usher vs Twin Sister) – Chicago
When Usher sings with David Guetta, it just sounds like Top 40 pap. But when ABX of The Hood Internet pairs him with the indie chillwave of Twin Sister, the true lilting beauty of that vocal hook is seen in a whole new light.
Lobsterdust – Bonfire Vision (Childish Gambino vs. Joker) – New York City
If you MUST mash up two current songs together, at least make sure they’re both by artists as cool as the rap alias of Community actor Donald Glover and UK dubstep/grime artist Joker.
Lobsterdust – Changed The Way You Relax (Frankie Goes To Hollywood vs. Example) – New York City
Just as we were getting sick of everyone in our scene mashing up this Example song (there’s a hybrid of two of them on the Best of Bootie 2011 CD) Lobsta comes out with this, which he used to open his recent sets at Bootie SF and LA.
PARTY ANTHEM DOUBLE-SHOT
MadMixMustang – New Years Eve Party Anthem (Pink vs. LMFAO vs. Queen vs. James Brown vs. Chemical Bros. vs. Europe vs. Rick James) – The Netherlands
DJ Schmolli - Super Bowl Anthem (LMFAO vs. Madonna vs. Europe vs. Queen House Of Pain vs. Reel 2 Real vs. Tag Team vs. The Vinyl Rippers vs. Labrinth ft. Tinie Tempah vs. MC Hammer vs. Queen vs. Metallica vs. White Stripes) – Vienna
These two multi-mashup party anthems were made for two separate occasions – New Years Eve and Super Bowl Sunday, respectively. But their “let’s party now!” sentiments are good for ANY time of the year!
Marc Johnce – The Sign In The U.S.A. (Ace of Base vs. Miley Cyrus) – Germany
Who doesn’t love both of these songs? Sure, you say you don’t, but we know you secretly do. If you’ve been to Bootie, then you know that this mashup is like a chick magnet to an empty dance floor at 10pm.
Mashup-Germany - Paradise (Infinity And You Know It) (Coldplay & Fedde le Grand vs. LMFAO vs. Guru Josh Project vs. Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette) – Germany
This mashup was THIS close to making it on to Best of Bootie 2011. Deciding which mashups make the cut for that is always like killing babies, but we’ll always have the Bootie Top 10.
DJ NeilBeats – Be Faithful Single Ladies (Fatman Scoop vs. Beyoncé) – New York City
A “secret weapon” track we got from Mashup-Germany that never fails to make the dance floor go crazy. Who knew some fat guy from Brooklyn yelling at the crowd mixed with some Beyoncé would work so well?
Robin Skouteris – Barbra Streisand Strikes A Pose! Vogue! (Madonna vs. Duck Sauce) – Greece
Okay, we admit it. We are SO late to the party with this one, which came out over a year ago. But hey, Madge just performed “Vogue” at the Super Bowl halftime show and Robin Skouteris is our guest DJ at Bootie SF and LA in March, so we’re gonna pretend like this is perfect timing.
DJ Schmolli – Titanium 500 (The Proclaimers vs. David Guetta feat. Sia vs. Midnight Oil) – Vienna
More than any other track on this list, Schmolli’s latest has renewed our faith in mashups. This proves that despite the current scene’s doldrums, a simple A+B(+C) that uses clever, underutilized source material can still surprise and amaze (and make a Bootie dance floor jump and sing along!)
DJ ShyBoy – Working Supermodel (RuPaul vs. Michael Jackson) – Los Angeles
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the iconic “Supermodel” (has it really been twenty years?) DJ ShyBoy has released a RuPaul mashup mixtape. Bonus points for using a Michael Jackson song that’s NOT from “Thriller” or “Bad.”
Titus Jones – Don’t 69 In The Dark Without Jagger (David Guetta & Usher vs. No Doubt vs. Dev vs. Bryan Adams vs. Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera vs. Eurythmics) – Nashville
The standout track from Culture Bully’s “2011 Mashed” album, Titus Jones creates a touching duet between Gwen Stefani and Bryan Adams. And of course, this being a Titus Jones track, there are plenty of guest appearances from a peanut gallery of current pop stars.
This year’s annual mixtape compilation of Bootie’s biggest mashup hits is out! Consider it an early Christmas present … this is the earliest we’ve ever released a “Best of Bootie” CD!
As always, narrowing down our favorites was a difficult chore, complicated by the fact that several tracks on our list used the same source material, necessitating the need for … bonus tracks! Yes, in addition to the 21 mashups on an 80-minute CD-length mixtape, there are an additional 12 mashups for your downloading pleasure.
We have some custom edits, and three tracks are brand-new, having never been posted to our web site before, including a Bootie Exclusive from DJ Shyboy, and a year-end bonus track mashup (in the style of DJ Earworm) from Mashup-Germany, that nicely sums up the year in pop music.
There are several recurring musical motifs this year, as familiar refrains from LMFAO, Martin Solveig, Britney (and more) waft in and out of various mixes, the result of so many bootleggers mashing up multiple artists, going well beyond the classic “A+B” style of mashup production.
We think it’s a nice sum-up of the past year in mashups (as well a lot of this year’s music in general). This is pretty much the soundtrack of Bootie in 2011 – from the prime-time floor-fillers, all the way down to the closing song at last call!
And special thanks to Jason Burke from InkAndLeadDesigns.com for the cover art!
After six weeks of an intense travel schedule (LA, Singapore, Hanoi, Saigon, Bangkok, Seattle, New York City), it’s nice to be back home in San Francisco for more than just a couple days. So now that we’ve had a week to settle back into the swing of things here at Bootie home base, it’s time for another belated Top 10.
In keeping with tradition, two weeks of tardiness have resulted in five extra tracks, so this is actually a Top 15. And what a mixed bag it is! We’ve got mashups both old and new on this list, dusting off some forgotten favorites, as well as showcasing some brand-new productions.
One caveat: Having been on tour, we’re a bit backlogged in going through new music, so if you’ve sent us something, we might not have gotten to it yet. We’re still sifting through the “New Mashups” folder that contains about 200 tracks in it, but hey, that’s what the December Top 10 is for, right? And if you want to send us mashup submissions, please use our NEW email address (and only send 1 or 2 tracks/links max.): email@example.com
Sorted alphabetically by bootlegger.
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Divide & Kreate - Save The Streets (U2 vs. Swedish House Mafia) – Stockholm, Sweden
There’s just something so epic and anthemic about BOTH of these songs, perfect for last call, or — depending on where you’re DJing — sunrise!
DJs From Mars – Where Dem Levels At (Avicii vs. David Guetta vs. DJs From Mars) – Torino, Italy
We’ve publicly lamented the inherit lameness (and laziness) of what we call “what’s the point?” mashups – sure, two current pop hits mixed together might technically be a “mashup,” but who cares? Sometimes though, you just can’t help yourself, so if you ARE going to do it, rip a page from the DJs From Mars handbook and put shit-tons of your own production work on it, making it your own, and elevating it beyond just a mere mashup or remix. When that electronic throbbing dubby bass kicks in, it feels like the aliens have landed.
Electrosound – Crazy Little Feel Called Love (James Brown vs. Queen vs. Fatboy Slim vs. Beck) – France
Classic genre-clashed A+B (with a little C and D thrown in for spice too). Every wonder what would happen if James Brown fronted Queen instead of Freddie Mercury? Wonder no more!
The Evolution Control Committee – Stairway To Britney (Britney Spears vs. Led Zeppelin) – Columbus, Ohio
Since 1986, The ECC have been violating copyright law the hard way, long before computers made it easy. They’ve been making mashups since before the term even existed – hell, before even most of today’s mashup producers were even born! Earlier this year, they put out a new album, All Rights Reserved, where this classic – the closing song of their sets for years – finally got released.
Lobsterdust – Sunglasses x3 (Chris Brown vs. Corey Hart) - New York City
Lobsterdust makes his obligatory appearance on the Bootie Top 10 with this dance floor gem, which revives Corey Hart’s ’80s classic by grafting Chris Brown’s “Yeah 3x” on top. Lobsterdust shows, once again, his excellent production skills on this track.
Markito – Hello Without You (Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette vs. U2) – Vienna
Want your mashup to instantly sound more epic and anthemic? Just add some “Joshua Tree”-era U2! The venerable Irish band makes their second appearance on this list, adding some gravitas to Dragonette’s “Hello” vocal. Another good one for late-night!
Mashup-Germany – Who Knew Someone Like You… (Adele vs. Pink vs. 4 Non Blondes vs. Ben E. King vs. Snow Patrol vs. Lady Gaga vs. Whitney Houston) – Frankfurt, Germany
Despite his well-earned reputation as a killer dance-floor club DJ, Mashup-Germany’s production forté is really in multi-mashed tracks like this, where he fuses seven songs into a plaintive, beautiful slow jam. If we were producing a Broadway mashup musical, this would be the heartfelt ensemble ballad… and there wouldn’t be a dry eye in the house!
MixmstrStel – Now That We Found Mr. Saxobeat (Heavy D and The Boyz vs. Alexandra Stan) – Boston
We couldn’t do a Bootie Top 10 this month without paying tribute to rapper Heavy D (R.I.P.). Mashed-up a month before he died, this is a fitting tribute from Boston’s MixmstrStel.
DJ not-I – Keep On Rockn (My Rebellion) (Steve Miller vs. Arcade Fire) - UK
A forgotten favorite from the vaults. Indie darlings Arcade Fire somehow elevate Steve Miller’s best-known song into something … more than the same song you’ve been hearing on classic rock radio since the ’70s.
RLP – Respect 2010 (RLP feat. Aretha Franklin & Lil’ Jon) – France
Here’s an interesting case study in how to get your mashup officially released: Come up with a great idea and get it out there (like this one!). Since you can’t get or afford the original licensing, when it starts to gain attention, find someone to record a very faithful cover version of the song you’re bootlegging. Release a nearly identical version of your original mashup to great acclaim. See how easy that was? However, since Bootie specializes in bootleg mashups, you’re getting the one using the original artists here.
Salvador G (Automatic Reaction) – Ignition – The Blue Remix (R. Kelly vs. New Order) – New York City
The world isn’t exactly crying out for yet another “Blue Monday” mashup, but dammit, we just couldn’t resist! R. Kelly’s vocals somehow cheeses this one up just enough for our tastes.
DJ Schmolli – Cruelly Good Summer Feeling (Flo Rida vs. Avicii vs. Ace Of Base vs. Sak Noel vs. Jason Derulo vs. Stanton Warriors vs. Aura Dione vs. t.A.T.u. vs. Adele vs. Travie McCoy vs. Groove Armada vs. Britney Spears) – Vienna
As one of our favorite mashup producers, Austria’s Schmolli is consistently excellent with a well-crafted A+B mashup, but here, he starts venturing into Earworm/Titus Jones territory, taking 12 songs and fusing them into one seamless song creation.
DJ ShyBoy – Bette Davis Eyes In The Dark (Graph Gonzales vs. Kim Carnes vs. Corey Hart) – Los Angeles
One way to try to break an up-and-coming artist is to mash up one of her songs with (in this case) much more well-known songs. Here, DJ ShyBoy does just that, taking Canadian indie/alternative/pop musician Graph Gonzales and mashing her up with TWO ’80s classics. Shyboy creates a very beautiful mashup out of these, perhaps greater than the sum of its parts… and makes us want to know more about this new artist. And what’s up with Corey Hart this month? His second appearance on this list!
Titus Jones – Bad Things Will Roll With The Devil (Marilyn Manson vs. Christina Aguilera vs. Jace Everett vs. Rihanna vs. Lady GaGa vs. Katy Perry vs. Yeah Yeah Yeahs vs. Drowning Pool vs. 666 vs. Mike Oldfield) - Nashville
Barely released in time for Halloween, this is simply too good (and not too spooky-specific) to only be played once a year. In typical Titus Jones fashion, it’s incredibly diva-licious (although shockingly lacking any Britney Spears), but gets MAJOR bonus points for using the theme song from “True Blood!” Titus Jones does it again!
Voicedude - Moves Like A Deadmau5 (Maroon 5 vs. Deadmau5 vs. Rolling Stones) – Orange County, California
We had unfairly overlooked this one a few months ago, due to the fact that we were simply so sick of that damn Deadmau5 song, surely the most mashed-up song of both 2010 and 2011! But there’s no denying that this mashup works great, and with the added Mick Jagger vocal, it just ties it all together.
When we started the Bootie Top 10, we had rules, dammit! Only 10 mashups! Posted the first week of every month! No more than one mashup per producer! Listed in alphabetical order by bootlegger!
But everyone knows what rules are for: to be broken! Hell, this is Bootie’s mantra!
For one thing, this semi-monthly list of mashup downloads is turning into a “Top 10″ in name only, due to the fact that we rarely whittle this thing down to only 10 tracks, and half the time, we’re trying to make up for posting this shit weeks late anyway.
This month is no exception. Yeah, yeah, we pretty much skipped September, just like we predicted we would, since all we did the entire month was play “catch up” after being at Burning Man, not to mention having so many Booties to run, and an Asia tour to plan! (This is why we gave you guys 15 mashups in August.)
Whatever. We’ve yet to hear anyone complain about us posting TOO MANY free mashups. And since we’ll be gigging in Southeast Asia pretty much the entire month of October, and then be knee-deep in Halloween Booootie parties and the return of Bootie Brooklyn on November 5, don’t expect another “Bootie Top 10″ at least until then. You have been warned!
But to make it up to you, we’re giving you September and October together NOW. And if you’re doing the math, that means between August and October, you’ve gotten 35 mashups. Yes, an extra five mashups – MORE than you’d have gotten in 3 months. Consider it our “late fee.” You’re welcome.
CLICK HERE to download all 20 tracks in a convenient zip file.
Or right-click individual tracks below to download.
dj BC - Queen of Atlanta (Queen vs. JD and Ludacris vs. Ray Charles vs. CL Smooth vs. Outkast) - Atlanta
It’s only been a few months since dj BC left Bootie Boston to relocate to Atlanta, but he’s already launching Bootie ATL … complete with its own theme song! But what do you expect from a guy who has a Bootie tattoo on his arm? This mashup would definitely make us want to go to the ATL party!
BEE GEES – TRIPLE SHOT
Daily Daze – Stayin’ Low! (Bee Gees vs. Lil’ Jon vs. De La Soul) – Russia
Lobsterdust – Stayin’ Hot (Nelly vs. Bee Gees) - New York City
DJ Rick Lee – Children Should Be Dancing (Bee Gees vs. Dave Darell) – Germany
We have a soft spot for the Bee Gees, as this “triple shot” attests. We couldn’t pick just one! The first two re-appropriate the venerable (and always danceable) music of “Stayin’ Alive,” while the third updates “You Should Be Dancing” for the electro generation, complete with filter sweeps and breakdowns.
DJs From Mars – Eine Kleine Big Booty Bonkers (Dizzee Rascal vs. Bombs Away vs. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) – Italy
DJs From Mars do it again! We are just LOVING this one. And now when people ask “has anyone every mashed up classical music?” we’ve got more than just our own classic Beethoven mashup to showcase. It’s an 18th century mashup resurgence!
KATY PERRY “LAST FRIDAY NIGHT” – DOUBLE SHOT
G3rst – Stand By Last Friday Night (Katy Perry vs. Ben E. King) – The Netherlands
Marc Johnce – You Shook Me All Friday Night Long (Katy Perry vs. AC/DC) – Germany
We unashamedly love Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night” (which pretty much describes how we feel after nearly every Bootie SF party!) So here are two VERY different takes on it, the first turning it into a slow jam which really showcases the lyrics, and the second which Bootie’s house band Smash-Up Derby should be covering very soon, since it sounds practically tailor-made for them!
CLASSIC ROCK GOES ELECTRO – TRIPLE SHOT
Hifi Banjo Strings – Wait For A Ride (Boston vs. Holy Ghost!) – UK
LeeDM101 – History Of A Lonely Heart (Yes vs. Groove Armada) – UK
MadMixMustang – So, Did Ya Think About It? (Rod Stewart vs. Fedde Le Grand) – The Netherlands
Considering how much the mashup scene is oversaturated with tracks featuring vocals by current rappers and pop divas (ooops! see above) it’s always a welcome relief to hear vocals from vintage songs get mashed up. Here, three classic rock staples get modern electro makeovers, recontextualizing three artists from the ’70s and giving them all a fresh sound.
Isosine – Psychosocial Baby (Justin Bieber vs. Slipknot) – Canada
This made the rounds on the internet months ago, but it took us a while to get to it. Sure it’s got the classic mashup “wow factor” – Slipknot singing over a Justin Bieber song? WTF? But once you get past the initial novelty of the total genre-clash, it still holds up, showcasing Slipknot’s nascent pop sensibilities, especially on the chorus.
ABBA “SUPER TROUPER” – DOUBLE SHOT
MadMixMustang – Super Jumper (ABBA vs. Van Halen) – The Netherlands
The Reborn Identity – Lights Are Gonna Find Me (ABBA vs. Ellie Goulding) – UK
You can always tell when a new acapella get leaked, because the entire bootleg community jumps on it like hungry vultures, flooding the scene with mashups that all crib from the same material. The mashup scene has been sorely lacking some ABBA, but apparently the “Super Trouper” ‘pella recently got leaked. Let’s hope there’s more where that came from!
Marc Johnce – Freaky Kicks In The Dark (Foster The People vs. Dev vs. Mayra Verónica) – Germany
Marc Johnce has been a pop powerhouse in the mashup scene lately, resulting in his second appearance here this month. We’ve been waiting for a really good mashup using Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” and this delivers. Marc, you’ve done it again.
MASHUP-GERMANY – DOUBLE SHOT
Mashup-Germany – Enjoy Yourself (Hillsong United vs. Blur vs. MGMT vs. Jaquee vs. Katy Perry vs. Culcha Candela vs. Marteria vs. Nirvana vs. Madcon) – Germany
Mashup-Germany – Leveled Without You (David Guetta feat. Usher vs. DJ Icey & Willi Wonk vs. Avicii) – Germany
Bootie Berlin‘s Mashup-Germany is our special guest DJ at Bootie LA and SF this month, so it makes sense to feature two sides of this mashup master. The first is a rock track that combines no less than nine artists. The second is a rare A+B from a producer who’s generally not happy unless he’s mashing up at least half a dozen songs. But this track is hot, and gives Usher an electro edge we love.
Mighty Mike – Crazy Time To Relax (Frankie Goes To Hollywood vs. Seal vs. Chic) – France
We just did ’70s vs. ’80s Mashup Night at Bootie SF, and we wish we had this one at the time! Oh well, we can still save it for when we do our disco-themed night, Bootie-O 54! Another great track from France’s Mighty Mike.
Damn you, Maroon 5. We thought we hated you. I mean, we still kinda do, but now it’s because you made us actually like one your songs. That is one fine catchy pop melody, which goes even better with some David Guetta and Lady Gaga. This is well-produced dancefloor gold.
Swede Mason – Masterchef Synesthesia (Buttery Biscuit Bass) [feat. Gregg Wallace & John Torrode] – UK
This was our camp’s theme song at Burning Man this year. You had to be there. But really, it’s the video that makes this track anyway, so just watch it here, as it remixes vocal samples from the UK TV show “Masterchef’ and turns it into a BUMPIN’ dance track. Watch out for the obligatory “wobble” dubstep breakdown! The two chefs liked it so much they actually sanctioned an official release in the UK!
Titus Jones – Don’t Stop Believin’ In This Love On Earth (Lady Gaga vs. Belinda Carlisle vs. Journey vs. Madonna vs. Ke$ha vs. Bruno Mars vs. Leona Lewis vs. New York Outlaw) – Nashville
Last but certainly not least, this has been Adrian’s “secret weapon set-closer” lately. Taken from his still-great “Culture Shock” album, Titus Jones seems to be gunning for Earworm’s crown with this one, resulting in this pop mash-terpiece.
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