Category: Mashups

I don’t really know why I do these. I think I have a certain awe for the people who can somehow see links between pieces of seemingly incongruous music, and make them work – so it pretty much goes without saying that I should try to do the same thing myself.

Anyway – I’ve always loved the Hudson Delange Orchestra – they played some great songs, including my favourite version of Mr Ghost – but their Definition of Swing has always bugged me, because it does have some amazing swinging sections once it gets going, but the pianist seems determined to remove every ounce of dancing potential the song might have by trying to send a single-note message in Morse Code all the way through. You mileage may vary.

And then I watched Luke Cage (which I highly recommend) – and on came O.D.B’s Shimmy Shimmy Ya – which is obviously a spiritual successor to Definition of Swing.

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I really wasn’t going to do this… but having just played the first incarnation of my first and only mashup attempt Jeep Jockey Jumparound to a friend (and jazz musician) to a…

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For all my stance on using non-swing music, and on what I think of electro-swing, I am curious about some of the interesting overlaps and experiments with old and new…

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