Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mamma's Education

Today I thought I would share a pair of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" remixes that I have been really enjoying lately. One is a couple years old, one is a couple weeks old. The newer one is a little more subtle (as a remix), and the older one is much more noticeably altered. I slightly prefer the older one, but love them both.

Eric Prydz - Proper Education
http://youtu.be/h9gNo-wtjkc - mp3 - Pink Floyd vs Eric Prydz "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)"

Valerio Zappa - Another Mamma In The Wall
http://soundcloud.com/valerio-zappa/valerio-zappa-another-mamma-in - Pink Floyd "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)"

Monday, February 20, 2012

Stop Banging My Gong

I have a trio of real bangers to share today ;-)

Faroff - Stop! Mashup Time
http://youtu.be/W2eeB44rZU0 - mp3 - MC Hammer vs Eurythmics vs New Order vs Talking Heads vs Donna Summer

Fytch - Bang Bang
http://soundcloud.com/fytchdubstep/fytch-bang-bang-mashup-ft Nancy Sinatra "Bang Bang" vs Figure & Cas One "Doomsday" vs Notorious B.I.G "Suicidal Thoughts" vs Ella Fitzgerald "Russian Lullaby"

Michmash - Bang Gloves
http://soundcloud.com/rock_mashups12/rock-mashups-bang - mp3 - Goose (Bloody Beetroots remix) vs T-Rex "Bang A Gong"

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cupid Stunts

Tuesday was the anniversary of Al Capone's most notorious stunt ever. So let's all celebrate with a Valentine's Day Mashacre. I guess I will follow tradition and stick to some fairly typical Cupid stunts, I mean "romantic" mashups.

First up is a brand new mashup from the usually much less sappy Dj Schmolli (Just kidding, this really is a beautiful piece of work) combining two love songs with the same title.

DJ Schmolli - Beautiful
http://vimeo.com/36496518 - mp3 - Christina Aguilera "Beautiful" vs. James Blunt "Beautiful"

Here is one with an even higher saccharine content. After all, chocolate is very sweet.

Voicedude - Mars Chocolate
video - mp3 - Bruno Mars “Just The Way You Are” vs Hot Chocolate “You Sexy Thing”

Here is another mashup consisting of two identically titled love songs. This particular mash has been done by quite a few producers, but DeeM did it first.

DeeM - With AND Without You
http://youtu.be/ySC-2ARqIuc - https://vimeo.com/34157845 - mp3 - U2 "With Or Without You" vs Usher "Without You"

DJ Earworm also did a romantic little mashup with another U2 ballad.

DJ Earworm - Together As One
http://youtu.be/aKoBye__Txw - mp3 - U2 "One" vs Beatles "Come Together" vs Diana Ross "Someday We’ll be Together" vs Mariah Carey "We Belong Together"

Fissunix did an excellent little tune with a bit of help from the popular singing TV show Glee.

Fissunix - Video Kiss - mp3 - Lana Del Rey "Video Games" vs Glee Cast feat. Gwyneth Paltrow "Kiss"

Last, but not least, is my favorite love song of all time, remixed by my most favorite remixer. Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" as envisioned by Virgin Magnetic Material.

Metallica - Nothing Else Matters (Virgin Magnetic Material Edit) - mp3

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Wicked Rigby's Paranoid

Today I have a pair of killer mashups which both use The Beatles' "Elenore Rigby".

PoopTubeBrasil - Paranoid Rigby
http://youtu.be/el0vyvcSHuk - mp3 - The Beatles "Elenore Rigby" vs Black Sabbath Paranoid"

Renemy - Wicked Rigby - Chris Isaak " Wicked Game vs The Beatles "Elenore Rigby"

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Birthday Jam

Back on the 29th of January I sent this little note to my favorite Remixer, Virgin Magnetic Material:

 A week or so I go I somehow got this tune stuck in my head. The very next day DJ Garebear used the exact song in one of his mashups. Kid Cudi & Benny Benassi vs A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran to Happiness (Garebear's 31 Mashup) Day #23 by DJ Garebear

It's ok, but it doesn't quite satisfy me. At that time while it was rattling around this empty skull of mine, I couldn't help but think to myself "I bet Shai could totally kill it with this song" Back in the day, I will confess I was a bit if a closet fan of these guys. But if anybody can make A Flock of Seagulls sound cool again, it is you.  

Tuesday was my birthday, and when I logged in to Soundcloud I found this little letter in my inbox:
Dude, First of all, thanks. I'm getting a lot of suggestions and requests lately... never did any of them. yours, I have to say, was brilliant, I love this song and immediately ran so far away to find a clean vocal track of it, and was very happy to find one!! worked on it few days in a row. I can say it was pretty sweet turning it into this:


decided to reduce the tempo from the original 142 to 130, hope it's satisfying you now ;)

thanks again for thinking that I'm the man for the job

Cheers Robert

Needless to say, this really made my day, and after listening to it I was definitely much satisfied. To make the day even better, my other favorite remixer, Dynamicron, had also uploaded a killer track. He usually does more laid back, funky disco tracks (which I do enjoy immensely), but this one was a real rocker. Two wicked tracks from two of my favorite producers. A great day indeed!!

Virgin Magnetic Material - A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)

Dynamicron. Rock Espacial (Dynamicron Rework) [Lo Res Preview]

Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Years Boom!

I know that I am more than a little late, but I still intend to go over last year's best mashups. I also intend to do the (extremely) long overdue overhaul of my on top ten list, but that will be later.

No year-end review (especially of mashups) would be possible without mentioning the master himself, DJ Earworm. Once again he has taken the year's Billboard top40 list and mashed it.

DJ Earworm - United State of Pop 2011 (World Go Boom)
http://youtu.be/ail7D_k0s9w - mp3 - 2011 Billboard Top40 (click here for a full song list)

This year a has seen a great many others try their hand at making year-end Mega mashups. The best of the the bunch was made by MashupGermany.

MashupGermany - (Audio) Panos T (Video) - Top of the Pops (What The Fuck) http://youtu.be/HcMsGX855zo - mp3 - 29 Various Artists (Song list)

And just to round things out, here are a few of the better, more informed year-in-review mashup lists.

Best Of Bootie 2011 (Bootie Mashup Party)

RE:boots 2011 - The Best Mashups of the Year (Reborn Identity)

Best Music of 2011 (Part 4) : MASHUPS (Silence NoGood)

Best of 2011: Mashups (Sunset In The Rearview)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Return of the Mack

It really has been too long. I could easily come up with all sorts of reasons why I haven't posted here for so long, but it really comes down to procrastination. I have made many posts in my head, I just haven't actually finished any of them (and posted them).

I really don't think I have a whole lot of interest any more in sharing videos (here). I just don't have the time, and I especially don't have the data allowance to be streaming allot of video. The Android Soundcloud App is my very favorite (and most used) App on my phone. I use it every day, usually while multitasking. It is currently my primary data consumer, and I am already having great difficulty staying under my data cap. So what I am saying is, I believe that I will be changing my focus here from videos (YouTube, Vimeo) to mp3's (Soundcloud, Official.fm). I will probably still share the odd video now and then, but allowing myself to simplify things a bit by focusing on the music should (hopefully) make me more productive here.

Even though I have not been posting here lately, I have still been sharing a lot of music on my Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr accounts. Any one of which can pretty much be viewed as my own private radio show, playing the best Mashups and Remixes on Soundcloud.

Speaking of which, here are a few awesome Fleetwood Mac mixes and mashups that I have been enjoying immensely for the past few months. Up first are a bunch of very decent mashups from some of my favorite mashup producers, DJ Lobsterdust, The Reborn Identity, Instamatic and Colatron. Followed by some absolutely amazing remixes, so even if you're not really into mashups (which I know to be the case for a few of you - especially anything with Britney Spears), I still strongly recommend you check out the remixes at the end (and giving the mashups a fair chance!!)

DJ Lobsterdust - Till The Dream Ends
http://youtu.be/iiQVuad8keg - mp3 - Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac "Dreams" vs Britney Spears "Till The World Ends"

The Reborn Identity - Summer In Fleetwood
http://vimeo.com/12530476 - mp3 - Fleetwood Mac "Everywhere" vs Ace of Base "Cruel Summer"

Instamatic - Her Breath Is The Wind (Rhiannon’s Breath) - mp3
Fleetwood Mac "Rhiannon" vs Sia "Breathe Me"

Colatron - Freedom Mac - mp3
Fleetwood Mac "Rhiannon" vs Clare Maguire "Freedom"

Saving the (arguably) best for last, here are a trio of absolutely fantastic remixes. Two from my favorite remixer on the planet, Virgin Magnetic Material, and another from Eli Escobar, who has had the audacity to mess with a Stevie Nicks classic and create what just may be my very favorite remix ever (with a smidgen of help from Young Edits)!!

Virgin Magnetic Material - Fleetwood Mac - Dreams (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)

Virgin Magnetic Material - Fleetwood Mac - Landslide (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)

Eli Escobar - Stevie Nicks - Stand Back (Eli Escobar Discomix 'Young Edits Re-Mix of A Remix')
http://youtu.be/-gnz3yPWNO0 - mp3 - Stevie Nicks "Stand Back"