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OK, most of it is still "meh" but there are a few gems in here, mostly things based on tunes I like.

DJ Tripp mashes up "Poppa Was A Rolling Stone" - the Temptations classic - with a Deadmau5 track that I'll be damned if I can identify. It's beautiful and danceable with Deadmau5's trademark electronic riffs. If you're a Temps fan, by the way, you should definitely see if you can find the cover/update of "Poppa" done by Was (not Was).

Mashup Germany does an amazing piece of work here, mixing five different vocalists' work in a mix I wouldn't mind slow-dancing to. (Matisyahu, John Lennon, Blink 182, Gentlemen - http://www.myspace.com/rockfromgentlemen - and Bob Marley.)

Madmixmustang (http://www.madmixmustang.nl/) puts forth a scary tour-de-force by mashing up two acts with very different styles that anyone who listened to music in the 80s will recognize. And no, I'm not going to spoil it by telling you who. It's been a long time since I linked a brain-blending mix and you should enjoy it unspoiled.

Ludachrist (http://www.myspace.com/worshipludachrist) takes two different decades' electronic performers and mixes them up with a special helping of his own weirdness. It's ridiculously catchy.

Have I confessed to loving Motown yet? Yes. In this post? Oh, yes. Well, OK then. The Supremes were beautiful and their silky vocals with their R&B and gospel influences are still beautiful today. DJ Fox (http://www.foxsounds.net/Fox_Sounds.html) clearly feels the same way as he's putting those vocals up with Jay Sean's 2009 smash pop hit "Down". I like the way the mix treats them as equals rather than trying to make the women into backing vocalists.

The question still remains - is it possible to make something good from a Ke$ha tune? Here my new heroes DJs from Mars give it their honest best, putting "Tik Tok" against Queen's "Radio Ga Ga" which has to be one of the worst catchy tunes Queen ever released. Even Keith Richards' guitar licks make a guest appearance. The result is certainly danceable, but the basic question remains unanswered.

Date: 2010-08-27 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] intuition-ist.livejournal.com
The Deadmau5 tune is probably Ghosts N Stuff - There's a 30-sec clip at http://s0.ilike.com/play%23Deadmau5:Ghosts%2BN%2BStuff:110224242:s43703285.11394700.911482.0.2.20%252Cstd_cd5aa728d8324010861c80cf6703aa5d&rct=j&sa=X&ei=OgV3TOyiFIWClAfCxNzrCw&ved=0CCwQ0wQoAzAA&q=deadmau5&usg=AFQjCNEbQfTXYisYbioIZBvd1gZI_jFkrg&cad=rja


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