Mash ups generally leave me cold, there’s only so many r ‘n’ b vocals over dancehall riddims which don’t quite work together you can handle.
With a palette of the entire history of recorded sound, it still amazes me how many people choose to plagiarise the same old stuff… but fortunately there are still some exceptions.
Dalecooper Presents… The Good, The Bad & The Remixed. – Sizzla vocals over spaghetti western soundtracks! (Via computerstyle).
Proper obsessive attention to detail – it doesn’t all work so well to my ears, but there is definitely enough here to warrant a download and investigation.
Abashakti on Youtube has been causing quite a stir with his humourous mashups of pop hits and UK Soundsystem stalwarts like Shaka, Abashanti and Iration Steppas.
I know it’s incredibly childish and disrespectful, but it always brings a smile to my face. And I can’t help feeling that the joke is on the uber-serious fans who leave comments, rather than the soundsystem operators themselves (who by all accounts have a sense of humour). I’m sure this is done with affection, otherwise why would you bother, right? It’s the little touches like the distorted overdriven sound which show this is by an insider with tongue firmly placed in cheek.