Sunday, 8 December 2013

Sherlock is Back, a new Dr Who, and Granville is back in the shop

Hello to all, hope you are very well indeed. Yes, Sherlock will be back on our screens very soon, we have a new Doctor and a Christmas special of 'Open All Hours' is to be made into a new series, Marvellous!

There seems to be some issue with the new Doctor, however. Firstly, we recently saw the BBC screening of 'The Day of the Doctor', the long awaited transition episode before the new Doctor (Peter Capaldi) takes up the mantle in the Christmas Special 'The Time of the Doctor'.

In The Day of the Doctor, we have Matt Smith and David Tennant interacting with John Hurt, who is the incarnation of the doctor who destroyed Galifray. I'm not going to get into the whole paradox theory of his eventual actions, just the fact that with the arrival of John Hurt throws a massive spanner in to Tardis engine.

In 'The Night of the Doctor' (mini epsode on YT) Paul McGann, classed as the 8th doctor, even though he only made one film, becomes John Hurt. This would make him the 9th doctor and Christopher Eccleston the 10th
If John Hurt destroyed Galifrey and the 1st Doctor (William Hartnell) was a result of this, it stands to reason that the John Hurt Doctor is a very early version, if not the very first and original Doctor.
Also, Paul McGann was commisioned to be the 8th doctor, but because the film didn't do well his series wasn't made, so where does Peter Cushing fit in the grand scheme of things? 
Also, some are counting David Tennant twice. Should they? 
Just something for your brain to chew over.

Sherlock is to return to BBC One on New Years Day, and I cannot wait. I think I may have sussed how he survived the fall, but unsure as to a few details, but he must have had help, maybe an ex client or the baker street irregulars.
Anyone who is familiar with the Conan-Doyle books, will have worked out straight away that he would be back, as the original tales have him luring Colonel Sebastian Moran in to a trap, the last of Moriarty's gang. I'm absolutely salivating at the thought of a new series, cannot wait!

And, at the distinguished age of 73, David Jason is to return as Granville in a Christmas Special of 'Open All Hours'. In the new one-off special, Granville now runs the shop, having inherited it from Arkwright and becomes the boss for the first time, as well as the return of characters including nurse Gladys Emmanuel (Lynda Baron), now herself in her twilight years.

I'm not one for tv, unless it's something really good, most of what I watch is online. But I would much rather just have my music playing in the background as I do something a bit more creative than watching the tube. I have a fondness for long mixes, such as DjPrincessAnn or Bobby Martini, a recent one I mentioned in a past post by Dj Morgoth (Mashupyourbootz) has become a favourite of mine. But there has been a bit of a long mix decline recently, but I'm glad to say that the dry spell maybe over.
There are two types of longmix. There is the 'get as many songs in as you can' style and then you have the 'take you on a journey' style. I'm not a big fan of the former, as they can be very busy, and sometimes aggressive to the ears, and you end up getting annoyed because you can't really keep up with the song. Every now and then, though, a good one comes along. An example of such a one is 'Pop World 2013 (A Mashup Of 60 Songs)' and can be found on youtube or facebook

An example of a journey style mix, We Love Mashup End Of Summer 2013
again available on youtube and soundcloud

One annoyance is the creation of the word 'Danthology', Oh don't get me fucking started. If we are going to use this word, then we have - Pop Danthology 2013 1 Hour HD, and yes it is on youtube, someone made a 1 hour video, well done for that, it is very well put together, as is the mix, but please be warned that there is an appearance from Justin Beiber #shudder#.
You will recognise the mashups in this mix, as it is a collection of various mashup artists.

If you fancy some modern house and euro beats, one I stumbled across
was - Best House Music 2013 Club Hits – quite a refreshing sharp beat to this one. I like to listen to A.S.O.T. so this one went down quite well.

So, mah bitches, if yooz is like, wantin sum beats for the noo yeer party, theres plenty out there.
Just remembered, I also found a David Guetta Mix, comes in at about an hour. I've not listened to it yet, but it's David Guetta, c'mon!

Over on Vimeo, I have found Ithaca Audio, and a little beauty by them, well a couple actually. Rolling in the beats (live mashup) - 24 Video APC40 Mashup created by Chris from Ithaca Audio, based in Brighton, East Sussex, and they are responsible for the very clever video for Mercedes (Mercedes-Benz - Sound With Power) availibe for download on soundcloud and vimeo.

The second track of theirs I want to highlight is the mashup - Game Theory
I really love the video to this, and the quirky but addictive track really gets stuck in your noggin.

 Don't hold back, just push things forward very powerful mix of star wars, shaft and obviously 'dont hold back. Brilliant

and lastly - The Mixtape – Celebrating 50 years of the cassette tape with another innovative video and a beautifully put together track, with the wonderful Etta James starting proceedings, but with a beat build up reminisant of the Djs from Mars early tracks.

I don't normally get seasonal, but I went looking for xmas tracks that have been remixed or updated, and have some little beauties.

New! Mix Dubstep Christmas 2012 - Xmas Dubstep 2012

This one is actually from last year, but I've only just come across it. The reason being, I usually look for this kind of thing, only to find that there an absolute abundance of it, and it's usually shyte, but this one really impressed the hell out of me, mainly by the amount of work that must have gone into it, and the end result is really good, it all works really well.

Dubstep Snowman

This one is fantastic, not over done, everything works well together, and the original track isn't harmed, is anything, it's better. You may or maynot agree, but I love this mix

I recently listened to Michael Buble - Feeling Good (Noize Tank Remix) [Dubstep] and really enjoyed it, but felt like it was unfinished, but worth a mention

Then I came across Michael Buble - Feeling Good (Nave Remix) and really liked it, I also wondered if these two could be mixed together, hmmm!

Well my poppets I'm gonna leave you now, but If you don't hear from me for the rest of the year, Have a very happy DR WHO and a smashing SHERLOCK

a friend of mine!

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Where has all the Sunshine Gone?

Well summer has come and gone, and the weather has been pretty good, considering it's been a bit schizophrenic at times. Got caught in a couple of sudden downpours, one was while it was still blazing sunshine. Quite an odd sensation, enjoyable even.

I personally have been listening to a lot of trance over the past few month's, mainly because the mashup scene has produced virtually nothing that has really blown me away. There is an abundance of plagiarized copies on Youtube, but a serious lack of inspirational works of genius.

I have been back to the places where I first discovered the mashup scene, and, of course the first place I stopped off was my old mate Andy Smart (A.K.A. Colatron). Those of you who have graced this site with your wonderful presence before will have read my post about Andy's shining example of mashup artistry, E.V.P. (Electronic Voice Phenomenon)

Pretty much everything that Colatron does is a work of art, and I'm yet to hear him produce anything that is less than perfection. I have listened to his stuff recently and he is producing some absolutely beautiful pieces of music, yet nothing upbeat and no dance tracks. One track that caught my attention was The Good and a Comfortable Life, a welcoming, and somewhat personal look into his world, and the invitation is gratefully received. The video is simplistic and beautiful, and the track itself is well worth a listen.

After having my fill at the fountain of Colatron, I decided to ghost over the DJs from Mars website. I often visit their youtube channel, but rarely get over to the website. I received an email recently, as I'm sure most of you already know, the boxheaded one's have left Italy and now have residency at the Hard Rock hotel and casino in Las Vegas:

'Humans…Djs From Mars and At Large Entertainment are glad to announce the 2013 Las Vegas Residency
Catch your favourite aliens playing at the Hard Rock Hotel, every month, in the Body English and Nectar Pool Party…check for exact dates here:

How absolutely lovely for them, but what about the rest of us? Well, fear ye not, for these hard working martian boys are still producing for their youtube channel, and their stuff is out of this world, but the last thing they brought out of which caught my ear was four or five months ago which was ' Eminem vs The Prodigy vs TJR vs Baauer vs Nero – Ode to Harlem Bitch Up Without Etude' . I really liked this one, showed intelligence, creativity and an ability to take a track (eminem) that has been absolutely mashup to shit by every mashup artist and wannabe dj on the planet, and still come up with something new and refreshing to the senses. A lot of people didn't like this one, but I thought it was brilliant.

I visited a lot of other sites, and most of them have nothing new, with the last offerings being from over a year ago. DJ Princess Ann (Kuala Lumpur) has been touring solid for over a year, with very little on her sites. Bobby Martini's site hasn't had a listing since 2009, and the last thing that DJ Lobsterdust did that was any good was Dec 2012 (Michael Jackson+Rihanna+J-Lo+Owl City+Carly Rae Jepsen - We Found A Good Beat)

Talking of Youtube, the spawn of the demons womb, What's with all the fucking adverts? I spend so much time clearing the screen that I miss most of the video, and it's pissing me off, so pack it the fuck in Youtube. Honestly, I was watch one of Stuart Ashens reviews, and had to restart it twice. Was watching a new channel, Emma Blackery, had been recommended as really funny, and had the same problem on a couple of her videos. By the way, she has just released a song, video on demon spawn, sorry youtube. Give it a watch cause she's gorgeous and a redhead, and she's got a lovely voice.
Link below, there will probably be an advert so be patient boys and girls

Go The Distance - Emma Blackery [Official Music Video] 


Well, I'm starting to get a little tired, and a bit drunk, so I will bid thee farewell for now, just remember, everything is an illusion, the only thing that's real is music, so drink deep and sleep well

A bientôt mes amis

Friday, 22 March 2013

Soon be Easter - Don't Eat the Eggs!

I would like to show recognition of the superb work of a mashup artist that I have been following for some time now. She goes by the name Laura B Deejay, not to be confused with DJ Laura B, and she can be found at Laura B Mashup on YT.

Her work includes some of the best mashups on the scene to date, and she's created some beautifully crafted tracks, of which are popping up all over the internet. Current and past projects can be found here.

She has worked with up and coming, and established DJ's, and she is set to make a huge name for herself, and I would like to present to you some of the tracks that I personally found to be absolutely fantastic.

This is a blend of two great tracks, Tatu – All the things she said and Katy Perry – ET. This track is beautifully crafted, with perfect balance and attention to detail, very catchy tune, I love it.

She has also created what I think is the best mashup of PSY's Gangnam Style, called Fantastic Gangnam Jam 한국어 표시 - Laura B Mashup (meets BIGBANG).

This is a flawless and brilliant mashup, It's awesome. A mashup of BIGBANG's Fantastic Baby and PSY Gangnam Style. BIGBANG are a south korean boy band who formed in 2006.

One of her bigger mixes is Can't Stop My Mash - Laura B (Afrojack\Rihanna\Owl City\Lady Gaga\Nervo\\Britney Spears +MORE) featuring Jay Sean, Rihanna, Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Afrojack & Shermanology,, Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Nervo

Excellent flow with a great beat, and the unmistakable sound of Dorothy Sherman belting out about a third of the way through with 'Can't stop me now'.

Check out her YT channel, there are a shed load of fantastic mashups to be found, I will be following her for the foreseeable future at the very least.

Someone else I have been following on YT is a group of people making the best parodies I've seen in a long time. Very professionally done, beautiful attention to detail, and very, very funny. I'm talking about 'The Key of Awesome', found on YT's Barely Political channel.

They report to making two videos a week, usually a parody and accompanying videos of the actors and behind the scenes. Everyone involved is an accomplished actor in their own right and physical and vocal resemblance is sometimes pretty amazing. They have their own website at

and everyone involved can be found there. 

The gorgeous Andrea Feczko plays the part of Kesha in the parodies. Not being a big fan of Kesha, probably because she looks like a smelly mare who doesn't wash very often, I was surprised to find that I wasn't the only one who felt this way, as the parodies of Kesha seem to theme around the fact that she is a smelly mare who doesn't wash very often. How she finds the time for this I don't know, as she is a very busy girl
as a Host/Presenter/wirter for MTV, PrimeTV & UMFTV, to name but a few.

Lagy Gaga is played by the absolutley stunning Lauren Francesca. She has worked in movies, TV, and video's, has her own YT channel and also a website.

Kelli Mandruk plays the part of Katy Perry, an established actress starring in Rules of Engagement, Entourage & Blood Island, to name but only a couple of projects under her belt,

Barely Political and The Key of Awesome are the brainchild of the two two main members of the show Ben Relles and Mark Douglas in 2009. The show’s first big hit, the parody of Ke$ha - Glitter Puke, was the second most viewed video of 2010 and now has over 90 million views. In total Barely Political has been viewed over 1.3 billion times, and the Key of Awesome over 600 million times. I personally recommend the following

Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger PARODY! Key of Awesome #46

Ke$ha Die Young PARODY! Key of Awesome #65

TIK TOK KESHA Parody: Glitter Puke - Key of Awe$ome #13

Call Me Maybe PARODY! The Key Of Awesome #58

Lady Gaga Telephone Parody (ft Beyonce)_ Key of Awesome #17

Enjoy, see ya soon