Monday, September 7, 2015

WATCH: Christina Aguilera vs Neon Neon - Dirrty Raquel outtake video

Hi there.

Here's a video for one of my mashups from 2014.



The intention was to upload it last year along with the original mashup - and although I never got the chance to complete it due to some hardware issues it is at least worth a watch for the dancing tigers.

If you like this be sure to check out my other mashups.

Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy!

@NiallSpence

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

LISTEN: Rihanna vs Mansun - Don't Stop The Wide Open Space - New Mashup

Hi everyone! Time for a brand new mashup from me:

https://youtu.be/vbKFsPapNfA

Rihanna vs Mansun - Please Don't Stop The Wide Open Space.

This mashup was created using a pretty decent unofficial acapella version of 'Please Don't Stop The Music' by Rihanna, and the Jon Fleming remix of Wide Open Space by Mansun. Listen out for the authentic vinyl crackle!

If you would like to hear my other mashups please click here. And to be the first to hear about my new music which I will be sharing over the coming months you can always follow me on Twitter (@NiallSpence) or hit like on my facebook page: facebook.com/niallspence.

Thanks for listening!

Niall
@NiallSpence

Thursday, February 12, 2015

LISTEN: My Top 5 Personal Favourite Mashups

A couple of weeks back I posted on the site a playlist of my most played mashups. As well as this I thought it might be cool to post which of the mashups are my personal favourites for any fans visiting this site for the first time.

Simply click play on the playlist below to hear the mashups I most enjoyed creating.



If you would prefer to watch these videos on the YouTube site click here.

These are my own personal choices but if you would like to hear my most popular mashups click here.///Insert link to other post here///

Friday, January 23, 2015

LISTEN: Top 5 Most Viewed Mashups

Hi there!

Seen as I've got quite a few mashups over on my YouTube channel I though it might be a good idea to highlight some of my most popular mashups so new fans can easily hear the mashups that other people have listened to the most.

So if you are a new visitor or just fancy listening to my most viewed mashups, simply checkout the playlist below:



Click this link to watch on YouTube.

If you like the sound of these be sure to check out my other mashups here.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2014 Mashups

Click on the video/link below to hear all my mashups from 2014:



Watch on YouTube

If you like the sound of these then be sure to checkout my mashups from 2013.

Monday, November 10, 2014

LISTEN: Dr. Dre ft. Eminem vs Mansun - Forgot About Six - New Mashup.

Hi everyone! Here's a second brand new mashup this week from me...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBT43kdE4uU

Dr Dre ft Eminem vs Mansun - Forgot About Six.

This mashup was created using the acapella version of 'Forgot About Dre' by Dr Dre and featuring Eminem, and the instrumental demo version of 'Six' by Mansun.

I'd like to say thanks to the Mansun fan that hooked me up with this demo, thus making this mashup possible. A part of me thinks he might possibly regret doing it now though haha! :)

If you like this you may want to hear some of my other mashups which can be found  here. And to be the first to hear about my new mashups and music, you can follow me on Twitter (@NiallSpence) or hit like on my facebook page: facebook.com/niallspence.

Thanks for listening!

Niall
@NiallSpence

Thursday, November 6, 2014

LISTEN: Outkast vs Paramore - Bombs Over Business - New Mashup

Hi everyone! Time for a new mashup from me...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1vYQeacOzU

Outkast vs Paramore - Bombs Over Business.

This mashup was created using the acapella version of 'B.O.B.' (or 'Bombs Over Baghdad') by Outkast and the instrumental version of 'Misery Business' by Paramore.

This idea was floating around on my computer for sometime and recently I kind of felt that I had improved my mashup making skills enough to do this mashup justice. Anyway, have a listen and see what you think.

If you would like to hear my other mashup efforts simply click here. And to be the first to hear about my new mashups and music, you can follow me on Twitter (@NiallSpence) or hit like on my facebook page: facebook.com/niallspence.

Thanks for listening!

Niall
@NiallSpence

Monday, October 13, 2014

INFO: Mashups Copyright Basics

Often I see people posting questions regarding copyright issues on forums such as acapellas4u, and while being no expert in these matters I can at least share my own experiences and knowledge of copyright issues affecting mashups. Please be aware though that this is not legal advice and I have no legal qualifications, what is written below is how I currently understand various copyright issues and this may be wrong so be sure to look into these matters yourself if they do affect you.

1. Is downloading an acapella or instrumental legal?
Downloading an acapella, instrumental, or original version of a track for free is almost certainly going to be in breach of an artist/label/publisher's copyright. However the likelihood of you being prosecuted for such activity is currently very low and I suspect pretty close to zero. As I understand it actually sharing/uploading the files is far more likely to get you in  legal trouble than downloading them will.

2. I bought a track off Beatport / iTunes (or any other store). Does this mean I can sell copies of a mashup or remix I made of the track?
In most circumstances no. Buying a copy of a track for your own use from a service such as iTunes does not give you the right to distribute the track yourself to other people. If you wanted to sell copies of a mashup or a remix of someone else's track that you made, then you would first have to get permission from the copyright holder of the music you were using and then pay them the necessary amount to be able to use their track. However remixes of tracks purchased through Beatport can themselves be sold on the Beatport website, check beatport.com for more details.

3. Can I post a mashup or remix on YouTube?
Yes you can. YouTube automatically scans uploaded videos for copyrighted material. If YouTube decides that a video contains copyrighted material then any royalties that video generates will be paid to the copyright holder of the copyrighted material that is used. YouTube may block your video in certain countries as rules regarding copyright in certain countries are stricter than in others. YouTube may also block videos containing copyrighted material on mobile devices and other platforms which do not generate advertising income. And sometimes YouTube will simply completely block your video if it contains copyrighted material.

4. Can I share a mashup or remix on other internet sites?
It depends. Some sites currently don't scan for copyrighted material (eg dropbox) and some do (eg daily motion). Whether a site which scans for copyrighted material blocks your mashup or remix will vary from site to site. A site which doesn't scan for copyrighted material will obviously allow you to share a mashup or remix but beware that you will probably be in breach of copyright if you share a mashup or remix this way.

5. Can I host a mashup or remix on my own website?
Doing this would most likely infringe upon the artist or label's copyright and could get you in trouble. I have seen people mention producers being sued or fined for hosting mashups on their own site and as such I personally don't host any mashup downloads on my blog. Many other people of course do host mashup and remix downloads (eg mp3 files) on their own sites without incident.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

LISTEN: Beastie Boys vs Andrew W.K. - Body Movin' Party - Mashup by Niall Spence

Hi everyone! Time for a new mashup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSx7OmZKAd4

Beastie Boys vs Andrew W.K. - Body Movin' Party

Any dedicated mashup fans out there may have noticed that my last mashup also featured 'Long Live The Party' by Andrew W.K. This time though I've mixed it with another Beastie Boys track as the quality of the acapella used in the first mashup wasn't great.

This mashup was created using the acapella version of 'Body Movin' by the Beastie Boys and an instrumental version of 'Long Live The Party' by Andrew W.K.

Thanks to dickalan at AndrewWKmusic.net for sharing the original instrumental Andrew W.K. track with the world.

If you would like to hear my other mashups simply click here. And to be the first to hear about my new mashups and music, you can follow me on Twitter (@NiallSpence) or hit like on my facebook page: facebook.com/niallspence.

Thanks for listening and party hard!

Niall
@NiallSpence

Saturday, September 27, 2014

LISTEN - Long Live Paul Revere - Beastie Boys vs Andrew W.K. - New Mashup

Hi everyone! Here's a remake of a mashup I made earlier this year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq1BKyPNvmk

Beastie Boys vs Andrew W.K. - Long Live Paul Revere

This mashup was created using an unofficial acapella version of 'Paul Revere' by the Beastie Boys and an instrumental version of 'Long Live The Party' by Andrew W.K.

The version of this mashup posted earlier this year featured a different instrumental, but as a better quality instrumental version of Long Live The Party by Andrew W.K. has now surfaced I thought updating this mashup would be a good idea.

Tragically though after 25 years the official Paul Revere acapella is still yet to be released, so until then the DIY acapella will have to do. Maybe Rick Rubin will dig it out soon? A new mashup of this instrumental with a better acapella can be heard here.

If you would like to hear my other mashups simply click here. And to be the first to hear about my new mashups and music, you can follow me on Twitter (@NiallSpence) or hit like on my facebook page: facebook.com/niallspence.

Thanks for listening and party hard!

Niall
@NiallSpence