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July 21, 2007

Mashups?

Follow-up to Call For Submission: Mashups from á la discothèque

Ah, so it’s all mashups round here at the moment is it? In that case you’ll be wanting to look at Good Blimey a possibly illegal, but certainly interesting website which collates loads of brilliant, and not so brilliant mashups, from a wide variety of DJs.

Now to save you all some sifting I’ve dug up a few of my favourites, but there’s certainly others on there you might like more.

Peaches vs. The Rapture – ‘Fuck The Jealous Lovers’ by unknown

Ok, the mixing here ain’t the best. Peaches is too low in the mix, but the timing and the idea are rather fine. In fact this one is crying out for a proper version, or hell an actual performance from the two acts. Contains some high class swearing, but it involves Peaches so what were you expecting?

Dizzee Rascal vs. Interpol – ‘Live Stand Up’ by McSleazy

Now this is a bit of class. Well put together, and Dizzee sounds good against the New Yorkers’ dark indie. Also as it’s not a massively well known Dizzee track it functions with less of the novelty element that some mashups can have – it works well enough on its own.

Green Day vs. Opus 3 – ‘It’s a Fine Holiday’ by Divide and Kreate

Actually my favourite mashup of all time, partly because as a small thing I really loved the Opus 3 dance version of this track, and amazingly this works despite both songs being in different time signatures, and being rather unlikely bedfellows. No idea who came up with the idea (someone called Divide and Kreate) but it’s brilliant.

Kelly Clarkson vs. Rammstein – ‘Since You’ve Been Rosenrot’ by DJ Schmolli

Yes, you read that right. American Idol warbler Clarkson and industrial camp metal German dudes Rammstein, all mixed up and sounding sufficiently over the top for fans of both. Try it, you might like it!


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