Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Fleetwood Mash

Fleetwood Mash

It took me a few minutes to get a grip on exactly what was going on with this music. Was this really Mick Fleetwood mashing up his own tunes with the aid of Bill Laswell and others? Perhaps Bowie wasn't the only major artist to see the artistic/commercial merit in mashing. Well its kinda Mick Fleetwood....I'll let the producer, Mashine Gun Kelly explain:

Fleetwood Mash is a "Mash-up" or "Virtual" band. New songs have been created using samples of the performances of these four amazing musicians.
Mick Fleetwood may be the biggest name ever to release a royalty-free sample CD of his drumming and percussion.
The great thing about this is that Mick Fleetwood IS actually playing drums on every track of Fleetwood Mash. So in essence he is in the band even though he does not know it. The other artists in Fleetwood Mash are also extremely talented and well known in the music industry, and they all released sample CDs of their musical artistry for sale for royalty-free use; and they too are all performing on every track of Fleetwood Mash.

In addition to the 10 tracks that are freely downloadable individually or in one zip file there is plenty of information on the mashup scene in general including links to other mashup sites and mashup FAQs. You don't have to be a fan of Fleetwood Mac or any of the other artists to be able to get into this music. It is very rhythm oriented with lots of fat bass and percussion and a bit more than a touch of dub.

Be sure to visit the site because there are links to lots of great stuff.

Punjab Don't Stop
I Need You
The First Ones

Download zip of all 10 tracks


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