DJ Mashup to One18: A Decade Of Mashups 2005 - 2015

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about

Ahh, the liner notes section of the album - something to give you some context to the bizarre art i have created.

Let's see, where do i start...

I was a 14 year-old kid in 2004. A music lover - mostly a hip-hop head who loved scratching on his dad's Prince "1999" record (sorry for the scratches dad). A friend of a few years older than me (whom you should really be thanking or condemning for this album), was a computer whiz and gave me a present for my birthday. What does a computer whiz give a 14 year old kid for his birthday? Software - a DAW to be specific, and this forever gave music a new meaning to me.

The DAW (digital audio workstation) was Sony ACID music studio and it gave me an opportunity to actively participate in music and do more than just listen and internalize - which are key components to creating mashups it turns out - unless while in your DAW you blindly import an acapella of the same BPM as your "instrumental" track that happens to not go out of time throughout the whole track, which is a rare and awesome occurrence, but that's for another time and place.

The Grey Album, by Dangermouse had just been released in February of 2004. The critically acclaimed mashup album of Jay-Z "The Black Album" and The Beatles "White Album". I was already following the bootleg/mashup culture closely online shortly prior to it's release - And I actually own one of the 3,000 pressed copies, before Dangermouse received cease and desist orders from EMI and had to, well - cease and desist. There was a Grey Tuesday to follow that I remember very well, it was all very exciting -Wikipedia that sh*t.

So, I tried my hand at making a mashup album, it sucked. The concept originally, unoriginal - Jay-Z "The Black Album" blended with Pink Floyd "The Wall" to create "The Pink Album". Like I said it sucked, like really bad. I learned a lot from the hours/days I spent trying to make it sound good. And okay, there might have been a decent track or two.

But, I didn't stop making mashups and trying new things, and I kept getting better. I joined an online forum of djs and bootleggers around the world called GYBO (Get Your Bootleg On) and I was receiving critiques, trading ideas, discussing editing techniques, and really felt a great camaraderie with the fellow djs.

These mashups were created in the span of 10 years at my mom and dad's 1 house in Twinsburg, Ohio, my 2 dorm rooms, 1 house, 1 apartment at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, my grandparents 1 house in Pocatalico, West Virginia and at 3 different apartments where I currently reside in Columbus, Ohio.

I hope you enjoy - I had a lot of fun making these.

Please click on individual tracks for full tracking information.

-sean (dj mashup/one18), 12.29.15

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released December 30, 2015

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