Suddenly Mashups. Everywhere. LXVJune 8, 2013
It’s no surprise that Mashup-Germany put together my new favorite mashup. This track is layered with a plenitude of songs, but the important one is “Africa” by Toto. Ben Stilller puts the power of that hook in the spotlight, enhancing it with the uke line from “Over the Rainbow” and snippets of “Forever Young”. On top of that Stilller works “Hakuna Matata” into the song. It’s almost perfect. Enjoy it!
3lau dropped this track a couple of months ago, but it’s worth sharing, as almost all of 3lau’s work is. Like all of his contemporaries, 3lau felt compelled to rework “Clarity”, but 3lau’s reworking is simple, clean, and effective, putting together an EDM track that could easily be an original electro house track. Give it a listen.
Baltimore DJs Chris Summers and Francis Gillet make up the group Dionysus. They put together house mashups. This is one of my favorites of theirs. I like that when one prog house hook drops down, they pull another in to take up the strain. It’s dramatic, catchy, and danceable, a good combination. Check it out!
Here’s a bouncy one from Troika. Using the familiar party starting lyrics from Dada Life, Troika gets right into the fray of things. He lets Archie and Fareoh’s instrumental keep the song moving and light-hearted. Enjoy it!
Now let’s funk it up a bit, and who better to do that than Jimi Needles? On this song he speeds up Janelle Monae a bit and gives her a very funky instrumental to back her up. Danceable in an entirely different way, this song can inspire a smile. Give it a listen.
DJ BAHLER put together this A+B mashup, and it’s quite a good fit. Rihanna’s vocals are so powerful that they can carry many a mashup. The instrumental here fits the track very well, with a powerful chorus and great movement immediately following. Check it out!
Oh, Grits. It has been ages since I’ve listened to “Ooh Aah”, but D.veloped brings it all back with this mashup. The combination with JT is surprisingly perfect. Timberlake’s funky sound complements the old-school hook, record scratches fitting in easily. D.veloped is incredibly skilled at making mashups, this is a well known fact. But this song is a live mashup, put together for a show, which just gives a sense of their talkent. Enjoy it and have a great weekend!