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Over the Confluence of Giants – DJ Earworm

January 11, 2011

Like I said I would, I am posting another DJ Earworm mashup. This is my all time favorite mashup. People will ask me, after learning I’m into mashups, “What is your favorite mashup?” I’ll play them this one but  if they’re new to mashups, they won’t really understand why I love this particular one. “It sounds like an oldies song.” Exactly. Do you know how many songs Earworm is juggling here? Under The Influence Of Giants, David Bowie, Steely Dan, Queen, Steve Miller,  and Common. Yet it sounds like a solidified, normal song. Not just normal, but a good song in its own right. Unlike dance oriented Girl Talk, who throws in a couple songs for thirty seconds before beatmatching on to the next one, Earworm listens to the lyrical content, works in musical repetition like a pop or rock song would, and matches them carefully to make a real song. Not to mention he deals with key, pitch, and beat issues as a matter of course. So give this song a couple listens, try to piece out all the different songs in it. Enjoy it.

Over the Confluence of Giants – DJ Earworm / Or from Mediafire

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2 comments

  1. Awesome. I don’t know if this quote gets thrown around a lot in talking about mashups, so forgive me if it’s a common thing, but anyway, a famous quote from celebrated poet and douchebag, T.S. Eliot:
    “One of the surest tests [of the superiority or inferiority of a poet] is the way in which a poet borrows. Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different than that from which it is torn; the bad poet throws it into something which has no cohesion. A good poet will usually borrow from authors remote in time, or alien in language, or diverse in interest.”


    • I believe I’ve heard “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal” a few times but I like the full quote better. Excellent.



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