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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Mash and Grab 

Most of you know by now that I am a big fan of remixes and mash-ups. Since there has been a large influx of new visitors from SkaFunkRastaPunk’s new forum I thought I would put up a list of good places to find quality stuff to download.

My favorite by far isTeam9. Their mixes are outstanding. Instead of going for the shock value of opposite songs, they actually work more towards finding songs that actually do go together.
Team9 has several songs available for download, and while all of them are great you should pay particular attention to the following:
*Eleanor’s In My Head – A mash of the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” and Queens of the Stone Age’s “In My Head”. Fabulously done. I’ve put this one on my daily playlist.
*Greenday Massacre – Greenday’s “When September Ends” and the Eagles’ “Lyin’ Eyes”. Now it may sound odd, it is amazing.
*Undone Soldier – Duran Duran’s “Come Undone” and Destiny’s Child’s “Soldier”. I admit that I was a bit afraid to listen to this one because I am a HUGE Duran Duran fan (so sue me!) and I was afraid they would have screwed up the song. I was pleasantly surprised! These two songs work very well together.

Next you should check out Party Ben. This guy has definitely got his act together. There are several songs available for download on the site. There are tons more floating around in space.
Songs to check out:
*Boulevard Of Broken Dreams – Greenday’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, Oasis’ “Wonderwall”, Travis’ “Writing To Reach You”, Eminem’s “Sing For The Moment”, and Aerosmith’s “Dream On”. Now of course it takes talent to put two songs together, but when you start putting FIVE songs together, and the result is outstanding, you know real talent is involved. This is one of my favorite songs period.
*Tipsy Butterfly – Crazytown’s “Butterfly”, The Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like an Eagle”, and J-Kwon’s “Tipsy”. Again, very well done. An odd mix of songs that work perfectly together.
*Never Feel Good – Gorillaz’s “Feel Good Inc.” and Cake’s “Never There”. This is one of those mash-ups that sound like an original song. That’s a true sign of quality in my opinion.

LenLow tends to go at his mash-ups with more of a sense of humor. I mean come on, who thinks to even try to put Beck and Janice Joplin together?
Songs to give a listen to:
*Mercedes Beck – Janice Joplin’s “Mercedes Benz” and Beck’s “Go It Alone”. Who would have thought this would work?
*To The Taxmobile! – Theme from the Batman TV series, The Beatles’ “Taxman”, Surfaris’ “Wipeout”, and Interpol’s “PDA”. Hey, it’s good for a giggle!

I only recently came across Mark Vidler. I wanted to dislike him on the spot because of the groups/singers he put together, but I acted like an adult and gave him a try. I would have missed a real treasure if I had passed him by.
Playlist worthy songs:
*Backstab Me One More Time – The O’Jay’s “Backstabber” and Britney Spears’ “Hit Me Baby One More Time”. I know, I know, I thought the SAME thing. Sacrilege!!! But I will say that as unbelievable as it sounds, these two songs do work well together.
*I Dream Of Pussy – Khia’s “My Neck, My Back” and the theme to I Dream Of Genie. Another one that makes no sense on paper, but sounds good to the ears.
*Ain’t No Sunshine In My Closet – Eminem’s “Cleanin’ Out My Closet” and Grover Washington’s version of “Ain’t No Sunshine”. I was surprised at how well these two go together.
*Beastie Ketchup – Beastie Boy’s and Las Ketchup? Las Ketchup???? Well I will be damned, this is cool!

Here are some artists that I can’t find websites for right off the top of my google. If you hunt around through the various forums dedicated to mash-ups you will find these guys with no problems…
*Aggro1 – Very prolific and very talented, yet doesn’t seem to have a site? Look for the songs “Johnny Cash vs Ashanti” (astounding to say the least), “Kelly Clarkson vs The Eagles” (sounds like an original not a mash), “Korn vs Kansas” (who would have thought that Dust In The Wind and Falling Away From Me would ever go together?), and…. Actually just get any of his stuff and you won’t be disappointed.
*Cheekyboy – Another one who knows what he’s doing. Make sure to find “Switchin’ Alive”.

I have many more artists who do mash-ups, so if you would like any more links or info just shoot me a message.
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