Suddenly Mashups. Everywhere. LXIIMarch 8, 2013
It’s only been two weeks this time! I’m getting better. Ready for some fricking awesome mashups? Let’s do it.
Gramatik is true to his style even when he’s making mashups. This track is funky as anything, giving “No Diggity” a whole new sound with this funky background. Gramatik matches the beat to the rap and drops the beat to emphasize it further. The end effect is stunning and very cool. Enjoy it folks.
The Hood Internet drop a new track every week or so it seems. It makes it hard to keep up but gives them devoted fans. This track is one of their latest gems. The synths backing TI are deep and stunning. Well worth listening to. Check it out.
Dave Edwards is making mashups. I was surprised. But pleased. This mashup in particular is catchy and well crafted. Rihanna’s powerful vocals soar effortlessly along with the beat that Edwards chose for it. The end effect is as satisfying as it is powerful. And as a bonus it is completely dance-able. Give it a listen!
Yoni did it. That means I have to share it. “Harlem Shake” meets Zombie Nation for the hook which I thought was quite clever. And for those dubstep junkies out there, Yoni made sure to include some Skrillex on a Nero track. Enjoy!
3lau dropped this gem of a mashup this week. It feels like a while since we last heard a mashup from 3lau, which makes it all the sweeter. Progressive house meets the Chili Peppers and the end result is quite good. Check it out!
And of course I have to include at least one song from Mashup-Germany. This was his first mashup of the year and it combines 11 songs into a cohesive whole. It’s more complex and detailed than most mashups and it shows. Give it a listen!
You probably should have heard this by now, I had it posted on my Facebook twice in eight hours. If that isn’t a meaningful metric for you, you should know that in the last four days (since it was posted) it has garnered over 1.1 million listens. “Call Me Maybe” has that kind of power, and pomDeter channeled it at the suggestion of a Reddit user, combining it with Nine Inch Nails. It works surprisingly well. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!
BONUS: I can’t wait for Elocnep to release this for download. “Thrift Shop” has never sounded so good. First Elocnep makes it sound incredibly jazzy, then adds more hip-hop and the jazzy beat becomes a jazzy electro beat. Mindblowing.