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“But you don’t have to take my word for it!”

Today, November 1st, is the first day of National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo). I went to a lovely workshop about it at the American Book Center Treehouse in Amsterdam yesterday. The challenge: draft a novel (about 50,000 words) in one month. It’s like fear factor for nerds. I think I’m going to try this. I have a horrible lack of discipline when it comes to writing, so I could use the excercise. I don’t think I’m going to end up with a blockbuster; then again, no one gets a treadmill to win a marathon.

So, it’s mashup weekend again. This time it’s also Immuzikation weekend because I friggin love his work. (He did the great Yelle vs. Weezer Mashup from a few weeks ago.) Strangely enough, I think all the titles to these songs apply to NaNoWriMo. The last one only works with the theme because he samples the Reading Rainbow theme song.

One More Time to Pretend (Daft Punk vs. MGMT) by Immuzikation

Easy Like ABC (Jackson 5 vs. Lionel Ritchie) Immuzikation Blend

Fish Tacos (Everyone vs. Everyone) Immuzikation Extra Tartar Blend

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Weekend Mashups: Santo-Elliot

It’s that time of week again! Two songs for the price of one. (And if you still need¬† a download fix before Monday, take it to Palms Out. They have a feature called “Sunday Remix” which is pretty stellar.)

This weekend, I’ve got a great Santogold vs. Missy Elliot mashup produced by some guy named Elliot. It’s Light’s Out vs. Lose Control. Love it:

Missy Elliot vs. Santogold: Lose Control/Lights Out (ELLIOT mashup)

Far Away on the Dancefloor

At Amherst, my favorite song to hear (or play) at a party was Murder on the Dancefloor by Sophie Ellis Bextor. I have a frightening obsession with this song that I’m still battling to this day. I am guilty of running up to the booth and yelling “Do you have Murder on the Dancefloor?” and “Heb je Murder on the Dansvloer?” (On that note, can they sell that record in the Netherlands? No one has it here.)

Now, I’ve found my grad school (or at least Leiden) equivalent of the song that I can’t put down: Far Away by Cut Copy. Absolutely hooked on it. If anyone can make a palatable mash-up of these two, you will be my hero. I know it doesn’t sound plausible, but if someone could make a Public Enemy vs. Bextor remix, anything can happen.

Murder on the Dancefloor by Sophie Ellis Bextor

Far Away by Cut Copy

Public Dancefloor (Public Enemy vs. Sophie Ellis Bextor

Far Away (Solly Remix)

Mashup Weekend: With or Without Me

This weekend’s mashups are brought to you by the crazy Belgian techno duo, Soulwax. Well, Soulwax under the name “2 Many DJS.”¬† These tracks are pretty classic by now:

With or Without Me (U2 vs. Eminem) by Soulwax

The Magnificient Romeo (The Clash vs. Basement Jaxx) by Soulwax

Grandmaster Flash vs. Blackstreet by Soulwax

And, for kicksies, here’s a remix by them:

DARE by Gorillaz, Soulwax remix


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