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Osymyso (real name Mark Nicholson) is a musician and DJ from the United Kingdom who specialises in the genres of mashup / bastard pop and breakbeat. He has been making music since 1994 and released his first album, Welcome to the Pailindrome, in 1999. Songs which he has created include "Pat n Peg", which turns an argument between two EastEnders characters into a track through the looping of the shouts You bitch! and You cow! and the addition of a hip hop beat, and "Intro-Inspection". In a 2002 front page survey of the genre, The New York Times remarked on "Intro-Inspection" and called Osymyso "one of the most popular bootleg artists".


Osymyso uses Cubase and Wavelab on a PC to make music. In interviews, Osymyso has indicated that it takes him a week to make a track that contains no samples, but that he can compose a bootleg track in a matter of hours.

In 2005, Osymyso set himself the task of releasing one short track every week for 50 weeks, a project he called 05ymy50. However, progress was slower than hoped, and by year's end only 15 tracks had been completed. Despite this, Osymyso felt the project was at least a partial success: some of the tracks have been released on vinyl by Juno Records, and Osymyso has indicated that he may eventually finish the project.

He provided a track called "Spaced Jam" for the 2004 reissue of the complete Spaced TV series with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, which samples dialogue from the show over a dance beat. He also produced the soundtrack album for the pair's 2004 film Shaun of the Dead, and was responsible for a track on the 2007 soundtrack to Hot Fuzz. Osymyso also provided seven "trailer remixes" for Edgar Wright's movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.[1] Pegg also contributed percussion parts for the 05ymy50 project.

Osymyso has remixed Chris Morris' George W. Bush cut-up "Bushwacked 2" and Morris' short film My Wrongs 8245-8249 and 117, which is available on the DVD release.

He most notably created a "Birthday Mix" of Placebo's hit "Twenty Years" appears on the CD format of the single. 2009 saw Osymyso produce a 60-minute remix for Warp Records for their 20th Anniversary box set.

Osymyso produced a mix for the Mary Ann Hobbs' The Breezeblock BBC Radio One show.


"Intro-Inspection" is a bastard pop song by Osymyso. It sets itself apart from other songs of its genre by putting together the intros to one hundred different, well-known songs—all by different artists—into a twelve-minute long song.

"Intro-Inspection" was never officially released, although there was a very limited number of CDs and vinyl copies printed. It therefore never entered any official charts.

List of samples used for Intro-Inspection[edit]

  1. "Rivers of Babylon" – Boney M
  2. "Wild Thing" – The Troggs
  3. "Hello" – Lionel Richie
  4. "Fairground" – Simply Red
  5. "Hey Jude" – The Beatles
  6. "Vienna" – Ultravox
  7. "Unchained Melody" – The Righteous Brothers
  8. "Bela Lugosi's Dead" – Bauhaus
  9. "I Get Around" – The Beach Boys
  10. "Tainted Love" – Soft Cell
  11. "Bohemian Rhapsody" – Queen
  12. "No Woman, No Cry" – Bob Marley
  13. "Hound Dog" – Elvis Presley
  14. "Drinking in L.A." – Bran Van 3000
  15. "99 Luftballons" – Nena
  16. "The Lovecats" – The Cure
  17. "...Baby One More Time" – Britney Spears
  18. "Walk on the Wild Side" – Lou Reed
  19. "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" – Barry White
  20. "True" – Spandau Ballet
  21. "Leader of the Pack" – The Shangri-Las
  22. "The Message" – Grandmaster Flash
  23. "Wannabe" – Spice Girls
  24. "Pure Shores" – All Saints
  25. "Eye of the Tiger" – Survivor
  26. "Only You" – Flying Pickets
  27. "Need You Tonight" – INXS
  28. "Come on Eileen" – Dexys Midnight Runners
  29. "Praise You" – Fatboy Slim
  30. "Down Under" – Men at Work
  31. "Pump up the Volume" – MARRS
  32. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" – Marvin Gaye
  33. "Relax" – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
  34. "3 a.m. Eternal" – The KLF
  35. "I Should Be So Lucky" – Kylie Minogue
  36. "Don't You Want Me" – The Human League
  37. "I Will Always Love You" – Whitney Houston
  38. "I Will Survive" – Gloria Gaynor
  39. "Theme from Shaft" – Isaac Hayes
  40. "The Pink Panther Theme" – Henry Mancini
  41. "Is There Something I Should Know?" – Duran Duran
  42. "Groove Is in the Heart" – Deee-Lite
  43. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" – Eurythmics
  44. "Oh Yeah" – Yello
  45. "Song 2" – Blur
  46. "Blue Monday" – New Order
  47. "Baggy Trousers" – Madness
  48. "You Really Got Me" – The Kinks
  49. "Sweet Child o' Mine" – Guns N' Roses
  50. "Wipe Out" – The Surfaris
  51. "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)" – The Offspring
  52. "Firestarter" – The Prodigy
  53. "Barbie Girl" – Aqua
  54. "I'm a Believer" – The Monkees
  55. "Anarchy in the U.K." – Sex Pistols
  56. "I've Never Been to Me" – Charlene Duncan
  57. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" – The Rolling Stones
  58. "Disco 2000" – Pulp
  59. "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" – Baz Luhrmann
  60. "Disco Inferno" – The Trammps
  61. "Like a Prayer" – Madonna
  62. "China in Your Hand" – T'Pau
  63. "Just Can't Get Enough" – Depeche Mode
  64. "Music Sounds Better with You" – Stardust
  65. "My Name Is" – Eminem
  66. "Shout" – Lulu
  67. "I Feel for You" – Chaka Khan
  68. "Take a Chance on Me" – ABBA
  69. "The Power of Love" – Huey Lewis and the News
  70. "Killer" – Adamski
  71. "Bad" – Michael Jackson
  72. "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" – Eric Idle
  73. "Tom's Diner" – Suzanne Vega
  74. "West End Girls" – Pet Shop Boys
  75. "Oh, Pretty Woman" – Roy Orbison
  76. "I Just Called to Say I Love You" – Stevie Wonder
  77. "Let's Dance" – David Bowie
  78. "All Right Now" – Free
  79. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" – Nirvana
  80. "Stayin' Alive" – Bee Gees
  81. "Israelites" – Desmond Dekker
  82. "The Power" – Snap!
  83. "The Safety Dance" – Men Without Hats
  84. "I Just Wanna Make Love to You" – Etta James
  85. "Lust for Life" – Iggy Pop
  86. "My Generation" – The Who
  87. "Take My Breath Away" – Berlin
  88. "Red Red Wine" – UB40
  89. "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" – Nancy Sinatra
  90. "It's Not Unusual" – Tom Jones
  91. "Johnny B. Goode" – Chuck Berry
  92. "Bring It All Back" – S Club 7
  93. "A Whiter Shade of Pale" – Procol Harum
  94. "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" – The Hollies
  95. "Imagine" – John Lennon
  96. "Little Fluffy Clouds" – The Orb
  97. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" – Bonnie Tyler
  98. "I'm Not in Love" – 10cc
  99. "Temptation" – Heaven 17
  100. "My Way" – Frank Sinatra
  101. "Albatross" – Fleetwood Mac
  102. "The End" – The Doors


  • Neil Strauss, "Spreading by the Web, Pop's Bootleg Remix", New York Times, 9 May 2002, Pg. A1.


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