Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Compilation

Off The Beaten Meter is a CD-length compilation of bootlegs/mash-ups in time signatures other than 4/4, which pushes the envelopes of both bootleg/mash-up-making and rhythmic perceptions in general.

Showcasing 20 odd-metered tracks by 11 noted bootleggers/mash-up-artists (including several gems from the past and 9 new exclusive mash-ups), which span a wide range of genres, from contemporary classical and jazz to electronica, hip-hop, and pop to progressive rock and metal, Off The Beaten Meter will appeal to and engage both the chin-stroking muso-nerd niche as well as the much broader spectrum of people who enjoy and appreciate excellent and interesting music, liberated from genre constraints and the ubiquitous 4/4 straitjacket.

This compilation will definitely challenge you, if not blow your mind. Yet it will also get your foot tapping, your head nodding, and your body rocking, in time signatures off the beaten meter.

So choose a free download option and venture beyond 4/4. Enjoy!

Love, ~I

DJ not-I presents:

Off The Beaten Meter: MashUps Beyond 4/4

1. G3RSt - The Impossible Son of Bolero (6/8)*
(The Future Sound Of London vs. Maurice Ravel vs. "Theme from Mission Impossible")

2. Eternal Khaos - The Time Collector (mostly 13/4)*
(Foo Fighters vs. Nine Inch Nails)

3. Lee Spoons - Hey Brian (mostly 22/4)
(Outkast vs. Arctic Monkeys)

4. ToToM - Should Pigs Stay or Should They March? (mostly 7/8)
(The Clash vs. Nine Inch Nails)

5. Overdub - Five Step (5/4)
(Radiohead vs. Dave Brubeck)

6. DJ not-I - ToxicToxicity (mostly 12/8)
(Britney Spears vs. System of a Down)

7. Andrewherring - Avril's Nu Gnu (3/4 - 4/4 polyrhythm)
(Avril Lavigne vs. Leftfield vs. Flanders and Swann vs. The Boss)

8. Overdub - Lucky Right Dead (7/4)*
(UK vs. Joan Osborne vs. Chris Squire vs. Primus vs. Pink Floyd) 

9. Lee Spoons - The Loneliness of a Nude Tower Crane Driver (6/4)
(Radiohead vs. Elbow)

10. Virtual DJ - Watcher of Facades (6/4 or 12/8)*

(Genesis vs. Philip Glass vs. William S. Burroughs)

11. Overdub - Beautiful Baby (9/8)*
(Bobby McFerrin vs. Porcupine Tree) 
12. Lee Spoons - The Cassette Dissector (3/4)
(Blur vs. Blur - 8 songs)

13. DJ not-I - One Love Plunge (6/8 - 4/4 polyrhythm)*

(Morcheeba feat. Cool Calm Pete vs. Nirvana vs. Talib Kweli vs. The Herbaliser vs. DJ Food. Feat. Arnold Schwarzenegger) 
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14. ToToM - Dirty Fang (parts in 15/8)
(Them Crooked Vultures vs. Gorillaz)
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15. Overdub - Silent Bell (5/4)
(Radiohead vs. KT Tunstall) 

16. DJ not-I - My Favorite Allez (Nothing Else Matters) (12/8)*
(Metallica vs. The Supremes vs. Eastenders)
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17. RIAA - What a Wonderful Sidewalk (3/4)
(Louis Armstrong vs. a fairground organ version of "The Sidewalks of New York" and HAL9000 from "2001")

18. Andrewherring - Saviour's Day Remix (3/4)
(Cliff Richard vs. a hardfloor track vs. 4Hero)

19. Voicedude - Everybody's Free On Brokeback Mountain (3/4)

(Quindon Tarver Vs. Gustavo Santaolalla)

20. Pirate Soundsystem - Lullaby for not-I (~I tinker) (polyrhythmic)*
(Pirate Soundsystem vs. Shunryu Suzuki Roshi)

*exclusive compilation tracks

Conceived and Compiled by DJ not-I, Mexikotrax, April, 2010

Cover art by Klaudia Gottwald

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Off The Beaten Meter: video promo #3

In 12/8 (except for the 4/4 thrash bridge & coda), here's Britney vs. System of a Down: "ToxicToxicity" by DJ not-I, vividly representing the mainstream pop/rock side of the Off The Beaten Meter compilation, coming April 12th.

Stay Tuned!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Off The Beaten Meter: video promo #2

Representing the off-the-beaten-meter-beat side of the compilation, here's a well-established mash-up (and video - Radiohead vs. Dave Brubeck) in 5/4 (another feature on the Off The Beaten Meter compilation), by Overdub, whose new exclusive contributions are even more complex (7/4 & 9/8), yet still utterly accessible.

Off The Beaten Meter: video promo #1

The Off The Beaten Meter compilation will rock you, engage your mind, and even make you dance in odd time signatures.

This brilliantly radiant mash-up (and video) of Peter Gabriel-era Genesis vs. a poly-rhythmic composition by Philip Glass, produced by Virtual DJ, epitomizes the artistic and progressive side of the Off The Beaten Meter compilation.

Count the pulses as either 123456/123456 (6/4), or in 12/8 double-time, as Glass's sheet music specifies, or just sit back and appreciate it...

Alternative higher-quality video here.