DJ Earworm, in my opinion, is one of the best mashup artists around. He never ceases to amaze me. Definitely wish I had his mad skills.
In honor of this weekend’s Grammy Awards, the talented DJ crafted a short video mashup for E!’s Live at the Red Carpet special. Check out his latest masterpiece below featuring some of this year’s nominated acts.
Every year DJ Earworm takes the 25 biggest songs of the year, according to Billboard, and creates a wicked mashup. It’s one of the things I look forward most to during the holiday season. Unlike previous years, the 2013 edition titled “Living The Fantasy” is a bit more mellow and subdued. There’s usually one piece of music DJ Earworm picks as the basis for every mashup. This year he primarily used Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child.”
“It’s a little darker-themed, I think,” he explained in an interview with Billboard. “The ballads seem to be a lot more present than they have been in many years, and the dance music is having less strong of a pull.”
It’s not my favorite of his, but he’s still one of the best mashup artists out there. Personally, I much prefer his peppy and upbeat Summer 2013 edition. When I hear a mashup, I want to dance my ass off. I suppose DJ Earworm’s creation is a reflection of people’s changing musical tastes. EDM which was once unstoppable on the pop charts has begun to dwindle in popularity. Check out “United State of Pop 2013 (Living the Fantasy)” below.
After a year off, The Sing-Off returns for a fourth season to NBC this Christmas. Season 3 winners Pentatonix have gradually become the singing competition’s Kelly Clarkson by being the most successful out of the bunch. Since winning two years ago, their debut EP debuted at No. 14 with a brand new one dropping this week. In addition, they’ve appeared in numerous YouTube videos which have gone viral.
One of their best is the epic “Evolution of Beyoncé” which chronicled the “Irreplaceable” singer’s discography all the way from her Destiny’s Child days to her “Grown Woman” era. Their a capella medley was genius. Apparently, Ellen Degeneres thought so too. She brought them on her show Monday to perform it for a live studio audience. Not surprisingly, it’s pitch perfect. Check it out below, along with the original and their interpretation of the evolution of music. That’s brilliant as well.
Is it Christmas and no one told me? Because these are a few of my favorite things all coming together. Cue Julie Andrews ;)
The Saturdays minus Frankie Sanford (I’m assuming she’s still on maternity leave) stopped by BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to promote their current Top 5 UK hit “Disco Love.” It’s arguably one of my favorite tracks from the British girl group. Reminds me of a camping trip I took this summer.
As part of their two-song acoustic set, Rochelle Humes, Una Healy, Mollie King and Vanessa White performed a mashup of Drake’s “Hold On We’re Gone Home,” TLC’s “No Scrubs” and Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor.” The vocals aren’t perfect by any means, but if you’re a fan, you’ll enjoy it. Check out both performances below.
Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor may be embroiled in an epic feud at the moment, but musically… they’re in perfect harmony. Along with DJ Earworm and Girl Talk, Robin Skouteris is one of my favorite mixmasters. The Greek DJ is a master when fusing his music selections together. His latest combines Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” and O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U.” It’s definitely a keeper. If you like what you hear, you can download it and add it to your library.
Before you listen to the mashup, here’s a little background on the ladies’ tension. It all began when Miley stated her latest video was similar to Sinead’s classic. O’Connor responded with a lengthy open letter which Miley didn’t take too kindly to. Since then, Miley has retailed with tweets with Sinead responding with more open letters. Their forms of communication certainly highlight their generational gap, doesn’t it. If you want a play-by-play of their feud, here’s a good summary.
Prior to hearing their wicked cover mashup featuring Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus tracks, I had never heard of Bastille. Since then, I’ve been a fan of the English band. For their latest single, the group decided to do another cover. This time they’ve mashed up two classic 90s dance tracks and transformed them into a beautifully somber creation. Corona’s “Rhythm of the Night” and Snap!’s “Rhythm Is A Dancer” are practically unrecognizable.
Naturally, the accompanying music video for “Of The Night” is equally ominous. The lead character is a detective investigating a series of murders. It’s dark, gloomy and brooding. A perfect visual for the moody track. It’s not completely dark though. The dead bodies sing. It’s “Thriller” without all the dancing and Michael Jackson of course ;) Check it out below.
When it comes to music, I have serious ADD. Rarely do I ever fully listen to an entire song. Just ask anyone who’s been with me on a road trip. It’s such a problem, I consciously make an effort to scroll the slider to the end to make sure my iTunes knows to increase the song’s play count. Otherwise, most of my library would have zero plays.
Naturally, with that in mind, mashups are my audio adderall. You can listen to numerous songs without ever having to skip or fastforward a track. This latest one titled “Royal Burn” is one of the best I’ve listened to recently. It features Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry and Lorde. Representing for the men are Macklemore, Mike Will Made It and OneRepublic. If you like what you hear, click on the download link and follow the instructions.
Well, this just made my day. Props to German DJ Yum Yum for creating this wicked mashup. It’s my everything right now.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis probably have very little in common with girl group TLC, but their hits songs blend so perfectly together. Thematically, they sorta complement each other. You just know all those “Scrubs” hanging out the passenger side of their best friend’s ride are sporting their “Thrift Shop” finest. Check out this awesome 90s meets 2013 concoction. It’s a perfect way to kick off the weekend.
As an added bonus, I’ve included a brand new image from VH1′s upcoming TLC biopic, Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story. It shows Keke Palmer, Lil Mama and Drew Sidora as the iconic 90s girl group. The trio do a pretty good job of channeling them, especially Sidora as T-Boz. I literally had to do a double take. Check it out below.