So Amazing Baby blogged the other day on a new kind of mixing, namely for recession hit, stoner bands moonlighting as DJs with just a laptop and a pair of YouTubes at their disposal.
Their method is simple: find two tracks on YouTube (ie PM Dawn’s ‘Set Adrift On Memory Bliss’ and the track it samples – Spandau Ballet’s ‘True’) and flick between them, nodding a half-baked head sagely at your own genius.
Have a go if you wish:
In keeping with the ’90s slow jamz tip, I tried this out with Warren G vs Tina Turner’s classic ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ and its bottomless sack of golden philosophical nuggets. Ie: “Back around 92-93 you didn’t give a damn about Warren G/Now that I’m swinging platinum LPs all of a sudden you want my n.u.t.s.”.
It doesn’t really work. What DOES work though, is mashing up visuals from one and music from the other. This yields innumerable discoveries, like the fact that Rainbow’s ‘I Surrender’ makes much better trailer music for ‘The Wrestler’ than what they’re currently using.
And, if you time it right, Bond and The Prodigy make good bedfellows.
What this means for the future of entertainment is diddly squat, but have a go and let us know what your best YouTube mixes are.
Anyway, the Brooklyn hippies managed to tear themselves away from the laptop long enough to finish this new track. Let me know what you think.
They’re playing a Shockwaves NME Awards show at the Shepherds Bush Empire this Friday with Mystery Jets & Little Boots – see you there.