SEPTEMBER 13, 2007 PARTY BEN IS WEIRD Like that's news.I know that this entertaining website has the distinct odor of "late-career self-referentiality," with endless blathering about press mockery or radio attention to a cheesy mashup I made like 3 years ago, but I promise, I'm always working on new stuff. I'm just rarely satisfied enough with what I make to post mp3s. Or I'm just lazy. But lately I've got a newfound, er, shamelessness, so I thought maybe I'd post a couple things I've been revising for a while, just to get them off my hard drive. They're a bit odd and probably not exactly Prime Time Bootie Floorfillers, but hey, maybe you can enjoy them on your Zunes.
First up: it's M.I.A. vs. Kate Bush. I was thinking, hey, Boyz is in 6/8 time, and so is that good old Kate Bush song "The Dreaming," so why not play them at the same time. Plus there's that whole, you know, "third-world" theme, with Kate singing about aboriginal Australians and stuff, perhaps someone smart could write an essay about all of this.
Next, it's my attempt at a remix of the new Jose Gonzalez track, "Killing For Love." Since I'm too dumb to make my own beats, I go steal them from other songs, in this case an atmospheric Cirez D electro track called "Horizons." There's actually some originally Party Ben bleeps and bloops in it as well. Neat.
Jose Gonzalez vs. Cirez D - "Killing For Love (Remix)" Download: 8MB 192kbps mp3
If you're like, "where the hell is the stoopid Party Ben megajamz at dammit" well, yes I still make those too. I'll be releasing a slew of Bootie Traxx ( i.e., stuff I've been playing on the dancefloor at America's Premiere Mashup Nightclub) as well as announcing some exciting European tour dates next week. Hey, anybody in Prague, or Dublin, want me to come DJ? And anybody in Poland, Germany, Belgium or France know any good cheap restaurants? And anybody anywhere want to give me a job?
POP ROXX Live performance from Gram Rabbit, plus DJs Jenny, Miz Margo, Chan Chan and Danny Graver, and us in the Mini-Bootie Mashup Lounge!
DNA LOUNGE 375 11th St. @ Harrison, SF
9pm - after house / 21+
Saturday, September 29, 2007
AFTER THE LOVE Lovefest After Party that's not quite so glowstick-filled. Featuring Rogue Element, Slyde, Murphstar, Emerge, Brett Pinkin, Malarkey, Jive, the Space Cowboys, and a Bootie Back Room with Adrian & Mysterious D and myself!
MIGHTY 119 Utah St., San Francisco
9pm-5am / $20 before midnight
Saturday, October 13, 2007 BOOTIE SF Featuring France's DJ Zebra and DJ Moule, plus regulars Adrian & Mysterious D, Smash-up Derby, and Dada, and a midnight mashup show with Gwenchael Jackfani and the Hollaback Zombies!!! Upstairs we're trying this new thing, the Cherry Bar Lounge, it's like "Retro Bootie," reliving the early days of mashup fun times. All of us will be rotating up there playing mashups made before we moved to DNA.
375 11th @ Harrison, SF 9pm-after hours / 21+
$12 / $6 before 10:30
PARTY BEN IS...
"The Dumbest Name in Showbiz" (TM)
San Francisco DJ / producer / pop bastardizer. Resident DJ at Club Bootie.
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