Suddenly Mashups. Everywhere. LXVIJune 21, 2013
Two weeks ago I posted a live mashup from D.veloped. Today I post another one because it’s better than most people’s studio arranged mashups. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I hate that Icona Pop song, “I Love It”; they’re better than that. But D.veloped can take this atrocious song and make it catchy and pleasing to hear. This is skill you have to check out!
Troika has tons of talent, so I thought I’d share another track of theirs. This one takes the chilled out sounds of Deadmau5 and Kaskade adds more recent music of a similar ilk. I missed the chilled out synths, and Troika scratches that itch. Give it a listen!
Doug Bogan has been out of sight for a few months but a few weeks ago he proved that it was worth waiting. He combines beautiful prog house pop with the grimier side of EDM easily and everyone should be happy. Enjoy it!
Foxfire dropped this gem a few weeks ago and I’ve been enjoying it ever since. By sampling the original and two remixes of a Kelly Clarkson song, Foxfire was able to set up a versatile soundscape with a unified sound. On top of that the Maroon 5 and Don Omar vocals stand out in exciting and pleasing ways. Check it out!
Last month DOSVEC brought us this grimy and wobbly mashup. DOSVEC uses Zeds Dead remix of the Rolling Stones to create a stellar backing for B.o.B, lending a very intimidating, ominous backing to his sometimes playful lyrics. Give it a listen!
If you’re not a trap fan, skip this one. If you are, get ready for a crowd-pleaser. San Dalva gave this song a rather heavy trap backing without sacrificing the fast paced energy of “Express Yourself”. Enjoy it!
Fareoh put together Lamar and Gaga with some of his own original content as a way to get fans excited for the release of his upcoming EP. The progressive dubstep track spends a lot of time with casual piano chords but crescendos into a faster wobbly hook. The simpler parts back the vocals easily and the more complicated parts are showcased as hooks. Check it out!
KTHRSIS contacted me recently and encouraged me to check out some of his mashups and I’m glad I did. Although his mashups are made in the ADD style that Girl Talk and Super Mash Bros favor, he puts together some songs in incredible combinations. This track starts off with Phoenix’s “1901” backing some fun rap then progresses to Basshunter backing Ludacris then to Fort Minor’s version of “Sweet Child of Mine” backing the Offspring and Michael Jackson. The Basshunter section is amazing and this is a great dance mashup. Give it a listen!
And how could I not end with this one? KosherKittens put together this fun mashup. Combining Taylor Swift’s current hit with Biggie Smalls is hard to argue with. As is often an issue with KosherKittens, the quality is a little unequal between the two songs, likely because some acapellas are better than others. But the concept is gold and is catchy enough to listen to several times over. Enjoy it and have a great weekend!