As it’s copyright infringement day on Created in Birmingham it seems appropriate to mention The Chop Shop – Birmingham-based audio/visual cut-and-paste japesters who
cutup loads of tv and film footage and make daft audio and video with the results
and describe themselves as the Chuckle Brothers with samplers. Think adverts, political speeches, sitcoms and music videos all mixed together inna cheeky style, along the lines of Eclectic Method, Negativland and The Party Party, if you’ve heard of them.
My favourite track (so far) is DJ Reach’s recreation of NERD’s ‘Lapdance’, using quotes from Alan Partridge. It’s very special (and maybe ever so slightly NSFW) and is on his Myspace page.