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

Album Downloads (including printable covers):

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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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  1. it's kind of the opposite of what you were going for, but the hood internet did a good job with turning a 7/4 groove into 4/4. http://www.thehoodinternet.com/2007/04/r-kelly-vs-broken-social-scene.html

  2. A compilation?! Saves me the trouble of looking!

  3. Well The Toxic Britney thing Is Tops...The Vid is good as Well. :)

  4. is the album available anywhere now?

    1. It's been a long time but new link just posted. http://www103.zippyshare.com/v/mYFf4RvG/file.html

  5. Alternate/better DL link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/4mtmwtunzmj/Off_The_Beaten_Meter__MashUps_Beyond_4_4.zip