As I posted on the Wax Audio Facebook page, I’ve had the good fortune to become a Dad for a second time. Our new baby daughter arrived just under 2 weeks ago, happy and healthy. Along with her big sister, the greatest mashup I’ve ever had a hand in producing (though the lion’s share of credit goes to her beautiful mother of course).
This means that things are set to quieten down here at Wax Audio HQ for the next few months. But rest assured, Wax Audio isn’t going anywhere. I’ve plenty of plans for 2013, so stay tuned!
In other news, I’ve received a ton of positive feedback about T-shirts, with some of you even ready to dress your whole family in them. Unfortunately I’ve not managed to get the production line rolling yet, one more thing to look forward to next year.
Enjoy your end of year holiday season in whichever spiritual/secular fashion you enjoy and see you all in 2013!
You never know when you put out a mashup album which of the artists you mash will wind up hearing, and perhaps liking, your interpretation of their work. I’d never have guessed that Herbie Hancock would end up digging ‘Master Of Doin’ It’ enough to promote it on his Facebook page and Twitter account.
There are big names in the music business and then there are living legends, the people who made it all happen in the first place. Herbie Hancock is undeniably in the second category.
Herbie… I am honored – thank you!
And consider your advice taken, I’m gonna keep on doin’ it!
OK, so we all know that whilst producing Michael Jackson’s Thriller album in 1983, Quincy Jones called up Eddie Van Halen and had a conversation that led to him playing the awesome guitar solo on Beat It. But what if it was the other way round? Imagine that Eddie called up Michael (while David Lee Roth was AWOL in the Amazon).
“Hey Michael, I’ve got this song down, but I need a vocal… what are you doing right now?”
After a lengthy hiatus, the people’s mashup producer has returned!
Mashopolos II - The Mashening (2009)
The Mashening is a comprehensive collection of Wax Audio’s 2008 mash output, tweaked, re-jigged, sexed-up and optimized for maximum earhole penetration.
Mashopolos is a pop, hard-rock, metal, disco, movie-soundtrack, hindi-pop, bhangra type album put together using other people’s music. Each pairing was achieved by loving cajoling and violent contortion of the source materials and was produced in Athens, Greece (hence the album title) throughout February and March 2007.
9 Countries (2009)
Recorded on location in Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Tibet, India, Egypt and Greece between October 2005 and March 2007, 9 Countries was entirely assembled from field recordings, no additional samples were used.
Mashed Media Trilogy
Cut, Paste & Run (2007)
Wax Audio returns to the mashed up political arena to deliver one more sonic diatribe: Cut, Paste and Run.
Mediacracy picks up where WMD … And Other Distractions left off, offering the listener as dense a mashing of news media as they’ve likely heard.
WMD ...And Other Distractions (2004)
WMD …and other distractions is a 21-minute cut & paste audio montage offering a condensed, concise and transparent run-down of the most high-profile political manoeuvres broadcast over Australian air-waves during the first 3 years of this millennium.
Mashed In Plastic - The David Lynch Mashup Album
Proudly presented by 1086 Productions: The Reborn Identity, Wax Audio, Colatron and Linus, Mashed In Plastic presents 18 tracks exploring and incorporating the films and sounds of David Lynch.
Number Of Da Boots
It’s finally here – the first ever Iron Maiden mashup album THE NUMBER OF DA BOOTS. Featuring Wax Audio, Celebrity Murder Party, Copycat, DJ Lobsterdust, DJ Schmolli, The Illuminoids and Simon Iddol, all of whom have submitted their very own mashup tributes to one of heavy metal’s finest.
All of the mashups on the web site featuring samples of copyrighted material were created as non-substitutable, non-commercial derivatives of recognised recorded works.
They do not to compete with the market for the original material, nor do they undermine, defame or otherwise harm the original artists. Contrarily they promote each artist’s commercial work and further validate their iconic status in popular culture.
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