Musical Mashed Potatoes!
September 17, 2011 6:25 PM   Subscribe

Looking for some great music mashups!

Recently, it's like listening to mashups is almost -better- than listening to the original songs.

Snowflake: While I do mashups featuring Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, etc., don't feel limited by whether they're popular songs or not.
Also, the better, more complex mashups are great! Too many mashups are just some song laid over the Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" super long intro, which is just boring.

I've also recently been listening to mashups from other countries such as:
Super Junior SHINee | Bonamana Lucifer Remix / Mashup
Remix - Hot K-pop 2010 - Special Mashup by DJ Masa (30 songs in one) [MV]

So feel free to recommend whatever! I prefer faster paced stuff, admittedly, and I LOVE it when completely different genres are thrown together. Hit me!
posted by DisreputableDog to Media & Arts (20 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Virtually every mash up by The Hood Internet is pure gold.
posted by telegraph at 6:34 PM on September 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

My favourite mashups are both from MeFi Music.

Favourite fast one: East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94's This is Why I'm Fantastic.

Favourite slow one: Milkman Dan's I'm Still Wishing.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 6:35 PM on September 17, 2011

I asked a more specific version of this question here. Enjoy!
posted by i_am_a_fiesta at 6:37 PM on September 17, 2011

You know about Girl Talk, right?
posted by gnutron at 6:49 PM on September 17, 2011

I really don't think it gets better than this mash-up.
posted by joeyjoejoejr at 6:56 PM on September 17, 2011

Fela Soul, Ghostfunk, Blendapella, Blue Eyes Meets Bed-Stuy, Special Gunpowder, The Grey Album, Uneasy Listening...

There have been lots of questions along these lines before. Checking tags and reading old posts would probably be worthwhile.
posted by box at 7:00 PM on September 17, 2011

I LOVE it when completely different genres are thrown together.

The Strokes vs Christina Aguilera - A Stroke of Genie-us
posted by John Cohen at 7:03 PM on September 17, 2011

Search for 2 Many DJs - As Heard On Radio Soulwax on torrent sites -- there are like 7 CDs, and they're all amazing. They pretty much invented the mashup, and did it better than anyone else.
posted by empath at 7:08 PM on September 17, 2011

DJ Earworm for pure poppy goodness
posted by pised at 7:09 PM on September 17, 2011

Check out Super Mash Bros! I really liked their first album (Fuck Bitches, Get Euros) but wasn't feeling their second one as much. Both are available for download here:
posted by jameslavelle3 at 7:21 PM on September 17, 2011

Bootie Blog.
posted by zengargoyle at 8:50 PM on September 17, 2011

I am still terribly fond of the Kleptones' A Night at the Hip-Hopera, though it's seven years old. You've got to not mind their using the Beasties oeuvre as a go-to source of samples, though.
posted by mumkin at 10:27 PM on September 17, 2011

Seconding empath's rec of soulwax; they're amazing. Can't wait to see them next month!

Also, "Live in LA" (.zip download from artist's site) by Z-Trip, because seriously... it is rad as hell and really lets the source tracks mesh and work together, to excellent effect. He mixes together Tool w/ Outkast, Janis Joplin w/ DJ Shadow... etc. Lot's of great stuff there. And it was all live on vinyl... pre-serato. Amazing. (I feel like I bring him up every chance I get; sorry if I sound like a broken record! It is really great! I'm just a happy fan!)
posted by raihan_ at 11:07 PM on September 17, 2011

yes to the kleptones. I've been listening to Uptime/Downtime a lot recently.

And the band that never gets mentioned enough: Negativland.
posted by chbrooks at 11:30 PM on September 17, 2011

I LOVE it when completely different genres are thrown together.

Bringing together two things that really aren't meant to be put together: "Cooking by the Book" A Lil' Bigger Mix by Mastgrr. Wrong & great.
posted by bjrn at 4:33 AM on September 18, 2011

Also, some seconding: The Kleptones, The Hood Internet, Negativland (extra nice if you want some historical perspective). And 2 Many DJs are nice, but much (but certainly not all) of what they do veers into mixtape territory rather than mashing up.
posted by bjrn at 4:36 AM on September 18, 2011

Kutiman makes some awesome video and music mashups. Be sure to see them all on youtube. The video is put together completely from existing youtube video. The guy's amazing!
posted by konig at 10:50 AM on September 18, 2011

Yes, Uptime/Downtime is amazing, as is Cracked Pepper, an album-length mashup of Sergeant Pepper's. Great production throughout, and contains some real gems.
posted by jeffj at 11:49 AM on September 18, 2011

Oh! And Nick Nice has 5 dj mixes of classic mashups on his podcast feed, Frooty Booty 1 through Frooty Booty 5. So much great stuff in there.
posted by jeffj at 11:58 AM on September 18, 2011

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