Monday, February 25, 2008

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 40: I Remixed a Remix…

Obviously, I’m not the only one who’s busy at present.

Sure, I suppose most of the rest of you aren’t expecting babies any day now, but there’s something in the air; we’re all harried and overworked.

Each day, it seems like the new Hipster, please! compilation slips further and further behind schedule. And you know what?

So be it.

I had hoped to surprise y’all with the album this Friday. It’s Leap Day, and that seemed just weird enough to be appropriate. That’s sort of out of the question at this point, but I thought I’d dedicate this edition of the podcast to the project.

Hopefully it will help you get a feel for some of the players and concepts included. Plus, you get a sneak peak of one of the tracks. Maybe that’ll whet your appetite.

In the end, all I can say is that while things haven’t come together quite like I planned, they have begun to come together. And with very interesting results.

Download Radio Free Hipster Ep. 40: I Remixed a Remix… (hosting provided by Antisocial) Size: 48 MB Running Time: 52:31

Intro: Baddd Spellah – “Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)”
Who dares remix the RFH theme?

Track 1: The Evolution Control Committee – “Rocked by Rape
This track was an integral part of my introduction to bastard pop and the concepts of mash-ups and cut-ups.

Z’s 1st interlude: “I’ll elucidate concerning that topic a bit later.”
And I do. I’m always elucidatin'.

Track 2: Tanner4105 – “he actually has 4 offices”
The titles to all the tracks on the Bad Apollo album are from a chatlog. That explains their seeming randomness.

Track 3: Milivoj Bunjevac – “Doctor Who Theme -80’s Remix
Let me work in another plug for the Who Mix project because it’s just that good.

Track 4: mc chris – “Geek (optimiss cubed remix)
I’ve only ever heard optimiss remix mc tracks. I wonder what other kind of stuff she does.

Track 5: Go Home Productions – “Alive and Nellified”
How else was I get The Mooney Suzuki into RFH? ;)

Track 6: nYgel – “Hyphy”
nYgel has a knack for remixes. A knack, says I.

Track 7: Sam Flanagan Mix – “Beastie Boys vs. Everyone (cut up mix)
The first nYgel tracks I ever heard were Beasties remixes so this Sam Flanagan track seemed like a nice follow-up.

Track 8: MC Frontalot – “Listen Close (Glenn Case Remix)
Glenn and Front together is always a good thing!

Z”s 2nd interlude: “Alexander Prievert from the OverClocked ReMix project.”
Check out “Castlevania 2 Bloody Tears Inspired OC ReMix.” It sounds much better without some hick talking over it.

Track 9: Dual Core – “Hostage Down (Remix)”
Is it weird that my favorite Dual Core remixes are done by c64?

Track 10: Beefy – “Tub Of Tabasco (Society of Info Remix by Drown Radio)”
I love Doc’s remixes, but I really can’t wait to hear an entire album of his original material.

Track 11: Devo – “Whip It (Philip Steir & Ramin Sakurai mix)”
How I don’t wind up with more Devo on this podcast is a mystery even to me.

Track 12: The Grammar Club – “My Gayest Shirt (Karl Olson Mix)
Karl’s another cat whose remixes are just as exciting as his originals. He really manages to bring that Ultraklystron sound to everything he does.

Z’s final interlude: “Most notably…”
Immediately after recording this episode Doc Pop told me he wasn’t going to be able to contribute. Damn technical difficulties!

Track 13: Snake Eyes vs. Maja – “Transformer (Sarah Connor’s Wild Ride Remix)”
Trying to decide which track to leak was pretty hard. I have ten in-hand, and three of them compete daily for the position of current favorite. In the end I went with Snake’s because I love the subtle layering of the samples. Plus, the Maja original is a contemporary geek rap classic.

The title of this episode, in case you don't know, is from an old Mitch Hedberg bit. It just seemed to fit.

I don’t have much in the way of a new release date for the comp, but I’ll let you know as things come together. I’d love to have it ready for consumption before my daughter arrives, but I’m not gonna sweat it. There are a lot of very talented producers and DJs from the spheres of nerdcore, VGM, Wrock, and beyond working overtime to try and make this project a reality (not to mention all the artists who let me use their acappellas), and I’d like to give them plenty of time to work their magic.

I just hope when I finally arrives you dig it as much as I do.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE THAT REMIX OF WHIP IT!! it's my favorite ever. great show as always!!

Z. said...

Thanks for listening, Hex! Glad you found a keeper. :)

Anonymous said...

back in my krfh days, i had stumbled across that mix. i thought i was the only one who knew of it.

overall, great quality as always.

Z. said...

Yeah, I was pretty blown way by it. Now if I could only remember where the hell I found it. LOL

Anthony said...

Listening to the podcast now. =D from these comments, looks like I will definitely enjoy it!

Also. me and my friend Leo are trying our hand at a VGM news podcast. we took an initial test run. check it out at

I would love to know what you (and hex if you are reading this) think of it, as you are both folks who have been podcasting/webcasting for some time already! Also, it's 100% unedited at this point. about half an hour long as well!

Anonymous said...

Warner Brother's What is Hip? remix album is where i heard it first. ^_^ i love a bunch of the remixes there.

Z. said...

I'll be sure to give it a listen, Ant.

That's the one, Hex! :)

Church said...

Nice 'cast, as usual, but now I'm more eager than ever for the new comp.

Anthony said...

Great podcast Z! I am definitely loving that sneak preview track!

funky49 said...

nygel gets props! woop!

pinky said...

aw mang! i swears i left a comment, i hate it when that happens, dang...

Z. said...

Glad you dug the sneak, Ant.

I just can't say enough nice stuff about nYgel, funk; he's m'boy!

It's cool, Pinky. I can feel the love. ;)

antisoc said...

It's been a while since I had time to listen to a podcast, but I did last night and it was awesome. I loved the whip it remix.

Z. said...

Glad you like it, Soc. Just so you know, you're ONB remix is also one of my faves! :)

antisoc said...

You're!?!?!? Where is Z and what have you done with him? ;)

P.S. thanks for the kind words, imposter Z.