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Part B (see previous: Part A)

March 1, 2009
Something about Han Solo and Carbonite

Something about Han Solo and Carbonite

So remember that time that I blogged a blog about some new songs from Party Ben? It was all like “these are some good songs, but there is another one that he hasn’t released yet, so chill out a sec, willya?

He released that last one. It’s a lively mashup of Justice, Kanye West, Soulwax, and Walter Murphy he’s calling “Let There Be Love/Beethoven Lockdown”. As the format of the title implies, it’s got this tight two-part thingy going on, but is best taken all together for maximal effect. Truly, it is a work, one of those where the instrumental works so hard that you just want to sing along with it even though you’re not an instrument. Also, the video for this one is really really tight, check it out on Party Ben’s site.

In case you were wondering, the Classical groove that you taste is from Walter Murphy’s “A Fifth of Beethoven”, the same song that popularized A plus D‘s mega (well, as mega as mashups get) hit Beethoven’s Fifth Gold Digger. If any mashups can be said to be played out, this is one (the other being Boulevard of Broken Songs by Party Ben).

But before I start to ramble, here’s what you came here for:

Party Ben – “Let There Be Love/Beethoven Lockdown” (mp3)

17 Comments leave one →
  1. Mister Less permalink
    March 2, 2009 11:44 pm

    Has this dude ever actually listened to Love Lockdown?
    The timing is all wrong.

  2. MoebiusDick permalink
    March 3, 2009 8:32 am

    @Mister Less

    That’s why this is a mashup and not the original track…it’s MEANT to be different. On top of that this is a huge improvement of what was a fairly average track.

    Then again I suspect if you mix Justice and some disco samples with most Kanye West it would improve it no end.

    Great post… thanks icebergxc

  3. Josh permalink
    March 3, 2009 7:12 pm

    That was an acapella played over another song (that didn’t mesh all that well in the first place) with an ordinary transition… It was like a clip from a shitty demo, not a song.

  4. Dan permalink
    March 3, 2009 9:14 pm

    Isn’t everyone tired of these mashups? No originality, and a perfectly good Justice track ruined.

    • January 31, 2010 1:42 pm

      Yes we are all tired of mash ups. But people are retarded and being able to hear music you know with music you don’t know fills dancefloors

  5. camila permalink
    March 4, 2009 12:23 pm

    where can i download this EXACT track?? i love it!

  6. marquismeowmersiv permalink
    March 4, 2009 1:45 pm

    The Classical Groove is actually the Soulwax remix Walter Murphy’s “A Fifth of Beethoven”. All those loops/scratches/ bass lines are Soulwax’s doing, not Party Ben. Another reason why Soulwax fucking rules.

  7. Phil permalink
    March 4, 2009 3:53 pm

    It’s probably hidden cat vs Beethoven actually, don’t think anyone has got the non radio version of soulwax’s remix of a fifth of beethoven.

    On a different note, what a useless mash up. These mash ups of 100s of songs are starting to take the piss; it doesn’t improve on any of the previous songs, they just segue together pretty easily.

  8. March 4, 2009 9:22 pm

    Good mashup, I am really stoked on the Green Day vs Oasis vs Kanye “Boulevard of Flashing Lights” from Party Ben last January.

    Found your blog on the word press front page. It is rare to get anything about mashup their so it was a cool stumble.

    I write a blog about the music, tv, books, movies and other media that i consume. Roll through and say hey sometime.


  9. March 9, 2009 5:59 pm

    Interesting site, i have bookmarked your blog for future referrence 🙂

  10. Party Ben permalink
    March 13, 2009 12:50 am

    Wow, so much Party Ben hate! Blog commenters sure love to complain. First of all, yes, I’m a big fan of 808s and Heartbreak and I believe I’ve respected the original timing of “Love Lockdown.” I had to switch some verses around but I didn’t shift the original beats. As far as all the good stuff being Soulwax’s doing, yes, totally, the Beethoven remix is a Soulwax (or, um, Hidden Cat, more likely) production, and that’s why I credited it as such. I have no interest in trying to pass myself off as doing what Soulwax did. Also, I’m not sure how a mashup of 3 songs somehow become a mashup with “100s” of songs, so that criticism seems a little out of left field — maybe you’re talking about Girl Talk? More than anything this was a mashup I made in the context of doing a live show at our mashup club, Bootie, and thus it’s best taken in the spirit it was created, which was to wink at A+D’s original Kanye vs. Beethoven classic mashup, “Beethoven’s 5th Gold Digger.” Any additional appreciation of the track is just gravy, as far as I’m concerned. Thanks for posting it and glad a couple people were amused by it, at least.

    • autogunner permalink
      January 10, 2010 12:01 pm

      well I enjoyed it, keep up the good work

    • ARTONE permalink
      January 14, 2010 2:26 pm

      Hey. I’m not usually a fan of mashups but this one I really like. Keep on doing your thing Party Ben.

    • marquismeowmersiv permalink
      February 9, 2010 4:00 pm

      wow, I was not paying attention. I’m honored that you stopped by our blog, Party Ben.

  11. January 15, 2010 11:42 am

    can anyone repost the mp3? the link is down and this mix is too good to pass up


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