Suddenly Mashups. Everywhere. LXIFebruary 22, 2013
Goodness, has it really been a month? Well that certainly makes it time for a mashups post! Let’s get into it right away then. I’m celebrating my birthday today, and I’d like to have this posted before Happy Hour.
This song gets right into it, and so shall I. DJ Trademark showcases Neon Hitch’s distinctive vocals with a shining fanfare of prog house synths. As an interlude the song marches forward with an electro house riff. Enjoy it!
This track is quite a bit slower, but that won’t slow me down. Brian Kramer put together this epic, nine minute beauty of a mashup, centered upon Deadmau5’s “Veldt”. The smooth progressive house synths perfectly frame the popular vocals from Zedd and Foxes. Give it a listen.
Moving along, it’s time to listen to the nostalgic strains of “Listen to Your Heart”. Broomestix gave the track a goose with some Dutch house sensibilities. While the DHT gets you on the floor, the house keeps you dancing. Check it out.
Keeping the pace up, this song declares its house intentions with a moderately long intro. DJ Koyote then gives the real start of the song with catchy party chanting. Soon enough we’re back into the electro house territory with the instrumental. It’s a fun one. Enjoy.
This track starts like a Western, hooves clopping and guitar slowly twanging. Elocnep uses this intriguing intro to build swiftly into a song with a breakneck pace. The intensity with which Elocnep pulls these tracks into one song is stunning. Give it a listen.
The next song is not as frenetic but is driven and insistent. Reuben Keeney had a brilliant idea when he decided to combine Mord Fustang and Snow Patrol. Fustang’s instrumentals are almost impossible to beat and Snow Patrol has always been good at vocal hooks. Together it is a beautiful song. Check it out!
And of course I’m finishing with a track from the master. Mashup-Germany always makes amazing mashups, and this is no exception. While it may be easier for DJs to use instrumentals from rap or house songs to pull songs together, that sometimes leaves out beautiful options from rock or indie songs. Mashup-Germany, ignoring convention, uses guitar riffs, handclaps, and piano lines to put together a beautiful mashup that combines Simon & Garfunkel with the Kooks, Vanessa Carlton, and more! Have a great weekend and enjoy!
BONUS: No one should be surprised that this happened. DJ Schmolli just thought of it first. Have fun with it!