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The Evolution Control Committee


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"Spreading by the Web, Pop's Bootleg Remix"

"But many musical observers trace the official beginnings of the [mashup] scene to The Evolution Control Committee, which in 1993 mixed a Public Enemy a cappella with music by Herb Alpert." - The New York Times

"Core Essential"

"Dan Rather becomes AC/DC's frontman, our nation's anthem is turned into a freakin' bologna commercial -- and you'll love every second of it." - CMJ

"Plagiarhythm Nation, CD Review"

"... Unlike the thousands of mash-ups they pre-dated, the [ECC's] so-called 'Whipped Cream Mixes' were part of the beginning of a larger vision in the same vein as John Oswald's amazing Plunderphonics and the cultural musings of Negativland. [...] ECC mines an array of sounds and voices -- from an assertiveness-training record to messages on the group's own answering machine -- to create something new and relevant out of the pop-culture ether. It's successfully fun and artful, a difficult combination to execute well." - Magnet


1. Ritalin Ruckus v2 (MP3 / CD-R, ECC) 2007
2. Weapons of Ass Destruction (CD-R, ECC) 2004
3. Plagiarhythm Nation v2.0 (CD, Seeland Records) 2003
4. Cookbook Compilation 2002
5. A Refreshing Sound Recording of "DJ" Pantshead (CD-R, ECC) 1999
6. Rocked By Rape (7", Eerie Materials) 1998
7. Deconstructing Beck (CD Compilation, Illegal Art) 1998
8. Adventures In Modern Recording (CD Compilation, World Records) 1998
9. Gaga: Good Night, Sweet Audience (CD-R, ECC) 1998
10. Eerie Bazaar (CD Compilation, Eerie Materials) 1997
11. Subliminal (Cassette, ECC) 1996
12. The Whipped Cream Mixes (7", Eerie Materials) 1996
13. Double The Phat and Still Tasteless (CD, ECC) 1996
14. The Best Of Mind/Body (CD Compilation, unknown label) 1995
15. Mind/Body 3 (CD Compilation, unknown label) 1995
16. Jesus Carp, Son Of Cod (Wax Cylinder, ECC) 1994
17. Gunderphonic (Cassette, ECC) 1994
18. Music For Shopping (CD Compilation, World Records) 1994
19. 1-800-AMERICA (Cassette Compilation, RRRecords) 1994
20. The Mood Swingers: Live (Cassette, ECC) 1994
21. The Weird Love Makers (Cassette, Sophisticated Savage) 1994
22. How To Worship Mosquitos (Cassette Compilation, Eerie Materials) 1993
23. Stimulus And Response IV (Cassette Compilation, Exotique Music) 1993
24. MelloDeath (Cassette, ECC) 1993
25. Big Wyoming! (Cassette, ECC) 1992
26. Magnetic Filings II (Cassette Compilation, unknown label) 1992
27. Usenet Mind/Body, aka RMI CD Vol. 1 (CD Compilation, unknown label) 1992
28. The Mood Swingers: Kiss 'n' Jenny 'n' Up 'n' Down (Cassette, ECC) 1992
29. July 15th (1990) Live At Stache's (Cassette, ECC) 1991
30. The Last Mall (Cassette, ECC) 1991
31. Gaga (Cassette, ECC) 1991
32. The Mood Swingers: Girls (Cassette, ECC) 1991
33. Penis Demilo (Cassette, ECC) 1990
34. Buddha Bleach (Cassette, ECC) 1990
35. Jesu, Boy Of Man's Desiring (Cassette, ECC) 1989
36. Notes of Nihilistic Bliss (Cassette, ECC) 1988



Since 1986, The Evolution Control Committee has steadily built a worldwide reputation as one of the most influential and leading mash-up bands by assembling samples and sounds into cut-and-paste masterpieces. But the cut-and-paste doesn’t end there: Their Thimbletron invention allows for uniquely live cutting and pasting. And now the ECC once again breaks new ground with The Wheel Of Mashup. Two wheels, actually: the outer one chooses the music and the inner one chooses the vocals. The ECC’s incredible Vidimasher 3000 mashes them together instantly.

It’s illegal music, and long before computers made it easy to be a copyright criminal, The ECC was violating copyright laws the hard way.

KEYWORDS: Mashup, Culture Jamming, Circuit Bending, Copyright Violation, Mad Science

SOUNDS LIKE: Avalanches, Girl Talk, Negativland, Danger Mouse, John Oswald, People Like Us, The Bran Flakes