The latest rage in internet underground music is ‘bootlegging’. No, it’s not what you think it is. This new form of beauty is the remixing of existing (and often seemingly incompatible) tracks by ‘amateur’ mixers, and making them available on line, on the web and through P2P progs like AudioGalaxy or Kazaa. Check out this fab Aaliyah vs Leftfield ‘Try Another Phat One’ mix by ‘Skandal’. Obviously, there’s nothing new about remixing. But it’s having its 15 minutes right now, and it’s having it large.
These ‘mashed up’ tracks are now finding their way into the mainstream. George Michael, for example, wanted to put the Kurtis Rush booty ‘George gets his freak on’ as an extra track on his latest single, but apparently the rapper’s mother ‘didn’t want her daughter to be associated with homosexuality’. Charming. Anyway, the Guardian covered bootlegging recently, if you want to know more about it.
Boomselection is a weblog keeping track of the latest bootleg news, and it’s via them we found “dsico” who are featuring “U too in a Bottle?” featuring: Christina Aguilera – Genie in a Bottle | vs | U2 – Desire. You’ll find the link to the mp3 in the righthand column on their site. Let’s know if you find any other ‘U2 bootlegs’ of the same kind, cause we like ’em.