mashups ~ electro/pop bastards

  • Quote from lj;27683

    yeah i remember the whitney houston one.
    but let's be honest - mash ups must be the worst trend in music of the last 10 years (next to electroclash). :D

    thats right. not many make sense...
    often the harmonies don't really fit together too well.

    there was another one i liked ...mashing up
    Paul Hardcastle "19" and Michael/Janet Jackson "Scream". ;D
    but the youtube video is blocked in germany now.

  • Quote from elektroakust.;28160

    thats right. not many make sense...
    often the harmonies don't really fit together too well.

    there was another one i liked ...mashing up
    Paul Hardcastle "19" and Michael/Janet Jackson "Scream". ;D
    but the youtube video is blocked in germany now.


    [YT]n7-cdmZJxDo[/YT]
    ...but i too think that mash ups suck...

  • i only see this:

    german ip addresses are blocked from lots of videos
    because of youtube's ongoing conflict with the
    GEMA (german performance/airplay rights organisation).


    (i don't remember this one too well... could be a corrupt memory :ugly:)

  • omg that :D 19/scream is wicked ;D

    This one's not electro but I think it's a classic:

    [YT]zFUOVAEF9l8[/YT]

    I'm gonna have to dig up some dope electro beatzzz...

    Here's one from Hollertronix (I guess it's more like a remix/video mash up):

    [YT]G9XhVEyiqbw[/YT]

    I keep finding Michael Jackson mash ups!

  • Not a fan of any of these personally. Even if there isn't any nasty key clashes, the melodies don't sit right with each other, and some of them don't even sound that well synced.

    So a mashup is taking 2 perfectly great tunes, and combining them to create a dull and lifeless recording that doesn't sound natural ? ???

  • of course nothing beats the original electro tracks...
    i rate (the few good) mashups more like good dj mixing...

    @The Force... have you checked the first two?
    keys and melodies fit quite good there i think, thats why i like them.

  • Quote from elektroakust.;29303


    @The Force... have you checked the first two?
    keys and melodies fit quite good there i think, thats why i like them.


    The Kraftwerk/ Timbaland one sits ok, but the first one just kills the original Whitney tune. It's supposed to be an uplifting experience, yet against the monotonous drone of that one sample at the same pitch it has turned 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' into something dreary, depressing, dark, and so far removed from what the lyrics are trying to convey that it becomes irrelevant. :cylon:

    It's a shame, as the loop they've nicked from Cookie Crew's 'I got to Keep On' is a killer. I just don't like the end result. :(

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