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Suddenly Mashups. Everywhere. LXVIII

September 23, 2013

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It’s been awhile. And since it’s Fri- since it’s the weekend- since it’s Monday… It’s time for mashups? Well it’s time and past time for mashups so I’m going to throw these up and you’re just going to have to enjoy them. Oh well.

Opening with the powerful and iconic synth line of Basto’s “Again and Again”, Chonald builds a beautiful mashup. Using the beautiful vocals from “No Beef” this song starts out beautiful and stays strong all the way through. Check it out!

No Beef Again in the Mammoth – Chonald / Or from SoundCloud

The Two Friends put this mashup together awhile ago and it’s about time I put it up. They successfully combine pop EDM from the current scene with pop from another. Jackson 5 adds a certain spice to this otherwise excellent mashup. Give it a listen.

Battle Scars (The Two Friends 25K Mashup) – Lupe Fiasco x Jackson 5 x Zedd ft. Foxes x Avicii ft. Salem Al Fakir / Or from Facebook

Dionysus teamed up with Poppingmelons to make this mashup, beginning with Coldplay. Building from that solemn start, they add dubstep, pop R&B and EDM. It builds to a very satisfying dubstep hook. Enjoy it!

Holy Paradise (Au5 x Jay Z x Nero x Coldplay x Seven Lions) – Dionysus and Poppingmelons / Or from SoundCloud

KDrew mashed up Aerosmith with one of his own songs. That means classic rock meets some wild dubstep featuring some rather industrial sounds. Check it out.

CitaDream (KDrew Mashup) – KDrew x Aerosmith / Or from SoundCloud

As usual, mashups that Koyote puts together sound like they were meant to be put together that way despite the diverse amount of material they draw from. Featuring a barebones electro hook, this song pulls the listener in. Give it a listen!

Wildfire (Koyote Bootleg) – Skrillex vs Dog Blood vs Birdy Nam Nam vs A$AP ROCKY vs KRUNK! / Or from Facebook

Using some of the same vocals as the previous song, DJ Schmolli gives this mashup a very different sound by throwing the Cure under the spotlight. Along with that this turns into a drum and bass track in no time. It’s a great party track. Enjoy it!

Never Hold Back Hooligans In Heaven From Goin’ In – DJ Schmolli / Or from ZippyShare

KTHRSIS does mashups in a style that I don’t really like. They put together songs in a simple A+B format, but then lose interest and switch it up after a minute or so. This means there are some awesome mini mashups inside every song but I feel they are never fleshed out enough. While this bugs me in a listening at home context, it is great in a live show context. Check out all the great mini-mashes in this track.

American Gangsta – KTHRSIS / Or from SoundCloud

DOSVEC is always quick to mash up a new pop hit and I for one am grateful. It means that I almost never have to listen to originals if I don’t feel like it. This time DOSVEC gives Miley Cyrus’s latest a festive EDM makeover, utilizing playful synth lines for the verses and heavy duty festival house synths for the chorus. This is a great one to include in a dance set. Give it a listen and have a great week!

Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus vs Dave Darell) – DOSVEC / Or from Facebook

BONUS: How could I make a mashup post without a song from Mashup-Germany? I couldn’t. So here it is. Another masterpiece. Mashup-Germany’s genius truly shows when he combines rock songs. Combining AWOLNATION, Metallica, Queen, Blink-182, System of a Down, and Robyn is an accomplishment and should be properly appreciated as such. Mashup-Germany uses Avicii to tie the loose ends together and it all comes together beautifully. Enjoy.

The Rock Harmony – Mashup-Germany / Or from Facebook

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Thrift Shop Remixes

February 4, 2013


I started gathering remixes to “Thrift Shop” a month or so ago. Apparently this is the first song from an unsigned artist to hit number one since 1995. Macklemore should have the leverage to shop around for a label now, and good for him. As you might expect, there are tons of remixes of this out there. Not surprisingly, most of them are dubstep. But I’ve found some good ones that aren’t that aren’t. Let’s start this before I wait another month.

First off, let’s hear from Krayfa. This track starts off with a distant sounding version of the original, which might turn you off, but it shouldn’t, because when the bass line enters the field, the track is made. This track is self identified as electro and I would add that it’s a little slower than much electro, but that gives the song a certain swagger. The one point that I object to is the lead-in to the outro. While the outro itself is rather good, quick and fun, the track shifts into it abruptly. Check it out!

Thrift Shop (Krayfa Remix) – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Next up, DJ Dublenzio‘s version is firmly dubstep. It follows Krayfa’s mix in long bass synths to emphasize the track but Dublenzio plays about with a more dubstep-style synth kit and turns the track into a faster-feeling banger of a dubstep track with a bunch of change-ups in the beat to keep things fresh. Dublenzio adds house-y-er synths near the end to give track a very full feeling. Give it a listen!

Thrift Shop (DJ Dublenzio Remix) – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Free World Music gives this track a very different feel by increasing the pace. The synths that they use are practically eurodance, and as such they are incredibly satisfying and definitely dance-able. If the bitrate were a bit higher I would recommend this track to surprise people in a set. Enjoy!

Thrift Shop (Free World Remix) – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Psalmon put together a glitch-hop track from “Thrift Shop” utilizing some rather dubstep-y synths to flesh it out. He has some fun with the “cold-ass honky” line as well as the chorus. This track is glitch-hop but it’s fast enough to be dance-able and it would be some intense dancing, no doubt. Check it out!

Thrift Shop (Psalmon Remix) – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis / Or from SoundCloud

Grimenoceros took this song and went wild with it. If you’re not a fan of the more industrial side of EDM, this track might just feel abrasive. I recommend that you don’t use headphones to listen to this, the bass needs big speakers to balance with the vocals. On headphones I had trouble hearing the vocals at over the banging beat. But when big speakers are involved this track is ridiculously large. So give it a listen, preferably in its intended environment.

Thrift Shop (Grimenoceros Remix) – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis / Or from Facebook

Here’s a remix from SCNDL. With nice long beat intro, this track seems intended to be mixed into a set. This track is pretty firmly electro house. It’s faster than the original and keeps a pretty steady beat throughout. “Cold-ass honky” is the most popular line in this remix as well. Enjoy!

Thrift Shop (SCNDL Remix) – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis / Or from Mediafire

Mikael Wills made one of the more straightforward remixes. Instead of remaking this track in any particular genre, Wills amps the song up to the next level. The original is fairly faithfully maintained while a heavier hitting beat is added and a fatter bass line. He also adds a breakdown in the middle to showcase his added hook. Check it out.

Thrift Shop (Mikael Wills Bootleg) – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis / Or from his Website

And finally here’s a version from TOKI. This track thunders under proper speaker consequences. This one is pretty gloriously glitch-hop with an emphasis on a hood bass beat with various samples of the original vocals throughout. It also features a synth that screams 2005 pop hip-hop to me, but for the life of me I can’t remember which song. Then it drops into a dubstep-y break down while the beat continues. This one is hardcore. Listen to it and enjoy!

Thrift Shop (TOKI’s Poppin’ Tags Since 89′ Remix) – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis / Or from SoundCloud

BONUS: And now it’s time for the acoustic cover you knew was out there but didn’t feel the need to search for. There are probably several versions of this but I rather like Dan Henig’s version. It’s simple and sweet. Have a good one!

Thrift Shop (Cover) – Dan Henig / Or from SoundCloud

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Suddenly Mashups. Everywhere. XXXXIX

March 9, 2012


Happy happy Friday folks! It’s a mashup day and I want to make sure that I manage to post these awesome mashups on Friday, so that we can all start the weekend right. So without further ado…

Let’s get started with a beautiful track from No Pets Allowed. This song is the first off of a stellar three song EP that you can find here. I realize I’ve been throwing a lot of T.Swift at you all in my mashup posts. I don’t apologize. I really enjoy how her voice can mesh really well with all manner of pop and prog house. Give this a listen for yourself.

Moves Like Taylor – No Pets Allowed / Or from HulkShare

In typical Jane Doze style, this mashup pairs an unlikely set and turns it into a very cool song. I’m a fan of Sigur Ros and so any inclusion of their music makes me happy automatically. When it’s done this well it makes me pretty ecstatic. Check it out.

Replacement Ros – The Jane Doze / Or from HulkShare

At first I thought this was too silly to include. Then I decided it was silly but that people would like it because it was silly. But then I started really enjoying it. The beat could be added to a lounge style funk or jazz, but instead DJ LeCLown adds it to “Do You Really Want to Make Me Cry”. Funny. But enjoyable. Spotted on MashupTown. Enjoy!

Do you really want to Tchiki boom? – DJ Le Clown / Or from HulkShare

The Two Friends have another mashup! They take on “Stacy’s Mom” in this one and I like it. It’s not very happy, which is too bad because that was the best part of the original, but their version is very cool. Give it a listen and decide for yourself.

Stacy’s Mode (2F MILF ALERT BOOTLEG) – The Two Friends / Or from HulkShare

Well this is a long list of artists for only drawing upon two songs. Crazy. Manila Killa nails this track. If you have any doubts, wait for Sia’s vocals to come in before you pass judgment. These songs just fit. Check it out.

Titanium Minds (Manila Killa Bootleg) – David Guetta Ft. Sia vs. Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay & Axwell / Or from HulkShare

Yoni just came out with a mashup album. You can find the entire album here. Last year I called March “March Mashup Madness” and I’m beginning to wonder if this is an annual thing. I’m not complaining if it is. Take this song for instance. I haven’t enjoyed Coldplay in quite some time, so it’s awesome when some artist dresses it up in an awesome background. Enjoy!

Coldplay’s Aura – Yoni / Or from HulkShare

I thought I’d put this next one here too. This song is getting a lot of play in the mashup circles. Here is DJ Foxfire‘s take on it. While the song is obviously the same, the addition of the Britney, Katy, and the industrial background from Candyland really gives it a whole different sound. I like it. Give it a listen and tell me what you think!

You Make Me Feel Hypnotic – DJ Foxfire / Or from HulkShare

I got this in my email and the name of the song is a bit confusing. Allow me to clarify. The background track for this mashup is by 90s Finest while the whole mashup was made by DJ Trademark. I approve heartily. It’s a pop party minded prog house track. Check it out.

Paradise (90’s Finest Remix) – DJ Trademark / Or from HulkShare

Mashup-Germany put out a track so of course I had to include it. That’s not quite how I decide what I put on the blog, but Stilller’s work is just so consistently excellent that it may as well work like that for him. I have nothing to say but that this song is amazing and enjoyable and you should be listening to it already! Enjoy and have an awesome weekend!

Starships Dance Floor Porn – Mashup-Germany / Or from HulkShare

BONUS: This track is so epic, I thought I’d give you guys a double dose of No Pets Allowed. You guys don’t mind do you? That’s what I thought. This track is hands down the best version of the Skrillex/Doors collaboration track, including the original. The sample of dialogue from Breaking Bad just makes the track more intense. I’ve never watched it but this kind of makes me want to. Have fun with it!

Breaking Bad – No Pets Allowed / Or from HulkShare

And because I like you guys so much, here’s one more bonus! Actually this is also for any mashup artists out there. Can you make this – with the actual songs? Because it looks doable. And awesome.

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Fear Not the Dubstep XXXIV

March 8, 2012


It’s a Thursday and that means dubstep! I’d like to take the time before you get into the music to direct your attention to our new Facebook Page and the like button on the top right of the site. In return for plugging this again, here are seven songs instead of five!

Let’s start things quiet and filled with some beautiful vocal harmonies, then let’s get going! Hype Jones really made an awesome track out of this song. The wobs are unbelievably satisfying, and the melody is preserved and enjoyable. The pop vocal hook really draws me in and gets me ready for some bass. Spotted on the Burning Ear. Enjoy!

Temptation (Hype Jones Gone Beastmode Remix) – Zander Bleck / Or from HulkShare

This track starts quiet but is making a claim to loudness within seconds. Butch Clancy knows how to play with the contrast between quiet and loud. Amy’s vocals make for a quiet and high foil to the loud and heavy bass. Check it out!

Sway (Butch Clancy Remix) – Amy Kuney / Or from HulkShare

PatrickReza dropped this today and I like it. It’s exceedingly chill and pretty. With slightly distorted vocals the slightly dampened sound of the wobs fits perfectly. When the strings rise, it is striking. Give it a listen!

Until We Bleed (PatrickReza Dubstep Remix) – Kleerup + Lykke Li / Or from HulkShare

Feature Cuts had a very solid base to start with when making this song. David Guetta and Avicii are about as solid as you get. I think this is an excellent party version of it. Enjoy!

Sunshine (Feature Cuts Remix) – David Guetta & Avicii / Or from HulkShare

Speaker Wrecker is new to me. But I enjoy the 8bit influences on this heavy industrial track. The computer sounds just flow out of this track. Check it out.

Speak and Bleed – Speaker Wrecker / Or from HulkShare

In case you weren’t interested in mashups (tomorrow) here’s something to get you interested. BL455 throws bass(nectar) everywhere playing around with this B.o.B track. This is definitely my favorite version of this song. The only thing that I don’t really enjoy is the random bit of Beyonce. Give it a listen and decide for yourself.

Bass Mode – BL455 / Or from HulkShare

Here’s another from the Burning Ear; this past roundup of theirs was just so chock full of good dubstep. Krewella’s “Killin’ It” is awesome. With some gorgeous female vocals riding the track like a wave of bass, this track makes you want to dance and party. Too bad it’s Thursday. Enjoy and have a good one folks!

Killin’ It – Krewella / Or from HulkShare

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Fear Not the Dubstep XXX

January 12, 2012


Happy Thursday! I’m not sure what that means to you but to me it means dubstep. Today is the triple-X dubstep day, it being the 30th post. Always fun to mention. Get ready to rage.

ENiGMA has really mastered chillstep. By choosing Sigur Rós as his subject matter, he has very chill stuff to work with already. This maintains the sparkling ambience of the original while adding subtle bass. It’s rather glorious. Check it out!

Saeglopur (ENiGMA Remix) – Sigur Rós

Minnesota put out a free download for the masses, and as a member of the masses I am very grateful. It starts out using rapid high synth runs that sound like something out of a sonic video game. Then the bass drops and it’s awesome. Take a listen.

Jetstream – Minnesota

The Weeknd seems to act as a magnet for remixes but that works out because he provides such good content to work with. Paper Diamond takes this post into a a grittier although entirely smooth direction. Using a simple wobble background, the Weeknd’s vocals are showcased above the bass. It’s really hard to ruin those vocals. Enjoy.

Same Old Song (Paper Diamond Remix) – the Weeknd

Omega has always provided epic dubstep and this is no exception. The track starts out with a much more controlled and driven synth riff than the previous tracks. The vocals start out clipped and aggressive but grow in breadth for the chorus as the wobs are let off the leash. Check it out!

Mirrors (Omega Remix) – Natalia Kills

This is more electro than dubstep, but I’m not complaining. In fact this may be my new favorite song. Manila Killa showcases the beautiful vocals of Dev gently floating above the general electronic chaos beneath. Then out of nowhere, heavily distorted vocals from Eurythmics (distorted by Avicii) join in and take over. Take a listen for yourself.

Say My Name (Manila Killa’s Swede Dreams Bootleg) – The Cataracs x Porter Robinson x Dev x Gregori Kloserman x Avicii

I’ve been sitting on this one for quite some time. I haven’t done a dubstep blog in ages and I’ve been wanting to blog this track for about that long. Killagraham made a banger here. No frills, just epic dubstep sampling “Drop It to the Floor”. After a trance-y intro, the drop (pun intended) is epic. Enjoy!

Drop It – KillaGraham

How better to end a triple-X dubstep post than with Mötley Crüe? Don’t answer that. Wick-It arranged this lovely 80s banger and obviously had lots of fun with it. Have fun with the rage!

Shout At The Devil (Wick-it Remix) – Mötley Crüe

Blogroll: Decently Dope, Earmilk, the Music Phoenix, Sunset in the Rearview

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Suddenly Mashups. Everywhere. XXXXIII

January 6, 2012


I hope you all had some good holidays, I sure did! I know Ike has been sharing some mashups with you all but I haven’t done Friday mashup post in more than two weeks so here you are! Let’s go!

That’s right, the year ended, and DJ Earworm graces us with another of his yearmixes. Mashups of all the most popular music of the year used to be something only Earworm did, but now everyone seems to be trying their hand at it. Some of the results are horrible, but this one is not. However, I think he worked with the lyrics so much more than the melodies that the melody suffered. The lyrics work quite well and I have no real complaints because the mashup is pretty flawless. I guess I just usually hold Earworm to a very high standard. I do really like the part where he combines the whistles from “Pumped Up Kicks” and “Moves Like Jagger”. Enjoy it!

United State of Pop 2011 (World Go Boom) – DJ Earworm

I love it when artists collaborate because it encourages cross genre influences upon the music, like a mashup. But when two mashup artists team up to make music? I’m not sure that encourages any more genre mixing than was already present but it sounds damn fine. 5 & A Dime and Basic Physics are both excellent mashup artists and the both brought their A-game to this track. Check it out.

Filth in Paris – 5 & A Dime and Basic Physics

This track has been all over the blagosphere and for good cause. I don’t think I’d ever heard N3AKO before, but now I have and I’m glad! This track also uses the “Crush on You” sample to good effect. Take a listen and decide which is better, this track or the track above it.

Her First Crush (Skrillex x Nero x Killsonik) – N3AKO

Yeah that’s right, our funk-master, Mr. Jimi Needles, has taken on “Gold Dust”. It’s not as dubstep-y as Flux Pavilion’s take on it, nor as drum n bass-y as the original, but it does have way more wobs and bass than Jimi normally uses. Despite these electronic forays, Jimi’s trademark funkiness comes through cleanly. This is a track to bob your head to. Enjoy!

Something About Gold Dust (Jimi Needles VIP Blend) – DJ Fresh vs Psymbionic vs Daft Punk

When I first saw this song I thought it was another year mix. Norwegian Recycling is already a mashup artist I respected, so I didn’t mind. But while he includes a lot of this year’s top songs it’s certainly not a top 25. He didn’t feel any need to stick to this past year’s music, so he threw in anything he liked too. Which makes for a really good mashup. Check it out!

Good Feeling – Norwegian Recycling

Dotcom made an awesome mashup here. I’m not sure I have a lot more to say here. This track is hot. I love the progressive house feel to the background despite not being able to remember the track it’s from at the moment. I also love Drake. This track is just great, OK? Take my word on it and listen to it.

Get Ur Money Buzzin’ – Dotcom

Slowing down a little, DJ Kontrol uses some more smooth Drake. Actually this whole track feels smooth, even the rap. I think my favorite line is still “It’s my birthday I’ll get high if I want to…” Enjoy.

Take Care & Follow Me – DJ Kontrol

Ipaneema is another name that’s new to me, and another one I’m glad to learn. While I don’t really understand the intro, I certainly enjoy the “Raise Your Weapon” vocals. They sound much more party-fied with this background. Check it out!

Rock your Weapon at the Cinema (Ipaneema Mash-up) – Michael Jackson vs Madeon vs Benny Benassi

The Hood Internet has been sharing all their rejected mashups of the year for New Years but they’ve already come out with two new mashups that were not rejected. This one follows their pattern of fitting two songs most people would never think of in the same day and combining them (well). It’s chill and relaxing once you get to the Beyonce vocals a couple seconds in. A good song to end on. Have a great weekend and enjoy!

Exquisite Party (Beyonce vs Of Montreal) – the Hood Internet

Blogroll: Camelback Music, Earmilk

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Fear Not the Dubstep XXVIII

December 8, 2011


So last night an awesome thing happened. A bunch of big names in mashups (Kap Slap, 3lau, DOSVEC, Basic Physics, etc) were invited to play sets on Turntable.fm, a website in which you can have virtual stages and the audience gives feedback on a scale from awesome to lame. The “Mashtival”, as it was called, was very fun and I found more mashups, some of which will be included in this dubstep post. Ready? Here we go.

Last night was the first night I’d heard DJ Graycat before, and I was pleased I had. This mashup really tore up the (virtual) dancefloor. Adding Waka really surprised me and I was sold from then on. Listen for your self!

Wreck Em (Extended Edit) – DJ Graycat / Or from Mediafire

Now that everyone’s seen the George Michael video, Ditta & Dumont decided to capitalize on that well known riff. It’s fun and wobbly. Enjoy!

Careless Whisper (Ditta & Dumont Remix) – George Michael / Or from Mediafire

GRiZ takes this Kanye remix in a surprising direction, making about half of it light and jazzy, saloon sound. The other half is hip hop and dubstep. It’s very enjoyable and accessible. Take a listen.

Can’t Tell Me Nuthin (GRiZ REmix) – Kanye West / Or from Mediafire

Binary really turned this track into a wobbly bass filled version of itself. But the beautiful quality of the vocals isn’t marred, and pretty piano is even added. Very cool. Check it out!

Apologize (Binary ‘2-L8-2’ Remix) – One Republic / Or from Mediafire

Now this leads me to a dubstep remix of “Video Games” and a question. I find that songs like this are “remixed to death”. People will say, “Not this song again!” when a week ago they were really into it. Does overplay make a song worse? I don’t think it does, I think people just go numb to the beauty they first appreciated. Stylust & Keyz Da Vamp emphasize that orchestral beauty in this remix while adding some serious bass that I think complements this song perfectly. Decide for yourself.

Video Games (Stylust & Keyz Da Vamp Remix) – Lana del Ray / Or from Mediafire

I haven’t posted a HULK remix in awhile which is a pity because those remixes tend to match the name in sheer magnitude. While the middle of this track may feel a little repetitive or oppressive, it will make an epic dance track. Enjoy!

Sunlight (HULK Remix) – Modestep / Or from Mediafire

So in the past I’ve complained that it’s gotten hard to find free dubstep. My solution today is to use mashups with dubstep. Acceptable? 5 & A Dime take Dillon Francis and runs with him. This track is hectic and hopping, but really well composed. Everything matches and has some excellent rage throughout. Check it out!

M.O.O.M.B.A.H.M.A.S.H. – 5 & A Dime / Or from Mediafire

I’m fairly sure this is my first post of Manila Killa as well. He was DJing last night as well and this one really got a lot of enthusiasm from the crowd. Using the Bloody Beetroots really helps with amping up the energy of a song. Enjoy!

Look at me Now (Manila Killa Remix) – Manilla Killa / Or from Mediafire

Blogroll: Decently Dope, Earmilk, The Burning Ear, Sunset in the Rearview