Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Steel Toed Cowboy Boots

A year or so ago my good friend (and one of my favorite mashup producers) Fissunix put together a great compilation of Hard Rockin' Mashups which he called "Heavy Metal Mashups Vol. 1 - Sabbath Bootie Sabbath Mix". I totally meant to share it here in the Pit, and we even had a great discussion about future volumes. Here we are a year later, and volume 2 is now out and I still haven't posted Vol 1 - until now.

First I would like to share his latest Kiss mashterpiece. And should the metal get to be a bit much for you (after two hours it might for some of the young folk out there who didn't grow up on the sh!t like I did) I have another set of cowboy boots - minus the spurs!

Let these boots kick the crap out of your ears like they did to mine. Get some swabs, your ears are gonna bleed!

Fissunix - Grid it up (Binary Audio Mix Mashed)
http://soundcloud.com/fissunix/grid-it-up - mp3 - Kiss "Lick It Up" vs Daft Punk "The Grid (Binary Audio Mix)"

Heavy Metal Mashups Vol. 1 "Sabbath Bootie Sabbath Mix"
http://soundcloud.com/fissunix/heavy-metal-mashups-vol-1 - mp3

DJ Schmolli - T.N.T Bass
MadMixMustang - Overrelaxed
Wax Audio - Whole Lotta Sabbath
Fissunix - The Party Rules
DJ Schmolli - Fire in the Sky
Wax Audio - I'm in love with Judas Priest
Fissunix - Burn Da Funk
Wax Audio - Thunder Busters
DJ Schmolli - The Trooper Believer
Fissunix - Rainbow in the Superfreak Dark
Fissunix - Doin' The Jumpo
DJ Schmolli - Crazy like an Egyptian
DJ Morgoth - You've got another Firestarter Comin'
A+D - Pour Some Hot Sugar
Fissunix - Mr Crowley's Heat
M'siou Rigolitch - The Bell Tolls For The Masters Of Babylon
Amoraboy - Sweet Kung-Fu Of Mine
ToToM - Like an Ace of Spades
DJ Schmolli - Drop it like Black Sabbath

Heavy Metal Mashups Vol. 2 "Louder Than Hell Mix"
http://soundcloud.com/fissunix/heavy-metal-mashups-vol-2 - mp3

Fissunix & DJ Schmolli - HairBangers
Dan Mei - Last Ride Of The New Shit
Mad Mix Mustang - 2 Minutes To The Middle Of The Night
Loo & Placido - Antisocial Pigs
Bassnectar Remix - Seek and Destroy
DJ Schmolli - Cold As Superbeast Prometheus
Wax Audio - South Of The Grapevine
Loo & Placido - Black Sab System
Wax Audio - Master Of Doin' It
DJ Morgoth - Ace Of Spades Feels Good
DJ Schmolli - Rock Of Ages
Dan Mei - Rolling In The Fire And Flames
Tinylightsbelow - Psychosocial Baby
Fissunix - Birth of the Cannibal
Dan Mei - Coat Of Arms Of E.T.
Fissunix - Over Wasted Years
Fissunix - Grid it up
Wax Audio - Chemical Diver
DJ Schmolli - Cold As Superbeast Prometheus

DJHDD - The Spaghetti Western Lasagna (A Tribute to Ennio Morricone & Sergio Leone)
http://soundcloud.com/djhdd/djhdd-the-spaghetti-western mp3

Track list:
Spindrift - Legend of Gods gun
Apollo 440 - The Man with the Harmonica
Dreadzone - The Good the Bad & the Dread
Audio Deluxe - 60 Seconds
Purdy - Sleep Well
Station - Six tons of Six guns
DJ Shadow - You can't go home again
Federale - Train Song\War Cry
Black Lodge Singers - Flintstone
Hugo Montenegro - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Negativland - Guns (DJHDD remix)
Chris Blackwell - Man in Black
TV Bonanza shootout
The New Pollutants - The Muse
Chris Blackwell - The big stare out
Ennio Morricone - Overture
Ennio Morricone - Addio a Cheyenne (Majbour remix)
Bandini - L'estasi Dell'oro
Terry Devine-King - Tel's Bells
Blazing Saddles
People like us - Happy Trails

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Blood and Sweat Keeps The Thrill of Kung Fu Alive In My Heart

I've been crazy busy the past little while, but I have a couple weeks off now before school starts again, and I hope to get a few posts in here at the Pit (and a little more Kung Fu;-) before school starts again. To kick off my tiny little summer holiday I have some great remixes from The Reflex. These guys really know how to rip a song apart and rebuild it in their own unique (and very cool) fashion. Give these tunes a listen and I have no doubt you will become as big a fan as I already am. I strongly recommend both their YouTube and SoundCloud feeds for more really great music. You'll probably enjoy listening to their Kung Fu more than you'll enjoy watching mine!!

The Reflex - Blondie "Heart Of Glass (The Reflex Re-Vision)"

The Reflex - Bee Gees "Stayin' Alive (The Reflex Stems Re-Vision)"
http://youtu.be/vOrhNA6gPN4 - mp3


The Reflex - B.B. King "The Thrill Is Gone (The Reflex Stems Re-Vision)"
http://soundcloud.com/thereflex/b-b-king-the-thrill-is-gone - mp3

The Reflex - Blood, Sweat & Tears "Spinning Wheel (The Reflex Stems Re-Vision)"

The Reflex - "Kung Fu"
http://soundcloud.com/thereflex/the-reflex-kung-fu-free-dl - mp3

Thursday, July 26, 2012

You Give Dead Gang Bangers A Bad Name

Not long ago I was able to watch Kill Bill (vol 1&2) with a friend of mine who had never seen it before. If you've ever visited my YouTube channel you probably know that I am a bit of a martial arts junkie. Needless to say, I really like this movie. I also really like Nancy Sinatra's "Bang Bang". Very shortly after that (the next day for the Gang Bang) I found two killer bootlegs featuring the very same tune in my Soundcloud Feed! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Now it's time to LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR!!

Robin Skouteris (Audio)Panos T (Video) - The Gang Bang Theory
http://youtu.be/RrAx-G4KpKA - mp3 - Madonna "Gang Bang" vs Nancy Sinatra "Bang Bang" vs Bon Jovi "You Give Love A Bad Name" vs Drowing Pool "Bodies"


Dancefloor Outlaws - Bang Bang
http://youtu.be/1JfXdB9Hxs8 - mp3 - Nancy Sinatra "Bang Bang" (Dancefloor Outlaws Remix)


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Burning Virgin Wedding Cult

One of my favorite details of the past month has been the productivity of Shai Vardi,aka Virgin Magnetic Material. One of my very favorite remixers (as I have stated, many, many times!) So today here are three of his most recent killer tunes (and a bonus set with more than an hour of his music from the past year of so!!!).

*edit* due to complaints of copyright infringement I have removed the mp3 links. You will have to figure out how to get them yourself.

Virgin Magnetic Material - Billy Idol "White Wedding"

Virgin Magnetic Material - Living Colour - Cult of Personality

Virgin Magnetic Material - Talking Heads - Burning Down The House

Virgin Magnetic Material - Virgin Magnetic Material - The Number 20 Mixtape

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Burn A Nice Train Alive

Today I have a plethora of Bon Jovi mashups from g4gorilla. The dude can really crank out some rockin mashups, I especially enjoy "Have A Nice Train" (which unfortunately, Soundcloud refuses to host). He made a second version of "Stroke Me Dead Or Alive", but I prefer the original ;-)

g4gorilla - Prayers Are Burning
http://youtu.be/bgNCgAEb5Xo - mp3 - Bon Jovi "Living On A Prayer" vs Midnight Oil "Beds Are Burning"

g4gorilla - Stroke Me Dead Or Alive
http://soundcloud.com/ferenczyram/g4gorilla-stroke-me-dead-or - mp3 - Bon Jovi "Wanted Dead Or Alive" vs Billy Squier "The Stroke"

g4gorilla - Have A Nice Train
http://www.divshare.com/download/16026294-f15 - mp3 - Bon Jovi "Have A Nice Train" vs Yuksek "On A Train"

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Uptight Life

It has indeed been way too long since I last posted here (but thanks to my Soundcloud feed I've been getting more traffic here than ever!) My life has been quite busy for me (as well as being intense, insane, very unmanageable and brutally painful). I've really been struggling with my addiction to the Hokey Pokey, but I've managed to turn myself around, and that's what it's all about! Life is getting much better now, and I've even found the time to post here in the Pit. I have a lot of catching up to do for sure. Even when I am not posting here, I am always sharing tonnes of great tunes in my Twitter and Tumblr feeds. The new FaceBook timeline is not so good at sharing my music automatically...

The hardest part about writing today's post (other than not getting too distracted by social media) is determining what music to share. I really have built up quite the collection of amazing mashups and mixes. For the sake of simplifying, and just so I can GIT'ER DUN, I am going with a pair of Stevie Wonder Mashups (I was going to go with some Amy Winehouse, but got distracted). Gotta start somewhere right?

Dunproofin (Audio) Jack The Video Ripper (Video) - Uptight (Dunproofin' Rock The Casbah Mashup Mix)
http://youtu.be/XXdfKUbS-0c - mp3 - Stevie Wonder "Uptight" vs The Clash "Rock The Casbah"


Tizwarz - Back To Life
http://youtu.be/sjCeH42ClJI - mp3 - Stevie Wonder "For Once In My Life vs Amy Winehouse "Back To Black"

Monday, April 30, 2012

Jolene's Mother Can't Talk Until You Sleep

Coming in at number 7 on my new top ten list is "Dogmother" from Divide and Kreate. This is likely the main reason why "Cruelly Good Summer Feeling" was number 8 instead of "Rebel Mother Down", which I like better. I just didn't think the Universe is ready for two Danzig tunes in a top 10 list...

I seem to have dug this hole for myself where I post an additional 4 songs for each entry on the list, so I guess I shall continue my self-imposed workload. Not that I mind, finding, listening and sharing is a real pleasure, although the actual amount of work involved in presenting it properly is a bit more than I had anticipated. Worth it in the end though. Enjoy these songs from Divide and Kreate, knowing that he put a lot more work into making them than I did in sharing them!

But first, here is Kiss's most disco-ish song, made even more disco-ee ;-)

Divide and Kreate - Kissie Minogue
http://youtu.be/e7LkP5kDaHM - mp3 Kylie Minogue "Can't Get You Out of My Head" vs KISS "I Was Made For Lovin' You"

Divide and Kreate - Dogmother
http://soundcloud.com/ferenczyram/divide-and-kreate-dogmother - mp3 - Danzig "Mother" vs Rex the Dog "Circulate"

Divide and Kreate - Always With You
http://soundcloud.com/demoniac09/u2-vs-willie-nelson-vs-marrs - mp3 - Willie Nelson "Always On My Mind" vs U2 "With or Without You" vs Thåström vs MARRS

Divide and Kreate - Dolly Parton - Jolene 2011 (DJ Matt Bailer vs. Divide & Kreate Club Mix)
http://soundcloud.com/djmattbailer/dolly-parton-jolene-2011 - mp3 - Dolly Parton - "Jolene 2011 (DJ Matt Bailer vs. Divide & Kreate Club Mix)"

Spoiltbrat - Talk Until You Sleep Roxanne (Kreatedust Mix)
http://soundcloud.com/spoiltbrat/the-police-vs-coldplay-vs-metallica-talk-until-you-sleep-roxanne-divlobide-kreatedust-mix - mp3 - The Police "Roxanne" vs Metallica "Until It Sleeps" vs Coldplay "Talk" (Divide and Kreate vs DJ Lobsterdust

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Looks Like Good Ikobahton Goes Down Cruelly

The next song on my latest top ten list (for last year, heh)is DJ Schmolli's "Cruelly Good Summer Feeling". I really enjoyed this little demonstration of his mega-multi-mashup mastery. In his own words it's "a 13 source mashup which is based on Flo Rida’s “Good Feeling” (which again is based on Avicii’s “Levels”)". I'm not sure if this is actually my favorite Schmolli mash of last year, but I figure it's way too late now to start messing with the list (which I actually made many months ago). I've also included a few other great tunes from the Austrian Mashup Master. Including a wicked video set to the last Rambo movie. Not for the squeemish - don't watch it if you don't like gory violence! Not to mention the very racy "Ikobahton". Overall consider this post to be not for childre ;-)

DJ Schmolli - Cruelly Good Summer Feeling
http://youtu.be/DAMf_tXEKNE - http://vimeo.com/31956411 - mp3 - Flo Rida vs Avicii vs Ace Of Base vs Sak Noel vs Jason Derulo vs Stanton Warriors vs Aura Dione vs t.A.T.u. vs Adele vs Travie McCoy vs Groove Armada vs Britney Spears

http://official.fm/tracks/335364 - Cruelly Good Summer Feeling (Extended Version) (2011)

DJ Schmolli - Looks Like That's Alright
http://youtu.be/0rQjIu8E1-g - http://vimeo.com/37460583 - mp3 - Mötley Crüe "Looks That Kill" vs Travie McCoy "We’ll Be Alright" vs Static Revenger & Richard Vission ft. Luciana "I Like That" vs Status Quo "Rockin’ All Over The World" vs Shampoo "Trouble"

http://official.fm/tracks/352557 - Looks Like That's Alright (2012)

DJ Schmolli - Rebel Mother Down
http://youtu.be/ZZQvxuFdr4g - http://vimeo.com/26007900 - mp3 - Danzig "Mother" vs Billy Idol "Rebel Yell" Rihanna "Man Down"

http://soundcloud.com/rock_mashups7/rebel-danzig-rihanna-idol - DJ Schmolli "Rebel Mother Down"

DJ Schmolli - Ikobahton
http://youtu.be/rKCRvaBV4ss - http://vimeo.com/37963973 - mp3 - Belle Stars "Iko Iko" (DJ Schmolli Moombahton Remix)

http://official.fm/tracks/335364 - DJ Schmolli "Ikobahton"

DJ Schmolli - God's Gonna Cut You Down
http://youtu.be/mEHh0bRnVL8 - mp3 - DJ Schmolli vs Johnny Cash Allstar Band "God’s Gonna Cut You Down" vs Led Zeppelin vs The Beatles

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Kiss The Missing Hotseat

One last post before I get back to the list. This is another remix producer whom I only recently discovered, but have been listening to allot. I seem to have a bit of a preference lately for music with a slightly older feel to it, and most of this music continues that trend. He tends to make his remixes a little longer than average, so make yourself comfortable (and turn it WAY UP!) while you enjoy the sweet sounds of The Starkiller.

The Starkiller - Bruce Springsteen "Missing (The Starkiller Remix)"
http://youtu.be/FCsQV3k75T8 - mp3 - Bruce Springsteen "Missing (The Starkiller Remix)"

http://soundcloud.com/the-starkiller/missing-the-starkiller-remix - Bruce Springsteen "Missing (The Starkiller Remix)"

The Starkiller - Stevie Nicks "Edge of Seventeen (The Starkiller's Seventeen Lightyears Remix)"

The Starkiller - Exile "Kiss You All Over (The Starkiller Edit)"

The Starkiller - Sniff 'n' the Tears "Driver's Seat (The Starkiller's Night Drive Edit)"

The Starkiller - Ini Kamoze "Hotstepper (The Starkiller's Intergalactic Rudeboy Disco Shuffle)"

If you find yourself hungry for more, check out this sweet set! (or better yet, copy that link into jloader!)

Friday, April 27, 2012

What A Strange Red Devil Stomp

For some reason I'm feeling a little bit country today.... I have a small collection of some killer tunes that all have a bit of a country edge to them. They all totally rock (what do you expect with bands such as Led Zeppelin, Alice In Chains and Tool?), so buckle on your spurs and giddy up!!

Hong Kong Ping Pong - Bron Y Aur Stomp
http://youtu.be/swzGxbFLssk (vjhvjist video) - http://vimeo.com/33595339 (DJ Tanner Video) - mp3 - led zeppelin remix vs live bron y aur stomp vs the song remains the same--hong kong ping pong remix

http://soundcloud.com/chop-shop-45/bron-y-aur-stomp - Led Zeppelin - Bron Y Aur Stomp (Hong Kong Ping Pong Remix)

DJ Kue - Red Solo Cup
http://vimeo.com/40471473 - mp3 - Toby Keith "Red Solo Cup (DJ Kue Remix)"

http://soundcloud.com/deejaykue/toby-keith-red-solo-cup-its - DJ Kue - I Did This For The Cup

Voicedude - Strange Diggity (Mo Reba Mix)
http://soundcloud.com/ferenczyram/blackstreet-vs-reba-mcentire - mp3 - Reba McEntire "Strange" vs Blackstreet "No Diggity"

G3RST - What About El Gallo?
http://soundcloud.com/info47/g3rst-what-about-el-gallo - mp3 - Alice In Chains "The Rooster" vs Christopher Young "What About El Monstruo"

For me, it has never been a challenge to answer the question: "Who is the world's greatest band?." I am not one hundred percent positive, but I think this just may be the first decent Tool mashup. Even better though is that this is much more than just decent! Until now we've had to settle for Puscifer or LustMord remixes for something approximating a Mashup fix with a MJK flavor to it (not that "settling" for either is actually a bad thing). Not anymore!

The Kleptones - Vicarious Devil
http://soundcloud.com/kleptones/vicarious-devil - Tool "Vicarious" vs Laura Marling "Devil's Spoke"

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ramble Boots

Today's post is a real Ramblin' Classic Rock post. I have a perfect trifecta of remixes and mashups which all feature the Zeppelin tune "Ramble On" as done by three of my favorite producers. The Lenlow mash was featured here awhile ago when Bobby G made the video for my one year anniversary here in the Pit. The Virgin Mix is quite new, and I really don't have music from MichMash posted here nearly often enough. He just may be the very best when it comes to Classic Rock mixes. Rest assured I will be sharing more of his music here real soon.

Lenlow (Audio) Bobby G(Video) - It's Time We Ramble On
http://youtu.be/43vGqAHXNM8 - http://vimeo.com/27568507 (HD) - mp3 - Led Zeppelin "Ramble On" vs Buffalo Springfield "For What It's Worth" (With bits of Badly Drawn Boy - The Shining, and Public Enemy - He Got Game)

http://soundcloud.com/ferenczyram/lenlow-it-s-time-we-ramble-on - Lenlow - It s Time We Ramble On

MichMash - Ramble On
http://soundcloud.com/michmash/michmash-ramble-on - Gerald De Palmas "Elle S'Ennuie" vs Led Zeppelin "Ramble On"

Virgin Magnetic Material - Ramble On
http://soundcloud.com/virginmagneticmaterial/led-zeppelin-ramble-on-virgin - Led Zeppelin - Ramble On (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Fuck Olsons Old Cave Suite

Over the past few weeks I have been really grooving on the music being put out by Sound Remedy. Especially the five tracks I am sharing today. I hope you enjoy these tunes as much as I do. If you are pressed for time (at work perhaps?) and are just unable to get to all five right now, I would most strongly recommend the first and last songs (Tupac and Boards). For myself, this is the best Tupac tune I think I've ever heard (I will confess that I'm not really a big fan). I am not all that familiar with Boards of Canada, but I like this song for sure!

Sound Remedy - Fuck All Y'all
http://soundcloud.com/soundremedy/2pac-fuck-all-yall-feat-tycho - 2PAC - Fuck All Y'all Feat. Tycho (Sound Remedy Mashup)

Sound Remedy - The Cave
http://soundcloud.com/soundremedy/mumford-and-sons-the-cave - Mumford And Sons - The Cave (Sound Remedy Remix)

Sound Remedy - Old Man
http://soundcloud.com/soundremedy/neil-young-old-man-sound - Neil Young - Old Man (Sound Remedy Remix)

Sound Remedy - Suite Judy Blue Eyes
http://soundcloud.com/soundremedy/suite-judy-blue-eyes-csny - CSNY - Suite Judy Blue Eyes (Sound Remedy Remix)

Sound Remedy - Olson
http://soundcloud.com/soundremedy/olson-boards-of-canada-sound - Boards Of Canada - Olson (Sound Remedy Tribute)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

I Know Somebody Who Slept With Blue Monday

It has been a truly intense month. I didn't mean to neglect the Pit for so long, but I was quite occupied. A man died at my feet (on the sidewalk!) I wrapped things up for the year at school (except now I have enrolled for the summer) and I snagged myself a pretty sweet new phone. The death really threw me off for a bit there, so the School-work helped provide me with some purpose. Transferring all my stuff (300 or so apps and a thousand or so songs) to my new phone has been a monumental task and I am still working at it.

Lots of homework, lot's of drama. Too much death. I just was not able to blog. At times like that I find myself very grateful to have some good music to get me through it all. I will get back to my list real soon. But in the mean time (for the sake of a quick and easy post or three), here is another great double pack from Voicedude. I had a sneak peak at these a little before they were released (like a month ago, I know!). It was worth the wait. There have been tonnes of new Gotye mashups and remixes lately, and these are two of the very best. And the videos are as amazing as the tunes.

Voicedude (Audio) GonzoJam Productions (Video) - Somebody That I Used To Sleep With
http://youtu.be/fD-fEl4XCMM - https://vimeo.com/39083901 - mp3 - Gotye & Kimbra "Somebody That I Used To Know" vs The Romantics "Talking In Your Sleep"


Voicedude (Audio) GonzoJam Productions (Video) - Somebody That I Blue Monday
http://youtu.be/_09hJW03yxg - http://vimeo.com/39094422 - mp3 - Gotye & Kimbra "Somebody That I Used To Know" vs New Order "Blue Monday"


Monday, March 19, 2012

I Own Nothing But Smoke In Heaven

Coming in at number nine, for no real easily explained reason, is Fissunix and his awesome bootleg of Marvin Gaye's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" mashed with the Gramatik instrumental remix "Stairway to Hip Hop Heaven". Amazing. The video is equally impressive. Fissunix is one of my favorites, and choosing 5 songs was brutally hard. Luckily I have a few ideas I'm working on for the near future, so I already have a number of his tunes earmarked for later... All the songs can be played from the playlist at the bottom, if you prefer to skip the videos.

Fissunix - Ain't No Stairway High Enough to Hip Hop Heaven (Gramatik remashed)
http://youtu.be/iooXLA8-La0 - https://vimeo.com/19142214 - mp3 - Marvin Gaye "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" vs Led Zepplin v Gramatik "Stairway To Hip Hop Heaven"

http://soundcloud.com/fissunix/stairway-gramatik-remashed - http://official.fm/tracks/356673 - Ain't No Stairway High Enough to Hip Hop Heaven (Gramatik remashed)

Fissunix - Smoke on Babylon
http://soundcloud.com/fissunix/smoke-on-babylon - mp3 - Deep Purple "Smoke on the Water" vs The Black Keys "Goodbye Babylon"

Fissunix - I Was Made Just For Show
http://soundcloud.com/fissunix/i-was-made-just-for-show-kiss-vs-atmosphere - mp3 - Kiss "I Was Made For Loving You" vs Atmosphere "Just For Show"

Fissunix - Nuthin' But a George Thang
http://soundcloud.com/fissunix/nuthin-but-a-george-thang - mp3 - Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg "Nuthin’ But a G Thang" vs George Michael "Faith"

Fissunix - I pOWNer YOU of equality
http://soundcloud.com/fissunix/i-powner-you-of-equality-red-hot-vs-wax-tailor - mp3 - Red Hot Chili Peppers "Power of Equality" vs Wax Tailor "I Own You"

Fissunix MashList

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I Feel Billie Jean Is Still No Good To Me

Only after looking at the date on the last update I made on my Top Ten List did I realize that it has been nearly 15 months since I last updated it. Wow! I hadn't realized I hated arbitrarily assigning rankings to other people's stuff so badly (I stole that from PartyBen ;-) I have been mostly satisfied to use the two widgets on the right, which let us all know the ten "most viewed posts", and the 10 "most popular in last 30 days". I believe my reluctance to update my personal list is likely due to the amount of work involved in making such a list the way I want to do it. That and being so far behind on sharing so much of the music that I still haven't shared that I am loathe to go back over stuff I already have. I now find myself a little more motivated since a good deal of what I am putting on my new list hasn't been posted to the Pit yet. I am going to make a new post for each entry on the new list, with a final recap at the end going over all ten. This new Top Ten list of mine could also be considered a "Best of 2011" list, since I believe that is basically what it is. Better three months late than never, right?

Coming up with ten songs, which accurately reflect what I consider to be the very best mashups of 2011 is a very difficult task for me, so instead of "best of", It would be better to think of it as "Ferency's Favorite Mashups From 20011". Or whatever floats your boat. I have actually spent the last 6 months refining this list. And even now I still have a few doubts, but believe this best reflects the songs that are the most effective at convincing ordinary people who are unfamiliar with mashups that mashups are indeed cool, and worth listening (and perhaps even dancing) to. In a sense I often think of myself as a bit of a mashup ambassador, and this is my diplomatic tool-kit. Here in Vancouver, I very rarely run into people who are familiar with mashups, so I find myself explaining them a lot, and then demonstrating what they are all about. The songs on this list are the songs that I turn to most often to help me do this.

The songs that finally made it onto this list I can live with more easily than the order I am presenting it in. It really is more arbitrary than any thing else. Add to that personal tastes, and popular feedback, and voila! You have Ferenczy's Top 10 Mashups of 2011! Today I am starting at number ten (I've long felt that the beginning is always the best place to start). Holding the (arbitrarily assigned) number ten spot, is Amoraboy's great Commodores vs Michael Jackson (ft Slash) mashup "Give In Easy To Me". I still remember when I first discovered this back in the spring/summer. I was smitten immediately, and really received allot of positive feedback from many of my friends. This was a great tune for winning over new fans to the realm of the mashup. To round out this post I have followed it up with a nice little quad-pack of killer Amoraboy tunes. Deciding which Amoraboy songs to share was nearly as hard as coming up with my top 10 list. Just do a little browsing through his SoundCloud or Official.fm feeds and you'll hear what I mean. The dude has a sweet collection of mashups. It's too bad nobody has made him any cool videos, but a good thing that I don't focus on them any more, or he would have never made the top 10 list.

Amoraboy - Give In Easy To Me
http://soundcloud.com/amoraboy/amoraboy-commodores-vs-michael - mp3 - Michael Jackson ft Slash "Give In To Me" vs The Commodores "Easy"

Amoraboy - I Heard I'm No Good
http://soundcloud.com/amoraboy/amoraboy-marvin-gaye-vs-amy - mp3 - Amy Winehouse "I'm No Good" vs Marvin Gaye "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"

Amoraboy - I Feel Loved With Sultans of Swing
http://soundcloud.com/amoraboy/amoraboy-depeche-mode-vs-dire - mp3 - Dire Straits "Sultans of Swing" vs Depeche Mode "I Feel Loved"

Amoraboy - Billie Jean On The Storm
http://soundcloud.com/amoraboy/amoraboy-the-doors-vs-michael - mp3 - Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" vs The Doors "Riders on the storm"

Amoraboy - Still loving Roxanne
http://soundcloud.com/amoraboy/amoraboy-the-police-vs - mp3 - Scorpions "Still Loving You" vs The Police "Roxanne"

Here are all five mashups in one playlist.
Amoraboy MashPit List

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Poker In The Rain

Before I (finally) get started on my next big project here (you know, the arbitrary ranking of other people's stuff) that I've been putting off for so long, I thought I would squeeze in one more post. One more great post about some great tunes. Party Ben tunes, so you know they are going to kick ass. Now let the ass-kicking begin!!

Speaking of asses in need of kicking, I thought I would post a couple of his tunes which show him at his poppiness, his most compeletely sold-out-for-a-seat-on-the-bandwagon-ness. Hehe, just kidding, both of these mashups are awesome, I don't care what anyone else says about them! Even if they do have Lady Gaga, or Adele, the two most over-mashed artists in the history of mashups on the interwebs! Seriously though, these are great mashups. Even if he didn't think this first one was good enough to put into his Soundcloud account, I like it ;-)

Party Ben - Poker's Just What I Needed
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9p5y7_lady-gaga-vs-the-cars-poker-s-just_music - (youtube fan video) - mp3 - The Cars "Just What I Needed" vs Lady Gaga "Poker Face"

Lady Gaga vs The Cars: Poker's Just What I Needed by revilo87

http://soundcloud.com/ferenczyram/partyben-pokerface - @PartyBen - Poker Face (Just What I Needed)

Here is his "latest" mashup, where he decides after all that the Adele bandwagon ain't such a bad place to hang.... I get a big kick out of what he has to say about this mash:

(looks around at everybody making Set Fire to the Rain mashups) (feels left out) (throws together something that's basically no different from the throwaway junk he made in 2003) (doesn't care)

Party Ben - Set Fire to True Faith
http://soundcloud.com/partyben/set-fire-to-true-faith - mp3 - Adele "Set Fire To The Rain" vs New Order "True Faith"

Or you can just listen to it right here, as the first track in his latest (and totally killer) Set on SoundCloud
Party Ben - Party Ben New Stuff

I should probably point out to the e-mail subscribers, that every song (and every video) in every post is embedded in it's own player here on the site (except when there is both YouTube and Vimeo, in which case I usually just embed the YouTube video) so it is always worth it to actually click the link at the bottom of the email to view each post the way it was meant to be experienced.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Swing Sultans My Way

Today I am in the mood for a little Dire Straits. First up is a Swingin' Sultan sandwich - with instrumentals for the bread, and a down-tempo acapella for the filler. To wash it down I have a two-course desert!

Let's kick it off with the Mashup Master known as Go Home Productions (Mark Vidler). The man is amazing. Check out his download's page if you have a day or two to spare (and a mind left to be blown!) He definitely is one of the best. Not only does he do great audio mashups, but he is just as good with the videos. Add an abundance of talent for performing and producing music on his own, and your looking at the ideal recipe for perfection in the art of The Mashup.

Go Home Productions - I Can't Stand Sultans Of Swing
http://youtu.be/vDf0j3SEseU - mp3 - Dire Straits "Sultans of Swing" vs The Police "I Can't Stand Losing"

The filler for this little "mashwich" is an interesting down-tempo mash from COTXETXE (don't ask me how to say his name!) I've been listening to this one for a bit now and still haven't decided if I like it, lol! It is interesting, to say the least. And original! Since he couldn't be bothered to come up with a name for his match, I did it for him ;-)

COTXETXE - Sultans Don't Swing Anymore
http://soundcloud.com/sonikx-1/dire-straits-vs-james-morrison - mp3 - Dire Straits "Money For Nothing" vs James Morrison "The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore"

Completing our tasty Sultan Sandwich is this sweet little morsel from Martinn Bootlegs. I just can't get enough of Fleetwood Mashed!

Martinn Bootlegs - Way Of The Sultans
http://youtu.be/wPepeYZKe54 - mp3 - Dire Straits "Sultans Of Swing" vs Fleetwood Mac "Go Your Own Way"

http://soundcloud.com/ferenczyram/way-of-the-sultans-martinn - Way Of The Sultans (Martinn Bootleg)

The first part of the "desert" is DJ Moule's rocking Straits mashup "Money For The Queen".

DJ Moule (Audio) BorisB (Video) - Money For The Queen
http://youtu.be/YacdDyzYZUM - https://vimeo.com/30950321 - mp3 - Dire Straits vs Sex Pistols vs Basement Jaxx vs Simian vs Fatboy Slim

Saving (what may be) the best for last, here is a masterpiece from Fissunix. I've been listening to this amazing song for awhile now, and I continue to love it more and more. Speaking only for myself, I have to say that this one really grows on you.

Fissunix - The Dore Straits "Once Upon A Time On My Shoulders"
https://vimeo.com/19989547 - mp3 - Dire Straits "Once Upon A Time In The West" vs The Do "On My Shoulders"

http://soundcloud.com/fissunix/dire-straits-vs-the-do-once-upon-a-time-on-my-shoulders - Once upon a time on my shoulders

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Somebody I Was Game To Pump

I really love it when a DJ (aka a "Mashup Produce") takes an over-hyped (and over-played) pop song and makes it better. Which is what today's three remixes do very well indeed. These are three songs which all did very well (commercially and critically), yet I didn't care for them a whole lot, especially Video Games. But I do like these bastard-pop bootlegs. In life, everything is a remix.

DJ Copycat - Lana del Rey "Video Games (Copycat Night Drive Version)"
http://vimeo.com/36291130 - mp3 - Lana del Rey "Video Games (Copycat Night Drive Version)"


Party Ben - Gotye "Somebody That I Used To Know (Party Ben Power Mix)"
http://soundcloud.com/partyben/gotye-somebody-that-i-used-to - mp3 - Gotye "Somebody That I Used To Know (Party Ben Power Mix)"

MashMike - Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks (hypnotic extended dance mix)
http://soundcloud.com/mashmike/foster-the-people-pumped-up - mp3 - Foster The People "Pumped Up Kicks (hypnotic extended dance mix)"

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Imagine If Everyone Cared A Lot

John Lennon said "Imagine there's no heaven". I prefer to instead imagine that we all cared, allot! About ourselves, about each other, about the world. We wouldn't have to imagine heaven then, we'd be in it.

Today's theme is "The Greatest Speech Ever" (not to be confused with the "best speech ever")- as done by Charlie Chaplin in "The Great Dictator". Remixed. With a couple other great mashups sharing similar themes.

Peace Treaty - The Electric Speech
http://youtu.be/xMZ_2eIEsB4 - mp3 - Mord Fustang (Lopezz Remix) vs. Charles Chaplin

http://soundcloud.com/peacetreaty/mord-fustang-lopezz-remix-vs - The Electric Speech (PeaceTreaty Hypem Mash-up)

Wax Audio (Audio) Cal-TV (Video) - Imagine This (from the political mashup album "MEDIACRACY"
http://youtu.be/7gOUV_h_-eo - mp3 - John Lennon "Imagine" George W Bush "various malipoopisms"

http://soundcloud.com/metalpostcardrecords/imagine-this-wax-audio - Imagine This

The Kleptones (Audio) Tom Beg (Video) - Care From the Uptime/Downtime double mashup album
http://youtu.be/LbdQuI6lgVo - https://vimeo.com/16368788 - mp3 - Faith No More "We Care A Lot"

G3RSt - Feel. Care. Live.
http://soundcloud.com/info47/g3rst-feel-care-live - mp3 - Bon Jovi "Livin' On A Prayer" vs Faith No More "We Care A Lot" vs The Jacksons "Can You Feel It"

I just couldn't resist posting this great Stones remix (again). Especially since I am in class listening to the UBC Dean of Arts and Musicologist discuss the music of Haiti, which you may not know, has had a strong influence on the band, especially on this song.

Beto Pedroza - The Rolling Stones "Heaven (Beto Edit)"
http://soundcloud.com/betopedroza/heaven-beto-edit - mp3

Monday, March 12, 2012

Breathe My Name

Here are some mashed m&m's to ease your Monday struggles. I recently discovered the UnSub (he's all mysterious and stuff), and thought I would share this discovery. He has made some pretty good tunes, and here are a couple of them featuring Eminem (mashed with QotSA and Prodigy).

UnSub - No One Knows My Name
http://youtu.be/fwHsLbs3Bl0 - mp3 - Eminem "My Name Is" vs Queens Of The Stone Age "No One Knows"


UnSub - Breathe With(out) Me
http://soundcloud.com/unsub-1/the-prodigy-vs-eminem - mp3 - Eminem "Without Me" vs Prodigy "Breathe"

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ozzy's Crazy Bone Anthem

I think I'm going off the rails, down in Crazy Train....

Voicedude recently released an Ozzy double pack, and it's really quite excellent. He mashes Crazy Train with LMFAO and then with The Killers. The art of the Mashup - at it's finest!

Voicedude - Crazy Rock Anthem
http://youtu.be/tfoWEPJOxY0 - http://vimeo.com/37393612 - mp3 - Ozzie Osbourne "Crazy Train" vs LMFAO "Party Rock Anthem"


Voicedude - The Oz Bones
http://soundcloud.com/joel-stevenvoicedude/the-oz-bones - mp3 - Ozzy Osbourne "Crazy Train" vs The Killers "Bones"

Friday, March 9, 2012

I Enter The Best Feeling Run, For You

Sometimes, when you need a good feeling, you've got to enter the race, and be assured of the best days of your life! Todays vibes are chock full of good feeling, and all feature songs from Vancouver's own Brian Adams.

First up is a classic I've had here before from the Mashup God known as Wax Audio. Metallica meets Brian Adams. JSimoesU2 described this one best:

"In an alternate universe, James Hetfield never met Lars Ulrich and Bob Rock on his way to super stardom, he actually met Jim Vallance and Bob Clearmountain. Let's visit that alternate universe now..."

Wax Audio - Enter You
http://youtu.be/YHZN3foEeOQ - mp3 - Metallica "Enter Sandman" vs Brian Adams "Run To You"


As much as that one totally kicked ass, this next one by Dj Maki is much more danceable, and a killer tune in it's own right. Definitely my favorite Flo Rida mash. The Brian Adams flavor is quite subtle in this mash, but it is there (mostly just the guitars). It's the bass that real kills it with this song, so turn it real loud!!

Dj Maki - Run To Good Feeling
http://soundcloud.com/dj-maki-official/flo-rida-vs-brian-adams-run-to - Brian Adams "Run To You" vs Flo Rida "Good Feeling"

This one from Jarod Ripley is a more typical "bastard-pop bootleg", and also more appropriate for the dance floor. And not too shabby at all. David Guetta has his hands every where nowadays, so why not in a Brian Adams song?

Jarod Ripley - Best Days Of My Life (GuettAdams)
http://official.fm/tracks/312144 (extended version) - Bryan Adams “Summer Of 69” vs David Guetta “Without You”

Last, but not least, this particular mashup video went viral this past Valentine's, and is good for a laugh. All the lyrics have been spliced in featuring various A-list actors from various blockbuster movies.

LoveFilm - Bryan Adams (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/4126962/Bryan-Adams-Valentines-Day-mash-up.html - Bryan Adams "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" vs Hollywood

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Black Eyed Grapes

I have heard that the Grapevine is not the best place to get accurate news,  and that I really shouldn't listen to it.  But I can't help myself when it sounds this good.

DJ Deadmarsh (Tommy Papke) - / - Heard It Through The Black Eyed Peas
http://youtu.be/fKQx_TLSwqU - mp3- Black Eyed Peas vs Creedence Clearwater Revival "Heard It Through The Grapevine"


Voodoo Farm - Marvin Gaye - Grapevine (VOODOO FARM REMIX)
http://youtu.be/WSYDzy5enyg - mp3 - Marvin Gaye - Grapevine


Monday, March 5, 2012

Sexy Bitch Betty White Brings SexyBack!

Do you find Monday's to be a real bitch? Let Betty White help you make Mondays your Sexy Bitch! Here are a couple of Mashups all about self-affirmation. Because I'm bright enough, nice enough, and gall darn it, people like me!

It definitely helps that I'm sexy as hell (and we all know it!)

Now if only somebody would give Duck Sauce' "Barbara Streisand" the "Betty White" treatment. That would be cool!
Craig Vanity - Sexy Bitch and I Know It
http://official.fm/tracks/345911 - Sexy Bitch and I Know It (Craig Vanity Mashup)LMFAO Ft Akon & Betty White

DJ Tripp - Too Sexyback (And I Know It)
http://official.fm/tracks/350689 - Justin Timberlake "Sexyback" vs LMFAO "Sexy And I Know It" vs Right Said Fred "I'm Too Sexy

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blow Up the Sun (Just Like Jesus)

I have decided to make today Soundgarden Sunday! Here are a few of my very favorite tunes featuring one of my favorite Seattle bands. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Especially the Joni Mitchell CSN cover.

SmashMash - Just Like Woodstock
http://youtu.be/RFLCl3-wWx4 - mp3 - Soundgarden "Just Like Suicide" vs Joni Mitchell 's "Woodstock (Crosby Stills and Nash cover)"

Chocomang (Audio) GonzoJam Mindless Productions (Video) - Jesus Christ Hates to Say (From the Punk Mashup album "Never Mash")
https://vimeo.com/35482711 - mp3 - Soundgarden "Jesus Christ Pose" vs The Hives "I Hate To Say I Told You"

Virgin Magnetic Material - Blow Up The Outside World
http://soundcloud.com/virginmagneticmaterial/soundgarden-blow-up-the - Soundgarden - Blow Up The Outside World (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)

DJ Zebra - Black Hole Sun
https://vimeo.com/20890975 - mp3 - Soundgarden "Black Hole Sun" vs ZzebraA "Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden Cover)"

http://soundcloud.com/mixessss26/soundgarden-black-hole-sun-dj - Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun (Dj Zebra Remix)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Gimme Heavenly Freaks

I have been really enjoying a few Rolling Stones mashups lately. I have been especially loving Beto Pedroza's remix of the song "Heaven". I pretty much fall asleep to it every night. As well as multiple plays during the day.

Beto Pedroza - The Rolling Stones "Heaven (Beto Edit)"

DJ Earworm - Gimme Freaks
http://youtu.be/RVMfT-noR5c - mp3 - Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter" vs Moguai & Tocadisco "Freaks (Moguai Mix)"

ToToM - Moves Like Shelter
http://official.fm/tracks/348842 - Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter" vs Maroon 5 "Moves Like Jagger"

Friday, March 2, 2012

Superstitions Are Sadly Disposable

It's Friday, and things are gonna get a little heavy here in the Pit. It's time to bend a little metal, with a few of the better Metallica mashups. When it comes to Metallica mashups, two forces reign supreme, Wax Audio and The Taskmaster's MEGATALLICA Project. Picking one from each was nearly impossible, but somehow I did it. I highly recommend checking them both out for more great tunes, it will be worth your while. In addition to a killer selection from each of the Metallica Mashup Masters, I have an unbelievable mash from Celldweller and a most excellent remix from Discolog And just for shit's and giggles, this mashup from Funny or Die is kind of cool too: Metallica Mustache Rides

The Taskmaster's - "Peace Sells But The Bell Tolls" by Megatallica
http://youtu.be/s8w1WPSGeRk - mp3 - Metallica "For Whom The Bell Tolls" vs Megadeth "Peace Sells (But Who's Buying?)"


Wax Audio - Sad But Superstitious
https://vimeo.com/28808627 - mp3 - Stevie Wonder "Superstition" vs Metallica "Sad But True"

Celldweller - Disposable War Pigs
http://soundcloud.com/celldweller/celldweller-disposable-war - Metallica "Disposable Heroes" vs Black Sabbath "War Pigs"

Discolog - Sad But True
http://soundcloud.com/cihan-aksoy/discolog-sad-but-true - Metallica "Sad But True"

For an added bonus, because I just couldn't help myself, here is one more wicked track from Wax Audio's amazing (and mainly metal) mashup album Mashopolos II - The Mashening
http://soundcloud.com/ferenczyram/wax-audio-trickbattery - Metallica "Battery" vs Trickbaby "Neelaa"

Last but not least, here is the entire (semi-official) 17-track Megatallica YouTube Playlist (there are more "unofficial" vids). Perhaps your favorite will be different from mine ;-)