A collection of good pre-partying videos from the last few years.
In high-def where available, but I can’t be bothered to search up the youtube hack that allows embedding of HD clips, so you may have to click through for full quality.
Fatboy Slim — Push The Tempo
I can’t believe I hadn’t seen this before.
Utah Saints — Somethings Good ’08
“It was the freshest move I’d ever seen”. Charming.
Eclectic Method — The Colbert Report – Remix feat Lawrence Lessig
Also appears as the closing credits in Remix Manifesto (which I still haven’t seen, despite that I could see it if I were to click here). Can’t help noticing that all of these videos are either remixes or third-party alternate versions or make heavy use of sampling (except maybe the Fatboy Slim, ironically).
Flat Eric — Flat Beat – Mr. Oizo
Also new to me. I don’t know the story behind the video but I gather it was yet another sensation that I never heard about a few years back. Click through and read the info box for some background on the track.
Kanye West — Can’t Tell Me (Alternate Version) by Zack Galifianakis and Will Oldham
Still my favourite after all these months. Shot on Zack’s farm in South Carolina as a lark for his friend Kanye. Finally an HD version!
François Macré — Thriller (64 tracks a’cappella version)
Maybe a little sedate for Saturday night, but maybe not. Heck of a thing.
Lazza Gun Sound System — Welcome 2 Treeplanting 2012
Met Lazza (Lars) at a BBQ last week and he obliged by laying down some fresh freestyle for us, but we forgot to ask him to make the lightning sound effects from the classic “Pound Mix 2007” that I played on a couple of my radio shows. A few days later he emailed me with this fresh material (warning, profanity and 10 minutes long, which is long by youtube standards). Lyrics and .mp3 download here.
Use a staff for your back if your a little taller, I put a twist on a D and grind of the kicker
Shovel in the right, Left is my trigger finger, 249 in a clip plus 1 one in the chamber
Thats not dirt on my hand, I call that gun powder, and I can open up your tarp like its a cash register
Step out on your peice and take out every dollar, see me LZ in my getaway car
And when i say getaway car I mean A-Star, Best decision special mission in a helicopter
I Got a Back Bagger Swagger , a nitridex-flex, I aint just top-dollar-ballin Im livin the upper deck!
Pump That, Cause every top-dollar-baller pumps that, you pocket turnd fat, cool cat,
And finally, this new any more but it really is that good:
Kutiman — Mother of All Funk Chords — Thru-You project
If you liked that there is an entire album, all of which seems to be as conceptually and sonically vicked. Touching and rocking at the same time. Recommended.