Pink Project

Published July 14, 2009 by Graham

Wizards + Fog Machines + Italo-disco + The Alan Parsons Project + Pink Floyd = Pink Project. Established by club DJ/Kano producer Stefano Pulga in 1982, Pink Project thrust the concept of mashups into Italy’s popular consciousness with “Disco Project,” a track that fused together The Alan Parsons Project’s instrumental tracks “Mammagamma” and “Sirius” with “Another Brick in the Wall,” forgoing the use of a single sample– they even enlisted an Italian children’s choir to sing the famous anti-education chorus a capella. The tune was an instant hit, resulting in a series of mysterious public appearances by four anonymous individuals covered in dark robes miming along to the recorded song. The true identities of the people under those robes remains a mystery to this day.

Pink Project tried to repeat their success with “B-project,” a follow-up single that spliced together “Billie Jean” and Greg Kihn Band’s “Jeopardy.” Sadly, it turned out the Italian public’s craving for mashups had already been satiated. Anyway, it’s not like there’s room for improvement on the beat in “Billie Jean.”

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  1. Bill Walsh says:

    Eric Woolfson of the Alan Parson Project is on facebook. It’s pretty cool for APP fans if you’re into that music.

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