Best of Bootie 2007 January 13, 2008
Best of Bootie 2007 is a collection of the 21 best mashups of 2007 compiled by DJs Adrian & the Mysterious D. It can be downloaded for free, and there’s a track by a guy called DJ Moule on it (you need to be French to really get the kick out of DJ Moule’s name). How could you not give this album a spin?
a mashup or bootleg is a song or composition created from the combination of the music from one song with the a cappella from another. It allows to listen to well-known song with a brand new angle, and despite some hit-and-misses, but it’s always interesting.
Galvanize The Empire (Chemical Brothers vs. John Williams) by Party Ben has an interesting Star Wars theme that will appeal to geeks. Go Home Productions give us a good rendition of Fever using the rhythm of The Passenger on Passenger Fever (Peggy Lee vs. Iggy Pop). Fade To Pretty Vacant (Visage vs. Sex Pistols vs. The Charlatans vs. Fun Lovin’ Criminals vs. Nouvelle Vague) by Copycat is also very nice, helped by the good basis that Fade To Grey is.
I feel bad for criticizing my fellow Frenchman DJ Moule, but I did not like Sympathy For Teen Spirit (Rolling Stones vs. Queen vs. Nirvana). Similarly, I have issues with Funky Goes To Hollywood (Wild Cherry vs. Frankie Goes To Hollywood) by Earworm; all the energy from Play That Funky Music builds up, but the chorus in this mashup is the one from Relax, which feels frustrating.
Phantom On The Bottom (The Lady Tigra vs. Justice), Don’t Stop Believin’ In Planet Rock (Journey vs. Afrika Bambaataa) or More Than On Point (House of Pain vs. Boston) are other tracks that I do not care too much for.
On the other hand, Say It Right Away (Nelly Furtado vs. The Egg vs. Madonna) by Earworm (using The Egg’s Walking Away as the basis of the track), Divide & Kreate’s Illiterate City (Jackson 5 vs. Guns N’ Roses) (associating Jackson 5 lyrics with Guns N’ Roses music), and especially DJ Magnet’s Love Comes Running Up That Hill Quickly (Placebo vs. Pet Shop Boys vs. Kate Bush) are excellent.
Go listen to it. Below are a couple of excerpt to give you a taste.
Listen to: Say It Right Away (Nelly Furtado vs. The Egg vs. Madonna)
Listen to: Love Comes Running Up That Hill Quickly (Placebo vs. Pet Shop Boys vs. Kate Bush)