Music review: Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish
Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish at PPleasance Dome (Venue 23), reviewed by Fiona Shepherd
Video artist Cassetteboy has made a splash on YouTube in the past couple of years with his labour-intensive comic mash-ups, most famously splicing together split-second snippets from The Apprentice for the simple pleasure of making Sir Alan Sugar say some naughty stuff about underwear.
His pal DJ Rubbish is actually an MC in a wig and, for this comical disco presentation, he is also joined on stage by a dancing cassette. So it’s a pretty regular night out on the Fringe. Audience members are handed a glowstick on the way in and urged to hit the dancefloor where most of them remain for the 90-minute duration of the show.
The soundtrack jumps from Britney to New Order, Azealia Banks to Eurythmics. Footage of Justin Bieber edited to create a duet with Dot Cotton is not a great stretch but raises a chuckle.Other films are more involved and inventive.
Cassetteboy has great fun with the speeches of David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband but also exhibits a fondness for BBC titans Andrew Marr and Jeremy Paxman. Sprinkle on a generous helping of Alan Sugar and it’s a recipe for an undemanding fun night out.
MORE INFO: Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish at Pleasance Dome (Venue 23), until 25 August
Originally published in The Scotsman