Suddenly Mashups. Everywhere. XXXXDecember 2, 2011
So first I thought I would have to do a very abbreviated mashup post today. Then I thought I wouldn’t have time to write one. Then I realized I had more mashups downloaded in the past week than I thought. Just the way I like it. I have a huge paper to work on, so this is not going to be much of a weekend for me. But that won’t stop me from giving you mashups to start your weekend right. I’m using this post as an aid to working. For every increment of work I get through, I get to write on one of the mashups. Let’s get cracking.
The post will begin and end with Mashup-Germany, very appropriately. Ben Stilller’s mashups are always interesting and draw the listener in. This is no exception. Using “Don’t Stop Me Now” makes me unbelievably happy. And who knew both that and “Scar Tissue” could work as reggae? Awesome.
Now this combination sounds familiar, but 3lau and Acetronik have really made this into something special. First of all they’re using a remix of Journey as a base so that gives them something new and electronic to work with. Usher’s hook remains as glorious as ever. Check it out!
The Friendly Giant has, no surprise, a friend in the production biz. Together they form the production team the Two Friends. This is the first mashup I’ve heard them produce and it is quite good. They have a knack for grabbing nostalgic hits. Smash Mouth fits the bill this time and aren’t I pleased. Very catchy and very danceable. Enjoy!
Doug Bogan is back with another pop filled mashup. Basing this track on Kaskade, the danceable vibe is decidedly progressive house. Definitely worth a playing at your next party. Give it a listen.
The White Panda came out with a new mashup so I am contractually required to post it (not really). While mournful and feeling slower than most of their work, this song is still dance-ready. Try it. If you don’t, you may be liable, depending on the last software agreement you clicked (really). Check it out.
Here’s another instrumental from Daigo. It’s definitely crying out to be given a vocal track if anyone feels up to it. Usually I would get bored by a blank instrumental, but this one has something special. Cowbell. I’m being entirely serious when I say that I think the cowbell makes this track. Listen and decide for yourselves.
DJ Trademark turns a bunch of tracks into both an electro house banger and a pop masterpiece. Wow. Not much else to say. Enjoy it!
Basic Physics really gets intense on this track. While it starts out a little off with Coldplay’s vocals not quite matching the second set of Porter’s synths, Daft Punk saves it all and turns the track into a driving and natural dance track. Daft Punk stays surprisingly fresh. Check it out.
Last track, y’all. It’s that time of the year again. Last year Mashup-Germany decided Earworm didn’t have a monopoly on Top 25 mashups and decided to make his own, with tracks he thought were the most popular of the year. This year it’s 28 and they fit together seamlessly. Strap in, sit back, and press play. Have a great weekend!