Yesterday, I posted a streamable demo version of my latest (annual) mashup: Tik Tok California Gurl$.
Today, I am happy to present the final mix of the track, along with two alternate extended remixes, and an incredible remix from DJplaceboing which takes a more “bastard pop” approach that will absolutely blow your mind (believe me, it’s way better than mine).
Trackli$ting 01. Tik Tok California Gurl$ - Original Mix 02. Tik Tok California Gurl$ - 12” Melt My Popsicle Mix 03. Tik Tok California Gurl$ - Extended Golden Coast Mix 04. Tik Tok / California Gurls Djplaceboing Mashup*
The original mix is a cleaned up version of the track I posted yesterday. This morning, I decided that before I posted the tracks I wanted to attempt to create an extended remix (similar to the extended 12” remixes of all my favourite tunes) which featured more of both tracks. However, due to the nature of the way the songs are structured (man, they really are similar) I was unable to create one single extended mix, so I opted to create two instead.
The first is the 12” Melt My Popsicle mix which features verses from California Gurls as well as the rap section with Snoop Dog. It is however missing the Tik Tok bridge.
The second mix, the Extended Golden Coast mix, is essentially the original version extended by including verses from California Gurls but does not contain the rap section. It does however feature the Tik Tok bridge, thus maintaining the structure of the original mix (hense why I consider it to be the extended mix).
All three are good, and feel free to pick your favourite to drop at your next pool party. No matter what, you are getting two of the summers hottest jamz mashed into one great big party mix.
But once again, we must warn you, these tracks are so hot, they’ll melt your popsicle (or any other frozen treat).
Update: The response has been overwhelming. Thanks so much guys! If you’re really digging this track, why not become a Fan on Facebook? It’d mean a lot to us. Keep tellin’ your friends, and keep meltin’ those popsicles!
First off, I’d like to point out I didn’t vote for Harper, just because I’m proud of that fact. That being said, you crumb bums should be protesting over in Ottawa, since they’re the ones who are screwing you over royally. Not the Starbucks that you’re destroying in Toronto.
God bless you Stephanie Dilts, you crazy muther-muther.
But still: these aren’t protestors. They’re anarchists, and most of them aren’t even from Canada. So they have no problem destroying our beloved city.
Ever wonder what it takes to bring a number one song from concept to final? Well listen to this special mix of Beat It containing Michael’s Original Acapella demo, the isolated recording of Eddie Van Halen’s shredding solo, to the final mix.
Really excited for the Y&D Square “Safecracker Cinema Series”. I only wish that I were around for Ocean’s 11. That said, Out Of Sight is almost just as good (as are Bank Job, Inside Man and Italian Job).
Psycho (A Narrative for Orchestra) - composed & conducted by Bernard Herrmann (for this 1969 London Philharmonic recording, Herrmann arranged highlights from his score for Psycho, including the iconic main theme & shower scene music, into this shorter suite)
“Going far beyond the temporary shock effects of conventional scary-movie scores, the composer summons what Edmund Burke defined as terror—something deeper than horror, the sense that the world is infinitely treacherous, that no place is safe, even a comfort zone like a shower. That Herrmann used only strings, normally a Hollywood marker for schmaltzy romance, is even more startling.
Herrmann’s music did more than just enhance Psycho; it probably saved it. A story of illicit love that morphs into a crime thriller and finally a lurid horror shocker, Psycho was a sensation with audiences. But during shooting, Hitchcock became convinced it was a dud, that something fundamental was missing, and was on the verge of cutting it up and putting it on television—until he heard the music. Herrmann passionately believed in the project and was convinced it needed only his score. He composed the shower cue in secret, against Hitchcock’s explicit directive, and boldly played it for him after Hitchcock returned to the set from a Christmas break.
Hitchcock openly praised Herrmann for thePsycho score, something he rarely did with his collaborators, but Herrmann worried that Hitchcock resented his pivotal role in the film’s success. Psycho was the beginning of a tragic rift that culminated in Hitchcock publicly firing Herrmann in 1966 for disobeying his directives for Torn Curtain…According to John Williams, Hitchcock’s final composer, ‘Hitchcock may have felt that his style was too dependent on Herrmann’s music, and that may have wounded his pride. They ended up being two matadors opposing one other.’
After the film’s release Alfred Hitchcock received an angry letter from the father of a girl who refused to have a bath after seeing Les diaboliques (1955) and now refused to shower after seeing this film. Hitchcock sent a note back simply saying, “Send her to the dry cleaners.”
Happy 50th Birthday Psycho. If you have still yet to see the film, shame on you. Get yourself over to iTunes, and rent it. 50 years later and it still holds up, and remains my favourite of Hitch’s masterpieces.
Girl Talk. What a genius. Anyone who can mix The Emotions, Purple Ribbon All-Stars and Britney Spears deserves a lot more credit than he’s getting.
I first heard about Girl Talk in first year when one of his tracks appeared in a Dance Show I was shooting and I’ve been absolutely in love ever since. The man is so incredibly talented, despite the fact that many may see what he does as unoriginal and even illegal.
Seriously, lots has been said about the legality of what Girl Talk is doing, but very regarding the technical skill let alone the sheer musical skill required to do what this guy does.
It’s incredible. It really is.
And if you haven’t yet go pick up a copy of his latest album, Feed The Animals (it’s pay what you want, which means in theory you could pay $0… but you shouldn’t). Perfect for your next summer party/binge drinking session. Just try to keep your clothes on if you can (which you can’t).