Mash Hits # 283 – The new furtado story

This is a song created from two number ones released over three decades apart. I sampled the drum’s from George McCrae’s ‘Rock Your Baby’ which was one of the first hit record’s to use a drum machine. Nelly furtado is on vocals and she also has been turned into an arpeggiated synthesizer by sampling a tiny winy bit of ‘Give It To Me’ and looping it so it became a tone. The track title comes from a vague memory of the music from computer game ‘The New Zealand story’ .. listening to the game’s music on youtube i realise that my song sounds nothing like it but i liked the track name so stuck with it.

Made entirely from samples and/or parts of the following British No 1 singles… 
Timbaland/Nelly Furtado/Justin Timberlake – Give It To Me (21/04/07)
George McCrae – Rock Your Baby (27/7/1974)

November 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm Leave a comment

Mash Hits # 282 – Will.i.am.remixing.you

The song i reworked for the 282nd mash hit is shit. It’s structure predictable and generic, it’s chord sequences are plagiarized from another song, which was plagiarized from another before that and another song before that most probably. The sound is horrible, everything i have grown to hate when doing this project. Seriously having to work alongside the modern obsession the making of music that
the demographics is horrible, give me sun-ra anyday. This really grates on me too : A band meets a rapper meets comercial electro trance dance. I have even encountered some tracks that mix euphoric trance with acoustic guitars. This is a soundclash that isn’t that inviting to me. Urghh got sick in my mouth

Hall Of Fame is music as a product, music that when the PR people push down our throats, and people stupid enough to believe it’s worth, turns magically into cash, making the dicky middle men, who have no creative prowess, a pretty penny. As far as a visual image that the music conjures up, All I see is Hollyoaks and Military personal. And another thing, who wrote these lyrics? they are soooo obnoxiously motivational in the most boring way. It’s like it’s written by a career guidance councilor after three cans of relentless.

My remix is Mogwai esq. Distorted drawn out emo ambience. It is music as an experience. It generates no cash whatsoever.

Made entirely from samples and/or parts of the following British No 1 singles… 
The Script feat. will.i.am – Hall Of Fame (22/11/2012)

November 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

Mash Hits # 281 – Olive Capriccio

A peaceful work using ‘that annoying track’ from 1997 as material

Made entirely from samples and/or parts of the following British No 1 singles… 
Olive – You’re Not Alone (17/5/1997)

November 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm Leave a comment

Mash Hits # 280 – Spirit in Busted

I woke up with a stupid idea in my head this morning. Could i turn this shoddy (double a side – yes i use them too) track from pop punksters BUSTED into a great track by demonic trash metalers SLAYER. I started off by finding the midi fie for the slayer song ‘Spirit in Black’ i then sped the busted song as far as it could go until it was just a 1 second noise. I then loaded this noise into my samplers and used it as the basis of each midi instrument. Then i made a cheap drum kit out of the same 1 second noise.

And bobs your uncle! It worked! .. it’s now unrecognizable as BUSTED & instantly recognisable as SLAYER. Time to turn NE-YO into BEETHOVEN.

Made entirely from samples and/or parts of the following British No 1 singles… 
Busted – 3AM (7/8/2004)

November 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm Leave a comment

Mash Hits # 279 – Bruno Brookes Psilocybin Shower

This is nonsensical garbling audio manipulation.

Made entirely from samples and/or parts of the following British No 1 singles… 
Suzi Quatro – Can The Can’ (16/6/1973)
Erasure – Voulez-Vous (from Abba-esque EP ) (13/6/1992)
Aaliyah – More Than A Woman (19/1/2002)

November 20, 2012 at 1:07 pm Leave a comment

Mash Hits # 278 – 6.55pm

An atmospheric piece in which i used Izotope’s Iris software to extract the transients from Charlene’s ‘I ‘ve Never Been To Me’ to make a synthesizer.

Made entirely from samples and/or parts of the following British No 1 singles… 
Charlene – I ‘ve Never Been To Me (26/6/1982)
Blue feat. Elton John .. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (21/12/2002)

November 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

Mash Hits # 277 – Echoing Star

Lee Marvin’s ‘Wand’rin’ Star’ has been sitting in my #1′s folder for a long time, I always knew that i wanted to do something sympathetic to it’s natural echoey sound. So for this rework i treated it with echo, reverb and delay effects forcing it to have an even more ‘cowboy smoking a bong’ sound. Wand’rin’ Star was originally made for the stage musical Paint Your Wagon in 1951. This was later made into a movie in 1969.

Made entirely from samples and/or parts of the following British No 1 singles… 
Lee Marvin – Wandrin’ Star (7/3/1970)

November 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm Leave a comment

Mash Hits # 276 – iTunes poltergeist

A Noisy spirit appeared on my macbook and took over itunes. I recorded it.

Made entirely from samples and/or parts of the following British No 1 singles… 
Steve Miller – Band The Joker (15/9/1990)
Beyonce – Crazy In Love (12/7/2003)
Fairground Attraction – Perfect (14/5/1988)
McFly – You’ve Got A Friend (19/3/2005)
Anthony Newley – Do You Mind’ (28/4/1960)
Norman Greenbaum – ‘Spirit In The Sky’ (2/5/1970)
Detroit Spinners ‘Working My Way Back To You – Forgive Me Girl’ (12/4/1980)
Tennessee Ernie Ford: Give Me Your Word (11/3/1955)
Duffy – Mercy (23/02/2008)
Thunderclap Newman – Something In The Air’ (2/7/1969)
Kelly Marie – ‘Feels Like I’m In Love’ (13/9/1980)
Leon Jackson – When You Believe .. (29/12/2007)
Iyaz – Replay (16/1/2010)
Beach Boys – ”Do It Again’ (28/8/1968)
Amen Corner – (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice’ (12/2/1969)
Anthony Newley ‘Why’ (5/2/1960)
Shadows – Apache’ (25/8/1960)
Hollies – I’m Alive’ (24/6/1965)
Adam & The Ants – Prince Charming’ (19/9/1981)

November 16, 2012 at 5:31 pm Leave a comment

Mash Hits # 275 – Overmorrow

A piece made using nice synth noises from Stereophonics ‘Dakota’ and Simple Minds ‘s ‘Belfast Child’ .. Reordered, pitched and Sequenced to make musical sense to my ears.

Made entirely from samples and/or parts of the following British No 1 singles… 
Stereophonics – Dakota .. (12/3/2005)
Simple Minds – Belfast Child (25/2/1989)

November 16, 2012 at 5:30 pm Leave a comment

Mash Hits # 274 – Fuck the Goverment

Some serious bullshit goes on in the government, we get screwed in every hole. Thought i’d make a short soundtrack for that trail of thought.

Made entirely from samples and/or parts of the following British No 1 singles… 
Paul McCartney – Pipes Of Peace (14/1/1984)
Lonnie Donegan – Gamblin’ Man (28/6/1957)
Manic Street Preachers – If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (5/9/1998)

November 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm Leave a comment

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About Mash Hits

For the past 9 months I have been reworking and re-imagining every UK number one single since the charts began in 1952. Using solely the 1200+ songs with no other samples i have created a huge portfolio of plunderphonic works, varying dramatically from the the absurd to the sublime, from hilarious to profound, recycling the songs that defined the generations with infinite imagination.

The project is evolving and exciting as new works are uploaded daily
online for the world to hear and download. One day you may hear bucks
fizz turned into ambient mood music, the next 100 number ones are
chopped up into fragments and made into a frenzied sound collage and
by friday it's rage against the machine vs the proclaimers vs
vengaboys.

On November 14th 2012 it will exactly 60 years since the first ever
number one, and on that day the project ends.

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