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 your 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!
After a great weekend, it always seems as though Monday comes quicker than expected and with it bringing the "joys" of work, school, and other "fun" activities. However, a plethora of 20 mashups and a full album stream courtesy of my boy Bruneaux will make any Monday bearable. Starting off with a creative mashup by The Hood Internet, "Suit and Commercial" combines two of the current most talked about artists – Justin Timberlake and Daft Punk. If you haven't heard of JT's "Suit & Tie" or that Daft Punk is poised to release another album this coming Spring, then you've been (unfortunately) living under a rock. However, the duo that is The Hood Internet whip up a fun and fresh mash that should easily garner you some musical credibility among your friends.
Another mashup of note is g4gorilla's "Here I Go Again With Zina" that had me smiling from the get-go. It's a mashup that seemingly wouldn't cause you to move your body, but before you know it you're bobbing your head, tapping your feet, and snapping your fingers in unison with the beat. With an upbeat remix of Babylone's "Zina" done DJ S!dox, "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake provides a surprisingly appropriate vocal pairing. Continuing on, we have 2 mashups given to us by DJ Topsider. "Expensive Taste" is a 1 v 1 mashup giving Angel Haze the nod on top of Jackal's "Bounce", creating a catchy and hard hitting mash. The second is "Twerk" which utilizes samples from Diplo to Nicki Minaj to Alesia & DJ Snake. I'm not completely sold on Nicki's vocal sample, but one can't deny the creativeness of the mash…and that's why I'm an ever-increasing fan of Topsider.
Finally, I want to go back to Bruneaux's Creature of Habit album. If you remember his Pure Magic album from a year ago, then you know that Bruneaux is a avid lover of multi-sample tracks. Creature of Habit does nothing to break that habit, and more importantly a habit that Bruneaux does well. With 262 samples spread out over only 10 tracks, you're in store to be educated on a variety sample pairings and most certainly going to hear music manipulated in a manner that you could never even imagine. So do yourself a favor and press play on not only the album, but the rest of the tracks below.