My half a second of missed fame

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Digging through record crates and CD’s last night, I was reminded of a story few people know. More than a decade ago I was active in nightlife and fondled around a little with music. While playing around one day I created a mash-up of Technotronic’s Pump of the Jam with the vocals to Justin Timberlake’s Like I love you. It was far from a professional production, the sound level was low, but it sounded ace, at least to me. Some friends who spun records at the time, used it and that made me quite happy. Two years later, I was working at Rendez-Fou in Ghent and the mash-up was played. The dancefloor went crazy. It wasn’t my exact copy, someone had made it’s own version, but the principle was the same. Later, I found out that a similar mash-up was featured on MTV Mash. Had a copy of my track gotten out, had someone heard it and picked it up, was is just sheer coincidence? I would never have gotten a dime of the remix as I did not own any of the rights, but secretly … I’m still a little proud and consider it the Glitterati Remix. Gotta let me have that, at least 😉 Below is a copy, not sure what the source is.

 

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