Who wold have thought that The Darkness would sound great as a disco anthem?
“So we need to sign this rapper, because rap is cool, but not everyone likes rap, so we’d better get him to sing. It needs to be poppy enough for radio, but also a bit rocky to give it edge – in fact put a guitar on so it sounds a bit rocky – but really the production needs to be dubstep, for the kids, but we can’t be too alienating, so we’d better put a trance riff in as the hook.”
Simply beautiful video and audio mashup by Phil Retrospector taken from the awesome MASHED POPPED PUNKED mashup album, which you can download here. 3 songs, 2 movies, creating something new and moving.
The Young Punx return for their second studio album, a startling and inventive exploration of the deliberate destruction of genre boundaries in electronic music. Probably the first album in history to have toyed with drum and bass, heavy metal, electropop and cuban timba within the first 5 minutes (!) “Mashpop and Punkstep” is a vibrant manifesto for the next generation of mashup music. Featuring the epic collaboration with Memphis hip hop Don ‘Count Bass D’ – “Ready For the Fight” (already heard as the theme music for EA Games “Fight Night 4″ and as official entry music for world middleweight champion Arthur Abraham), the J-pop electro disco of SugarCandySuperNova and the Ragga House of “Juice and Gin” the album spans Puccini Opera, Punk rock, hip hop, synth pop, Japanese rock and much more…
“[The Young Punx are...] jubilantly shredding genre boundaries, swooping like crack crazed Magpies to grab their favourite shiny bits with maniacal gusto” – Clash Magazine
“It’s like a cross-section of contemporary music, totally amazing” – Disco Demons Blog
“I think Mashpop and Punkstep is already one of the best party albums this year!” – Extra New Music Blog
I do declare I have discovered the most 80s thing in existence. This appears to be the high water mark for eightiesness. The one moment in which every 80s cliché invented is rolled together into one giant, non ironic monstrosity, after which the wave broke and stage was set for grunge and acid house to burn down the party. Essentially what you are about to see looks like a world where a Cyndi Lauper / Madonna clone and Billy Idol spend their time driving a slightly lame car through a dry ice laced cocaine factory. It’s an MTV advert for the Plymouth Duster, a car that was actually pretty cool in the early 70s, but by 1985 couldn’t be saved by a desperate attempt to surround it with every single signifier of youth cool the guys at the ad agency could rustle up. Brace yourself.
Chat Roulette + Dude Improvising Songs on the Piano= WIN
Awesome fan generated video mashup here with the incredible Bestrack remix of Phonat Love Hits The Fan cut to Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal video. A great idea but really well executed too!
Big Room ravey disco electro action from the heart of the London Underground. Dalston gay mafia sounds!
This month Newham Generals, upcoming grime superstars from Dizzee Rascal’s posse, drop by the studio for live PAs, freestyles, drinks, a laugh and the best in new electronic music…
Music in this show : The Young Punx – ‘Ready For The Fight (Phonat’s Punkstep Mix)’, Example – ‘Time Machine’, Phonat – ‘Love Hits The Fan (Bestrack Remix)’, Breakage – ‘Hard (Feat. Newham Generals)’ LIVE PA, Newham Generals – ‘Head Get Mangled’ LIVE PA, Lorenze Rhode – ‘Something Hot feat. Snax (Savage Skulls Mix), Phoenix – ‘Lisztomania (Alex Metric Remix)’, Sub Focus – ‘Rock It’, Footsie – Freestyle, Count Bass D – ‘Dwight Spitz’, Starkillers – ‘Bitch Ass Trick’, Dee Double E – Freestyle, Newham Generals – ‘Dat Guy’ LIVE PA, Warrior One – ‘Bad Like Jimmy Cliff’, Newham Generals – ‘No Matter’ LIVE PA, Amanda Palmer – ‘Leeds United’, MVSEUM – ‘French Jeans (Dada Life Remix)’, Ocelot – Our Time (Calvertron Remix), MC Paul Barman – ‘Excuse You’, Boy George – ‘Amazing Grace (Acoustic Chillout Version)’, The Vapours – ‘Turning Japanese’, The Young Punx – ‘Final Destination’, Gotye – ‘Learnalilgivinanlovin’
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