Archive for the ‘Mashup’ Category

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Fireking (Years & Years // Galantis) – The White Panda

February 12, 2016

The White Panda

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve blogged a mashup, but The White Panda has always been a favorite of this blog, so it feels very appropriate to blog their latest offering, “Fireking”. This mashup takes the unrestrained energy of Galantis and lets it fuel the vulnerable lyrics of Years & Years. The result is a dancefloor favorite with an introspective twist. It’s glorious and very appropriately the opening song on their latest mashup album, The Pawprint. Check it out!

To download this track from the artist, click here.

BONUS: This week The White Panda released a full version of a song from their album every day. So now is the time to check out the album and decide what full length you’re looking forward to, and check if they’ve released it yet. Like all their mashup albums, they release a very slick continuous mix first and then release the full versions. This mix is one hour of excellent musical combinations and well worth your time. Enjoy it.

To download this continuous mix from the artist, click here.

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United State of Pop 2015 (50 Shades of Pop) – DJ Earworm

January 1, 2016

Earworm 2015

Happy New Year everybody! How better to welcome in a new year of music than with a retrospective of the last year’s top music? DJ Earworm holds a special place in my heart for mashups and he even got a term about end of year mashups coined – the “yearworm”. 2008 was pretty universally greeted as his best yearworm, probably because Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” provided such a good backing instrumental to work with. This year starts out a little shaky but pulls together quite well. He’s taken the difficulty up a couple levels; this year he mixed together the top 50 tracks, not just the top 25. I think it was around the 3:00 mark that I really started jamming along and unreservedly enjoying this mashup. Tell me what you think!

To download this track from the artist, visit SoundCloud and click download.

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Suddenly Mashups. Everywhere. LXX

January 9, 2015

A heart, love of music, edm at its best
Good lord! Has it really been a year since my last mashups post? Clearly this is sorely needed. And Friday is the perfect day for mashups – a time to hype up with pop music in a new fun format. Ready for the weekend? This should help.

Let’s start with something a bit ridiculous and party friendly! Titus Jones combined Avril Lavigne, Lesley Jones, a Cash Cash remix of Katy Perry, 50 Cent, and Spice Girls for to make a hyper-powered pop mashup. It’s beautiful, girly, and over the top in all the right ways. I would totally dance like a doofus to this one. What about you? Check it out!

Wannabe At My Birthday Party? – Titus Jones / Or from SoundCloud

Trademark also utilized a bit of Cash Cash in this lovely mashup. Trademark knows how to make a beautiful mashup, pulling together gorgeous female vocal hooks from several songs and placing them according to their differing moods to shape a song. All of this is coordinated while maintaining consistency with a gorgeous progressive house instrumental. Enjoy it.

Take Tonight (Cash Cash x Zedd x NONONO x Nico Cipriano) – Trademark / Or from SoundCloud

Now let’s chill it out for a bit with a mashup from the Fabulous Beatmashers. This beat from Mr. Probz made the rounds this summer and while simple, it is really catchy and exudes a casual cool. Snoop Dogg’s West Coast rap style is a good fit for it and the samples from Fatboy Slim put it over the edge. Check it out.

Drop Mr. Probz Waves (Champion Sound) – Mr. Probz vs. Snoop Dogg / Or from Facebook

Here’s another laid back mashup from Kosher Kittens. Combining Passion Pit with Milky Chance effortlessly, this is one of those mashups that just works. Guitar sample meets vocals. Give it a listen.

Stolen Away (Passion Pit X Milky Chance) – Kosher Kittens

Next up, lobsterdust has a funky mashup for you. With a fun and funky instrumental from Alex Metric & Oliver, lobsterdust adds Trey Songz’s vocals with just the right combination of smoothness and attitude to fit. When sings his hook of “Na Na Na” it lines up perfectly with piano hook from the instrumental. Enjoy the sexiness.

NaNaxy (Trey Songz vs. Alex Metric & Oliver) – lobsterdust / Or from SoundCloud

Building upon a relaxed yet alert instrumental Mashup-Germany pulls together material from seven different tracks and adds instrumentation to even it all out. The snippets of Eminem and and Coldplay complement each other perfectly while the drama of the instrumental grows. Check it out!

Call it magic – Mashup-Germany / Or from Facebook

One album this year that made me very happy was Porter Robinson’s. Apparently the The Hood Internet agreed. They brought Porter together with Beyoncé in their signature style of unlikely pairings that work better than you ever might have thought and make you start dreaming of impossible collaborations. Both Porter and Beyoncé put out albums that fly in the face of pop conventions, or at least ignore many of them, and they combine here beautifully. They both rise and fall an impressive range and that is lined up flawlessly for display here. Give it a listen!

DiviniXO (Beyoncé vs Porter Robinson) – The Hood Internet / Or from their Website

BONUS: Here to help you celebrate the new year and wave farewell to the old is Mashup-Germany‘s mashup of 2014. 70 songs in six minutes, not bad. I hope your New Year is wonderful and your weekend is ushered into awesomeness with the discovery of some of these mashups. Enjoy and have a good one!

Top of the Pops 2014 (Days and Nights) – Mashup-Germany / Or from Facebook

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If I Lose Myself (Win & Woo Remix) – Win & Woo vs One Republic

January 31, 2014

Win & Woo
Win and Woo decided to take on One Republic’s hit, “If I Lose Myself”, and see what they could make with it. The result is a magnificent remix, and one they were unwilling to call just a remix. So they labelled it part mashup, mashed with their original work, as well. Their pride is justified. This remix is glorious. They built up a fabulous synth hook to add to the vocal hooks, as well as crafting some truly beautiful more quiet interludes. Enjoy this one.

If I Lose Myself (Win & Woo Remix) – Win & Woo vs One Republic / Or from Facebook

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Suddenly Mashups. Everywhere. LXIX

January 24, 2014

hearts
It’s been too long. Far too long. But the time has come. It is now time. For mashups!

Doug Bogan will start us off with his mashup “Theater Kids”. This is one of the most enjoyable versions I’ve heard of MGMT’s “Kids” in ages plus you can dance to it! What’s there to say no to?

Theater Kids – Doug Bogan / Or from Facebook

Next up, Troika takes on “September”, giving it a modern spin. This one is triumphant and has a great start. The intro is mostly vocal and when the synth line drops it feels like the night is starting out right. Enjoy it!

Dancing In September (Troika ‘Reloaded’ Edit) – Troika / Or from Facebook

Now let’s get a little more intense with a track from Poppingmelons. With this beat, we can see just how intense B.o.B. can get. This song may take a little to get past its build but once it gets there, it pounds. This electro coupled with intense bass and a more spare, ominous beat with a hint of trap is the kind of song that crowds get sweaty to. Check it out.

Night Vision (Ethyr x B.o.B. x Fall Out Boy) – Poppingmelons / Or from SoundCloud

Let’s chill out a bit. The Melker Project dropped this pretty little track the other day and it showcases his skills. He recreated Jay-Z’s beat instead of actually sampling it and then went to town. It’s chill and sweet. Give it a listen.

Show Me Pound Cake Ft. Jay-Z, Ellie Goulding, Chris Brown & Kid Ink – The Melker Project / Or from Facebook

“Stay the Night” has been making the rounds and here’s DOSVEC‘s take on it. The trance house synths backing this make me very happy. The understated smoothness is gorgeous and really fills up the space of a room when the vocals drift away. Enjoy this one

Stay The Night (Zedd ft. Hayley Williams vs EDX) – DOSVEC / Or from Facebook

Dave Edwards is rapidly becoming one of my favorite remix artists. His production is happy and always reminds me of summer fun. This remix has that fun production but also pulls from both Daft Punk and Avicii. How’s that for a creative remix? Check it out.

Dear Boy [Dave Edwards Remix] – Avicii x Daft Punk / Or from Facebook

RAGE CANNON brings something epic to share in this song. Although this song is completely instrumental, it is in no way boring. RAGE CANNON draws from different sounds to keep it fresh; prog house, dutch house, electro, techno, and trance to name a few. Now this track may have been taken down, so if people want it gone, send me a message. In the meantime, give it a listen.

Renzokuken the Animal (Razihel x OVERWERK x Milk N Cookies) – RAGE CANNON

Trademark knows how to electrify a crowd. Opening with an incredible vocal hook from Avicii, Trademark then blows the song wide open with epic festial synths. The festival sound continues when the drop takes the song to a big room sound, relying on reverb. It’s huge and exciting. Enjoy it and have an awesome weekend!

Still Believe (Avicii x Tritonal x Martin Garrix x Feri & Multi) – Trademark / Or from Facebook

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Suddenly Mashups. Everywhere. LXVIII

September 23, 2013

a unique heart for mashups
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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Suddenly Mashups. Everywhere. LXVII

August 2, 2013


I think it’s been long enough. It’s time for another roundup of great mashups. So without further ado, here’s what I’ve been listening to lately.

The White Panda are back in the mix following their full length album “Bearly Legal” with another fabulous mashup. Queen and David Bowie’s vocals merge flawlessly with the slick, funky Bruno Mars beat. How can you not enjoy this mashup? It’s nostalgic, summer-y, and entirely catchy. Enjoy it!

Under Treasure – The White Panda / Or from SoundCloud

The Hood Internet‘s latest mashup pulls Kendrick Lamar’s popular single together with fabulous track from Cashmere Cat. It’s sweet while pulling gently upon the 808s of trap standards. I particularly enjoy the bed squeaks that cover the chorus. Check it out!

Mirror Vibe (Kendrick Lamar vs Cashmere Cat) – The Hood Internet / Or from SoundCloud

ColorBlind brings the easily recognizable backing of Otto Knows to match the deep and autotuned sound of Gorilla Zoe. The result is a fun hipster hip-hop track that’s worth listening to a time or seven. Give it a listen!

Million Echos – ColorBlind / Or from SoundCloud

In a vie for a mashup designed to cater to the Intertubes, DJ Schmolli set “Final Countdown” against “You Spin Me Round” with a light seasoning of MGMT. The combination is worth several laughs and works surprisingly well. Enjoy it!

Final Record Spin Kids – DJ Schmolli / Or from SoundCloud

Last week Elocnep teamed up with Chonald to release a mashup designed for the dance floor that prominently features vocals from AC/DC. This is a fun way to get people interested in the dance music. Check it out!

Knife Party Likes To Blow Animals With TNT – Elocnep & Chonald / Or from SoundCloud

Trademark released this mashup a month ago, but I’m still enjoying it. Ne-Yo’s vocals are hard to say no to, and with a liberal spicing of Daft Punk, the song becomes very attractive. Give it a listen.

Hard To Stop (Vicetone x Ne-Yo x Daft Punk) – Trademark / Or from Facebook

And how can we ignore a mashup of “Get Lucky”? We can’t. Lobsterdust didn’t just mashup the Daft Punk song of the summer, he made a ridiculous pairing with System of a Down and it sounds pretty darn smooth. Enjoy it and have a great weekend!

Bring Your Own Luck (System Of A Down vs. Daft Punk) – lobsterdust / Or from SoundCloud