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June 21, 2009 8:59 PM   Subscribe

Osymyso - "Intro-Inspection" (mp3)

Also under Osymyso's long history of music-making: "Pat n' Peg" (mp3), made up of bits and pieces of Eastenders; "Fiver to Bigwig" (mp3), consisting of various pieces of rabbits; and "John's Not Mad" (no mp3), from the documentary of the same name.
posted by flatluigi (22 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
You might have to be logged into last.fm to download the mp3s from there; I forgot to check.
posted by flatluigi at 9:02 PM on June 21, 2009


Nope! Download works just fine.
posted by kaspen at 9:15 PM on June 21, 2009


Glad I checked, really enjoying it. But I recognize that entire start segment from long time favourite Raiding the 20th Century, so I have to ask; who is sampling who here?
posted by kaspen at 9:21 PM on June 21, 2009


who is sampling who here?

I write the songs.

I am music.
posted by longsleeves at 9:26 PM on June 21, 2009


Well, I should have just answered my own question before posing it here, as I now have (wiki), so having exposed my ignorance, I will bow out with the statement that I hadn't realized how much of DJ Food's mix was verbatim sampling of this one.
posted by kaspen at 9:29 PM on June 21, 2009


kaspen: If I remember correctly, DJ Food's mix/retrospective is entirely made up of other songs. Here's the list from discogs.
posted by flatluigi at 9:32 PM on June 21, 2009


Is it ever! And I knew it uses several pre-existing mashups, I just didn't know it was so extensively using extended segments of other people's mixes. Which is to say, I knew it was a song made of songs, I just didn't know it was a song made of songs made of songs.
posted by kaspen at 9:35 PM on June 21, 2009


Also, a treat! Long ago Osymyso released a pair of tracks expanding on bits of Intro-Inspection. Here they are: 1, 2.

(Password is 'expansion')
posted by flatluigi at 9:38 PM on June 21, 2009


"Download the mp3s from there; Download works just fine. But I recognize that I write the songs. I am music. I hadn't realized how much I remember correctly, and I knew it, which is to say, I knew it, I just didn't know it was also, a treat!"

(That's my mash-up of the 8 comments in this thread, in under 7 seconds to read. 6 seconds if you're quick.)
posted by not_on_display at 9:49 PM on June 21, 2009


"Download the mp3s from there; Download works just fine. But I recognize that I write the songs. I am music. I hadn't realized how much I remember correctly, and I knew it, which is to say, I knew it, I just didn't know it was also, a treat!"

(That's my mash-up of the 8 comments in this thread, in under 7 seconds to read. 6 seconds if you're quick.)
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 10:07 PM on June 21, 2009


D.J. AutoSummarize Says:

Twelve minutes, 101 songs. Download works just fine. I write the songs. kaspen: If I remember correctly, DJ Food's mix/retrospective is entirely made up of other songs. Which is to say, I knew it was a song made of songs, I just didn't know it was a song made of songs made of songs.
posted by delmoi at 10:07 PM on June 21, 2009


Oh, but DJ Markov Hits Back:
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posted by delmoi at 10:10 PM on June 21, 2009


I just discovered this song this week, my friend recommended it to me - it's fun when something you discover for the first time and had never heard of pops right back up somewhere. Thanks for the post.

It's a neat song in terms of how all the samples fit together, and the sense of humor Osymyso has, but it also has a really nice mellow vibe that carries through the whole thing.
posted by Rinku at 10:13 PM on June 21, 2009


This was mentioned previously. I rather like Osymyso's work with/for Simon Pegg. He mixed the Shaun of the Dead soundtrack for the official soundtrack CD, and did a little something for Spaced.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:50 PM on June 21, 2009


Bastard!
posted by vicx at 12:18 AM on June 22, 2009


I bought the original CD pressing of Intro-Inspection at Rough Trade in London six years ago. Complete head fuck in the most positive of ways.

I remember reading somewhere that the inspiration for the track was his experience as a DJ. He was frustrated that people would run off the dance floor when he spun killer dance tracks that no one had heard before yet come running back the moment he played a classic tune like Tainted Love.

He decided to see how many of those instantly recognizable intros he could fit into as short a period as possible, with the caveat that it had to be at least marginally danceable.

God bless ya, Osymyso!
posted by bpm140 at 1:05 AM on June 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


IntroInspection came out a long time ago, maybe around 2000? Its very well known among people that know mashups, which is why DJ Food used it on Raiding the 20th Century. (As others have said, Raiding the 20th Century is a mix of other people's mashups).

The video linked to by this post seems to be fairly new though.

Osymyso's stuff is awesome, but he seems to have reconfigured his website recently, usually there are a lot more tracks for download there. His remix of 'Walking in the Air (Heathrow Expansion Mix)' is one of my favorites. Also his longer mixes such as 'Puckish Mix', 'Fasterer Mix' and 'Slowerer Mix' are very good. You may be able to find them on p2p or elsewhere. He has a 1 hour mix which is released as part of the Warp Records 20th Anniversary box set, out now.

Chris Morris fans or people who don't like George W Bush will enjoy Osymyso's remix of 'bushwhacked2', which can be downloaded here: . This is a musical remix of Chris Morris' cut and paste reconfig of a GWB speech, done around 2003/04. Its NSFW, btw.
posted by memebake at 1:34 AM on June 22, 2009


^ missing link to Osymyso's bushwhacked mix: Bushwhacked 2 - Osymyso slushalod mix
posted by memebake at 1:36 AM on June 22, 2009


We call them mashups now, but I remember when this was a very small, very quirky subculture -- the booties. Yeah, I'm not too surprised it got rebranded. Osymyso was my introduction to the scene, but it was Soulwax/2 Many DJs that, in my mind, really started making brilliance of it.

This was right around when Eminem was at the peak of his career, and however it happened, there were so many people with Eminem's multi-track mixes that the art form really took hold.
posted by effugas at 4:02 AM on June 22, 2009


You want booties? Here ya go, but this isn't a link to downloadable music, just the tracklisting to the "Bootleg Bible," with links to all the artists.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:04 AM on June 22, 2009


Some time ago I came across Superlative by Fox-1. This seems like a good place to mention it.

(horrible rapidshare download link)
torrent download in first link
posted by hippybear at 10:22 AM on June 22, 2009


Osymyso's a very talented man. He's been working on a proper album for years - hopefully it will see the light of day soon.

effugas: This was right around when Eminem was at the peak of his career, and however it happened, there were so many people with Eminem's multi-track mixes that the art form really took hold.

I'm not sure a million versions of "Without Me" made the bootleg scene and it was the fact that there were acapellas on Eminem singles (actually quite a common thing for commercial Hip-Hop then) that meant people could use them, not the availability of multitracks.

Other than that you're probably right!
posted by sam and rufus at 2:11 AM on June 23, 2009


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