Over 6 million views so you’ve probably checked him out already. I needed a smile today and this paid off:
Archive for July, 2008
The ECC’s TradeMark G. will be working his magic on the mighty 90.7 FM tomorrow at 7:30 PM. Hard to believe that the masters of copyright infringement are making their Berkeley radio debut after 20+ years of pushing the envelope of sample legality and found sound. Serious kudos to my fellow KALX-er Tumble Weed for hosting this historic event. Here are some mp3′s for the uninitiated:
This classic blending of Chuck D’s rappin’ and the jaunty grooves of Herb Alpert is often cited as the first ever mash-up. It originally appeared on The ECC’s self released Gunderphonics cassette in 1994 but made a much bigger impact when it was released as a 7″ single on San Francisco’s Eerie Materials two years later.
ECC’s crowning achievement, this track garnered cease & desist orders from CBS lawyers. After a groundswell of support spurred by a fabulous article in WIRED magazine CBS backed off their threats of legal action. I don’t know what could have gotten them so upset. Maybe it was the 350 separate edits of news anchor Dan Rather over a bed of spliced AC/DC riffage.
Anyway, be sure to tune in to Tumble Weed’s show tomorrow night at 7:30 PST for plenty of mind altering sound collage. You can catch it online here.