Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Tweenish Gambino

I'm here for my annual post.

I found some Childish Gambino acapellas so I figured I'd mix them with One Direction and Taylor Swift. Obvs.

Stream/Download/Share/Tell your little sister


Sunday, 22 January 2012

This is why I love Twitter

Just a little update. Still no music. I'm sorry. How every, I got a little excited about something that happened on twitter earlier.

I wrote a tweet to Ricky Gervais and he happened to retweet it. From this came lots of retweets and replies (mostly to him, but with my name in the tweet too). It got a bit much and I was tempted to turn off my phone until it all passed. But whilst scrolling through all the replies one jumped out at me. This one, by a user named Peter Cornish-Barlow. It reads "I started following because I have one of your mash-up's on my iPod and its aces. Didn't realise you were on Twitter!". Oh, by the way, the guys owns a record label. And has my music on his iPod. That made me happy.

That is all. I'm sorry I've wasted your time.

Friday, 30 December 2011

Hippomothamus 2011 Mix

I uploaded this to my soundcloud account but I receieved the following email

Our automatic content protection system has detected that your upload "2011 Mix" may contain content that is owned or licensed by Roc-A-Fella (JAY Z, Ni**as In Paris).
As a result, we have paused the upload of your audio for the time being.

So I've just uploaded it to hulkshare instead.

 Read the tracklist/description below.


My first "live" mix. I've been meaning to do a "live" DJ set, and record it, for a while now and figured a 2011 mix would be the best opportunity to do it.

I didnt really plan it to much, just went through my iTunes looking for songs I enjoyed/played a lot this year. After I finished I realised I missed a few out. It was all done using the iPhone app "DJay".

I took the finished file in to soundforge and cleaned up some big mistakes but I left little ones. So there is some sketchy pitch areas and some not so fantastic mixing. But thats what I would expect from my first attempt. Track list is as follows

Ni**as In Paris - Jay-Z & Kanye West
All Of The Lights (Remix) - Kanye West ft. Lil Wayne, Drake & Big Sean
Headlines - Drake
I Need a Doctor - Dr. Dre Feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey
Good Girls Go Bad - Game feat. Drake
Wands - The Midnight Beast
Bonfire - Childish Gambino
Black And Yellow - Wiz Khalifa Feat. Juicy J, Snoop Dogg & T-Pain
(Was meant to put Childish Gambino - Freaks and Geeks around here too....but I guess I forgot)
Lord Knows - Drake feat. Rick Ross
I Just Had Sex - The Lonely Island Feat. Akon
(I Was also meant to put Lil Wayne 6 foot 7 in here)
Fastlane - Royce Da 5'9" & Eminem
Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version - Beastie Boys Featuring Nas
Otis    - Jay-Z & Kanye West Feat. Otis Redding
Young Wild And Free - Snoop Dogg And Wiz Khalifa Feat. Bruno Mars
WhiteGirlProblems - Hoodie Allen
Ghetto Dreams - Common feat. Nas
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Bangladesh Remix) - Beastie Boys feat. Santigold
Rolling in the Deep (Jamie XX remix) - Adele feat. Childish Gambino

Friday, 21 October 2011

Just a little remix for a contest

Entered a little remix contest for RJD2's new project "Icebird". Didn't really add anything, just moved the original parts around, really. Sounds alright. Zero intention of actualling winning anything. All the other remixers worked hard on theirs. Play it below.

I enjoy using soundcloud to host my stuff. Tempted to migrate a lot of my music over there.

Icebird - Charmed Life (Hippomothamus Remix) by Hippomothamus

Monday, 10 January 2011

Linkin Park - Catalyst (Hippomothamus Remix)

I made this song a while back when Linkin Park first announced the contest and I never really liked it. It stayed dormant on my hard drive like so many other songs. I was going through my old stuff to let my girlfriend listen to it. She didn't really understand at first that it was me that had remixed what she had just heard and upon learning told me I should upload it. It also gave me a good excuse to create and test out a soundcloud.com account.

I'm not really sure this counts as a "remix" as such. But I'm not sure what it IS. The original can be heard here. They released the parts of the song on their myspace before the song was actually released so it made it hard to know what the original was meant to sound like. They also didn't put in the synthy bit thats in the original. Unfortunately.

Also, happy New Year. I hope that me putting this out will encourage me to make more music this year.

Catalyst (Linkin Park Remix) by Hippomothamus

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Rage Against Florence and the Machine

So I know I've said a few times that I'm going to cut back on making mashups. But sometimes, when I'm in the shower, an idea comes to me that I find so funny I have to do it. So I made my busta rhymes/alphabeat mashup based solely on the fact the videos sort of looked alike but this mashup was made just because of the name. It mixes Rage Against the Machine with Florence and the Machine. Rage Against Florence and the Machine. Clever huh.

The song its self is sort of like a night with me. Seems like it could be a good idea but feels very dirty and has an unsatisfying ending. And lasts about 2 and half minutes.

Hippomothamus - Rage Against Florence and the Machine: Download [mp3]

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Facebook problem

So I accidentally had my facebook page set up to only allow people from the UK to be fans (whoops) so if you tried to add me PLEASE try again. Thanks.

Become a fan.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Valentines Day mix and Facebook

Attention ladies and gentleman I am your saviour.

As you may or may not know next Sunday is valentines day and I’ve created something a little special. One of the things I’ve always hoped to do with my music is show that not all hip-hop/rap is naughty words and violent situations. I decided I would put together a little mix CD with a collection of rap tracks (and some other samples) that show the softer side, specifically the appreciation of the fairer sex. To be honest I could of just of thrown together a bunch of tracks by LL Cool J and Common but I decided to dig a little deeper into my collection (although, there is two LL songs…) (coincidently as I write this I’m also watching a 30 Rock episode which stars Mr Smith)

So for guys I’ve created a CD, injected with my patented charm, which you can give to your special lady to show much you appreciate them. For single girls I’ve created a CD which, when listened to, will hopefully refill your confidence in us and make you feel like the princesses you are. We’re not all bastards, honest.

As well as the CD you can also download the “case” for it. Essentially it’s a design that fills a piece of paper that will keep your CD safe and looking good. Its based on this guide (which you will want to use). There is 4 different versions. Two have a background, two don’t (to save ink). One of each has the guide lines for folding correctly.

If you’d like to support this please feel free to throw a little money towards the British Heart Foundation. Everyone needs a heart.

I’ll also take this opportunity to mention that I’ve set up a facebook fan page. Feel free to join.

Thanks, and happy love day.


Drake - Best I Ever Had
Wale - Pretty Girls Ft. Gucci Mane And Weensey
Kano - Boys Love Girls
LL Cool J - Luv U Better
Teriyaki Boyz - Sweet Girl (feat. Dondria)
LL Cool J - Hush (feat. Aurelius)
Snoop Dogg - Beautiful (feat. Pharrell & Charlie Wilson)
Pharrell - Frontin' (feat. Jay-Z)


Hippomothamus - Valentines Mix 2010 (Music files): Download [zip]

Hippomothamus - Valentines Mix 2010 (Printable cover) Case: Download [zip]

Hippomothamus - Valentines Mix 2010 + Case: Download [torrent]

Update 1: I forgot to add a torrent link to it

Update 2: Dont forget if you do plan on burning the CD remember to not put in the 4 second gaps some CD burning software wants to put in.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Just a little thanks

I just hopped on here to get a link to send to a friend to one my mixtapes and had a look at comments I've missed. It really is lovely to see people saying such nice things about something I've made so I just thought I'd say thanks for all the good things people have said, and taken the time to say.


Friday, 14 August 2009

New t-shirt designs

I forgot to blog about the new hippomothamus design at afternoontees. They come in lovely colours for guys and girls!

Yet another mash

Beastiemixes is currently hosting a little contest to mix the beastie boys with a chemical brothers song. Seeing as I owe quite a lot to the site I figured I'd enter. I mixed Beastie Boys - We Got The with Chemical Brothers - Salmon Dance. Get the download below.

Hippomothamus - We Got The Salmon Dance (Beastie Boys / Chemical Brothers mash): Download [mp3]

On a side note I'd like to let you know I have my own little hash tag on twitter going. #PutHippomothamusInDJHero as I feel I should be an unlockable character in DJ Hero My friend currently has the message scrolling across the big screen in the club he DJs at. http://www.twitvid.com/87A3B. I have no idea what the actual music video being played is, and I'm not to sure if I want to know.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Wow. I won that mega mix comp. Also, Jay-Z listens to me (maybe)

This is going to be a small 2 part blog

First I'm quite shocked and happy to say I was a runner up in acapellas4u's mega mix contest that I blogged about here. Here's what the CutUpBoys had to say about it:

Absolutely brilliant. Balances gracefully on the line between cool and fun. You're still smiling at the Spongebob kick off as you get into a consistently headnodding sequence of tracks that all flow nicely into each other whilst being interesting and never letting go of the groove. The acapellas and samples sew everything together really nicely. The production is nice and tight and tidy and the arrangement never feels rushed or boring. Great party mix.

Preview/download here

It earned me $250 to spend at http://www.midi-store.com. What should I buy?

Thanks to acapellas4u and the CutUpBoys

Now for the second part. So I was listening to Zane Lowes radio show on BBC Radio 1 last week when he interviewed Jay-Z. Zane played a remix of 99 problems with Wonderwall (not mine) and asked Jay if he had heard it. He said no but said he had heard another version of it. Now although I wasn't the only one to do this remix a little bit of me would like to think it was mine he had heard. Especially since its such a popular result on google achieving not 1, but 3, results on the first page when searching "99 problems wonderwall" :)

If you haven't heard mine check it here

Saturday, 11 July 2009

A little mega mix by me

So acapellas4u was hosting a contest for megamixes. I had never made a megamix and I knew it involved a couple of things I didn't know how to do so seeing as I like to push my self, every now and again, I figured I'd give it a try.

This was actually my third attempt at one and it lacked an ending up until about 2 hours before the contest was over so the start fairs slightly better than the end.

It also kind of brings back a few things I had done/attempted to do when I first got into making music.

I cant be bothered with a track list but it features a bit of Beastie Boys, Jay-z, Spongebob Squarepants, Futurama, Due South, Common and a couple other artists.

Preview/download here

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Feel free to vote for my mash ups

Just a little update.

So I've added a bunch of my videos to the wonderful site Mashup-Charts so feel free to vote for my videos

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Q: Who would be crazy enough to make dmx dance to Alphabeat?

A: Hippomothamus

Ever since I started playing around with putting videos to my music I wanted to remix these 2 songs, mainly due to the fact alphabeat clearly stole the video idea for fascination from busta's touch it (remix)

This was the first time using premiere pro that I actually did some things. Normally I just go in, slap the 2 vids together, and upload it. This involved some lovely cropping and some nicely timed cuts between the two videos. The remix its self is pretty poor. Especially dmx's part, how ever he makes up for it with his dancing at 4:15. It's also making use of the lovely new widescreen feature on youtube, a feature I've yet to use (mainly because I couldn't crop my other videos).

Peep it below, or watch here and get it in lovely widescreen and stuffs.

Hippomothamus - Touch it (Remix) / Fascination (Busta Rhymes / Alphabeat mash): Download [mp3]

[edit: URL for download fixed]