Sunday, 14 December 2008
The UK's 'The Feeling' gets the mashup treatment this time. Fused with New York based 'The Bravery's "Ring Song".
This one was fun to do. Quite simple. Not life changing but a jolly little bit of pop for your ears.
The Feeling - "I Love It When You Call"
The Bravery - "The Ring Song"
"I Love It When You Ring"
It's here : www.bobbymartini.co.uk on mashups page 9
Friday, 12 December 2008
This mashup features an instrumental track called "Lila" by Vas - a duo of American percussionist Greg Ellis and vocalist Azam Ali (who is also an awesome hammered dulcimer player, as you can here on this track)
I first heard this track whilst watching the first Tomb Raider film. It isn't actually featured on the album so I had to hunt around a bit and finally found the album on itunes.
I have always wanted to use the track in a mash but never found the 'right' match. An excuse to use it came in the form of the latest Sound-UnSound compilation, "Bhangra Booty".
I wanted to use the Vas track but really wanted to make it more busy and give the mash a real 'ethnic/indian, busy market street sound'.
I chose Ian Brown's 'F.E.A.R' as the perfect instrumental to match the 'Lila' track (and the real bonus was the fact that it was in key !!!) but the problem was finding the perfect acapella ???
Kelly Clarkson wasn't the first choice. The mash first had a male pella but something just wasn't gelling and although I have used the Kelly Clarkson pella before, mashed with Coldplay, I didn't mind using it again.
The end result is exotic, busy, dreamy, but most of all, in time and in key LOL (always a bonus)
You can download "F.E.A.R In Lila's Eyes" @ www.bobbymartini.co.uk on mashups page 9.
Sunday, 23 November 2008
If you would like to hear what I have to say (althought to be honest I don't say a lot LOL ) and would like to hear some exlsusives from me, Mick Sterbs and Roger Webber, then head over to the site HERE and check out show 128. If you haven't tried Scott's show before, why not subscribe. It's all free and you can download it via itunes which makes things even easier. Every show is a winner so don't hang about here anymore.....get a bloody move on and enrich your life !!!!!
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
If you want to hear this before anyone else, you will have to tune in to Sim Courtie's Lunchtime radio show on BFBS Radio 1 this friday from 12 midday.
You can tune in anywhere in the world via the web HERE or if you are in the UK or possibly most of europe, you can also tune in via Dab radio or via Sky Sattelite channel 0211 or Freesat Channel 786.
People that have heard the mash so far say that it's one of my best to date, on a par with "Lullaby In Youe Eyes", so don't be a numbty, tune in on Friday and give your ears a treat !
Friday, 31 October 2008
One of the emails asked if I had thought about remixing the theme from "Spooks" - I hadn't even heard the theme at the time but after getting hold of it, written by the excellent Jennie Muskett I knew straight away I wanted to give it a whole new sound.
Seeing as everyone thinks of Spys as being sexy (just look at James Bond for instance !) I wanted to give the theme a bit of a sexy twist. The result is a mash of the theme with "Make It Last" by Dave Aude and Jessica Sutta (from the Pussycat Dolls).
It certainly lasts a lot longer that the theme does on the programme !
It can be found on mashups page 9 and on the TV mashups page along with the "Life On Mars" mix and the "Alias" mix too @ www.bobbymartini.co.uk
Saturday, 18 October 2008
Well, as promised in my last post, here is my 'comeback' mash. A fusion of Genesis and Fragma (not something you find very often I'm sure)
Featuring one of my favourite Genesis tracks, "Man On The Corner" taken from the ever superb album 'Abacab' and the 2008 version of Fragma's "Toca's Miracle", I think I have just given old Phil Collins a bit of cred...........maybe ??
"There's No Hiding Place" was featured on both Scott Johnson's Ramdomthoughts show and got it's first worldwide radio play on 17th Oct by Sim Courtie on BFBS Radio 1. Thanks to both of you for your support.
The mash can be found at the usual address - www.bobbymartini.co.uk on mashups page 9
Monday, 13 October 2008
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Thanks to whoever put the track forward. Glad you liked it, and I hope I can make that page again sometime.
If you haven't heard the track yet, head over to my main site : www.bobbymartini.co.uk and check out mashups page 8 where can you download this and all my other recent mashups.
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Thursday, 14 August 2008
This is probably one of the most 'radio friendly' mashups I have ever done.
There have been many Leona Lewis mashups done in recent months and I thought it only fair to join the band wagon so here is my contribution !
Queen - "Radio GaGa" vs Leona Lewis "Bleeding Love"
It's available on mashups page 8 @ www.bobbymartini.co.uk
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Well, this is not a combo most people would think of but I'm not most people.
Probably the greatest living UK Female artist, Kate Bush, fused with one of Scotland's most prolific song writers, John Reid aka Nightcrawlers, produces something quite sublime really.
Take Kate's "Running Up That Hill" and blend it with a couple of different versions of Nightcrawlers "Push The Feeling On" and you get "Running Up That Feeling".
This is the second mashup I have produced at my recently aquired 'Touchpad Studios', the first being "Killer Client" and I'm liking what I'm producing there.
The mash, along with all my others, is available at my main site www.bobbymartini.co.uk on mashups page 8.
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
Friday, 25 July 2008
Starting today I shall be writing my weekly review of the past 7 days, giving you a little insight as to what the real Bobby Martini is liking and disliking. It's a way for me to vent my spleen a bit - plus I'm crap at writing and at least this way I can keep a diary and still read it (unlike my writing, which is like a pissed spider)
I have decided to introduce a rating system of my experiences. Nothing complicated - honest !
If something/someone pleases me, makes me laugh, makes my life easier - they will be awarded a CLAP'EM. If however it/they displease me - they will be awarded a SLAP'EM.
CLAP'EM - Round of applause/slap on the back/a general thank you.
SLAP'EM - Exactly that. A slap. A good hard one in some cases. In fact, in a lot of cases a good kick in the kidneys wouldn't go a miss.
Get the picture ? Good. Lets take a look at the last week then..................
Last weekend (18th & 19th July) I attended, along with some friends, the London Film & Comicon. Let me say for the record the emphasis is on the last three letters - CON. Bloody hell. I have attended this event for quite a few years now. If you are a fan of comics, films, props, autographs and the like, then this is the place for you. This year was f**king dire though. Held in Earls Court 2 (which is a big bloody hall) - it was only half full. Unfortunately the admission price was still the same though !
The promise of some props from the Indiana Jones films was quite appealing for me. How dissapointed was I to see some items that looked as if they had been cobbled together by the kids at the local 'special needs' school. If they were in the Indiana Jones trilogy then I am the Pope.
The stalls/standsexhibitors that decided to show up were the usual mish-mash of overpriced tat and junk. I don't think I found one DVD for sale that wasn't double the price of the same thing in HMV or Zavvi.
All in all it was crap and I won't be going again. Showmasters, who run this effort, should be ashamed of themselves for conning people into paying an entrance fee for this farce. The crew we spoke to were full of the usual shit too, commenting on the reasons for the lack of stalls to be......."because the standard of guests sigining autographs was so high, it was thought that the public wouldn't have the money to spend on purchasing items" - what a crock of steaming shit. The reason there wasn't so many stands is that they too think the LFCC is crap and didn't want to turn up. The whole thing is run by complete muppets.
I must say however that the highlight for me was the people who chose to dress up - known in the industry as Cosplayers. There were some sterling efforts. Hellboy (although the paint was running down his neck a bit), Alien, Predator, some characters from Disney's Enchanted,Lara Croft, Jessica Rabbit, Thundercats, that sort of thing, but the creme de la creme was the World Record attempt to get as many people dressed in Star Wars costumes in one place at the same time. There were quite a few stormtroopers, a very small Darth Vader (so small in fact I thought he might have been the Lego version), some Jedi's (no idea of the names, just take your own and reverse it - it will probably be near enough) and a slave Princess Leia who was so big I thought she had come as Jabba the Hutt. I also feel the need to point out that just wearing a Stormtrooper helmet with a white shirt and a pair of white trousers does not count as a Stormtrooper outfit - you know who you are. Also the man with a black hoodie top and black jeans with his face painted black and red does not really qualify as Darth Maul - I mean..........come on.
I have no idea if they broke the record or not. If it was based on accuracy - I'm guessing they didn't !
London Film and Comic Con - SLAP'EM - Money grabbing, couldn't organise a piss-up in a brewery, bastards !
I stayed at the Earls Court Ibis hotel for the duration of the weekend. I wish I hadn't. The beds are so hard I wished I had slept on the f**king pool table in the bar. Oh, and here is an idea for any Ibis staff/Directors reading this (unlikely I know!) - how about supplying more than one pillow, the thickness of a bloody Ryevita, in the room !
The staff were worse than f**king useless too. I just want to say a huge thank you to the stupid cow at reception who decided to make my card key invalid, even though I hadn't checked out and still had all my DJ gear including laptop in the room, available for any f**king cleaner to whip away. Thank you so much. I hope your green card comes through soon lovey !!!!
IBIS Earls Court - SLAP'EM - Hard beds, crap staff, dirty bathroom, No f**king WI-FI unless you want to mortgage your house to pay for an hour, and the pool table in the bar was on the piss too.
So where do you go for a meal whilst in Earls Court ? Well it's not exactly known as the heart of the city is it? Me and 12 other friends (yes I do have some) decided to book a table at the Tandori Garden, 98 Lillie Rd, Earls Court. Good food, crap service and the air conditioning left an awful lot to be desired. If Nasa or someone like Richard Branson ever decide to do trips to the Sun, don't bother wasting your money, just go to the Tandoori Garden instead. The temperature must have been 40 degrees plus in there that night. And I still think my wife is waiting for her drink !
Tandoori Garden Earls Court - SLAP'EM - Too bloody hot to enjoy a good meal. I'm pretty sure that gave us too many Pilau Rice and charged us for them - the conning buggers !
Now, onto music and mashups and all that shit. A highlight for me this week was hearing my good mate Colatron's latest mash. A combo of Kylie Minogue and Angelo Badalamenti (the man who did the music from Twin Peaks). I would describe Smartie's latest offering as nothing short of Genius. In fact I wouldn't be suprised if the old Bonsai Boomerang Bint didn't decide to use this version in her live shows to be honest - it's that good. I also reckon it might just make the Anti Hit List !!! - Remember where you read it first !!
Colatron - Twin Hearts - CLAP'EM - Thanks mate for this sublime fusion. It's one of your best productions. It made me laught, smile and dance all at the same time. It works on so many levels. Magnifico !!!!
Simon Iddol released the latest WHA ! Compilation this week. The Summer of Love 2008 EP is a seven track mini album of some of the best tracks I have heard in a while. My latest Beatles v Sunscreem is on it and I am in good company with some of the best mashup producers in the world. It's been on repeat on many occasion in Martini Towers this week.
WHA ! Summer of Love 2008 - CLAP'EM - Cheers Simon for taking the time to put this together. I know you have mentioned this may be the last compo you do but I hope you have a change of heart. It's a great one this one. Not many tracks but I really think it's a case of quality of quantity.
My contribution to this album/EP was posted on my site a few days ago with relevant threads to inform people of it's availablity on various forums. My thread on Gybo was locked because of some bullshit excuse about double/cross posting. It's never been a problem before with my compo releases but hey ho ! - It's difficult to remember where the goalposts are when people keep moving them. I remember seeing some graffiti in Brighton a while back saying 'MODS RULE' - well they certainly do on Gybo - it's just a pity they don't have the decency to reply to Personal Messages !
Mod Who Locked My Thread - SLAP'EM - Heil ....
Well I think that will do. I have done a lot more than this of course. I have been on the Wii Fit and lost a bit of weight (although my balance is still crap though - that may be due to the drink and drugs more than anything !) - I have learned that a couple of my mates have been made redundant - SLAP'EM to the employers - bastards ! And a shed load of other stuff that I can't be bothered to write.
What can you expect from me in the next seven days..............a new TV mashup this weekend and a brand new Killers mash sometime next week that will be premiered on AudioPornCentral first !!
Until next time
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
My good mate, Simon Iddol, has compiled another fantastic compilation album over at his WHA! Studios and I was fortunate enough to be one of the mashup producers invited along.
Summer Of Love 2008 features some classic 60's and 70's tracks mashed with some equally superb late 80's and early 90's rave choons for a mini album/EP of complete pleasure.
My track is a fusion of The Beatles "Here Comes The Sun" and Sunscreem's "Release Me".
The end result is "Here Comes The Sunscreem"
It can be found at the usual address : www.bobbymartini.co.uk on mashups page 8
Thursday, 3 July 2008
Thursday, 19 June 2008
A fusion of Booty Luv's "Some Kinda Rush" (yes I know I am addicted to them at the moment !) and Timbaland's "Fantasy" from his shock value album, this mash lulls you into a false sense of serenity before smacking you round the face a few minutes from the end.
The waves you hear at the intro were recorded at Jaywick Sands, which I hear may be used for the UK version of CSI so watch this space !!!!! The car you hear is mine, a Corvette......yeah right !
Enjoy this 6 minute mp3 file of wonderfulness. It's not the last time you will hear me using Booty Luv........I think I have a couple more hidden away on my hard drive ;)
It can be found at my main 'proper' site - www.bobbymartini.co.uk on mashups page 8.
Thanks for reading - I hope you like what you hear and comments are always appreciated.
Until the next one,
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
I won't give away too many details but all I will say is it features pop goddess Kate Bush fused with the scottish songwrting master John Reid. Who ? I hear you say - Well John Reid was the genius behind Nightcrawlers and he is now one of the UK's most prolific songwriters, writing for people such as Kelly Clarkson and Leona Lewis.
If you want to hear this new mash weeks ahead of it's release then you will have to tune to Sim Courtie's Friday show. You can tune in online here or in via Sky Channel 0211 if you are in the UK or via DAB radio.
When can you download it ???????? - Oh........weeks yet ;)
Friday, 13 June 2008
I think it works and hopefully you will to. If you don't, no worries, the next mash will follow shortly !
This exquisite masterpiece can be found at the usual address www.bobbymartini.co.uk on mashups page 8.
Let me know what you think.
I have chosen to leave Pimp My Tune. I won't go into reasons - it wouldn't be fair, but things basically didn't work out how I would have liked them too. That's just how life goes sometimes.
I wish all the remaining team success and good wishes for the future and don't forget to check out their website @ www.pimpmytune.com
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
This mash features a track written by Scottish film composer Craig Armstrong entitled "The Ball", taken from the film 'Plunkett and Macleane'. It's a superb piece of music with a real techno/industrial theme (well at least I think so !! LOL)
"UGLY BITCH BALL" features Sugababes on main vocals, Busta Rhymes, Will I Am and Kelis on support and can be found @ my site on mashups page 7.
It's a little bit different and I hope you enjoy !!!
Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Life On Mars was a superb time travel drama that ran for two series on BBC1. The theme tune, written by Edmund Butt, was clever in that it had a modern feel whilst still fitting in perfectly with tunes from the past such as Randall and Hopkirk and Saint etc.
The tune was written by Edmund Butt, who also wrote the music for the follow up series, Ashes to Ashes, Afterlife and Sea of Souls. My only gripe with the theme tune was the length - it was too short. In view of this I have extended it and remixed it. I have added some additional music by myself and also dropped in some speech clips from the show from stars John Simm and Philip Glenister.
"Life On Mars" - Bobby Martini Remix can be found at my main site - www.bobbymartini.co.uk on mashups page 7 or the TV Mashups Page where you also find my remix of the Alias theme tune.
I hope you like and look out for my remix of the Ashes to Ashes theme soon !!!!!
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
ipod vending machine - how cool is that ?
Monday, 21 April 2008
Bloody good job by everyone involved ;)
Thanks to Dano for this and look out for more from him and me soon !!!!
Saturday, 5 April 2008
I started this mash way back in the Summer of 07. It was almost finished but I held back from releasing because I always ended up finishing something else and releasing that instead. I finally got round to polishing this off a couple of weeks ago and here it is in all of it's MP3 glory.
Oh, and if you are wondering why it's called "Alecia vs Alesha" - basically, for those who don't know.......Pink's real name is Alecia Moore......fancy that !!!
You can listen/download this wonderful mash at the usual address : www.bobbymartini.co.uk on mashups page 7.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the mash.
Thursday, 21 February 2008
The album features tracks from Copycat, ToTom, A+D, Dunproofin, myself and many others.
Head over to Simon's WHA!? site and download the zip/rar file and enjoy !!!!
Saturday, 26 January 2008
This mash was first premiered last year on Sim Courtie's Saturday Show on BFBS Radio 1 and was due to get it's first 'live play at 'Mashed' in Croydon in November (but we all know what happened there !!!!)
Since then it has gone through a few tweaks and this version, which Scott Johnson @ ramdomthoughts premiered on show 89, is the 'final cut'. Featuring Maroon 5 on vocals, with a little bit of backing from Sophie Ellis Bextor, and the superb music from Spiller, please relax, sit back, have a martini and listen to........
"Makes Me Wonder If This Aint Love"
It's at the usual place : http://www.bobbymartini.co.uk/ on mashups page 7
I hope you enjoy,
Comments always appreciated,