SEPTEMBER 22, 2007 MORE NEATO VIDDYS!! Thanks, anonymous internet people with free time and video editors.My Dutch friend Whitehouse (who also seems to have some time on his hands) e-mails me a veritable slew of new clips people have edited together utilizing Party Ben productions. I suppose you just have to search "Party Ben" on YouTube to find these, but it's so much easier when somebody else does it, you don't have to look at all the "Here we are at Ben's birthday party" ones. Yes I know my DJ name is stupid.
First up, a video from producer(s?) calling him/her/themselves "Flipboitamidles." Yeah, I can't say it either. They've taken my recent production, Amy Winehouse vs. The Four Tops - "Rehab (Can't Help Myself)," and edited together some footage of both artists. Unfortunately only Amy's synched up with the vocals, the Four Tops are just hanging around, so it's kind of "meh."
PB Rating: 3/10
Here we have something that, as the intro credits explain, was "editado por San Diego Duque." It's the now-sounding-very-old Gorilla Cake, "Never Feel Good," although it's pretty heavy on the Gorillaz footage.
PB Rating: 4/10
Here's the Flipboit kids again, this time a little more successful with the locating of footage of the artists singing the actual songs. It's the "Boulevard of Broken Songs (Dance Mix '05)" but they've used some live footage of the bands involved, so it's kind of unique, although, boy, I'm not really very proud of this mix, looking back.
PB rating: 5/10
Okay here we go, the Flipabottamus kids again, but this is probably the best "Galvanize the Empire" video I've seen; while the "Galvanize" footage is by nature underwhelming, the editing of the "Empire Strikes Back" footage is pretty extraordinary. They nailed all the "standing by" stuff.
PB Rating: 9/10
Here's a tolerable edit of the Rihanna and General Public videos for "Tender Umbrella."
PB Rating: 6/10
This is also just a basic edit of the two original videos for Nelly Furtado/Timbaland and Michael Jackson, but they're both just better videos, especially the early Jacko footage that's really pretty magical. Another nice one from VJ Brewski.
PB Rating: 8/10
And I can't believe I never posted his edit of "Ooh La La Summer Nights," also really successful if only for the amusing juxtaposition of the "Grease" dance moves with the ass-shaking Wiseguys backup dancers. This would be a fine way to wrap up this edition of Neato Party Ben Viddys...
PB Rating: 9/10
...but I just have to post this. First of all, just go to YouTube and search for "Every Car You Chase," a lot of stuff pops up, and people use my tracks to accompany their home movies and random TV show footage all the time. But this, this is making my eyes bleed. Click if you dare.
PB Rating: Kill Myself/10
Okay enough of that. I promised Bootie Traxxx and Europe Dates this week, but due to, um, work, those things have been delayed, hopefully only til next week. But hey, I'm already ahead of the one-post-a-month average here, which I think is pretty good.
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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