Just Go With It is another standard Hollywood romantic comedy with the occasional Sandler wit, but one thing that sets it apart, in particularly, is the well done mashups that play throughout the film.
I’ve collected five to share with you, although they aren’t the mastered versions. According to Party Ben, who put together two of the five mashups, Sony has no plans on releasing them, yet. But he mentioned that if we get enough hype going it may just happen. So hit up the comments below and let’s get this going. In the meantime, here are some quality mashup songs/videos and a little story on how this all came about.
I had the chance to sit down with one of the most featured mashup artists on here, DOSVEC, and pick at his brain a little. With the questions below, I wanted to get an introduction on how he went about mashing up tracks. Then we go into his upcoming mixtape, Glimpses, set to release in just under two weeks (May 23).
Make sure to check out the Q&A and if you have any further questions hit it up in the comments below and hopefully we can get him to answer some more! Also, check out one track off Glimpses, “Nelly Furtado vs Florence & The Machine”, an exclusive for just you all!
First thing that popped in my head when listening to Hooky’s newest track, “R K’d”, was right before the build up, the “pops” sounded so much like Mario jumping straight outta Super Mario Bros. 2 (specifically that one for some reason). Then shortly after (well, it was a bit longer), I realized that “R K’d” is “arcade” – I’m a little slow, I know.
But other than that dumb witted thought, “R K’d” is another fresh dubstep mind melter from the Hookster. My favorite track from his will probably always be his remix of “Make You Pop”, it really solified my appreciation for dubstep, but it’s nice to know he doesn’t always have to rely on remixes and, more importantly, he can actually pull off something on his own.
Edit: shot Hooky an email about the Mario thang and he made the sound all on his own (damn!)
More importantly, as “Dan the man” pointed out, wait for the second drop – one of the best I’ve heard in a while.
This week it was my turn to pick/host the Monday Mixer, in which a bunch of blogs get together and each submits a track based on that week’s theme. I decided to go with a “dubstep remix” theme because of my growing interest in dubstep, one I’m still trying to figure out myself.
When I picked the theme, I thought I was going to get a lot of submissions that, honestly, I wouldn’t enjoy. The internet, more specifically SoundCloud, has been plagued by a shitload of beyond ellaborate, gaudy attempts at dubstep. But to my surprise, not only are there a handful of well-chosen, tasteful remixes, but styles of dubstep I haven’t got into myself. From a more downtempo vibe to a Pretty Lights hit, this is a diverse mix that you all better enjoy ’cause I wanna look good for these blogs ;) enjoy!
I initially chalked this off as just another Mike Posner remix and didn’t think much of it. Coming back to it I realize the little things that make it something worth checking out.
What I like about Anarbor’s remix of “Cooler Than Me” really has nothing to do with Posner’s part at all – Slade Echeverria’s vocals are what really got me interested in this after a few listens. I really wasn’t feeling the rock vibe at first, but warmed up to it once I started paying attention to Slade’s vocals. It could’ve easily been just a rock cover, but the group throws in Posner’s vocals, giving it a nice touch.
First caught Beautiful Confusion’s remix of Blue Foundation’s “Eyes on Fire” on Dirty Mexican Lemonade and thought I should see if there were any other good remixes out there. There were quite a few to choose from, including one by Zeds Dead, but these two were by far my favorite.
Beautiful Confusion’s gets the gold star for this one. He blends those dreamy pop vocals from Blue Foundation’s original nicely into a dubstep tune out.
Not the biggest Katy Perry fan, but what doesn’t Coyote Kisses do right I just wish one time I could say, “no! I’m not posting this shit” (that’s what I was hoping with this). But these god damn coyote munchers do it right every damn time… even with Katy Perry, no less. My only criticism with this “Teenage Dream” remix is its length – it could’ve been built up into one hell of a rager, but right when I get my chops wet it’s all over with.
One last thing, sack it up and come out with an EP already!
Lincoln Lawyer is kinda like a newage Primal Fear with a few more twists and a happy ending we’ve grown to accept in movies nowadays (for better or worse). But I’m not here to talk about the film, as good as it was I gotta rep its well picked soundtrack.
The first track to catch my attention was Gangstarr’s “Moment of Truth”. I love when movies put in some quality hip-hop, and although there were some good tracks before this in the movie, Guru’s smooth vocals really brought me to attention – he’s got one real memorable voice. But one track, even more than Gangstarr’s, sealed the deal and made sure I featured the Lincoln Lawyer soundtrack.
Appo has redone this classic to a newage/downtempo vibe. It’s a fresh take that’s perfect for a nice warm/sunny day. My only criticism is its long intro, lasting for just around four minutes. However, the beat is still a chill & relaxing set up for Bread’s beautiful vocals.
Also had to point out how much it reminds me of something DJ Frane would sample. Make it about 5x trippier and it could (puff puff) pass.
Half way through this damn post I find out that LooseL!ps already posted it like centuries ago. I thought I was gonna be the hip/cool cat that got this out there :(
Well, I’ll post it anyway – love me some 80’s synth-pop and Boy and Bear’s vocals are mixed in nicely. I guess this is another lesson in organizing my music/being more timely with my posts. I’ll learn some day…