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.
First off, I want to take a moment to reflect back on the passing of Adam Yauch aka MCA. Beastie Boys have been pioneers within the music scene, and the death of Adam shall surely be felt across genres. Having endured a 3 year battle with cancer, I hope that his family and bandmates were able to enjoy the final moments of Adam's life. My condolences to Adam's family and close friends, but his legacy shall not be forgotten.
Now to get Mashup Monday started this week, I'm going to tag in D.veloped and his "Totally Recalled (Vocal Edit)." With a variety of vocal samples ranging from Lil Jon and The Eastside Boys to Nirvana to Outkast to The Beastie Boys (yes, this mash was completed before the passing of MCA), D.veloped gives us a track that employs Flosstradamus' trap music expertly. Don't know what it is about D.veloped's vocal edits but I have yet to be disappointed. Subsequently, The Hood Internet chooses to use the chill, and somewhat haunting, melody of Purity Ring's "Obedear" with A$AP Rocky's "Peso." Both tracks are extremely complementary and on point, resulting in a perfect track that would pair well with more illicit actions...cough cough.
If you're looking for more festival tracks, then I would recommend you check out HOHME's "Eagle Eyes" as well as Sean Johnson's "Enter My Amazing Bouncing Road." They both certainly have that house-festival type sound that slowly builds up in tempo before sending you into a minor frenzy with the electro-synth drop. If you're looking for more unique sounding mashes, then I would recommend checking out Frail Limb Purity's "Alexandra Stan v. The Glitch Mob & Beats Antique" as well as DJ Bahler's "Yellow Musik" remash. As soon as I heard the sax on top of Glitch Mob, my attention was fully focused on the track. It's certainly not something I would expect to work well, but FLP does great work with this track. And Bahler does what he always does - combining samples into something that transcends each original song. I've heard your complaints about Lil Wayne, but even I have to applaud and commend Bahler for giving Weezy an artistic touch. Talented is the only description that I can give Bahler at this point.
But check out the rest of the tracks and let me know what you think. And make sure you send support to The Beastie Boys during this tough time, and give the artists below some love via their FB pages and all that jazz.