Five Years of Filles: Baby Brahms

Jane Birkin mashed with Johannes Brahms. With some familiair breaks and orchestral stabs added. ‘Baby Brahms’ is a mash-up of Birkin’s Baby Alone in Babylone and Brahms’ Symphony #3 In F, Opus 90. As you know, Serge Gainsbourg frequently used classical theme’s for his songs, a little Chopin for Lemon Incest, some Dvorak for Initials BB. And Brahms for Babylone. The mash was especially made for the birthday by Dutch dj Von Rosenthal de la Vegaz and production-wizard Stefan Schmid (of this band). Dj Von Rosenthal uses aria’s and études instead of house and techno to get the crowd going. Classical purists hate it, I think his mix-cd Nouvelle Classique is a very fine way to spend your Sunday morning with (preferably in bed, and not alone). You can listen to other mash-ups and that Nouvelle Classique mix here.

Birkin vs Brahms – Baby Brahms (Von Rosenthal de la Vegaz mash-up)

Jane & Brett

Brett Anderson duetting with Jane Birkin – I was re-reading Sylvie Simmons’ excellent Gainsbourg-biography (I’m writing an introduction to the Dutch translation, out in a few weeks), she mentions this duet in the last chapter. I can’t remember if I ever posted it before and can’t be bothered to look it up. So here it is. Watch the great, almost silent video above while listening (no relation to the song, btw).
The duet is from this compilation.

Jane Birkin & Brett Anderson – Les yeux fermés