What’s a Mashup ? What’s a Bootleg ?
It’s pretty much all the same. Also known as “bastard pop,” a bootleg is a song that’s “mashed-up.” Usually, this means the vocal track of one song is mixed over the instrumentation of another. Using audio editing software, DJs and mashup artists combine different artists and musical genres to create new and unique songs that are often greater than the sum of their parts.
Imagine Michael Jackson rocking out with Nirvana, Queen merging with Daft Punk, or Miley Cyrus fronting the Village People., or Kanye West rapping with Beethoven, and many other unexpected combinations ! Can’t imagine that ? (Text taken from Bootie USA)
What’s a ThriShupMix ?
Now that you know what a Mashup or Bootleg is, what is a ThriShupMix ? A ThriShupMix is the contraction of Thrift / Mashup / Remix. A ThriShupMix mixes Remix and Mashups on the same track. Why “Thrift” ? Thrift means “economy” and as the tracks in a “ThriShupMix” are only passages or small parts of tracks, it is therefore an economy track.
What does Mezzo AccoustiX mean ?
Mezzo AccoustiX is the name I gave to some tracks for which I had the studio tracks (Multritracks) in my possession. Here I propose to use the original tracks, but with a different reading of the song. I always start as in an Unplugged version as if it was an acoustic version to gradually add the other instruments. As it cannot be considered as a REMIX, I found this little name “Mezzo AccoustiX” (Half Accoustic).
I was a DJ over 35 years ago, but that’s all behind me now, yet I’ve never stopped making music, one way or another. Now I’ve been making mashups professionally for over 10 years.
During this last decade I have made more than 220 Mashups and I have tried some Remixes from time to time or my “Mezzo AccoustiX” sessions which are produced on the basis of the original tapes (Mutlitracks) and which offer a different reading of the original track with a progressive insertion of the different instruments and a rearrangement of the sound levels.
There are also various theme compilation albums such as “Bootalicious – The Funky Masters”, “La Masheillaise #5” or “The Michael Jackson Mashups Album Project” which have all been produced with the participation of some of the biggest names in Mashup in the world – the cream of the crop!
Since the big audio and video platforms around the world are chasing us and closing our accounts because of copyright issues, my productions are mainly published on my website: m3ga.net.
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