#Mashup Monday - Week 95

#Mashup Monday - Week 95

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!

There's no greater feeling than being recommended a song by a fellow writer/listener because they know what type of tune you enjoy. There's a couple of people who regularly send me material, and 95% of the time they are spot-on with the recommendation. The first track on this list is one such recommendation, coming from fellow EARMILK writer Lindsay Herr. Consisting of an edit that includes Bondax's "All Inside" and a cover by Alice Jemima of Blackstreet's "No Diggity", DJ AA's edit is a sensual and spine-tingling song that hits all the right notes. This has been on repeat for me the past couple of days, and originally posted here.

If you've followed Mashup Monday for awhile, then you're no stranger to the man known as duncan gerow. This time around, we're graced with a combination of Rihanna and Evil Needle culminating in a smooth and hazy track which aptly keeps RiRi's "Pour It Up" title. Evil Needle's "Radiance" provides a backdrop that is perfect for a light smoke session, while Rihanna gives the song an edgier sound with her luscious voice. Having been shouted out by Soulection recently, Gerow is certainly making his name known. Perhaps one of the most aggressive, yet aurally pleasing, mashups on the list is Nate Belasco's pairing of Kanye West and Tame Impala. As Nate says in his Soundcloud description, '"Black Skinhead" sounds eerily similar to Tame Impala's "Elephant". This mashup makes both songs better!" Yes Nate, I completely agree. 

Next, I want to apologize to Mitch Mash for omitting his wonderful "Paradise Lost" mashup. I had meant to post it up last week, but accidentally overlooked it in my 'download' folder. An unfortunate mistake, but one that (thankfully) can be remedied today. The samples used are an eclectic bunch ranging from Daniel Ryan Music, Brand New, some quotations from a minor snippets of Notorious B.I.G., and the artistic inclusion of quotations from Dogma. "Paradise Lost" is stunning with its range of sound, and how it seems to connect you with emotionally. This may not be one that you try to sing along to, or one that just gets stuck in your head; rather it's like a fine wine that you allow to breathe and consume only for special occasions.

For a final suggestion, I recommend taking a listen to an older mashup album that was released the summer of last year. Done by TenDJiz, CommoNasm is an impressive collection of 10 mashups that brings together Common with Nas overlaid on top of Soviet soul and jazz instrumental samples. Not something you'd think about putting together every day, but damn is it done well. That's all for now amigos. Check below for even more mashups, and hit up the comments section with your opinions, suggestions, feedback, etc. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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