MashCat presenta als DJs From Mars, la nueva amenaza (entrevista)

Mientras la N.A.S.A. continua gastando dinero en encontrar vida en Marte, nosotros (en MashCat), estamos seguros que los únicos marcianos vivos són «ellos» y están de gira por el mundo. Hablamos de los DJs From Mars/While N.A.S.A.‘s still spends money looking for life evidences in Mars, we (in MashCat), are sure that the only still alive Martians are «them» and they are touring all around the world. We are talking about the DJs From Mars.

Esta gira les lleva por España (25/08-Falset , y al Santander White Festival 21/12-Santander) y por eso les hemos entrevistado/This tour brings him to Spain (25/08-Falset , Santander White Festival 21/12-Santander) and that’s why MashCat interviews them.

 

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Hola Marcianos y bienvenidos a España/Hello Marcians and welcome to Spain.

Hi human friends!!/Hola humanos!!

Creo que a pesar de todos los conciertos que habéis echo por todo el mundo, esta es la primera vez que aterrizáis en España, no es así?/I think that even all the touring around the world you have done, this is the first time you land here at Spain, isn’t it?

Actually we played in Vigo 2 years ago but we are very excited because we love Spain and we’d love to play more often over there!! You guys really know how to party hard!! :))/En realidad tocamos en Vigo dos años atrás, pero estamos entusiasmados porque España nos encanta y quisiéramos pinchar más a menudo por sus tierras!! Vosotros chicos sabéis como pasarlo realmente en grande!! :))

Sois conscientes de que vosotros sois los terceros DJs de mashup de más éxito en el mundo tan sólo detrás de Girl Talk y DJ Earworm (ambos de Estados Unidos), (al menos según los «me gusta» de Facebook*)?/Are you aware that you are the third more successful mashup djs from the world just after Girl Talk and DJ Earworm (booth from USA), (at least this is what Facebook‘s «likes» says*)?

HA! These are great news! Didn’t know that; thanks for the info!!/Ja! Éstas son muy buenas noticias! No lo sabíamos; gracias por decírnoslo!!

Pues ahora ya la sabéis ;)/So now you are aware ;)
Obviamente, la calidad de vuestro trabajo se corresponde con dicho éxito y en MashCat lo llevamos diciendo desde sus inicios. Si alguien está buscando electro house cañero y delirante mezclado con éxitos del pop, el rock y/o la disco, inmediatamente debería pensar en vosotros «chicos»/Obviously your work is as good as it corresponds to its world success and at MashCat it has been said from the outset. If somebody is looking for crazy electro house mixed with pop/rock/disco’s world hits, immediately have to think in you «guys».

Y si no sabéis de que hablamos, los From Mars suenan así:/And if you have any idea about what we are talking, From Mars sounds like this:

 

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Da la impresión que antes de ser DJs de mashups ya estabais dentro de la industria musical. Porqué decidisteis empezar un proyecto relacionado con el mashup?/It seems that before mashup DJs you were in the musical industry as a djs too. Why you decided to start a mashup project?

We started with mashups when we were resident DJs in our hometown, Turin, Italy… We were forced to play Top40 commercial tracks every weekend and it was gettin’ BORING!! So we started to do our own edits, with the add of samples and mix some different tracks, even different music styles…. Things got bigger when we started uploading our stuff on YouTube, we immediately received lots of feedbacks and connections… So we decided to go on that direction!!/Empezamos con los mashups cuando estábamos de residentes en nuestra ciudad natal, Turín, (Italia). Teníamos que poner éxitos comerciales cada semana y se estaba convirtiendo en algo muy ABURRIDO!! Así que decidimos hacer nuestras propias ediciones añadiendo samples y mezclando distintas canciones, incluso estilos musicales… La cosa creció cuando empezamos a colgar nuestro trabajo en YouTube; inmediatamente recibimos muchos comentarios y opiniones de la gente… Así que decidimos seguir en esa dirección!!

Así que ya os conocíais antes de la creación de los DJs From Mars?/So you know each other before DJs FM foundation?

Yes we know since at least 10 years, we worked on several projects together, and also with other people, we were working in a recording studio with other 15-20 producers… We used to work on «one shot» projects, with lots of «ups and downs»… Then we decided to focus on just one project at 360 degrees, takin’ care of the social networks, the image, the videos… That’s what we’re doin’ since 3 years with DJs From Mars, and now we realise it’s the best choice we ever made in our music career!!/Sí, nos conocemos por lo menos desde hace 10 años. Hemos trabajado juntos en diversos proyectos y también con otra gente; estábamos en un estudio de grabación con otros 15-20 productores… Solíamos trabajar en proyectos únicos, con muchas fluctuaciones de trabajo… hasta que decidimos centrarnos en un sólo proyecto dando un giro de 360 grados, cuidando las redes sociales, la imagen, los videos, etc. Esto es lo que llevamos haciendo desde hace 3 años con los DJs From Mars, y ahora nos damos cuenta de que es la mejor elección que hemos tomado en nuestras carreras musicales!!

Habéis actuado en muchos sitios diferentes de todo el mundo, festivales, discotecas, etc. Pero hay alguna actuación especial que siempre recordaréis?/You gig in a lot of different kind of events around the world, festivals, discos, etc. Do you have some special gig you always remember?

Yes of course! We opened for Tiësto in Atlantic City last year, it was unbelievable and unforgettable, 30.000 people jumpin’ to our music it’s something that definitely changes your life… We also played World Dj Festival (WDF) in South Korea, with Dada Life, Dash Berlin, and many more… It was great to see how different cultures like Europeans and Asians can interact together with the universal language of music… Also the Australians tour were great, we were there 3 times and we love that country…. Most of all, we feel so lucky to see places that we would never see without our DJ work…and that’s something that makes us happy everyday when we wake up in the morning!/Por supuesto! Abrimos a Tiësto en Atlantic City el año pasado, fue increíble e inolvidable, 30.000 personas saltando al son de nuestra música es algo que definitivamente cambió nuestras vidas… También actuamos en el World Dj Festival (WDF) de Corea del Sur con Dada Life, Dash Berlin, y muchos más… Fue muy grande ver como gente de distintas culturas como la Europea y la Asiática pueden interactuar juntos con el lenguaje universal de la música… También la gira por Australia fue genial, hemos estados tres veces y nos encanta ese país… Nos sentimos muy agradecidos de conocer sitios que no veríamos de no ser por nuestro trabajo de DJ, y eso es algo que nos hace felices cada día cuando nos levantamos por la mañana!

Y qué hay de la Bootie SF? Fue vuestra primera actuación en una Bootie?/And what about the Bootie SF? It was your first Bootie gig?

Bootie SF was GREAT!! One of the best gigs EVER…. The fact is that we usually play clubs, or events, with crowd who wants dance music, electronic music, and so…. Bootie Parties are great because people expects mashups! For us, it’s the best audience ‘cause we see they’re listening to music carefully, not only dancing, but trying to understand the samples, the way they’re mixed together… We think this is the biggest satisfaction for a DJ!!/La Bootie SF fue GENIAL!! Una de nuestras mejores actuaciones… El hecho es que solemos pinchar en discos o eventos, con un público que quiere música dance, electrónica, y así… Pero las Fiestas Bootie son geniales porque la gente espera que les ofrezcan mashups! Para nosotros, esta es la mejor audiencia porque vemos que escuchan la música con detenimiento, no sólo bailan, sino que miran de reconocer los samples, de entender la forma que esta creada la mezcla, etc. Creemos que esta es la mayor satisfacción para un DJ!!
We also played Bootie Berlin and Bootie Rio, and they were amazing parties as well! We’ll never thank A Plus D enough for starting this parties more than 10 years ago, and we hope they’ll never stop!/También hemos pinchado en la Bootie Berlin y la Bootie Rio, y también son fiestas increíbles! Nunca vamos a agradecerle a A Plus D lo suficiente por empezar estas fiestas más de 10 años atrás, y esperamos que nunca se detengan!

Totalmente de acuerdo/Absolutely agree.

 

Pasamos ahora a haceros unas preguntas en clave de broma…/Let’s go now to make you some joke questions…
Cada cuánto remplazáis vuestro «casco de astronauta»?/How often you have to replace your «astronaut helmet»?

We usually try to keep the same boxes for 3-4 months but after some partyrockin’ they got smashed and destroyed so it depends on how wild are the gigs! :)/Solemos intentar mantenerlas durante unos 3 o 4 meses pero, después de varias fiestas rockeras, quedan un poco dañadas, por lo tanto, depende de cuan bestia sea la actuación! :)

Qué pasaría si mostrarais vuestras caras reales? Nunca lo habéis probado?/What will happen if you show your real faces? Have you ever tried that?

NEVER! Our real identities have to stay top secret! FBI and CIA already tried to discover who we are but with no results so far!/NUNCA! Nuestras identidades deben permanecer en secreto absoluto! El FBI y la CIA ya han intentado descubrir quienes somos en realidad pero siempre sin éxito!

Y finalmente, suponemos que vuestra única misión aquí es hacer que la gente se vuelva loca en la pista de baile, no invadirnos y atacar la Casa Blanca, no?/And finally, we suppose your only mission here is to make people crazy on the dancefloor, not to invade us and attack the White House, Isn’t it?

Of course! But 2 months ago we were touring in the US and we took a visit to the White House… We actually had this insane thought but we had to stay quiet… Anyway… Our suggestion is to sleep with one eye open, and never say never!/Por supuesto! Pero 2 meses atrás estábamos de gira por los Estados Unidos y hicimos una visita a la Casa Blanca… Ahí tuvimos ese maléfico pensamiento pero nos controlamos a nosotros mismos… En cualquier caso, nuestra sugerencia es que durmáis con un ojo abierto, y que nunca digáis nunca!

 Muchísimas gracias por vuestro tiempo Marcianos y nos vemos el 25!/Thank you so much for paying us attention Martians and we see you on 25th!

 

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Ya veis que los DJs From Mars son extraterrestres muy extrovertidos y con un gran sentido del humor y, por supuesto, de la música, así que desde MashCat os recomendamos muy sinceramente que no faltéis a la fiesta que se montará en la pista de la Piscina de Falset el 25 de agosto (próximo sábado), Aquí te pillo aquí temazo, porque va ser algo parecido a esto:/Now you see that DJs From Mars are very nice aliens with a great sense of humour and, of course, a great musical sense, so from MashCat we sincerely recommend you don’t loose the party it’s going to be at pista de la Piscina de Falset on 25th of August (next Saturday), Aquí te pillo aquí temazo, because it’s going to be something like that:

 

Evento de Facebook/Facebook’s event.

 

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Notas:
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Girl Talk (380.699 seguidores de Facebook) y DJ Earworm (167.205 seguidores de Facebook) a día 19 de Agosto de 2012.

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Únicamente con fines promocionales. Da soporte a los artistas originales comprando sus obras y sobretodo yendo a sus directos.


Gato TV (Tvno & DJ Gato) en el The Brandery Summer Edition (directo)

 

Así, DJ Gato, (uno de los pilares de Razzmataz), junto al realizador Tvno presentan su nuevo proyecto: Mash-AV Show. Como bien indica el nombre (y la web donde estamos), Gato y Tvno proponen un espectáculo audio visual cercano al mashup: fragmentos de canciones pop recompuestas en una frenética cadena a lo más puro estilo Girl Talk. Una pequeña demostración:

Tenéis ocasión de ver el Mash-AV Show este Viernes 13 en el The Brandery Summer Edition a las 00h. ademàs, aprovechando la entrada antes podréis oir a DJ Amable, La Casa Azul y The Human League respectivamente. Tickets a la venta en Ticketmaster.


Tetrabeat (mashup DJ de España)

Este artista de los Països Catalans no se considera a sí mismo un artista del mashup puesto que sus sesiones se parecen más a los megamixes de los 90’s que aparecían en los recopilatorios dance como Máquina Total o Max Mix que no a un mashup como lo conocemos.

La historia de Tetrabeat empieza después de descubrir al artista norteamericano Girl Talk, que creó un estilo propio componiendo sesiones a partir de fragmentos de éxitos de todos los tiempos. Tetrabeat pensó que podría hacer lo mismo pero con “sus” éxitos y los clásicos que “a él” le gustaban para crear su sello personal. Su máxima en la vida? Do it yourself!

Los mashups de Tetrabeat son fruto de horas y horas de escuchar música en la radio donde trabaja; de amar a los clásicos de siempre y de disfrutarlos a tuti plen. Sus mixes son piezas de artesanía labradas a base de horas de pegamento y tijera y de warping. Sus obras son, como él mismo indica, 100% recicladas pues se componen a partir de material reutilizado ya existente, dándole así, una segunda vida en las pistas de baile.

Tetrabeat se define a sí mismo como un productor más que un DJ. Él no pincha, sino que «crea», pues sus temas se componen a tiempo real trabajando en el directo con un ordenador, un controlador midi y por pistas separadas, consiguiendo así una elasticidad infinita en sus sesiones.

Podéis seguirlo a través de Facebook y Soundcloud y aquí tenéis una de sus fantásticas sesiones:

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Únicamente con fines promocionales. Da soporte a los artistas originales comprando sus obras y sobretodo yendo a sus directos.


Guantánamo de la Industria Discográfica (artículo)

Guantánamo de la Industria Discográfica es un artículo escrito por Rubén Pujol, y publicado en el suplemento Cultura|s de La Vanguardia del día 07 marzo de este año 2012.

Guantánamo de la Industria Discográfica presenta la tendencia de la industria discográfica norteamericana a la digitalización  del mixtape. El mixtape es una demo con fines promocionales y de difusión de nuevas propuestas musicales que se inició con formatos físicos (Cassettes, CDs), i que ahora se está digitalizando (.mp3, .wav); por tanto, se distribuye libremente en la red. De este modo, el mixtape es usado por artistas del Hip Hop, el R&B y DJs, los cuales, habitualmente, incluyen en sus obras samples de otros artistas sin tener las licencias para ello; (ahorrándose así, los inconvenientes de obtener dichas licéncias). Como es lógico, Pujol menciona DJs del mashup y el bootleg (2 Many DJ’s, Girl Talk, Danger Mouse, etc.) y obras del género (As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 2, The Grey Album, etc.) dando un pequeño repaso histórico al movimiento.

Otra interesante aportación del artículo es la mención a Legitmix, una plataforma, (de la que prometo hablar extensamente en futuras entradas), que permite vender de manera legal obras que contienen copyrights de otras. No desvelo más y tomad el artículo en pdf.

Guantánamo de la Industria Discogràfica és un artícle escrit per Rubén Pujol, i publicat al suplement Cultura|s de La Vanguardia del dia 07 març del present curs 2012.

Guantánamo de la Industria Discogràfica presenta la tendència de la industria discogràfica nord-americana cap a la digitalizació  del mixtape. El mixtape és una demo amb fins promocionals i de difusió de noves propostes musicals que s’inicià amb formats físics (Cassettes, CDs), i que ahora s’està digitalitzant (.mp3, .wav); per tant, es distribueix lliurement per la xarxa. D’aquesta manera, el mixtape és utilitzat per artistes del Hip Hop, l’R&B i DJs, els quals, habitualment, inclouen en les seves obres samples d’altres artistes sense tenir les llicències pertinents; (estalviant-se així, els inconvenients d’obtenció d’aquestes). Como és lògic, Pujol menciona DJs del mashup i el bootleg (2 Many DJ’s, Girl Talk, Danger Mouse, etc.), així com obres del gènere (As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 2, The Grey Album, etc.) donant un petit repàs històric al moviment.

Un altre interessant aportació de l’article és la menció a Legitmix, una plataforma, (de la qual prometo parlar-ne extensament en futures entrades), que permet vendre de manera legal obres que continguin copyrights d’altres. No desvetllo més i preneu larticle en pdf.


Worldwide Mashup Artists

Sumario alfabético de los DJs de mashup del resto del mundo (exceptuando España):
Alphabetical summary of worldwide mashup DJs (except those from Spain):

0-9 · A · B · C · D · E · F · G · H · I · J · K · L · M · N · O · P · Q · R · S · T · U · V · W · X · Y · Z

0-9
2 Many DJ’s (Soulwax) (Generalista, techno, electro, de los primeros en hacer mashups) BEL *entradas

A
Adrian-A (A Plus D) (Generalista) USA *entrevista a A Plus D *entradas
Amon! (Bailefunk, moombathon, house, pop, hip hop) PER *entradas
André Paste (?) BRA *entradas
AnDy Wu Musicland (Mainstream) TWN *entradas
A Plus D (Generalista) USA *entrevista a A Plus D *entradas
DJ Athom (?) FRA *entradas
DJ Axcess (?) DEU *entradas

B
Baby-J (?) USA *entradas
DJ Barry Harris (Mainstream, dance) USA *entradas
Ben Liebrand (?, de los primeros en hacer mashups) NLD *entradas
DJ Bernie González (?) MEX *entradas
3LAU (House, dubstep) USA *entradas
dj BO the Man (RUINMYTUNE) (?) NLD *entradas
Bobby Knows (?) DEU *entradas
The Bootleague (Electro, rock, dubstep) FRA *entradas

C
Chunky Dip (EDM, Melbourne Bounce) AUS *entradas
Colatron (?) GBR *entradas
Copycat (?) SWE *entradas
Cosmic Dawn (Mainstream, Pop, Disco) NOR *entradas

D
Da Brozz (EDM) ITA *entradas
DaDa (?, Smash-Up Derby member) USA *entradas
Damiano Parisi (Generalista, mainstream) ITA *entradas
Dan Mei (Generalista, Metal) DNK *entradas
Daniel Kim (Pop) CAN *entradas
DeejayExploit (?) DEU *entradas
DeeM (Generalista) BEL *entradas
DJ Dumpz (EDM, Electro House, Mainstream) AUT *entradas
DRA’man (?) FRA *entradas
Dunproofin’ (?) GBR *entradas
Dyno Luke (Generalista) ITA *entradas

E
DJ Earlybird (?) DEU *entradas
DJ Earworm (?) USA *entradas
Elocnep (Dubstep, electro) FRA *entradas
Entyme (Generalista) FRA *entradas
Djenergy (Generalista) ITA *entradas

F
Fabulous Beatmashers (Generalista, mainstream, EDM) DEU*entradas
FAROFF (Generalista) BRA/USA*entradas
FIEESTO (Generalista) THA *entradas
DJ Firth (Generalista) GBR-SCT *entradas
Fissunix (Generalista) FRA *entradas
The Freelance Hellraiser (?, de los primeros en hacer mashups) GBR *entradas
DJs From Mars (EDM, electro) ITA *entradas

G
GenErik (Generalista) AUS *entradas
Girl Talk (Pop, hip hop, rock, disco) USA *entradas
Go Home Productions (Addictive TV ) (Rock) GBR *entradas
Goldram (Mainstream) USA *entradas
Grave Danger (Generalista) USA *entradas
Gunshots By Computer (Rock, hip hop, electro, dubstep) COL *entradas

H
DJ Horizon (House, EDM) DEU *entradas
Happy Cat Disco (Generalista) USA *entradas

I
IDC (Electro, indie, rock) GBR *entradas

J
Jamie Booth (Electro House) GBR-SCT *entradas
Jarod Ripley (Generalista) BEL *entradas
Jenil (Progressive House, Electro House, Tribal House, Trap) PHL *entradas
Jesse James (EDM, Melbourne Bounce) AUS *entradas
Jesus Cadena (Generalista) MEX *entradas
João Brasil (?) BRA *entradas
Jesús Cadena (?) MEX *entradas

K
Kap Slap (House, dubstep) USA *entradas
Kellys Sevlac (?) FRA *entradas
Kid Cut Up (?) USA *entradas
Kill_mR_DJ (?) CYP *entradas
King Of Pants (DJ Freddy) (?) USA *entradas

L
LeeDM101 (?) GBR *entradas
Lizzart (?) NLD *entradas
Lobsterdust (Generalista, hip hop) USA *entradas
Lloyd (Mixtapes, generalista, hip hop) GBR *entradas
Loo & Placido (Electro, rock, dubstep, de los primeros en hacer mashups) FRA *entradas
Luca Rubino (House, dance) ITA *entradas
Lucio K (?) BRA *entradas
DJ LUP (?) DEU *entradas

M
[MMM] MadMixMustang (Generalista) NLD *entradas
Madeon (Electro) FRA *entradas
Maestro Billy (?) BRA *entradas
DJ Magic Baron (Mainstream) NLD *entradas
Manu Gibert (?) ARG *entradas
Marc Johnce (Mainstream) DEU *entradas
Mario Santiago (Mainstream, House) NOR *entradas
Mashed And Confused (Rock, soul, funk) GBR *entradas
MashMike (Generalista) DEU *entradas
MashMyAs$ (Generalista, Baile Funk) BRA *entradas
Mashup-Germany (Mainstream) DEU *entradas
Mashupbambi (Retro, 80s, mystical) DEU *entradas
Maya Jakobson (Mainstream) ISR *entradas
Megamix Central (Mainstream smooth transitions) AUS *entradas
Michmash (Rock, indie, funk, black music) FRA *entradas
Mighty Mike (?) FRA *entradas
Milkman (?) USA *entradas
MixmstrStel (Mainstream) USA *entradas
DJ Morgoth (Generalista, Metal) DEU *entradas

N

O
OMULU (?) BRA *entradas
Obvious Productions (Soundhog) (?) ? *entradas

P
Paolo Monti (Retropop) ITA *entradas
Party Ben (Generalista) USA *entradas
Pheugoo (RUINMYTUNE) (Generalista) NLD *entradas
pomDeter (Generalista) GBR-SCT *entradas
Positronic! (Generalista, Electro Baile Funk) BRA *entradas
DJ Prince (Funk, disco, house, rock) NOR *entradas

R
Ram Forreal (?) USA *entradas
Rems ’79 (?) FRA *entradas
DJ Reno (Rock, electro, dubstep) FRA *entradas
DJ Rick Lee (Disco, Dance) DEU *entradas
Richard L (Generalista, Electro Baile Funk) BRA *entradas
Rino Santaniello (Mainstream) ITA *entradas
Robin Skouteris (Mainstream) GRC *entradas
DJ Rozroz (Generalista) ISR *entradas
DJ Rudec (Generalista) POR *entradas
Rudeejay (EDM) ITA *entradas
RUINMYTUNE (Pheugoo & dj BO the Man) (Electro) NLD *entradas
Ryson Remix (?) MYS *entradas

S
Starjack (EDM) DEU *entradas
Star Man (Synthwave) USA *entradas
DJ Schmolli (Generalista, Metal) AUT *entradas
DJ Scud (The Bootleague) (Electro, rock, dubstep) FRA *entradas
DJ SeVe (Generalista) DEU *entradas
Shahar Varshal (Generalista, Pop, Disco) ISR *entradas
ShyBoy (?) USA *entradas
Simone C-DeeJay (EDM) ITA *entradas
SMADALEINAD (Mainstream) CAN *entradas
SMASH (Generalista) ISR *entradas
Smija (Generalista) USA *entradas
Soundhog (?) GRB *entradas
DJ Sunsite (Generalista, mainstream, EDM) DEU *entradas

T
Thriftshop XL (?) GRB *entradas
Titus Jones (Mainstream) USA *entradas
DJ Tonic (Mainstream, Dance, House) DEU *entradas
Triple-Q (Generalista) AUS *entradas
DJ Tripp (Generalista, Disco) USA *entradas
Tristan Shout (?) USA *entradas

V
ViC (?) BEL *entradas
Voicedude (Generalista) USA *entradas
V.Sigma (Mainstream) GRC *entradas

W
The White Panda (?) USA *entradas
Wax Audio (Rock, Heavy Metal) AUS *entradas

X
Xam (Generalista) NLD *entradas
Xouth (Generalista) ARG *entradas

Y
DJ Y alias JY (Checkdissout) (?) FRA/DEU *entradas
YITT (Generalista) USA *entradas

Z

 

Sumario alfabético de los VDJs de mashup del resto del mundo (exceptuando España):
Alphabetical summary of worldwide mashup VDJs (except those from Spain):

2 Many DJ’s (Soulwax) (Generalista, techno, electro, de los primeros en hacer mashups) BEL *entradas
Addictive TV (Go Home Productions + Graham Daniels) (Rock, electro, indie) UK *entradas
BobbyG. (Editor de vídeomashups) USA *entradas
Dr. Beat (Editor de vídeomashups) DNK *entradas
iMASHUP (Editor de vídeomashups) DEU *entradas
Ithaca Audio (Estudio de composición musical y diseño visual) GBR *entradas
Jesus Cadena (Editor de vídeomashups) MEX *entradas
Loo & Placido (Electro, rock, dubstep, de los primeros en hacer mashups) FRA *entradas
Panos T. (Editor de vídeomashups) GRC *entradas
Robin Skouteris (Mainstream) GRC *entradas
TravAlma (Editor de vídeomashups) ISR *entradas

 

Sumario alfabético de las bandas de mashup del resto del mundo (exceptuando España):
Alphabetical summary of worldwide mashup bands (except those from Spain):
Smash-Up Derby (Rock, pop, metal) USA *entradas
SquarElectric (Electro) NLD *entradas

 

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If you’re a mashup artist and you aren’t in the list, don’t doubt and join it, contact with MashCat by emailing at mashcat@mashcat.net with the subject «worldwide mashup artist» and be part of the first mashup website in Spain!

 

Dj. Surda
Fundador de MashCat.net.
24 Feb. 2012


Radiocontrol – XXX Mini Mega Mixtape (mixtape)

¡Radiocontrol celebra sus 30 en clave musical mezclando 122 temas en 30 minutos!

Tras el spam de esta mañana debido a las núevas políticas de facebook de noviembre 2014 alguna cosa os teníamos que traer. E aquí un mixtape de alta calidad, del cual lo primero que nos vieno a la cabeza al escucharlo fueron los mixtapes de los grandes 2 Many DJ’s y sus As Heard On Radio Soulwax, y es que así de alto apunta Radiocontrol. Su idea inicial era hacer un mixtape eligiendo un tema por cada año de su carrera pero al final la cosa derivó en un mixtape de 122 temas en orden cronológico concebido a lo largo de 6 meses de picar piedra en Ableton; 27:40 minutos de pura heroína.

Créditos:
(1983)
1 – Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax
2 – New order – Blue Monday
3 – Michael Jackson – Billy Jean
4 – Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams
(1984)
5 – Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters
6 – Rockwell – Somebody is watching me
7 – Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
(1985)
8 – Baltimora – Tarzan Boy
(1986)
9 – Prince – Kiss
10 – Miami Sound Machine – Conga
11 – Run Dmc – Walk This Way
(1987)
12 – Beastie Boys – (You gotta) Fight for your right (to party)
13 – U2 – With or without you
14 – Ben E King – Stand by me
(1988)
15 – INXS – Need you tonight
16 – Inner City – Goodlife
17 – Guns n Roses – Sweet child o’mine
18 – Rick Astley – Never gonna give you up
(1989)
19 – Madonna – Like a prayer
20 – Tone Loc – Funky Cold Medina
21 – Roxette – The Look
(1990)
22 – Mc Hammer – U cant touch this
23 – Depeche Mode – Enjoy the silence
24 – Technotronic – Pump up the jam
25 – Snap – The Power
(1991)
26 – 2 Unlimited – Get Ready for This
27 – Dee Lite – Groove is in the heart
28 – Rozalla – Everybody’s Free
29 – Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman
(1992)
30 – Felix – Don’t You Want Me?
31 – Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
32 – Nightcrawlers – Push the Feeling On
33 – Kriss Kros – Jump
34 – Snap – Rhythm is a dancer
35 – House of Pain – Jump Around
(1993)
36 – Reel 2 Real – I Like To Move It
37 – Ace of Base – All that she wants
38 – Whigfield – Saturday Night
39 – Robin S – Show me love
(1994)
40 – Ini Kamoze – Here comes the hotstepper
41 – Primal Scream – Rocks
42 – Blur – Girls and Boys
(1995)
43 – Gloria Estefan – Turn the beat around
44 – Josh Wink – Higher State of Consciousness
45 – Corona – Rhythm of the night
(1996)
46 – Underworld – Born Slippy
47 – Everything but the girl – Missing
48 – Armand Van Helden – The Funk Phenomena
49 – Los del Rio – Macarena
50 – Daft Punk – Da Funk
(1997)
51 – Daft Punk – Around the World
52 – Run DMC vs Jason Nevins – It’s Like That
53 – Spice Girls – Wannabe
54 – Chumbawamba – Tubthumping
(1998)
55 – Mousse T. vs Hot N Juicy – Horny
56 – Will Smith – Getting jiggy with it
57 – Les Rythmes Digitales – Hey You Whats that sound
58 – Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
59 – Fatboy Slim The Rockafeller Skank
(1999)
60 – Britney Spears – (Hit me) Baby one more time
61 – Christina Aguilera – Genie in a bottle
62 – Aphex Twin – Windowlicker
63 – Gigi D’Agostino – I’ll Fly With You / La Passion
64 – Lou Bega – Mambo no. 5
65 – Mr. Oizo – Flat Beat
(2000)
66 – Alan Braxe – Intro
67 – Tok Tok vs Soffy O – Missy Queen is gonna die
68 – Artful Dodger – Re – Rewind
69 – Radiohead – Idioteque
70 – Chicken Lips – He not in
71 – Alice Deejay – Better off alone
72 – Eiffel 65 – Blue
73 – Daft Punk – One more time
74 – Spiller – Groovejet
(2001)
75 – Modjo – Lady
76 – Vitalic – La Rock
77 – Tiga & Zyntherius – Sunglasses at night
78 – EMINEM – Lose Yourself
79 – Royksopp – Eple
(2002)
80 – LCD Soundsystem – Losing my edge
81 – Octave One – Blackwater
82 – The Rapture – House of jealous lovers
83 – Felix da Housecoat – Silver Screen Shower Scene
(2003)
84 – Beyonce – Crazy in love
(2004)
85 – Jet – Are you gonna be my girl
86 – Alter Ego – Rocker
87 – Kelis – Milkshake
88 – Eric Prydz – Call on Me
(2005)
89 – Soulwax – E Talking / Nite Version
90 – MANDY vs Booka Shade – Body Language
91 – Mylo – Drop the pressure
92 – Switch – A Bit Patchy
93 – Kanye West – Gold Digger
(2006)
94 – Busta Rhymes – Touch it
95 – Daft Punk – Technologic
96 – Justice – Waters of Nazareth / Erol alkan remix
97 – Justice vs Simian Never be alone
98 – Hot Chip – Boy from School
(2007)
99 – Samim – Heater
100 – Digitalism – Pogo
101 – Hercules and Love Affair – Blind
(2008)
102 – MGMT – Kids
103 – MIA – Paper Planes
104 – DJ Mujava – Township funk
105 – The Killers – Human
(2009)
Black Eyed Peas – I gotta feeling
The Bloody Beetroots feat Steve Aoki – WARP 1.9
Pitbull – I know you want me
Kid Cudi – Day n Night
Dizzie Rascal – Bonkers
(2010)
111 – Kid Cudi – Pursuit of Happiness
112 – Ludacris – How Low
(2011)
113 – Crystal Fighters – Plage
114 – Swedish House Mafia – One
115 – LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
116 – Foster the people – Pumped up kids
117 – Avicii – Levels
118 – M83 – Midnight City
(2012)
119 – Duke Dumont – The Giver
120 – Calvin Harris – Feel so close
121 – Gotye – Somebody that I used to know
122 – PSY – Gangnam style

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Montaditos 2013

Tras un año agitado y en el que ha habido muy buenas producciones que no han acabado constando en mashcat.net (pienso sobretodo en Rubik Dude), MashCat celebró su 2º Aniversario en la Sala 1 de Razzmatazz el pasado 14/03/2013. En dicha fiesta se repartieron los primeros ejemplares del Montaditos 2013, la compilación de mashups anual centrada en la música y productores mashup de España y dirigida por DJ Surda. Ésta incluye mashups de productores previamente compilados en el Montaditos 2013Mr.k!Rubik DudeJoan CarambaPlan-B, y el mismo Surda, y nuevas incorporaciones: PAMN! DJsDJ Gato y Tetrabeat, el descubrimiento del fabuloso tema de Radio Sick así como 3 producciones extranjeras: DJ LUP (Alemania), RUINMYTUNE (Países Bajos) y DJ Rudec (Portugal).
Fotografía de cubierta de Mariona Álvarez Roig y logo MashCat de Nadar.

After a hectic year where there have been very good productions that have not been published on mashcat.net (I’m mostly talking about Rubik Dude), MashCat celebrated its 2nd Anniversary at Razzmatazz’s Sala 1 last 03/14/2013. First Montaditos 2013 ‘s copies were gifted away in that party, the annual compilation focused on mashup music and producers from Spain and edited by DJ Surda. It includes mashups from Mr.k!, Rubik Dude, Radio Sick, PAMN! DJs, Joan Caramba, Plan-B, Tetrabeat, Jejah (Neblina Sound), also from international DJs like DJ LUPRUINMYTUNE y DJ Rudec, and of course, from DJ Surda himself.
Cover art by Mariona Álvarez Roig and MashCat‘s logo by Nadar.

Gracias a los DJs y los artistas originales por hacerlo posible/Thank you so much to all the DJs and artist to make this possible.
Todos los derechos pertenecen a los autores originales/All rights reserved to the respective original artists.

 

MashCat – Montaditos 2013

Compilación mashup de los éxitos del 2013 en España
Mashup compilation of 2013 hits in Spain

Descarga todo el Montaditos 2013 en un sólo archivo zip.

Tracklist:
01. DJ Surda – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell WilliamsNile Rodgers vs. O-Zone – Give Life Back To Dragostea Din Tei (Intro)*1

02. Mr.k!Plastic Plates vs. Pet Shop Boys – A Face Like Toy

03. DJ LUP – Shakira feat. El Cata vs. Flo Rida feat. Pitbull – Can’t Believe Loca

04. Rubik DudeElvis Crespo vs. Neophyte (Yellow Claw Remix) – Suavecracking

05. DJ Surda – Major Lazer feat. Busy Signal, The Flexican & FS Green vs. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – Watch Out The Thrift Shop*1

06. Rubik DudeSpice Girls vs. Clockwork (Dillon Francis Remix) – Moomwahnnabe

07. Radio Sick – Manolo Escobar vs. David Guetta feat. Akon – Sexy Carro (2012)

08. PAMN! DJsThe Prodigy feat. Shahin Badar vs. Isabel Pantoja – Se Me Enamora El Bitch Up

09. Joan Caramba – Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc vs. Queen vs. Ashanti Floyd – Wake My Fat Bottom Up With A Violin

10. Plan-B Showtek feat. We Are Loud! & Sonny Wilson vs. Showtek feat. We Are Loud! & Sonny Wilson (Party Favor Remix) vs. Reel 2 Real feat. The Mad Stuntman – I Like The Booyah It

11. RUINMYTUNE –  Paradisio vs. Ellie Goulding – Bailando Lights

12. DJ Gato – Azealia Banks feat. Lazy Jay vs. Daft Punk – 212 Is Burnin’

13. Plan-B – Bingo Players vs. Rage Against The Machine vs. Rage Against The Machine (Spenda C Remix) vs. Rage Against The Machine (Luminox Remix) – The Rattle Of Los Angeles

14. DJ Surda – Pitbull feat. Ke$ha vs. Coyote Dax vs. Jay-Z vs. Flo Rida feat. Ke$ha – No Rompas Mi Timber Corazón*1

15. Joan Caramba – Pharrell Williams vs. Amy Winehouse vs. Gala vs. El Último De La Fila – Happy Rehab Desire


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16. Tetrabeat – Manel vs. Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette – Hello Teresa Rampell!*1

17. PAMN! DJs – Jeanette vs. LMFAO – Porque Te Vas Sexy

18. DJ Rudec Ylvis vs. Héroes Del Silencio – What Does La Chispa Say

19. Mr.k! – Lana Del Rey (Aviators Remix) vs. Coldplay – Fix You Jeans

20. Jejah (Neblina Sound) – Ana Botella vs. Devecly Bitte – Relaxing Cup Of Café Con Leche*1

DESCARGA TODO EL MONTADITOS 2013 EN UN SÓLO ARCHIVO ZIP.

*1 Canción exclusiva para esta compilación.


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Hecho únicamente con fines promocionales/Only for promotional purposes.

 

Dj. Surda
Fundador de MashCat.net.
24 Feb. 2012


3000 Reasons To Say Thank You, mixtape por Elocnep (mixtape)

Si escasos días atrás os traíamos una profunda entrevista (la primera parte) de Loo & Placido, uno de los grandes del mashup, por no decir la referencia mundial, hoy os traemos un joven talento (también francés), que se confiesa admirador de los anteriores (y quien no), y del que nosotros pronosticamos va a ser una de las siguientes referencias sino la referencia. Hablamos de Elocnep quien esta semana ha alcanzado los 3.000 «me gusta» en Facebook.
Few days ago we offered you a Loo & Placido‘s deep interview (the first part), who are one of the giants mashup world if not the world reference, today we show you a young talent (also French) who confesses fan of the previous (and who not) and we are sure he is going to be one of the future references but the reference. We are talking about Elocnep who this week reached 3.000 «likes» on Facebook.

 

Prueba de su talento es el hecho que hace tan sólo cuatro meses colgaba un tema en agradecimiento a los 1.000 «me gusta».
Proof of his talent is the fact that only four months ago he upload a mashup to thank to the 1.000 «likes».

 

La clave de su asombroso éxito? Su tercera edición de su álbum anual de mashups titulado Smash The Dancefloor 3: I’m Not Done; si os gusta la electrónica dura y el dubstep, Elocnep ya es hoy día una asignatura básica.
The clue to their amazing success? The third edition of his annual mashup album Smash The Dancefloor 3: I’m Not Done, if you like the hard electro and dubstep, Elocnep is nowadays a core subject.

 

Pero la noticia no es el álbum de Smash The Dancefloor 3: I’m Not Done, la noticia es que en agradecimiento a los 3.000 «me gusta», Elocnep ha compuesto este espeluznante mixtape: 3000 Reasons To Say Thank You. Oídlo y disfrutadlo porque no exagero (DJ Surda) cuando os digo que está entre los dos mejores mixtapes de mashup que he oído hasta el momento (el otro, el de SuperCola).
But the news is not the Smash The Dancefloor 3: I’m Not Done album, the news is that to thank to the 3,000 «likes», Elocnep has made this creepy mixtape: 3000 Reasons To Say Thank You. Listen it and enjoy it because I do not exaggerate (DJ Surda) when I say that is between the two best mashup mixtapes I’ve listened so far (the other one, SuperCola‘s mixtape).

Tracklist:
1 – ELOCNEP – We Will Dance Like K’naan To The Kings Of Rock
2 – OASIS – Wonderwall (Milo & Otis Remix)
3 – DJS FROM MARS – Internet Friends And Scary Monsters Are Back In Wonderwall
4 – ELOCNEP – Rock That Tenderoni Footwork To My Satisfaction And Lick My Extraball
5 – RENO – The Beat Is Like A Thunderstruck In New Lands When You Push The Tempo
6 – ELOCNEP – Kick Out The Hollaback Girls Motherfucker !
7 – ELOCNEP – WTF ! The Centipede Club Is Closed To Zedd’s Friends ?
8 – LOO & PLACIDO – Smash[ed] Banger
9 – PENDULUM – The Island (Shreddie Mercury Remix)
10 – ELOCNEP – I’m Looking For Molly, My Head And The Minibar
11 – LOO & PLACIDO – Dubstep Rigby
12 – LOO & PLACIDO – Watch Out For Roxanne
13 – THE BOOTLEAGUE – Decisions On The Bay
14 – ELOCNEP – The Way Bart B More Shaves It Makes Me Feel Human On The Weekends
15 – ELOCNEP – I Like To Feed The Dada When The Kangaroo Smokes On The Water
16 – ELOCNEP – The Lion Has A Good Feeling When He Dances At The Safari Starships Club

A todo esto, es su cumpleaños, así que felicidades Elocnep! ;)
By the way, today is his birthday, so happy birthday Elocnep! ;)

 

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MashCat Vol. 1 by Dj. Surda

Mezclada por el Dj. Surda, hace una ancha panorámica de lo que da de sí el mashup, yendo de lo más mainstream a lo más alternativo a través de ritmos muy bailables. Editada el domingo 03 de Junio de  2012, esta es la primera sesión producida por MashCat.


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Mixed by the Dj. Surda, it offers a broad mashup power overview, from mainstream to alternative, through the most dancing anthems. Edited on Sunday, June 03, 2012, this is the first mixtape produced by MashCat.

 

MashCat Vol. 1

Mezclado por Dj. Surda
Mixed by Dj. Surda

   

Tracklist:
01. DJ Surda – Gatito Gatito (Intro)
02. DJ SchmolliQueen vs. Michael Jackson vs. Belinda Carlisle – Jacko Breaks Free On Earth (Single Edit)
03. Tristan ShoutDepeche Mode vs. Madonna – Enough Music
04. DJ TrippDepeche Mode vs. The Black Eyed Peas – I Got Enough Feeling
05. Pitbull – I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
06. FAROFFMC Hammer vs. Eurythmics vs. New Order vs. Talking Heads vs. Donna Summer – Stop! Mashup Time
07. King Of Pants (DJ Freddy)Eurythmics vs. Lady Gaga – Sweet Judas
08. MixmstrStelDJ TrippMaroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera vs. Lady Gaga vs. David Guetta feat. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj – Where Dem Moves At, Judas?
09. Dan MeiMarc JohnceAvicii vs. Tim Berg vs. Taio Cruz feat. Flo Rida vs. Britney Spears vs. Snoop Dogg vs. ABBA vs. Stromae vs. Luciana vs. Dev – Wet Hangover On All Levels
10. ShyBoyJames Brown vs. Flo Rida vs. The Black Eyed Peas – Feel Good Feelings
11. 3LAU & Kap SlapMSTRKRFT feat. N.O.R.E. & Isis vs. LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennet & GoonRock (Sexy Ray Vision Remix) vs. Laidback Luke & Steve Aoki feat. Lil Jon (Sidney Samson Remix) vs. Afrojack vs. Bassjackers vs. Imogen Heap (Cryptex Remix) vs. Fedde Le Grand – Turbulent Rock Anthem
12. Dan MeiDon Omar feat. Lucenzo vs. Joe Jonas vs. Lady Gaga vs. Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson – Bad Danza Kuduro Love Slayer
13. DJ EarlybirdWhitney Houston vs. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Dance With Somebody
14. Mighty MikeYelle vs. Cyndi Lauper – Yelle Just Wants To Have Fun
15. DJ Y alias JY – Duffy vs. Duffy (Dunproofin’ ThankFul Mix) vs. The Doobie Brothers – Duffy Train Running
16. XamLloyd vs. The Black Eyed Peas vs. Duffy – Dedication To My Black Eyed Duffy
17. DJ MorgothThe Black Eyed Peas vs. Rammstein – Du Hast Das Feeling
18. ?*1Ram Jam vs. C+C Music Factory – Gotta Make Betty Sweat
19. Obvious Productions (Soundhog) – Justice vs. Simian vs. The Gossip – Standing In The Way Of Your Friends
20. Madeon – Pop Culture (Live Mashup)*2
21. [MMM] MadMixMustangBob Marley & The Wailers vs. The Cure – Boys No Cry
22. 3LAU – Knife Party vs. Nicky Romero vs. Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris vs. LMFAO – We Found House (3LAU Modertalking Bootleg)
23. Sak Noel – Loca People (Acapella)
24. DJ Magic BaronTaio Cruz feat. Flo Rida vs. Katy Perry – The One That Got A Hangover

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Notas:
* Autoría desconocida.
** Tracklist en YouTube.

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Hecha únicamente con fines promocionales/Only for promotional purposes.

 

Dj. Surda
Fundador de MashCat.net.
24 Feb. 2012


A Plus D = Bootie: SXSW Music Interview (entrevista)

El día ha amanecido con una entrevista a A Plus D por parte de Yourmusicradar. Para los que aún vayáis despistados, A Plus D són uno de los referentes mundiales del mashup, creadores de la fiesta mashup más grande del mundo, y que el 14 de Abril tendremos en Barcelona en la Razzmatazz.
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SXSW is here and that can only mean one thing for A Plus D the Bootie Mashup pioneers!!! Yep, they’re hitting Austin for 2 monster mashup parties in March (SXSWi for Mashable and their own showcasing party for SXSW Music). We simply cannot wait to catch them in action doing what they do so well.

You know when mashups are done well when you listen to the original ‘unmashed’ track and wish it was the mashed version. We had that same experience only a couple of weeks ago when we caught Kanye West live and he played ‘Gold Digger’ (sorry Kanye). It just wasn’t the same when it wasn’t mashed over the Beethoven’s 5th track taken from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack (check it out here).

So, what do you know about A Plus D and Bootie Mashup? If you are scratching your head, here is a little background info.

San Francisco-based DJ duo A Plus D – aka Adrian & Mysterious D, have forged a hard-earned reputation as crowd-pleasing selectors who not only shamelessly bridge the gaps between genres, but between the alternative and the mainstream. As tireless torchbearers of the mashup artform, the colorful duo spin a bootlegged blend of pop, electro, indie, hip hop, rock, ’80s & ’90s retro, and whatever else moves a dance floor. No matter what it is though, they know how to bring the party.

Their first mashup bootleg party in the United States and the biggest one in the world was launched in San Francisco in 2003. Since then, after starting a sister club in Los Angeles in 2005, they’ve since launched regular Bootie parties in New York City, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Boston, Rio, London, Hong Kong, and many more – not to mention various one-offs around the globe from Brazil to Beijing.

We did a Q&A with A Plus D before they head to Austin to see what else is in store for Bootie Mashup in 2012:

We first got into A Plus D a few years back with one of our favourite mashups of yours, the Robyn vs. Cure ‘Close To Konichiwa Bitches’ track. We know all of your mashups are pretty awesome but is there one favourite mashup that you’ve done over the years that you come back to time and time again?

It seems like our rap/disco/classical mashup “Beethoven’s Fifth Gold Digger” (Kanye West vs. Beethoven vs. Walter Murphy) just never quite goes away. It’s a perennial favorite, and for a DJ, it’s one of those “In Case of Emergency Break Glass” tracks — it never fails for the dance floor!

Which mashup has had the best reaction from the crowds you’ve played at your Bootie Mashup Parties (either one you’ve done or one you’ve played)?

The answer to that question changes from month to month, depending on what current songs are hot at the moment, or new mashups that we find or make.

Classic tracks like DJ John’s “It Take Two to Kiss” (Prince vs. Rob Base vs. Junior Senior) stand the test of time, and always fill the dance floor. And there are tracks like “Party & Bullshit (In The USA)” (Notorious B.I.G. vs. Miley Cyrus) that always make the crowd giggle and people can’t help but enjoy the guilty pleasure of it.

Of course, we also have electro-bangers from our favorite thumpy bootleggers DJs From Mars. And there are so many great “hands in the air” tracks, often using current hits. Another big Bootie “all-time hit” is our own A Plus D “Don’t Stop Believing in Planet Rock” mashup, which is Journey backed by Afrika Bambaataa, an epic sing-along at Bootie every time.

Again, this is a hard question, because there are so many “Bootie hits” over the years!

Have you ever had any of the artists you’ve mashed give you compliments on their tracks or even said that you’ve made the tracks even better?

Le Tigre absolutely LOVED our “Decepta-Freak-On” — our second mashup ever — which mashed them up with Missy Elliott. They posted it to their web site, and whenever they would do guest DJ sets, they would play it. Supposedly, it got them into talks with Missy Elliott’s people to work on a collaboration (which unfortunately never happened).

More recently, Bay Area buzzworthy up-and-comer Kreayshawn apparently loved our mashup featuring her debut hit “Gucci Gucci,” a track that we mashed up, backing it with five other female artists from the past 30 years — including her mom’s old surf-punk band, The Trashwomen! She re-tweeted it and big-upped it to her followers. We’re perhaps the first ever producers to mash up an artist with their mom!

Kreayshawn vs. Toni Basil vs. Le Tigre vs. The Ting Tings vs. The Trashwomen vs. The Go-Go’sGucci Gucci Girl Power

With all of your Bootie Mashup Parties around the world, is there anywhere you want to get out to over the coming months that you’ve not listed yet?

Bootie Antarctica! No seriously, we would love to throw a party at a scientific research base there! But more realistically, Tokyo is somewhere we’d love to throw a Bootie party, but we just haven’t made the connection with the right promoters there. Closer to home, we’re also working on a Bootie Las Vegas.

At this point though, we’ve got more cities that want Bootie than we have time and resources to do it. We get at least one email a week from somewhere around the world asking us to bring a Bootie party there. We wish we could do them all!

But for now, we choose very carefully, city by city, depending on the opportunity. We’re very much a “mom and pop” organization that has been blessed to finally grow to pretty epic heights. However, the “mom and pop of mashups” currently need a bigger team in place to help us run things, so we can continue to spread the Bootie gospel around the globe!

There are a lot (a lot lot lot) of people who have been putting mashups out there online. Some are golden nuggets of ear joy that work so well and some are definitely not a treat for the senses. What’s the best advice you could give budding mashup DJ’s to help them get their mashups right?

There are three bits of advice we can give budding mashup DJs:

First off, don’t make a “what’s the point” mashup. Sure, those two current pop songs may mash up together. But who cares? There’s nothing clever, genre-clashed, or interesting about it. It misses the entire point of mashup culture.

Secondly, don’t just learn to line up beats — learn some music theory as well, so your two (or more) songs are in the same (or complimentary) musical keys. Anyone can learn to beatmatch, but that skill is only one small part of a successful mashup creation, a fact lost on many (many many many) DJs who create bad-sounding, out-of-key tracks — including some famous mashup artists, whose names we will not mention.

And lastly, cramming more and more tracks and parts and samples into one mashup often doesn’t make it better — it makes it less song-like and usually has less impact than a more traditional mashup (unless your a master like Titus Jones or DJ Earworm who both understand song structure implicitly).

You’re scheduled to play two SXSW mashup parties at Austin in March. How does it feel to be playing SXSW, where some of the big names in the music industry have showcased and been keynote speakers over the years?

We’ve been forging our own path for so long, and doing things so D.I.Y. — and not relying on traditional music industry protocol — that somehow we ended up skipping SXSW every year. But it feels awesome to be going to Austin this year … finally! And not necessarily “hoping to be discovered,” but to bring our own party to the table. And being invited by Mashable to spin at their annual SXSW party is just so much bonus. So we’re excited!

When did you find out that you had been officially listed to play? (We saw that some acts only found out the very day the full schedule was released & some even found out on their Twitter feed from fans)

We actually added the Mashable SXSW gig soon after we played their CES party in Vegas. They’re an awesome company, and we just instantly vibed with them really well, and some of their audience were Bootie fans, so it was a great fit, and they invited us to play their SXSWi party.

While our Sunday night Bootie mashup-style DJ gig with Mashable is an official SXSW event, our own Thursday Bootie Austin party is “unofficial” (no badge required!) Yes, the Bootie D.I.Y. aesthetic remains true, even at SXSW.

Are you going to be able to mix business with pleasure at SXSW and catch any conference sessions and gigs when you’re there or will your working commitments mean it will be a fleeting trip to Austin?

We ALWAYS mix business with pleasure! Not sure of our full schedule yet, but we plan to hang out and schmooze like everyone else … and we’ll be hanging out with our friends in local Austin mashup rock band More Cowbell … and eating some great Tex-Mex! We also anticipate perhaps adding a DJ set here, or a live vocal mashup performance there, if the opportunity arises.

Which bands and DJs on the schedule will you be trying to catch?

To be honest, we need to go through the schedule with a highlighter, which — given our current schedule — will probably be happening on a flight from San Francisco to Austin! I think we’ll just go where the wind, and our friends, take us most of the time.

As you’re listed as a SXSW artist, do you get a guaranteed Willy Wonka’s golden ticket to catch Bruce Springsteen play or are you in the same boat as every other attendee that is hoping to get to catch ‘The Boss’ in action?

Bruce Springsteen is playing? See above answer! ;) I guess we’ll see if there is any SXSW magic!

What’s next after SXSW for A Plus D and the Bootie Mashup Parties in 2012?

The day after our Bootie Austin SXSW party, we fly to New York to do our Bootie St. Paddy’s Mashup Party, then two days later fly to China to do Bootie Shanghai and Bootie Hong Kong … all while making sure our parties back home in San Francisco and LA go off without a hitch in our absence! After that, we are doing a tour of Europe, playing our Bootie partners’ parties starting with London (our 3rd Annual Party), then onto France, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, and doing Barcelona for the first time, as well as opening a Bootie in Budapest (Bootie-pest?!).

Our plans for 2012 should really involve us trying to clone ourselves in order to bring Bootie to more cities, but if cloning technology can’t keep up with our career ambitions, then perhaps we’ll simply resort to delegating! Between all the parties we throw now, we have an amazing crew of mashup DJs and producers to pimp out!

Bootie Austin SXSW

We can’t wait for all the great things that 2012 has in store for A Plus D and all things bootie in 2012 and beyond. If you are heading to SXSW and are there for the interactive and/or music sessions, we seriously recommend you get along to some of the action that A Plus D will be giving out at either the Mashable SXSWi party on Sunday March 11 at Buffalo Billiards or their official party on Thursday March 15 at the Hangar Lounge.  We definitely will be along for the ride at their official party on Thursday and you should be too!!!!

In the meantime, if you want to check out all things A Plus D and their Bootie Mashups, get your fix at their official site here.

Check out the Best of Bootie 2011 below and one of their fine mashups too.


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