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miércoles, abril 02, 2008

freekstyler: all your base are belong to ace.

dl: FREEKSTYLER - All Your Base Are Belong To Ace (YSI) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Almost every week, I get an e-mail from someone who claims they're a fan of this blog, and almost every week this is from someone who BCC'd the same message to dozens of other blogs. However, this wasn't the case this week. My ego was stroked by a self-declared "young dancer/designer in Montreal. Fucking with music on the side." He not only claimed to be a fan of ITMS!!, but he was also able to back it up by citing a notable favorite of his-- the Swedish dance-jams of Animal Keyboard, posted back in July 2007. Now, it goes without saying that you don't have to say you love my blog to get on this site. I listen to everything that's sent to me, and I almost always post what I like. But I couldn't help but feel warm and fuzzy inside after this delightful note.

The young man who wrote this goes by the name of Freekstyler, and creates mash-ups but as he says..."
not in the traditional sense. It's more along the lines of Girl Talk, if you know his stuff*. Recycling and amalgamating sound to create something fresh." The results are some rather infectious party records that will undoubtedly get individuals with various tastes out on the floor. Girl Talk is an excellent reference point, but Freekstyler leans a tad bit more into current pop, hip-hop, and top 40. But he doesn't forget about the classics. A great moment happens in "Floorcrusher" when an acappella of The Jackson 5's "ABC" merges with Janet Jackson's "Luv". It's like a Jackson family reunion without Rebbie, LaToya, or any fighting.

Oddly, my favorite Freekstyler creation wasn't included in the e-mail he sent. It may or may not involve Kelis and Ace of Base engaging in a tango that they were meant to dance.
  • Samples used for "All Your Base Are Belong To Ace"-- Ace of Base, Fatman Scoop, Janet Jackson, Kelis, Lloyd Banks, Mims, Missy Elliott, Ne-Yo, Sean Paul, Timbaland, Wisin & Yandel
  • Samples used for "Floorcrusher"-- Beenie Man, Beyoncé, Black Eyes Peas, Bobby Valentino, Christina Aguilera, DMX, Fergie, Fort Minor, Gwen Stefani, J-Kwon, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Justice, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Rowland, Lil' Flip, Queen, Spice Girls, T.I., The Jackson 5
* I'll forgive him for not realizing that I posted about Mr. Gillis, given that it was back in June 2006. I don't think anyone has been reading this blog that long.
FREEKSTYLER - Floorcrusher (YSI)

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