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September 18, 2008

Ok so, yeah sorry about not updating this blog ever ever ever. I started working and have been simply waaaay too tired. More importantly, I think I’m tired of mashups? I dunno, I just feel really weird about myself when I meet people and they’re like “Oh I love your music! Esp. the one with Biggie and Cake!”. On one hand, I’m extremely flattered, but on the other hand, that’s “my music”? Am I a “Mashup Artist”? Basically, I’m not letting my self do any more mashups until I do some completely original stuff. Or at least some original remixes.

Also, I found out that someone already uses the artist/DJ name “PBR Street Gang”. I’ve never really liked a name as much as I liked that one. So I gotta think of something new. Something that doesn’t need the prefix DJ, something that doesn’t sound too genre or era specific, something that sounds like it means something but still doesn’t really mean anything instantly to anyone. Oh, and it has to roll off the tongue.

ANYways, here’s what will become of this blog (in no particular order):

a) I have some more mashups that I haven’t posted yet, so those will be up here in a bit (just not now because my internet won’t have it).

b) I realize that most of the files I’ve posted have expired on zshare, and zshare doesn’t work for a lot of people, and zshare puts soft-core porn all over your screen when you visit it, so I’m going to secure some sort of permanent file hosting solution, and put a comprehensive list of permanent links on a permanent page on this blog so you can access anything any time. Heck, maybe have some sort of streaming function, so you don’t even have to download all of it.

c) Probably more mixes. If anyone is even interested in that?

d) Any original songs/remixes I may happen to do.

e) A short remix EP I did last summer. Think the Grey Album, but instead of Jay-Z, any rapper is game, and instead of the Beatles… Jon Brion. From his movie soundtrack stuff.

Ok, more (actual) posts to come, I swear.

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Dead Prez vs. Digitalism, Raheem Devaughn also vs. Digitalism

September 1, 2008

A while back I went Missy Elliot crazy. Today I’m going (slightly less) Digitalism crazy.

Hell New (Dead Prez vs. Digitalism)

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Text Mashages (Raheem Devaughn vs. Digitalism)

Lloyd vs. Delete, Justin Timberlake vs. Bumblebee Unlimited

August 28, 2008

To begin with, is it possible to make retractions in this mashupblogging thing? Cause remember this one I posted?

Get It Kelly (Lloyd vs. Van She)

Yeah? No? Either way, just never mind that one, now. THIS is what I SHOULD’VE done.

Sink It Shawty (Lloyd, Young Joc vs. Delete)

Yes, yes, much better. Alright, this one… I just want to say I’ve never heard two songs that work together like these two do. In fact when I first made this (a while ago) my original idea was to do mashups only of modern rap/pop/R&B songs (check) and old obscure-ish disco. Lemme know what you think.

Like a Ladybug (Justin Timberlake, Clipse vs. Bumblebee Unlimited)

Ooooh, SebastiAn recently released a collection of remixes. Did you know? I love SebastiAn.

Revl9n-Walking Machine (SebastiAn Remix)

In other news: all my friends went back to school. It’s been raining for too long, and training for my new job is the most [insert negative adjective] thing I’ve done in a long time. At least Man Man understands. Or sounds like they do.

Man Man- Big Trouble

Lil’ Mama vs. Air, Yin Yang Twins vs. Get Shakes

August 26, 2008

Oops, late post. Mashups!

Strike a Venus (Lil\’ Mama vs. Air)

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Drop It Sister (Yin Yang Twins vs. Get Shakes)

There’s never a bad time for some KB.

Karl Blau- Sky

I just made an omelet and I miss everyone I know.

Big Boi vs. LCD Soundsystem, Young Joc vs. Beck

August 21, 2008

Ok, back to the grind. I need to get back on some mashups, I’m falling behind after doing those mixes. Oh well.

Kryptulations (Big Boi vs. LCD Soundsystem)

and another old one until I get some more new ones together.

Young Joc vs. Beck

Yeah, I can’t think of a witty little mashup title for that one. I just finished Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”. I liked it.

The Mash Tape Vol.1 + Back to School Minimix

August 17, 2008

Hooray. I think I’ve posted enough mashups by now to justify a little mix-tape comp of sorts. Not all of them are in it, just my favorites and those that I thought would work well together, in one glorious continuously mixed shot of an mp3. Also included is a “Back to School Minimix” for you to blare loud enough to drown out the awkward “Oh HEY! So…. how was your summer? Yeah, mine too. Ready for classes?”. Not to mention a little intro mash thing made just for this mixtape. I know, I know, you can barely contain your excitement. Well, you can grab that thing-kind-of-thing here:

Intro Action (Yo Majesty vs. Justice vs. Mary Lou Retton)

And the whole shebang in .zip form riiiiiight here:

Mash Tape Vol. 1 + BK2SCHLMNMX

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, PBR Street Gang is my DJ name I guess. As opposed to my blogging name. This will undoubtedly result in massive confusion and my mp3s being lost in your iTunes forever. Well, if they made it there in the first place then I guess I’m doing alright. Later.

No wait, ohmygoodness what’s wrong with me. Here’s the track lists?

Mash Tape Vol. 1:

1. Roc Boys Get It Together (Jay-Z vs. The Go! Team)
2. I Turn Missy Elliot On (Spoon vs. Missy Elliot, Ludacris)
3. Cracker Jack Toucher (Busta Rhymes vs. Prinzhorn Dance School)
4. Dat Zone (Shawty Putt, Too $hort, Lil John vs. To My Boy)
5. Get Y/UR A-Punk On (Vampire Weekend vs. Missy Elliot)
6. Speaking in Mashups (Eagles of Death Metal v. Lil Wayne)
7. Feel Bad (Gorillaz v. Dr. Dre, Eminem)
8. She’s A Flying Lotus (Flying Lotus vs. Missy Elliot)
9. Where The Magic Spells At (Crystal Castles vs. Nelly)
10. Drop It, Sister (Get Shakes v. Yin Yang Twins)
11. Never Wit Ya (Cake vs. The Notorious B.I.G.)
12. We Be Mashin’ (Soulwax v. Sean Paul)
13. My Backspace (Kieran, Young Joc, Shawty Lo vs. Mascotte)
14. Paris Get Low (MSTRKRFT v. Flo Rida)
15. The Way Spoon Are (Timbaland vs. Spoon) 3:33
16. Kiss Boy (Chris Brown, T-Pain vs. Yeah Yeah Yeah’s)
17. Ashanti of Gravity (Yo La Tengo vs. Ashanti)
18. Front to Pinback (T.I.P. vs. Pinback)
19. Got Crystal (Lil’ Wayne, T-Pain vs. Crystal Castles)

Back to School Minimix:

1. Rye Rye- Gangsta Girl
2. Yelle- Jogging
3. Basement Jaxx- Red Alert
4. Kano- I’m Ready
5. Soulwax- NY Lipps
6. M.I.A.- XR2
7. DJ Blaqstarr feat. Rye Rye- Shake It to the Ground
8. Yr Party Is Dying- My Backspace
9. Justice- DVNO
10. Muscles- Sweaty (SHAZAM remix)
11. Yr Party Is Dying- Speaking in Mashups
12. Cool Kids- Basement Party
13. Thunderheist- Jerk It
14. N.E.R.D.- Everyone Nose (DJ DLO remix)
15. John Legend feat. Andre 3000- Green Light (MSTRKRFT remix)
16. Danger- 11h30

Ok, actually done.

Nelly vs. Crystal Castles, Lloyd vs. Van She

August 15, 2008

Been working on a demo disc and a mixtape of all my mashups thus far (mostly so you can get them all in one nice download). Until then,

Where the Crystal Castles At (Nelly vs. Crystal Castles)

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Get It Kelly (Lloyd vs. Van She)

And two songs I’ve been loving recently

N.E.R.D.- Everyone Nose (DJ DLO Remix)

Could anything be better than my favorite moment on Seeing Sounds extended for two and a half minutes? Yes. Rye Rye could be

The Count and Sinden feat. Rye Rye- Hardcore Girls

Beyonce vs. Yo La Tengo, Kieran vs. Mascotte

August 8, 2008

I really need to fancy-up this blog, visually. I know, I’m working on it. Crap, who invited the mashups?

My Backspace (Kieran, Young Joc, Shawty Lo vs. Mascotte)

and deeeeeeein…

Get Me Sweatered (Beyonce vs. Yo La Tengo)

And since I know you’re just dying to know what I’m listening to these days…

The Glimmers- Physical

and hey, I can actually relate to Weezy when it comes to this blog. “…cause I don’t write sh*t cause I ain’t got time”. Thanks to Disco Dust for this one. Not to mention CCC for the amazing remix.

Lil Wayne- A Milli (Chewy Chocolate Cookies remix

Shawty Putt vs. To My Boy, Dr. Dre vs. Gorillaz

August 4, 2008

I wish I was still road-tripping. I wish I could build a new digital DJing setup without spending all my money. I wish, I wish, I hope you like these.

Dat Zone (Shawty Putt, Too Short, Lil Jon vs. To My Boy)

I think that song ^ is hilarious, especially the third verse. “You better call Petey Pablo, didn’t he say your name on Freek-a-Leek?” The next one is pretty old, but I have to post it sometime.

Feel Bad (Dr. Dre, Eminem vs. Gorillaz)

And two tracks that are burning a hole in my hard drive:

Boy 8-Bit- The Suspense Is Killing Me

and

DJ Blaqstarr- Supastarr

Lil’ Wayne vs. Crystal Castles, T.I.P. vs. Pinback

August 1, 2008

How much time have I spent in cars recently? So. So much time in cars.

Got Crystal (Lil\’ Wayne, T-Pain vs. Crystal Castles)

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Front to Pinback (T.I.P. vs. Pinback)

Dinosaur Comics was especially relevant (to this blog) a few days ago. I admit, Dinosaur Comics is always relevant.