Mashups and mixtapes, mixtapes and mashups... DJs be cuttin’ up all over the place, and sharing their work on the Web.
Music blogger Bill_45 this morning pointed to a hot mashup by a Bay Area guy named John Liechty, a.k.a. DJ John.
What DJ John did was, he spliced some DNA from Rob Base’s “It Takes Two” into Prince’s “Kiss” and – wah-laa! – he created “It Takes Two 2 Kiss.”
DJ John mixed this track almost three years ago... and it still smells like fresh-baked bread. John has received widespread acclaim for this one.
To hear “It Takes Two 2 Kiss” on my Vox blog, click here. To download it for yourself, follow this link to DJ John’s mashups page. (He has other ones available for download as well.)
Across the pond, there’s a DJ named Samo, and he’s offering a couple of digital mixtapes on his MySpace page.
I point you to “Tape 2,” a 30-minute mix of “rare 70s jazz, turkish psych, German rock, some funky jazz and jazzy funk, psychadelic funk, reggae, and some other stuff.”
To hear a 5½-minute slice of Samo’s mixtape on my Vox blog, click here. It features “Survival Song” by Bubbha Thomas & the Lightmen, “Cavern” by Liquid Liquid (you’ll recognize the bass line), and “The Stop and Go” by Bohannon.
Damn, I wish I could mix...