Best of Bootie 2011 CD released!

Posted in Mashup Downloads, Top10 on December 21st, 2011 by Adrian

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!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE DOWNLOAD PAGE

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!

Bootie Top 15 – November 2011

Posted in Top10 on November 18th, 2011 by Adrian


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.): mashups@bootieusa.com

Sorted alphabetically by bootlegger.
Right-click individual song titles to download, or…
CLICK HERE to download the entire Bootie Top 15 in one convenient zip file.

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.

Bootie Top 20 – September/October 2011

Posted in Mashup Downloads, Top10 on September 29th, 2011 by Adrian

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.

MixmstrStel & DJ Tripp – Where Dem Moves At, Judas? (Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera vs. Lady Gaga vs. David Guetta) – Boston / Santa Cruz, CA

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.

October 2011: A+D / Bootie in Southeast Asia, dj BC launches Bootie ATL, more!

Posted in AplusD, Bootie USA, tour on September 28th, 2011 by Adrian

A+D Bootie Southeast Asia - Oct 2011We’re back from Burning Man, where we had two of our best Bootie BRC parties evah! Needless to say, it took us while to get back up to speed after partying in the desert for a week – not to mention having to run multiple Bootie parties in their various locales – but now we’re ramping up to head off to Southeast Asia in October, where we’ll be doing an A+D Bootie mini-tour of Singapore, Vietnam (Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City), and Bangkok. Here are our gig dates:

THURSDAY OCTOBER 6 – SINGAPORE
AVALON
, Marina Bay Sands Complex

THURSDAY OCTOBER 13 – HANOI, VIETNAM
BAR ROOFTOP
, TẠI HÀ NỘI VÀO NGÀY 13 THÁNG 10 NĂM 2011

TUESDAY OCTOBER 18 – HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
BLUE LOUNGE
, TẠI THÀNH PHỐ HỒ CHÍ MINH VÀO NGÀY 15 THÁNG 10 NĂM 2011

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22 – BANGKOK, THAILAND
BED SUPPERCLUB
, 26 Soi Sukhumvit 11

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And back in the good ol’ US of A, Bootie Boston’s dj BC has relocated to Atlanta, where he will be launching Bootie ATL on Saturday, October 15. He just couldn’t stay away! For many years, we talked about possibly doing a party in Atlanta, and are elated that BC is finally bringing the mashup action to the Dirty South!

And finally, across the pond in Europe, Bootie Vienna returned, and it’s looking like Bootie Amsterdam will hopefully soon become a reality.

Building a mashup club empire, one brick at a time!

Amoeblog: Now Entering Ninth Year of Their Successful Mashup Party, Bootie SF’s Tireless Duo of A+D Show No Signs Of Slowing Down

Posted in AplusD, BOOTIE SF on August 28th, 2011 by Adrian


Check out this great article on the Amoeblog about Bootie SF’s 8-Year Anniversary
, which includes a short interview with Bootie’s founders, Adrian & Mysterious D.

It also includes a plug for this week’s Bootie BRC parties out at Burning Man.

Thanks to Billy Jam for writing us up!

“Gucci Gucci Girl Power” – Kreayshawn mashup video

Posted in AplusD on August 26th, 2011 by Adrian

We just saw Kreayshawn last night at her homecoming show at Slim’s in San Francisco, and though it was only a short, 35-minute set (with the White Girl Mob full representing), we felt we had witnessed the start of something big. In honor of Kreayshawn’s looming success, we’re posting the video for our A Plus D mashup, “Gucci Gucci Girl Power,” which mashes her up with three decades’ worth of female artists – Toni Basil, Le Tigre, The Ting Tings, The Go-Go’s, and Kreayshawn’s mom’s surf-punk band from the ’90s, The Trashwomen. Thanks to Dylan Vasey for editing together the video!

Bootie Top 15 – August 2011

Posted in Top10 on August 11th, 2011 by Adrian

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.
Or right-click individual tracks below to download.

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!

Bootie SF voted both “Best Overall Dance Party” and “Best Club/DJ Party Night” for 2011

Posted in BOOTIE SF on July 28th, 2011 by Adrian

For the first time since 2007, Bootie SF has been voted “Best Overall Dance Party” in the SF Bay Guardian’s “Best of the Bay” AND “Best Club/DJ Party Night” in the SF Weekly’s “Best of San Francisco” Readers Poll for 2011. Woo-hoo!

To say that we are elated to win both awards in the same year would be an understatement! Thanks, San Francisco!

Bootie Top 10 – July 2011

Posted in Mashup Downloads, Top10 on July 9th, 2011 by Adrian

It’s summertime, so it’s been a little slow in the mashup scene, with quality choons drying up a bit. Still, we’ve managed to uncover a few gems out there, as well as a spate of fresh new mashup talent. For the naysayers who claim we only feature the same producers over and over again, you’ll be surprised to discover four newcomers here, all making debuts on the Bootie Top 10!

Listed (mostly) alphabetically by bootlegger.
To download all mashups in one convenient zip file, CLICK HERE

Chocomang — Stop Me Cruising (The Smiths vs. Rootical Record Crew) — Paris
The Smiths make it to the Top 10 two months in a row! See, this is what happens when an acapella from a classic, much-loved band finally gets leaked. Ever wondered what Morrissey would sound like fronting a reggae band? Neither did we, but, well… here you go!

PARTY ROCK ANTHEM DOUBLE SHOT!
DJ Earworm — Party On The Floor (LMFAO vs. Jennifer Lopez vs. Pitbull vs. Jessie J vs. Nicole Scherzinger vs. Example vs. Mike Posner vs. Ne-Yo vs. The Wanted vs. Far East Movement vs. JLS vs. Katy B vs. Cee-Lo Green vs. Enrique Iglesias vs. Wretch 32 vs. Mann) — San Francisco
MashMike — Pump Up The Party Rock (LMFAO vs. Pink vs. Kraze vs. Danzel vs. C&C Music Factory vs. Salt-N-Pepa vs. Diddy Dirty Money) — Lower Bavaria, Germany
DJ Earworm is the undisputable master of complex, multi-layered mashups, easily running circles around the likes of Girl Talk. For the second year in a row, he has put together a mashup of all 15 artists that performed at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium in London. Since he uses LMFAO as the primary music base, we couldn’t help but include another “Party Rock Anthem” mashup — it’s certainly this summer’s theme song. On the second mashup, newcomer Mash Mike layers another six tracks on top of it, and they all seem to be about the same thing — partying! Hey, no one ever said summertime was for deep thoughts…

Hifi Banjo Strings — The One Who Changed The Way I Love (R.E.M. vs. Example) — UK
We haven’t done an “Electro-Bootie” room upstairs at Bootie SF in a long time, but tracks like this one, which turns R.E.M.’s ’80s college-rock lament into a dark electro floor-banger, make us want to bring it back.

STV SLV / The Hood Internet — Hello Something (Dragonette vs. The Kickdrums vs. Kutcorners) — Chicago
We’ve already heard a zillion mashups that use Martin Solveig’s “Hello” as the instrumental. But for us, the real hook of the song is Dragonette’s guest vocal, so it’s nice to finally hear it used in a bootleg … even if it’s mashed up with two obscure artists we’ve never heard of! But that’s what we’ve come to expect from The Hood Internet, who have introduced us to countless obscure artists we’ve never heard of. They’re like an indie band’s publicists’ best friend.

DJ Schmolli — Invincible Girls Run The World (Beyoncé vs. Pat Benatar) — Vienna, Austria
Two forthright female singers from two different decades come together in one fierce mashup. Both songs celebrate girl power in their own way, so it only makes sense that they fit together so perfectly. The world needs more Pat Benatar mashups, and frankly, we couldn’t get by this month without including Beyoncé’s ode to female empowerment.

DJ ShyBoy — She Works Hard For The Lights (Ellie Goulding vs. Donna Summer) — Los Angeles
Singer Ellie Goulding isn’t very well-known outside of her native England, but we sure do love this bootleg. Here, DJ Shyboy mashes her up with one of his all-time favorite artists, Donna Summer. Folktronica disco pop?

LADY GAGA DOUBLE SHOT!
DJ Tripp — Edge of Love (Lady Gaga vs. The Outfield) — Santa Cruz, CA
Wax Audio – I’m In Love With Judas Priest (Lady Gaga vs. Judas Priest) — Sydney, Australia
Two very different mashups from Gaga’s two most recent singles off of her “Born This Way” album. DJ Tripp mashes her up with The Outfield — still an inexplicable sing-along hit, 25 years later — while Wax Audio takes her recent heavy metal-inspired imagery (with her leather and motorcycle) and takes it all the way there by mashing up  “Judas” with Priest!

Tweylo — Roll Away Your Lazy Eye (Silversun Pickups vs. Mumford & Sons) — Leverkusen, Germany
One for the hipsters. LA indie rock meets London folk. Strips away the Silversuns’ original buzzy electric guitars and replaces them with banjos and mandolins. Of course, it just magically works.

Pride Weekend Playlist: 7×7 posts 7 of Bootie’s Gayest Mashups

Posted in Mashup Downloads, Top10 on June 23rd, 2011 by Adrian

It’s Pride Week, and 7×7 Magazine asked us to write about what Pride means to us, and of course, as an added bonus, we just HAD to include 7 of Bootie’s favorite Pride mashups. Think of it as a Pride-flavored Bootie Top 7 !

So they are, just in time for your Pride Weekend parties. Click on over to 7×7.com to download, and get ready to dance. Happy Pride!

Hot new mashup video! Lady Judas (Lady Gaga vs Judas Priest Mashup by Wax Audio)

Posted in Uncategorized on June 10th, 2011 by Adrian

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!

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Bootie Top 10 – June 2011

Posted in Mashup Downloads, Top10 on June 7th, 2011 by Adrian

We told you that you wouldn’t have to wait another two months for a Bootie Top 10, and we weren’t lying. Here’s a baker’s dozen (yes, 13 tracks) of mashups, including a few forgotten favorites, and a couple Bootie Exclusives you won’t find anywhere else.

It’s Pride Month here in San Francisco, so in celebration, we’ve added a couple extra ‘”gay” mashups here … but there’s definitely still a little something for everyone.

Sorted alphabetically by mashup producer. Right-click to download individual tracks.
Click here to download all 20 tracks in one convenient ZIP file!

A Plus D – Planetary Firework (Go!) (Katy Perry vs. My Chemical Romance) – San Francisco
This was made for a My Chemical Romance remix contest, and while it’s not likely to win (unless the band are secret Katy Perry fans), it’s given us an opportunity to sneak MCR (one of Adrian’s favorite bands) into our Bootie sets. The crowd never knows what hit them, since they’re too busy jumping up and down and singing along to “Firework”! Adrian imagines this in an episode of Glee, as some “girls vs. boys” or “rockers vs. pop kids” thing.

ElectroSound – Deep Desires (Adele vs. Muse) – France
Sick of this Adele song yet? Strangely, we’re not … especially when it keeps getting mashed up with interesting material, such as this bootleg from a few months ago, which reimagines Muse with a new female lead singer.

G3rst – We No Speak Cantina (Star Wars Cantina Theme vs. Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP) – The Netherlands
We’ll admit it, this hits our inner-geek sweet spot. And while the MP3 is humorous enough on its own, it’s really all about the VIDEO, which takes those Darth Vader quotes and puts them in proper context.

John Marr – Black Or White (Michael Jackson vs. Martin Solveig) – Edinburgh, Scotland
This is Mysterious D’s current secret weapon. This Martin Solveig track is definitely the current electro “now sound,” but by adding classic Michael Jackson vocals to the spastic cut-up dance beats, John Marr has bridged a generation gap and brought Michael Jackson right into the future.

Lobsterdust – Whole Lotta Extra Dougie (Cali Swag District vs. Led Zeppelin vs. Katy Perry) – New York City  BOOTIE EXCLUSIVE!
Speaking of Mysterious D… she is also currently OBSESSED with this track right now. She says you can make up your own dances to it. However, if you want to see the original Dougie by Cali Swag District (R.I.P. M-Bone), click here. (Warning, it’s pretty bad!) We like this version WAY better, care of Carlton of the “Fresh Prince of Bel Aire.”  This also happens to be our favorite “E.T.” mashup out there.

KORN GOES GAY DOUBLE-SHOT!
MadMixMustang – Mia Freaky Mamma (On A Leash) (Korn vs. ABBA) – The Netherlands
Marc Johnce – Word Up This Way (Lady Gaga vs. Korn vs. Cameo) – Nuremberg, Germany
We saved these for Gay Pride Month! The first one is a forgotten favorite that slowly (like, over the course of two years) grew on us and has become a staple in Adrian’s early sets. It’s an extreme genre-clash that somehow makes Korn listenable. ABBA has that kind of power. The second one features Korn covering Cameo, but mashed up seamlessly with Gaga. These are certainly the gayest songs you’ll ever hear Korn doing. And we think we like them much better this way!

Mashup-Germany – Follow Me To A Wonderful World (Elijah King vs. Louis Armstrong vs. Uncle Kracker vs. Bruno Mars vs. Rich & Bitch) – Frankfurt, Germany
Germany’s master of the multi-song mashup returns to the Top 10 with an inspired, touching mashup with uplifting lyrical messages. Bonus points for finding a way to bring back that great Louis Armstrong vocal too!

Rappy – The Power Of Creep (Celine Dion vs. Radiohead) – Jakarta, Indonesia
Another forgotten favorite, this has been Adrian’s opening song at Bootie for the past few months, where as soon as its played, at least one or two people from the venue staff come up to the DJ booth to ask “WTF?” Never fails to shock and surprise…

The Reborn Identity – Friday Night In A&E (The Smiths vs. Morning Parade) – Manchester, UK
Take the vocal from a much-beloved British alternative band from the ’80s. Mash it up with the current single from an up-and-coming British indie band. Works so damn well, and major props for being one of the few mashups anywhere using a Smiths vocal!

DJ Schmolli – Sweet Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics vs. Recover Project/La Bouche) – Vienna
Schmolli resurrects a long-forgotten early ’90s Eurodance club hit by mashing it up with the same-titled (yet timeless) Eurythmics song, which, let’s face it, people just never seem to tire of. The added bass and samples make this super fun for the dance floor.

DJ Tripp – Express This Way (Remix) (Lady Gaga vs. Madonna) – Santa Cruz, CA   BOOTIE EXCLUSIVE!
DJ Tripp remixes his own mashup (get the original here), adding a lot more creativity and production to his original mix, which, admittedly, was rushed out to the internet within hours of the release of Gaga’s “Born This Way,” in order to capitalize on its uncanny cribbing of Madonna’s “Express Yourself.” Here, the extra time he spent on the remix clearly shows, with more production sheen, tailor-made for the dance floor.

Voicedude – Mars Chocolate (Bruno Mars vs. Hot Chocolate) – Orange County, CA
For the past few months, this has been Adrian’s secret weapon. Cheesy as it is, chicks just LOVE “You Sexy Thing.” Add in the surprise of “Just The Way You Are,” and suddenly, you’ve just kick-started your dance floor. Works every time.

Bootie Top 20 – May 2011

Posted in Mashup Downloads, Top10 on May 9th, 2011 by Adrian

In the nearly eight weeks since we last posted a Bootie Top 20, we’ve been traveling for at least half that time, throwing Bootie parties in São Paulo, London, Holland, Austin, LA, and of course, every Saturday night in our home base of San Francisco (even when we’re not actually, physically there!)

So we know you’ll forgive us for being a little tardy again with this one … especially you people who bug us via Twitter and email, complaining how we haven’t posted any new mashups. You might as well just say, “Where’s my free shit, dammit?”

Slogging through the slush of the bootleg scene to bring you the best mashups takes time and care and … a slightly less-hectic schedule than we’ve been keeping these past two months. Still, there was a bumper crop of great boots out there, so doubling up this month was really the only way to go. Who loves you? That right, WE DO.

Plus, we promise not to wait another eight weeks. Hell, we already have about seven of June’s Top 10 already picked out!

Download all 20 tracks in one convenient ZIP file!
Or right-click individual tracks below. Sorted (mostly) alphabetically by bootlegger.

dj BC - Stuntin’ Like a Father Figure (Lil’ Wayne & Birdman vs. George Michael) – Boston
This track is perfect for anyone with “Daddy issues!” Bootie Boston’s own dj BC puts a hip-hop spin on this chilled-out George Michael classic from the ’80s. Perfect for early in the night (or ramping it down near the end). Speaking of daddies, congrats go out to BC, who just became the father of twins!

DJs FROM MARS DOUBLE-SHOT
DJs From Mars – DJ Got Us Falling In Hot Stuff (Usher vs. Donna Summer) – Turin, Italy
DJs From Mars – Show Me In The Deep (Hard Electro Remix) (Adele vs. Robin S. vs. DJs From Mars) - Turin, Italy
After booking Italy’s DJs From Mars for both Bootie LA and SF this month, you can’t even imagine our disappointment when we found out that they can’t get into the U.S. right now due to visa problems. Grrrrrr… However, the electro-banger brilliance of these two tracks will still be rockin’ a Bootie dance floor, whether they’re there to spin it live or not! Although we absolutely love both of these tracks, we have a special place in our heart for the hard electro bangin’ beauty of “Show Me In The Deep.” One word: Wow.

Envision – Boys & Girls Fight With Fire (Scissor Sisters vs. Good Charlotte) – Australia
We thought the new Scissor Sisters single was okay, but for some odd, inexplicable reason, pairing it with Good Charlotte (a band we’re barely familiar with) elevates it into an anthemic modern rock jam that’s somehow way better than both original songs. This is the first of four tracks on this month’s Top 10 from the recently-released “The 3rd World” genre-mashed compilation, put together by Envision.

Faroff - Mashed Girl (The Temptations vs. Cee-Lo Green) – Los Angeles
We have to admit, the shelf life of “Fuck You” has nearly expired, but this new soul mashup from Faroff just barely squeaks by, with its clever back-and-forth play with the classic “My Girl,” exchanging both backing instrumental and vocals, and then flipping it in reverse in the next verse.

Fissunix – Need To Be With You Tonight (INXS vs. Smokey Robinson) – France
For the past few months, this has been a staple in Adrian’s early sets, setting a sexy smoove Motown groove to warm up the dance floor.

HEAVY METAL DOUBLE-SHOT
Fissunix & DJ Schmolli – Hairbangers (Willow Smith vs. Kreator) – France / Austria
DJ Flashard – Everyone’s The Beast (Iron Maiden vs. Lily Allen) – UK
Two very different heavy metal mashups, showcasing the genre’s unique instrumentation and vocal stylings, respectively. The first uses Kreator’s thrash metal to add double-meaning to Willow Smith’s ode to hair whipping (which, is, of course, a direct result of headbanging). The other shines a bright light on Iron Maiden’s classic high-pitched metal vocals, stripped away from its bombast to reveal a hidden melodic pop sensibility.

Frail Limb Purity – Centerfold Rocketeer (J. Geils Band v. Far East Movement) – Arizona
A modern makeover of a #1 hit from 1982, breathing new life into a nearly-forgotten pop gem. Stuff like this makes me wonder why more older artists don’t get their classic material officially remixed or mashed up, in order to expose themselves to a younger audience.

KOOKY MASHUP DOUBLE-SHOT
G3rst – I Got New York (Black Eyed Peas vs. Frank Sinatra) - The Netherlands
DJ Schmolli – In The Mood For Some Killing (Glenn Miller & His Orchestra vs. Rage Against The Machine) – Austria
A few years ago, we compiled a CD for DJing entitled “Kooky Mashups” — ridiculous stuff like rap mashed up with classical music, or TV show themes turned on its ear. These two new mashups would feel right at home on that disc, mashing up swing with ’90s rage rock, and a Broadway show tune with a pop-party jam. “I Got New York” came out nearly a year-and-a-half ago, but ever since we dropped it at the last Bootie NYC party, we’ve discovered it’s a great way to bring everyone in the room together to kick-start the night! Tonight’s gonna be a good night!

LeeDM101 vs. Party Ben – Killing Days Are Over (Bootie Edit) (Echo & the Bunnymen vs. Florence + the Machine) – UK / San Francisco
We really liked Party Ben’s remix of “The Dog Days Are Over,” but it was almost a little TOO faithful to the original song. LeeDM101 mashed it up with “The Killing Moon,” but we really missed that jubilant Florence chorus and wanted a thicker beat. So we combined the mashup with the remix for this special “Bootie edit.”

The Limousines – Internet Killed The Video Star (Party Ben Remix) – San Francisco
We love it when we fall in love with a new song, and then discover it’s from a Bay Area band. Yay! This band is creating a huge buzz, and here they get a bootleg remix with a bit of an ’80s-meets-disco feel, appropriate for a song that not only nicks its title from an iconic song from that same era, but also complains about the kids “disco dancin’” and how the “drum machine ain’t got no soul.” Yes, it’s ironic!

DJ Lobsterdust – Roll It (Salt-N-Pepa vs. Yeah Yeah Yeahs vs. A-Trak) – New York City
Lobsterdust no doubt has his sights set on rockin’ the Bootie NYC dance floor at Santos Party House on Saturday May 21st with this one, which mixes late-’80s rap cheese with NYC electro-indie cool.

Marc Johnce – Report On The Floor (The Way You Are) (Josh Strickland vs. Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull vs. Bruno Mars) – Nuremberg, Germany
Can’t-miss club banger all the way, from the always-reliable Marc Johnce. If this doesn’t get you dancing, then you must be in a coma. This one’s just made for the club.

DJ Maya Jakobson – Till The Swan Lose Deep Control (Britney Spears vs. Adele vs. Missy Elliott vs. Tchaikovsky) – Tel Aviv, Israel
So far, our favorite mashup using Britney’s “Till The World Ends,” courtesy of one of the few female mashup producers out there, a woman from Tel Aviv who is also one of the resident DJs of the A.D.D. mashup parties, one of the few true mashup parties in the world whose (fun fact!) name was inspired by Bootie’s “About Us” description. This track is truly diva-licious, especially with that bit from “Black Swan.”

Mighty Mike - 21 Guns In The Battlefield (Pat Benatar vs. Green Day) – France
Green Day’s “21 Guns” was a punk-pop anthem rife with war metaphors in its lyrics, so of course it makes perfect sense to mash it up with “Love Is A Battlefield,” another song that compares love to war.

Phil RetroSpector – The Boys Are Back In Heaven (Pixies vs. Thin Lizzy) – Ireland
Who knew The Pixies nicked a guitar line from Thin Lizzy? Exhibit A: This mashup from Phil RetroSpector, who layers both riffs on top of each other, and you can barely tell the difference. This track also gives Thin Lizzy’s vocals a very different slow and sexy, sultry feel. A seamless pairing!

DJ ShyBoy – Dark Love Kill (Kanye West vs. Hypnogaja vs. La Roux) – Los Angeles
Despite the frequent appearance of a few bootleggers in our Bootie Top 10, nepotism plays no part in our decision-making. In fact, when we’re listening to a week’s worth (or month’s worth, as the case may be) of mashups, we don’t even see the ID3 tags. We’re just picking out the stuff we like, and checking the credits later. So it was particularly surprising when I marked this track, loving it and really wanting to know who the backing band was. To my shock, it was DJ ShyBoy, mashing up his own band Hypnogaja. We had been telling him that he should mash up his own band’s music more. This proves our point why. The Kanye blends in perfectly, but adding La Roux’s “In For The Kill” is the icing on the cake.

Titus Jones – We Love Hustlin’ Drugs (Weezer vs. Rick Ross vs. Ke$ha vs. Katy Perry vs. Afroman) – Nashville
It wouldn’t be a Bootie Top 20 without a track from [*whispers*] Titus Jones. This track takes five songs and finds the common thread between them all … it’s a mashed-up ode to substance use in all its forms! For or against, who cares? This track rocks!

Bootie invades The Netherlands! Paaspop Festival: Mashup Ville, 23-24 April 2011. Mixtape download!

Posted in AplusD, tour on April 16th, 2011 by Adrian


This coming Easter weekend, Bootie is going to The Netherlands to take part in its first European festival, Paaspop in Schijndel. An entire area, called “Mashup Ville,” has been dedicated to mashups, and we – A Plus D – will be doing headlining sets each night.

We’ll be joined by some of the best names in the European mashup scene, including many of our personal friends and colleagues, including Bootie Berlin‘s DJ Morgoth, Dr. Waumiau, and Mashup-Germany, as well as DJ Schmolli and Simon Idoll. We’re also looking forward to meeting for the first time some of the faces behind the names we’ve known for so long, such as Bootie Top 10ers MadMixMustang, G3rst, Pheugoo, and Mash2Mix, as well as Dylan Vasey, Bo the Man, and Siegmund Fred.

MASHURRECTED 2011 :: m i x t a p e by madmixmustang

To commemorate the event, DJ Morgoth has put together the mixtape, “Mashurrected 2011,” featuring mashups from the entire DJ line-up of Mashup Ville at Paaspop. Click above to give it a listen, or to download the album, click here!

Looking forward to two days of hanging out with our fellow mashup DJs, and partying with the Dutch! Mad props to MadMixMustang for helping to put this whole thing together!

Bootie London next Friday 22 April, music preview on Londonist.com

Posted in tour on April 13th, 2011 by Adrian

Next Friday 22 April, Bootie returns to London — the spiritual birthplace of the modern mashup movement — for an epic one-off mash bash at The Shoreditch.

After the huge success of last year’s first party at Cargo, we’re coming back and ready to throw down the gauntlet once again, with ourselves – A Plus D – as well as sets by The Kleptones, João Brasil, DJ Payroll, and Instamatic.

Londonist.com did a nice little music preview for the event, with tons of video links to explore — check it out here.

PURCHASE DISCOUNT ADVANCE TICKETS HERE!

And for more party details, click on over to BootieLondon.com

Bootie São Paulo launches this Thursday 7 April

Posted in tour on April 5th, 2011 by Adrian

We – A Plus D – are headed back to Brazil again this week to DJ at the launch of Brazil’s second Bootie party, Bootie São Paulo! Mashup-Germany is will also be on the decks, helping to get this Sampa party started, along with DJs Moriera and Rafael Schultz. All the details are on the Bootie São Paulo website!

Bootie Top 20 – March/April 2011

Posted in Mashup Downloads, Top10 on March 16th, 2011 by Adrian


We were gonna try to rally to get a Top 10 done before leaving for a week of Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro (where we played Bootie Rio) but since we’d been so busy and sleep-deprived getting ready for THAT, we opted to sleep on the plane instead. Now it’s already mid-March and since we’ll be heading back to Brazil in early April to help launch Bootie São Paulo, we figured we might as well just go crazy and make this a Bootie Top 20, since we know we’re not going to have another Top 10 ready in time for April Fool’s Day!

Not only that, but we added a few extras as there were a lot of “topical” mashups and “compare-and-contrast” double shots we wanted to post, including a 4-pack of Brazilian mashups inspired by our travels.

Right-click the title to download, or just grab everything in this convenient zip file:
Bootie Top 20 – March 2011 zip file (156 Mb)

R.I.P. NATE DOGG
A Plus D – I Keep Forgettin To Regulate (Warren G. & Nate Dogg vs. Michael McDonald) – San Francisco
With Nate Dogg’s sad passing yesterday, we just HAD to include this. THIS is how they SHOULD have made “Regulate” (except maybe they didn’t want to pay Michael McDonald for more than a 10-second song loop). Inspired by “Yacht Rock,” Episode 7.  Rest in peace, master of the G-Funk.

CHARLIE SHEEN TIGER BLOOD MASHUP SPECIAL!
Totalcult – Fire-Breathing Fists (Charlie Sheen vs. Cypress Hill) – Birmingham, UK
Even Bootie can’t escape the Charlie Sheen crazy-pants media blitz! All of Charlie’s best sound bites, smartly mashed with “Insane In The Brain.” Winning, duh!

ALBUM OF THE YEAR GRAMMY MASHUP
The Hood Internet – Sprawl Of Glass (Arcade Fire vs. Blondie) – Chicago
With Arcade Fire’s surprising win of “Album of the Year” at last month’s Grammy Awards, we just had to include this, courtesy of The Hood Internet. DAMN, this is a gorgeous mashup!

NEW LADY GAGA TRIPLE SHOT!
DJ Tripp – Express This Way (Lady Gaga vs. Madonna) – Santa Cruz, CA
DJs From Mars – Knock This Way (Lady Gaga vs. Amii Stewart) - Torino, Italy
DJ Tyme & Nathan Scot – Born This Way In The U.S.A. (Lady Gaga vs. Bruce Springsteen) – San Francisco
The release of Lady Gaga’s new single, “Born This Way,” was predictably a smash hit across the globe, so we’ve included three very different mashup variations. The first, released by DJ Tripp mere hours after the original dropped, showcases just how much Lady Gaga “borrowed” from Madonna’s “Express Yourself.” The second is a disco-infused club banger from the always-dependable DJs From Mars (who will be playing Bootie SF, LA and Rio in May!) And the last one is a cheeky, old-school A vs. B, and what it lacks in polish it makes up for in sheer genre-clashed (and lyrically-related) ridiculousness.

A PLUS D BRAZILIAN DOUBLE SHOT!
A Plus D – Sou Foda Time (Os Avassaladores vs. Black Eyed Peas) – San Francisco
A Plus D – We R Who We Tamborzao (Ke$ha vs. DJ Amazing Clay) – San Francisco
We made two new mashups for our gig at Bootie Rio. The first features a hilarious Brazilian rap song “Sou Foda” that became a surprising internet meme, while the second turns Ke$ha into the singer of a baile funk song. Speaking of Brazil — if you’re near São Paulo, we’ll be back there on April 7 to open a brand new Bootie!

POST-CARNAVAL SAMBA SPECIAL!
Faroff – Brazilian Star Wars (John Williams vs. Danzel) – Brasilia / Los Angeles
João Brasil – One More Batucada (Daft Punk vs. Sergio Mendes) – Rio de Janeiro / London
Having now experienced the epic pageantry of Rio’s Carnaval parades, we’ve come away with a new appreciation of samba, and these two mashups were the soundtracks to both Bootie Rio’s and Bootie SF’s Midnight Mashup Shows this past month, which featured bootie-licious samba dancers! Faroff will be spinning with us next month at Bootie LA, while João Brasil is Bootie Berlin‘s special guest DJ this Friday (and will also be playing with us at the second Bootie London party on April 22.
CHECK OUT THE VIDEOS HERE and HERE!

NEW BRITNEY DOUBLE SHOT!
DJ Dave Share – Catch Em And Hold It (Britney Spears vs. Busta Rhymes) – Orange County
Titus Jones – Hold Your Sexy Arms Against Me (Britney Spears vs. Cutting Crew vs. Pink vs. David Guetta feat. Akon vs. Taylor Swift) – Nashville
Britney was the OTHER big pop diva to drop a new single, so here are two of ‘em for you: One for the bros and dudes, with Busta droppin’ rhymes to give the song some tough “street cred,” and another for the girls and gays, with its divalicious house beats. The former was also the first single from Titus Jones’ excellent new mashup album, “Culture Shock.”

Dan Mei & Marc Johnce – Whip Your Hands Outta My Dream Hell Bottle (Avril Lavigne vs. The Ting Tings vs. Kylie Minogue vs. Katy Perry vs. Willow Smith vs. The Police) – Denmark / Germany
This mega-mashup of six artists is pure, puréed fun – to quote New York Post’s Ryan Brockington, it’s “pop throwing up on pop.” This track has made quite a splash, and was also given the nod by Kylie herself — who tweeted it to her followers. How’s that for credentials?

Alexis Von Fierce – Salt Air on Mars (Bruno Mars vs. Chew Lips vs. Two Door Cinema Club) – San Francisco
Making a Bootie Top 10 debut here, Alexis Von Fierce takes Bruno Mars’ sentimental ballad and gives it an indie-electro makeover, perfect for the dance floor.

Titus Jones – College Is Crazy (Asher Roth vs. Britney Spears vs. Beyoncé vs. Gnarls Barkley) – Nashville
Titus Jones’ mashup album “Culture Shock” may be our favorite mashup album of the year (that is, until “Best of Bootie 2011″ gets released!) So we couldn’t resist including a second track from the album, especially since we always had a soft spot for Asher Roth’s “I Love College.” This is definitely one of our favorites from the album. Well done, Titus!

DJ Kue – Black and Yellow (DJ Kue Remix) (Wiz Khalifa vs. DJ Kue) – San Jose, CA
This bootleg remix goes out to our LA friend and host Brian — aka “The Bootie LA Office” — who also happens to be a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Sorry ’bout the Super Bowl, dude. But at least this electro-banger brings it.

Divide & Kreate – Crazy In The Deep (Adele vs. Gnarls Barkley) - Stockholm, Sweden
Here’s one for the Europeans and the ahead-of-the-curve Americans (okay, we’ll say it… the gays!) Adele hasn’t quite hit it big in the U.S. the way she has across the pond, but that still hasn’t stopped us from loving it, and dropping it in our early sets.

Mighty Mike – Waiting In Heaven (The Cure vs. Bob Marley) – France
Neither one of us are huge fans of reggae, but we’re both longtime fans of The Cure. This track brings a new light to reggae beats for us, and adds a special chilled-out beauty to The Cure.

LIKE A G6 DOUBLE SHOT
DJ Lobsterdust - G6 Kids (Far East Movement vs. MGMT) – New York City
DJ Shyboy – Like A B.I.G.6 (Notorious B.I.G. vs Far East Movement) – Los Angeles
With “Like A G6″ fast approaching its expiration date (and perhaps past it), we figured we better post these — both big hits on the Bootie dance floor — before its too late!

Bootie Top 10 – February 2011

Posted in Mashup Downloads, Top10 on February 4th, 2011 by Adrian


Yeah, yeah, we know … we read your tweets. And we know you guys are chomping at the bit for a fresh batch of mashups. Yes, we skipped the month of January, since we had just released our “Best of Bootie 2010″ CD. But now that you’ve worn THAT out, it’s time to hear what’s been blowing up our playlists at Bootie this past month.

New for 2011! Download all 12 mashups in ONE CONVENIENT ZIP FILE (Right-click to download)

Our New Year’s Resolution was to buy a dedicated server so we could offer up the Top 10 (or Top 12, as the case may be) as an easy-cheesy zip file. Could Bootie love you even more?

A Plus D – Whip My Hair, Whip It Real Good (Willow Smith vs. Devo) - San Francisco

We made this especially for our pal Ryan Brockington over at the New York Post’s PopWrap blog, where it’s been available as an exclusive download. A concept so obvious, it simply HAD to be done. And frankly, we’re shocked at the quality (or lack thereof) of the few other versions out there, so we made our own with extra A Plus D pizzazz.

DJ BC – Silly Fuck Songs (Cee-Lo Green vs. Paul McCartney vs. Diana Ross) – Boston BOOTIE EXCLUSIVE!

When Bootie Boston’s DJ BC returned to San Francisco to play our flagship party last month, he came armed with a few new mashups, hot off the laptop. As soon as we heard this one though, we knew we HAD to have it as an “exclusive.” It’s perfect for all our Valentine’s parties this month!

DJs From Mars – Barbramyte (Taio Cruz vs. Duck Sauce) - Torino, Italy
BONUS TRACK: Marc Johnce – Flex Gym Duck (Duck Sauce vs. Dizzee Rascal vs Ray Krebbs) – Nuremberg, Germany

The obligatory entry from the electro-mashers supreme, DJs From Mars. Should we just start reserving a spot on each month’s Top 10 for them? Seriously! Plus, as an added bonus, it’s the original full version of Marc Johnce’s Duck Sauce mashup, which appeared in a hybrid form on the “Best of Bootie 2010″ CD.

Gaston – Cooler Bites The Dust (Queen vs. Crookers feat. Yelle) - France

We love year-end “best mashups” lists, not just to compare notes, but also to see if we missed anything … like this one, which appeared on Culture Bully’s “Top Mashups of 2010″ list. How did we miss this? This is one bad mofo of a mashup.

MadMixMustang – Let’s Dance ‘n Stuff (David Bowie vs. Deadmau5) – The Netherlands

Like so many bootleggers before him, MadMixMustang announced his retirement from the mashup scene, and then cleared off his hard drive by releasing a bunch of leftover tracks, including this previously unreleased gem from 2008. We wonder how long before MMM’s inevitable “comeback!” Seeing as he’s hosting the mashup tent at this year’s Paaspop Music Festival in The Netherlands — with tons of  bootlegger DJs, including ourselves — we think he’ll be back on that laptop churning out more mashup hits before we know it.

Marc Johnce – Know Your Enemy That Got Away (Green Day vs. Katy Perry vs. The Killers) – Nuremberg, Germany

We all know that Green Day has an awful lot of “pop” in their brand of “pop-punk” … but hearing what it would sound like if they went full-tilt Katy Perry pop is jarring … in a good way! And hey, while we’re at it, let’s “Katy Perry” The Killers, too!

Mashup-Germany – I’ll Be Missing You (Don’t Raise Your Glass) (Pink vs. Mike Posner vs. Puff Daddy feat. Faith Evans vs. Kelly Clarkson vs. Black Eyed Peas vs. Tracy Chapman vs. Chic vs. Daft Punk vs. Sportfreunde Stiller) - Frankfurt, Germany

Mashup-Germany is a master at multi-song mashups, and here, he manages to cram no less than nine songs together to craft a four-minute piece of pop gold. Or does this just prove that practically all pop songs sound the same? Either way, big ups go out to Mashup-Germany for this masterful multi-mash!

Party Ben – What’s My Name Jack (John Cougar Mellencamp vs. Rihanna & Drake) – San Francisco

With its loping low-tempo rhythm, ’80s classic “Jack & Diane” has been appropriated by many a hip-hop DJ as an easy musical bed to throw a rap and a beat on top of … and nearly all of them come off flat and uninspired. Well, leave it to someone like Party Ben to finally get it right! Loving this jam.

DJ Shyboy – DramaTron (Mary J. Blige vs. Daft Punk) – Los Angeles

How much do we love this MP3′s artwork of Mary J. Blige as a disc-throwing program on the game grid of Tron? Almost as much as we love her going dark-electro by being mashed up with Daft Punk’s soundtrack, which is “the best thing about the movie,” according to DJ Shyboy.

DJ Tripp – We R L’Amour (Ke$ha vs. Erasure) - Santa Cruz, California BOOTIE EXCLUSIVE!

Tripp makes Ke$ha tolerable by reviving a forgotten ’80s favorite and giving her a gay synthpop backing. Just in time for our twisted love mashup sets at this month’s Valentine’s parties! Well-produced and we’re loving finally hearing some Erasure in a mashup!

Voicedude – Sweet Teenage Dreams (Glee Cast vs. Eurythmics) – Los Angeles

More ’80s goodness! Darren Criss’s touching cover of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” – the most downloaded song in “Glee” history – gets a mashup makeover seemingly tailor-made for the Bootie dance floor! Yes, another mashup just in time for Valentines Day!

The Guardian (UK) reviews Best of Bootie, calls mashup scene “vibrant”

Posted in Uncategorized on January 21st, 2011 by Adrian

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.”


Willow Smith vs. Devo – Whip My Hair, Whip It Real Good

Posted in AplusD, Mashup Downloads on January 14th, 2011 by Adrian

Bootie’s love affair with New York Post’s PopWrap continues with this, a PopWrap exclusive and A Plus D’s first mashup of 2011 – a concept so screamingly obvious that we HAD to “whip it up” (pun intended) before there were a zillion other versions out there.

Download here: A Plus D – “Whip My Hair, Whip It Real Good” (Willow Smith vs. Devo)