2013-06-17T21:35:05-04:00 2013-06-17T21:33:21-04:00

#Mashup Monday - Week 92

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!

Last week, we had B.I.M.A, a 11-track mashup album that focused on Bon Iver samples. This week, the major mashup album we're featuring is from the talented duo known as The White Panda. Releasing a new album just this past week, titled Bearly Legal, they've recreated their identifiable style of pairing 2-3 samples from section to section resulting in a catchy, summer-vibing, 5th full length album. Consisting of 33 tracks totaling just under 55 minutes of non-stop music, The White Panda continue to solidify their mainstay presence among college-age students. While the transitions from track to track aren't the smoothest I've heard, there are still some bona-fide hits littered within the album including personal favorites "Sexual Rollin'", "Firefly", "A Night Out Flying", and "Cooler Than Latch". As an added bonus, The White Panda has given us their glory-filled rendition of Rihanna paired over Game of Thrones' epic theme song as the first full-length single from Bearly Legal.

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Next up, come the individual tracks. We got some fresh names in this list as I tried to expand my database of artists...leading me to come across Johnny MashitFlashardDJ Rick Lee and others. Johnny Mashit integrates Alt-J's impressive "Breezeblocks" with Coldplay's easily recognizable "Fix You" resulting in a lovely re-interpretation of Coldplay's sleepy original. Alt-J's drumwork really seems to carry Chris Martin's vocals at just the right pace before it settles down into a measured tempo. Definitely grab this track for your collection.

Download: Johnny Mashit - Fix the Breezeblocks (Alt-J x Colpdplay)

DJ Rick Lee, on the other hand, takes us back in time with a variety of samples that seem to have no cohesive nature just looking at the sample list. However, once the Bee Gees "Stayin' Alive" instrumental starts to reverberate while Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust" is playing, one knows that the track is going to be interesting. And not to disappoint, Lee greets us with the likes of Will Smith2 In A Room, and Mike G & Sven...an eclectic selection but they flow well. So if you're looking for a multi-mash that will (pleasantly) surprise you, look no further. If you're looking for a more modern multi-mash, then take a listen to AG128ET's "Let The Good Times Roll" as it is filled with more radio-friendly artists. Structured right, and with a keen detail to making the vocals flow better from verse to verse/artist to artist, AG128ET created a successful mash.

Download: DJ Rick Lee - Brooklyn 2 (Queen x Chic x Diana Ross x Will Smith x Nightcrawlers + 6 Others)

Download: AG128ET - Let The Good Times Roll (Jessie J x Carly Rae Jepsen x P!nk x Flo Rida x Calvin Harris x Ne-Yo x Maroon 5 x Selena Gomez x Taylor Swift x One Direction)

Finally, the last 2 tracks that I want to highlight is from the aforementioned Flashard, and Rhythm Scholar's "Don't Stop The Party". Flashard takes Iyaz's "Replay", you know that 2010 infectious summer track, and lays its vocals over Ed Sheeran's "The A-Team". The result is a far cry from the more personal and intimate feel of Sheeran's original, but Iyaz surprisingly doesn't detract from this sound too much. There is an uptick in the emotion as Iyaz's vocals are more simplistic and more poppy, but "The Replay Team" was enjoyable. Likewise, Rhythm Scholar takes radio-friendly (and music killer?) Pitbull and puts him on top of a plethora of funky sounding tracks. Thankfully, Rhythm Scholar is educated enough to know to keep Pitbull in a more supporting role (he even put out a remix with no Pitbull) as the focal point of the mashup seems to be the fluidity of the instrumental samples.

Download: DJ Flashard - The Replay Team (Ed Sheeran x Iyaz)

Download: Rhythm Scholar - Don't Stop The Party (Rhythm Scholar Razzle Dazzle Remix) [Pitbull x Brick x Toots and the Maytals x Doug Lazy x Lou Donaldson x The Temptations x Lightnin' Rod)

Hit up the comments below with your feedback and with any additional artists that you think I may have missed/are worth listening to. And let me know what you think EARMILK should do for Mashup Monday's upcoming 100th edition!

Download: G3RSt- Hollabeck Girl (Gwen Stefani x Beck)

Download: MashMike - Jimmy's Humps (Parov Stelar x The Black Eyed Peas x Sam and The Womp x Ice MC)

Download:Earlvin14 - Rock My DNA (One Direction x Little Mix)

Download: DJ Topsider - Bounce (Major Lazer, Bruno Mars, Tyga, & 2 Chainz x LOUDPVCK & JACKAL)

Download: S.I.R. - Scream & Shout (That's the Treasure) (will.I.Am & Britney Spears x Bruno Mars)

Download: chocomang - Heres To Never Die Young (Ke$ha x Avril Lavigne)

Download: Elocnep - Give Life Back To Rapper's Delight (Daft Punk x Sugarhill Gang)

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8 years ago

That's cool that people are still doing shitty mashups.

Ricky Cervantes
Ricky Cervantes
8 years ago
Reply to  Dick

that's cool that dudes like you are still listening to them.

8 years ago

Great couple of gems to throw in as summer bangers! Thanks for another solid week!

8 years ago

"take radio-friendly (and music killer?) Pitbull" hahaha yes, thank you!
As always, solid tracks this week Gutz. I really liked "Diamond Thrones" but "Give Life Back To Rapper's Delight" is hands down the mashup of the week in my opinion. I'm just waiting for the onslaught of RAM remixes/covers/mashups. A Random Access Memories themed Mashup Monday would be pretty amazing.

Léo Cochina
Léo Cochina
8 years ago

You are still doing an amazing job gutz, thank you !

8 years ago

I found Barely Legal amazing, one of the best hip/hop/top40/ pop-culture mixes I've heard in a long time. I hardly noticed any of the less than desirable transitions that Gutz talked about, but even the poorer transitions were clearly due to track splitting as I think this was intende to be multi track (and WP even released them separated. Good find BTW Gutz, this made my day, man. Thanks

8 years ago
Reply to  Jadz

Couldn't agree more. I've come back to this MM to listen to it a couple of times now. Move over Girl Talk, it's time for White Pandas time in the mashup spotlight.