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Nirvana vs. Lady Gaga

NO MORE NIRGAGA. EMI’s lawyers want me to pull it so I gotta pull it.

“To Whom It May Concern:
EMI Entertainment World, Inc. (’EMI“) is the owner and/or administrator of certain copyrighted content which is currently being reproduced, displayed, transmitted and distributed without authorization on (the “Site”), including, without limitation, a sample and download of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana (the “Copyrighted Work”). The unauthorized reproduction, display, transmission and distribution via the Internet of the Copyrighted Work without our express permission constitutes copyright infringement in violation of Title 17 U.S. Code, Section 106(a) of the Copyright Act of 1976, and other international copyright laws. This e-mail shall serve as EMI’s good faith notice to you that you are to immediately remove the Copyrighted Work, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana as well as any other unauthorized EMI material. Once the Copyrighted Work, has been removed from the Site, please send us written confirmation of the same”

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72 Comments so far

  1. DrAstroZoom September 24th, 2009 10:21 pm

    Truly inspired.

  2. JT September 25th, 2009 5:26 am

    Great Mash,
    The beats go together well, although, Cobain is turning in his grave everytime this is played. :-)

  3. Jango October 5th, 2009 5:06 pm

    Part of me says I should hate this song with every inch of my being, but I can’t stop listening to it!

  4. Dean November 29th, 2009 8:51 pm

    do you hink Cobain (despite hits gate of Gaga-esque corporatized music)would be enough of an artist to appreciate the juxtaposition of the ideas represented by these songs?

    Or that that he could deny how freakin catchy this is?

  5. Dean November 29th, 2009 8:52 pm

    grrrr *hate

    not “gate”

  6. Jen November 30th, 2009 1:26 am

    I love them both so much.

    This makes me happy.

  7. Chris December 14th, 2009 11:05 am

    Dude, i can’t believe that actually goes together! great job blending them!

  8. zach December 26th, 2009 9:21 am

    You’ve got some amazing mash ups. Keep em coming!

  9. Heather December 30th, 2009 1:20 pm

    omg………. I think I just threw up.

  10. tom December 30th, 2009 4:28 pm

    P.S. actually i love “smells like teen spirt”

  11. Mud January 2nd, 2010 9:40 pm

    i’ve been playing this out for about a month and EVERY time i drop it people LOVE it. I’ve had a few folks come in and request “that nirvana remix!”

    That is until New Years Eve.

    MOST of the crowd was enjoying themselves, but then suddenly i got a middle finger response from 3 folks right in front. Who just stood there flipping me off, and the one girl yells, “THis is horrible!”

    But generally people love it. I hate gaga, love nirvana, but it works so well that after the intro i just accept it as a remix and forget about Lady Gaga all together.

    And seriously, i’ve never found a better remix or mash up of Smells Like Teen Spirit.

  12. DaveeeeO January 3rd, 2010 6:59 pm

    Eh, Kurt may not have likes corperate music so to speak, but he might have liked this song. Haha. Who knows? No one will.

  13. Enrico* January 4th, 2010 8:16 am

    Smell Like Poker Face??
    Great mashup… I love it!!

  14. skip intro January 4th, 2010 1:52 pm

    Enthusistic iconoclast that he appears to have been, I suspect that Mister Cobain would just as likely be amused by demolishing his heroic punk crock fame and a pop tart song all at once, as spinning in his grave.
    This brightened my day, thanks.

  15. xJane January 4th, 2010 7:20 pm

    I enjoy both artists and LOVE this mash-up! Thanks for doing it :)

  16. musingvirtual January 4th, 2010 8:47 pm
  17. Tomek January 5th, 2010 8:02 am

    Genius! It has melodical candy absent in the original “teen spirit”. The harmony in the chorus! Man

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  19. kariii January 5th, 2010 1:46 pm

    strange but really fab.

  20. Marwa B January 5th, 2010 2:42 pm

    P.S : My 2 favourite artists are Nirvana & Lady gaga. I know i’m weird but i can die for both of them.

  21. Kenny Cross January 5th, 2010 7:10 pm

    My 1991 self is horrified and wants to punch the 2010 me in the face for being highly amused by this.

  22. mythago January 7th, 2010 9:35 am

    I am terrified that when I send this to my kid (who likes Lady Gaga) she’s not going to recognize the Nirvana song, and then I will have to jump off a bridge.

    Awesome mashup though.

  23. Steve Hatmaker » Kurt Cobain Still Alive? January 7th, 2010 10:09 pm

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  24. MT January 8th, 2010 2:19 am

    I don’t know what to say about this…

    f*ucking speechless!

  25. Dalete January 8th, 2010 2:29 pm

    DJ lobsterdust
    I’m from Brazil and I heard the Nirvagaga video on youtube, I congratulate you
    The music was very good!

  26. Steve January 8th, 2010 6:33 pm

    Love(d) the mash up! Too bad EMI can’t see it as a tribute to Nirvana’s work. Hell-it might even inspire a few more sales!!! Keep up the great work DJL!

  27. scott January 9th, 2010 7:20 am

    EMI Entertainment World, Inc. (’EMI”) is a pain in the ass… they have taken “the law” and used it to muffle the creativity of what I call really good ART you don’t see(Title 17 U.S. Code, Section 106(a) of the Copyright Act of 1976, and other international copyright laws) being used to stifle or hinder All other creative forms of art that use pieces of “copyright material” they are ruining this great avenue of creativity!

  28. Mushroom January 10th, 2010 6:46 pm

    You win some, you lose some… and you got it out there for awhile so it’ll NEVER DIE. Did they go swinging at other mixes with Nirvana samples?

  29. Nick January 11th, 2010 3:57 am

    Damn. Lucky I grabbed it before the take-down. I did throw together a companion mash-up video for this track….not sure how long it will remain live for!

  30. kinsey January 11th, 2010 3:55 pm

    EMI is so fucking gay. They can suck a dick.

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  32. Michael January 12th, 2010 8:34 am

    FU asshole

  33. Tobias January 12th, 2010 7:43 pm

    i just found your website…man you’re good!

  34. Smittmaestro January 12th, 2010 7:45 pm

    Love it! Love. It!

    I’m glad DLed it before EMI put the stinkin kibosh on it!

    FU EMI!


  35. Marisa January 13th, 2010 1:36 pm

    That’s so sad! Glad it’s on youtube… if only for the moment.

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  38. Tim January 13th, 2010 7:28 pm

    I would hate for the popularity of the great Lobsterdust to be his downfall!

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  40. Richard January 16th, 2010 10:39 am

    And then record companies wonder why people use torrent sites!!!!!!

    EMI suck big donkeys cocks!

    Don’t worry Simon Cowell has got a new band from X-idol factor-dancing-on-ice that we can all go out and buy!

  41. Eddie January 17th, 2010 3:56 am

    is there really no place to get this song now?

  42. Polaroid January 24th, 2010 6:07 am

    Feed this (with quotes):
    “E dato che si parla di accoppiamenti un”
    to your favorite search engine and your forbidden-mashup-dreams may come true. ;-)

    I like Italy :-)

    This is no ad!

  43. Dj Michael Toast January 26th, 2010 6:42 pm

    You’re a genius…I’m glad I got this B4 its demise due to EMI being butt hurt.

  44. Maxine Hammond January 27th, 2010 1:44 am

    I love Lady gaga, although she changes her looks so often I can hardly recognize her!

  45. marizromero January 28th, 2010 7:37 pm

    hay lady gaga yornas song marizromero and …….
    messenger pis lady gaga ilove youtoo !!!!!!!!!!! ha…………………………………………….
    idol ..iloveyou too ba bay ba bay ba bay ba bay ba bay

  46. JC January 31st, 2010 7:33 am

    They didn’t object to Smells Like Funky Music?

  47. Danielle February 4th, 2010 8:11 am

    Can anyone who downloaded it before it got pulled email it to me? Please?!

  48. fab February 4th, 2010 2:22 pm

    Playing it LOUD in my GYM! tks!

  49. Mur Si February 26th, 2010 11:48 am

    I loved this song and am super pissed that i didn’t have the chance to download it! Would someone be able to send it to me, please?

  50. lo5t March 1st, 2010 12:07 am

    cool mashup !

  51. Rafael Amador March 16th, 2010 3:18 pm

    You`re a fucking Mashup Deejay.
    I love your musics. And i need this music. Do you send to me, in my mail? I want play this music in my fashion event in Brasilia, Brazil. Thanks!

  52. Nic March 22nd, 2010 8:53 am

    Excellent mix - shame EMI have spoilt the fun. Whilst some of the youtube vids have had the audio stripped off them too there are some that haven’t, like this version that mixes the two music videos as well

  53. Llica March 26th, 2010 12:44 am

    Damn i wish i could of heard this….

  54. Beth R March 28th, 2010 11:49 am

    Can somebody please email this to me?!? Pretty please?

  55. citizen_K March 28th, 2010 2:51 pm

    Where did you get a nirvana acapella?! This is awesome.

  56. octane April 10th, 2010 6:29 pm

    your still bad ass! for doin it and putin
    it out (( - F! emi >:( - ))

  57. slash2901 April 11th, 2010 12:21 pm

    que chingue a su puuta madre ese travesti de lady gaga que comparar a kurt cobain con esa mierda voy a matar a quien publico esta mamada

  58. Kymaro April 12th, 2010 3:15 pm

    Hopefully this is re-added soon. I was looking forward to taking a listen.

  59. lisa May 7th, 2010 7:22 am
  60. ivan June 24th, 2010 11:35 am

    ah.. i missed it..

  61. dj sang July 21st, 2010 1:35 am

    lobsterdust I gotta say man!!! fanfukintastic work..There’s a few people that are able to pull of quality mashups but in my eyes mate… Number 1.

    With regards to Egotistical Moronic Idiots cease and decist letter they really dont have any brains from what I can see. I mean I still got my old nirvana ticket for brixton academy the one just before he shot himself. but getting back on point here, dont they realise that there are plenty of nirvana lovers and just hearing the track just makes me want to get the whole backlog of nirvana tracks. but I swear if they keep up with this crap I’m boycotting purchasing any more emi tracks from the store, I’ll use another source of music.

  62. dj sang July 21st, 2010 1:37 am

    okay here’s an update just for all you dj lobsterdust lovers of this track… so heres a big fu emi :)

  63. Jay August 12th, 2010 9:44 am

    DJ Lobsterdust, you know that you could fight back against the C&D from EMI…it’s called FAIR USE and it’s covered in the DMCA. Use their own legislation against them.

    Contact the EFF ( and I am sure they’ll get you started down the right path.


  64. themudflap September 15th, 2010 10:10 am

    Real genius on this one. Keep up the good work. Oh yeah, EMI can go EFF themselves. Wake up! It’s the 21st century. Fair Use rules.

  65. herpderp January 12th, 2011 10:11 am

    Anybody who wants to get the MP3 can search for it on Filestube or any number of file-sharing search engines.

  66. Christelle January 21st, 2011 6:12 am

    I think this is fucking awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  67. Zachary September 30th, 2011 3:17 am

    dont know what to say, erm speechless…think its back on youtube though…

  68. Parkour October 12th, 2011 10:23 pm

    This is fantastic,love it!!

  69. Winter Gloves October 27th, 2011 6:41 am

    Great thanks for sharing, will be checking this out on youtube!

  70. kio November 9th, 2011 11:05 am

    this is excellent, where is it on youtube?

  71. violin December 26th, 2011 5:02 am

    Awesome mashup

  72. how to make french toast February 26th, 2012 10:39 am

    Awesome, thanks for sharing! I will be coming back often for more great mash-ups!

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