Cream of Mash Up 2011 by blessedlovestudio
Max Tannone: Mos Dub- In My Math
Freqnik & WDRE : Black & Yellow Reggae Mashup
Max Tannone : Dub Kweli-Panta Move
J Star – Regulate Rock
DJ Moodz : Jackson 5-ABC- Remix
Jimi Needles : M.I.A vs The Honey Drippers - Paper Presidents
Freqnik & WDRE: The Message vs The Message Funk Mashup
Jimi Needles: Dizzee Rascal vs Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Sirens
The Gaff : Bring the Noise
DJ Tommy2Bob : Champ V Tramp mash
Blade : The Coming Is Near
Hi Karate : I Got Soul
???- One for The Money
DJ Tommy 2Bob: Let's Breath & Stop
DJ Tommy 2Bob : Dangerous Horn
Here at BLS we are still huge fans of the mash up genre and present to you today a roundup of some of the best mash up artists out there. The great thing is that nearly all of them are from Soundcloud and can be downloaded for free. Below the tracklist for the mix we have pasted in the original tracks (with no radio edits, we had to censor the mix for broadcast)
We have chosen to select dub, reggae and funk tracks combined with 90’s era hip hop accapella’s, which to be honest always seem to work the best on a mash up level.
A couple of artists we have to big up in particular for their genius level mashology. Firstly New York based producer & DJ Max Tannone who is represented here by the excellent track ‘Panta Move’ which combines Talib Kweli’s ‘Move Something’ with Lee Scratch Perry’s incredibly influential riddim track ‘Black Panta’. I heard about Max from trawling my favourite NYC record shop Turntable Lab and seeing his album of Talib Kweli versus Dub Reggae called ‘Dub Kweli’. A bit of research and i found the album had been bootlegged from his own free upload on his website.Max has uploaded both the Dub Kweli album and his Mos Def versus Reggae album and the incredibly useful (for any potential mash up producer) instrumentals for free download.
Next up is probably the most well known of all the producers here is Londons own J Star. We have been buying and playing out his 7" for years and i have nearly worn out my copy of his stylus stimulating classic hip hop/reggae mash up 'Tooting Gangstar' (Toots and the Maytals versus Gangstar- its on our mixtape UK Bass Culture Vol2) His Soundcloud page is as good as anywhere to start and you can get some of vinyl releases still on the aforementioned Turntablelab.
But its back to NYC for 'Producers, Party Rockers & Record Nerds' Freqnik and WDRE who really get the party started on the mixtape with thier inspired funky reggae version of Wiz Khalifa's Black & Yellow, and just when you thought you were two bored of 'The Message' mashups they produce an almost definitive mix of Grandmaster Flash's slightly corny social message track that rumour has it they were instructed to produce by the pony tails in A&R .
Another UK DJ & Mashup producer rinsing out the Soundcloud community is 'bootlegger extrordinaire' Jimi Needles . This guy really knows his battle breaks and adds quirky, complex jazz and funk rythms to MIA & Dizzy Rascal on the two tracks we have selected. We also loved Canada's The Gaff's mash of Public Enemy's 'Bring The Noise' ; his use of the Lowell Fusion's (or is it the Brothers Lloyds all star version? i cant tell) instrumental of the funk classic 'Tramp' inspired us to include our own little Tramp v Champ cut up's that we have sporadically dropped in to our live DJ sets over the years.
The Soundcloud Top 9 Mash Ups tracks (In order as on the mixtape) :Mos Dub - 04 - In My Math by Max Tannone
Black & Yellow Freqnik & WDRE Reggae Mashup by Freqnik & WDRE
Dub Kweli - 04 - Panta Move by Max Tannone
REGULATE ROCK by Jstar
Jackson 5-ABC-DJ Moodz Remix by DJ Moodz:Classics
M.I.A vs The Honey Drippers - Paper Presidents (Jimi Needles Summer Cocktail) by Jimi Needles
The Message vs The Message Funk Mashup off the forthcoming Captain Obvious E.P by Freqnik & WDRE
Dizzee Rascal vs Dizzy Gillespie ft. KRS ONE - Dizzy Sirens (Jimi Needles' Big Band Cocktail) by Jimi Needles
Bring the noise-gaff's trampy whatnaughts mix by THE GAFF