Since this is my first post of the new year, I’m giving you a mash up of all the top songs in 2011. Sure, it would have been more appropriate on December 31st, but I was busy getting shithammered on December 31st, so it’s a few days late.
"United States of Pop 2011 (World Go Boom)" is by none other than DJ Earworm, who I did a post on earlier in 2011. DJ Earworm is, for those of you who don’t click on the links I provide (ungrateful), is a master mash up artist who has a series of US of Pop songs dating back to 2007. His first is less than stellar (I blame it on the lack of good top 40 songs in 2007), but the others are absolutely fantastic, and you should check out his website to hear all of his other work, too.
Anyway, happy 2012, everyone, and enjoy this mashup of songs from the penultimate year on the Mayan calendar.
Since I’ve started forcing myself out of this self-imposed 3 year stint of writer’s block, I’ve rediscovered my electronica library, and will now give to you as a Yuletide present Bonobo.
Bonobo is the stage name of a wonderful British man named Simon Green. He’s been creating music since 2000, and if he stops any time soon, I will resent him acutely for sullying the name of my favorite primate. “Nothing Owed” is from his 2003 release Dial “M” for Monkey, and the album is fantastic if you need some relaxing instrumentals to help you block out the world and focus on a task. I don’t know about you, but electronica is the only thing outside of copious amounts of Adderall that can get me to focus on anything at all for longer than five minutes…
The Presets are an electronic group from Australia formed in 2003. The duo have created a veritable cornucopia of excellent electronica for nearly a decade (I feel so old saying that, by the way), and from the looks of it, they’ll keep on churning out the awesome.
"Girl and the Sea" is from their 2005 debut release, Beams, and if it doesn’t make you want to get up and dance like Ellen, you should maybe just cut off your legs for as much use as they are to you. Just saying.
Blue Sky Black Death is a hip-hop duo from Seattle. Their music is a wonderful mix of electronic/live instrumentals and hip-hop, and if you’re ever in the mood to dance and relax at the same time, they’re your guys.
This song, “The Era When We Sang” is from their album Late Night Cinema, and if you like it, be sure to explore all their other works, too.
Today I’m going to take a break from the the gay and give to you a little down-tempo music to smooth over your hump day. Beatropolis has been around since about 2005-ish, and is comprised of Audio Angel, Ben Axiom, Chris Horgan, Christian Runge, and Yoshi Sako. Together, these guys make beautiful bass beats. “Cowboy Song” is from their 2005 album Drop, and if you like it, you should check them out on iTunes or their myspace page.
I’m wrapping up this week’s mash-up artist line-up with Norwegian Recycling, a one-man mash-up band of greatness. Frans Peter Bull Enger is just as awesome as his name implies. He’s a humble guy who loves making music from all genres of music, and the way he intertwines his music is seamless (unless he doesn’t want it to be). The man is truly a mash up master, and I am so pleased to be able to introduce him to your ears if you haven’t heard him yet. The song I’m posting today is called “All Bad Touches (Come to an End)” from his debut album So Far, and it’s probably the most appropriate wrap-up song I will ever post.
Mr. Bull Enger (I can’t get enough of that name) started experimenting with mash-ups in 2006, and thank the aural gods he did, because not only did he bring us the gem I’m posting today, but his newest mash-up includes both “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, and “Don’t Stop Believin’”. I know your tiny little hipster hearts just leapt into your throat, you’re so excited (especially if you’re a hipster who loves soccer). You can listen to and download the song on his website if you’re interested (you know you are).
For those of you who started following me for the music updates, thanks, and I hope you stay tuned and continue enjoying the music, whether it’s new or old to you.
Super Mash Bros. is a triumvirate of awesome. Nicolas Fenmore, Dick Fink and Ethan Dawes make up this mash up artist group, and they bring way more to the table more than an excellent smash bros. reference. This song I just posted, for instance, is one of those awesome things that they bring to your eardrums. “Livin the Dream (I’m on a Float)” is from their album All About the Scrillions, and if you like it, be sure to check out the rest of the album as well as their other work here.
E-603 is a mashup artist who deals primarily in rap and hip-hop. His style is pretty consistent, and his music is good if you’re a big fan of rap and hip-hop; however, while he incorporates instrumentals from other genres, he doesn’t really venture much outside of that zone, lyrically speaking. The song I’ve uploaded today is one of my favorites by E-603 called “Let it Bump” from his album Torn Up, and just in case you like to listen to music at work with no headphones, it’s NSFW. That said, listen away.
Symphony of Science is a project created by John D. Boswell, a man who is trying to spread his own love of science and philosophy to the world through creating mash ups derived from academic discussions, interviews, etc. (autotuned and wonderful because of it). He tends to use Carl Sagan in a great majority of his work, which to me is just perfect. Other scientists he uses are Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, et al. In his latest, you also get a little Morgan Freeman. In a nutshell, if you love science, philosophy and electronica, you’re going to love Symphony of Science, so check them out.
today i bring you the hood internet. this song is a mash up between john blu’s “in love with yo booty” and gonzales’ “theme from in between”. the hood internet is known mostly for their hip-hop mashups, which are absolutely fantastic, but they venture out and do things like 16-minute long metric mashups, which are phenomenal. whatever your tastes, check them out.