Monday, April 28, 2008

Music Mashups

I have always been one to enjoy a remix of a song. Hearing the variations and layers mixed in with the familiar song is a sure way to listening enjoyment.
A relatively new mix item called the mashup is king of the remix, blending two or sometimes more songs together. I first learned of this about 3 years ago (2005) from an instructor I had in grad school, from a blog post of his. Ted Gracyk teaches Philosophy for MSUM and does scholarly work related to art and music ( author of Listening to Music (Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Led Zeppelin) and others.
(Check Ted's What I'm Listening To blog..always wished it had samples)
Since then the mash up has Taken off!
A couple of favorites:
Combine Star Wars music and DANCE music by DJ PartyBen

And Funky Goes to Hollywood by Dj Earworm