“Anglo-American HipHop Alliance” [whatnot!recordings03]
April 1, 2011, 9:02 pm
Filed under: Lady Sovereign, Mashup, N.E.R.D., Whatnot!, Whatnot!Recordings

Anglo-American HipHop Alliance [whatnot!recordings03]
“Anglo-American HipHop Alliance”, the third Whatnot! mashup playlist, includes four more of our lo-fidelity reworks.
Featuring the voice and beats of Lady Sovereign [UK] and N.E.R.D. plus/minus Pharrell [USA]. Hang loose and enjoy the noise!

[01] She Wants 2 Move Randomly
acapella: Lady Sovereign – Random
instrumental: N.E.R.D. – She Wants 2 Move

[02] Everyone Nose Ch’Ching
acapella: Lady Sovereign – Ch’Ching
instrumental: N.E.R.D. – Everyone Nose

[03] Sovereign Angel
acapella: Pharrell – Angel
instrumental: Lady Sovereign – Love Me Or Hate Me

[04] Hypnotized Gatheration
acapella: Lady Sovereign – Gatheration
instrumental: N.E.R.D. – Hypnotize U


“Love Or Hate Jack’s Riff” [whatnot!recordings02]

Love Or Hate Jack's Riff
It’s the most essential riff of the ’00s: “Seven Nation Army” by the White Stripes is as big as “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and/or “Smoke On The Water”. If there’s only one song you’ll remember from the beginning of the millenium it’ll be that catchy tune with that catchy riff. No doubt.
This 2nd Whatnot! playlist presents our take on “Seven Nation Army”. Two interpretations of the best four minutes in the life of guitarist and part-time drummer Jack White.
Love Or Hate Jack’s Riff – it’s your own decision!

[01] Love Or Hate My Dynamics
acapella: Lady Sovereign “Love Me Or Hate Me”
instrumental: The Dynamics “Seven Nation Army [Instrumental]”
additional samples taken from Prince & others.

[02] Love Or Hate My White Stripes
acapella: Lady Sovereign “Love Me Or Hate Me”
instrumental: White Stripes “Seven Nation Army”
additional samples taken from Prince & others.

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Whatnot! versus Dub FX [whatnot!recordings01]

whatnot! versus dub fx [whatnot!recordings01]

Our first WHATNOT!RECORDINGS presentation is a 4-track mashup mp3 playlist featuring the voice and beats of australian one man act DUB FX.

For those poor boys and girls who don’t know him yet… DUB FX is an internationally developed musician, who is travelling around the world, gaining world wide recognition independently via performing his art mainly on the street. Using his beat box skills (without being a beatboxer!), dynamic vocal abilities and his Roland effects pedals, he creates intense and powerful tracks, all by layering his voice though a sampler live on the spot. His lyrics both address generalized world events and contemporary angst while suggesting individual based revolution through self determination and engagement.

“WHATNOT! VERSUS DUB FX” connects the incredible creativity of DUB FX with the LoFi mashup productions of WHATNOT!

[01] Love Someone Minimal
acapella: Dub FX “Love Someone”
instrumental: Matias Aguayo vs El Remolon “Minimal Remix”
additional samples taken from Prince, Timbaland & Magoo

[02] Pray When Rain Is Gone
acapella: Dub FX “Rain Is Gone”
instrumental: Massive Attack “Pray For Rain”

[03] Incredible HipHop [featuring GURU R.I.P.]
acapella: Krumb Snatcha feat. Gang Starr “Incredible”
instrumental: Dub FX “HipHop”

[04] Rude Boy [Reggaeton Rmx]
acapella: Dub FX “Rude Boy”
instrumental: Whatnot! “Dembow Dingsbums Riddim”

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Dub FX - Rude Boy

audiocast#2 on air: “Woodstock ReMashed” this saturday [Aug 21, 2010] on Soundart Radio 102.5 FM

"Woodstock ReMashed. 2 Hours Of Peace & Music."“Woodstock ReMashed – 2 Hours Of Peace & Music” [whatnot!audiocast#2] will be broadcasted this saturday [Aug 21, 2010] night at 11.00 pm CET [10.00 pm GMT] on the UK based community/arts radio station Soundart 102.5 FM.

TURN ON, TUNE IN, DROP OUT!!! [instructions]

Terrestical: 102.5 FM in South Devon to Totnes, Devon and the surrounding area [UK only].
LiveStream: Soundart Radio 102.5 FM [You need iTunes or another media player for this]

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audiocast#2: “Woodstock ReMashed. 2 Hours Of Peace & Music.”
August 15, 2010, 12:02 am
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"Woodstock ReMashed. 2 Hours Of Peace & Music."

Have you ever thought that you have an good idea but soon later you found out that someone else had already the same idea before you? That’s what happened to us.

We collected lots of Woodstock Festival related material (speeches, sounds, mashups, flowers…) for our 2nd whatnot! mockumentary audiocast (or however you wanna call it…) when we found out that french producer DJ Zebra had the same idea already a year ago…

And kids… yes, DJ Zebra created for the 40th Woodstock anniversary a really great and impressive release: The Bootstock project.

No doubt! Lots of kool tunes from the man himself. Electrosound, Mighty Mike and ToToM mashed more kool sounds for his project. Video artists Boris B. and Addictive TV supplied really amazing festival mashup movies. A wonderful, or better: an ace release!!! Say it: A-C-E!!! If you don’t know it, please check it out here: Bootstock. Again here: Bootstock. It’s great, isn’t it?

…but after a little break (with blood, sweat and tears – in no particular order) we decided to continue with our own “Woodstock ReMashed” audiocast for several reasons:

First off, we thought that a 1-hour-mix is too short for remixing the whole 3-day festival. We planned to do two hours, or more. Secondly, we found so much wonderful unused stuff (like Andrew Clarke’s Richie Havens edit, or the DJ Hxn mashup of Ravi Shankar vs Debussy – to mention only two…) that we said to ourselves: Come on, let us do a remix of “Bootstock”. Or a mashup of it.

“Bootstock” is with eight tunes the basic of this mix but the majority of the playlist (21 tunes) are from different sources. Some of the tracks are well known – the mashup specialists will probably fell asleep. But some of those works are that old that they’re probably already totally forgotten. And few parts of “Woodstock ReMashed” are definitely nearly unknown.

“Woodstock ReMashed” starts like “Bootstock” with DJ Zebra’s “Fuck The Hippies” [Country Joe McDonald vs Big Soul] because it’s the perfect opener. We tried to start different but it made absolutely no sense. But from track two on we’re telling a different story. Word!

We hope you’ll enjoy! Make Love Not War!

[01] DJ Zebra – Fuck The Hippies! [Country Joe McDonald vs Big Soul]
web: zebramix.fr
[02] Richie Havens – Going Back To My Roots [Andrew Clarke Re-Edit]
web: soundcloud.com/clarky201
[03] DJ Hxn – An Ambient Fusion of Classical Musics [Ravi Shankar vs Debussy]
web: soundcloud.com/jimhxn
[04] DJ LK Mashups – Oye Do You Believe [Santana vs Cher]
web: mashuplk.blogspot.com
[05] The Who Boys – Bob And Carlos [Santana vs Bob Dylan]
web: whoboys.com
[06] DJ Zebra – Solaar In The Country [Canned Heat vs MC Solaar]
[07] The Tony Crackburn Orchestra – Road Kill [Canned Heat vs. The Doors vs. Wolfmother vs. Zappa]
web: fruntroom.tv/tco
[08] Spinjunkies – Friend Of The Devil/Encore [Grateful Dead vs Jay-Z]
web: spinjunkies.com
[09] Mighty Mike – Proud Mary Is The Answer [Creedence Clearwater Revival vs Weezer]
web: mightymikesnewboot.blogspot.com
[10] Suyt – Fortunate Zdarlight [Creedence Clearwater Revival vs Digitalizm]
web: phatbastard.typepad.com/blog
[11] DJ Lobsterdust – Born On The Next World [Creedence Clearwater Revival vs Tom Tom Club vs Minimalism]
web: djlobsterdust.com
[12] DJ Prince – Cherry Pink Mercedes [Janis Joplin vs Perez Prado]
web: djprince.no
[13] NotchJanis Joplin Dub Out
web: soundcloud.com/notch
[14] DJ Moule – Deep Message [Sly & The Family Stone vs Grandmaster Flash vs Jamiroquai vs Svinkels]
web: djmoule.com
[15] E-Jitz – This Toon Ain’t Big Enough For The Baith Ov Us [The Who vs Sparks]
[16] Fissunix – 21 Babas [The Who vs Green Day]
web: bootleg.fissunix.com
[17] Mat The Whale – Can’t Explain My Throat [The Who vs DJ Kool]
[18] Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit [Ethios4 Remix]
web: soundcloud.com/ethios4
[19] ToToM – Street Sweeper Social Volunteers [Jefferson Airplane vs Street Sweeper Social Club]
web: totom.dj
[20] Overdub – Beautiful Signs [Joe Cocker vs Ez3kiel]
web: overdub.fr
[21] DJ Zebra – With A Little Help From Soulwax [Joe Cocker vs Soulwax vs Queen]
[22] DJ Zebra – Daft Rain Chant
[23] DJ Zebra – I’m Kissing At Home [Ten Years After vs Jack Penate]
[24] Ten Years After – I’d Love To Change The World [DJ Bigg H Remix]
web: sites.google.com/site/djbiggh/
[25] DJ Zebra – Wooden Ships On The Moon [Crosby Stills & Nash vs The Police]
[26] DJ BC – Teach [Crosby Stills Nash & Young vs Tony Rebel]
web: djbc.net
[27] DJ Zebra – Voodoo Shot [Jimi Hendrix vs Beastie Boys]
[28] Aggro1 – On Foxy Lady, On [Jimi Hendrix vs Nikka Costa]
web: aggro1.com
[29] Aggro1 – Army Of Foxy [Jimi Hendrix vs Björk]

Running time: 1 hr 59 min 26 sec
[whatnot!audiocast#2 “Woodstock ReMashed. 2 Hours Of Peace & Music.”]

audiocast#1: “Three Groschen Opera. Alternate Cast.”

Ohrentheater im DJ-Mix. Ein Tribut als Audio Collage. Zusammengestellt, überblendet und produziert von whatnot!

31.August 1928: Im Berliner Theater am Schiffbauerdamm wird die “Dreigroschenoper” von Bertolt Brecht (Text) und Kurt Weill (Musik) uraufgeführt. Ein Riesenerfolg! Das “Stück mit Musik in einem Vorspiel und acht Bildern” wird zur erfolgreichsten deutschen Theateraufführung der Weimarer Republik, zu einem der bekanntesten deutschsprachigen Theateraufführungen des vergangenen Jahrhunderts.
Über 80 Jahre später: Bis auf den heutigen Tag sorgen die Arrangements des Komponisten K.Weill für Begeisterung. Für sein bekanntestes Werk, die “Dreigroschenoper”, vermischte er Elemente aus Jazz und Tango, Blues und Jahrmarktsmusik, um sie mit ironischen Seitenhieben auf Oper und Operette zu garnieren. Kompositionen, wie die “Moritat von Mackie Messer” (engl. “Mack The Knife”), der “Kanonensong” (“Cannon Song” oder “Army Song”) und das Lied der “Seeräuber-Jenny” (“Pirate Jenny”), wurden weltberühmt und unzählige Male neu interpretiert und aufgenommen.
Das Geheimnis der Weill‘schen Musik: Jedes Stück besitzt einen eigenen musikalischen Kosmos. Trotz aller griffiger Melodik versteckt sich in den Kompositionen K.Weills eine Harmonik, die der Tonalität durch Zusatzdissonanzen schräge Modulationen hinzufügt – und so relevant bleibt. Nährwertlose mikrowellentaugliche Pop-Fertigkost klingt anders.
Für “Three Groschen Opera. Alternate Cast.” trennte whatnot! zunächst die musikalische von der inhaltlichen Ebene, wühlte sich durch zahllose Gesamtaufnahmen, Coverversionen und rare Mitschnitte aus den vergangenen acht Jahrzehnten, um schließlich subjektiv ausgewählte Einzelbestandteile wieder korrekt zu einem 80-minütigen Hörstück zusammenzusetzen.
Das Ziel: Eine bislang nie dagewesene “Alternative und zugleich alternierende Besetzungsliste”, die sich aus einzigartigen, aber auch widersprüchlichen Interpreten wie Nick Cave, Nina Simone, Stan Ridgway (ehemals Killing Joke), Nina Hagen, Tom Waits, Max Raabe und Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong zusammensetzt.
Musikalische Interpretationen, in verschiedenen Jahrzehnten entstanden, werden nebeneinandergestellt und sollen die Ebenen der K.Weill‘schen Musik in ihrem gesamten Facettenreichtum aufzeigen: Tiefe, Kraft, anmutige Schönheit, verspielte Schrägheit, Ironie, feiner beinahe hintersinniger Humor… und elegante Zeitlosigkeit.
“Three Groschen Opera. Alternate Cast.” ist kein Hörspiel. Im Mittelpunkt steht nicht die x-te Reproduktion eines Theaterstücks. Sondern die Musik Kurt Weills.
Meine Damen und Herren… viel Vergnügen!

[00] Three Groschen Opera-Ausrufer/Erzähler: Jürgen Holtz
[01] Ensemble Modern [Dirg. HK Gruber] – Ouvertüre
[02] Nick Cave – Mack The Knife
[03] Martin Wolfson – Morning Choral [1954 Broadway Cast]
[04] Ensemble Modern [Dirg. HK Gruber] – Moritat Als Motiv
[05] C.K. Alexander & Elizabeth Wilson – No They Can’t Song [1976 New York Shakespeare Festival Cast]
[06] Broadway Cast Ensemble – The Wedding Song [1954 Broadway Cast]
[07] Nina Simone – Pirate Jenny [Live]
[08] Billy Vaughn – Mack The Knife
[09] Stan Ridgway – Cannon Song
[10] Ensemble Modern [Dirg. HK Gruber] – Kanonensong Für Orchester
[11] Tom Hollander & Sharon Small – Love Duet [1994 Donmar Warehouse Cast]
[12] Angelina Reaux – Barbara Song
[13] Ensemble Modern [Dirg. HK Gruber] – Liebeslied Für Orchester
[14] HK Gruber, Nina Hagen & Sona MacDonald – Erstes Dreigroschenfinale [First Threepenny Finale]
[15] New York Shakespeare Festival Orchestra – Melodram [1976 New York Shakespeare Festival Cast]
[16] Scott Merrill & Jo Sullivan – Polly’s Song [1954 Broadway Cast]
[17] Robyn Archer – The Ballad Of Sexual Obsession
[18] Raul Julia & Ellen Greene – Ballad Of Immoral Earnings [1976 New York Shakespeare Festival Cast]
[19] Ensemble Modern [Dirg. HK Gruber] – Zuhälterballade für Orchester
[20] Scott Merrill – Ballad Of The Easy Life [1954 Broadway Cast]
[21] Blair Brown & Caroline Kava – Jealousy Duet [1976 New York Shakespeare Festival Cast]
[22] Ensemble Modern [Dirg. HK Gruber] – Moritat Als Walzer
[23] Tom Waits – Second Threepenny Finale: What Keeps Mankind Alive
[24] C.K. Alexander – Song Of The Insufficiency Of Human Endeavor [1976 New York Shakespeare Festival Cast]
[25] Marianne Faithfull – Salomon Song
[26] Raul Julia – Call From The Grave [1976 New York Shakespeare Festival Cast]
[27] Max Raabe – Grabschrift [Grave Inscription]
[28] Ensemble Modern – Gang Zum Galgen [Walk to Gallows]
[29] 1954 Broadway Cast vs 1976 New York Shakespeare Festival Cast – Third Threepenny Finale
[30] Louis Armstrong – Mack The Knife

Running time: 1 hr 20 min 00 sec
[whatnot!audiocast#1 “Three Groschen Opera. Alternate Cast.”]