“Historical past within the making,” Jay-Z calls out a number of bars into Beyoncé’s debut solo single “Loopy in Love.”
The current assemblage finds Queen Bey splitting display screen time with The Beatles, as DJ Cummerbund weaves “Loopy in Love” along with “Come Collectively.”
The video is as a lot enjoyable because the seamless audio, with a hammy cameo from Ringo Starr, courtesy of the 1981 comedy Caveman, and Yoko Ono and James Brown doing a little heavy lifting.
John Lennon’s take as Brown fires up his Intercourse Machine is priceless. It actually feels as if these unlikely collaborators had been lively, relatively than passive contributors.
Right here’s a peek into how DJ Cummerbund organized the audio clips.
Requested in a 2020 interview with Digital Journal in regards to the supply of his inspiration, he responded:
I’m unsure in case you can name it inspiration precisely, however I’ve a neurological situation that causes me to listen to and really feel melodies and frequencies the place most can’t (within the wind, the soil, celestial our bodies, and so forth.) This in the end causes me to continually hear songs on high of different songs to the purpose of utmost frustration and the one solution to subdue that’s to really create what I’m listening to in my head. It’s nearly therapeutic for me, and I used to be even advised I may die if I don’t proceed to create my works. It’s undoubtedly like a curse generally however will also be a blessing as my music appears to deliver a substantial amount of pleasure to tens of millions of individuals.
An undersung aspect of those eye-catching remixes is how skillfully DJ Cummerbund ties issues collectively by recording supplemental vocals and instrumentals.
Ozzy Osbourne fronts “Earth, Wind and Ozzys,” which marries his 1980 solo hit “Loopy Prepare” with Earth Wind & Hearth’s evergreen “September” so efficiently, it’s a let all the way down to do not forget that a stunning, harmonized “I’m going off the rails on a loopy prepare” is an invented, not sampled disco refrain.
The combos the DJ comes up with can’t assist however drive a recent perspective on artists who would by no means in one million years have shared a stage or fanbase.
Step right into a no man’s land the place the speedy fireplace punk brattiness of the Ramones can coexist with the Hanson brothers’ lemon recent, Tulsa wholesomeness, and Cotton Eye Joe is available in out of nowhere.
When a title like “Me and Coolio Down by the Schoolyard” pops into your head, it arrives as a self-thrown gauntlet. You’ll be able to’t not see it via to fruition.
The lo-fi joys of double dutch and playground hoops from the unique Julio video current a believable imaginative and prescient of a “place the place (Coolio’s) children can play outdoors with out livin’ in concern of a drive-by.”
This being a DJ Cummerbund manufacturing, baseball Corridor of Famer, Mickey Mantle and soccer coach John Madden, who had been available for Julio, need to make room for his ever current muse, the late wrestling famous person Randy “Macho Man” Savage.
DJ Cummerbund is keen to think about requests, notably in case you do a little bit of homework to make sure that your chosen songs’ keys match up and their BPMs inhabit the identical realm.
In current weeks, DJ Cummerbund has been opening for the B-52s throughout their residency on the Venetian.
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– Ayun Halliday is the Chief Primatologist of the East Village Inky zine and writer, most lately, of Inventive, Not Well-known: The Small Potato Manifesto and Inventive, Not Well-known Exercise Guide. Comply with her @AyunHalliday.