Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Collected Mashups Vol. 4: Sleeper

Good Morning! The next installment of the Collected Mashups series has finally arrived! I've called this collection "Sleeper" because of: 1.) "Sleeper (noun): someone or something unpromising or unnoticed that suddenly attains prominence or value"; 2.) Klaudia Gottwald's portrait of me featured on the cover; and 3.) My love of deep sleep whenever I can get it. Download itDisc 1 Disc 2 (alternate links in "comments").

These mashups are all from 2009. This was a great year for me in terms of my development and new place in the mashup game. My previous work was finally getting recognized, as was my new stuff. I performed at Bootie Munich and at Bootie Vienna and played out several of the mashes featured on this album live, including "Nanafushi Bulletproof" and "Chop Synergy Dare," which are being released here for the first time. I ventured back into the 80s with the popular "Spin Shout Right Round!" and "He Got Scream," and explored uncharted territory with epic jams like "MORE Cowbell," "100 Million Butterflies," and "Raising The Small Things In Life." My mashups had decisively shifted to the melodic. I still showed love for hip-hop, but also for the pioneering adventures that had come to define my style (e.g. "Three Skies A Lady," "Phantom Sanctuary").

Despite my occasional pop stylings and apparent pangs "to be liked", I think most of these mashups are utterly uncompromising, and all the better for it.

Don't make music you think people want to hear, make music you want to hear!

Love, DJ not-I

P.S.i I couldn't decide how to order these mashups, so I (mostly) arranged them according to increasing beats per minute (BPMs).
P.S.ii Don't "sleep on" Disc 2. It's not filler and includes two previously unreleased tracks.

Download: Disc 1 Disc 2 (alternate links in "comments")


DJ not-I
Collected Mashups Vol. 4: Sleeper

Disc One:

1.   Epic Wit Chu (Faith No More vs. Queens Of The Stone Age)
2.   Kool Shook C.R.E.A.M. (Mobb Deep vs. Wu-Tang Clan vs. Kool & The Gang)
3.   He Got Scream (Janet & Michael Jackson vs. Public Enemy vs. KRS-One vs. Buffalo Springfield)
4.   Aunt Jackie’s Sexy Pickup (Jason Fox vs. Justin Timberlake vs. Average White Band)
5.   Ready Or Not, Let Me Go (Fugees vs. Heaven 17)
6.   100 Million Butterflies (Rap Version) (Muse vs. Birdman & Lil’ Wayne)
7.   Knockout On The New Frontier (Lily Allen vs. Donald Fagen)
8.   Nanafushi Bulletproof (La Roux vs. Gloria Gaynor vs. KODO) *
9.   Spin Shout Right Round! (Tears For Fears vs. Dead Or Alive vs. Crookers vs. Michael Jackson)
10. MORE Cowbell! (The Sisters Of Mercy vs. NAPT)
11. Phantom Sanctuary (Dawn Til Dusk Mix) (The Cult vs. Justice)
12. Ain't Got kNOw Home (Clarence “Frogman” Henry vs. Queens Of The Stone Age)
13. Three Skies A Lady (The Commodores vs. Queens Of The Stone Age)
14. Raising The Small Things In Life (Tracey Thorn vs. Blink 182 vs. Robot Redford)
15. MORE Cowbell! (No Mercy Mix)

Disc Two:

1.   Jingle & Mashup Medley (DJ not-I)
2.   He Got Scream (Original Mix)
3.   100 Million Butterflies (Muse vs. Birdman)
4.   Chop Synergy Dare (Gorillaz vs. System Of A Down vs. Fingathing) *
5.   Spin Shout Right Round! (Original Mix)
6.   MORE Cowbell! (Radio Edit)
7.   Cinco De Mayo (War vs. Free vs. Deee-Lite vs. Beyonce vs. Pitbull vs. Ween)
8.   Phantom Sanctuary (Dusk Til Dawn Mix)
9.   Vino Hip Vino Hop (Video Version) (Dead Prez vs. Eastenders)
10. My Favorite Allez (The Supremes vs. Eastenders) *
11. MORE Cowbell! (Sisters Of Cowbell Mix)
12. He Got Scream (Instrumental)

* previously unreleased

Complete list of sources in mp3 tags.

Produced by DJ not-I @ Mexikotrax, 2009.
Additional production: 2014.
Cover painting by Klaudia Gottwald.
For promotional use only!

Download: Disc 1 Disc 2 (alternate links in "comments")

Two Exclusive DJ not-I Mashups on Nu Blends Compilation 13

Hey People!

Here is the Nu Blends Compilation Vol. 13, including two new blends/mashups  by yours truly, "Cold Flush Five" (Luniz vs. The Cure vs. Big Boi and André 3000) and "Hot Shit Dinner" (The Beatnutz vs. ZZ Top). The whole thing is available for streaming and free download HERE!

Go get it! 

It's an awesomely eclectic collection, assembled by my good friend, DJ Romano Gemini and I enjoy listening to the whole thing again and again.

Love, DJ not-I

P.S. If you want to hear my tracks, here you are:

Again, download the compilation HERE!
It's worth it.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Collected Mashups Vol. 3: The Videos

Here are all the videos for Collected Mashups Volume 3a (Of Love, Hate and Change) and Volumes 3b and 3c (The Shinobi and Enso EPs). Some were made by friends and/or people who liked my work, but I made most of them myself. All of these mashups are available on the albums in the above links or individually on Heartthis.at Enjoy and stay tuned for the next collection in the series as a double album: Collected Mashups Vol. 4! 

Love, DJ not-I

1. Smells Like Futurama (Nirvana vs. Futurama Theme Song)

2. Who Do You Love (In The Night)? (Bo Diddley vs. Eagles of Death Metal)

3. Freaky Undone Hombre (M.I.A. vs. KoRn)

4. Heavy Metal Amour (Jedi Mind Tricks & Ill Bill vs. Rachid Taha)

5. (W)right America (Eminem vs. Optical vs. The Beatles)

Ten more videos after the jump! (Featuring Alicia Keys, Bo Diddley, Cléan, Coldcut, Dead Prez, DJ Vadim, Eastenders, Gwen Stefani, Hexstatic, Jill Scott, Kanye West, M.I.A., Mr. Scruff, Rage Against The Machine, Talib Kweli, and The Go-Gos.)

Friday, February 28, 2014

Collected Mashups Vol. 2: The Videos

Following up on my last post, here are all the extant videos for Collected Mashups Vol. 2a and Vol. 2b (no videos have been produced for Vol. 2c). I made two of these myself, but most were made by people who liked my stuff enough to make fan videos and/or use them as soundtracks to whatever cool things they were doing, and were decent enough to credit them. To me, there is no greater compliment, and I have duly credited these video-makers.

All of the featured mashups are available for free download as part of the albums in the links above or individually via hearthis.at.

Enjoy & Have Fun! Love, DJ not-I

(P.S. My three recommendations are marked with *)

1.* Trans Planet Insomnia (Kraftwerk vs. Faithless vs. Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force) (Video by not-I)

Six more videos after the jump!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Collected Mashups Vol. 1: The Videos

Following the release of volume three of the Collected Mashups series, and with volume four on the way, I thought this might be a good opportunity to post some video retrospectives, starting with the videos for volume one. Many of these were made by me, many were made by others, some of them have been blocked on Youtube in certain countries, and some of them are only available on Vimeo, all of which is duly noted below. 

All of the original audio mashups are downloadable as part of the Collected Mashups Vol. 1 double-album or individually at hearthis.at. Now let's get this party started!

1. Heart-Shaped Sky (Blackalicious vs. Nirvana) (video by GonzoJam)

Prom Night Of The Dead (DJ Not-I AMV) from MindlessGonzo Productions on Vimeo.

2. Feel All Apologies (Blackalicious vs. Nirvana) (video by Chrysler76)


3. Shimmember Me (Ol' Dirty Bastard vs. Blue Boy) (video by me)

   Vimeo version here

Seven more videos after the jump!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Collected Mashups Vol. 3b & 3c: The Shinobi & Enso Pop EPs

In addition to the mashup "singles" I released in 2008 (available here), I produced two special projects as mini-albums: The Shinobi EP and The Enso Pop EP. The former featured seven mashups utilizing instrumentals by artists signed to one of my favorite labels (Ninja Tune), while the latter demonstrated my ability to make (more-or-less) straight "pop mashups" whenever I felt like doing so. Despite having divergent intentions, I believe both EPs share a common thread or signature (in the music, not just the artwork) that makes you say, "These are DJ not-I mashups."

This is one of the reasons I've compiled both EPs as a single DOWNLOAD in volumes 3b and 3c of the Collected Mashup Series. Enjoy!

Love, DJ not-I.

(96 MB, both EPs, 12 tracks, 320 kbps mp3s)
(alternative/better DL link in "comments")


The Shinobi EP (Seven Ninja Tune Boots)

1.   Get Your Hello On (The Doors vs. David Bowie vs. Amon Tobin)
2.   10th Together (The Beatles vs. Clifford Gilberto)
3.   Random Nyash (Lady Sovereign vs. Antibalas)
4.   Whatcha Waiting For, Get A Move On (Gwen Stefani vs. Mr. Scruff)
5.   Auto Temp Crash Test (Sean Paul vs. Hexstatic)
6.   Timber Freq (Dead Prez vs. Coldcut & Hexstatic)
7.   Jude's Drunken Trumpet (The Beatles vs. Kid Koala)


(96 MB, both EPs, 12 tracks, 320 kbps mp3s)
(alternative/better DL link in "comments")

The Enso Pop EP

1.   M.I.A.'s Lips Ain't Sealed (M.I.A. vs. Hilary & Haylie Duff)
2.   Back To Karma (Alicia Keys vs. Amy Winehouse/Mark Ronson)
3.   Rihanna's Troubled Moths & Bees (Rihanna vs. Chris T-T vs. Shampoo)
4.   Gangsta's Foundations (Kate Nash vs. Coolio/Doug Rasheed)
5.   No One's Lockdown (Kanye West vs. Alicia Keys)

(96 MB, both EPs, 12 tracks, 320 kbps mp3s)
(alternative/better DL link in "comments")

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Collected Mashups Vol. 3a: Of Love, Hate and Change

2008 was a watershed in many respects: The mashups of this collection mirror both the anxious global mood before the U.S. elections and the sense of measured optimism that arose afterward, even in the midst of an economic crisis of vast proportions. The long, dark (inter-)national nightmare of the Cheney-Bush regime's reign of terror was finally over. (Unfortunately, though perhaps predictably, the Obama administration has continued, and even expanded, many of the same policies.)

Several of these mashups are overtly and unabashedly political. They range from Eminem's and The Beatles' unintentional (and Reverend Wright's explicit) advocacy of Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton during the primaries ("(W)right America") to the conspiracy theories of Immortal Technique ("Infra-stition"), Jedi Mind Tricks ("Heavy Metal Amour"), and M.I.A. ("Under Paper Planes"), to the full-on partisan endorsement of Obama against McCain/Palin and the unprecedented dirtiness of their campaign ("Change The Hate"). Even one of the 'dance' tracks is infused with politics ("Vino Hip Vino Hop"). I had made political mashes before, but perhaps never with such passion and intensity.

Yet this album also features several non-political tracks expressing, among other things: love (the Bo Diddley Tribute Mixes), optimism ("Just Might Be Big Love," produced after the elections), awareness of death ("6 Feet Under The Bitter End"), rock 'n' roll ("Freaky Undone Hombre"), and just good, clean fun ("Smells Like Futurama" and "Rihanna's Troubled Bees").

Many of these mashups also gave me the opportunity to utilize and juxtapose more diverse sources than previously, including blues, drum & bass, indie, and nu metal. In this collection, I've included a few first versions and alternate mixes. I believe this collection is representative of my work's diversity and is quite a decent album too (hence the cheeky cover). I hope you agree. Enjoy! Love, not-I


(better/faster link in "comments" section)

.zip file, 163 MB, 19 tracks, high-quality mp3s
package includes artwork and notes


1.    Smells Like Futurama (Nirvana vs. Futurama)
2.    Who Do You Love (In The Night) (Bo Diddley vs. Eagles Of Death Metal)
3.    Freaky Undone Hombre (M.I.A. vs. KoRn)
4.    Heavy Metal Amour (Jedi Mind Tricks & Ill Bill vs. Rachid Taha)
5.    (W)right America (Eminem vs. The Beatles vs. Optical)
6.    Vino Hip Vino Hop (Dead Prez vs. Eastenders)
7.    Rihanna's Troubled Bees (Rihanna vs. Chris T-T vs. Shampoo)
8.    6 Feet Under The Bitter End (Placebo vs. Thomas Newman/Photek)
9.    You Can't Judge A Boom Sumting (Bo Diddley vs. DJ Vadim)
10.  Under Paper Planes (M.I.A. vs. Cléan)
11.  Infra-stition (Immortal Technique & Busta Rhymes vs. Stevie Wonder vs.
12.  Change The Hate (Jill Scott vs. Rage Against The Machine vs. Talib Kweli)
13.  Just Might Be Big Love! (Lupe Fiasco & Gemini vs. Fleetwood Mac)
14.  No One's Lockdown (Original Mix)
15.  (W)right America (Original Version)
16.  6 Feet Under The Bitter End (Original Version)
17.  Infra-stition (Demo Version)
18.  Just Might Be Big Love (Demo Version)
19.  Change The Hate (Single Edit)

Full list of sources in mp3 tags.

Mashed, mixed and produced by DJ not-I @ Mexikotrax, 2008
For promotional use only.

DOWNLOAD (better/faster link in "comments" section)

.zip file, 163 MB, 19 tracks, high-quality mp3s, artwork and notes