Project 46 has had an impressive start to their career and have had an immediate impact in the EDM world.
The duo who JUST released their first track 3 months ago have already seen four Top 5 spots on Hype Machine, an EP in the Top 10 albums on beatport and three Top 5 tracks on iTunes. Pretty impressive to say the least.
Their latest mix- ‘Jigsaw’ samples the haunting voice from the Saw series and once again proves that these guys are onto something big. Throw in a free bootleg of Axwell vs. Coldplay and the title of ‘Rising Star’ is a no brainer.
In between touring, a Las Vegas residency and his weekly Lost World radio show, George Acosta has been giving away some spectacular mashups.
His newest mash ‘Feels Like True Love’ is a 9 minute roller coaster filled with euphoric breakdowns and the signature Michael Woods driving bass line. Throw in some stunning vocals and you have a masterpiece ready to be dropped in your weekend set.
It has been a busy year in the Mashup world to say the least.
As the popularity of the ‘genre’ exploded so did the quality and calibre of mashups. Everybody and their brother went out, bought a mac, downloaded a pirated version of _____ software and began crafting ‘mashups’. Or simply placing vocals over an instrumental.
With the influx of new mashup artists, a divide became apparent. We began seeing more of the Girltalk esq productions with more complicated blending and layering. Thankfully, the bar was raised by guys like D.veloped, R3K and 3LAU (to name a few).
For the sake of this ‘Best Of’ series and my sanity, we have picked our favourite tracks of 2011 based on genres categorized by Beatport. With that being said, our picks are purely based on personal taste and they give remixes the same weight as an original track.
R3K’s ‘remix’ was a aural and viral hit this year. With our beloved Cudder taking a breather this mashup really filled the void and takes the cake for #1 mash of the year.
D.veloped was getting the #2 spot but it was a tough decision on which track. I loved every one of his mashups this year but none got more plays than ‘Throw Some D’s On That Blink’- nostalgia at its best.
The White Panda capitalized on the success of M83’s- Midnight City with the addition of Kanye into the mix. Meanwhile Ken Loi came out of nowhere to create a seamless mashup between Oasis and Pryda which was played out by Tiesto among others.
Pleased to deliver some delectables today just in time for your NYE parties.
Jacob van Hage & Markob27 are back after receiving plenty of support from Tiesto and came equipped with another awesome mashup. The usual mashes from Kaskade, Eddie Thoneick and a great blend from David Puentez… all FREE of course
Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji VS David Guetta ft. Alesso – Titanium Pressure (Jacob van Hage & Markob27 Mashup)
Knife Party vs. Sander Van Doorn- Slap My Internet Friends Up (David Puentez NYE Mash Bootique)
Kaskade vs. Laidback Luke – All That Disaster (Kaskade Mash Up)
Last Friday’s Beef – (Rihanna x Skrillex x Katy Perry & More)
Marco V vs Candi Staton – “You´ve got the Reaver” (Eddie Thoneick Bootleg)
Adele – Rolling In The Deep Adele – Someone Like You Black Eyed Peas – Just Can’t Get Enough Bruno Mars – Grenade Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song Britney Spears – Till The World Ends Cee Lo Green – F* You Enrique Iglesias – Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You) Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks Jennifer Lopez – On The Floor Jeremih feat. 50 cent – Down On Me Katy Perry – Firework Katy Perry – E.T. Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) Lady Gaga – Born This Way LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger Nicki Minaj – Super Bass OneRepublic – Good Life Pink – Raise Your Glass Pitbull – Give Me Everything Rihanna – S&M Rihanna – We Found Love
It’s crazy to see the explosion of mashups. I blame the radio… and technology. We are in a day and age where impatience shines and a song becomes ‘old’ in a days time.
So what satisfies both these issues? Blend multiple songs together to create something new and creative. While many mashups fall short of creating something with staying power, there are a few trusted artists that we can rely on. One of those artists is Mashup Germany.
Behold the anticipated ‘Top Of The Pops’ which brings together the year’s biggest hits into a four minute segment.
Throughout the duration of a song your mind can go through a variety of emotions. From happy to sad to angry there is no limit to what music can do to our brains.
In the short period between 1:45-2:45 of this crazy bootleg from Mikael Weermets, my level of motivation and energy went from 0 to tipping the scales. This is a perfect floor filler/workout song or just plain motivation to get up in the morning. Must be played LOUD!
I don’t know how this one slipped threw the cracks but thankfully we didn’t completely miss the boat on Project 46. The Canadian duo have released some excellent mashups and tore up the Hype Machine charts last week with their two new original tracks.
But this mashup takes the cake for me. I wasn’t a huge fan of Hardwell’s ‘Cobra’ but with the addition of ‘Everything is gonna be Alright’ this is a biggg big tune. Find plenty more HERE.
Hardwell vs Red Carpet – Cobra is Gonna Be Alright (Project 46 Mashup)
Vico Ono always strikes when the irons hot and with the success of Childish Gambino’s latest album i’d say this is perfect timing. He takes the standout track ‘Bonfire’ and mixes it with the always pleasant instrumental from ‘Under The Bridge’.
Download ‘Bonfire Under The Bridge’ below and head over to Vico Ono’s Soundcloud page for many more mashups.
Childish Gambino vs. Red Hot Chili Peppers- Bonfire Under The Bridge (Vico Ono Mashup)
My apologies, I had planned to bring this to you last night but completely forgot when I got home from work and never got back to my computer.
This is another great mashup from DJ Stroke, but would you expect anything less? This tune features aspects from Feed Me, Nero, Newton, Skrillex and Kaskade. Now my knowledge on these artists is slightly lacking so I wouldn’t be able to tell you which artists add which part to the song, but I’m sure The Conductor would be able to and he will love this track.
Check out the stream and download link below. Download it while you still can.
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