Saturday, March 14, 2009

Uneasy Listening

Heed my words, dear readers: This will either instantly become one of your favorite things or you will loathe it. It's that simple. Z-Trip and DJ P have created with Uneasy Listening Volume 1 a massive cauldron of cheap, archaic break beats and mash ups of pop music from the '80s, all cleverly done and pieced together flawlessly. Bits of Madonna, The Police, Midnight Oil, Metallica, Ratt, and a host of other 1980s MTV regulars are rearranged into a DaDaist stream of conscience salad sprinkled with shimmery cocaine badness. This came out in 2001. As far as I know, a volume 2 has yet to be unleashed. If you're out there Z-Trip and DJ P, hurry up and bring me more waffles!

13 comments:

sephim said...

I LOVE this kind of shit. Almost as much as I love cover versions.

A question regarding Ludicra, what's YOUR favourite album? You may have said in an earlier post, but my memory... like a sandwich.

Aesop said...

I love all Ludicra albums.

Roger Camden said...

All of the juxtapositions on this record are listenable, a few are clever, and one is genius.
If the Mash-up/Bastard Pop dream is to create a sum greater than its parts, then the Pharcyde/Pat Benatar succeeds in doing the seemingly impossible.

Anonymous said...

am I technologically inept, or does this zip file have a password required?

Aesop said...

No, just double click it

Chairmaker said...

This is great- thanks.

blort said...

yah somethings up with the file. cool stuff though.

Anonymous said...

this is sick, more hip hop please... you have great taste

23 Wolves said...

DJ P is from where I am at, Springfield, Missouri...although I think he took off to LA or something a while back. This album is okay but I think some of his solo stuff is better, and for this kind of thing, honestly I think GirlTalk does it better than anybody I have ever heard.

Anonymous said...

I remember dj p. Accidentally, i hung out with him a bit in st louis, missouri a few years back. When we were on the street every time he'd see a black person with dreadlocks or baggy pants he'd approach them and talk to them about his style. At the time he sported Ricki Rocket's late 90's hairdo. He looked like a small town housewife. He used to spin really bad pop music at frat boy clubs in Springbilly, Mo.

Anonymous said...

Got my hands on this record on a DJ Shadow gig where DJ P was warming up for him. Girl Talk is good, but this guys was first!

Anonymous said...

I saw DJ P open for
Mix Master Mike here in OKC a couple years ago,it was really amazing how he pulled some of that shit off.He was just as good as MMM........Mike

bullfeathers said...

my computer works again! i burned this onto cd without hearing it so i could listen to something on the way to my awesome new job and the sun was shining warm after it snowed this morning and i didn't have a terrible cold anymore and this made me laugh and grin on the way there, it made me wish that it was actually a radio station so i wouldn't be annoyed with myself for liking some of the songs they were using. it is good to read you again