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ABOUT ME

San Francisco DJ / producer / remixer / mashupper / radio guy / funnyman.

Get in touch at partyben@yahoo.com


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MOST REQUESTED TRACKS

"Single Ladies (In Mayberry)" (2008)
Beyonce vs. Andy Griffith Show Theme
Download: 6MB 256kbps mp3



"Every Car You Chase" (2007)
The Police vs. Snow Patrol
Download: 6MB 192kbps mp3



"Galvanize the Empire" (2006)
The Chemical Brothers
vs. John Williams
Download: 5MB 256kbps mp3



"Boulevard of Broken Songs" (2004)
Green Day vs. Oasis vs. Travis vs. Aerosmith
Download: 5MB 256kbps mp3





For more individual mashups and remixes go to the Music page here.

For long mixes go to that page here.


AN APOLOGY

Sorry. When I started partyben.com (back in 2003!!) there wasn't really any easy blogging software or stuff, or at least I didn't know about it, so I taught myself how to make a web site and just did it. So now we're stuck with an extremely primitive and unwieldy site but switching to a new system would require moving 7 years of posts by hand so I'm sort of stuck. If you're looking for something specific, feel free to e-mail me at partyben@yahoo.com, or have a go through the archives which I've sorted by year.

2009 ARCHIVE
2008 ARCHIVE
2007 ARCHIVE

2006 ARCHIVE
2005 ARCHIVE
2004 AND PREVIOUS ARCHIVE

 

JANUARY 29, 2011
NEW ITEMS OF POTENTIAL INTEREST
By reading this sentence, you hereby agree to be interested.
While I (and, perhaps, others) had hoped that my ascendance to the heights of Hollywood superstardom would have allowed me to retire to my own private island by now, never to mash or mix again, my management team tells me that our investments in "B. Madoff Industries" aren't doing as well as expected, so I should get back to producing some big moneymaking mashups and remixes. So I did, and thankfully, some people appear to have enjoyed a couple of these recent tracks (which I had already posted via my Twitter, Facebook and Soundcloud internet zones), so I assume the cash will start rolling in any minute.

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Rihanna vs. John Cougar - "What's My Name, Jack"
Right-click to download: 10MB 320kbps mp3

Click to play:



I almost feel like this is a tribute to the olden (golden?) days of mashuppery, where you'd just take a nice classic rock sort of jam and put it with the latest top 5 lady singer and everybody would flip. Obviously others have done "Jack & Diane" mash-ups, but for some reason I liked how this sounded together enough that I don't mind that it's pretty cliche, which is also why it's pretty simple, construction-wise. Thanks to Simon Iddol over at the always-uncomfortable-to-link-to Audio Porn Central who follows my Twitter religiously and posted the track, which grabbed it some additional bloggy attention from Idolator and even Towleroad (where commenters were appropriately, um, fierce), as well as a whole bunch of other blogs and even radio stations. I guess it was sent out by ABC News Radio to their affiliates or something. Well, anyway, it's not going to win a Mashup Grammy but it's an amusing diversion.
You might also enjoy: General Public vs. Rihanna - "Tender Umbrella" (2007)

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Florence + the Machine -
Dog Days Are Over (Party Ben Utilitarian Remix)
Right-click to download: 10MB 320kbps mp3

Click to play:



This is what it is: a basic mix for DJs to play this track out, with some extra beats and synthy bits and an extended ending so you can mix right into, I dunno, "1901."
You might also enjoy: Bat for Lashes vs. Shawn Christopher & Egostereo - Another Sleepless Night Alone (2009)

Also, to continue humblebragging about Hollywood, as I'm sure anyone with a TV has noticed by now, ads for "Just Go With It" are popping up during many situation comedies and sporting event telecasts. I've seen quite a few versions of the ads, and by my count, it seems like about 80% of them feature "Tender Umbrella," although the commercials are short and talky so the Rihanna part is sort of hard to hear. But it's there! Anyway, yes, the movie is out February 11, and I suppose I can announce that not only is "Tender Umbrella" actually in the film, there is another Party Ben mashup featured even more prominently, over what one might say is the film's denouement. Which track could it be? Galvanize the Empire? "Keep Dean Alive"? Um... Wipeout Taffy? Well you'll just have to shell out your $2.50 and find out.

...Sorry, I'm being told motion picture films are $10. Sakes alive, how times change!