BP vs. Effcee Destroy All DJs

The inherently illegal nature of mash-up culture has created some difficulty as it moves towards legit releases. So L.A. duo BP and Effcee — Bryan Perry, owner of an industrial-goth label and Fred Coury, drummer for the, uh, "legendary” rock group Cinderella — try to get around these licensing issues by covering the tracks they couldn’t get, but a fake "Get Ur Freak On” still sounds off, despite being paired with Ray Charles’ blues stomp "What’d I Say.” Nevertheless, their electro-punk set hits many of the right buttons, dropping plenty of non-doubled-up tracks — like the Runaway’s "Cherry Bomb,” the Stooges’ "Gimme Some Skin” and the unexpected ’50s throwback "Give Him a Great Big Kiss” by the Shangri-Las — as well as slapping KRS-One polemics over Kim Carnes’ "Bette Davis Eyes” and pairing Louis Armstrong with Nine Inch Nails. But they rely on over-familiar tracks such as the "Seven Nation Army” dance remix (though that bass line still kills)” and worn-out hits from Miss Kittin, Felix Da Housecat and Goldfrapp. Unfortunately, this mega-mix just isn’t imaginative enough for the novelty to retain its bite. (Hypnotic)