Monday, May 9, 2011

Night Cry (Early Bird Edition)


Dark sinister clowns have stolen the country music from Johnny Cash, which has made Johnny very very sad.

But with the energetic help of some old Yello, and a few additional funky loops/stems I found lying around (including some sounds from an old pinball machine), Johnny's Cry Cry Cry can be heard in a whole different funktronic light.

Night Cry (Early Bird Edition) was originally released on Envision's The 3rd World: Annual Genre-Smashed compilation. Unfortunately, the IFPI had the album download removed.

Fortunately, you can still enjoy my funktronic mash-up track here using the player below. You can also enjoy the funky mash-up video I put together for this track (available on YouTube and Vimeo for everyone's global viewing pleasure).

Night Cry (Early Bird Edition)
Johnny Cash - Cry, Cry, Cry
Yello - Night Flanger
Qubic - a few sound loops/stems I found lying around
3:07 / 320 kbps / 7.3 MB

Monday, April 25, 2011

The 3rd World Annual Genre-Smashed Compilation

The 3rd World Annual Genre-Smashed Compilation

The 3rd World Annual Genre-Smashed Compilation mash-up album, compiled and presented by Envision, was officially released earlier today, containing 44 tracks from 29 DJ's and mash-up producers. The theme... Smash the genre and bring the track(s) into a new world of sound.

What is the real meaning of the theme? The idea is to take two or more original songs and combine them into a mash-up production such that the resulting genre is different than the genre of the original songs. Or more commonly... the resulting mash-up production is a different genre than the original genre of the predominant vocals.

Why am I promoting this compilation? I produced a zany psycho funketronic mash-up track, called Night Cry (Early Bird Edition), as well as a video to go along with it, which have both been released on this compilation.

You can watch my video and download the entire album (with my zany mash-up track) at

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Q-Picks 2010

Q-Picks 2010 - 400

It's been a couple of years since I posted my yearly favourite music picks. I'm not sure why I didn't post one last year, but here's my favourite picks of songs and albums that were released in 2010...

Favourite Mash-up Songs

  1. LeeDM101 - Roxanne's Tainted Fly [link]
  2. [MMM] MadMixMustang - You Rock My Rock [link ]
  3. DJ Lobsterdust - Steady Romance [link]
  4. DJ Clive$ter - Mas Que Amor [link]
  5. Simon Iddol - We are in the Go-Go Club [link]
  6. G3RSt - I've Seen That Paranoid Face Before [link]
  7. KrazyBen - Hypersonic Sweet Music [link]
  8. Tweylo - Personality in Bloom [link]
  9. PiotreQ - Good Times Bite the Dust [link]
  10. Stay Away Music (S.A.M.) - Boiled Hamma [link]
  11. mARKYbOY - The Rain Thief [link]
  12. Chocomang - One Chair [link]
  13. DJ Morgoth - Stylo It's No Good [link]

Favourite Commercial Songs

  1. Laurie Anderson - Only an Expert
  2. Diane Birch - This Corrosion
  3. k.d. lang - Hallelujah (Vancouver Winter 2010 Version)
  4. Laurie Anderson - Transitory Life
  5. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Save Me
  6. Holy Fuck - Red Lights
  7. Laurie Anderson - Lost Art of Conversation
  8. Goldfrapp - Rocket
  9. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Pulse
  10. Bryan Ferry - Alphaville
  11. Ok Go - This Too Shall Pass
  12. Goldfrapp - Head First
  13. Sarah McLachlan - Loving You is Easy

Favourite Albums

  1. Laurie Anderson - Homeland
  2. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - History of Modern
  3. Diane Birch - The Velveteen Age (with the Phenomenal Handclap Band)
  4. Goldfrapp - Head First
  5. Mashup Industries - Café del Mash Vol. 2 [link]
  6. Holy Fuck - Latin
  7. CjR Mix / Bynar - Dangerous Power (The Boot EP) [link]
  8. Tangerine Dream - Booster III
  9. Bryan Ferry - Olympia
  10. Sarah McLachlan - Laws of Illusion
  11. Sound Unsound - Chillax [link]
  12. Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back