5 favourite mash-ups (with download links)

OK, so I was just discussing mash-ups with someone, and though the genre (or practice) of mash-ups is old and tired and done to death, by its very nature it can be limitlessly inventive. Over the years, I’ve heard some frankly awe-inspiring incongruities, and here are just a few of the ones I’ve loved best.

1. Nine Inch Nails – Hand That Feeds / Ghostbusters Theme

This was created by Nathan Chase for a fan remix project

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Somebodies I used to know

Star Wars That I Used To Know still from youtube

I don’t normally have a music post on a Sunday, but today I’ll make an exception, since it falls more into the “parody” frame of things. A few days back I linked to a Star Wars spoof of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know, and since then, spoofs have – as Wally “Gotye” De Backer puts it – taken over their own area of the internet. Thus inspired, Wally cut together the various covers, parodies and spoofs himself to create a “remix”, which he has now uploaded onto Youtube. He claims to have been directly inspired by Kutiman’s Thru-You project, which similarly creates collage mash-ups out of Youtube videos.  Continue reading

#musicmonday – Iron Maiden vs Dhoom 2

Yeah, only a day late, I know!

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According to my pal Fred:

The mashup is actually Wax Audio’s follow-up to Maiden Goes to Hollywood, a different mashup they did of Relax and The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, on an all-Maiden mashup album called Number of the Bootz.

More info here: http://www.mashuptown.com/number_of_da_boots_album.html

Here are the original tracks:

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