Mashup Artist Mix to Shake Up Your Day
Let's face it, doing cubicle work or any other type of mundane activity -- like dusting, laundry, writing blogs -- really sucks. It's one of those things where Facebook-creeping feels like a better option (it's not, btw).
But when it's time crunch at your job, you need creative energy to fuel you through whatever boring shit it is that you're doing. And Facebook ain't cutting it. What better genre of music to fill you with life than the mashup? These are artists in a constant state of movement. What follows are a couple of mashup musicians that will make your grind that much easier to endure.
6. Girl Talk
Born Gregg Gillis, this Pitttsburg native is a biomedical research engineer by day and a mashup DJ god by night. Taking overplayed Top 10 hits of one genre and mixing it with other overplayed Top 10 hits of another genre, Girl Talk makes songs that you hate into ones that jam.
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Take this song as an example: "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson is actually cool again thanks to Mr. Gillis.
D.veloped's "quote" on Facebook is "I'm really good at liberating your pleasure wave." And liberate he does! By including movie sound bites in tunes -- like Dumb and Dumber's state trooper scene in the song "Womb Raider" -- D.veloped gives himself an extra cinematic edge over other artists. His influences are as diverse as his music, and include Quentin Tarantino and Dave Chappelle.
Who says Disney can't be cool? Bitches love Disney, and so does djDOYOU! By laying down G-Rated movie soundtracks and placing rap's biggest artists over it, djDOYOU creates an orgasmic reincarnation of Walt's cinematic masterpieces. We guarantee you won't look at the Lion King the same way after watching this clip.
3. Super Mash Bros
Members include Nicolas Fenmore and Dick Fink, but on Facebook they're referred to as Nick and Dick, which is preferred since it's more catchy, and the whole phallic thing is funny.
Their record label description is: "Yeah, they don't really appreciate what we are doing." It's pretty apparent the duo's got gusto and a "don't give a fuck" MO. Plus their album titles are pretty bad ass: Fuck Bitches, Get Euros, All About the Scrillions, Miley High Club, and Pure Fix Mix.
2. DJ Earworm
The best part of DJ Earworm is how he mashes his lyrics to create funny scenarios.
Take his most recent song "United State of Pop 2013 (Shine Brighter Tonight)" as an example. The lyric "And I can't believe you don't know/which way is right, which way is wrong/and you should know that" comes from a variety of places. The first portion of the song derives from One Direction's "Beautiful," the second from Alex Clare's "Too Close," and the third from Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." Unlike Girl Talk's selection of Top 10 singles from any era, DJ Earthworm's selections orbit around the same years of release. Nonetheless, it's some golden stuff.
1. Bonus White Panda
White Panda is proof that procrastination can get you far. Procrast (Tom Evans) and DJ Griffi (Dan Griffith) are long time friends that discovered a common interest: Both created mashups as a way to procrastinate in college when attending in 2008. Fast forward a year later, and White Panda's first single was released. Check out their newest single which dropped just a few weeks ago.
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