Donkey Business (awesome DKC mashup album)

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Donkey Business (awesome DKC mashup album)

Postby Qyzbud » March 15th, 2008, 6:21 pm

Guys, if you are at all interested in hearing some excellent DKC track/rap mashups, check this out!

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After just listening the first two tracks, I knew this was top-quality stuff. I've now listened to it all the way through twice and I'm totally loving it. Some very familiar music blended in awesome style with some of hip-hop's most popular and talented voices. After having listened to half of the tracks, I burnt it onto CD and resumed playback on my stereo. It was too good not to do that. This album is truly a fine piece of musical ear candy.

Not to be missed.

Download this now! (torrent or RAR) ← links fixed November 2013

Even if you aren't an enormous hip-hop fan... At least you will LOVE the instrumentals. ;)

Album Info / Tracklist:
Spoiler!
Artist: Norwegian Recycling
Album Title: Donkey Business
Year: 2008
Albumcover: Made by Pinkoloss (pinkoloss.blogspot.com)


Info:
This is my tribute to the Donkey Kong Country series on the SNES, but mainly to the man behind the great soundtrack, David Wise. He is one of my favorite musicproducers and have been a huge inspiration to me. All the tracks on the album are based on a sample from the soundtrack. Then I have mashed these samples to either hip hop or RnB acapellas. On top of this i have added alot of my own production like drumloops, basslines, effects, samples and synths. I also have to thank "Pinkoloss", an amazingly talented friend of mine, for making the fabulous cover art. I recommend you to visit his blog (adress is above).


Tracklist:

01 Wild Wild Jungle
Samples:
-Donkey Kong Country - Theme
-Will Smith feat. Dru Hill & Kool Moe Dee - Wild Wild West

02 Quality Bananas
Samples:
-Donkey Kong Country 2 - School House Harmony
-Jurassic 5 - Quality Control

03 Without The Brothers Bear
Samples:
-Donkey Kong Country 3 - Crazy Calypso
-Eminem - Without Me

04 I Wish I Had Life Balloons
Samples:
-Donkey Kong Country 2 - Funky The Main Monkey
-Skee-Lo - I Wish

05 Animals Goes By
Samples:
-Donkey Kong Country - Life In The Mines
-Talib Kweli - Get By

06 Raymond Wise
Samples:
-Donkey Kong Country 2 - Welcome To Crocodile Isle
-Usher feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris - Yeah

07 The Way Blast Barrels Are
Samples:
-Donkey Kong Country 2 - Stickerbrush Symphony
-Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E. - The Way I Are

08 Runaway Dixie
Samples:
-Donkey Kong Country 2 - Forest Interlude
-Ludacris feat. Mary J. Blige - Runaway Love

09 When Diddy's Gone
Samples:
-Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambiance
-Eminem - When I'm Gone

10 Billie Jean Kong
Samples:
-Donkey Kong Country - Fear Factory
-Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

11 Irreplaceable Ending
Samples:
-Donkey Kong Country - The Credits Concerto
-Beyoncé - Irreplaceable
-Vengaboys - Kiss (When The Sun Don't Shine)
-Blur - Country House
-Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter
-Tom McRae - How the West Was Won


Norwegian Recycling around the 'net:


Norwegian Recycling Discography ← added November 2013
Last edited by Qyzbud on November 28th, 2013, 3:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Fixed/added/labelled links
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Re: Donkey Business (Awesome Donkey Kong Country Mashup Album)

Postby Stone » March 15th, 2008, 7:16 pm

Wow, looks interresting 8-)
I'll check it out
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Re: Donkey Business (Awesome Donkey Kong Country Mashup Album)

Postby CM August » March 15th, 2008, 8:21 pm

I am slightly disturbed by Dixie's huge... uh, lips.

Man, this is so neat. And I don't even like rap!
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Re: Donkey Business (Awesome Donkey Kong Country Mashup Album)

Postby Qyzbud » March 16th, 2008, 12:02 am

I'm not a hip-hop lover either. Still, the man's got style.

I'm seriously digging the opener, Wild Wild Jungle. Other highlights for me are Raymond Wise, Runaway Dixie and The Way Blast Barrels Are. Every single track is well done, the only one I personally don't enjoy all that much is Without The Brothers Bear. Shame, that's the only track representing DKC3 tunage.

As good as Donkey Business is, I reckon some Gorillaz vocals would have been even more suited to a DKC mashup project. And no, not just because DK's a gorilla. I might try to put Clint Eastwood to a DKC track which didn't feature in this album and see how it goes. I wonder what track would be best suited. Hmmm...
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Re: Donkey Business (Awesome Donkey Kong Country Mashup Album)

Postby Kowbrainz » March 16th, 2008, 12:04 am

Just finished downloading.... and although I'm not into rap or hip hop too much... Wild Wild Jungle is really funky. :P

And yeah, I agree, some vocals from the Gorillaz wouldn't hurt. :)


EDIT: The only other tracks I really liked were The way blast barrels are, Runaway Dixie... and perhaps I wish I had life Balloons and Irreplaceable Ending. But I guess it's really hard to find voice samples which go with a pre-written, stand-alone track. :/
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Re: Donkey Business (Awesome Donkey Kong Country Mashup Album)

Postby Banjoster » March 16th, 2008, 5:51 am

I'm not really into rap, but this is an exception. It's really funky. 8-) I want to put these on my I-Pod.
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Re: Donkey Business (Awesome Donkey Kong Country Mashup Album)

Postby Qyzbud » March 16th, 2008, 12:04 pm

Oh yeah... Wild Wild Jungle is my new *everything* anthem. Just hit midday? Must be Wild Wild Jungle time.

First track I've wanted to have on repeat for years... but then I want to hear the next tracks, too. I'll just put the album on repeat. 8-)
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Re: Donkey Business (Awesome Donkey Kong Country Mashup Album)

Postby Cody » March 16th, 2008, 4:40 pm

I'm diggin' this album. It's the only thing I've been listening to for the past four hours or so :)

Animals Goes By (is that an intentional grammar error?) and The Way Blast Barrels Are are my two favorites.
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Re: Donkey Business (Awesome Donkey Kong Country Mashup Album)

Postby CM August » March 17th, 2008, 7:53 pm

I'm totally into The Way Blast Barrels Are. I can't believe how good it sounds with with Stickerbush Symphony.
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Re: Donkey Business (Awesome Donkey Kong Country Mashup Album)

Postby Cody » March 18th, 2008, 7:11 am

Lyric-wise, Runaway Dixie touches me the most inside, though I've grown fond of The Way Blast Barrels Are.
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Re: Donkey Business - six months on...

Postby Qyzbud » November 13th, 2008, 8:54 am

Well, after six months of thoroughly enjoyable listening, I can happily report that Donkey Business is still in my top five most played albums. I've decided that I enjoy most of these mashed-up tracks a lot more than the hip-hop/pop/R'n'B originals - and to be honest, for the most part I feel as though (from a casual listening perspective) the result is even an improvement on the DKC tracks themselves... Well, when I'm in the mood for lyrics, anyway.

I tend to skip the 2nd and 3rd tracks (Quality Bananas and Without The Brothers Bear), but apart from those two (and perhaps Raymond Wise, which I've started to get tired of), the entire album is still an absolute joy to behold.

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I think I'll feature this on the Atlas once I've got the streaming audio player up and running. :)

Oh dear, I think I've let the cat out of the bag again!
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Re: Donkey Business (Awesome Donkey Kong Country Mashup Album)

Postby DKCplayer » November 13th, 2008, 3:28 pm

Qyzbud wrote:
Spoiler!
I think I'll feature this on the Atlas once I've got the streaming audio player up and running. :)

Oh dear, I think I've let the cat out of the bag again!


Spoiler!
What? Now there's a cat involved? :|


Anyway, I had a crack of mashing up a song with a DKC song. Forest Frenzy goes well with Mr Bombastic by Shaggy. I call it Mr Kongbastic! :D I can't put a MP3 on a sharing website due to legal purposes.
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Re: Donkey Business (Awesome Donkey Kong Country Mashup Album)

Postby Cosmicman » November 13th, 2008, 3:46 pm

I'm so glad this topic got revived, I absolutely loved this album, its very very well done and I don't even like hip hop. I didn't think lyrics would mix so perfectly with Donkey Kong tracks but this guy nailed it.
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Re: Donkey Business (Awesome Donkey Kong Country Mashup Album)

Postby Cody » December 9th, 2008, 5:08 pm

I slowly stopped listening to this album around a month ago, but it's not because I stopped liking it... it's that I've listened to it so much that it was time to hear music I've deprived myself of in place. :D I could say that Donkey Business actually defined some of the earlier months of this year for me (March, April, and May, specifically). When things were rough in my life, Donkey Business really helped shape me into becoming a much greater person. It sounds a bit odd that I have so much emotional attachment to a Donkey Kong mashup album, but hey, it's amazing ;)
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Re: Donkey Business (Awesome Donkey Kong Country Mashup Album)

Postby Scraps69 » June 21st, 2010, 5:12 pm

This is a really cool album :D. I enjoyed it thoroughly!
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Re: Donkey Business (Awesome Donkey Kong Country Mashup Album)

Postby Gnawzooka » June 21st, 2010, 6:46 pm

Haha these are very well done. They're not the greatest pieces of music out there, but they're a great novelty and most of them are at least good for a laugh. Without the Brothers Bear particularly gave me a good chuckle.
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