Ishac Bertran's vinyl mash-up
As a fan of mash-ups (and to you music purists I say, haters gonna hate), I found this music experiment by Ishac Bertran pretty fascinating. Taking the traditional cut-and-paste slicing method used to create different loops and mixes on reel-to-reel audio tape machines, Bertran took it one step further into our analog past by applying the same method to actual vinyl records. With some freshly purchased “second-hand vinyl records [of] different music styles: Supertramp, Wagner, Paul Anka, Chicago, Lil Jon,” a hot wire cutter, and a bit of dexterity and ingenuity, Bertran constructed a mash-up vinyl record Frankenstein’d together with other vinyls. You can hear the result for yourself in his video (above).
It’s a bit rough around the edges, but I have to give him tons of props for an innovative spin on the mash-up culture that takes it back to its retro, pre-digital era. To paraphrase Lil Jon, Stop! It’s da ye olde motherfucking remix!