In France, Summer is slow to come, and the sun is getting more and more shy !
To make it shine again, The Mashup Radio team did this hot Album !
Mashup Culture VOL. 2 is 24 mashups, for 24 great Mashup artists from all over the planet: Fissunix, Elocnep, Laura B, Amoraboy, DJ Schmolli, ComaR, Loo & Placido, Colatron, DeeM, DJ MagicBaron, ViC, Jarod Ripley, Basic Physics, MashMike, ToToM, Chocomang, DJ Athom, Dj’s From Mars, DRA’man, Kellys Sevlac, KrazyBen, Mighty MIke, The Bootleague and Sebwax. you may grab it here:
Well for once , this is not a dance number ! It's the first Mashup video of that kind I made ; at the occasion of the Mashup film festival in Paris, I wanted to take a french chef d'oeuvre, and I focused on it ! Yes ,"Les disparus de saint Agil" was made in 1938 and is certainly a Chef d'oeuvre. Directed by Christian Jacques with Dialogues from Jacques Prévert, I did the music on this one, inspired by the movie, and wonderfuly accompanied by the fantastic piano player Henri Jégou. This piece will be part of a larger project dedicated to cinema. I've already composed 10 songs inspired by some movies that I consider as Master pieces, including some dialogues of them or interviews of great directors...So this is the first one. It's also a mashup considering that I've been workin with great voices ; The fantastic Michel Simon of course but also, Éric Von Stroheim, the evil Robert Le Vigan, and Mouloudji who was at the time a child ! For me it was a great experience to work on this film as , when i was a child (in the 60s!) this movie was played on the french TV each Year at Christmas ! Also it was done just before the war, and you can smell the anguish growin through the dialogues and the story so, I think this movie is still...Modern ! Last thing I must say for my non-french audience, cos' I did the effort to do the subtitles myself with a little help from my english neighbour Frances, whom I thank ; Martin was the common name for skelettons in french classrooms at the time...So Hello Martin !