October 29, 2013


No, this is not a post about collecting Halloween candy while dressed like a pirate.

(side note: Talk Like A Pirate Day in September is my birthday! Always a bit of extra fun with all the AAARRRRR jokes, the only type I can reliably remember!)

The mix I played at last week’s hoop class was Best of Bootie 2012 – a wonderful mix of mashups, find it in all sorts of downloadable forms here!

I first heard of Bootie (and mashups, in general) at Burning Man. I can’t remember if it was 2006 or 2007.. wait, just realized which Burning Man date I was dancing with, and it was Goldilocks, and I met him in 2007.. SO, in 2007, I was wandering Burning Man with Goldilocks (he already had that playa name, and gave my mine: Fluffy), and we came across a DJ stage where they were taking one recognizable song and mashing it up with another.. and it broke my brain in the most glorious way!

I’ve been a big fan of the mashup genre ever since, and Bootie is my main online source for mixes. Visit their website here, or find more of their music on Soundcloud here.  Want to hear some other mashup artists?  I also like Girltalk, and Dj Earworm puts out an annual effort that includes the year’s top 25 hits according to Billboard’s Year End Hot 100 list… all in one song!

Here is his United State of Pop 2013, enjoy!