of music. Also known as bootleg
s or mashup
The basic concept is the mixing
of two popular songs. Acapella (vocal track only) from song A, and instrumental from song B. Most of the time, the more recognizable the better.
dsico - "Love Will Freak Us" (Missy Elliot
vocal "Get Ur Freak on
" and Joy Division
instrumental "Love Will Tear Us Apart
Freelance Hellraiser - "A Stroke of Genie-us" (Christina Aguilera
vocal and The Strokes
Kylie VS New Order - "Can't Get Blue Monday Out of My Head"
Yg - "Ice in the Sun" (Vanilla Ice
's Ice Ice Baby
vocal and Weezer
's "Island in the Sun
The combinations are without boundaries. Some mix a new song with a new song, and some an 80's
song with a 70's
song. Some tracks have broken from this pop
on pop trend, and feature a popular song from a non-pop genre mixed with obvious pop (Ex: bumtschak's "The Robots assimilate Phil Collins in the Kraftwerk tonight," Kraftwerk
's "The Robots" instrumental & Phil Collins
's "In the Air Tonight" vocal). Most artists and fans share a general attitude
that the most extreme genre difference is the best. Humor
is an integral part of the process.
The "quality" of the tracks is inherently lo-fi
, because of the make-shift nature of the musical process. However, some have introduced glossy FX & quality engineering, along with intense beat cutting to produce tracks almost irrecognizable from the original (Ex: dsico).
Due to stress of copyright law
s, sites that host
bastard pop tunes have been known to be shut down, or artists forced to leave
The most popular way to create Bastard Pop is with software, especially Acid Pro
. This software (along with Cubase
, Logic Audio
, Pro Tools
, etc.) allows one to drop in wav
, and other formats along a timeline
, then shift and cut the files together.
Artists of this genre are usually DJ's
, electronic musician
s, computer musician
s, or hobby information junkie
s. Fans of the genre range from the suburban spouse using a Napster
-derivative to online community friends of the artists.
Resource & Weblog
Bastard Pop artist dsico
Bastard Pop artist bumtschak
Resource & Forum