Mashup Monday – We're back again with some of the freshest mashes to start your week off right. These are the mashes that are worth hearing, so stop you're searching and instead settle down at your computer… turn up your speakers… and get ready for that sweet nectar that only EARMILK can give ya. Let's GO!
Starting off this week's Mashup Monday is the premiere of Basic Physics Light Me Up mixtape that is full of unreleased material. In fact, 20+ minutes of the 33 minute mix is just some straight nasty electro mashes that really highlight Basic Physics' vast improvement over his short artistic career. Perhaps my favorite section of the mixtape is when BP busted out the Bee Gees. Random? Yes. Great throwback? Oh hell yes. It is this artistic creativity that BP has really honed and started to perfect, and more importantly assures me that he's an artist that I need to keep my ear on. Word is that he's going to start moving towards original music while still maintaining his background in mashes, so I'm excited to witness this transition. Take a listen, and download the mixtape here.
Continuing on, we have possibly the most creative mashup in the entire section if not during my entire time as the Mashup Monday writer. If you're a fan of the hit tv show Breaking Bad, then you'll most likely recognize the title of DJ Bahler's track as the pseudonym of Walter White – the main character of the show. Having just recently started watching the show, it's a nice change of pace (and quite impressive) hearing snippets of the show theme song, and show quotes, integrated within the mash itself. "Heisenberg" is certainly a testament to Bahler's talent. And speaking of talent, DJ extraordinaire Laidback Luke has also graced us with a mashup consisting of Martin Solveig, Nicky Romero, and Laura La Rue. The mash, titled "Un Deux Night Out Toulouse", sounds extremely capable of carrying any audience in a live setting…so I wouldn't be surprised if this is a track that Laidback Luke drops in his live set.
Other mashes worth noting is the mash done by No Pets Allowed (I liked the pairing of Maroon 5 on top of Dillon Francis with a minor vocal section by Wiz Khalifa), Greg Golterman's "Machine Guns in Your Ear" with that throwback hip-hop sample courtesy of Biggie and that new school flow of J. Cole is fresh as hell, and Blendrix's bootleg mashup of Zedd's "Spectrum" and James Egbert's "Isle of Capri" is a gorgeous example of an A v B electro mashup. Damn it sounds good.
So get to listening, downloading, and enjoy the rest of your Mondays…but more importantly have a great start to the week.